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The Gracie Inn

502 East 81st Street, New York City, NY 10028
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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New York, New York, United States
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I stayed there with my two daughters (7 and 13) for one night. We were promised two bedroom suite, each with a double bed. When we arrived (at 6pm) the keys were not where they were supposed to be for pick up, which was a little distressing. We knocked at the door to another visitor, who could guide us, how... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I really enjoyed this hotel. It gave an amazing old New York feel in a great location. We were close enough to get on the metro and subway to go anywhere or just enjoy the awesome shops around the blocks. The value compared is a no brainer! I will definitely be returning to this hotel :-)

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

What a miserable place. After six o’clock you get an email telling you how to get in. No one had warned me, so it was just lucky that my iPhone can get emails. If the hotel planned (as it seems it does) to have no one on duty after six, they should have alerted me at booking and asked if... More 

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Gracieprnyc, Manager at The Gracie Inn, responded to this review

Dear Ruth M, At the Gracie Inn Hotel, we take customer service and satisfaction very seriously. Thank you very much for your comments and I apologize sincerely that you were not completely satisfied with your stay. In the past few weeks, we have been working very hard to resolve and fix many of the issues we were having- yours included,... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This place was a huge disappointment! HUGE!!! We stayed from 10/16-10/19 and if I hadn't already paid in full I would've left after the first 5 minutes. I should have known something wasn't right when Gracie Inn charged by credit card 5 days before checking in. I called to ask why they hadn't waited till I check in on 10/16... More 

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

Dear ZGirlAmy, At the Gracie Inn Hotel, we take customer service very seriously so we are disappointed when we find reviews like this from any guest who had anything less than a pleasurable experience. It is true that the city was doing some routine maintenance on the plumbing system, turned off our hot water, and forgot to turn it back... More 

Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Where to start. This hotel was really really reaaaaaaally NASTY. Overpriced dirty and the website is misleading/ false advertising. No one to greet you upon arrival. No complimentary water. Freezer was iced up. Dirty foyer stairs and carpet. Ancient lift. Television didn't work. Remote was missing. Sheets were unchanged with hair and dirt when we arrived. Floors were sticky. Bed... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

By The Looks Of This Place Its Well On Its Way Of Being Labeled As A Shelter Than A Hotel Because This Place Is An Absolute Dump. Poor Management And Rude Unprofessional Staff. If You Ever Had The Blessing Of Seeing Any Your Whole Stay There. Read All Reviews. Take Warning. All Good Reviews Have To Be By Management Themselves.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We (a German family with 3 kids) booked the Penthouse at the “Gracie Inn Hotel” for one week in September 2014. The location of the hotel is quite good, the website photos and video are really promising and the price seemed to be reasonable. What a disappointment! First of all and as agreed upon, the hotel debited my credit card... More 

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New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Stayed here last week for 2 nights. The location on Upper East Side is awesome, safe, residential, quiet, lots of great restaurants and a block from walks along the East River. The rate is half the chain hotels in the area and now I know why. This could be a really charming place but the owner has really sunk to... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We stayed for one night and it was not a nice experience. Room was not clean, nobody to help you and they did not refund the second night we did not stay as per their final invoice. I would not recommend any one to stay here. Tjaart

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We stayed at the Gracie Inn Hotel last year and it was wonderful. Since then, they have changed management. Our room was never cleaned - there was soap from the previous people in the bathroom who stayed there. There was NO breakfast, there was NOBODY at the front desk to assist you. It was very dirty. I would not ever... More 

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