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Seafarers & International House

123 E. 15th St., New York City, NY 10003 (Gramercy Park)
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Seafarers & International House
Ranked #221 of 451 hotels in New York City
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  • 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
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Gardena, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many nicer places to stay in NY, but none close to the price here. the value is GREAT and the location is GREAT. The place is clean but sparse and being NY it is not the quietest place, but I don't think its the Seafarers issue, I think NY is in general a little noisy. The location is... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Stayed here early June. Very comfortable and clean basic accommodation in a great area. Basic but all I needed. I felt like I was in school camp.. ywca or some such. Union Square close by with wonderful market on Friday and Saturdays. All in all a great place at very reasonable rates. Good decaf coffee in lobby and comfy beds.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This hotel is in a great area. It makes getting to NYC for a weekend really affordable. Sure, it's not luxurious like other hotels in Manhattan. However, it's safe, it's clean, it's cheap, and it's in a fabulous area.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My wife and I love this little place. Every time we visit NY we stay here. The price is so cheap and the facility is impeccably clean. Even the shared bathrooms are clean. I am so grateful to have found this wonderful sanctuary in the city.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Returning to Seafarers nothing much has changed except the reception desk has moved and the mezzanine has been updated. There is also a workable WiFi in the lobby and a couple of computers if you need to pick up Emails or print your boarding cards. The rooms are very basic but kept clean. The elevator is slow and busy in... More

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Peaks Island, Maine
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

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

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 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

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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

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Henderson, Nevada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 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.

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Oslo, Norway
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70 reviews 70 reviews
57 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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

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Address: 123 E. 15th St., New York City, NY 10003
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Gramercy Park , Manhattan , Midtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Seafarers And International House
Seafarers & International House Hotel New York City
Seafarers International Hotel
Hotel Seafarers International

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