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Grand Hyatt New York
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   109 East 42nd Street, Park Avenue at Grand Central Terminal, New York City, NY 10017 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #256 of 453 Hotels in New York City
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Location location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Situated right by Grand Central Station and within easy waking distance of many attractions this hotel is well located for the traveller and business person alike.
Nice size room and very clean.
Breakfast in the restaurant was very good. Fairly small restaurant though and not a lot of seating.
Service was good.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

If you are used to staying in Grand Hyatts around the world, which I am lucky enough to do, this hotel is undeserving of the name to be honest. The location is unbeatable right in the thick of things and on top of Grand Central station. The room I had a was a good size (King Deluxe I believe)...and that's the good stuff out of the way. The first room I checked into stank of smoke..in a non smoking hotel...so with that I moved to another room. The room, which as I said was a good size, seemed to lack even the most basic amenities. Now there is a list of amenities that you can request but why on earth are they not in the room? None of the items you would expect in a hotel with the Grand Hyatt name. No tea or cofee making facilities, no cotton buds, no shoe cleaning cloth, no comb etc. etc. you get the idea. The shower tray was chipped and cracked (room 2727 in case you are interested) and the whole place was just tired and sub par. I thought the 24 hour market/shop on the lobby level was neat but the prices were just silly compares with the Grand Central Market with better food, better choices and better prices..about 10 yeard away. Glad I was a Patinum Hyatt member becasue I am sure I got special treatment.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We just returned from a two night stay at this hotel. After having just been to the Grand Hyatt in Kauai, I had high expectations. The location is great. We flew in to JFK an there is a bus service that drops you off directly across the street from this hotel. It is also easy to get back to this hotel with the subway, and you are within walking distance to Times Square and Broadway. The check-in staff was fabulous and provided great service. We had reserved a queen bed but they upgraded us with no problem to King. We did not really have a view from our room, but the room was a good size by NYC standards, and was very comfortable. The bathroom cleanliness was a 4/5 in my opinion - the rest of the room was very clean. The lobby is very cool and modern.

My only issues with this hotel were 1) the hot water ran out both mornings during my shower but came back on shortly thereafter (when I complained to the front desk, they credited me some Hyatt points). I have a feeling this may not be an unusual occurrence. Also, we returned after a show and we were hungry so we attempted to eat at the restaurant in the lobby. We waited for quite some time and nobody stopped to seat us, so we finally went into the bar and asked for service. They told us the restaurant closed 5 minutes ago (we had been waiting for a table prior to that). For our inconvenience, they gave us two bottles of water, but really, if we had received prompt service, we could have ordered food.

All in all, I would definitely stay here again. The hotel has a great location and NYC feel - I loved it for the most part.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The best thing about this hotel is its location which is right above Grand Central Station. The notion of service or personal attention seems to have no place at this hotel. It seems to me that there are better alternatives for the same or lower prices where they recognize that guests are real people and not just problems. The rooms are Hyatt normal but a bit faded and in need of renovation but it seems that different floors have rooms of different standards, i was paying a good rate so I expected a good room. I checked in late and sense the room I got was one off the last and least desirable.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 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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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

we stayed at the Grand Hyatt for 5 nights and were happy with it. the room was huge with a small but adequate bathroom. the room had a king sized comfortable bed and was very modern. very good location next to grand central station and in walking distance to most attractions. the lobby staff were nice and gave us free wifi which was a plus. we found the hotel market/shop staff quite rude but we only went there once. it was a comfortable place to come home to and relax.

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

Two rooms booked I with King and 2nd with 2 doubles, brother and sister travelling together... Reconfirmed 1 week before travelling. Yes all ok
Day of arrival Rooms 1 king 1 double could not get through to staff that we needed two beds in 2nd room excuse oh hotel full.trundle produced for first night pack luggage and we will move you tomorrow.
2nd Day staff at desk insisted arrangements would have to stay the same as we hadn't pack bags for moving, went to room maid making up room for new family BAGS MISSING it took another hour before the bags were found and as it turned out they had been moved to a room with 2 double beds. Not very Professional for a Hyatt I would have thought. rest of stay was ok but the poor start and staff lies left a sour taste in the mouth would not recommend Hyatt NYC

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This was our first trip to NYC. We have 2 sons college age and all of us fit perfectly into the 2 double bed room. A rollaway bed was provided. We were on the 19th floor our window faced 42nd. Safe, very nicely decorated hotel. Bathroom is small, but overall room size fit the 4 of us for 3 nights without any issues. Our room was located right across from the elevator doors. However, we were pleasantly surprised we did not hear the noise like we thought we would. Good room insulation between rooms.

The hotel is on the corner of 42nd and Lexington Ave. A very safe and comfortable neighborhood. We avoided the Time Square busy tourist area, yet we were able to walk to Time square in a matter of blocks.

It is right next door to Grand Central Station. We learned to ride the subway via the MTA website and they even have a trip planner so you can type in beginning location (Grand Central) and ending location (any attraction you want to see). We went to the World Trade Center via subway and back to hotel via subway. We also went to the upper East Side and central park via subway as it was raining and our planned 1.6 mile walk was rained out. We felt safe and enjoyed the feeling of living like the locals riding the subway.

We were able to walk to 31st and Lexington for dinner at Vezzo's Pizza. A 15 min walk straight south on Lexington down to 31st. A very nice pizza and pasta restaurant which was very busy with locals. We were also able to walk 1.6 miles to the Circle Line tour (we chose the 3 hour trip around Manhattan Island and highly enjoyed the experience, well worth the 39$ fee per person) straight west on 42nd to 12th on a beautiful Sunday mid-morning.

There is a Duane Reade across the street at Lexington and 42nd. We bought all of our bottled water and yogurt, etc there as the hotel was high priced for basic items. There is a Starbucks close - go north up Lexington on the same block and same side of the street as the hotel. There is a Duncan Donuts south on Lexington between 42nd and 41st, right side of the street. A block from the hotel.

The Hyatt was very nice, accommodating, clean, friendly and we will stay again. The price is usual for that star of hotel in the area. I researched all of these types of hotels thoroughly before actually booking, they all run about the same price. I am happy with my choice and would absolutely stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Address: 109 East 42nd Street, Park Avenue at Grand Central Terminal, New York City, NY 10017
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Green Hotel in New York City
#39 Spa Hotel in New York City
#141 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#173 Family Hotel in New York City
#193 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#211 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hyatt New York 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Premier location in the heart of New York's famous midtown. Striking lobby with waterfalls, seating areas and three restaurants and lounges. Direct access to Grand Central Terminal and connected to the Chrysler Building. Steps from Times Square, Shopping and the Theatre District. ... more   less 
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