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.

Bedford Hotel

3.0 of 5 118 East 40th Street, New York City, NY 10016
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Bedford Hotel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Bedford Hotel
Write a Review

867 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    156
    409
    193
    63
    46
See reviews for
246
248
33
50
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (91)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (867)
  • Mar-May only
    (195)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (236)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (263)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (173)
All months
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in this hotel for 5 nights in September 2013. There are a few positives to the hotel, firstly the location is ideal for exploring NYC and is in close proximity to Grand Central Station. Although a little basic the hotel was still clean but did look in need of a more modern revamp. Unfortunately my over riding experience of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

So I rolled up to here in the merc I had jumped in at jfk and they treat me like I'm royalty,. As soon as I got to the front door, the staff were straight out the front door grabbing my bags and taking them inside. I paid the driver and headed inside. I gave them my confirmation and got... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Mississauga, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

i book this hotel on hotels.com requesting a room for 3 people 2 queen beds. when i arrived at front desk they said the only room they have is one King bed and that i have to pay extra for 3rd person. (which i already paid when booked the hotel) when i tried to talk to the manager he said... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monterey, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The location was awesome. less than two blocks to Grand Central. Quick walk to NY Library, Bryant Park, Times Square, Theatre District, etc. It has been sold and will be converted into a 5-star hotel. Too bad. It was great deal. The "little guy" loses.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fairbanks, Alaska
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
17 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I was pleased to find this hotel on line after looking at many other hotels within walking distance of Times Square, the theater district, Grand Central Station and good restaurants. While it is an older hotel, it served my wife and me very well and was clean enough for her. We liked the large living area, the separate bedroom, TWO... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cardiff
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The hotel itself looked ok from the website and their were a few features that were better than others. Firstly the positives! It has a good mini kitchen area with a job, coffee machine as fridge, it's opposite a Starbucks and has a deli nex door which does breakfasts better than the hotel! It's a really short walk to the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Bedford hotel is a five minute walk away from Grand Central station. It is very well located for all things in New York. It would be preferable to get a room on the higher floors to drown out the street noise. My room was on the third floor and I got woken up a couple of times by the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Orlando, Florida
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Yes, this is an older hotel, but it is charming! It does not have a lot of frills, no food and or beverage, but the rooms are roomy and it was very clean. Our suite had 2 closets in the master bedroom, small, but both even had lights in them, which I loved. The bathroom was clean with very nice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Donaghadee, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This hotel is in a great location on Lexington and close to Grand Central Station, the rooms are quite a good size for New York but they are pretty tired. It was also incredibly noisy due to the metal window frames and location but earplugs soon sorted that. We had to ask for extra towels for our stay as they... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Townsville, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The staff were helpful and friendly. The location meant we could easily walk to Time Square, The Museum of American Natural History, Central Park (42 blocks and we did it with three children in tow) and Empire State Building. Given its location on the corner of Lexington Avenue it was also VERY noisy. Sirens ALL day and most of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Bedford Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bedford Hotel

Address: 118 East 40th Street, New York City, NY 10016
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown , Murray Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bedford Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 136
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, Despegar.com, Priceline and Tingo so you can book your Bedford Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Bedford Hotel New York City
Hotel Bedford New York
Bedford New York City
Hotel Style:
#16 Best Value Hotel in New York City

655 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (221)
Viewed
Room/suite (58)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (16)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (47)
Viewed
View from room (24)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (72)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (424)
Viewed
Double Bed Room (94)
Viewed
One Bedroom Suite (125)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (7)
Viewed
Standard Room (56)
Viewed
The Hotel (13)
Viewed
Tower Suite (129)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (10)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Staying in Midtown

Neighborhood Profile
Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
Explore this neighborhood