Although this is my only review of the Shelburne Affinia (if my memory hasn't abandoned me!), it comes after repeated stays over the last five years. If you are looking for a place in NY that is well-located, where the price is not exhorbitant, where the rooms are of a reasonable size, comfortable and clean, where the important extras like a decent restaurant, fairly-priced room service, reliable wi-fi, and a small, but updated, gym are things you also look to, then this is your hotel. Add to that a friendly staff (with little turnover -- always a good sign) at every level of the hotel, then you have the whole package. It seems to be a hotel that caters to everyone, from businessmen to tourists, equally well. And, in the summer, it has the added advantage of a sizeable roof terrace. I have periodically tried other hotels in the vicinity, including several on Park Avenue. For a comparable price, I have not found better.
Of course, this is not a 5-star hotel, so there are compromises. The bathtubs, for example, are neither long nor deep. The a/c units clatter and may strike you as noisy until you tune them out. The laundry fees border on the expensive. But these are acceptable trade-offs for everything else.
The one thing, however, that has me coming back again and again is the staff. I can't imagine many hospitality jobs as challenging as working in a hotel, but the staff are always welcoming, friendly and helpful.
There's a lot of choice out there. If you're looking for something you can rely on at a price that's reasonable for this part of the world and this part of the city, look no further.
- Also Known As:
- Affinia Shelburne Hotel
- Affinia Shelburne Hotel New York City
- Sol Melia New York City
- Shelburne Murray Hill Hotel
- Affinia Shelburne New York City
- Shelbourne Hotel New York
- Shelbourne Hotel Nyc
- Shelburne Murray Hill New York
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in Murray Hill, one of Manhattan's coolest and most convenient of neighborhoods near Grand Central Station, you will find a perfect escape in the big apple, Affinia Shelburne. Recently renovated, now it's brighter, bolder and even plusher than ever before. With 325 brand new guest rooms and suites, the Affinia Shelburne's unique design offers travelers a place to connect with friends, family or colleagues. Rooms feature eclectic decor, flat-screens and giant mirrors. Sleek kitchenettes or minibars and bright, new bathrooms. Looking for a view that could inspire dreams of Empire? Check out our select group of Terrace Suites offering Manhattan city views. Join us nightly for a glass or red or white at our complimentary Wine Hour, located in the lobby from 5-6 p.M. ... more less
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