Murray Hill East Suites
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMurray Hill East Suites New York City
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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Historical Traveler Reviews Murray Hill East Suites New York City
Hard to rate... The good and bad.
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 ...
it's almost back in style, modern retro, loads of chrome, good enough shape, though.
4. Concierge services STAY HERE if the following is important to you: 1. Room, plenty of it, too! We have a full 1 bedroom apt with a large patio overlooking 38th St.
2. If you like to feel like you are staying in a residential building.
3. Need a decent clean place in Midtown for very little $$ 4. Are fed up with being nickled and dimed with tips at other hotels (but be sure to tip the cute Polish doorman when you arrive and leave) 5. Like NO snobbery... zippo, none
I am used to 4 and 5 star hotels. I just could not pass up the deal here, less than 100.00 for a business trip that was hard to justify without it! I will not stay here again for business. I need better business services. But it is perfectly fine for those on vacation trying to save $$$
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.
Murray Hill East truly is a "suite" deal......
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
Best Place to Stay
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
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... had dinner with Jarkkos friends, really nice :)
The next day we changed hotel, again, now we're living at Hampton Inn at Time Square, with view of Empire State Building. After walking in the closest area we met up Yuval who showed us around the city. He took us to one of his favorite rooftop bars - Le Bain.
Suuuupernice view and atmosphere and the weather was perfect! I will return there at some point ...
... York. Got off at Penn Station and walked the short distance to the Hotel Indigo. Nice little hotel south of midtown in Chelsea. After we'd settled in, we walked up to Times Square and bought tickets for the nights performance of Jersey Boys.....just two tickets as I have about as much interest in musicals as....well as much interest as any sane person would have watching people randomly breaking out int to song and dance while ...
... and she stopped momentarily for musicals, 9/11 tours and the Planetarium at the Natural History Museum. I often wonder what she'll remember of NYC in years to come...
I guess my highlights were ;
- Watching the girls do a treasure hunt through Lady Liberty with passion & energy and then thoroughly embrace Ellis Island and its rich history;
- Seeing them recognise the sombre tone of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and ...
... off to Madison Square Garden to watch the NY Knicks and LA Clippers play basketball. A one sided game easily won by the Clippers but worth watching. Lots of entertainment in time outs, quarter and half time breaks. TV also singled out all the celebrities. We even witnessed a marriage proposal, and acceptance. It all happens here in NY. Haha. The place is pumping day and night.
Thursday 26/3 - After breakfast at the hotel we headed off ...
... centre for their walking tour - really interesting tour. The guide was hilarious and gave a really good history of the Rockefeller's and their philanthropy. The Rockefeller Centre comprises 22 buildings worth billions of dollars, all in Art Deco style and to a grand plan, which included the open Plaza, building setbacks as they rose higher, off set buildings to allow light, wind and air through open spaces. There was Heaps of art, ...