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Riverside Tower

80 Riverside Drive, New York City, NY 10024
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Concord, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On the plus side: staff is friendly, room was clean, partial view of river was nice, beds comfortable. On the other hand: hotel is dingy, elevator broke down while we were there so we carried our luggage down 13 flights, room set-up was awkward. If you must stay in upper west side, this is an affordable option but there are... More 

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Riverside is a great budget hotel, This was the second time we stayed there and I researched a lot to find anything comparable at the price. Yes the rooms are small, but clean. yes, the lobby is a bit tired, we don't care. We go to enjoy theatre, museums, walking and boat tours and the like. So we spend... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a clean and quite cheap hotel located right on Riverside Drive, about two blocks from the subway, stores and Broadway. Because of its low prices it seems popular with students, and the weekend we stayed there there was a tremendous amount of noise. The rooms have high riser beds that need to be closed in order to exit... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My husband and I stayed there for a week from February 9-February 16. Rooms are clean, bed sheets smell nice as the towels in the bathroom and the staff is very friendly .The neighborhood is quiet and safe. Near Central Park and the subway. Can't wait to go back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I stayed here for 5 nights with my girlfriend in February 2015. Firstly i would say the location is superb, it is a 2 minute walk from a subway station that takes you straight downtown eg. Times Square, Grand Central, Lincoln Center. there are lots of nice restaurants nearby the hotel. There is a lovely place called Zabars a 2... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

my husband and i have stayed here about 10 times now and would not stay anywhere else, its always clean and warm in December when we tend to go, its convenient for everywhere, great views of the Hudson, very helpful and friendly staff and excellent value, looking forward to seeing the restaurant when we visit again in Dec 15

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South Deerfield, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I hesitate to write this because I don't want my secret upper West Side gem over run. Some rooms a bit shabby but the corner rooms for 4 people have an amazing view of the Hudson, the windows open so you can get fresh air, and they are clean! The lobby staff is very upstanding and pleasant. The cafe run... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The conventional wisdom concerning very inexpensive hotels in NYC is that they are dirty, contain a guerilla army of bed-bugs, and are unsafe. The Riverside Tower bucks the conventional wisdom at every turn! The neighborhood is attractive and very safe, and this hotel, while a bit "worn", is extremely clean in every respect. The staff is friendly and helpful. The... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This hotel is a treasure. We wanted somewhere central, inexpensive and within walking distance of many of New York's attractions. This ticked all of the boxes. It's 2 blocks off Broadway, 5 blocks from Central Park, and 2 blocks from line 1 of New York's Subway. In addition to that, it's on Riverside Drive, a very safe neighborhood. We stayed... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This hotel is exactly where you want to stay if you're in the city to see the city. Used to be a dorm for NYU, I can't imagine living here but for the seven or less hours we were there each night, it was perfect. Bed was very comfortable, water was hot, free wifi, and staff really friendly. The area... More 

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Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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