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“Great Hotel for Travelers” 5 of 5 stars
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Carvi Hotel New York
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   152 East 55th Street, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #120 of 458 Hotels in New York City
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Hotel for Travelers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

The Carvi is a very nice hotel for the traveler who wants to be close to Park Avanue and Lexington Avenue, or near the southern tip of Central Park, which is only a few blocks walk. Friendly staff made my stay here a very pleasant one, and the rooms are awesome for a single person or couple. Not recommended for a family sized party.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

This hotel is so small that you can walk right by it. The creation of it is an amazing feat of engineering. The width must be no more then forty feet across yet they manage about six rooms per floor. The total rooms must be only about 40-45. A hotel like this can only be found in the US in New York but in Europe's big cities it is more common. The lack of space requires numerous compromises that you won't find by larger locations, no closet, desk, or virtually any space to move in your room. Your bed will take up 80% of the room and the TV console will take up another 10%.I found it humorous how the bathroom door brushed by the toilet when you opened and closed it, they measured this puppy down to the inch.

I found as a solo business traveller with only minimal interest in hanging out in my room for this to be a perfect hotel. The location is as good as it gets with the St. Regis just down the road going for 800-1,000 a night. You get to pay as much as a chain hotel and get a boutique feel and personal treatment from the staff. My meetings were two blocks away and I was within a couple of blocks of some great eateries and an evening run in Central Park.

The negatives are that these rooms work best for solo travellers. I wouldn't want to share this room with anybody. In addition if you get a room facing 55th then you will get a lot of noise coming through the windows until 11 and starting up again around 5. The curtains are also curious in that they don't block out the entire light which also causes you to wake up earlier then you perhaps would like.

Overall for the solo and at most couple travelling who want to spend most of their time running about the city and just need a convenient place to sleep after a busy day of exertions, you really have a great option with this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

I loved this hotel. Front desk staff (Lucy and Flavia) are so helpful, beds are very comfy, rooms are clean with step-in showers. Location is perfect. Lots of buses run up 3rd Ave and down Lexington, so the Carvi is well placed for exploring. No on-site restaurant but Midtown Restaurant opposite is great. Rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning and the TVs have a really good range of free channels inc. BBC America and HBO. I'll definitely stay here again when I visit New York.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I would highly recommend Hotel Carvi, NYC. The hotel staff was AWESOME! They gave us a print out of local dining places in the area and were always handy with directions. The rooms were VERY clean and the beds were comfortable. We stayed on the 4th floor and had a window with a great view. They have a beautiful roof top patio that was a nice extra. It was very quiet. Never heard anyone coming or going. It is conveniently located to rockafeller center and other locations. It is in walking distance to times square as well. Would highly recommend this hotel. Will definately stay again!

Room Tip: We stayed on the 4th floor. Had a wonderful view and it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

We had a nice week in this hotel, and enjoyed it's facilities. The rooms with two beds were considered noisy due to some disturbing engines in the hotel's backyard. However, the other rooms were great with good air conditioning. Nice staff - at least the females in the reception - and ok cleaning. The area aroynd the hotel was also nice.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

Smaller , clean en modern hotel in upper East side NY.
No restaurant but many possibilities nearby.residential feel. Great bed, beautiful linens. Spacious bathroom. Friendly staff. Good hotel for a business trip.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Arbroath, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Just back from a great trip to NYC. Great hotel in an excellent location. Room clean & comfortable and an adequate size. Rooftop garden lovely and relaxing after a long, hard day shopping!!! Most of the staff friendly, except for the bald headed chap on reception, most unhelpful. But would we stay here again? yes and hopefully that chap would be on his days off when we did!!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Carvi Hotel New York

Address: 152 East 55th Street, New York City, NY 10022
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #120 of 458 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Carvi Hotel New York 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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