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“Fabulous hotel in great position” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Beacon
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2130 Broadway at 75th Street, New York City, NY 10023 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #27 of 446 hotels in New York City
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous hotel in great position”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We have just returned from New York where we stayed for two nights before joining a cruise at the Hotel Beacon. On returning from the cruise we then spent another night at the hotel. The hotel is on Broadway between 74th and 75th Street. This was a five minute walk from Central Park, the Dakota Building (where John Lennon died) and a two minute walk from the subway where the fast train on lines 2 & 3 took you to Times square within 5 minutes. It was a perfect spot as everywhere was very accessible but you were in a relatively quiet spot. Times Square was actually only a 30 minute walk away if you did not want to use the subway (2.5 dollars each way) or take a yellow cab (10 dollars). Half of the walk was through Central Park so a lovely walk indeed.
The rooms were amazing with a full suite and cooking facilities to cook for a full dinner party. Across from the hotel was The Fairway - a famous market where we bought cereals and other items for breakfasts which we prepared in our kitchen - a saving on both time and money. The Fairway also had a cafe upstairs which became a steak house in the evening. This was very popular with the locals and some locals who use the cafe every Sunday morning told us it is often frequented by celebs. There were also plenty of cafes, restaurants of every nationality and bars nearby and we were only two doors down from the famous Beacon Theatre.
The staff in the hotel could not have been more pleasant and helpful. We returned from the cruise at 10.15am and our room was ready for us. They also allowed us to store our luggage on our leaving day as our flight was not until late evening. Check out was 12 noon so you never felt rushed. If I ever return to New York I will certainly only stay at The Beacon.

Room Tip: We had rooms on floor 10 and floor 4 both of which were excellent. Floor 10 was a corner room and i...
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  • Stayed September 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The end of the line on my trip from LA to New York, and to be honest, a bit of an anti-climax. I had another huge room (814), this time with kitchen, super-king size bed, two TVs again etc. (it is possible my group was upgraded to suites). However, for what could be mistaken for a smart city apartment, the bathroom was surprisingly small and awkward to use. Why is there a shelf overhanging the wash basin? The view from the two big windows is the ugliest I have ever seen anywhere in the world - just a ragged black curtain trying to cover dirty tenement blocks. Yuk! No wonder the blinds were down when I arrived. There's not much activity in reception area either. No meals are served in the hotel, although there is a bar and theatre next door one way, and Viand diner the other, which does serve good breakfasts. The hotel is on Broadway and west 75th about 1.5 miles north (uptown) of Times Square, and is very conveniently placed for Central Park. There is a subway station at 72nd street, just 100 yards downtown.
Despite its size, and there is nothing wrong with the place, I felt an atmosphere of anonymity here. It's OK I suppose but nothing more. As for New York City- give me Chicago any time.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Spent 2 nights at The Beacon before going on a cruise- all the reviews I've read about The Beacon are spot on - the staff are superb, couldn't do enough for you - we had a fabulous room on the 15th floor - a very big room (we have stayed in New York before and know how small the rooms usually are!) - the kitchenette was great - and very well equiped - everything you could need - toaster, kettle, cutlery, dishcloths, tea towels - you name it they had it - even washing up liquid!! The position of the hotel is fabulous too - on Broadway 3 short blocks from Central Park (Strawberry Fields is right but the entrance) - I would recommend this hotel to anyone and would not stay anywhere else in New York ever again. Would also suggest that visitors go to the Amsterdam bar in Amsterdam avenue - great food at very reasonable prices,

Room Tip: Go as high a floow as possible and negotiate nicely with the Reception staff - they are very accomm...
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  • Stayed September 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

An excellent find - comfortable bed, very friendly, helpful staff and a wonderful location for the 8 days we spent in NYC. Our corner room on Level 22 was very quiet at night, and with a Starbucks on the corner, easy to grab your morning coffee. Great to have kitchen facilities and fridge on hand, instead of an overpriced mini bar, especially with the fantastic market across the road. Very easy to get to the subway - 42nd St only 2 stops away on the express. Plenty of restaurant choices available within a 2-3 block radius, and Central Park just a stroll away. We will definitely be recommending Hotel Beacon to friends looking to holiday in NY, and we will be back!

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Our stay at the Hotel Beacon was very comfortable. From the doormen, housekeeping and bell hop(s) their knowledge and suggestions of the city were helpful and made our stay very eventful and relaxing. Overall the staff made the time away from home - one to remember.
The location of the hotel was very accommodating to the subway, central park and to other cities (Brooklyn/Harlem).

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Once you stay on the UWS, you just wonder how could you not stay there before. Amazing location !
The hotel itself is quite simple. Bathrooms need improvement and are quite small and outdated. What you get from this hotel is space. The room has a good size and there is an adjacent living space that might have the same size of the room. There's also a mini kitchen, that can be very helpful.
I would definitely go back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Goolwa, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Having only returned yesterday from New York City, my holiday experience is still fresh in my mind... and experience is exactly what it was. I come from a small town in South Australia, and the Hotel probably had more guests than we have inhabitants... we arrived at 4am on September 3rd.. the reception was manned and the person behind the desk was David, he was marvellous, we went upstairs to room 1616 and what a fabulous room we had, huge twin beds, spotless room and a neat and tidy kitchen area, the bathroom was a dream.. carpeted throughout and a neat little tv on the dresser. David told us there were no curtains, they only had blinds on the windows but enough to cut out the sunlight. We woke at 7am.. a lovely sunny morning, had a shower and what a shower it was, the lifts were quick, rarely full though the hotel was, the reception area is very welcoming as is everything in the Beacon, we had a lovely view outside the window we were situated at the back and could see into Amsterdam Avenue from where we were, I could not fault either the staff the hotel or where it was situated.. brilliant..

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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Additional Information about Hotel Beacon

Also Known As:
Beacon Hotel New York City
Beacon Hotel New York
Hotel Beacon New York
Address: 2130 Broadway at 75th Street, New York City, NY 10023
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown , Upper West Side
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in New York City
#51 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Beacon 3.5*
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