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The New Yorker Hotel

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481 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10001 40.752242 -73.993457
at 34th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-971-0101 | Fax: 212-629-6536 Send to Phone

  • Price Range: Moderate, Expensive
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  • Type of Hotel: Family-Friendly, Historic New York

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Sample Room Rates

Doubles/queen bedrooms, $189-$379; suites, $279-$449; plaza suites, $399-$499, tower suites, $479-$549

Official Website

newyorkerhotel.com

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 34th St.-Penn Station; 1, 2, 3 at 34th St.-Penn Station

Parking

  • Valet Parking
  • Nearby Parking Lots

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

  • Babysitting
  • Cellphone Rental
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Express Checkout
  • Fax Services
  • Gym
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hotel Bar/Lounge
  • Hotel Restaurant
  • Hotel Shops
  • Internet Access
  • Pets Allowed
  • Room Service
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi Service

Room Amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • Fax Services
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Meeting/Conference Rooms
  • Minibar
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • TV
  • Video Games
  • WiFi service

Profile

An iconic part of the city skyline thanks to its four-story LED sign, the 40-floor New Yorker Hotel opened in 1930, closed in 1972, then reopened in 1994 as a nondescript budget option. Happily, a 2008 renovation restored many of the original Art Deco details—without drastically changing the affordable rates—and now elegant touches await in the double-height lobby and 912 rooms, including ornate graphic carpeting, gold throws on the beds, dark wood-and-chrome desks, and pearly off-white window treatments. Rooms start on the nineteenth floor (below that is commercial space, student housing, and hotel meeting rooms). Though the refreshed basic ones are a good value, they can also be extremely small; for more space, guests typically upgrade to the more spacious New Yorker Suites, which offer extra amenities like free HBO, Wi-Fi, and in-room refrigerators. On the top three floors are the luxurious Tower Suites, which are even bigger, come with free continental breakfast and, in some cases, have terraces facing the midtown skyline. A somewhat strapped staff and the hotel’s popularity with groups mean this isn’t the place for personal service, but the Old New York feel and convenient location kitty-corner to Penn Station and Madison Square Garden make it a good choice for budget-conscious tourists.

Pros

The Art Deco design touches make for an aesthetically pleasing stay, while rooms and many suites are quite reasonably priced—and pet-friendly.

Cons
The experience is impersonal—don’t count on someone to answer the phone at the front desk immediately—and basic rooms can be very small.

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