We visited NY during fall fashion week - a very busy time in the city with the budget-mid priced options either sold out or charging extortionate prices. I was glad to have found the Hotel Deauville (they charged regular rates) through TripAdvisor although a bit nervous about our stay given the mixed reviews.
Excellent location with the subway around the corner and Grand Central a few blocks away. We had breakfast every morning at Bread and Butter across the street which offers plenty of variety from a buffet to made to order omelettes, pancakes etc. Great, lively neighbourhood with plenty of reasonably priced restaurants along Lexington and 2 Avenue.
We stayed in a double room on the second floor with a private bathroom. We requested a second floor room so that we didn't have to use the elevator. Our room was very clean and the beds were comfortable. As the hotel was once a dumbbell tenement, both the bedroom and bathroom windows faced a wall which was fine with us as it was quiet and were only there to sleep and shower. Rooms don't have alarm clocks. Free wifi is available throughout the hotel.
Our bathroom was small with the shower located in the centre of the tub rather than one end. The hot water dial gets extremely hot and my friend burned herself on the tap. Although towels were replaced daily, the bathroom was not cleaned during our 4 day stay.
Staff was extremely friendly but customer service is average. For example, if you want to make reservations (dinner, shows, airport pickup etc.), you will need to make them yourself. This was not an issue for us as we are independent travellers and I'm very familiar with the city but may be frustrating for other guests. Management may want to reconsider its current policy of not allowing guests to split the bill between two credit cards as its rather inconvenient.
If you are looking for a budget hotel in NY in a good location, consider the Hotel Deauville.
- Also Known As:
- Deauville Hotel New York City
- Deauville Hotel New York
- Deauville New York City
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Midtown Manhattan steps to everything. #6 subway 1block, 3 min walk to Empire State building. 54 guest rooms, most with private bath (7 budget rooms bed share bath). Family owned and operated. We are the Best Value in the city and a real New Yorker hotel...not a cookie cutter! We love our guests and our city. Free Wifi. ... more less
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