My mother and I recently spent 3 days in NYC. We've both been to the city many times, but this hotel was by far the best, especially for the price. The location couldn't have been better. Great upper west side neighborhood, just a block away from Central Park, and very close to Natural History Musem and the MET. The room was spacious and comfortable. It's our new favorite hotel and will try to get it for future visits to the city.
"Great location - check in went well and was quick."
We arrived early and were able to store our luggage until check in which was nice, however I was a little concerned that our luggage was safe as the room where it was kept was not very secure. (Key was given to unsupervised guest for entry) Staff was ok but not extremely friendly. Room was modern and clean. Bathroom was very small. Location was awesome !
The Park 79 is a quaint, old-world hotel, the same type you'd find in many European cities. Fast, efficient and respectful service, clean rooms, and fantastic location. It isn't your 21st century modern hotel - the wooden hallway floors, the older doors, they all feel slightly older. And yes, the window air-conditioning unit is loud, so be advised. But for its charm and its basic, reliable convenience, the Park 79 is a wonderful choice, and one I'll make again.
The Millburn is extremely close to the race start also quite comfortable. The hotel staff was very good about keeping my bike pre registration. This made check-in and race registration quite painless allowing me to attend the racers briefing, and expo beforehand then taking my bike to transition. Afterward my wife and I had a nice dinner at the Boat Basin. Race morning was a breeze and didn’t require that I arise too early. I got my breakfast, walked straight down 69th street and to transition. After preparing my stuff I enjoyed a leisurely breakfast overlooking the swim start. I plan to be back again next year!
Traveller from Glen Ridge, NJ.
This hotel is on Manhattan's Upper West Side, 4 blocks from Central Park, 10 blocks from Lincoln Center, and 2 miles from …More
We really enjoyed our stay at The Lucerne hotel. The staff was friendly, our room was beautiful and very clean. I would have preferred a regular mini coffee pot over the Keurig. Lots of things to do within walking distance (Central Park, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Natural History Museum and great restaurants). And the subway is close by. We would stat there again!
Stayed at the Beacon 7 nights, first time ever in NYC. Love the Upper West Side location close to the subway station. Many nice restaurants and cafes nearby. Walked to Magnolia bakery and Levain bakery a few times. Room was good size and very clean. Staff very pleasant. Highly recommend!!
I chose this hotel based on the relative value compared to other hotels in the area. It offered a reasonably sized room, easy access to the subway, friendly staff, and a great location. I was able to pack in a lot of sightseeing, and it was particularly nice to be only a few blocks from the Museum of Natural History and Central Park.
The building itself is old, although the rooms have been renovated adequately. The only time I heard any other people was when they closed their doors in the hall. Overall, this was a good experience. I would stay there again.
Some bemoan that the Upper West Side has become a version of the Upper East Side. Case in point: Columbus Circle’s Time Warner Center, one of New York’s priciest real estate. The Upper West Side includes the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the American Museum of Natural History, and Columbia University. Harlem, the legendary African American neighborhood, lies north and caps Manhattan.