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Carlton Arms

2.0 of 5
160 East 25th Street, New York City, NY 10010
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Ranked #39 of 95 New York City B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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mtl
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Listen, I know there's a large chunk of travellers that want the beige linens and the generic wallpaper and the plastic cups with plastic wrap over them and the crappy standard framed art on the walls- if you are this person, you are not going to enjoy the carlton arms. if you are a lou reed-loving, basquiat-worshipping, street-art fanatic who... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Depressing. Filthy. Bad vibe. I was scared in my room. My room: Huge holes in the walls. Broken mirrors and my sixth story window had this sign taped to the broken pane: "Do not touch, it may break." Springs popping out the bed, bedding worn and dirty looking. Am so glad I never have to return. Two nice things: I... More 

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Eugene
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a first time NYC visitor, this hotel was a great find. Location is everything. it is unique and creates a memorable experience. very friendly and helpful staff. Expect the unusual, all rooms decoratively painted in a mixture of artistic styles. No TV (thank God), sometimes uneven flooring but inexpensive and did I say location?

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As viclapp already mentioned here, this place is not for everyone. But if you appreciate art and if you are still laid back for yourself, you will definetly appreciate this place. It`s well located, has a great Bagelshop next door and a Sushi- master at DÀgostinos across the street. You can walk from there to Empire State Building, Gran Central... More 

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Frankfort, NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

As another reviewer has already mentioned here, this place is not for everyone. But if you appreciate art, the bohemian lifestyle, a laid-back attitude and are flexible, this hotel is most perfect! It has a fascinating history (read about it), a very friendly and helpful staff, and is most welcoming and comfortable. Where else can you stay with two cats... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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16 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This place is fast becoming my home away from home in New York. This stay was at the beginning of December for my first solo trip to NYC. I arrived at around 7am after a overnight bus trip to the city. I was beyond exhausted and the front desk guy saw it on my face the second I made it... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Stayed here in July 2013 and we loved it (had to put 2014 as it was only option). It's def not for everyone, it's very colourful - in every sense of the word. The history of the building is def worth reading up on and adds to the experience. Not the most luxurious of places by a long shot, no... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love staying here not only for the location but also the great people who work there. The place has history and is fun to stay in. Is it luxurious? No. Is it in a great location and fun? Absolutely. The hotel even has a fun little library of books. I stayed on the top floor and it was really... More 

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Charlotte
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is an unusual hotel but that's really it's charm. Convenient location downtown, quirky and intriguing and memorable. If you want a unique experience and appreciate art, this is the place for you. It's full of character, affordable, clean and safe. The staff is great. It reminds me of Europe in a way. It is not fancy but definitely has... More 

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Riedering, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My favorite Hotel in NYC. Nice Location - Fancy Rooms - Not to far to walk to Subway for Europeans. Place not very quiet, but who seriously like to sleep in a City - NEVER sleeps ? Hopefully the Prices are still affordable while my next visit in Big Apple.

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