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“Car-free with toddlers: ideal location, some minor problems.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Newton
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2528 Broadway, Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City, NY 10025 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #240 of 446 hotels in New York City
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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“Car-free with toddlers: ideal location, some minor problems.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We went to NYC with twin four year old toddlers, aiming to go car free, with a stroller. So, the location of the Hotel Newton is very good for the Upper West Side: it's within a block of the handicapped accessible 96th Street stop on the 1/2/3 line, just three express stops from Penn Station. Doorways, ramps, and elevator are all handicapped accessible also (so a wheelchair, or a double-wide twin stroller can be rolled through easily). It is a little up to the north on the UWS, however, so there is a smattering of decent restaurants and shops in the area, but the real action is further to the south. The Manhattan Diner is next door, and offers a passable breakfast option (they're even the room service food option), though the breakfast was not deathless there. Riverside Park is also a block or two away, and there's a nice little kid's park and room to stroll or run kids around.

We had a double king suite, with a small separate room with kitchenette. The room was neat, well appointed, and kept scrupulously clean by the hotel staff (and with two toddlers, this is a challenge!). I would have liked a little separation somehow between the separate room and the bedroom; another hotel suite we've stayed in had a closable doorway so that we could do other things while the kids slept, that was impossible here. Beds were fairly comfortable, bathroom had a detachable shower head, but tended to take some time for hot water pressure to get up to our 8th floor room. Awkward choices included the complete absence of any plates, utensils, or corkscrews, which defeats the purpose of reserving a suite with a microwave and a refrigerator. Heating system was also odd -- the only obvious control was a window unit air conditioner and the room tended to be quite hot after coming in from a brisk NYC fall. Staff was very friendly and helpful where they could be. The WiFi network was available for a charge of $5/day from 12 noon to 12 noon. Connection speeds were variable (though on the second day, I found a second network that loaded somewhat faster).

All in all, a solid option if you're traveling with a family with small children, convenient to public transportation, variable in terms of local amenities, uneven in implementation.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MILO928, Manager at Hotel Newton, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Thank you for your review and I am happy all was a success. I wish we could offer utensils but because of sanitary laws where we don't operate a working kitchen, we are not allowed to offer this. It is a question that many have so I am happy to offer the response. We hope to see you soon!

Emilio Morales
Director of Reservations and Revenue
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My husband and I stayed her for three nights. The room was small but typical for NYC. Even though small it was quite nice. Comfortable bed and pillows. The bathroom was nicely remodeled. Great hot water pressure. Great location. Next to Manhattan Diner (great breakfast), Starbucks , drug store, and subway. I loved the neighborhood feel versus Times Square. The location was two blocks from my brother's studio apartment. We would stay here again.

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MILO928, Manager at Hotel Newton, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Thank you for your review and we look forward to your next stay with us.

Emilio Morales Jr.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The hotel is very conveniently located 1/2 block from the 95th St. exit of the 96th St. subway station. My room was very tiny and definitely would not have worked for two people. But it suited my needs pretty well: pleasant decor, comfortable bed, just room enough to sit at the decent-sized desk, very fast wi-fi that was easy to connect to, lots of good lighting, an actual closet where I could stow my suitcase, a nice bathroom that's about normal size for a New York hotel, and very quiet. Front desk service was efficient and correct but not friendly. Getting to the desk to check out was a bit of a problem because there's only one small elevator that was being used by the cleaning service as well as the guests. If you don't want to schlep your baggage down the stairs, be prepared for a long wait. There's a diner next door that I heard is good for breakfast and a Starbucks across the street. For supper I went around the corner to Acqua, an Italian restaurant on 95th & Amsterdam. I had a $20 branzino with roasted vegetables that was quite tasty and a chocolate torte that was fantastic. I was put up at the hotel by Columbia so can't speak to the value, but if I need to stay in that area again, I will definitely consider booking at the Newton.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The hotel was OK - clean and the staff were helpful. As a solo traveler, the hotel puts you into the smallest and least desirable room. My room was the size of a shoe box and the one window was two feet away from the exhaust fan of the restaurant next door. I asked to have another room but they couldn't accommodate me. I was only staying for 3 nights so I didn't look for another hotel and after all what does one expect for $220.00 in NYC. ?????

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Fot hte price that we pay by Agoda, all the things are excellent,. Very clean and friendly. When you do the reservation you need to be alert if your bedroom is with share bathroom. Our experience it not bad about the bathroom (we have a share bathroom), all the time it is clean. You have a lot of restaurants and places to go, in excellent localization, the subway it at one minute, you are in the middle of NYC!!! We arrive at hotel at 12, and the check it its suppose to be at 3pm, but they bring the room early! The personal was friendly too.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I recently spent 3 days at the Newton Hotel. It was my 3rd visit. I love the area (not touristy) with close access to subway/buses, great little restaurants with reasonable prices and excellent grocery stores with good prepared food.......and Columbia University. The rooms are clean and adequate and each has a small refrigerator and microwave. It is a basic hotel, but comfortable. I would say more 2 stars than 3. The entrance could be more inviting, but the staff is welcoming and helpful. Mostly, the hotel is an affordable option for staying in Manhattan.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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MILO928, Manager at Hotel Newton, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thank you so much for your review. We look forward to many stays to come!

Emilio Morales Jr.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

So you have only one temperamental lift, the water takes awhile to heat up and the room smells slightly musty but in a nice sort of way. But that's the old world charm this hotel comes with. Front rooms are a little noisy so if you're a light sleeper ask for a room off the street. The staff are cheerful and try hard to please. There is a subway just a few yards away and numerous mini markets. An excellent full American breakfast for under $10 is served next door. The Thai restaurant two doors down and the Indian restaurant around the corner have terrific food and cheap too. The location has a real neighborhood feel but you are only a short stroll to Central Park or a quick subway ride to Downtown. Overall this hotel is excellent value in terms of location and features.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Newton

Also Known As:
Hotel Newton New York
Newton Hotel New York
Newton Hotel
Address: 2528 Broadway, Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City, NY 10025
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Upper West Side
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Room Service
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#178 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Newton 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Attractive Nine-story Hotel located on the Upper West Side, convenient to Columbia University, theaters, museums & shopping. ... more   less 
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