Murray Hill East Suites
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Agustina stayed here on Jul 4, 2011 during their trip titled: Agustina's Great Adventure.
... be on-the-beaten-track tourism, but, in New York at least, the result is the same as for sweat-of-their-brows tramping around doing off-the beaten-track tourism. Off the beaten track or on the beaten track, the Mr Henry Institute is firmly outcome-focussed, especially if it means less walking. Doubledecker buses are good to get a feel for the place, and since New York is but colour and movement, a feel is all you need.
We did the Downtown Loop, the Uptown Loop, the ...
... went to M&M's World, which was amazing! There was more kinds of M&M's there than I had ever thought of, and I filled a bag with $25 worth lol! So worth it hehe! We met up with Cat, Lisa, Jaime, Evan, T and Laura for a quick dinner. Kristy is joining them for a comedy show, but I'm heading to Soho with Lizzy and Sabrina soon for my new tattoo :D so excited for that and to see even more of New York over the next few days! Loving this amazing city already ...
... it firsthand. We then went to meet Amanda's friend Donovan after having a little look inside Grand Central Station which was cool, and grabbed some lunch with him at a proper American family restaurant called 'Juniors'. I had a nice cheeseburger with onion rings the size of donuts! Good thing I'm staying healthy out here. Donovan then walked with us to the City-sights NY tour bus and we said goodbye before going onto ...
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Murray Hill East Suites ofrece un muy buen servicio al cliente, tanto como de atencion, como de limpieza. Las suites son amplias, cómodas y muy bien equipadas. Un dato para destacar es su buena ubicacion, ya que se encuentra a solo tres cuadras de la Grand Central Station, y tambien cuenta con un supermercado y varios restaurants en sus alrededores. Finalmente, se encuentra en una zona muy tranquila de Manhattan, donde usted puede descansar tranquilo sin los molestos ruidos de Times Square.
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I am currently staying at this hotel. Here's the run down. DO NOT stay here if the following is important to you: 1. Internet - None and the phone line pulls a 21.1 connection 2. Unlimited phone calls/talk or dial up - .15 a minute... period 3. Modern furnishings - I think the decor is from the early 80's ...
We've loved this place for years
We've been coming to the Murray Hill East Suites for years and generally stay for at least a week at a time. Our most recent visit in January, 2004 was one of the best ever. The rate was excellent and while the room we requested was not available, we were given a better one bedroom suite. The staff is very pleasant. The location is not touristy. One feels as though NYC is "home" with the local dry cleaner, hairdresser, 24 hour grocery and bar (at the Kitano Hotel - highly recommended). Even though the people we visit in the area are moving to Brooklyn, we will continue to make the Murray Hill our headquarters when we are in New York.
It's really a good deal
The suite is much better than we expected. When we entered the suite, my boyfriend said "let's move in here!" The rooms here are big, and have kitcken and cooking stuff. Servicemen are nice. I'll definitely go there again next time.
Got the room through priceline for our stay in August, happended to be during the black out! We lucked out and got a VERY nice suite on the top floor (that's 15 flights w/o elevator access & power)! But even this was fun because the staff was really friendly and the hotel environment was great for our first time to New York! Good location, we had an amazing balcony & view of the Empire State Building. Highly recommended!!!!
A pleasant surpise!
We booked a room here through priceline and didn't know what to expect.
We were pleasantly surprised by the great location, good clean rooms, and friendly staff. We stayed for 5 days and would definitely stay here again in the future. I would recommend it to travelers on a budget and who don't want to be in the middle of Times Square. Simply put... a great place for the price and location!
Good deal for decent room
This is a good space if you just need a place to stay in NYC. The room I had was very spacious and decently clean. However, I wouldn't stay here if I was looking for a nice or special weekend away. It's obvious the couch and chair are outdated. I wouldn't use the bedspead, but then again, there are few places that I would. While there was a doorman, service wasn't particularly noteworthy. At check-in, I wasn't even asked if I needed help with my bags. I didn't mind too much since I wasn't expecting first class service. Nevertheless, the suites definitely exceeded my expectations for a 2 star hotel. I Pricelined this room and got it for $90 a night from 10/28-10/31.
The Murray Hill East if very accomodating, especially if you are traveling with your family. Spacious living room with dining table, pull out sofa bed, cable tv and plenty of sitting area. The bedroom is a seperate, large room. The bath was very clean and modern, except you might bring your own hairdryer. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a fullsize refrigerator. The elevators ran slow but that never was a real problem for us. It is walking distance to the Empire State Bldg and there was never a problem hailing a cab from this location. The staff was courteous. New York is not for the faint of heart so don't expect southern hospitality. Soak up the sights but be prepared for crowds and standing in line. The hotel is a cab ride to Theatre District and Times Sq/Central Park. But none of our taxis were more than $7.00. Good first trip to NYC. Will go back and probably stay at the same hotel with senior class trip.....
The rooms are kind of smelly...like old socks, ciggarette butts, and terrible cuisine
well, the hotel isn't really that nice. the rooms have an older (but not charming) 70's feeling. staying at this hotel made me realize how happy i am that the 70's are 30+ years behind us. the front desk staff is awesome, but the hotel is a major bummer. i wouldn't stay there again. -bill hickey, kansas
Being a native New Yorker, I need get to the city at least once a year, so I've stayed at many hotels in Manhattan. I must say that Murray Hill East Suites was the best choice I have made in recent years. The price was fantastic, I had a full kitchen, spacious bedroom and a lovely livingroom/diningroom.(Hint: microwave available means you need to ask for one. Wish I'd known that).The staff was courteous and very helpful. The doorman rarely left his post. I was able to walk to the fireworks on the east river in less than 5 minutes.For the first time in years I spent time on the east side. There are a lot of interesting places that I usually overlook. I never stayed so close to the river before because of the mistaken notion that I'd be 'too far' from the hubbub'. I enjoyed my stay this year and saved a lot of money compared with other years. I would highly recommend this hotel
Booked this hotel through Priceline for May 26-31, 2003 for $85 dollars per night. Pleasantly surprised at historic quaint neighborhood it is located in. Just 4 blocks from Grand Central Station. Lots of small restaurants and grocery, convenience, etc. in the area. The hotel: nice lobby complete with doorman. Check in took too long. The suite was an oversized hotel room with a miniscule kitchen (small refrig and smaller oven and a coffeemaker with a sink) and the smallest hotel bathroom I have ever been in. The bathroom had a very nice bathtub and good hot water but the sink was a simple vanity and there was nowhere to put any toiletries or a place to lay out clothes, towels, etc. There was also a slight step up into the bathroom which took some getting used to. The beds and linens were of medium quality; not the Marriott but Doubletree like. The AC was non-existent. If you are thinking of booking this in the summer FORGET IT. We had three large windows which we kept open at all times and it was very nice but - temps were in the 55-74 degree range. During the summer you would fry in this room. In the winter there is no heat either so consider that. Housekeeping was very good and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I would stay again in the spring or fall, it was the perfect location for touring NYC. Kim