Travel Blogs from New York City
Wow what an experience!!! Last night we arrived at JFK at around 5. Very grateful to be done with flying for a little while and thankful its only the la to sydney one on the way home. New York is very busy, very hectic and very dirty. Still an amazing place. The hotel is nice, basic but the great thing is only 20 mins to times square. Well wasn't …
Woke up early this morning, not quite in sync with the local time but not too far from it. Bed was comfy which was good. We had a shower after two days of travelling, how nice that was and to do my hair too, luxury! We headed for Times Square with an early start a it after 7.00am expecting 95 Fahrenheit today, so not going to be too energetic, …
well while we've been on many planes and buses, today is our first long distance train ride! We left Boston this morning and hopped on the Amtrak train headed for New York. We passed such pretty scenery on the way. There are moments when reality smacks you in the face and you realize you're in a place that everyone in the world knows about - like …
New York New York I was pretty exhausted once I arrived in New York as you can't fly direct from Cuba and I had an 8 hour lay over in Cancun. I didn't read my travel agents email properly which meant I had taken myself to the hotel where the contiki tour was to start and not to the one she had booked me into for the first three nights. Skyline …
So my day by myself in NYC consisted of getting up super early and taking the subway over to Brooklyn to walk across and see the Brooklyn bridge. I had a great photo taken with the city and the bridge in the background. After my walk across back into Manhattan I found a Starbucks to get my morning caffeine fix. I was just wondering around on …
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Arrived at around 8.30 pm went to our room and it was like an oven. Turned on the AC which was pre-set to go no colder than 60F. Went out to get a meal but couldn't go back to our room for a few hours as it was so hot in there.
Downside: The hotel and rooms look a little dated and tired. There is no coffee making facilities, the exhaust fan in the bathroom doesn't work, the wall AC unit does not get cold enough, it's noisy even on low speed, the AC filter looks as though it hasn't been cleaned for ages. A fellow traveler has a different AC unit in there room and it was easier to get cooler with the window open than having the AC on.
Plus side: The hotel rooms are spacious, the staff are pleasant and helpful.
We stayed here as part of a Cosmos Tour so this was their hotel of choice. I would still recommend staying at this hotel.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Skyline Hotel New York City
Enjoyed our stay
Great hotel, good size rooms, very clean and pleasant. Deli opposite very handy for snacks, rolls etc. Would stay there again.
We just got back from an east coast vacation where we spent a night at the Skyline Hotel. I would highly recommend it, especially if you need parking. At $8 a day, you can't beat the price or convenience. Our room was beautiful, with a comfortable king bed for my husband and me and a pull out sofa for the kids. Everything was very clean, as well as stylish. We found the best price on the hotel's own website and paid $119. There is a good pizza joint across the street and a reasonably good deli very near that sells breakfast sandwiches, a small assortment of grocery items and has an ATM. We felt safe in the neighborhood.
Though we were told that Hell's Kitchen is a scary area, we had a blast. My husband and I vacationed with our two children. Upon check-in, we were told they were out of the double rooms and they gave us at no extra charge a suite. Through ... we paid $90 a night.Avoid the restaurant. There are much better selections around and even some really great grocers in the area.We didn't use the parking, but at $8 a day, you can't beat it! We saw many spots that charge more than $8 for a half hour.The pool is noisy at times, and the limited hours make for a bit of a hassle, but all in all you just can't beat the deal at Skyline Hotel.
The Skyline was very clean and kid-friendly. Overall, it is a good value because of the 8 dollar a day parking. The negative side was the terrible showers....no hot water!
Nice Hotel for the price
The Skyline Hotel was a really great deal. The hotel was only $119.00 a night and was just a few blocks from Time Square. Rooms were spacious and clean for downtown NY. Bathrooms were small but really clean. The only complaint I have is that the elevator was old and the halls smelled like smoke. Great deal if you're on a budget!!!
For those seeking a clean, spacious room close to Times Square at a reasonable price, this is the property for you. Stayed in one of the recently renovated rooms with a king and sofa bed for $99.00 a night. Parking is a steal at only $8.00 per night. The heated swimming pool was a hit with my kids. Service was prompt and the staff was courteous. Room could have used a coffee maker and alarm clock, however.
The Skyline is on 10th avenue at 49th street, otherwise known as Hells Kitchen. It's really close to everything midtown, but just a few blocks west so it becomes more affordable. The newly remodeled rooms cost about $10 more a night but are worth it. The bathroom was large and in great condition. Best of all, guests enjoy parking under the hotel at only $8/night. Any other hotel would charge $45/night. Something to consider if you're driving into the city, where parking for a weekend can cost as much as an additional night's stay. Didn't eat in the restaurant but enjoyed a drink in the bar while watching the big-screen TV after a day of walking through Central Park. Lots of restaurants in walking distance to choose from, and little bakeries for morning treats. A great choice if you're on a budget.
A great hotel, very clean with helpful staff. Breakfast wasn't brilliant but the evening meal was a great improvement. Rooms are very comfortable and the location of the hotel is very good, only a 5 minute walk from Times Square and all the attractions. A great place to stay in a really great city.
Excellent place to sleep at a very good price. Very small rooms but very clean bathrooms. I stayed here during the summer and walked from the bus station in about 15 minutes. Very quiet but make sure you do not get a room near the elevator - somewhat noisy. I will definately stay here again.
Godd hotel in a great location
My sister and I stayed here in August 2002. Great location! Close to Times Square and great restaurants. Neighborhood was very quite. Lots of corner grocery shops for a quick snack. A liquor store was across the street. The room was well furnished, tastefully decorated and clean. Front desk staff slow and not too interested in helping guests. Overall a great stay. I would recommend this hotel.