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Historical Traveler Reviews Salisbury Hotel New York City
Wonderful stay, perfect location, excellent hotel
My wife and I spent the weekend in NYC, and our stay at the Salisbury was near perfect. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The doorman will gladly help you get a cab, and also store your luggage if needed after you check out. The room was very clean and spacious, even by NY standards. It is so close to everything, such as Carnegie Hall, 5th Avenue, Central Park, and the subway for starters. There is no restaurant in the hotel, but there are only about a thousand places to eat nearby. Shelly's (across the street, you can't miss it) is highly recommended, as well as a little Italian place next door that I can remember the name of. They sometimes have special rates on their web site, ***********, or check travelocity. This hotel is great!
Visited New York for 4 days in early August, 2003. Stayed at Salisbury and enjoyed its great location and large living area with separate bedroom. Great for our four member family. Absence of continental breakfast, which is still shown as an amenity or feature on several websites, really hacked me off as they don't acknowledge that reality at all at the desk. Anyway, there are several nice places near for a good breakfast - new one almost next door. Overall, New York is much cleaner and people are a whole lot friendlier than when my wife lived there in the 70s. Enjoy. The only other thing is the front desk personnel were not real helpful with dinner recommendations when we were looking for a little less expensive family place. Saw some later down 7th and down Broadway but did not find them when we needed them.
Older Hotel but Great Location
Stayed at the Salisbury Hotel in New York Aug 21 - 27. I requested a non-smoking room with 2 double beds and as I expected, only smoking rooms were available. The first night was the worst. First off, the bathroom door would not close. Then the air conditioner was stuck at freezing cold. As it was a humid and hot evening, we could not turn it off and we froze by morning. When I initially called the front desk, they sent someone to check it out and basically said it was broken and there was nothing they could do. As I was staying there for a week, there was no way we could stay in the freezing room so we were finally upgraded to a suite with a a separate king size bed and a pull out sofa bed. It was a great improvement. We even had a microwave.
The hotel itself is somewhat old. The carpeting is dated as is the fixtures. But as far as I can see, everything was clean. And I never felt unsafe in the location of the hotel, even at night.
The front desk help was hit and miss. I asked them about David Letterman tickets and they were not knowledgable on the topic. But other times, the people were helpful.
The best feature was the location. It was only 10 blocks walking to Time Square (15 mins) and the subway was a half block away. With the subway, you can be anywhere in NY within 30 mins.
I paid $188 CDN per night (including all taxes and fees) and for NY standards, that was a great deal.
I would stay again.
We stayed in a spacious suite at the Salisbury and couldn't have been happier! OK, the view of a brick wall was a bit dissapointing, but it gave the feel of a real New York apartment. The staff was amazingly helpful, especially the doorman who always told us the way to where we needed to get to. The location couldn't have been any better, and the room was extremely comfortable, quiet and clean. Exactly what you need for a pleasant stay in New York! Would definitely stay there again.
We were thrilled with our accomodations at the Salisbury. The location, as others have said, could not be matched. We took trains everywhere! There are great coffeeshops, coffeehouses, bakeries, neighborhood groceries throughout the neighborhood. We had a suite that was simply huge and very comfortable. The staff was quite accomodating. With tourism on the slow side, they were glad to have guests. The hallways are ancient and too hot but the rooms were great. We would stay again!
The best location
The best location just across from Carnigie Hall. Central Park 2 blocks away, 5th Ave less than 200 yds away & times square quite close also. 1st time in the USA n the way to Las Vegas didn`t quite know what to expect, i wasn`t disapointed. Only my girlfriend and i on this trip. We had two big beds, a tv with about 20 stations (Non British though; well i am in the US). Coffee machine/perculator was good. The maid replaced all the sachets we had used everyday. Good bathroom with shower & hair dryer, a walk in closet(wardrobe) and a room safe. You have the option of eating in your room, but we just went to McGee`s Irish bar on 55th street ( To all the British out there, they show sky sports at McGees, so you can catch up on Premiership football(soccer)). We flew from Gatwick to Newark in New Jersey. The taxi fare was about $45 + $8 in tolls. With tip it came to around a heavy $60 (£40). Each way.This hotel is really in a great location though smack bang in the middle of Manhattan. We were on the 11th floor at the front & you could still here the traffic at night though. Starbucks coffee shop is opposite the entrance & "The Brooklyn Diner"up by Carnigie hall, is very colourfull & lit up at night. You can have a great meal here opposite hard rock cafe. New York was great but, its the location of this hotel that really helps it along, i would stay here again if only for this reason.
Salisbury a great hotel for families
We had a terrific two-room suite at the Salisbury Hotel on 57th St. We got a great rate online from one of the companies that resells rooms (look around online). There was plenty of room for us and our 2 teen-age kids. The "kitchen" was a small refridgerator, a sink, a tiny microwave, and a coffee pot, but there was a table and chairs. There's a grocery store not quite 2 blocks away and a whole-foods deli. We ate breakfast in the room every day, saved much money, and packed a lunch too. Hotel is located near almost every subway line, across the street from Carnegie Hall. Staff was attentive, maids kept our room very well. Taxi from La Guardia to hotel was less than $20 for all four of us. I'd definitely stay here again.
The Salisbury Hotel
This was my 3rd trip to NYC and my first stay at The Salisbury. It is a very pleasant 3* hotel, well located directly opposite the Russian Tea Rooms and Carnegie Hall. The service we received at reception was excellent throughout our stay. The room itself was small - the brochure had stated that the rooms were "above average size" as the building used to be an apartment block. Hmmm - not sure about that and the view...well what view? We were at the rear of the hotel and basically our view was a brick wall, but when you are in NYC you spend very little time in your room anyway! In fairness when we first checked into the hotel the receptionist apologised for the view! An excellent breakfast was included in the price and 24 hour room service is available from a number of local delis/restaurants in the area should you feel like a slice of pizza at 3am! All in all I enjoyed my stay at The Salisbury and as for NYC - what can i say? It's the best!
Loved the salisbury
Just returned from NYC. Second stay at the Salisbury this year. We love it! It's very comfortable, this visit we stayed in a suite, it was like being in our own NYC apt. fabulous. We loved the ambiance of the place, we had everything we needed, even our own resident ghost!! It also was located in a wonderful area. We really enjoyed Scala's deli, and Harry's bar!!
Comfortable feeling of being "home"
I just returned from a week's stay at the Salisbury Hotel, 7th Ave at W 57th. I booked online knowing nothing about the hotel other than what I had read on the website. Overall, I was pleased. The suite was very clean, quiet and the king size bed was comfortable.( Light bulbs in at least a couple of the lamps could have been higher wattage, though. It was hard to find a good spot for reading. ) The bathroom was very small -- a sink, tub/shower combo, toilet -- no real counter top -- but there was a medicine chest and cabinet for storage. The pantry area with refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave and sink were a nice addition in the suite and also in the standard room I had later in my stay.
The web site mentioned a continental breakfast, but that was not part of the deal! However, there is a Starbucks across the street and several coffee shops/diners and other restaurants very close by.
The lobby is very small and the staff also appears to be small -- usually one person on the front desk, a bellman and a doorman (part of the time).
Everyone was courteous and helpful. I would stay at the Salisbury again!