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“Close to Grand Central and Times Square” 4 of 5 stars
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The Mansfield
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12 West 44th Street, Off of Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #267 of 452 hotels in New York City
Adelaide, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Close to Grand Central and Times Square”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Clean, decent-sized rooms in the heart of the tourist trap.

I stayed in a standard queen room. The furnishings were all modern, clean bathrooms and convenient walking distance from both Grand Central and Times Square. I'd happily stay here again as hotels of this quality and location at such a price are fairly rare. A friend stayed at a nearby hotel called the Distrikt Hotel and I'd probably ever-so-slightly prefer their rooms over the Mansfield, but the location ended up making the Mansfield the winner in my book.

  • Stayed August 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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david_sandler, General Manager at The Mansfield, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear something_unique
Thank you for taking the time out to review our hotel. We are happy you were able to stay with us during your visit to NYC. Its great to hear you liked the location of the hotel as well as its cleaniness. The housekeeping team will be glad to hear all about it. We hope the next time you are in NYC you will come stay with us again.

Be well,
David Sandler
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Morristown, Vermont, United States
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Great location if you need to be in Midtown. Yes, the rooms are small, but it is Manhattan. Staff was friendly and nice although to be honest, the guys seemed to be doing everything. The female staff I came in contact with was not knowledgeable of the area or the basic functions of working the front desk. Book ahead and you can get some good deals. I got a junior suite that allowed me to spread out a bit and that was still considerable less than hotel rooms at most NYC hotels. The A/C units are in window units and they ran the entire 4 days I was there. My room smelled a bit musty, but it cleared out eventually.

Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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david_sandler, General Manager at The Mansfield, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear VailtoVermont,
Thank you for staying with us at the Mansfield Hotel. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the friendliness of our team as well as the location of the hotel. We hope the next time you are in NY you come visit us again.

Be well,
David Sandler
General Manager
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Berkeley, California
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Stains on the walls, cheap glue in the bathroom, super marked up floors, false advertising on free wifi (it's only in the lobby, you have to pay in your room). Will not stay there again, and will not use "name your own price" again from priceline.

Great location, but the rooms are very tired. There were stains on the wall, the floors were beat-up, the A/C is just a window box. Dark, cramped, tired. Definitely not the 4 stars that were advertised. Would be fine had it been advertised and priced at a 3 star, but would have stayed somewhere else had I known what I know now.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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david_sandler, General Manager at The Mansfield, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear nakedespresso,

Thank you for taking the time out to review the hotel. The team and I are very disappointed your stay was unsatisfactory. We really appreciate the feedback as it will allow us to hone in on the areas you described. Customer satisfaction is our #1 goal and with all the feedback we get from our guests; will assist us in getting better. We hope the next time you are in NYC you will give us another chance so we can make your next stay more enjoyable.
Be well,
David Sandler
General Manager
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The hotel is conveniently located near major attractions in Manhattan. While the room was quite small for two people and the lighting in the room was dim, the caring staff fostered a cordial ambience.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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david_sandler, General Manager at The Mansfield, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear JPF155017,
Thank you for visiting us at the Mansfield Hotel. The team and I were happy to read you thought the staff was caring. We liked that you pointed out we are in a central location to all major attractions in NYC. We hope the next time you come back to New York you will chose us again.
Be well.
David Sandler
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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The hotel is exactly as it looks on the website which is great. The location is within walking distance to Times Square and subway. There is free wifi and coffee in the hotel lobby sitting area. We saw two rooms on this stay. The suite had a bedroom with a bathroom off of it and then a connected sitting room with couch and desk. Each room has a TV. The second room was a standard room with a bed, desk and bathroom. Beside the obvious size difference the bathrooms were the same except the suite had a makeup mirror in it and better lighting. Both rooms had safes which was nice. If you are a light sleeper there is earplugs in the sidetable drawer. You do hear the street level all night long. Its a quite street, but just a warning. Overall great hotel, friendly staff and great location. Area is very safe to walk around 24 hours a day.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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david_sandler, General Manager at The Mansfield, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear John P,
Thank you for staying with us at the Mansfield Hotel. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our amenities and location are just a few of our features which our guests love and we are glad you got to enjoy them. We hope the next time you visit NYC you will stay with us again.
Be well,
David Sandler
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Terre Haute, In
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The hotel is absolutely adorable and the attention to detail is clear. Received excellent customer service here and was pleasantly surprised by how spacious the room felt! I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for somewhere very convenient to stay in Midtown, as it is only a few blocks from everyone's favorite tourist trap, Times Square, as well as the Port Authority bus terminal and New York Penn Station for Amtrak. Easy access to the city's extensive mass transit is also available. There is a great coffee place just down 44th called Gregory's which we loved and would also suggest stopping in at. The only real downside for this hotel is the views, as right now the front of the building is covered in scaffolding and the back doesn't really have any views to begin with. We didn't miss them though, and I doubt most people would. Our room on the 2nd floor on the backside of the building was very quiet. All in all an excellent experience.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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david_sandler, General Manager at The Mansfield, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear Logan R,
Thank you for taking the time out to review the our hotel. The team and I loved reading about how you thought we provided excellent customer service and you will be recommending the hotel. Our location is one of our great features and we are glad you were able to take advantage of it. Thank you again for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Be well,
David Sandler
General Manager
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New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Wonderful location and proximity to Grand Central and Broadway. A perfect combination. Helpful staff and comfortable atmosphere. Deluxe room was well designed and spacious for our needs. Quiet but close to everything.
Excellent choice for theatergoer. Really loved it!

  • Stayed August 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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david_sandler, General Manager at The Mansfield, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear Walter G,
Thank you very much for staying with us at the Mansfield Hotel. We are so happy to read that you thought the staff was helpful, and the hotel provided a comfortable atmosphere and location to your liking. We hope the next time you come to visit the city The Mansfield is your choice of hotel.
Be well,
David Sandler
General Manager
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Address: 12 West 44th Street, Off of Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10036
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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#145 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#182 Family Hotel in New York City
#225 Business Hotel in New York City
#225 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Mansfield 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An architectural and historical landmark, The Mansfield is a portal to a New York City of days gone. Guests of the hotel appreciate its club-like surroundings and superb craftsmanship, as illustrated by the lobby’s detailed illuminated 16-foot ceiling and oval staircases with original terrazzo floors. The Mansfield is located just off of Fifth Avenue at 44th Street, residing within the historic preservation district of Midtown Manhattan, and deep in the heart of the Theater District. The hotel is within a short walk of the finest Fifth Avenue stores, Bryant Park, Times Square, Broadway, Grand Central Station, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden and the Radio City Music Hall. Guests can enjoy complimentary 24-hour espresso and cappuccino in the hotel's classically-restored Beaux-Arts Club Room. ... more   less 
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