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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Rochester, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Want to see NYC as a tourist but not stay in a cookie cutter hotel? Gracie Inn's penthouse suite was like having an apartment and diving into real life on the east side. We stayed with 3 kids, walked to Central Park, used the subway for statue of liberty tour, did Broadway, and had a comfy spacious home waiting for... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on a tight budget and stayed there. It is still pricy but compared to other hotels it was cheaper. The location is okay. The problem is the building is so tiny and old, you can't carry your luggage without banging. Also there's noone onsite at night, which is inconvenient.

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San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed here for 2 weeks while working on the upper east side. I want to give this place a 5 star because the owner is so nice, accommodating and pleasant and personable - sometimes that makes all the difference. I stayed on the 1st floor for easy access. Each room is very small and had a mini kitchen/stove/microwave/fridge. I... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My mother and I also stayed here the weekend after thanksgiving. I grew up in the neighborhood and this establishment has been hugely important to our family providing a place to visit in the part of NYC that we call home. We had stayed here quite a few times. It's true that it's kind of dirty and not really glamorous,... More

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

I am the manager and I was staying in the hotel over Thanksgiving and it is true that the heat went down at 6 am. Complaints starting coming in at 8 am we had the heater up and running by 9 am and the bldg. was warm by 10 am This guest did not want to wait so we refunded... More

Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Once again the gang from VA stayed at Gracie and we had a great time! Innkeeper is extremely nice and helpful. Room was clean and neat but a little too warm. Will definitely return. Location is quiet, considering it is NYC. A great bargain.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I would like to say that from the few times that i have stayed in this hotel i can tell u that the owner and the manager and the 2 young man who are working there they make sure that u feel like at home ,, they are very sweet ,kind , good -hearted people , and i am sure... More

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Panama City Beach, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I stayed at the gracie Inn from 12/31/13 to 01/03/14. I enjoyed my stay the hotel was fairly cost effective. The staff was friendly warm and inviting. The office dies tend to close on the early side. The manager daniel was very helpful a nd insightful about the different activities in nyc. The rooms are very cozy and home lije.... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Have been here 17 times in two years. Great location near the heart of New York City. Perfect since I have family who live on the upper east side. Conveniently located 15 minutes from grand central. The Gracie Inn offers amazing views ranging from the east river to landmarks. Near distance to all transportation. The hotel is clean, warm, accommodating... More

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Darwin, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Excellent location, walking distance to supermarkets, restaurants and subway. Situated in a great safe neighbourhood.Staff were very helpful.Room was sufficient however more detail needs to be placed on cleaning as it did appear room wasn't cleaned before we arrived. In saying this we would stay at Gracie Inn again!

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Herndon, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We were shocked at the run down and dirty condition of this way overpriced hotel. The atrocious details include: blood stains on pillow case, holes in the sheets, furniture is in very poor condition, filthy furniture-chair pads, freezer so iced over you couldn't possibly use it and the shower would not drain. All staff leaves at 7:00 p.m.

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Also Known As:
The Gracie Hotel New York City
The Gracie Hotel
Gracie Hotel New York City
Gracie Inn
Address: 502 East 81st Street, New York City, NY 10028
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Upper East Side
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Gracie Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Please see critics reviews in Frommer's New York with kids 2009 and 100 Best Little Hotels New York 4th Edition. ... more   less 
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