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The Gracie Inn

2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   502 East 81st Street, New York City, NY 10028 (Manhattan)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The following email was sent July 20, directed to the hotel owners and management. We followed up twice. We never received a single reply, much less any apology or explanation. Really baffling. "Please see below [we attached photos of, dirty rugs, etc, and copies of numerous prior emails sent during our stay, starting the very first night, requesting assistance]. I... More

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dsasse, General Manager at The Gracie Inn, responded to this review

Good Day - I am sorry that your visit was less then perfect. Here at The Gracie Inn Hotel we strive on guest satisfaction so when we get comments from guest like this we are disappointed that we failed to meet your expectations. I would kindly ask that you give us another chance so that we can exceed your expectations,... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We reserved two nights at this B&B -- June 20th and 21st. We arrived after the front desk closed and followed phone instructions to get to our room. The filthy carpet in the hallway was our first clue that we had made a terrible mistake. The room was dirty and poorly lit. The refrigerator and everything else in the kitchen... More

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dsasse, General Manager at The Gracie Inn, responded to this review

Good Day - I am sorry that your visit was less then perfect. Here at The Gracie Inn Hotel we strive on guest satisfaction so when we get comments from guest like this we are disappointed that we failed to meet your expectations. I would kindly ask that you give us another chance so that we can exceed your expectations,... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I rarely write reviews but felt I should for this one, because this place is listed as a nice hotel, and it's really, really run down. The cabinets are old, the mattress was saggy, the carpet in the hallway was a bit disgusting (there were used q-tips on the floor). I am befuddled as to why the management would leave... More

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dsasse, Public Relations Manager at The Gracie Inn, responded to this review

Good Day - I am sorry that your visit was less then perfect. Here at The Gracie Inn Hotel we strive on guest satisfaction so when we get comments from guest like this we are disappointed that we failed to meet your expectations. I would kindly ask that you give us another chance so that we can exceed your expectations,... More

1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

In my entire life I've never stayed in a worse room. Not even while travelling on the road when I was young and didn't have much money. You will not want to spend any time awake in this room. Although it's good to get out and explore NYC, you don't want to feel you can't go back to your room... More

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dsasse, Public Relations Manager at The Gracie Inn, responded to this review

Good Day - I am sorry that your visit was less then perfect. Here at The Gracie Inn Hotel we strive on guest satisfaction so when we get comments from guest like this we are disappointed that we failed to meet your expectations. I would kindly ask that you give us another chance so that we can exceed your expectations,... More

Narragansett, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

For NYC the Gracie Inn was a deal, the location was excellent, quiet street upper east side near York and East End Ave, The staff was very pleasant and from the outside it looked delightful. Our room left much to be desired, felt dirty, squeaky bed, old furniture. Our bath towels were not changed and we did not receive new... More

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Miami, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We read the reviews that varied so greatly and worried as we prepared for our four-day stay at Gracie’s Inn. Simply put, our room(s) and stay were absolutely wonderful especially for the price we paid. We stayed in room 204 for one night then moved to the junior suite for three nights. Four people staying very comfortably in a two-story... More

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Athens, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

A dump...an expensive dump...period. Service ok, but rooms need everything. This room cost way more than you would ever want to pay... We choose based on Internet reviews...don't believe them. Beds horrible and room not clean enough...

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Staten Island, New York
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Check in was great but after that it was horrible we were 3 people they gave us two towels 2wash clothes 2hand towels left menu for breakfast never got it requested extra towels for 3 but no hand towels or wash clothes were left room was not cleaned and even though no one was there they should have someone to... More

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dsasse, Public Relations Manager at The Gracie Inn, responded to this review

Good Day - I am sorry that your visit was less then perfect. Here at The Gracie Inn Hotel we strive on guest satisfaction so when we get comments from guest like this we are disappointed that we failed to meet your expectations. I would kindly ask that you give us another chance so that we can exceed your expectations,... More

Schenectady, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My husband and I spent a weekend visiting our daughter who lives on E 80th Street. When looking for a place to stay for the weekend in close proximity to our daughter's apartment, we came upon The Gracie Inn. We could not have asked for a more friendly, accommodating, and attentive staff than we found at The Gracie Inn. Not... More

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Like marmite, you will either love or hate this place. On arrival in our room yesterday could understand why some reviews are great and some are not. If you are looking for a low cost standard hotel, go elsewhere. This is not an economy Holiday Inn. It's quirky and interesting. We have the junior penthouse with a roof terrace. It's... More

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Address: 502 East 81st Street, New York City, NY 10028
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Upper East Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Gracie Inn 2.5*
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