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The Gershwin Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   7 E 27th Street, New York City, NY 10016   |  
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Ranked #314 of 452 hotels in New York City
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“Worked for us!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

4 of us stayed for 2 nights in mid-December in Family Suite. The room was huge with 2 separate bedrooms and a bath, plus a little sitting area. The location is perfect for spending time seeing the city and shopping on 5th. We felt safe and the hotel was very clean. The coffee shop attached to the hotel had great muffins and coffee.

Our only had 2 complaints - 1 - shower ran hot and cold at random, 2 - one night we were woken up at 3 am by loud banging on the pipes - the front desk told us this is was normal and it lasted about 30 minutes

I would definitely stay here again. The price was great for Christmas in Manhattan and if you have a group of 4, the Family Room is perfect.

Room Tip: Family rooms work out nice for a group of 4 - one queen bed (for 1 couple) and 2 twin beds (one of e...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We spent one night (thankfully) at the Gershwin in early December. Upon arrival I found two of the smallest bed s I have ever seen in a hotel. Mind you I have been in hotels and B&Bs throughout this country and Ireland. As I sat on my tiny bed it slid across the floor as if on skates. The sound of running water was coming from the bathroom. I discovered the tub faucet running and not able to be shut off. On our way out for the evening we told the desk clerk about the issue. Upon our return we found the tub to no longer be running.
I lay on the rock slab of a bed and slept in fear of falling off the diminutive bed. At about this time the heat kicked in. I knew this by the amount of air stuck in the system which was causing the pipes to bang so loud you would have thought someone was hitting them with a hammer. I was startled awake at about 6:45 a.m. by the sound of a metal grinder cutting a steel beam just below my window, how pleasant Since I was up I decided to take a shower. I turned on the faucet in the tub to have plenty of water coming out of the it but very little would come out of the shower head when the shower was turned on. So much for a shower.
The construction outside the window appeared to have been going on for some time and this should have been noted upon our reservation or arrival.
The only redeeming thing about the hotel was the pleasant staff. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone under any circumstances.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stephen J D, General Manager at The Gershwin Hotel, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear SMoriarty,
I would like to thank you for staying at the Gershwin Hotel; I am pleased to inform you since your stay the hotel is now under new management, every day we are making improvements as to not have anyone else have a disappointing stay. Please feel free to contact myself or any member of the Gershwin Hotel Team if you would like to discuss matters further.
I hope you consider staying at the Gershwin Hotel again as to see the numerous improvements made.
Yours truly,
Stephen J DeFazio
General Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Stayed for 4 nights over July 4th on a tour of USA.

It's okay. The rooms aren't beautiful, they are really very basic. A bathroom, wooden flooring, small TV. It was clean. However for the price paid and the location I have no regrets.

You are in New York City, you won't be in your room for long. We preferred spending our money in other ways.

PS try empire pizza on your way home at night. A great takeaway slice of Pizza.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

This place is an excellent location, near Empire State Building, Flatiron Building and Korean street. Stayed here for 5 nights and no noises at night. Th hotel staff are friendly and polite. Our room is at 5th floor and comfortable bathroom.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights. Loved the location. Perfect for getting around manhattan. Coffee shop downstairs was awesome. The hotel staff range from friendly to uber surly. Rooms were cool but rough around the edges. Didn't take long to forget the pop art and start concentrating on the grotty bathroom. This is New York however and the Gershwin is a budget hotel. Just leave your expectations at home

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Address: 7 E 27th Street, New York City, NY 10016
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Location: United States > New York > New York City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#227 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Gershwin Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gershwin is now offering newly residential inspired rooms with references to an Art Nouveau Style. Our NoMad hotel is inspired by the musical and art heritage of the neighborhood, which was the epicenter of the popular music industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The music theme is reflected throughout the rooms, corridors and bathrooms. The NoMad District (now also known as "NoMad" - North of Madison Square Park) is now one of Manhattan's most popular neighborhoods, characterized by its beautiful and historic architecture, exceptional bars and restaurants tucked away on quiet side streets, and many other attractions. Centered around Madison Square Park, the NoMad District is within walking distance of Midtown, Union Square, Greenwich Village, and NYU. ... more   less 
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