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2.0 of 5 Inn   |   160 East 25th Street, New York City, NY 10010 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #44 of 96 New York City B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Helsinki, Finland
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for multiple nights. Overall this was one of the best and most atmospheric experiences I've had in any hostel. One negative thing though, which could be a problem to some. The bed was quite terrible. I could actually feel the springs. Very noisy too. I got used to it quickly because I generally sleep well anywhere. But I realize... More

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8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't believe I've not reviewed this place before. I first stayed here in the mid eighties and have been back half a dozen times. I first stayed as a traveling bachelor the last time with my wife and two teenaged daughters. Go with an open mind and you'll love this quirky place. If they aren't too full ask to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a quirky art-themed hostel type hotel in a good area near 23st Subway. Its affordable and for the budget traveller. Plus points: no one enters your room to clean so you dont have to worry about vacating your room during the day, 2 lovely cats to play with, pleasant reading/PC room, can choose your room. Minus points: bed... More

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6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this hotel ain't for the faint of heart. it's true grit, an artful New York rooming house with each room painted by a different artists. yes the floors are a tad tilted, yes there are two cats wandering around, yes the linens are mismatched, yes it's not 5-star spotless. it's a grand, gritty, beautifully NYC hostel steps from the east... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Certainly not for everyone, but it was an amusing, economical and convenient place to stay while in NYC. The reception staff were very friendly and gave me a choice of rooms. The linens were clean and my room had a sink, which was convenient for freshening up. The kitties were a pleasure to have around. As expected, it was a... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have stayed at the Carlton Arms many times. I have never had an issue in the many times I have stayed there. The staff is friendly and the place is clean enough. This hotel is not for the whinny tho! But if you can handle NO tv, no phone, and just the minimum linen, this place is for you!... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

excellent location, very well priced when your staying with friends or family. staff were so extremely helpful.....so friendly toilets and showers always very clean and very good hot water only downfall is little to no social activity but yes it is a hotel not a hostel great Wifi throughout building

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

When i came here there wasn't no water!! The room is terrible, bed and pillows are old and very bad. Every day that i try to use the shower the water was not working or stopped in the middle and it didn't come back!! When you enter this hotel, you leave a first class country to enter the worst third... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

It was a good experience to stay a month in Carlton Arms. At fisrt, you must to be open-mind, because its very different from the usual hotels. Good points: good localization (close to 23th station) you close with a locker your bedroom and nobody enter (even to clean) funny decorations Funny and nice people to attend you. Very good price... More

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Berlin, Germany
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51 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The Carlton Arms Hotel is great if you're looking to find budget accommodation that's a little bit different - in a good way. Every room and hallway is decorated differently, with nothing left blank, and each room is different. Even the sink in my room was painted. I really liked this concept as it added a lot of character to... More

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Address: 160 East 25th Street, New York City, NY 10010
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown , Murray Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Carlton Arms 2*
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