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Time to get out and explore the Big Apple, we have chosen a walking tour which also incorporates using the subway to get us around the city. We were met by a big hearty chap called Jared who was just chomping on the bit to show us New York. It appears the most popular way to see the city sights is by open top hop on hop off buses, personally we …
Just one last thing to fit in before we pack our bags and head off to JFK airport to commence our journey home. Jared gave us a heads up on the things to visit in Central Park and what subway stop to get off at. 72nd Street is one block down from the Dakota Building. John Lennon lived in this building and sadly died outside of this building. …
We only have a very short time in New York and quite a lot to do, so today we had a look at the flip side of New York and took a tour of the Boroughs that usually get attention for all the wrong reasons.
It was fascinating listening to our guide as she told us how and why these neighbourhoods have changed since the sixties. The gangs are …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Stanford New York City
This is a very good hotel. It's clean and the service is excellent. The location is also excellent--just a few blocks from Penn Station and the Herald Square Subway is just feet away. We appear to have been the only Americans in the place--and most people didn't speak English--but I don't know why. The room was nicely furnished, breakfast and Internet are included in the price, and there is an elevator (which, since we were on the 12th floor, was a necessity!) The neighborhood is Koreatown and the hotel is surrounded by good restaurants. We would come back here certainly, and I can recommend it highly.
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Rooms were very small, and there was only one elevator! Fantastic location though!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Stanford New York City
By far the best place we have ever stayed!
EVERYTHING happens in midtown. This hotel offers a great location!
Right in the Garment District, the Trump Tower entices shoppers, restaurants, along with Saks & all those glorious shops along Fifth Avenue & Downtown hotspots. The room was very nice-large enough & well maintained. The staff was very pleasant. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
After looking at the advertisement of this hotel on travelnow.com I booked a room for 5 nights over the Christmas holiday. I was really looking forward to staying at this hotel. I usually visit New York 3 times a year and this was the first time staying at this hotel. I arrived Christmas Eve. The staff were quite good. I was shown 2 rooms on the 10th floor,the rooms were extremly small. And as the elavator was so slow I asked the bellman if he could show me a room on a lower floor so that I could take the stairs. I was given a room on the 2nd floor. The advertisement states ALL rooms have been renovated. The carpet was old and stained. The furniture was old. The radiator made loud noises. When I opened the curtain there was a brick wall and I couldn't tell if it was day or night, raining or sunny. To make matters worse I was a few doors down from the lounge and the noise from the Karokee singing kept me awake after spending the day shopping. The next day I asked for a wash cloth and was told there was none cleaned. That was the last straw. I checked out of the Stanford the next day and checked into the hotel were I normally stay. Upon leaving the Stanford the Manager on duty advised that there were a few people who checked out earlier than they were supposed to as well. That should tell you something. I will not recommend that hotel to anyone.
Dissatisfied with Stanford
I was very dissappointed in the Hotel. The resturant below had the entire lobby and hallways smelling of fish. The continental breakfast was a joke. The rooms were small. I am familiar with the size of NYC hotel rooms and these were very small for the price. I thought the common areas as well as the rooms were not clean and in need of repair and refurbishing. I was really not at all satisified and will never stay there again. I am a little annoyed even with Travelocity for having the hotel on their list.
The Stanford was great! Nothing was wrong with the facilities, the beds were in good shape and it is right near the Empire State Building. It is also a five minute walk to Times Square, near a subway stop, and near a convinent store. The continental breakfast was not a wide variety but it was still good. The bathrooms were kept clean. The only flaw is with the elevator which is outdated. id stay in this humble hotel again!!
Great Location, Excellent Service,
We arrived in NYC on December 6th at 9 am for a one night stay, during the recent pre-winter storm. We knew check-in was not until 3, but had called ahead and arranged to store our bags for the day. When we arrived we were pleasently surprised to find out that they had one room available and we could check in!!! This was a huge plus at that point because we needed to "regroup" and get ready for a long day in the snowy weather! We were also given a complimentary breakfast voucher for the next day. Our room was small, but very neat and clean! It had a nice TV, alarma clock and a refridgerator. The view was somewhat of the ESB and other buildings which was nice to see, since many other places I have stayed had the view of another brick wall or not so nice alley way. The bathroom again small, but nice....very clean, one of the nicest we have seen in the city!! We left to head out for the day, turned right out of the enterance and found that we were one block away from Macy's....in the center of it all, great location and easy to find! When we arrived back in our room that evening after a long day of sightseeing, we went to crawl into bed and found a magazine between the sheets. We checked the bed, and it was neatly put together, seemed clean no signs that anyone had slept there before us...was ok with us and climbed in. That night the "radiator" cluncked and banged quite a bit, kept my husband awake , who kept me awake, otherwise I would have slept very well despite the noise....at least we were warm and had a place to dry our shoes! The next morning we went to breakfast....toast, rolls, cereal, juice, and coffee....not too much but enough to get started for the day. Upon check out we talked to the front desk who was extremely helpful in arranging a car to JFK Airport for 7 pm, again stored our bags and went out for more sightseeing. When we arrived back at the lobby at 7 pm, the new front desk employee was well informed of who we were and the car we were expecting. The doorman got our bags quickly for us and helped us on our way. We were very comfortable leaving our luggage here. The staff was more than helpful, and very friendly....great experience despite the magazine at bed time and would absolutley stay here many times in the future! Thank you Hotel Stanford for a great pre-Christmas gift weekend!
Clean, friendly and safe
I travelled to NY for the first time on my own and was rather nervous about it. I found the hotel was in a really good location. It was a really convenient for all the touristy things and felt very safe. The staff were very pleasant and the rooms clean and well maintained. I would definitely recommend this hotel and will be returning on my next trip to the city.
Pleasant surprises at Hotel Stanford
We three women on an escape to NYC stayed at the Hotel Stanford for four nights in October 2003. We had a superior room with king sized bed and pull out couch. The room was large and tastefully decorated and had a small fridge. The bathroom was a pleasant surprise - large, clean and attractive with black marble floor and full size tub and good shower.
The location was very convenient - right next to Herald Square, a block from Macy's and subway at the corner. Staff were courteous and attentive. Overall, for the price ($159 per night, no extra charges) we were extremely pleased.
Great Deal, Clean Room!
I discovered this hotel about two years ago and have stayed here five times since. It's an older hotel, but clean as can be. The price can't be beat (with the continental breakfast included!) and the location is a great starting point for travels all over Manhattan. If you drive in, the parking garage across the street gives you a discount to $22 a night, too. This is a great place to stay for the money. The area is safe and the rooms are clean. I will always stay here when in NYC.
Very Happy with Stanford
My room was clean, the neighborhood didn't scare me and most importantly the price was $99 for a double bed- in Manhattan its close to being unheard of unless you are sharing a bathroom.
The room was small, but you don't go to NYC to hangout in a hotel room.
The bathroom was of normal size and the water pressure was great. The elevators ran rather slow but for the cost of my stayin a decent place its a trade-off.
I was close to alot of NYC's attractions, and those it wasn't close to could be gotten to by the metro entrance that was on the same block as the hotel.
Unless the Marquis gives their rooms out at $99 a night next time I want to go to NYC I will stay at the Hotel Stanford again. I'll stop gushing at my great find now.
Great price and location
I stayed here for four nights in February 2002 and for $89 before taxes I was more than pleased. I paid for a single room but was given a free upgrade to a Standard Twin room.
I found my room to be clean, quiet and more than large enough: no real frills, but all that I needed. You get a free breakfast for your money which makes it even more of a bargain.
In terms of location, you have the convenience of being: right next to Macy's, well placed for access to the subway and just a short walk away from Times Square.