A year and a half ago, we stumbled upon the Hotel Newton when we needed an affordable placed to stay in New York while in town to see a Yankees game. This year, we decided to return for a winter theater/shopping weekend. We got a rate of just under $500 total for three nights in a queen room with a seating area that included a small sofa and desk/chair, and you really can't beat that rate for New York even in the off season.
As I said before, the Hotel Newton does not try to be a luxury destination. It tries to be the best at what it is -- a budget hotel. Our room was small, even with the seating area, but very clean. The bathroom was also small (I had to leave the door open while drying my hair or my elbow would hit the door) but very clean with quality products in terms of the shampoo and soap.
We were on the second floor this trip, and the room was definitely darker than when we stayed on the seventh floor, but the lighting has clearly been upgraded to recessed cans that provided more than enough light. We also had a flat-screen TV in our room (I see some people have complained about old-school TVs in other rooms), along with a mini-refrigerator and microwave.
During our last trip, the diner next door to the hotel was closed for renovation. It's now the Manhattan Cafe. We only ate breakfast there, but the food was great and the prices reasonable for New York. We also ate at Long Grain, a Thai restaurant on the same block as the hotel, and at Telio, a Greek restaurant a few blocks down Broadway that we loved. That's one of the great things about its location -- lots of great neighborhood restaurants within walking distance.
My only complaint this trip, and it's minor, is that the weather was bitter cold and mounting around the window air conditioner in our room was definitely letting cold air leak into the room that diluted the effect of the radiator heat. I had to put an extra blanket on the bed at night.
Nonetheless, we will continue to stay at the Hotel Newton on our trips to New York.
Higher floors have a little more natural light.
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February 24, 2012
I thank you for your recent comments and am so happy that all was a success. We look forward to your next stay with us. In the future, albeit minor to you, the fact that you had to sleep with a second blanket is unacceptable to us! Please make sure to always let us know if you are inconvenienced in any way, as you should feel at home when staying with us. We would have automatically taken the a/c out of the window solving the problem. Keep this in mind for your next stay with us.
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Emilio Morales Jr.
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