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Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   141 East 44th Street, New York City, NY 10017 (Manhattan)   |  
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous 4-day weekend here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed at this hotel the Independence Day weekend (5-8 July'13) and had a truly fabulous time.
Our room was MASSIVE, had lovely brown/cream/burgundy 'contemporary' decor in pristine condition, and we had a bathroom we could party in! - the shower was actually just the enormous end of the bathroom and could have fitted 8 of us :)
The bed was soooooo comfortable - we slept like logs! (Our only downside with this was that we couldn't figure out how to get the radio alarm to work and did oversleep a little one morning.)

The reception staff were lovely and helpful, including helping us print out our online boarding passes when we were leaving for home.....and the refreshing drink & glasses on offer whilst you was spending time with them was a lovely touch.
We actually met one of the room cleaners when we got back to our room a little earlier than expected one day (with it being over 100 degrees outside we went back to shower & cool off) and she was very friendly & chatty - what a nice experience for us - my son loved her! :)

The adjoining bar is welcoming and a great place to relax.....and the little outdoor courtyard area to eat & drink is a fab bonus! - it looks lovely with the twinkley lights on the foliage in the evening.

Excellent location for Grand Central Station and thus the brilliant NY Subway network - what a boost to be at Battery Park within 25mins of leaving our hotel room!
Handy Starbucks in the immediate vacinity, a mini deli/store just round the corner that was open late.
Our only gripe with the location is that the NY taxi drivers kept getting it wrong how to get to the hotel, as you can't actually turn into East 44th Street if you are on the west side of Grand Central Station - they have to turn into 43rd or 45th and then round to 44th - they grimaced and sulked when they realised! (bless them - LOL!)

We will absolutely stay at this hotel again - it was a little, beautiful, friendly oasis in the midst of a stinking hot metropolis.....and we adored it!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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PatrickLeyden, General Manager at Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear planect_11,

Thank you for staying at the Fitzpatrick Grand Central and for taking the time to post your review of the hotel on Tripadvisor.

We recently renovated the hotel and I am glad to see you liked the decor, the patio is also a great place to unwind and meet some locals.

Once again, thank you for choosing the Fitzpatrick Grand Central and I do hope it won’t be too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you back to the hotel.

Kind Regards,
Patrick Leyden
General Manager
Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

2 days are not enough for new york, what an amazing place. this hotel is in a great position almost opposite central station. Nice boutique style hotel, great staff ( not just helping out because they get a tip - no staff in this hotel expected to be tipped) there is a pub next door and a great coffee shop on the other side. the rooms were large and modern, nice bathroom with robes and slippers. We stayed in a deluxe room, great comfortable bed, room had opening windows.

  • Stayed September 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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PatrickLeyden, General Manager at Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear Sunnycoast10,

Thank you for staying at the Fitzpatrick Grand Central and for taking the time to post your review of the hotel on Tripadvisor.

I am glad to see that you found the hotel to be centrally located and that you found some to enjoy the Wheeltapper Bar and patio.


Once again, thank you for choosing the Fitzpatrick Grand Central and I do hope it won’t be too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you back to the hotel.

Kind Regards,
Patrick Leyden
General Manager
Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

When I first arrived at the hotel I thought the Fitzpatrick Grand Central was a great choice. Location is perfect, across the street from Grand Central. Room was very nice, though a bit on the small size. Hotel staff was very nice.

Then we noticed that one of the two elevators was out of service. This created long waits for the elevator. This should have been disclosed in advance.

Then the air conditioner, installed just two weeks ago, would shut off at the desired temperature and go back on in 20 seconds. This happened all night. The next night we turned it off and kept the windows open. Thankfully it was not hot.

Except for these issues we enjoyed the hotel and would probably return.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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PatrickLeyden, General Manager at Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear TerryTraveler240,

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to post your review of the hotel on Tripadvisor.

I am very happy to read that you found the hotel to be centrally located and the staff were nice. We expect to conclude our elevator upgrade by mid September and I apologize for any inconvenience for caused during the project.

Once again, thank you for choosing the Fitzpatrick Grand Central and I do hope it won’t be too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you back to the hotel.

Kind Regards,
Patrick Leyden
General Manager
Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We arrived on the 26th August, our room wasn't ready so we decided to check in and leave baggage. We were asked for a credit card as we were to pay $100 deposit which would be returned when we checked back out as long as we didn't incur any other costs etc. I didn't have a credit card so they do accept cash. We went outside to a very hot and humid New York, we were exhausted after our flight so we just decided to go to the bar next door, the wheel tapper, the drinks were reasonably priced and does have free wifi. When we got our room keys, we had a short wait for the lift but that was our only wait in our whole stay. Our room was lovely, clean and the bed was mega comfy, I had been a bit worried as people's opinions saying it had mismatched furniture and was a bit run down, so I wasn't pleasantly surprised when I seen our room. We were on the 7th floor and at times it was noisy but with all the walking we had been doing, I would have slept through an earthquake. The air conditioning was a bit old fashioned but worked well, we found putting the chairs up against it helped ease the noise. I loved the fact that there was a fridge in the room, as we bought juice, milk, cereal pots to have for breakfast etc. In the evening we decided to go to the Wheeltapper for food, we had 2 drinks and 2 main meals and when we asked for the bill a 17% tip had been added on, don't get me wrong the waitress was good and the food was okay but doesn't deserve that, I almost choked when I seen it. The staff were lovely and friendly, Garfield the bellboy helped us out loads and gave me a ticket for Bloomingdales. The maids were fab too, rooms were always clean and would come round with water and chocolates. Would defo stay here again, miss New York already and will be back at the fitzpatrick!

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  • 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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PatrickLeyden, General Manager at Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear Kimberley N,

Thank you for staying at the Fitzpatrick Grand Central and for taking the time to post your review of the hotel on Tripadvisor.

I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your very kind comments about the hotel and the service you received.

Once again, thank you for choosing the Fitzpatrick Grand Central and I do hope it won’t be too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you back to the hotel.

Kind Regards,
Patrick Leyden
General Manager
Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I had a lovely time staying at the Fitzpatrick Hotel. The room was small but well appointed. The food was well prepared, served in 20 minutes--and not at the extremely high prices I have found in other hotels. The people on the phones were helpful and cheerful. Overall, it was a delightful experience!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This was the last stop of our 3 and a half week honeymoon. We were very tired when we arrived and the jet lag totally hit us. We were only in New York for 3 days so were trying to make the most of it as we arrived early. We were told that we could only check in at 3 arg !! However the great member of staff Chris had noticed the side note on our booking that is was our honeymoon ( the only hotel out of 4 we stayed in that noticed) so he found a free room and booked us in there which meant we could shower unpack and have a quick nap to charge the batteries and get out there. So feeling positive and ready to see the amazing New York everyone tells you about we get to the front door and the super helpful and friendly door man gives us a map and directions to Times Square great! We head off and find time square mobbed and surrounded by road works ! Bummer or what? So then decide to book tickets to see a show. We go to see wicked that night ! Amazing! Have dinner in the best Italian is had which is pretty much attached onto the side of the theatre then head back to get sleep for a full day the next day. Get back to the hotel and Chris ( the reception saviour ) had had champagne and chocolate strawberries brought up to the room! HERO! The room was nice and clean but the sheets sometimes had a wee hole in them but we didn't complain cos we didn't really care, might need updating. The shower was MASSIVE!! My only annoyance was the air conditioning was really noisy but to be fair we were that tired and the staff were that lovely we just kept it to outsells as wasn't a long stay. New York itself is not our bag though as we are pretty happy ppl and the place is full or rude angry ppl who seem to not care about service even in restaurants they have full conversations with coworkers as they are serving you not even breaking eye contact. The shopping isn't that cheap and you have to walk loads and loads to get from one shop tithe next VEGAS shopping was better. The Central Park was ok but we have something very similar at home so didn't really excite me. We went up Rockefeller and the staff were great we wanted to rush the tour as didn't have long to get it in as we tried the night before and the clouds were too heavy they let us skip the queues and most of the videos and go right on up. Great views. The number of homeless people was unreal and watching a guy eat food from a trash can is a bit far :s however as our hotel was right next to grand central I never once saw a homeless man in our area just walking about the centre. We took the ferry over to staton and saw the Statue of Liberty very underwhelming ! She's tiny! If you are a happy kind of person maybe go in winter I think it would be nicer at Christmas but I don't recommend New York our Driver from the airport was even hating life. However if you do go the Fitzpatrick was great as after a day of rudeness and miserable faces it was nice to come into a place were customer service seemed to matter. :)

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PatrickLeyden, General Manager at Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear Stacey_wilson,

Congratulations on your wedding and I am glad to see that you enjoyed your honeymoon with us.

I appreciate your very kind comments about the hotel and the service you received, especially from Chris.

Once again, thank you for choosing the Fitzpatrick Grand Central and I do hope it won’t be too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you back to the hotel.

Kind Regards,
Patrick Leyden
General Manager
Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

From start to finish we had a fantastic stay at the Fitzpatrick grand central. They were warm and welcoming, the rooms were lovely, clean and spacious for New York, the food was good and the bar was good too.
We stayed for 4 nights for my brother in laws wedding. We met John Fitzpatrick who was extremely personable and friendly. He took all of our room numbers and got fruit sent to each. He then upgraded the bride and groom to the penthouse for 2 nights at no extra charge, it was a fabulous suite with a roof top garden!
The wedding was on in downtown Manhattan but as we left with the bride and groom they rolled out the red carpet and gave complementary champagne and strawberries.
We still can't get over how far they went to make sure we had a great stay.
On a practical note the location is good, it's in 44th so 10 blocks from Macy's, a few blocks from Times Square and about 15 to Central Park, easy to get to the hotel and easy to get around.
I would definitely highly recommend the Fitzpatrick and will return myself someday!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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PatrickLeyden, General Manager at Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear l0ve2travel27,

Thank you for staying at the Fitzpatrick Grand Central and for taking the time to post your review of the hotel on Tripadvisor.

I am glad to see that your family enjoyed the wedding and that we were able to upgrade the bride and groom to the Penthouse suite.

Once again, thank you for choosing the Fitzpatrick Grand Central and I do hope it won’t be too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you back to the hotel.

Kind Regards,
Patrick Leyden
General Manager
Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel
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Also Known As:
Fitzpatrick Grand Central
Hotel Fitzpatrick Grand Central
Fitzpatrick Hotel New York
Address: 141 East 44th Street, New York City, NY 10017
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#37 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#58 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#60 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#62 Family Hotel in New York City
#117 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel 4*
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