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“Basic hotel, friendly and great location!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel St. James
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   109 West 45th Street, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #291 of 455 Hotels in New York City
Prestwick
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Basic hotel, friendly and great location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Clean, friendly, great location. No breakfast but good deli next door so not a problem. We did had to move rooms as first room sounded like an air raid going off every few minutes!- next doors air conditioning we were told. We were given an alternative room no problem, which meant we could sleep! Rooms don't have a great window view, a brick wall, but it is New York with lots of high rise buildings! I don't see the point of spending lots of money on a hotel when you are never in it! This is right in the heart of NYC and Central for everything, whether using the subway or walking. Can't really fault it. Not sure what the rooms would be like during summer as room was hot at Easter! No air conditioning. Overall a good hotel, great location.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The Hotel St. James is right down the street from Times Square, and right next to a cool Irish pub with a bar on the roof. Nice location, and our room was clean and adequate. The beds were comfortable. Will definitely stay here again when in NYC.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Right next to Time Square and a great cafe next to it. Lobby is OK but the interiors after that is a bit old. No problem with that. Likewise for the room. We had a 2 double bed rooms of good size which was warm and clean during our April stay. The only thing is the room seems to be very noisy at night. It's either the heating system or the escape ladders outside. Lots of clanking noise which woke me up few times.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I stayed here with my partner from 10-13 April and were really glad we stayed here after feeling quite nervous about what to expect at such a cheap price. We had room 611 which was located at the back of the hotel and it's was lovely and quiet with no traffic or road noise to be heard. The room was very clean and spacious and towels were changed daily.

The hotel looks quite dated, but this is typical of NYC and who needs a fancy room when all you need it for is to sleep! There was an iron and ironing board in the wardrobe with coat hangers. There was also a hairdryer in the bathroom, with some small soap, shampoo etc. There is a TV with some good channels.

The fuse in our travel adaptor blew whilst there, but if this happens to you then you can pick one up from Duane Reade at the bottom of the road, although I think the hotel supplies them (they had handed then all out when we asked).

The location is it's biggest draw, being only seconds away from Times Square and within walking distance of The Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal, The Rockefeller Center and much more. There are so many places to eat and drink nearby, but I'd recommend Evergreen Diner for breakfast which is just a few blocks away.

The only (very petty) negative comment I have is about the carpets in the hallways, especially upstairs, which are in need of replacing as you can easily trip up on them which is quite dangerous.

All in all I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for an inexpensive hotel in NYC.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The hotel is at a great location, only 2 mins from the Times Square. Under that aspec it is good priced, although it is still expensive. It was clean, the rooms were good. Only those wall carpets in the elevator are awful, but this is very neglectable.

  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This hotel was clean and comfortable. Not flash, but who would be trying to sit inside your room when you're in New York? The condition of the hallways is much below the rooms, giving you a pleasant surprise when you walk in. The view is not great, but again, that doesn't really matter, unless you'd rather pay for more expensive accommodation with views.. Comfortable bed. No tea or coffee making facilities at all. But two very handy shops next door, with well priced food, including tea. And walking distance of Times Square, Central Park, the museums, Broadway, Empire State Buiilding, etc, etc!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We stayed in the Hotel St James from the 7th April 2014 for 3 nights and it was virtually faultless! Excellent location - 2 minute walk to Times square and almost the same to Fifth Ave. Location was spot on! One of our bags was lost on the way to the USA, and the staff in Hotel St James were very helpful. Particularly John (I think his name is - small with dark hair and glasses) was very friendly and helpful! We stayed in a room with 2 double beds and it was extremely(!!!!) spacious and very clean. The only downside of our room was that we were on the roadside and one night was noisy with workmen doing building work into the early hours of the morning; although I suspect this was a one-off! We were also a little disappointed initially that there wasn't a safe in the room itself. Although there are safety deposit lockers downstairs that you can use at a small price. Overall I would definitely recommend this place!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Additional Information about Hotel St. James

Address: 109 West 45th Street, New York City, NY 10036
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown , Theater District - Times Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa
Hotel Style:
#40 Spa Hotel in New York City
#241 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel St. James 2.5*
Number of rooms: 145
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Also Known As:
St James Hotel Times Square
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