We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 446 New York City hotels

Seafarers & International House

123 E. 15th St., New York City, NY 10003 (Gramercy Park)
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Seafarers & International House
Ranked #210 of 446 hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in New York City
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Write a Review

113 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    40
    47
    19
    5
    2
See reviews for
17
32
32
11
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (17)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Peaks Island, Maine
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted an inexpensive place to stay close to East 20th Street -- and the Seafarers & International House was perfect. Our double room with shared bath cost only $108, and because the hotel is a non-profit there were no taxes added on. Positives: Everything was spotlessly clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. The neighborhood (close to Union Square) is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a safe and affordable place to stay in NYC nothing beats it. And the location is superb. The rooms are spartan. But if you plan on not spending your vacation in your hotel room then this is the place for you!! There are no taxes because it is run by a nonprofit. You can save money and feel good... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

On the plus side: friendly, excellent location, and affordable prices (both en suite and not). Especially in terms of the affordability, I know that one isn't really entitled to ask for much. You get what you pay for! But the tidy if somewhat characterless lobby and mezzanine promised too much. Our small room was outrageously dated. It was clean but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Henderson, Nevada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Very friendly staff and management. Excellent location, simple rooms and very clean. The prices are unbeatable in New York area. Metro station is around the corner and you can quickly go to any place in New York.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Oslo, Norway
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
54 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I stayed only for one night here, and it was a good deal for a short stay. Had shared bathroom and toilet with 4-5 other rooms on the floor. It is a very basic place, comfortable enough, but preferably for people who aren't planning to stay in much. People there are very friendly, and you probably feel most comfortable there... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Top Contributor
226 reviews 226 reviews
16 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We have stayed at this facility many times in the past. There are two options: Share-a-bathroom which affords one single bed and an uncomfortable roll-away, or private bath which provides two single beds. The price, I believe, for the first option is less than $100/night. The price goes up a bit during weekends. The second option with private bath is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I stayed at this hotel about 20 years ago on a visit to NYC and decided to return for economic reasons. It is one block from Union Square, easy to find, right on the corner of East 15th street and Irving Place. Neighborhood is very safe. My 13 year old daughter and I stayed in a single room for $87... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
53 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

This is a wonderful alternative to high-priced hotels in NYC. Basic, but clean, comfortable and safe...and right in Union Square. I had a room with a private bath, but you can get a single room with a shared bath for less than $100 a night which is almost unheard of in NYC. Rooms had a TV, mini-fridge, plenty of towels... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Orlando, Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

You won't find luxury here but you will find a clean room in a safe location just blocks from Union Square. I've stayed twice this year and have been very satisfied both times. You do not have to share a bathroom - can request a room with a private bathroom.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Kristiansand
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I don´t think people realize how good this place is for the price as of being in the middle of Manhattan. Of course your not gone get luxury, pay $300 a night if you want a "normal" hotel, pay $600 if you want luxury. This place is just amazingly cheap and not bad. I would def stay here again!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Been to Seafarers & International House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Seafarers & International House

Also Known As:
Seafarers And International House
Seafarers & International House Hotel New York City
Seafarers & International House Hotel
Seafarers International Hotel
Hotel Seafarers International
Address: 123 E. 15th St., New York City, NY 10003
Phone Number:
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Gramercy Park , Manhattan , Midtown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#162 Family Hotel in New York City
#230 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Seafarers & International House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Seafarers & International House to your Saves list