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“Cheap but decent” 4 of 5 stars
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Apollo
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2027 7th Ave, at 121st St, New York City, NY 10027 (Harlem)   |  
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Ranked #422 of 455 Hotels in New York City
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“Cheap but decent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2006

The reviews so far have been correct. The accommodation is dull and bland, but considering I searched high and low for reasonably priced accommodation in Manhattan and couldn't find a thing, this was well worth the money. It is situated in Harlem, which in the day time is fine, walked about there many days to and from the subway station as well which is 4 blocks. At night however, it became a little bit more warey, and most the time I would opt for a taxi back to the hotel after walking through a few times in the middle of the night, and not particulary enjoying it. The hotel itself is clean and basic and you get what you pay for. I would recommend this hotel for budget travellers and students.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    1 of 5 stars
  • Location
    1 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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  • German first
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English first
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2006

My boyfriend and I just took a trip to NYC. We were looking for something that wouldn't break the bank or feel like a dive. After reading up on the Apollo Inn we decided too book with it. $70 includes tax each night. We thought this was a great stay, we are two young travelers. The rooms were clean with private bathrooms. The place used to be apartments and was turned into hotels. Nothing elegant, and we thought the idea that it was in harlem enhanced our stay. We enjoyed the hotel, and it was very close to the subway. Recommended for couples that are looking for a cheap and decent stay.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2006

OK, well first you drive into Harlem, which is a culture shock at first. The hotel....well for a hotel that opened in March it looked pretty destroyed. I had a broken chair in our room, the sheets looked 100 years old (almost see-through with fuzz). If you are interested in a kitchenette for budget purposes (as I was)... stop!!!! It is so tiny that you cannot possibly produce anything edible on that thing. Oh and the ambiance, well it feels like social housing, and don't plan on sleeping at night.... my gosh the screaming that went on in there! One last warning, the hotel is 5 stories tall without an elevator!!!!! It was not fun dragging all the luggage up those uneven stairs. My suggestion is to shorten your stay, and stay at a nice hotel with house keeping that includes breakfast to save on one meal. We ended up staying at Econolodge on 47th and 8th. Good Luck!

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2006

I went to NYC to pick my girlfriend up from the airport on May 31, 2006, and we needed a place to stay on our first night in the city. Being on a budget, i couldn't afford most hotels in the city, and so i was happy to find the Apollo through this web site.

My double with en-suite bathroom cost a mere $80 Canadian, which is a fairly amazing price for Manhattan.

The location is south Harlem, which is a totally fine area - within blocks of Columbia University and/or the main 125th Street harlem drag, with the 1/9 and A lines nearby. Between 110th and 120th street on Columbia's side of the cliff-like Morningside Park you can find an array of cafes and restaurants. The immediate Harlem neighbourhood had some interesting looking places to eat, as well - we only used the hotel for a day, so we didn't sample any of them, alas. Eggs on a bun for $2 are easy to find in the neighbourhood bodegas in the morning.

The staff were friendly, and let us store an oversized piece of luggage (a flight case for a harp) behind the main desk overnight, saving us from having to drag it up the stairs.

The room was much the way it appeared in their photos: a basic white dry-wall box. It was a clean room with a bed, a combination fridge/oven/freezer unit, A/C, and sink. We also had an en-suite bathroom with a nice shower and a good amount of room. The atmosphere is decidedly less than romantic, but for the price I wasn't expecting much, and was very happy with what i got.

The Apollo seems to have made itself a home to the backpacking traveller set - i ran into folks from Australia and Germany on my one day there. A good way to sum up the Apollo is to think of it as a hostel with private rooms instead of dorms.

Considering the price, and the friendly service and perfectly serviceable rooms, i would definitely use the Apollo again.

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2006

Overall, the hotel is clean and convinient. The location with such a cheaper price is amazing.

If you want to stay there, please bring your own stuff. The hotel has independent rest room, but they don't have hair dryer(even the counter). It has a stove, but no pot or any kitchenware. It is located in the city, but it is dangerous @ night (many people wandering on the street even in late night.) It has a TV with many channels, but no remote control. And, the wall is so thin that you can hear people in other room walking, talking, and showering.

However, with this price, how you can ask more. The room is big and clean. The staff are nice. It is convinient when you bring your own stuff before check-in.

  • Stayed May 2006, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2006

small hotel. it just opened in march. it is uptown, hence the chepa price. neighborhood seemed safe to us, TONS of inexpensive places to eat, and transportation to midtown manhattan is right there. we loved the fact that the room had a small fridge, a sink and a stovetop. we didnt use the stove, but stuffed some cold drinks and beer - to enjoy when we got back to our room at night. Bathrooms are not large, but pretty nice. Looked like they are made out of marble ( but i think its a nice tile). this is our 4th trip to NY, and we have never paid this low for a hotelroom before. i dont know if there is a cheaper hotel room, unless you go to a hostel. if you want a more spacious room - pay the extra $15 and get a room with 2 double beds. still a HUGE BARGAIN

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Apollo

Address: 2027 7th Ave, at 121st St, New York City, NY 10027
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Harlem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #422 of 455 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Apollo 2*
Number of rooms: 155
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