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“Excellent alternative for a hotel in a superb location” 4 of 5 stars
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34th and Madison by BridgeStreet
49 East 34th Street, New York City, NY 10016 (Manhattan)   |  
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Finland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent alternative for a hotel in a superb location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I have just returned from a 5 day visit to New York and 34th and Madison serviced apartments. I have to say that the value for money is superb. Compared to tiny New York hotel rooms you get a suite like accommodation with one bedroom & separate living room with a full kitchen. Only small minus from quite a small bathroom. The apartment is good quality and clean and the location is very central in Midtown with only a few minutes walk to Empire State building, Macy's, Time Square, Grand Central Station etc. Also many subway stations nearby. It has also 24/7 reception and all of the persons we met in the reception were very helpful. I would recommend this type of accommodation to anyone visiting the great city of New York.

Room Tip: We lived in the Studio which was the cheapest choice. It was much bigger and better than we expected...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bologna, Italy
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I had a quite nice studio, very well equipped. Its location is simply perfect for visiting Manhattan and it is also very convenient if you arrive at JFK airport, as it is at less then 10 minutes walking from Penn station.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We rented a two bedroom apartment for our party of two couples and our primary disappointment was that it was not two bedrooms with on suite baths for both as we were led to believe. The master had unbelievable views of the Chrysler AND Empire State buildings!! See attached photos. The other bedroom and unattached bath were very comfortable but just not equal to the master. The kitchen was nicely equipped and living was comfortable with a nice flat screen and nice view to the south and of the Empire State. Very light and open layout. Modern fixtures, furniture and appliances, hard wood floors and tastefully decorated. The beds and linens were very comfy! The concierge staff was very friendly and accomodating but unfortunately not always competent. Their knowledge of the area was surprisingly inadequate. Of course that's why we rely on Trip Advisor exclusively for everything we do. There is a subway stop 1 block to the south and another 2 long blocks west. Macy's is two blocks west and restaurants and delis galore within 3-4 blocks. We were on the 23rd story and the elevators were efficient and readily available. Taxis are readily available on Park Ave for downtown trips and on Madison for uptown trips. We understood that a fitness center was available on site. When we inquired, we told it was currently under renovation like it was a short term recent event. When we pushed for an alternate choice, we were told that it might be possible to use a facilty across the street. After two days we were allowed access to a fitness club that we later found out they have a standing relationship with for the last two years. So if having a fitness center available is important to you, have them arrange access for you ahead of time to avoid the delay. Basically, they will eventually deliver on requests but it may take awhile. The staff answering our emails before we arrived are in the UK but are quite attentive to requests and questions. FYI they charge an international fee when you place charges on your card since they are abroad. Overall this apartment is amazing and awesome. Gives you a taste of what it's like yo live in the City!! Thanks for a wonderful experience!!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is a great hotel to stay at. I rented a studio, which had a nice king bed, a couch and a full kitchen including a washer & dryer. The room was nice decorated and very comfortable. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful when I asked questions. The location is excellent, since it's centrally located, so you can walk anywhere you want to go.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Esbo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I could recommend this kind of living to anyone planning a visit to New York. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The apartment is clean with nice furniture. We got upgraded to a two bedroom apartment with views to both directions from the apartment. (A12).
Location is very good, you can walk anywhere (almost) from this location.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My husband and I arrived last month for a weeks stay. We stayed on the 6th floor and our 1 bedroom was fantastic. We felt it was a home away from home so that we could shop (Fairways was not too far) for food and prepare exactly what we liked, when we liked, dressed as we liked. As Australians, we find a lot of American food nutritionally lacking. The location was so convenient eg. walked to Maceys, Time Square etc.and close to the Green subway line. We have shared this place with family and friends for future reference as well as our travel agent. We could not recommend it more highly. Strange as it may seem, we were also delighted that we had a washer & dryer so that important travel and exploring time was not spent doing laundry and we got to bring most of our clothes home clean.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buenos Aires
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53 hotel reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The apartment is too big for 2 people
It is well located and the instalations are confortable
The only problem was that the gym was under reparation and we have to use one in the block in front
The people is kind
the apartmen it cleaned once per week

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about 34th and Madison by BridgeStreet

Address: 49 East 34th Street, New York City, NY 10016
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Murray Hill
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 183 Specialty lodging in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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