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Hotel Beacon
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2130 Broadway at 75th Street, New York City, NY 10023 (Upper West Side)   |  
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Ranked #44 of 466 Hotels in New York City
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“Fantastic hotel!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

This is a brilliant hotel, situated outside the chaos of Times Square. As we were on a holiday visiting New York for the first time, we were up early every morning travelling to all the tourist attractions.

We travelled into Times Square everyday. There is a subway station 3 blocks from the hotel (6 or 7 minutes walk) named 72nd street. From this station there were express trains frequently which took less than 5 minutes to get to Times Square. The hotel front of desk staff were very helpful in showing us where to go and provided maps etc.

There is not a restaurant in the hotel beacon, however there is a diner next door which is reasonably priced, lovely food and always busy! (French toast was amazing!)

Hotel beacon rooms were very spacious, we had a two bedroom suite, one room was a double sofa bed, and the other room had 2 double beds in, which easily slept two of us in each of them. There were kitchen facilities although we did not use them, as well as tea and coffee facilities. Both rooms had big flat screen TV's, and the whole suit was very spacious.

The bathroom shower was very good (powerful) and we were also provided with shampoo, conditioner, bar of soap, body lotion and dental rinse, which were all useful.

The whole hotel was extremely clean all the time and would recommend anyone to stay here. Was a brilliant all round stay and would definitely stay here again!

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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54 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I can't say enough good things about this hotel. I was a little skeptical of all the good things I read on TA, but they were all absolutely true! The location in a busy residential area is unique and especially convenient if you are doing concerts at Lincoln Center and/or the 92nd Street Y. The front desk, doormen/bellmen, and maids were all welcoming. Our large two room king suite with three closets and kitchenette was a great value by NYC standards. The bath is quite small but usable. Our 15th floor rooms looked newly refurbished and were immaculate. Housekeeping was excellent. The Levain Bakery around the corner on W 74th has the best cookies in the world!

Room Tip: Pick a high floor (15-25) for a view or a refurbished floor.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here with my parents and it was fantastic. We had an apartment which was lovely and spacious. When we arrived after a long day travelling, we were told we had be upgraded to a corner suite. The views were beautiful from all three windows, on two corners. My parents had a beautiful room and walk in wardrobe. And I was very happy with my pull out bed in the sitting room. There was still space for me to put my clothes away. It gave us all space from one another so we were happy (as I am 24 and need a little peace, ha). The bathroom was nice and clean with the usual freebies. The only problem here, was the harsh shower. It hurt so much as the water pressure was so hard. No matter which we turned it, it still hurt. But we got over it as a funny story. There was a little kitchen and dining area where we had our breakfast from a bakery just over the road. Very happy! The staff are very helpful and will help you with any questions. I would definitely stay here again.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This hotel is just perfect for a citytrip to NYC. It's located in the upper West-Side, only 2 blocks from the subway stop 72. So you're in Times Square in only 5 min. My husband was celebrating his 30th birthday so i've requested a higher floor, but we've got a higher floor and a cornerroom. So a special thanks again to the staff. The room itself was spacious, nice kitchen area and bathroom.
If we ever go to NYC again, we'll book this same hotel. It was fantastic.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The location of this apartment hotel is quite good - close to the metro and central park, and in a nice area. We appreciated having a kitchenette for a stay of a few days. The deli opposite has an excellent range of food. Staff were polite, room was kept clean.

Room Tip: We were given a room opposite the lifts. We could not hear the lift in operation, but when we opened...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

It was a good choice for us especially the location in a safe district which is important for a New York hotel. Close to main attractions. Room was good enough for a family with kids. It was clean and comfortable. The price was average and worth for it. The staff was nice and polite.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We usually stay in the Theater District, however, our stay at this hotel on the West Side proved to be a great choice and we would definitely stay there again. The neighborhood is very safe and a convenient walk to the 72nd street subway. The hotel desk even sells subway tickets.

The pros: spotless and quiet room, efficient kitchenette with Keurig machine, tea kettle, dish detergent and washrag, plenty of lamps, power cord for charging electronics, free Wi-Fi, room-darkening curtains, plenty of hangars in nice-size closet, full-length mirror, generous toiletries and towels. Dishes left in the sink will be replaced with clean ones each day by housekeeping.

The hotel was sold out but we never had to wait more that 2-3 minutes for the elevator. The Beacon Bar has 50% off happy hour from 3-7pm every day and you can order lite snacks.

A few cons: the mattresses could have been firmer and there is no exhaust fan in the small bathroom.

The diner, Viand, right next to the hotel is convenient for carryout, delivery or eating-in. As many have said, the Fairway Market across the street is a gourmet mecca. There are several reasonable restaurants nearby which are described in a directory in the hotel room.

Room Tip: You will get a better view if you are on a higher floor. We faced West (front of hotel) and were on...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 2130 Broadway at 75th Street, New York City, NY 10023
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Family Hotel in New York City
#34 Business Hotel in New York City
#36 Romantic Hotel in New York City
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Beacon 3.5*
Number of rooms: 276
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Hotel Beacon NYC, a haven of comfort amid the bustling excitement of New York City. Located on the historic Upper West Side, amid tree-lined streets and landmark buildings, the hotel is a beacon for relaxation. Friendly and accommodating, we offer handsomely decorated, oversized guestrooms and suites. With wonderful views of Central Park, the Hudson River and Midtown Manhattan, the Beacon is the perfect vantage point from which to venture anywhere in New York. And when your busy day is done, you'll have a perfect place to come home to. ... more   less 
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