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Imperial Court Hotel

307 West 79th Street, New York City, NY 10024
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Iasi, Romania
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This place is awful. I don't even understand how it has reviews from travelers as the manager told me they only have housing for J1 students. And btw, you can never talk to this manager - Glenny. She is never to be found. Here I had the only bad New York experience. Awful staff!!!

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Chicago
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is a cheap hotel, dirty and with bedbugs. really not worth to stay with this price. By my knowledge, according to NY city law and the code of this building, they should not charge to guest for such an expensive price because this is not a real hotel but an apartment building for long-term stay tenants, and they are... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This hotel is currently being investigated as illegal by the NYC government. Tenants have complained of harassment by management and those allegations were sustained by a judge. Like so many places in NYC it has a nice facade but is a dump inside. Until they get the legal mess straightened out I would not stay in this place again.

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Naples, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I read about many unhappy travelers slagging off this hotel. They might be right as I can't prove them wrong. To be honest I can't praise the Imperial Court Hotel all the way, but I can't have bad words either. My overall experience with this place was more than decent and I would recommend it if you asked me. I... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The lobby looks great. Unfortunaly that's the only positive thing I can say about this hotel. The staff isn't helpful or nice, there is no breakfest available, no baggie-boys and the rooms are decent at best. I got a room at the 11th floor (the elevetor is just ten floors). In the first night I woke up and heard some... More 

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Aigio, Greece
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Very expensive! No breakfast offered.Rude staff indeed.Furnishing ready to collapse. Otherwise the room was clean something I can't say for the rest of hotel, if it really is a hotel I got the feeling people - students were renting rooms long term.

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Beit-Shemesh, Yerushalayim, Israel
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The entrance is very ornate and fancy. And that's where it stops. The rooms are small, and not all of them have a bathroom en suite. I did, but it was so small that I had to squeeze my legs under the basin in order to sit on the toilet. Small kitchenette is not bad. The furnishings (bed, cupboards, desk,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

My friend and I stayed at this 'hotel' for 8 nights and from the first hour into checking in we wanted to pack our bags and never retun. The concierge was incredibly rude and unaccomodating. He spoke to us as though we didnt understand a word of English and was very disrespectful. On top of that the rooms were attrocious.... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Really great location. Had to change location from Chelsea to somewhere uptown due to Hurricane Sandy and found this place. From the get go, the staff were really helpful. Some guy called Chris was really helpful when we had called asking about the hotel. The rooms are very small though but at least there is a kitchenette!the house keepers do... More 

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