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... to the staff speaking Italian to each other. Steve, the bartender at our hotel recommended the place and we're glad he did. Delish! We still had an hour to kill after dinner so we hung out at Times Square and people-watched. Loads of fun! Then on to our Broadway show, The Book of Mormon. It was as good advertised! The Eugene ...
... made a point of telling us that, after a “career in graphic design, you know, bookcovers and so on”, she decided that she wanted “to talk to people”, so what better choice was there than becoming a tour guide on a doubledecker sightseeing bus? She was good and informative.
The crown goes to Boorat, however. Not his real name, no doubt, but as a guide he was very avant-garde. He was obviously not a native New Yorker or American, or maybe he was and ...
... tonight. Getting on the bus to go across Central Park to get to church these two little boys with their dad got on at the next stop after us. The older boy sat down next to me and saw that I was playing the game "Hay Day" on my phone. We instantly became friends; he grabbed my phone from my hands and started helping me harvest my plants ad feed my animals. Once that was done ...
... track tickets to see the Empire State Building and then waiting in line for an hour and half (?!!!), we decided to bail as there wouldn't be enough time to make it to our cruise! Luckily the tickets were valid for 2 years so we would have the opportunity to come back another day.
On our way down 5th avenue, we were able to wander past the Flatiron Building that Andrew was really keen to check out (you know that angled one from the ...
... is very cool to see at night but the crowds are quite intense. Amanda had a look in the huge Forever 21 store but we didn't find much so we went up these steps in the middle of the square, where you could get on the big screens, so that was pretty funny. Afterwards we walked around the area for a bit, but then decided to go back to the apartment and chill. We got back and decided our plans for the next day, MY BIRTHDAY! ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews New York Inn New York City
Not fit for human habitation!!!
This hotel goes from bad to worse - first impressions are the porn shop downstairs and the filthy reception area. The rooms are tiny, dirty and in terrible repair but the worst part is the other guests - the vermin!!! DO NOT STAY HERE!
What I expected
The hotel is about what I expected, considering the price. $85 in New York is NOTHING. Yes, the hotel was run down and could have used a bit more upkeep (actually, I ran out to the drugstore and got a few cleaning supplies), but there was nothing really wrong with it. It's just what it is. The 'remodeling' is just an excuse to have a run-down hotel- or did you think you were staying at 4 star for that price?
A Big Mistake Too Late
I wish I had gone to this site first to read the comments before booking (and staying) here. Everything you see and read is absolutely true. I expected and accepted a small room. But the broken dresser, lamps, shower curtain, blinds and sink made for unsafe surroundings.
The bags of garbage piled high in the hallways each night no doubt provided the unsanitary surroundings. The condom wrappers still in the room upon check-in and in the kleenex container (which remained empty and uncleaned during my stay) added to the overall dirtyness. The place is no doubt a leftover of the seedy times of 8th Ave and Times Square.
Even the renovations being down can't save this place. Avoid at all costs.
My friend and I booked this mainly due to good price and location, however once arriving we stayed for about 5 mins and then left to find somewhere else (considering we arrived at 10.00pm, one only has to imagine how awful it was!) the whole place was run down - the stair case felt like it was about to collapse at any time. Our room was down some dark corridor (room number had disappeared) and once entering, our attention was drawn to the ceiling panels that were missing (the others we stained by what looked to be a previous leak). we asked for 2 double beds, we got 1 double and a single (which moved when you sat on it).
My boyfriend from out of town made reservations at this place and I got their before he arrived. This place was so decrepit and scary. The room was the size of a large closet. The stairs leading to the room were dirty and in disrepair. The entire place had a funny smell. When I went to cancel the reservation at the front desk, the clerk got very upset and said this wasn't possible & that our credit card would be charged.
Thankfully my boyfriend knows his rights & prevented this from happening. Whatever you do DO NOT stay at the New York Inn.
We reserved a room from here on orbitz, where they said in the description that it was a nice place, being "renovated" but good, and the picture didn't look to bad, with price and loation how could you beat it? well as we ran down the street, we almost missed the hole in the wall, which is the new york inn. the loby full of old news papers, and smelling of subway (hotel is connected to a subway, not by choice) the man at the desk seemed nice. the room was another story, the bed covers had some "unknown" substance on it, the bathroom was about the size of a small closet, with mildew overtaking the tile and a hanger holding up the shower rod. we knew we could only stay there for one night at the most, but as we sat on the bed and noticed a rat move quickly from under the bed, we packed our bags and left in a hurry, the man at the front desk could only say "did you leave food out" to make us feel better about this problem, so we ran to the best western down the street where we got a hotel for 10 dollars cheeper! dont stay here!!!!!
staff very nice.have stayed there 4 times since last year. prices are a bit high but they always welcome me and my girlfriend.
My friend and I booked the hotel online through CitlyBase..... when we got there we were scared! The place was being "renovated" and there were sand bags in the front entrance. We booked a double bed, but the man at the desk kindly told us we could have 2 twins... which we accepted. The room was awful.... there were hairs in the bed and our bathroom had no toilet paper and no towels... you wouldn't want to step foot in there with fear that you would get a fungal infection... and I'm not exaggerating..... We were nervous about asking for reimbursement, there was NO way we were staying there. We told the guy at the front desk that our room was unsatisfactory... he got the maid to clean it and to change the sheets.... we still hadn't planned on staying... we phoned CityBase from the payphone and they told me it was okay not to stay there and refunded my money...... hopefully by the end of the month my VISA will be reimbursed. We went down the street to the Howard Johnson and got a king size bed and a NICE bathroom for $10 more a night.... my advice is definitly stick with the chains... the picture they show of the room online of the New York Inn is deceiving.... two young women definitly did not feel safe there!
Stayed here might be a misleading term
I initially booked this hotel based on price and location, but once I got there, I was looking for another hotel within an hour. The room was dark and dingy, with a tiny bathroom and shower that needed some serious scrubbing. Dissatified with this room, they showed me another that was even worse--two of the three beds had no bedspreads and there was an army of little bugs in the shower.
Thanks to the Best Western President on 48th St for having an available room. It blew my budget, but it was immaculate.
Dirty...run down...scary.....don't bother. Run, don't walk someplace else.