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This morning Alicia and I set out early in search of merchandise to wear to the baseball game. After our short shopping expedition we met up with the others and walked to Times Square to meet the On Location Tours bus for our Movie and T.V Stars and .sights Tour. This tour was fantastic. The tour guide knew a lot about the sights we saw and was in …
We left the hotel and walked to Times Square to catch the City Sights Hop On Hop Off Downtown Loop bus tour. We got off after 7 stops at the sight of the September 11 attack in the twin towers. We went to the memorial site and saw the two cascading fountains they had erected in memory if those who were killed. The victims names are all cut out of …
We got up early and caught the two buses back to Buffalo airport, leaving the hotel at 4:30am. We flew out of Buffalo at 9:14am and arrived at LaGuardia Airport in New York City a few short hours later. The plane circled around the city for a bit before landing giving us an excellent view of the city and its enormity. We caught a bus to Citi Field …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSeton Hotel New York City
Excellent location on E40th Street close to Grand Central. Walking distance to Times Square. Clean, modern and staff very friendly and helpful.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Seton Hotel New York City
Great location Great price
For the area and the money you cant beat it- not fancy but clean. Nice staff . Walking distance to much of Manhatten. Newer tv with remote. Better than I expected
We were originally booked for 2 nights but after we seen this place we told the desk clerk that we would not be staying the second night.When we walked in to sign in there were these two guys asking the Hotel Desk clerk if he had a room for a few hours. Also as we approached the hotel there was this Man dressed in a nice suit and this lady dressed in a evening dress. So we thought well this won't be so bad, but as they exited, he gave her a kiss on the cheek and said Thank-you, she went one way and he went the other. So this will tell you exactly who stays at this hotel. The rooms are old and grimmy. We went and bought Clorox wipes and Febreze. The sheets are not even white sheets like in a normal hotel. They were brown. If you don't plan on sleeping or even staying an hour in your room without feeling you are in the heart of grime, I would suggest that you don't stay here. We even said to each other, I wouldn't even feel safe here with our husbands. It is not worth the bargain rate. However we went and stayed in New Jersey the second night as there was nothing available in Mid-town Manhatten. The Days Inn was a clean and a comfortable enviroment.
I stayed here at the beginning of March, 2005. Its a very old place and looks it. The office manager gave me the key and said go up to the room, then come back to fill in the paperwork. The elevator is small, but I can guarantee you I've seen smaller elevators in old buildings. The room door has only one lock, and offers minimum security so I left no valuables when I went out. In my room the floor was linoleum, no carpet. There was a single light bulb in a socket above the sink, plus a room light. The TV electric cord was plugged into an outlet in the light socket and just dangled there. Cable TV worked fine, no remote. I didn't use the small refrigerator. I showered late at night in the communal shower down the hall which was clean except for some water on the floor near the shower.
New York hotel prices were extremely high in November 2004, so I booked three nights at the Seton. My single room with private bath was $95/night including all taxes. Nothing else came close, even via Priceline (going by bids reported on Biddingfortravel).
I was woman alone and it was my first time. I don't think I have to explain all the implications of that. At the Seton I found a place of safety and because I stayed long enough, I figured out how to get the best out of the deal.
I stayed in this hotel, it was brilliant,safe and clean
This hotel was better than I thought.The rooms were very clean, well heated and very safe.Next time I visit NEW YORK, I WILL BE SURE TO STAY HERE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I searched for a long time before finding The Seton. It is the only hotel situated in central Manhattan, offering a double-room w private bath below $100. And I think they are more honest than any other hotel, including everything in the given rate, so there are no 'hidden' extras (like tax, local tax or other fees). Sure, the rooms are old and rather worn. What would you expect with an old house, and such low rates? But I cannot agree with the above reviewer, saying that it's not clean enough. Everyday the cleaning-woman had been in our room, making it tidy and aired. If you want new & shiny interior - stay at Hilton or Trump International - and pay $500 to $1000 a night! No option for a regular Swedish vacation-traveller! We found The Seton in '99 and returned in '03....and next time we will stay there again, although the rate rised from $85 to $95. Still the most value for money! Just a couple of blocks from Grand Central, great security (always staff in the entrance - no one gets in unallowed), fairly roomy w nice fresh bathrooms, TV, fridge, aircondition...what more can one ask for? If you're on a budget & don't care for luxury - this is the one!
After looking at the price of this place and reading all the reviews, I wasn't expecting the Ritz Carlton or anything, but I did expect a certain extent of cleanliness. Unfortunately, this place is far from that. Maybe I have a different definition of "clean", but this hotel was aweful. First of all, the first thing you are greeted with is among the tiniest (and dirtiest) elevators I have ever been in. The hallways leading to your room smell like they use cigarette smoke as an air freshner and never felt the need to run a vacuum to get rid of the nasty stuff on the floor. Then, once you enter your room, you can't help but notice the dingy carpet (its a dark crazy floral pattern so you don't see the dirt or stains on the carpet), the moth ridden-fuzzy looks-very-questionable blanket on the bed (if there even was one), and the grimey stains on the walls. Albeit, the bathroom is fairly new and suprisingly clean (well in comparison to the rest of the room.) Needless to say, the next day after check-in we bought Lysol antibacterial spray, clorox bleach wipes and towels to sleep on, and tried to disinfect the entire room as best we could before even touching anything. Bedbugs, toe nail clippings, dusty furniture, wierd smells, mosquitos bites-- these are only a few of the things we experienced at the Seton Hotel. Although, the location is great, I would definitely pay extra to stay in a cleanier hotel that's even farther away just so I wouldn't feel the need to bathe in disinfectant in fear of catching some kind of disease.
I love this place
this hotel is close to times square, the staff are freindly, the rooms spacious and clean. unlike some hotels the bathroom is nice and clean(dont smell) its affordable and i will always stay in this hotel when im in new york, i also highly reccomend this hotel.
Very friendly hotel. Nice.
I have a very good time at the Seton hotel. The people who work in hotel were very nice. Rooms were clean and nice. Hotel manager helped me with my digital camera to make copies on compact disk. very nice, very friendly.