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“Wonderful first time stay in NYC” 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 #24 of 459 Hotels in New York City
Burnaby, Canada
2 reviews
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“Wonderful first time stay in NYC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We just returned from a 4 night 5 day trip to New York and had the pleasure of staying at the Hotel Beacon in the Upper West Side. Excellent location, close to 72 Subway so getting around was very easy! There is a very good Diner (Viand Diner) right next door that serves a delicious breakfast. There is also the Beacon Bar which I understand is fairly new. We visited the Beacon Bar twice during our stay for an evening cocktail. Very relaxed and comfortable. I'm not sure if they are still working out some kinks, but the service wasn't as friendly as it could have been.
The Hotel itself was lovely. We stayed in a two bedroom, two bathroom suite on the 12th floor. It was beyond our expectations! We were a family of 5 - my husband and myself and our two daughters and a friend. There was ample room for all 5 of us! One bedroom had a very comfortable king size bed, and ample closet and drawer space for clothing. The second bedroom had two double beds, and a smaller closet. The two bathrooms are small, but efficient. The best part for families, is the suite has a small kitchen, with fridge, stove, microwave and coffee maker. It also has a nice size living area with a table and 4 chairs, and a couch that converts into a pull-out bed.We slept soundly as it was quiet with very little outside noise. Good windows!
The hotel is located in a beautiful residential area and an easy walk to Central Park,and the Museum of Natural History. Times Square is only a few subway stops away. You could walk to Times Square in about 30 minutes, but the Subway is so easy and we found it is the best way to get around in the city!
The morning we arrived, it was pouring with rain, and as we were very early, our room was not ready. A huge thank you to the front desk who allowed us to store our bags, so we could go out to explore! They were also more than happy to supply us with big beautiful umbrellas for our walk! We can't say enough about the Hotel Beacon, and will definitely stay again on our next visit to New York! Thank you Hotel Beacon for an awesome first time visit! We will be back!

  • Stayed June 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Very large room by New York standards. Enjoyed the kitchenette, especially when we learned the maid told us to leave the dishes in the sink. She sterilized them in the room. Very clean. Excellent tv with free movies. Wonderful Fairway Market across the street. Only downside: no onsite restaurant. Close to 72nd Street subway stop, so convenient, nearby transportation. Nice bar with excellent service.

  • Stayed June 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is a gives value in a terrific location for visiting New York. We found our room very comfortable and the staff helpful with one minor exception. Do NOT ask for restaurant locations as they send you to sub-par restaurants in the area that they have relationships with. Otherwise we highly recommend this as a base for visiting New York without squandering your budget on exorbitant hotels. We've stayed there multiple times and and have always been comfortable and felt safe.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

The hotel was an excellent value for our family of 4. Service was excellent, staff knowledgable and helpful and the location on the upper west side minimized street noise so usual in parts of the city. We used both subway and taxis to explore.

Only downside were the size of the double beds...they were smallish and even two children had difficulty sharing the same small bed

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in a spacious suite with 2 DBL beds plus a very comfortable Queen sofa bed in a separate room which provided us with all the space we needed.
An added bonus was the small but fully equipped kitchenette complete with with fridge, freezer and coffee maker.
There is a large supermarket directly opposite the hotel which was great for buying groceries to take back to the room and they also have a cafe upstairs which served super meals.
The location was fantastic - only 2 blocks from 72nd Street subway station which ensured easy access to all areas of Manhattan as well as being only a 5 minute walk from Central Park.
We were in a front room but were not bothered by any street noise as the rooms have double glazing and this ensured a great night's sleep.
All of the staff were extremely helpful and friendly which added to a very enjoyable stay and, if we are ever in New York again, would definitely stay at the Beacon.
Highly recommended

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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 June 8, 2014

I stayed in a queen suite and loved everything about, including the $305 reasonable price for this spacious accommodation. Very helpful front desk and great location. There is a very good diner right next door for breakfast, lunch or whatever. Nice Beacon Bar with manager Michelle watching over things.

Great location and value and right next to Beacon Theater for a good show.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 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 June 8, 2014

Not only was the room/suite clean and aesthetic it was comfortable and spacious and the staff were always ready to help.We felt at home and the kitchenette made our room the breakfast centre with the other couple that was traveling with us. And they, the staff, happily offer and do the washing up.
Ask for a room on a high floor and of course not adjacent to the lifts.
We stayed for ten nights and were happy with the location (it beat the midtown location of our friends and my convention centre hotel) and all the nearby facilities from the two supermarkets across the road, convenient bus and underground stations, and a full range of retailers north, south and east of the hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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:
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:
#13 Family Hotel in New York City
#25 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#33 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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Beacon Hotel New York City
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