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“Excellent hotel and location” 5 of 5 stars
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Andaz 5th Avenue
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   485 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10017 (Manhattan)   |  
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“Excellent hotel and location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is one of the nicest hotels I have stayed in. The location is excellent - directly across the street from Public library and near the subway. The rooms are clean and stylish, and the shower is excellent. Very large room for NYC. The only criticisms are that the parking is difficult to find and the two-towered set-up does create for long walks to the lobby.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Andaz5thAveMgr, Assistant Director of Rooms at Andaz 5th Avenue, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Dear GH1060,

Thank you for staying with us!
We're delighted to be your hotel of choice for your NYC visits.
Let me know next time you plan on staying with us so we can make sure to have a room in the main building for you! You can reach me at ratna.steden@andaz.com.

Looking forward to meeting you.

Regards,
Ratna
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This trip was an introduction to NYC for our two daughters, ages 15 & 16. The hotel was absolutely perfect. The location was ideal, the four of us could easily walk everywhere we wanted to go. Both Times Square and Rockefeller Center were a quick and easy walk. The service was wonderful. Each staff member was extremely helpful and made us feel welcome and comfortable. Our room was beautiful--clean and elegant with a fabulous view. Our girls were thrilled with the free snacks, juice and tea from the mini bar! Thank you for helping us create a beautiful family memory!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We had a great stay at the Andaz. The room was very clean and spacious. We had an amazing view of the NYC Public Library on 5th Ave, and despite facing the busy street noise was not an issue. The staff was always willing to help with directions, recommendations or just about anything else we needed. We were greeted by Joy when we first arrived, she went above and beyond to make sure we had the right room, knew where we were going, had everything we needed on a daily basis...she was amazing. The location is also a huge plus...it's right in the middle of everything with a subway stop across the street at the library to quickly go uptown or downtown, and with Union Station a block away you can go anywhere in the City in minutes. The free snacks and drinks were also nice. We would definitely stay and the Andaz again!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

the room was large which is great for NY, we had two double beds which was strange, was expecting one large double as we're a couple. the bed was comfortable, slept well, did get some noise from outside. don't expect a view as you wont get one, floors too low for the hotel rooms-rest of hotel for business/apartments. room contemporary but too plain, shower room looked very classy. we got a good deal for the room months in advance on travel republic. agree with a previous comment that the room was too dark especially the bathroom. the shower door was a bad design, and a heated towel rail OUTSIDE the large shower cubicle would be better.
the location is nice but being wall street very business orientated with some meetings going on behind the service desk in the lobby. a female member of staff at the lobby desk was too busy looking at personal sites on the laptop to make eye contact when i had a query, i waited until she looked at me, made us feel if we were in 'suits' we'd have been treated more favorably.
the domestic staff were actually the most friendly and the room cleanliness was excellent. complimentary soft drinks and snacks was a nice touch, but no tea/coffee facility in the room.
would recommend the cocktails in the bar, a nice treat.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

This is my second time staying here. Rooms are clean and showers fabulous. Wish bathrooms had more light. Staff fixed issue we had with stopped up toilet immediately. Free soft drinks and snacks in minibar and free coffee. Can easily walk to broadway shows. Great value for cost. Kid- friendly. We will recommend.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

My stay at Andaz was great. The room was really big for what I get in Manhattan at other hotels. The ceiling height also makes the room much more spacious. The overall interior of the room was also very well done. The Shop ( restaurant), In house dining ( 24hours) and the Bar in the cellar - my experience with all three was more than good. Overall loved the stay and am staying there again.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cornelia S, General Manager at Andaz 5th Avenue, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Dear Manjun,

Many thanks for the great review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that you experienced all our food/beverage options! We look forward to hosting you again.
If you prefer to be in the main building, be sure to let the Reservationist know that when you reserve your next stay or send me a note so that we can update your profile information with your preferences.
Hope to say hello in person the next time you're visiting!
Best,
Cornelia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My husband surprised me with a trip to NYC and when we pulled up outside the Andaz I thought it was a little unimpressive, the messy coffee shop on the corner and the huge, solid dark brown doors didn't inspire me at all but that was the last negative thought in my head. The lobby is a little trendy but the staff were very friendly. My husband had told them it was my birthday and we were given a complimentary upgrade to a 13th floor suite with a view of the Empire State, there was also a complimentary bottle of champagne in the room - I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. The living area was very comfortable and the kitchenette was very handy. The complimentary mini bar (not incl alcohol) was a lovely touch - the little bars of chocolate were very welcome after a long day of sight seeing! The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom very spacious with two sinks and a huge shower. The only thing was that the shower was either scolding hot or cold and it took ages to get the temperature right, I would also have liked a bath after a long day in the city but that is just a small thing, The hotel is perfectly located, just opposite the public library and just a short walk to Times Sq, Grand Central, Empire State, Rockefeller and of course 5th avenue shops. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Cornelia S, General Manager at Andaz 5th Avenue, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Dear SaraFord31,

Thanks for the great review and I'm delighted to read that we helped make your birthday special.
The next time you visit, you may want to consider reserving one of our beautiful & spacious Splash Suites. Those suites have an amazing bathtub and oversee the NYPL.
Sorry to hear about the shower; that's definitely not normal. We have looked into this to ensure that it doesn't continue doing this in the suite that you were in.
Come back and see us soon!
Best,
Cornelia
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Address: 485 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10017
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Murray Hill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Business Hotel in New York City
#25 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#29 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#30 Green Hotel in New York City
#40 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Andaz 5th Avenue 4*
Number of rooms: 185
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on 5th avenue at 41st street, Andaz 5th Avenue is in the fashionable Bryant Park area of midtown Manhattan directly across the street from the New York Public Library. Guests will enjoy easy access to iconic New York attractions, like Times Square, Grand Central Station, Empire State Building, Herald Square and the Theater District. For a little retail therapy, we are within walking distance to endless shopping along 5th Avenue and are near subways to take you to other neighborhoods and the outer boroughs. The Andaz experience begins the moment you arrive and are greeted by one of our Hosts, who will check you in via handheld PC. Art work can be found throughout the hotel, whether it's 14-foot murals by Carlos Capelan, which glow like fire through the windows on 41st Street, or our ever-changing tbd Art series on the doors to the bar downstairs. But we don't just want you to look at beautiful things - we want to let you live the beautiful life as well. As part of that promise, we offer amenities like free Wi-Fi, a mini-bar stocked with complimentary non-alcoholic drinks and snacks, and 6,400 sq. Ft. Of event space. ... more   less 
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