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Marmara Manhattan Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   301 East 94th Street, New York City, NY 10128 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #122 of 451 hotels in New York City
Brunswick
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“great value for a group!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

I just spent the weekend with extended family in a 3 br suite in the mamara Manhattan, an "'apartment hotel', ie a low-service spacious city accommodation with no dining or room service, etc. '. I had family flying in to spend time in NYC together and this turned out to be an affordable, comfortable place for us to meet up, stay, and reunite.

we had 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, a decently set up full kitchen, a nice living room for hang time and chats, sitting up late talking wi a glass of wine, etc.... and amazing views of the river, the Empire State building and a. pretty night skyline. we were on the 26th floor... room 2603 . . . which I think is actually the suite shown on their website"s gallery for the 3 br suite. so just as advertised!

the staff were pleasant and friendly, in the mornings they have free New York Times in the lobby, etc . . .our space was very clean, beds were good, nice linens, large towels etc . . negatives were the weird lobby decor with AstroTurf on the walls, (a misguided attempt to be hip, maybe? ).

the bathrooms had nice marble tiles but tired, old bras fixtures which left me thinking these suites at one time were apartments perhaps?

the windows needed washing but they could be opened a crack for air, and they provided lovely views of the east river, downtown hew your and the city below.

the location and neighborhood are just so so. my elderly mother wanted to stay on "the upper east side" which I suppose this technically is, but it's a far walk from shops and other amenities - though found a gristedes supermarket 3 blocks away for breakfast foods. it is 4 blocks to the #6 subway line which wasn't too far, though we mostly took cabs. also, the front desk staff of the hotel got us some nice, reasonably priced private cars for various group forays when we couldn't fit in a taxi.

my only real, and serious negative was the frustrating, but free, wifi access. I had real headaches getting our various iPads online -we'd sometimes get the signal but then not be able to login . . .and this was a real pain. iPads are tough enough for anything but media consumption, so when you can't get them online to do some travel research, I, for one, was several times tempted to throw it if the balcony .. . . which i might have done but for the danger of injuring an innocent pedestrian below.. kidding aside this service us subpar and needs improvement.



  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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marmaramanhattan, Guest Relations Manager at Marmara Manhattan Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
We are so glad you selected our very very rare find in New York, 3 full bedrooms with 3 full bathrooms, amazing views and yes… all in Manhattan. Many of our guest seek out our location for just such perks, glad you warmed to the location. Thank you for mentioning our pleasant and friendly staff, they will be pleased. We are well aware how important “staying connected” is in this day and age, apologies you were finding it difficult, we are eager for your return so you may enjoy our progress and sell you again on our great Upper east side location.
Sincerely,

The Marmara Manhattan Management Team
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

After much searching and discussion we settled on The Marmara Manhattan as the base for the five of us (Wife, me + 3 sons - 16, 25 & 29). What a great decision, our 2 bed-roomed apartment was fantastic, brilliantly equipped, well presented and a view of the Empire State building from our bedroom and the lounge. The Marmara is out of the city but a 10 minute walk gets you to the subway and 20 minutes gets you to Central Park. It was great to feel you were in a neighbourhood full of Americans rather than all tourists. A meal at Nicks (just over the road) is essential both for the great food but also to mix with the locals. Yes, there is work outside the hotel until 2016 but it wasn't that bad - work starts at 7 but isn't that bad (we like to sleep with the window open and didn't find it too bad). Anyway, you only have a few days so get up and make the most of this fantastic city. Thank you New York and thank you Marmara - you gave us a fantastic time. Get a New York pass, worth every cent as long as you use it as much as you can.

Room Tip: We were on the 21st floor - less noise from the road and great views
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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marmaramanhattan, Guest Relations Manager at Marmara Manhattan Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
“Fantastic, fantastic,…fantastic” it is impossible to ever tire of hearing such a description of your first stay here at the Marmara, Thank you, thank you, thank you! Now that you have made that decision, there is only one more family discussion needed---- which is the date of your return trip. It would be fantastic if it were soon.

Best,

The Marmara Manhattan Management Team
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I needed accommodation for myself and my husband, son and daughter-in-law and two grand-children: a boy 10 and girl 5. The Marmara solved all my problems by providing a twin room for the children, with bathroom just outside the bedroom door; king-size room with walk-in-robe and en-suite for my son and daughter-in-law (next to the children's bedroom), and a room with a queen-size bed and en-suite for my husband and me. The beds were very comfortable. The children's room was the least spacious but there was plenty of room in the apartment as a whole and the six of us were comfortable the whole time we were there. The kitchen could be better equipped; we had to borrow a kitchen knife from our NY son. The location is more remote than we are used to for our stays in New York. The walk to the subway at 96th and Lexington was something you only wanted to do once a day, but then we never took advantage of the 2nd Avenue bus. The roadworks for the 2nd Avenue subway didn't create a noise problem at all, and there are several supermarkets within easy reach - two on the way back from the subway. When we complained that the air-conditioning in the children's bedroom was not working, it was fixed the same day. Unfortunately, as soon as we walked in, my grandson opened the floor-to-ceiling wardrobe door in their bedroom and it fell on top of him, frightening all of us and bruising him. It took a couple of hours for it to be fixed - it wasn't a simple job - and no-one actually apologised, which would have been nice.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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marmaramanhattan, Guest Relations Manager at Marmara Manhattan Hotel, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed our huge Three Bedroom accommodations, they are rare find in New York. Many praise the “remote” location here on the Upper East Side as just far enough away from the craziness of midtown, yet a short subway ride to all the excitement, so pleased you were able to enjoy both worlds. I want to take a moment to offer my sincere heartfelt regret concerning the wardrobe, I am confident that was a grave oversight and truly not our intent, I apologize. Please keep coming back, we will keep a light on.
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ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The welcome was very professional. The staff were very helpful. The apartment was great - clean, spacious and very comfortable. Facilities in the apartment were also excellent. But the outside noise (we were on the 8th floor) was something nothing could have prepared me for - between the 24 hour traffic and the construction work there was no escaping it. I needed ear plugs to sleep. I strongly recommend using ear plugs if staying here to ensure restful sleep.

Room Tip: Go as high as possible to avoid the noise of the traffic.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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marmaramanhattan, Guest Relations Manager at Marmara Manhattan Hotel, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
We will never be able to divert the traffic, but each day of construction brings us closer to our very own greatly anticipated Subway stop. So sorry you were in need of the earplugs, but thank you for your greatly appreciated accolades. Looking forward to seeing you again when you will be getting off at the Marmara Manhattan stop.
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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I would mainly recommend it for a long term place, not very fancy but still fancy enough. very cosy. the booking was very smooth, the apartments are good,some of them are better. and it's not overpriced.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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marmaramanhattan, Guest Relations Manager at Marmara Manhattan Hotel, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
“cozy, smooth and good”!... oh, plus at a great value. Straight to the point, we like that, thank you for your review.
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atl, ga
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

From the beginning, the booking agents were very helpful and friendly. I called several times to ask further questions, they were always willing to assist. We needed a three bedroom, 3 bath in a good location, the Marmara was wonderful. Rooms were spacious, beds comfortable and when we requested additional amenities, they were provided. The staff was well informed and helpful, especially Dennis Young, Concierge. He always has a smile on his face, professional and really made a difference. What is not to like!!

Room Tip: Higher floors offer better views.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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marmaramanhattan, Guest Relations Manager at Marmara Manhattan Hotel, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
“What is not to like”?... that your “Excellent Stay” at the Marmara was not long enough! Thank you so much for being in residence here at the Marmara and taking full advantage of our “well informed and helpful” staff, they are thankful for your wonderful accolades. We will be waiting with anticipation for your return
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I stayed here for a week and for the price, it was amazing, the apartment was spacious, high ceilings, amazing views of the city. I was on the 12th floor. The location was perfect for me, a short walk from the subway, local shops. The staff are great and always on hand to give you tips and advice should you ask for it.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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marmaramanhattan, Guest Relations Manager at Marmara Manhattan Hotel, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you for your direct approach, “great apartment” “great staff” and “amazing price”. Our work is done here except, to extend an open ended invitation to enjoy more of the same whenever you return.
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Address: 301 East 94th Street, New York City, NY 10128
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Upper East Side
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#78 Family Hotel in New York City
#131 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#138 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marmara Manhattan Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Marmara Manhattan offers a variety of accommodations for your travel needs; whether it is for a few days of vacation or a few months of stay in the exclusive Upper East Side neighborhood. You will only be a short distance away from famous New York City attractions like the Central Park, the Museum Mile and Madison Avenue boutiques. Our suites provide for all your comfort needs during a stay at your 'home-away-home.' Hotel featues: Complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour concierge, 24-hour exercise room, art gallery, pet friendly. ... more   less 
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