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“Tiny, Noisy but Cheap for New York” 3 of 5 stars
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Signature Mini Suites of Minetta
9 Minetta Street, New York City, NY 10012 (Greenwich Village)   |  
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London, United Kingdom
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“Tiny, Noisy but Cheap for New York”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2009

We stayed at Minetta Mini Suites for 1 week in March 2009.

Like most places in New York the room was tiny but luckily we found a cheap deal which included a small single room where we could keep our luggage. We still had to crawl over the bed or turn sideways to get from one side of the room to the other. The rooms are no frills and in need of some attention but the bed was comfortable and the bathroom worked. Unfortunately we had a ground floor room with a very bright street light outside the window which did not switch off until 7.00am - it lit up the whole room and there wasn't much we could do about it. It was also very noisy with people coming home from the pubs on Bleeker Street and from the trucks/taxis on 6th Ave.

The location is brilliant and shows you a little of what it would be like to live in New York (albeit in a dog box). The subway is a few minutes away, Broadway 10 minutes and we walked to Times Square a few times in about 30-40 minutes.

The office staff were very friendly and we had no problem with the door codes. We did make sure we called their offices before we left for NY to make sure they had the booking and that we understood the check in procedure which helped. They also let us store our luggage in their offices after check out which we really appreciated.

You have to pay for the internet service in the rooms and the signal was very poor from the ground floor. There is an Aroma Cafe on Houston about a 5/10 min walk away which has free internet (if you have your own laptop) and has reasonable coffee. The bagel cafe across 6th Ave was nice but the Mexican restaurant next door to the suites was appalling quality, overpriced and we had a spectacularly rude waiter.

We wouldn't stay here again as we found it a little depressing for a holiday - we'd rather go to a hotel next time but it was good value for money and a good base from which to explore NY.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Ontario
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2009

This hotel was in a great location in Greenwich Village, right in the heart of things, easily accessible by subway and around the corner from tiny streets filled with independent cafes and restaurants. You definitely felt like you lived in NYC for a few nights, as you have your own doorcode to come in and out of the building. You have to call before you check in, and sign in at an office down the street, but then the hotel room / apartment is yours. It was very cute - old style with fireplace (not working) and great wooden floors, but renovated with new amenities like a flat screen tv, cappuccino machine, and nice modern bed and linens. A few problems included a broken hand-held shower head in that it didn't attach to the wall, a broken jet tub that wouldn't "jet," and no toiletries (i.e. no soap in the bathroom or in kitchen for washing dishes. Otherwise, very lovely. The heater made some noise at night, but not enough to keep us awake. Great rooftop terrace to lounge on in the late afternoon. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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troy, ny
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2009

Hard to review this place. The room was extremely tiny but lovely and clean. The location was fanatastic with free street parking within blocks. Now that i know what to expect I would go again... BUT... before you book you HAVE TO KNOW - there is no check-in desk, no on-site staff, no SIGN outside or even an address. The only reason we found it was because of the picture we saw of the building on-line. When they say check-in is at 3, that means wait oustide until the guy/person shows up at 3 to let you in.
There are phone numbers listed inside the door but none of them get you anywhere. OK, I'm sure you're turned off, but again, the room was lovely (tiny but clean) with a Euro kitchen and a court yard in the back, the street is sweet and relatively unknown even to seasoned New Yorkers, though it is off of MacDougal Street in the West Village. There is a Mexican restaurant next door that had great food and margueritas. You get what you pay for and for $150 on a holiday weekend, we were thrilled! Bring soap, shampoo, etc.

Stayed February 2009
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Erie, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2008

My daughter and I have travelled to NYC several times over the last year and this is the best value we have found. If you have never experienced NYC accomodations this place would definitely scare you off due to the wacky check in procedures and the drunk guy with a foreign accent who lets you in the door after phoning the numbers listed inside the front door. That aside, the room is a definite value considering you get the wall of kitchen ( micro, refrig, coffee maker, and sink) beside the bed. NYC is not the place for value. A 2 star hotel is smaller and offers less in the room than Minetta. I like the neighborhood and the access to the 4th St. station is convenient. You land at the suite just out of the Holland tunnel which cuts drastically down on the dreaded NY driving scene. Easy in easy out. Minetta Lane and Minetta St. are tranquil. Amazing that you can be in the big apple and turn down this street to complete tranquility. Try the Washington Square Diner for breakfast and the Whole Food across from Washington Square for groceries.

  • Liked — Location and price
  • Disliked — Check in is scary
  • Stayed December 2008
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Ireland
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2008

Booked a three night stay in the Minetta through a travel website. Having read reviews of the place I decided to ring the phone number I was given on confirmation to suss out the situation as many people had said there was no office at the Minetta...you had to go to an office around the corner etc so wanted to know where to actually go! The guy on the phone informed me my booking had been changed to another building called The Atrium on Bleecker St which I wouldn't have known if I hadn't called and gave me an address. This all sounded very odd and I must say I was a bit concerned but it turned out to be great! The company run from an office in the atrium just two minutes from the minetta and our apartment was HUGE. It was fairly clean and the decor was kind of dated but it was just so big we were delighted. The kitchen I wouldn't personally use it was very old looking but that didn't matter as you'd never be eating in. If you want to go to a hotel and have hotel service this isn't for you but if you want to be left alone and have a nice apt then this is perfect. Also personally Greenwich is one of the best places to experience true New York, it's full of amazing restaurants and bars and shopping and it's not as busy as say 5th avenue. So if you get the atrium don't be concerned. But I am not sure if this is a proper licensed company or someone just renting a few apartments!

  • Liked — The size
  • Disliked — The sketchy management details
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Dayton, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2008

We have stayed at the Minetta twice (9 days in 2006 & 5 days in 2007) and are looking forward to the next visit. Arrived on July 3 and debated where to view fireworks on the 4th, if at all. After deciding to avoid the crowds, we put on our pajamas, grabbed a bottle of wine, cheese & crackers and retreated to the spacious and overly comfortable rooftop, private deck. As darkness fell, we were delighted to view fireworks from the Hudson to the South Street Seaport. Room was clean, European climate control was super efficient, HDT a bonus, European self-drying, Jacuzzi style bathtub was a far superior choice over a shower. If you want hotel accommodations, stay in a hotel. If you want to feel like you live in Manhattan, this is the place for you. Upon arrival, ask for additional towels. Bring coffee for the espresso machine. Take advantage of the refrigerator. Walk across the street to see Indy films. You won't believe the peace and quiet of this hidden gem in the city.
Signed, One corn-fed Ohio gal and one former Manhattan-ite.

  • Liked — roof top, location, privacy
  • Disliked — broken ammenities
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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copenhagen
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2008

DON`T DON`T DON`T visit Menetta Suites.
The Minetta suites is a horrible house with zero service.
Our bed was fallen apart, the TV doesn`t work, there wasn`t a hook you could youse in the bathroom. There was no reaction from the administrator, when you call them, they don`t do enything. They had too learn about the europaen standard.

Leif Machholdt. Denmark, Copenhagen

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 9 Minetta Street, New York City, NY 10012
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Greenwich Village , Manhattan
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