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“Best Price/Value for Business or Pleasure Travellers” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East

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Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East
148 East 48th Street, New York City, NY NY 10017 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #34 of 455 Hotels in New York City
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“Best Price/Value for Business or Pleasure Travellers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We have been a bit Marriott family for a long time, but I rarely use them for business travel. With travel costs on the rise in Manhattan, and our office just a block away, I thought I would try it out. The staff is great, the rooms are very comfortable with a great Marriott bed, big bathroom, and a small kitchen area so you can have a few items close by if you want a quick meal or snack. The gym is perfect for working out on the road and breakfast and wifi are free!!! That saves 50USD a day, at least, at most Midtown hotels. I highly recommend this to anyone staying in the midtown area.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Justin E, Manager at Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Hello mark8320,

Thank you for staying at the Residence Inn by Marriott Manhattan Midtown East, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially our service oriented associates and amenities that are great for our business travelers such as complimentary Wi-Fi and 24 hour gym. I hope we have the pleasure of accommodating you on your future travels to New York City.

Warm Regards,
Justin Ellison
Assistant General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toms River, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I ran the NY half marathon this March and decided to bring my family with me. From just the moment we arrived, the doorman was very helpful - not rushing us, helping with our bags. Our room was very nice and spacious, clean. The kitchen was really important because 2 of my children have severe allergies and we need to cook often. The balcony was a huge bonus. My kids loved to come out and look at the view from the 12th floor. Excellent stay! We are coming back.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Justin E, Manager at Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Dear ron v-

Thank you for your review of your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and our service oriented associates. We look forward to seeing you again when your travels bring you to New York City.

Warm Regards,
Justin Ellison
Assistant General Manager
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Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We had a great trip to NYC and really enjoyed staying at this hotel. The room was stylish and comfortable. Loved having the kitchenette. Very clean. Staff was quite helpful. Lots of fun activities nearby. I loved how we were treated well [and given our choice of high floor or room with a balcony] even though we traveled on points.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Justin E, Manager at Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Dear HestiaMaryland,

Thank you for staying with us, and our team is very happy to read your positive review following an enjoyabl stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel and hope to see you soon!

Warm Regards,
Justin Ellison
Assistant General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The hotel is located in midtown - 11th/Lexington and is close to Grand Central Station and the UN HQ. Great location. The valet took our suitcases to our room and gave us a brief heads up on were the nearest cafes were etc. He also told us the Voss water in the room was not complimentary - the price is under the bottle $15 for the one litre and $7 for 500ml. That information deserved a good tip.

Staff very helpful, allowed to take breakfast back to suite. Cooker and fridge in room, with two TVs, so no fighting with kids.

The only downside is their suites are very small.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Justin E, Manager at Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Dear KapopoO,

Thank you for staying with us, and our team is very happy to read your positive review following an exceptional and memorable stay. We look forward to welcome you and your family back to our hotel and hope to see you soon!

Warm Regards,
Justin Ellison
Assistant General Manager
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Salem, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I was so impressed with this hotel! The staff was so nice and very accomodating! Our guest room was great! Very large for NYC hotels! The room was spotless, the beds are very comfortable, great room! And Sam, the bellman was the best! I was so happy to see him each day and he always made sure we had everything we needed! The breakfast was great too! Great location and great hotel!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Justin E, Manager at Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear SalemSoccerMom,

Thank you for your wonderful review on TripAdvisor about your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our service oriented associates and specifically Sam our bellman. We look forward to seeing you again in the future when your travels bring you to New York City.

Warm Regards,
Justin Ellison
Assistant General Manager
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We did have a problem during our stay as our room had some mechanical issue and no other room was available. We're glad that the shift manager (Anthony) and his team went the extra mile to ensure we're taken care of and fairly compensated due to the inconvenience.

Positives
We certainly appreciated the warm welcome, the team really tried hard to make right the issues we're having. We're also impressed with the hotel upkeep. The hotel looked clean throughout and the breakfast room is spacious, well organized and has much better presentation than the Residence Inn Times Square in my view.
Although the hotel was not centrally located to all the major venues/attractions (especially Times Square), but is close enough and within walking distance to most places, and easily accessible since it's quite close to Grand Central station (within 10 min walk). If you don't want to walk too far to Grand Central, there are a lot of good Japanese restaurants nearby that offered really good value.

Negatives
The fire alarm went off in the middle of the night (on Tuesday night). Fortunately this was a false alarm, but awaken us and made us concern for a while (since we're in upper level) nonetheless. Although the hotel and the room were clean, but unfortunately there was some unpleasant smell in our bathroom. We're not sure if this was caused by the kind of cleaning agent the hotel is using, or it was the smell of mold/mildew that formed due to poor air circulation/ventilation in the bathroom.

Having said these, we would definitely love to come back to Residence Inn in Midtown East if we visit Manhattan again in the future.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Justin E, Manager at Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear st4rg4z3r,

Thank you for your detailed review on TripAdvisor about your recent stay with us at the Residence inn by Marriott. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our service oriented associates and that we were able to recover the mechanical issue that you encountered. We look forward to seeing you again in the future when your travels bring you to New York City.

Warm Regards,
Justin Ellison
Assistant General Manager
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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The hotel was OK. I was disappointed with the room because we got a room with views of the back of 3 buildings and some other metal objects. I just took a quick peak and closed the curtains again because it seems pretty claustrophobic and creepy to see rooms from buildings all around us.

The room and bathroom are quite small. It was like a cruise cabin. But oh well, we were only staying one night before heading off to Niagara Falls so the view and room didn't matter all that much I suppose. But I most likely wouldn't stay here again. There are better hotels.

The breakfast was fine, I think the hotel wasn't too busy so we didn't have issues with the elevators or breakfast being crowded.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Justin E, Manager at Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Dear swingonastar-

Thank you for staying with us during your recent travels to New York City and for your review on TripAdvsior. I apologize that you feel the hotel was only okay due to lack of a view and the size of our guest rooms. For Manhattan standards our rooms are of generous size including all of the amenities that we provide within the room such as the kitchenette in every guest room. For future reference if you are looking for a room with a view we do offer upgraded room types that do have a more enjoyable views of the New York Skyline or even the Chrysler Building. Thank you for staying with us and we hope you enjoyed your time at Niagara Falls.

Warm Regards,
Justin Ellison
Assistant General Manager
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Additional Information about Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East

Address: 148 East 48th Street, New York City, NY NY 10017
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 455 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 211
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set a pace that suits you at Residence Inn by Marriott(R) in Manhattan. Feel the pulse of New York City in our Midtown East location close to Grand Central Station, the United Nations, and Rockefeller Center. Whether you're with us for a few days, a few weeks, or a few months, your daily routine matters. You'll thrive at Residence Inn with the conveniences you need. Like spacious studio and one-bedroom suites with separate living and sleeping areas and a select few with outdoor space and views of the Chrysler Building. A fully equipped kitchen ready for your favorite cuisine. Complimentary grocery delivery service to fill your refrigerator and satisfy cravings. Free Internet for connecting to work and the outside world. Free hot breakfast to energize your mornings. And, a generous fitness center for strengthening your body and soul. And stay focused and productive when it's essential. At Residence Inn, we'll make sure you thrive during your stay. ... more   less 
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