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“Great location, poor hotel” 2 of 5 stars
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Eurostars Dylan Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   52 East 41st Street, New York City, NY 10017 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #306 of 447 hotels in New York City
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“Great location, poor hotel”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Without doubt a fantastic location right on Grand Central's doorstep, this Hotel is serious need of renovation, don't be fooled by the well appointed lobby and great use of photography on the web site. this is far from 4 star luxury

Our original room on the 16th floor had fixtures hanging off the wall and electrical socket loose, furnishings that were so old the handles came off, and a shower that you had to run around in to get wet. With the winter heating system in full effect the room was like a greenhouse!

To be fair the staff promptly agreed to move us to another room which was better, cooler, larger but still tired. Don't expect a view unless you are on a high floor.

The wifi was slow, but at least it was free throughout the hotel. Whilst we were there only one elevator worked.

Overall I was pretty disappointed and wont be rushing back - sorry!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We stayed for 7 nights at the Dylan. Our room was on the 6th floors and just in front of another building, which means it was always dark and we never saw daylight. The room is comfortable and not too small, but the furniture and the curtains looked a bit tired and old. Moreover, it was very noisy because of the A/C system.
The bathroom was of good size and functioning well. We found the hotel very convenient and well located but nothing special. It was ok, as we only slept there and never spent time in the room.
A special mention to the staff at who was always polite and helpful.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I was neutral about the Dylan till my enforced stay in another NYC hotel. I was stranded in New York by the authorities over-reaction to an impending storm (Sandy). When I arrived at La Guardia, on Sunday, to get my return flight to UK, there was hardly a breeze blowing, yet all flights were cancelled. The weather remained mild for the next 12 hours. In my view, I was placed in danger by a very poor decision. I had to return to Manhattan but Dylan was full, so I had to accept any port in a storm - the New York Inn. The staff were friendly but the carpet was filthy, the shower was unusable and the room was tiny. On the plus side, it had a good TV and good WIFI. Final point - I am covered in bites! But back to the Dylan - compared to NY Inn it was very good; but compared to other 4 stars I've stayed in, it was no more than OK. The location (between Park and Madison; near Grand Central) is it's major positive, although I also found the bedroom a good size and clean. Negatives? Poor facilities and terrible WIFI. Nowadays good WIFI (it was weak even in the lobby) is a must-have. I was also disturbed by the "So what?" reaction of reception staff, when I returned from the airport. Fair enough they can't magic an empty room, but they didn't even offer to help me find an alternative. I had to use their pathetic WIFI to (very slowly) find a room. Not nice.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

On arrival the staff were very pleasant and we checked in. Our room was a decent size and clean. Plenty of cupboard space with a free safe to use. The shower worked well. The room was a little cool though.
Staff were helpful and gave us a map to get around.
We found the location great with the central station just outside ( try the oyster bar for a meal there) Times Square was about a 10 min quick walk.
The hotel kept our cases on the last day so we could fully enjoy our last day to the full. They booked a taxi for our return to JFK airport which cost $65. ( taxi from the airport to the hotel will cost you $60 all in.)
All in all good value , clean good location and would recommend it either for a long weekend or a weeks holiday to visit New York . Ps : recommend a 3 day pass for the attractions and the lion king .

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Looks good on line but the reality is a very different story. For $300 per night you would expect a lot better. This place is very tired. The Wi fi doesnt work properly and is very Slooooow. Sink was blocked. Phones dont work, Even the curtains are broken!
Spend you money somewhere else!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We stayed in the Dylan for a night in October. Found the staff on check in really nice and the concierge was nice if not that helpful of where to go out to get a bite to eat! He didn't really know the area that well. The room was really nice, big king size bed which was super comfortable and impecably clean. Bathroom was big and spacious too!
The only draw back was that the wifi connection was really weak and became very irritating to try and use!
Would recommend the Dylan if the wifi wouldn't both you!

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  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

The Dylan Hotel is located close to stores, Grand Central Station and the New York Public library. It was good walking distance to 5th Avenue as well. The hotel itself was clean, quiet and a great value.

Bathrooms were a little small and shower awkward, however very clean. We enjoyed our stay at the Dylan and would recommend it for couples or individuals.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Dylan Hotel New York City
Dylan Hotel New York
Dylan
Dylan Hotel
Dylan New York City
Address: 52 East 41st Street, New York City, NY 10017
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 Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#153 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Eurostars Dylan Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Eurostars Dylan Hotel, hotel in Manhattan, unites tradition and modernity exquisitely and with a contemporary elegance that captivates our guests. The building is very emblematic, first having been the residence of the Welsh writer, Dylan Thomas and later, the headquarters of the New York Pharmacists Club. The Eurostars Dylan Hotel combines the classical lounges and guest rooms of the period with ambiances and areas in contemporary design. We are a non-stop hotel, because the Big Apple never stops. For this reason, the gym and the Business Centre are open 24 hours a day. ... more   less 
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