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We stayed at the Newton right after the blackout in August 2003 after dropping our son off at Cornell University. Our room was small but clean and efficient. We liked the Key West Diner right next to the hotel. Beware of parking garage. Take all things out at once or you will have to pay another $20 to rude attendant. Lugging your bags around the street to hotel is trying. No help from staff in hotel I would consider staying at the Newton again, especially since it is close to Columbia University which will host Cornell's Big Red Basketball team in January. Great opportunity to see our son and some more of fascinating New York City. Just being able to see the lobby of the Chrysler building was exhilirating. Some people need music to soothe their soul after trotting with sore feet on hot pavement for hours. I needed architecture. Genial, beautiful art-deco crafted with the finest materials one can imagine or not.Afterleaving New York, I discovered that I had left my entire assortment of underwear at the Newton. After a few calls, Mr. Khan sent it to my home address by express mail. Thanks so much, Mr. Khan for your great customer service. :D
Comfy and Clean
My second time in N.Y. I returned to N.Y. to bring my daughter to college. In Texas, hotel rooms are large. However, in N.Y. you will definitely pay a whole lot more for what you get and that includes a hotel room, especially in Manhattan. In Texas, I can book a comfortable two room suite at the LaQuinta (nice chain hotel) for about $120 per night. In N.Y. for $120. don't even think about a two room suite. I was out a lot moving my daughter into her dorm. so I didn't spend a lot of time at the Newton. The time I was there, it was comfortable and served its purpose. There are really good restaurants in the area. My biggest adjustment was having one (very..very slow) elevator - you can take the stairs a lot quicker; there was no assistance with the baggage, which wasn't a too big of a problem because usually when they help, they expect a tip, and of course on this particular trip every cents was needed for my daughter's college expenses, so we were okay in carrying our own luggage. If you're in N.Y. for the social scene and will only use the room for sleeping, I recommend the Newton. If you're in N.Y.
with your spouse or significant other and there's romance in the air, I would not recommend the Newton.
I was very impressed with the Hotel Newton. Of course, you must expect for the price that it is going to be small. I did not find it to be abnormally small. Enough room to walk around the bed. It was EXTREMELY clean. We shared a bathroom with the floor and it was never even slightly dirty. Excellent deal if you are on a budget. Neighborhood was fine. Not Greenwich village, but not dangerous in anyway. Subway is half a block away. If you are looking for a hotel that is clean and nice, no frills, this place is perfect! Would recommend to friends.
Nicer than any Motel 6.
Not all its cracked up to be
Ok where to start? Let's just say that a big part of my decision to stay in this hotel was because of some of the reviews I read on here.
I'm not saying they were entirely wrong but they were a bit far from the truth. It was our 1st time in NY & let me tell you I have a totally different view of it now. First of all when we first got to the hotel, nobody came out to help us w/our bags. They didn't even help be pull the baggage carrier after they saw me struggeling w/it. The neighborhood isn't one of the best in NY. It was a bit too gritty for me. The only good thing about it was that the enterance to the subway was only a block away. Parking was awful. There is a parking lot around the corner but the attendants are the rudest in the world & you can only get your car out once. Otherwise you pay $20 everytime you go in & out. The rooms are TINY! They do seem to be clean like everyone else says but they are SO small! The bathroom in our room was so small that I couldn't even strech out my arms from the mirror above the sink to the wall. The air conditioning was ok but it did take at least 1/2 hour for it to start feeling cooler. I had heard that apts & hotel rooms in NY were small but I had no idea they were that small! Our friends stayed at the Grand Hyatt Hotel by Grand Central Station & their rooms were a bit bigger & nicer. (Not sure why the reviews of that hotel were so bad?) If I were ever in NY again (which I doubt) I would stay somewhere closer inside Manhattan & splurge a bit more on a nicer hotel. I guess you get what you pay for right...?
On a budget? This is fine.
Wanted a whole week in NYC for shopping, clubbing, theatre and several museum walkabouts. Weird - NYC is the cheapest long haul destination to fly to from the UK and yet the most expensive to stay in! Ended up having to book the Newton (due to financial restrictions) although was very apprehensive over what I would find. The building itself is very drab, small lobby, tiny lift and the room I was allocated was very basic although spotlessly clean. The location appears only just short of Harlem and yet in reality the neighbourhood is vibrant and exciting with lots to offer. There is a great selection of restaurants in the immediate vicinity, including a Burger King opposite and a great Southern Floridian take-out in the same block. Walk three blocks uptown and you've passed by numerous Asian and American restaurants including two of the best diners I have sampled in my many trips to the USA. The 96th St subway station is two blocks away and this stop also serves the 1/2/3/9 downtown express line which means you can be in Times Square within 8 minutes. Try the bus downtown too, the ride down Broadway is a great experience! The Upper West Side location is great for those who have been to NYC before, seen all the major tourist sights already and are looking for a second trip, to soak up the NYC culture and experience the feel of the distinct neighbourhoods, away from the midtown area. If you are there only for 2/3 nights then this hotel would be too out of the way for you. If you have longer, or are a NYC-phile and looking after the pennies then I suggest you at least take a look at this hotel, it's a good little find.
Good little hotel. Staff was very helpful. Room was clean. They upgraded us to a junior suite which was a surprise and very helpful with two children. Central Park is close by and lots of playgrounds for the kids, and musuems are within walking distance. Neighborhood has plenty of good places to eat.
Nice little hotel with great location!
Stayed at the Hotel Newton for three nights while attending a wedding in the Upper West Side. The Location is good - right next to a subway entrance and some very nice restaurants. The staff was very helpful and the rooms were clean, if a little worn. My boyfriend and I shared a bathroom with our friend so that worked out just fine. It was quiet and comfortable - excellent drapes to keep out the sunlight for late-risers. A very nice place overall.
I was in the NewTon Hotel 1 week on March 2003. It was my first time in New York and a very good experience with the Newton Hotel! The hotel and rooms are very clean. The front desk is really helpfull! Such a good hotel for low price! The Metro is close. A good choice!
Excellent value for the money
If you are looking for a clean, affordable hotel, you should try the Hotel Newton. We got a great rate last summer (under $100). The room was small, but clean (very important!). Ok, so the elevator was slow, and the view was of the next building over -- so what! You don't come to NYC to hang out in your hotel room. Just to sleep and get clean. This is the place to do it at a great price. I will be staying here again this summer!
Everything is relative so I suppose that's why I didn't truly appreciate the Newton until I stayed in a REALLY BAD hotel in Seattle in July. The Newton is clean, simple and inexpensive. We like the UWS so location wasn't a problem. The only complaint I had was that although there was a hair dryer mounted in the bathroom, there was no outlet to plug it into. When I called the front desk they ended up sending up a janitor who spoke very little English. I was in the middle of getting dressed so it was somewhat inconveninet. Finally he left and came back with an extension cord (but it took two trips to the room to figure out this is what was needed). As far as decor, don't expect much as the room is on the drab side, but if you're looking for something reasonable and clean, the Hotel Newton is a good choice.
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