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AKA United Nations
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   234 E 46th St, btwn 2nd & 3rd Aves, New York City, NY 10017 (Midtown)   |  
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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Well worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We stayed here for a week in February 2012. Price was great, value for money was remarkable! Our suite was sizable, clean and stylish. We even had some friends staying for a night over at the suite with us, and it still didn't feel too small. Only negative issue is the breakfast, which is not too great.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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California
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

I agree with the previous review so reused the headline. I was initially unenthusiastic about the location but it is very close to Grand Central (not to mention Grand Central Market). It is also a quiet street. The rooms and amenities are good and the staff are excellent, above and beyond.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank CAtraveler33
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Malibu
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Good extended stay hotel right between the UN and Grand Central Terminal. I was there during hurricane Sandy and they had back up power, stocked up on water for us and were always cheerful. Higher floors are recommended to mitigate traffic noise, though not ban being on a quiet section of 46th St. Everything you need is within walking distance. Rooms clean, modern tho the bathrooms are small. Kitchen has an oven as well as microwave and stove, a plus.

Room Tip: Higher floors, but remember, only two elevators.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Stuts
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Berlin, Germany
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282 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Aka united nations is perfectly located, well equipped, European style with all amenities e.g. In the kitchen you need. Stuff is professional and always friendly and helpful. Internet is free and with perfect speed. Forget about the breakfast that is just coffee, apples and pastries. And be aware that the aircon is not up to date and more old fashioned and extreme noisy. All in all a perfect alternative to a hotel if you stay longer in NYC.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Marco H
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

What pleasantly surprised on the location and cost. It's close to wonderful places to eat. Rooms are very nice and clean. I especially loved the white sheets on bed...AHHHH...Definitely coming back. The staff was very couterous and breakfast was nice. The doorman will hail a cab for you which is important when it rains.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank dianaalex
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New York City, New York
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228 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We stayed at the AKA - UN for 2 weeks in May and our stay was most comfortable. The rooms are exactly as shown in the photographs - the beds are comfortable, the kitchen is good-sized with all new steel appliances (not that it matters, except for the feel-good factor) and bathroom is average sized - the way most Manhattan homes are. Great location, in a pretty residential street, great eateries around, a convenient walk to Grand Central station and a 20 minute walk to Times Square (if as a tourist, it interests you!) The lobby is bright and cheery and the staff polite and ready to help. After having checked in we had a bit of an issue about the room overlooking a back - building and upon request, they did manage to shift us to a room facing the street. (The back side building looks like a dungeon and truly depressing to look at) Most rooms come with a small balcony, a treat in this high-rise city! The furniture in the living room is a little dated (with a TV, not LCD enclosed in a wooden cabinet). Other than that, there is adequate closet space and a mini-safe too. The house-keeping does a good job. Breakfast consisting of some croissants and yogurt is just enough for a quick, small bite. Can't make a meal of it. The Comfort Diner is a great breakfast place in the adjacent street. Down the road you will also find a great German eating place, Le Pain Quotidienne, a Turkish cafe and many more - all within a 2 minute walk. Avoid the Italian eatery in the same lane, its got the grumpiest and rudest staff that we came across in our 2 week stay. "Amish" is a great food store in the adjoining street. To conclude - great rooms, attentive house-keeping, helpful staff and a great location is what makes AKA - UN stand out. Highly recommended!!

Room Tip: Please ask for the rooms facing the street. The back-side rooms overlook a rather dungeon looking de...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank jigiindia
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Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I recently had an extended stay here for several weeks on business. This is very convieniently locatedin in midtown Manhattan. The views on the higher floos are nice and the service was very accomodating! The staff were all quite friendly and try to accomodate special requests as best they can. As it is an extended stay hotel, they dont serve food, but can point you in the direction to get whatever you might want. If you are looking for a minimal frills, friendly place to stay when you arent working, then the AKA United Nations will fit the bill just fine!

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Tb H
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Address: 234 E 46th St, btwn 2nd & 3rd Aves, New York City, NY 10017
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 194 Specialty Lodging in New York City
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Hotel Class:4 star — AKA United Nations 4*
Number of rooms: 91
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