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“Almost Perfect” 4 of 5 stars
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Sanctuary Guest Suites
196 A Stanton Street, New York City, NY 10002   |  
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Michigan
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Almost Perfect”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We just returned from our long weekend in NYC where we had a studio at the Stanton Street location. This really is a great option for seasoned travelers who don't expect many perks. You have a clean, safe, comfortable space to kick back in while in town. The rooms, while comfortable, are not without their qwerks. If you were not aware prior to your arrival, the Stanton location is essentially a set of second floor units located above a yoga studio. Remember that you're not booking a room at a hotel, but a studio above a functioning business. Outside of business hours, you're flying solo! The room itself was adequate for our needs. It's not perfect by any means, but then again, I'm willing to bet that your own home is not in perfect shape. We had some loose fixtures in the bathroom and the shower thermostat is plumbed backwards (red=cold, blue=hot). Likewise, the property is strictly vegetarian so you should not be using the kitchen to cook meat products. But then again, you're staying in the Lower East Side, a cultural and foodie gem. We never once used our kitchen other than heating water. The heating/cooling system was a little janky as well. We found it difficult to maintain a steady temp, but it was loud enough to drown out any city noise from outside.

It's about a 10 minute walk from the Delancey/Essex station which can easily get you just about anywhere you would want to go directly or with a single transfer. We arrived via JFK and took the AirTrain and J line all the way in without a problem.

When all is said and done, we would easily snag one of these studios if we found ourselves staying on the LES again in the future.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Really is a sanctuary in the Lower East Side (Stanton St location). Modern building that lives up to the photos on their site. We are a family of 2 adults and 3 children and were very comfortable in the Rama suite. Full kitchen, very clean, great value with the winter pricing. Great location in a "real" neighbourhood. We Will definitely be back, but be aware, this is not a hotel with the usual hotel services. The staff are there if you need them, but don't expect to see them otherwise.

  • Stayed January 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

all ok, good value for the money. It is not as easy as it should be to locate staff when you need them, but the rooms are nice and well equipped. Good location if you are searching for the NYC of real ppl, not the 1% we see on tv. Subway close, great restaurants and bars nearby, laundromat and grocery stores/ market too. Overall, worth considering if you are in a travelling budget.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We stayed 4 people in the Sita Suite.
It was very spacious,with a room for the kids,
and a really nice big bathroom.
The neighborhood was great with a lot of good restaurants at reasonable prices.
I'll defintely stay there next time I visit NYC.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Aside from the location - which is right in the heart of the lower east side (NYC), home to beautiful, kitschy shops, amazing restaurants, and great music and entertainment venues - the rooms are fantastic! Plenty of space, little to no noise from the busy city streets, comforting aesthetics, and a mission statement that anyone can get behind, Sanctuary Guest Suites is the only place I stay when I take a trip up to NYC, whether it's for a week or just overnight. :)

  • Stayed November 2013, 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 November 20, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here a few times now, amazing property that is very reasonable. Very clean and tastefully done. Im in NYC Frequently for work and this is my new lodging fave in the city! Juice bar and yoga downstairs is a bonus :)

  • Stayed November 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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Minden, Louisiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed a few nights during our first trip to NYC. The Sanctuary-Stanton exceeded our expectations with its atmosphere. Many hotels are clean and comfortable; but here we truly felt at home--and enjoyed that it was extremely clean, had a VERY comfortable bed (and that's important to us), was quiet, very nicely equipped, decorated, and furnished, and was very spacious. We didn't feel like visitors to the City--we were treated as guests of the neighborhood; and that made us feel comfortable and welcomed. The atmosphere was so relaxing and uplifting; and the location was great. We walked to many sights and restaurants, felt very safe, and enjoyed the convenience of the neighborhood grocery across the street. A short cab ride took us into the popular tourist areas, and after a long day of touring overload it was awesome to "come home" to The Sanctuary in the quieter LES. The name definitely fits! We will ALWAYS come back to stay here during future trips!! HIGHLY recommended for travelers (business or tourists) who enjoy a warmer, quainter, quieter place to rest, relax, and settle into home away from home.

  • Stayed April 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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Address: 196 A Stanton Street, New York City, NY 10002
Location: United States > New York > New York City
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Ranked #9 of 184 Specialty Lodging in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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