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Hotel 17
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   225 East 17th Street, New York City, NY 10003 (Gramercy Park)   |  
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Ranked #306 of 458 Hotels in New York City
Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“At 17”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

There's a 70s song that goes, "I learned the truth at 17 that love was meant for beauty queens..." Well forget that, at Hotel 17 everyone can feel the love from an elegant yet economic stay along the Lower East Side at rates that will not devour your budget. More than any other hotel in NYC, I come back here again and again fully confident I'll have a comfortable, albeit cozy room, a spotless shared bathroom, friendly staff, and be walking distance from everything. Come on, it's Manhattan you're not supposed to be in the city to stay inside your hotel room. But when you do want to fall into bed after an exhaustive day or night out on this town, Hotel 17 can deliver.
Am already booked (again) for the end of December 2013 for Patti Smith's sold-out show at the Webster. Walking distance away to watch a rock icon perform, and probably a stop for a late night burger in between.
I learned the truth at Hotel 17 that I love staying at this easy, economic gem and psst, it's also the sister-hotel to Hotel 31 up in mid-town. Both establishments have earned my confidence.

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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 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights, and this place was clean and in a convenient spot close to Union Square metro. We had a sink in our room and 2 bathrooms (with showers) on our floor down the hall-1 was always available. This place was exactly what we were looking for and we had a great stay.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

...But what more do you really need? Packed full of tiny rooms, with obviously a big turnover of guests (in whom the reception staff appeared to show little interest). But a bed, a basin (cold water), and shared bathroom (only had to wait for this a couple of times) and fairly clean. Soundproofing allowed good reception of Aussie's phone conversation next door. Excellent location near Union Square. Good diner for breakfast on a corner opposite, and an excellent restaurant (Mumbles) on another corner. Given the enormous cost of accommodation in New York, this is really pretty good value for what you get.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I must say in advance that NY city hotels are very expensive, and this one was affordable for us. We got a room without bathroom, but the restrooms were close to our room and they were clean. Our room was small , the bed was small, but there is always a reason when it is cheap so we did not have much expectations. Overall, our room was clean and warm. The hotel has good location too. So i would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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lanarkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

My Daughter and I stayed at this Hotel last November and we really enjoyed our stay. We were delighted with the location, it is situated across from a park in a lovely quaint street. The Hotel itself is clean and quiet and the sharing of the bathroom was not a problem as it always seemed available and was cleaned after each person used it. I would recommend this Hotel as it is cleaner than some of the pricey NYC Hotels I have stayed in, We are returning to NYC next February and we are considering staying in the sister Hotel 31 only because we know it will be similar standards to Hotel 17 but a different location to explore.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Rooms are very small but no surprise. Clean sheets and relatively clean bathrooms depending on when you shower.

Our disappointment was with the service. The two different staff members that were asked questions could not even stop looking at their computer screen when spoken to and replied with "yes or no", which stumped us as it didn't even answer our question.

The location is good. Just a few blocks from Union Square.

Would not return.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Welwyn Garden City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Hotel 17 was one of the cheapest central hotel options I could find (outside of a hostel) booking 6-8 weeks in advance for New York in October. Hotel location is good (about 10 minutes walk from Union Square 14th Street Metro Station) and there are plenty of shops, bars and cafes etc. in the area. On the Metro it is easy to travel downtown (Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street, Staten Island Ferry etc) or uptown to Grand Central Station, Central Park etc. Reception were friendly and helpful. The single room that I had was fairly basic: quite small, TV with limited channels, and no coffee making facilities, but it had AC, was reasonably quiet, had a room safe and was comfortable - and for a sightseeing trip where I was mostly out and about was a very good option. Bathrooms are shared but they seemed clean and there are enough of them that it was never an issue finding one free (even if you needed to go to a different floor). There is no restaurant and nowhere to get refreshments (e.g. coffee) except by leaving the hotel. I stayed for two days and it was just about right for my needs (and budget)

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel 17

Address: 225 East 17th Street, New York City, NY 10003
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Gramercy Park , Manhattan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#29 Best Value Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 17 2*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With its old-world charm marked by European style, Hotel 17 is designed to attract international tourists from near and far to visit and explore our Great City of New York. Our hotel in lower Midtown Manhattan places you in the center of convenience and visiting New York City attractions are accessible by walking or by public transportation. As Manhattan's best neighborhood city hotel, Hotel 17 is also the best reviewed hotel. New York Magazine and the New York Times articles defined the beauty and history of our New York City landmark building. Hotel 17 fame also appeared in the 1993 Woody Allen film 'Manhattan Murder Mystery' and was the site for photo shoots in Madonna's Sex book. Fashion magazine, such as GQ, Elle, and Vogue, favored our hotel setting for fashion shoots. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
17 Hotel New York City
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