Hotel Pennsylvania New York

401 Seventh Avenue at 33rd Street, New York City, New York, 10001, United States | 1 star hotel
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A travel blog entry by ashlyn_rebekah on Aug 25, 2014

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New York Day 5

A travel blog entry by our66trip on Aug 20, 2014

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A travel blog entry by kellysiefe on Feb 15, 2014

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Having spent Valentines day on a plane with my 'Partner' [that is my partner in: travel / laughing-until-we-cry, food appreciation, red coat club ... just to name a few] we landed in New York at 4am. Most ‘normal’ people would head to the hotel and get some sleep. Since we aren’t most normal people, somehow before she knew it, Kat …

New York

A travel blog entry by lollypop123 on Dec 16, 2013

New York was brilliant and we just loved it.We went to so many places and meet so many people. We meet up with friends,uncle's and cousins. We did so many thing. At the end of the day we were so tired and just went to sleep and waited for the next day to come.We went there last christmas and all the christmas lights and decorations were up and it snowed. It was absolutely beautiful!

New York New York!

A travel blog entry by courtneypender on Jul 12, 2014

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Umm where to start!? I want to live here and work here. New York is amazing. You feel like your in a movie plot when you are walking around the streets - very pretty!! I found the environment and culture here a lot nicer then LA and Vegas (NY seemed abit less multicultural which suited me much better :) ) We didn't have much time in NY so I'll …

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This 1 star hotel, located in the Midtown area of New York City, is near Macy's, Madison Square Garden, Pennsylvania Station, and Victoria's Secret.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Pennsylvania New York New York City

    Reviewed by courtneypender

    Hotel Pen New York

    Reviewed Jul 11, 2014
    by (3 reviews) Langwarrin , Australia Flag of Australia

    Interesting hotel... Perfect location but abit old. Hotel is still the same since it was built in 1919.
    We thought we got upgraded to the 13th floor - turned out it was the ghost floor haha
    Would stay here again based on location.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by pandcjs_travels

    You get what you pay for, staff not a good first impresion of American hospitality

    Reviewed Jun 7, 2014
    by (4 reviews) Perth , Australia Flag of Australia

    Only thing going for this 100 year old building is the strength of the many layers of paint that hold it together.
    That and it's location is without rival

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by jeremyrose

    Location location

    Reviewed Mar 6, 2014
    by (6 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Is the best thing about it.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by lollypop123

    Hotel Pennsylvania

    Reviewed Dec 16, 2013
    by (1 review) , Australia Flag of Australia

    We really liked the location and we were only there at night and then sightseeing in the day. the building is very old and historical but our doors were like jail cells! haha!......Do not go on floor 13..... We had a look on the floor on top of ours and it was way better than our floor, it had great space and an amazing view, we had a brick wall view

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by laibafaisal

    My experience

    Reviewed Jul 31, 2013
    by (1 review) , Pakistan Flag of Pakistan

    The services were great but the rooms were tiny and very conjusted.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by elisejane9

    Great location

    Reviewed Jun 14, 2013
    by (1 review) Leopold, Victoria, Australia , Australia Flag of Australia

    It wasn't too bad. If you get an upgraded room then it's worth the money. In a great location.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by felix.peter

    Gute Lage, alte R'ume

    Reviewed Jul 26, 2011
    by (1 review) Weyhe, Germany , Germany Flag of Germany

    Die Lage der Hotels ist erstklassig, wenn man New York erkunden will. Es ist fast direkt au fdem Broadway und man hat die groesste und wichtigste Metro/Zugstation direkt vor dem Hotel, die Pennsylvania Station.

    Das einzig negative ist, dass die Zimmer sehr alt sind, falls sie nicht grade renoviert wurden. Aber die Zimmer sind sehr sauber.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by azuzo

    Good location, gross otherwise

    Reviewed Jun 17, 2011
    by (7 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    The good: Location is everything! Located right next to Madison Square Garden and Penn Station was ideal for our situation. We were easily able to hop on multiple subway trains and across the street is a taxi line through the city (no tipping allowed). We walked a ton during this trip and it was nice being so centrally located so we could easily make it back to our hotel. Location aside, the rooms were pretty clean and the bathrooms were relatively spacious considering this is NYC and most bathrooms mimic small closets.

    The bad: Although the lobby was nicely done, I can't say the same for the hallways of this hotel. We were on the 13th floor and often joked how we were expecting to see Frankenstein himself pop out from behind a door. The halls were dimly lit and very old looking, could definitely use an update soon! Also, we were only given two towels during our stay.

    The ugly: The drain in our shower didn't work and we would be 6 inches deep in water within minutes of taking a shower. In addition to tipping, there's also a fee to hold your bags for a few hours after check out.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Pennsylvania New York New York City

    Dont Say here!

    from

    I stayed in this hotel with my girlfriend in october 2002, the lobby, as everyone states is very nice to look at, as are the 'state of the art elevators', but the corridors and room are disgusting. When we managed to open the door to the room, we found a small dull dirty room, with very old furniture, a tv, a small fridge and an old radio. No hair dryer (for the girlfriend) and certainly no air conditioning (there was a heater which blew out either hot air, or slightly cooler air). the curtains and blinds were so dirty, i had to put a plastic bag over my hand to touch them. the bathroom was simple and white, but had mould on the ceiling. - the beds were made everyday on time which i suppose it one good point. but on our third day an old stained dirty mattress appeared in the corridor outside our room leant up against a wall, this is where it remained for the rest of our stay. On our final day, we woke up at about 4am to get ready to travell to the air port, upon turning the taps on to have a quick shower, the water came out brown and cold. The taps ran for about 20 mins and nothing happened to the temperature, looks like a cold shower for me thismorning. - Not impressed!.

    Checking out was a pleasure, go and stay somewhere else - the marriot perhaps next time!

    Stay away from this hotel!!!

    from

    I visit NYC at least twice a year and have stayed at over 20 hotels in the city. This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed at - the room was overpriced, since it was close to Christmas, the carpets were filthy, the bed only had a light blanket on it - not even a comforter - and the room was extremely small. In addition - the staff was very unfriendly, and our room was not available for the 3:00pm check in - it was not ready until after 4:00pm.

    I sent an email to hotel management when I returned home, telling them about the horrible experience at their hotel. And was told, that December is a busy time for them. Not even an apology. NYC has many great hotels, and a lot of them at a better price - stay away from this one!

    Horrible? No!

    from

    I visited this hotel in autumn 1996 - perhaps this hotel has changed in the years between then and now, but we liked it there! Sure, it's not "Waldorf Astoria" - so what? We wanted New York City, the atmosphere of Big Apple - and that's what we got. Our Room was in the 15th floor and o.k. for the price we had to pay, we did not expect more luxury. everything was old and a bit of "fade to grey" - but we decided to find this charming. It's a very old hotel, so it can look a bit old everything - was o.k. for us.

    N-a-s-t-y hotel !!

    from

    i stayed at hotel pennsylvania Oct 11/02 to Oct 14/02 .. and was quite impressed with the lobby !! it was beautiful and grand with marble floors and a huge crystal chandelier ... thats about it when it comes for compliments for this hotel !! When we got to the room on the 3rd floor and stepped out of the elevator ..the carpet looked like numerous amounts of people had thrown up on the carpet over many years !!! it was dirty and had spots everywhere !! i couldnt even tell you what the original colour of the carpet was !! when we got to the room and opened the door the window was wide open ! and it was freezing like what in the room !! they had opened the window to air out the room i'm sure !! the room was dirty ..carpet was nasty, drapes were brown and dull with dust/dirt, bathroom had mildew on the ceiling and the paint was peeling !! hotel room was absolutely disgusting !! had to wear shoes to walk on the carpet because i was afraid of walking in my bare feet on the carpet for fear i would catch a disease !! we didnt get any washclothes in the room ? (how did they expect us to bathe our skin ?!) when we called front desk to advise..they said they were extremely busy and that they would get someone to bring us washclothes, an extra towel, toilet paper and an iron & iron board !! 7 HOURS LATER !! when we went out and got back to the room we still did not have the things we asked for !! so my and my girlfriends went down to front desk to speak with someone directly !!! i told the guy "listen, i need to go to the bathroom and require toilet paper to do so !!!! " well he immediately went somewhere and got us a couple of rolls of toilet paper and promised that we would get the other things a.s.a.p !!! well we did finally get the things we requested 3 times !! i dont know if it's miscommunication within the hotel's staff but we recieved 6 towels, 10 washclothes, 3 iron & iron boards etc !!! when we complained about the heat, front desk (who knows nothing about anything!) stated that

    f yet for the winter ! it was freezing cold in new york city and raining that weekend ..so after coming from outside ..we had to come to a cold room ..we all had to sleep in our street clothes over our pajamas just to keep warm !!!

    hotel sucks big time !! EXCELLENT LOCATION !! but it's also a good location for cockroaches etc etc ..for anyone who believes in ghost ..DONT STAY AT THIS HOTEL ..cause i am sure they've got of a few from 1919 (the year in which the hotel opened) living there !!!! did i also mention that are room had a total of 5 connecting doors ?!? whats that all about ? the hotel lobby has been renovated but that is about it !! the hotel is titanic on ground !! absolutely awful !! PLEASE DONT STAY HERE ..SPEND THE EXTRA MONEY AND STAY ELSEWHERE !! one last thing ..after paying in full by cash upon check-out the hotel charged my credit card for the full amount of our stay 2 DAYS AFTER WE LEFT when we already PAID IN FULL !!

    Don't go there!!

    from

    We were told that this was a high class 3 star hotel and one of New York finest.... I dread to think what the lower quality hotels are like in New York. Although you arrive to a fairly good lobby, the rest is awful.

    Our first room just made me cry, the carpet was grey with filth, the beds had not been made, the bathroom was covered in black mould and mildew, there were none of the amenities that were advertised on the website. The wallpaper was peeling off, the walls had rising damp and the curtains were black with dirt. You could go on and on.

    Our second room was an improvement but only slightly.. there were the listed amenities provided. After a long flight we decided to have a hot soak in the tub....we were nearly sick. The water came out BROWN and was muddy.

    When we went to complain again we were told that there were no other rooms available. We offered to pay an upgrade and again were told that there was nothing to upgrade to.

    Although the hotel was vile and we got nowhere by complaining, it didn't spoil my birthday too much but needless to say we won't be staying there again....

    Great price and location

    from

    We stayed in Hotel Pennsylvania over Memorial Weekend. The hotel room was on the 4th floor. They were painting many rooms on our hall, including the elevators. The staff was helpful, the rooms were small and used, but clean. I agree that there were no sockets in the bathroom, but I found one beside the mirror in the main room.

    If you get a room on one of the lower floors, go up to the top floor and look out. It's a great location and a great price.

    Apparently, hotel penn hasn't changed much

    from

    we stayed there a few years back on two different occasions and found the hotel to be dirty, lacking in maintenance, a rude staff, poor service (it took us 3 hours to get towels), and not worth the cheap price

    Location is only saving grace

    from

    We stayed here during the last week in May (2002).

    The first room we were allocated, on the fifteenth floor was dingy, and poorly lit.

    The furniture was extremely old, and poorly maintained - some drawers had no bottoms.

    The bed linen was clean, but the carpets were filthy and the skirting and behind the bed had never seen a vacuum cleaner.

    The shower was clearly positioned for a midget, and the water trickled out. There were no sockets to plug in a hairdryer (nor was one provided).

    We complained to a member of the reception staff, who said we should come back at checkout time and he would allocate us another room. We had to make several repeat visits to secure the room, which wasted a day of our time.

    Eventually we were allocated a room on the fifth floor, with a view (through the filthy window) of Madison Square Gardens. This room was much brighter and generally cleaner.

    A gentleman two doors down complained to us that his room was full of cockroaches, though we saw no evidence of this in our own room.

    The reception staff were ungracious and rude. At one point when I had mislaid my camera, the desk manager shrugged and offered no advice. I had to find out about the security desk on my own. The housekeeping staff were more pleasant.

    As far as I'm concerned, this hotel's only saving grace was its central location, and that's the only reason it deserves even one star.

    Don't go!

    from

    My husband and I stayed here March 31-April 3 2002. It took over an hour to check in because there were only 3 check in people working and then one of them left. Once in our room, it was dark, but clean enough. No airconditioning and it was very warm in the room. I was told that they were "switching over" from heat to air and that it would take about 3 days to do. I was told to open the window. Faucet leaked in bathroom, and we did not get any more washclothes after the first day. No idea why. Had to use handtowels. The employees were uninterested at best. We will not go back to this hotel.

    Dissapointed

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    Our family recently visited this Hotel only to be Very

    disapointed, it was dirty, the room we had was Filthy & hotel staff very rude

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Pennsylvania New York New York City

    2.50 of 5 stars Fair

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