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80 Riverside Drive, New York City, NY 10024 (Upper West Side)
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Ranked #355 of 457 Hotels in New York City
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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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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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Let's not forget, this is a budget hotel people! It is perfectly adequate and comfortable for the price. It's clean, the maid changed the bedding and towels every day and the reception staff were most helpful. This is in a great location, very near to the subway and Central Park and plenty of cafés and shops around for when you... More 

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Beijing, China
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Receptionist welcoming. Rooms were a bit small, but that's why you pay such low price. Location is very convenient, few blocks away from The beautiful Central Park, window views overlook the Hudson River and only 2 minutes from Zabars (famous Panini restaurant) and Metro Station (79th street). Bed is well sized for two people and though tight spaces (did not... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A nice place for my purposes, which were to have a place to sleep after a full day in NYC. Building is old but everything is very clean and there are no bad smells around. Rooms are much better than what you may think by seeing the hallway (to be honest I was affraid of what I was going to... More 

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Address: 80 Riverside Drive, New York City, NY 10024
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side , Manhattan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 120
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