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Park 79 Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   117 West 79th Street, New York City, NY 10024 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #341 of 453 Hotels in New York City
Lowell, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great hotel!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I did much research looking for a suite in NY and found this very attractive (and affordable by NY standards) hotel next to Central Park, museums, etc. Clean, comfortable, spacious, somewhat friendly staff, great location!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HISInteractive, General Manager at Park 79 Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Dear Jesse:

Thank you for choosing the Park 79 Hotel for your family's Spring 2014 visit to New York City.

Your review succinctly praises our hotel and we appreciate this very much.

Coming back again? We hope so, and we hope you'll stay with us again.

To you and your family--safe travels.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Arrived into our room to find the air conditioner was behind the bedhead. Who in their right mind would put it there, funny smell to room. We were sharing a bathroom and that wasnt a problem. Went to get moved, no the receptionist couldnt do it have to talk to manager. Yes she would move us, except you couldnt get in the room for the smell of cigaretts. Heated discussion with Ms Blake, why would we shift when we asked for non-smoking. Long and hard discussion with Ms Blake who stated we didnt order a more expensive room and she didnt have any others. I pointed out that we were there for five nights and seening it was nothing like the pictures on the net and that they hadnt stated the air conditioner was behind the bedhead, maybe they should compromise to accommodate us. After at leaste another 20 minutes of discussion she moved us to a room with a bathroom, with the bed far away from the air conditioner. My advice is ask when you book where the bed is situated and think that the photos taken must have been taken 15 years ago. The whole issue could have been fixed in 5 minutes but their attitude towards the customer wasnt very good. Location was great a bit far out of the main drag, but peaceful and next to central park and the train system is great.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The upper west side offers tourists a slightly more sane lifestyle than downtown Manhattan. This hotel, located 2 mins from The American Museum of Natural History allowed easy access to walk to Central Park West, walk through the park, go west to the Broadway Subway or Bus and generally enjoy a fantastic neighbourhood. The room was chosen for its price, about half of the going rate downtown and was small, clean and satisfactory. Rooms with a north exposure are quieter. The staff was friendly but not slick and not very well informed to answer tourist questions. The doorman always appeared from around a corner AFTER I had the heavy door half open myself. They were unfamiliar with bus options and generally guesstimated taxi fares at twice the real amount. Despite these limitations,I would stay there again because I love the neighbourhood, museums, access to hop on hop off buses, restaurants and the friendliness of staff and New Yorkers in general. There are great Sunday markets on Central Park West as well as Amsterdam Avenue.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the north side as these face the terraces and decks of the next street north. It...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HISInteractive, General Manager at Park 79 Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Good evening, Globalta:

Thank you for your review--much appreciated. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Park 79 Hotel and our great neighborhood. We appreciate the fact that you were a bit less complimentary on Front Office/Lobby staff. We have mentioned this report to them...there is always room for improvement!

We send our best regards and wishes for your safe traveling.
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My sister and went to NYC for a week, and considering the price we were very pleasantly suprised. The room was very small and we had a shared bathroom, but it was clean and we experienced no problems with this at all. The hotel is located on the upper west side right next to central park, which is a very nice neibourghood with lots of restaurants, cafées and bars. It's also very close to a metro station.

Perfect hotel if you're gonna experience the city and not spend all your time in your room. Coming back for sure!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HISInteractive, General Manager at Park 79 Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thank you, Sophie,

For your review of your recent stay with us at Park 79 Hotel! We are so pleased that your New York experience was so good and that our hotel was a solid part of that. All our guests agree that our neighborhood--Central Park, the Natural History Museum, the pubs and restaurants--so many great sites, yet no crowds!

Please give us the honor of welcoming you again one day--and travel safely.
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New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Pleasantly surprised. we had 2 single beds plus bathroom. While the room and bathroom was small, it had everything we needed . Storage space to unpack, tv, a safe for our valuables, even a hair dryer! Clean, great service at the reception desk, very friendly. Price was great, very convenient location.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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HISInteractive, General Manager at Park 79 Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thank you, Amy!

What a positive traveler, and we appreciate that review recently posted. Of course, we hope everything about your visit was so enjoyable!

On behalf of our staff at Park 79 Hotel, safe travels and please return with your next NYC visit.
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Montreal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Tips:

-Verify that your room have a private bath because not all do so.
-Do aknowledge the parking is located on 83rd Street. It's outsourced and 2 seperate lots are availables. Spaces are limited!!! We we're turned away at the first lot and we had to convince the clerk at the second one.
-Only a block away from Central Park.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HISInteractive, General Manager at Park 79 Hotel, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear Isaruya:

Thank you for taking time to write your review for Trip Advisor. We apologize for the problem encountered with the car parking. Please note that Park 79 Hotel is able to offer a discount for our guests arriving by car, but we have no way of guaranteeing space by the day or hour of arrival. It can change at any time, as you can hopefully imagine. Most of the time, there are no problems.

We hope your NYC stay was overall a success, and we wish you safe travels.
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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The location was extremely convenient, and the staff -- especially the night staff -- were very helpful. The room was tiny (so tiny it was awkward to share), beds clean but very soft, and the bathroom was a miracle of organization in a closet-sized space. There was more noise and less air conditioning than I would have liked. And while the towels and sheets were clean, the drapes and carpet inspired less confidence. It was a plausible solution to finding a reasonable place in New York, but not really a place I'd like to return to.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HISInteractive, General Manager at Park 79 Hotel, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear Elizabeth:

Thank you for taking time to write a review with TripAdvisor. We regret that your stay wasn't totally satisfactory.

We have just started a room-by-room updating, expecting to proceed with the project through the summer months.We appreciate your forbearance during your stay, and we hope the changes we are starting will please all our guests.

Wishing you safe travel, Elizabeth.
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Address: 117 West 79th Street, New York City, NY 10024
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Upper West Side
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #341 of 453 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Park 79 Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
PARK 79 brings a true touch of an Old World boutique hotel to the Upper West Side, one of New York's historic, safest and most dynamic neighborhoods.Convenient to everything, the hotel is close to major subway and bus lines bringing you everywhere in the city. We are surrounded by fine restaurants and popular pubs, as well as gourmet shopping emporia. Close by is an amazing choice of museums, shops and entertainment for all, and guests respond to our quiet greeting after sightseeing and shopping or a stressful business day. Park 79 is near many of the city's universities and professional schools, including Columbia, Barnard, Fordham and NY Institute of Technology. Stroll to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Broadway, Central Park, Time Warner Center-Columbus Circle. Just across Columbus Avenue, the American Museum of Natural History, while the Metropolitan Museum is a brief x-town bus away through Central Park. Refreshing of rooms continues thrugh mid- and late-2014. Our guests savor a sense of well-being while enjoying the excitement and discovery that is New York City. ... more   less 
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