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Moderne Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   243 West 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #111 of 452 hotels in New York City
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Excellent value/trendy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

My fiance and I stayed at Moderne Hotel in January 2012 and were very pleased with the experience. For the price, it is a very good option if you want to be in mid town. You can certainly pay a lot more for a lot less in NYC. Victoria at the front desk was very professional and friendly and made us feel right at home the moment we walked in the door. Because it was my finance's birthday, Victoria offered to put a cupcake in our room. I thought this was a nice touch. Ted at the front desk was also nice and offered to help. There were a couple of bell hops whose names I don't know, but they too were professional and courteous.

The hotel itself is very trendy and funky (in a good way). If you like a modern look then you won't be dissapointed. The walls of the halls are bright and wild. The second floor lounge is great. We didn't get up early enough to enjoy the coffee cake that is available from 7-9AM, but we found the coffee, apple cider, water, and fruit to be very convenient. The hotel also has a happy hour in the evening on the second floor.

I was concerned by a couple Trip Advisor reviews about the cleanliness of the room, but our room was very clean and done up nicely. No complaints from me. The shower was outstanding and I wish I had one at home just like it. My only minor complaint is that we did hear some noise coming from the hallway during the night, but as I am a heavy sleeper it didn't both me too much.

I would recommend this hotel especially for those in town for a Broadway show. It's just a few blocks from the shows.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AMahonAHG, Manager at Moderne Hotel, responded to this review, January 10, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such an informative review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your kind words regarding our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

I was very pleasantly surprised with my recent stay at the Moderne Hotel in Manhattan. It is on 55th street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue. It is an easy walk from Times Square and all of the Broadway shows. It is also an easy walk to Central Park and lots of great restaurants. The room was clean, nicely decorated and had plenty of space for my wife and I, at least by New York standards.

The room had a small refrigerator. The bathroom had a rainfall shower head and separate hand sprayer. The TV is a flat screen that actually shows digital programming in HD. I hate it when hotels put in a nice flat screen and then only pump low quality analog programming into it.

I believe there are only 37 rooms at the Moderne, so it is very much a boutique hotel. It is in the middle of a bigger building, so there are no views of the city. The window we had only looked out to a small alley and a brick wall. I did not see that as a negative. It is almost completely cut off from the street and all of the accompanying noise. Unlike many rooms in New York, this one was so quiet you would swear you were in the countryside. The staff was genuinely pleasant with sincere smiles and a very helpful attitude.

They have a lounge on the second floor with a Kurig beverage machine that dispenses free coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cider all day. In the early evening they put out wine, cheese and crackers. We brought some soup back from the soup guy stand (from Seinfeld Soup Nazi fame and almost next door) and had it with some wine and cheese. It was a great way to warm up after a cold winter day. The soup really is good!

I highly recommend the Moderne and look forward to returning.

Room Tip: We stayed in 103 on the first floor. Very quiet room, but I suspect all the rooms are quiet becase...
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  • Stayed December 2011, 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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AMahonAHG, Manager at Moderne Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post on our property. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate all of your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

This place rocks!! Love the decor and room is very spacious. Room and bathroom are super clean!! Will definitely stay here in future!! We had no noise issue and were very comfortable. Wine and cheese reception in the evening was nice.

  • Stayed December 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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White Plains, New York
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

Clean & good service. The decor of the hotel was impressive. The size of the room was great and the bathroom was clean and up to date. No complaints really, except that if you are looking for a grand hotel in new york city this is not the place. Oh and the walls are a llittle thin, i could hear conversations of the rooms we would pass in the hall way. if you are looking for something more intimate and quiet this is the place to go.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AMahonAHG, Manager at Moderne Hotel, responded to this review, December 26, 2011
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post on our property! We sincerely appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

We were in town for one night- with a goal of squeezing a lot in. This hotel was perfect... The room was surprisingly spacious. The front desk people were VERY warm, kind and friendly. They know who you are when you walk in- which is very nice. They had a bottle of wine waiting for us in our room- I think if you arrive early, they give you cupcakes. They have free coffee in the morning with some breakfast breads... and free wine and cheese in the evening in their small lounge. It's very close to Times Square- and also walking distance to Madison ave, 5th Ave... all the shopping. We walked to our show- dinner. Subway is close. We were very pleased with our stay...

  • Stayed December 2011, 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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AMahonAHG, Manager at Moderne Hotel, responded to this review, December 26, 2011
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post on our property! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and got to experience a lot! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

On behalf of the group of friends I travelled with I would like to strongly recommend this hotel. We had such a fantastic trip and the hotel was perfect in all aspects. The staff were extremely approachable, friendly and helpful (particularly "Teddy" and "CJ"!) they all went out of their way to ensure all of our questions were answered and assist us with navigating our way around and Teddy recommended excellent places to eat (as well as on 2 occasions making the last minute reservations for us!). The hotel was perfectly located and the decor and comfortable beds are amazing! They make up for not having a bar with a great relaxing and social lounge area with free hot drinks, fruit, wine and cheese which was enjoyed by all! The staff are a credit to this hotel and the whole package made our trip even more enjoyable I can’t wait to return to NYC and will most definitely be staying here again and have already recommended it to friends, family and colleagues. The only minimal thing that we could offer constructive criticism for is if possible speed up the elevator (but this is such a minimal thing that is easily forgiven and outweighed by the rest of the experience!). Thanks to everyone at the Modern and we hope to see you all again sooner rather than later!

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  • Stayed December 2011, 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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AMahonAHG, Manager at Moderne Hotel, responded to this review, December 26, 2011
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post on our property. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your kind words regarding our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!
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Algarve
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

Just got back from a very busy shopping weekend in New York.
This hotel was our haven.
Fab location/great staff/comfy beds/great shower/lounge with complimentry hot drinks 24hrs and special eve cheese and wine to help you unwind before a night out.
All the staff were so helpful and remembered you when you returned - you would not get this in a large hotel.

Thanks to everyone at the hotel for making our weekend complete.

  • Stayed December 2011, 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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AMahonAHG, Manager at Moderne Hotel, responded to this review, December 8, 2011
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your kind words regarding our property and for your compliments regarding our staff. We strive to make every guest's experience memorable and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!
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Address: 243 West 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#82 Family Hotel in New York City
#100 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#159 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Moderne Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Convenient midtown location on 55th street and Broadway - Hotel is decorated in ultra contemporary style. ... more   less 
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