We stayed here one night en route to upstate NY in late October. The bloke at reception was friendly and the hostel location wasn't bad (although I wouldn't recommend it for those who want spend all their time in down/midtown).
The sheet was very thin and we were a little on the chilly side (and it was still Autumn) and the TV (which I wasn't expecting) didn't have reception for any channel, so felt like a waste of valuable space!
The worst thing was the bathroom. On our floor of seven rooms (I think all private doubles or larger), there was one slightly dirty bathroom (although not the worst I've used). The water was at least hot once it got going. There was a constant queue despite us being up at 630 (confused by the clocks changing that night).
At $60 total for a private room we can't complain too much, but there are better locations further south for slightly more money. Just get in the bathroom queue early and bring flip-flops!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Century Gothic, elegant European lobby design - Close to Central Park. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- West Side Hotel New York City
- West Side Inn New York
- Hotel West Side