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“Great Experience in a Great Manhattan Neighborhood!” 5 of 5 stars
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Metro-Home Sutton Place
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   310 East 55th Street, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)   |  
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“Great Experience in a Great Manhattan Neighborhood!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2006

A great bargain @ $250/night during high season, including taxes & fees. Stayed in a 5th floor studio apartment for five nights on 55th St - between 1st & 2nd Aves. Very comfortable and quiet, with a queen bed and foldout couch, dining table & chairs, hardwood floors, small kitchen, fridge, microwave. Doormen very courteous and helpful. Safe neighborhood even at late hours. Lots of families, great restaurants, deli's, and Irish pubs in every direction. Try Jameson's on 2nd Ave. for great beef dishes, chicken pot pie, and shepherd's pie. Wonderful location, subway within 5 blocks.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — small bathroom
  • Tips/Secrets — great opportunity to live like a real new yorker
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2006

My friend and I arrived from Las Vegas Saturday early morning hoping to be able to get into our apt to get some sleep before our day out in the big city. Making reservation via phone was of no prblem as the customer service girls made the whole process smooth sailing. We also informed them of our early arrival and they assured us that there would be no problem as there would be a 24hr doorman who would have our keys. We received our confirmation via e-mail within 20 minutes and we were all set for out trip to the great NYC. Unfortunately the great service we were getting by Metro Home was short lived as when we arrived at the building we were "greeted" by a so-called doorman! With feet up on desk watching TV, paid no attention to us and later refused to give us keys to our apt! Over all service from doorman, rude, plain rude! Hence, after a 30minute wait, one of the ladies from Metro Home arrived and of-course gave us entry that we had been requesting! The apts are not bad them selves, could use some up grading, but for an older building its understandable (steam heaters! and old pipe system). Thanks for our reservation and stay but we will think twice if we want to come back and experience lack of courtesy and ignorance from door personnel, this really makes a difference for a returning client, if you want return business!

  • Stayed May 2006, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2006

Stayed at Metro-Home for three nights on a business trip to Midtown Manhattan. The location is just fantastic - 5 minute walk to Bloomingdales, 10 to Central Park, with the neighbourhood restaurants of 2nd and 3rd on the Upper East Side close to hand.

The studio apartments have solid wood floors and would be about 10 sq ft larger if the owners would only strip the 437 extra coats of paint off the woodwork - the apartment was a little tired and in need of a "remodel" - but I accept I may be a little picky here. The owners had a genuine difficulty in fitting all of their large furniture into a studio - it was furnished with a leather 3 seater sofa and a dining table and four chairs as well as a writing desk, a TV chest and a huge sleigh bed, so it looked as if everything had been stuffed in with little thought. The furniture was excellent quality, solid wood, none of your flat pack MDF with veneer here. The sleigh bed had a superb, firm mattress. The bathroom had a great shower, the kitchen was well appointed and the entire place was spotlessly clean on arrival. And frankly, tired wiring and jaded gloss paint notwithstanding, it represented excellent value for money for E55th and 2nd in New York. If you stayed in a hotel with the same sized room, the price would multiply by two or three in a trice. I would have no hesitation in booking with Metro-Home again.

Stayed March 2006
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2005

I stayed at the Sutton Place for 9 nights in August... in between apartments. It was better than either one of my apartments. Had ordered the basic studio, though was given a full-blown one bedroom apartment. It was definately way beyond my expectations. Like I said- would rather live here than my own apartment. The sat TV was great, the kitchen had all appliances needed, hot water with working stove, two A/Cs and large bed. I would definately reccomend Sutton Place to any one visiting the city for a week or any one in b/w apartments or the like.

  • Stayed August 2005, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2005

We spent 10 days here in a studio in October. It was very satisfactory for our needs and a great value for what we paid. It was very clean and the bed and linens were good quality. It would have been nice to have instructions for the cable TV, but the doorman was very nice about helping us.
It is a good location, although a bit of a trek to the nearest subway. It is however close to Starbucks, a wine store and a grocery store.
The lobby really needs some upgrading but it doesn't reflect the quality of the rooms.

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2005

Had booked to stay in Metro-Home Sutton Place before I started to read the reviews on this page. Was very worried going to New York but was very pleased with the one bed studio that we got. Perfect. Good bed, clean, clean bathroom, leather couch, sat TV. Really all you need when staying in NYC. And as for the door man, could not have been better, got up every time to open the door for us in and out. Bit of a walk to Times Square but 10mins will take you to 5th Ave, 15-20 to Times Sqaaure, but you don't find the walk as its NY so there is plenty to look at on the way. Great Bar on the corner fo 3rd and 55th called PJ Clarke's, always a good buzz and the food is top notch, can't make reservations, just have to wait a bit in the bar. Plus a couple Cafe's across the road for the breakfasts.

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2005

Stayed at Metro-Home Sutton Place -- it's really 55th and 2nd Ave so don't be fooled by the name of the place. It is a real apartment building with residents that look askance at the transient guest in their building. The elevators smell like it had just been fumigated with roach spray. The doormen were pretty surly and not very helpful at all -- like your minimum wage NYers that don't care. There are no bell caps or reception area to greet you. The rooms themselves are spacious but pretty run down on the scale of a 2-star hotel. Paint chipping, poor plaster repair jobs -- not exactly 3-star quality. The price was right for a place in Manhattan at $199/night which I have since seen $325/night for the place on Expedia recently.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Metro-Home Sutton Place Hotel New York City
Metro-Home Sutton Place Hotel
Address: 310 East 55th Street, New York City, NY 10022
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown , Murray Hill
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Hotel Class:3 star — Metro-Home Sutton Place 3*
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