The address says Broadway but the entrance is actually on 77th street, which is much quieter. The area has a plethora of bars and restaurants to choose from.
Housed in a 16-story brick building, the hotel provides standard rooms, rooms with balconies and spacious penthouse lofts and suites. The 240-square-foot standard room is comfortable for one but can feel a bit cramped for two. Neutral shades abound, from the satin curtains to the poly-cotton carpet to the polyurethane-filled striped chair. A brushed cotton headboard hangs above the bed. Black and white photos of New York City scenes dot the walls. The blue and white tiled bathroom is clean and roomy and has a large shower with good water pressure, a toilet off to one side and an industrial-style metal sink, which looks as if it belongs on an episode of “Top Chef.”
Guests can relax with an issue of Gotham or In New York magazine as they wait for a friend in the inviting lobby with its hardwood floors, velvet couches, colorful satin and polyester banquette and marble-topped tables. An abstract painting hangs on a wall near a baby grand piano as Sinatra croons over the loudspeakers.
Eating and drinking
The Fatty Crab Restaurant & Bar is a Village institution and this is the eatery's uptown outpost. Head here for affordable seafood.
A 24-hour fitness center is on premises.
Checking in was a breeze but then again, rooms should be ready by 3 pm, which is when I arrived. Housekeeping staff are friendly but may accidentally run you over with their cleaning cart!
Who stays there
Europeans and singles.
The price can't be beat for the area and a standard room works perfectly if you plan on spending most of your days out and about in the city.
- Business Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Room Service
- No fuss
Pros & Cons
- Small rooms