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“Low Budget Adequate” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel 31
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   120 East 31 Street, New York City, NY 10016 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #231 of 457 Hotels in New York City
New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Low Budget Adequate”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Good enough budget accomodations. Photos are accurate. Stayed for 7 nights and 5 of them the elevator did not work. Made the eighth floor room difficult to get to. No evidence of bed bugs during first few days but for some reason the last day we were eaten alive.

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

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The location of the hotel is pretty nice. Comfortable to walk around, close to the subway station, easy to find restuarant and cvs. Staffs were friendly as well. But the room was small and bath room was seperated. At least I had sink in the room. I felt like I could find cheaper one with this level of facility since I only stayed at the hotel room for sleeping at the night. The building itself seems little old and the elevator was not small, it was tiny. But using small elevator made me feel like I'm in old New York. It was nice though.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ogden, Utah
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

In the city with a Days Inn going for $300 a night this little property is an absolute gem! The hotel's style reminded me of walking into the Hollywood Tower Hotel from Disney's ride Tower of Terror. The location is wonderful - just 5 minute walk to the subway and really about 20 minute walk to everything midtown. Of course the rooms are small - but what they lack in size they make up for in cleanliness. Seriously the best value in town!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Broadstairs, England, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Basic hotel located on 31st Street and Lexington Ave. (about a 30 minute walk to Times Square).

Good Points:
-Fairly cheap for location (Manhattan)
-Shared Bathroom was like having our own.

Bad Points:
-Very small room with window looked out to a brick wall
-AC was noisy
-No in-room facilities (ie no fridge, kettle etc)
-Not particulary close to tourist attractions; but walkable none the less.
-May have had bed bugs

Would recommend for those on a budget, who want a simple base to stop over and don't mind a fair walk to attractions.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

BAD: Tiny room window looked out to a brick wall, NOISY airconditioner, no fridge or even tea/coffee facilities, not really that close to tourist attractions, 8min walk from Penn station is a lie- 8 min sprint maybe...

GOOD: Shared bathroom was clean and available most of the time, did have air conditioning, good maid service

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

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights in August, and then actually returned for 2 more nights in September when we returned to NYC and needed some unexpected accommodation. It really is a great little hotel, good location, 2 minutes from subway (the 6). You can walk a lot of places in Manhattan from here too if you fancy. We had a cosy room, and found the shared bathrooms always clean and available. This was all for an excellent price. Reminded us of a small old-school hotel in Paris. Really is a great place to stay if you are looking for budget accommodation in a central location, which is clean, cosy and safe. We'd go back again definitely.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The hotel has a good location. I could walk to Penn Station. And it was easy to get to Metropolitan museum on subway from there (no train change). The hotel is pretty basic, although it is clean. There was no view in the window - this is normal for the budget Manhattan hotels. The air conditioner is very loud. I had a room with a shared bathroom. I was on my own, without a family, so I didn't mind. But since I usually don't stay in rooms with shared bathrooms, I forgot to bring soap and shampoo with me to the bathroom. I kind of assumed it is available right in the bathroom.

Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel 31

Address: 120 East 31 Street, New York City, NY 10016
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Murray Hill
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#19 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#193 Business Hotel in New York City
#226 Family Hotel in New York City
#247 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 31 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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