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The Belvedere
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   319 West 48th Street, New York City, NY 10036 (Hell's Kitchen)   |  
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Ranked #181 of 451 hotels in New York City
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“A week in the Big Apple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We spent a week in New York mid April 2013.
Having stayed in West 48th street previously, but one avenue nearer Times Square, we were happy with the location, although we would not like to have gone any further West as we feel the quality decreases as you move back away from Times Square.
The staff in The Belvedere were very attentive and helpful and the rooms we had, one at the back and one at the front of the building, were both good but varied quite a bit.
Our friends were at the back and had a larger room with a larger bathroom and the room had been updated. Ours was not as updated, was smaller and had a smaller bathroom but WOW, did we have a view, especially at night!!
The location meant that within a couple of minutes walk we were smack in the middle of Times Square, one of the best known city areas in the world.
One draw back of being at the front is the proximity to the Fire House, which received a call every single morning early on, so noise was a bit of an issue. A the back they didn't seem to hear this. That said, at the back they had a view of roof tops (we were on the 17th floor).
Didn't try the restaurant as New York has so many places to eat that it would not have felt right to stay in the hotel.
Lifts were a bit of an issue as, despite there being 4 lifts feeding our floor, they always seemed to take an age to arrive.
In your room you will find a small kitchen with kitchen sink, fridge, coffee machine and microwave, however you will not find a cup (other than a cardboard one) you will not find a plate, a knife or even a spoon. We asked at reception if we could at least have a tea spoon and they brought us a couple of plastic spoons.
If you want a proper cup, do what we did and get a couple of mugs from a shop just to the right when you turn onto Times Square for $2.99 each.
The concierge was also very helpful to us, pointing out that it would be cheaper for the four of us to get a Taxi to the airport when we enquired about the hotel shuttle.
I was disappointed to find that wifi access would have cost nearly $11 for one day.
Overall, I think the hotel was a good choice and I would stay again.

Room Tip: For the view, go for the front on a high floor, for the quite, go for the back.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I enjoyed my stay at The Belvedere very much for 4 nights (11th -15th April 2013).
Close to everything in mid town Manhattan. Front desk staff were courteous and friendly. Concierge was excellent. Room was clean and very well maintained, comfortable king size bed, kitchenette with mini fridge, microwave (very handy) and coffee filter maker. My newly renovated executive king room on the 15th floor also included complimentary fast WiFi and internet access, local phone calls, upgraded amenities, the hotel is literally minutes from Broadway, Fifth Ave, Rockefeller Center and Times Square. Recommend and would consider staying again, thank you staff for a very pleasant stay at The Belvedere.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Stayed at Belvedere Hotel this past Wed and Thur nights 4/24-25/13. Begnning with the doorman, each of the staff was professional, couteous, and personable. Front desk also had postage stamps available for purchase. Room and bathroom were clean and housekeeping was overall excellent. Microwave and frig were available for leftovers or drinks. Seconds walk away was Patzeria Family and Friends Cafe, 311 W. 48th Street. Great food variety, personable, and friendly. I will definitely stay here again and recommend it to everyone I know heading to the Big Apple.

Room Tip: I was not aware there was a selection of different rooms available.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I stayed at The Belvedere Hotel in NYC for three nights and it was a great location to get just about anywhere in the city. It is just off of a main street so it is quiet for NYC standards. The people who worked there were very nice and the rooms were clean. I would have no problem staying there again when I am back in this great city.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I have stayed at the Belvedere four times in the past three years, most recently during the week of April 15, 2013. As an older woman traveling alone, I have always felt comfortable and safe there. Location is ideal, rooms attractive, bed comfortable. What I like best is the kitchenette in each room. The microwave, fridge, coffee-maker are a big plus. The whole place is spotlessly clean.

Room Tip: All rooms have interesting mid-town views.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

Teenager and I did two day mom/daughter NYC trip, staying at The Belvedere. I've stayed twice before, once for business and once for pleasure. I always get an Executive room (Deluxe is their standard room, with Executive being newer furnishings, beautiful marble tiling and free WiFi.) Always clean, spacious (for NYC) room. I love the location off a block or two from Times Square. It's really a neighborhood street and I feel very comfortable walking to/from hotel even at night. 9th Avenue has so many ethnic restaurants and a Duane Reade pharmacy/convenience store if you need anything you forgot to pack, etc. We walked to a Broadway show, to Central Park and even the Hudson River. Subway stop a few blocks away got us to Village and downtown quick and easy. I've never had an elevator issue and staff has always been very friendly. I really reccommend The Belvedere. Great location, reasonable rates and clean, nice rooms. Tips: Amy's Bread is on 9th and 46th/47th: great pastries and fresh delicious sandwiches. All the 9th Ave. restaurants will save you money over the ones in Times Square and they are "real NY" places where the people who live/work in the neighborhood eat.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 319 West 48th Street, New York City, NY 10036
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Hell's Kitchen , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#149 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#165 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Belvedere 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of New York City’s theater district, The Belvedere Hotel in Manhattan is a hidden jewel within walking distance of Broadway’s best theaters. Built during the 1920’s Art Deco period, The Belvedere Hotel impresses guests with its elegant ambiance and comfortable lodging accommodations, all complemented by a friendly and helpful staff. The Belvedere’s spacious rooms, earthy tones, and endless amenities provide a relaxing retreat from the bright lights of the big city.The Belvedere’s central location in midtown Manhattan offers easy access to the best the Big Apple has to offer, including Broadway shows, fine dining, unparalleled shopping, and historic landmarks. Whether you’re traveling to New York City for business or pleasure, this luxurious hotel has something for everyone. Its room service, dining options, fitness center, business center, and special offers will make your stay at The Belvedere a central part of what is sure to be an unforgettable visit to New York City. ... more   less 
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