I was pleasantly surprised about everything at the hotel. I had done my research, so I knew that the bathroom was in the hall. I did have some trepidation about that, having never been in a hotel before that I shared a bathroom, as well as the expected size of the room. But since I was traveling solo this trip, I felt I would take a chance based on the location, mostly positive reviews, and the price.
The front desk was nice and accommodating. I had 2 requests. I asked to be on the second floor, so that I could walk up and not take the elevator. I also asked to be in a nonsmoking room. The man said that the 1,2, and 3rd floors were smoking, but he assured me that the cleaning people do such an amazing job that I would not know. He gave me the second floor room with no problem and he was completely right. The room smelled fine. I never knew it was a smoking room.
I had the single room and it was fine. It was small but there was plenty of legroom to walk around. I would say it was the size of an average child's room. There was a sink, towels, travel size toiletries as in other hotels. They even had a hair dryer. There was a safe, a.c., and a small tv- all compact but very clean and nice.
The bathroom was literally right outside of my room, so it was again, no problem at all. I never had to wait. It was also very clean.
The wifi worked perfectly, as you could see, since I am actually writing this review from my hotel room right now.
So, this is what I could kind of compare the experience and hotel to..... Like,if you were staying at someone's house, and you were staying in their small but nice guest room with the bathroom in the hall. It certainly isn't fancy, but if traveling alone again, I would stay here.
- 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
- Hotel 17 New York
- 17 New York City