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“ehh, I've had better.” 3 of 5 stars
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Carlton Arms
2.0 of 5 Inn   |   160 East 25th Street, New York City, NY 10010 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #40 of 95 New York City B&B and Inns
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“ehh, I've had better.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Any hotel that doesn't have a mirror in the bathroom or by the sink (there was no sink in the bathroom) can't get too high a rating in my book. Art was cool, but place felt gross. Ironing boards should be standard. Room got cold. And the one small lock wasn't enough to make one feel safe. Location is amazing though. Wish it was as nice as a Motel 6 though.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Keep away from here we booked a room here , and at the moment of our arrival they told us , they did not have any room available, dedpite the fact we reserved one in advance , worst experience ever, it was in the middle of the night, it was cold as hell outside, what a bunch of incompetents.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Preston, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

My and wife and I booked this hotel for its location after staying in the East Village last May and as much as we loved the scene round there, the 20 minute trek to the subway each day for two weeks got tiresome fast. With two subway stations a mere 7 minute walk away the location was bliss! The bagel shop across the street was handy too for the early morning hungry while we got ready. The hotel itself is nice and the decor is better then the normal mundane white walls. We stayed in room 1C (which is up 3 flights of steep stairs as there is no elevator) as it had a private bathroom. The only issues with the room was the sink was separate from the bathroom and in the main room, which made it awkward when getting ready. We also had some pipes in the main room which work make a fair bit of noise when they got going so unless you were asleep it was about of a pain. The room was quite dark so again it was hard for my wife to get ready at night. The wifi worked fine from with the room which was great considering we were told it would only work in the corridor. All in all a good stay though, thanks!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lethbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

If you want to explore NYC and around, this place is a good option. It is really well located, close to a metro station, restaurants, coffee shops and bars. The price is reasonable, considering you are in Manhattan. If you are artsy or just sensitive to arts, you will adore this place. It has a cool backpacker hostel vibe but it has the privacy you can get in a regular hotel. It has a friendly pub downstairs and it is close to a Bagel place where you can start your day with a delicious breakfast.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

How can I sum up this hotel other than terrible awful and purely miserable hotel. Yes so we kind of knew what we were letting ourselves in for by booking (however tip be careful when booking Carlton Hotel as sometimes the two are easy to mix up!) and only wanted somewhere to rest between the busy attractions but were not expecting it to be as bad as it was.
We had emailed the hotel to confirm our booking and to ask which room would be available, we had a reply and our booking was confirmed. however upon arrival we had to wait in the lobby for half hour while they tried to even establish our booking! It has no lift, some of the locks on the doors - which by the way are padlocks! Yes thats right! theres no tvs in any rooms and most mornings we had to get up half hour early to put the water on to get it warm. The rooms maybe unique but are grubby and the hallways are filthy. Out of our whole time and experience in NYC this was by far the worst.
I would rather stay at home than stay here even if offered for free again! Aviod people aviod!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Such an innovative design scheme for a hotel!!! Ok, so New York is always going to be a bit of a hit and miss, and this place was definitely a hit! Cool staff, nice beds, great location (Actually, SENSATIONAL!!!) Not a five star, romantic hotel. But, if you are actually travelling, and interested in the experience of new York and meeting wonderful people, and seeing art, bands, parks, eating at amazing restaurants.... Then I cannot recommend it more. If you want to spend your entire holiday in your hotel room, then why are you in New York anyway? This is a top place location to lay your head. :-)

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I suppose you get what you say for, and a room to yourself for $80 in the middle of Manhattan isn't bad value. I was sharing a bathroom, which was fine. There was never any sign of anyone else using it. The place is old and lived in but the wall to wall art gives it a unique bohemian feel. HOWEVER, as i was packing to leave a mouse scurried across the floor and swore never to come back. When i bought it to the attention of the member of staff at reception, i got the feeling that mice were as much a part of this place as running water.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 160 East 25th Street, New York City, NY 10010
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Murray Hill
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Carlton Arms 2*
Number of rooms: 54
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