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180 W 135th St at Seventh Avenue, New York City, NY 10030-2902
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Get into the groove in the neighborhood known for its historic (and influential) beats. A significant landmark of New York City culture, the Harlem YMCA is sometimes referred to as the "living room of the Harlem Renaissance," as it is located in the heart of a rich, diverse cultural, literary, and artistic community. Harlem YMCA has 86, non smoking, newly refurbished state of the art rooms with daily housekeeping. Each guest is able take advantage of state of the art cardio equipment, weight room and large pool. We also offer our guest a chance to sign up for different classes from spin, aqua aerobics, palates and many more, free of charge. Harlem YMCA offers a wide range of services to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. Laptop crashed before that big presentation use are computer lab to research and print. Need a place to meet? We have multiple meeting spaces that we can provide you and your group.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Vending machine
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Street parking
Swimming pool toys
Indoor pool
Yoga classes
Fitness classes
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish


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Grade: 89 out of 100
55Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
10Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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Amy F wrote a review Oct 2019
27 contributions4 helpful votes
Harlem YMCA cancelled the Saturday evening reservation of three Japanese young ladies just as they were boarding the plane to NY. The booking.com message said it was 'cancelled due to repairs and call them for assistance in finding another hotel. That would have been nice, but NO ONE answered their phone. It would be put on hold for 15 minutes then ring and go right back on hold. Don't be fooled by their care and concern mission. They made three visitors to NYC sleep in Newark Airport because NOTHING was available anywhere.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Julia Q wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
If you are looking for a cheap place that throws you out to the streets of NY and not think about coming back until bedtime, this is the right place for you. No luxuries, just convenience. Very close to public transportation. The rooms are very small and the bed rather uncomfortable. There is no security box either. There is no snack / beverage machine so you have to bring your own. Wi-fi is free but it did not reach our room.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Carlo Tacconelli wrote a review Sep 2019
Roseto Degli Abruzzi, Italy148 contributions23 helpful votes
Been there with a friend last August who booked a double room for 3 nights. Despite the low cost for the accommodation, comparable to other hostels in central Manhattan, we had free acess to several facilities, such as: swimming pool, sauna, gym, basketball court. It has been an awesome surprise, I'll definitely go back there next time in NYC
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Date of stay: August 2019
Tom G wrote a review Jul 2019
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
I did feel scared for my safety. On many occasions my friends went to lower floors to use showers/go to the loo. Numerous times they were warned by cleaners to stay off these lower floors as the people on them were dangerous and that their was a gang on level 7 and that only floors 10 and 11 were safe. Wierd people also sometimes hanged outside the hotel. There was also likely prostitution as someone came out the showers on level 5 with her breasts exposed and asked if anyone wanted to have sex with her. I stayed at the YMCA for 2 nights. It is good as it is a very short wall from the metro. The gym, pool and basketball courts looked great! However, I felt the rooms were very claustraphobic and our light would keep turning on every 30 seconds after being turned off. Therefore, my friend had to unscrew the light from its electrical supply which meant we could sleep in the dark, but also spend the whole time we were in the room in the dark also. The Wifi, only reached half of the corridor on floor 11 and unfortunately that didn't reach our room even though every room is meant to have free wifi. Also, due to staying with a large group of friends there were long queues for the showers, which there were only four (which were nice and large).
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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DiegoSitges wrote a review Jan 2019
Sitges161 contributions59 helpful votes
The hotel isn't nice. My room was freezing, i needed to ask for a change room because the air entering by the window. The neighbourhood isn't nice, is soo far. It's clean but i was in winter and the temperature in the room was incredible cold. I decided to change hotel because of it. I don't recomend the hotel to other people.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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United StatesNew YorkNew York CityUpper Manhattan (Uptown) / Central Harlem / Harlem
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Harlem YMCA
Which popular attractions are close to The Harlem YMCA?
Nearby attractions include Bill's Place (0.10 miles), Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (0.1 miles), and Salem United Methodist Church (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Harlem YMCA?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free internet access.
Is parking available at The Harlem YMCA?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Harlem YMCA?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shrine Bar, Yatenga French Bistro and Bar, and IHOP.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Harlem YMCA?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Harlem YMCA?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to The Harlem YMCA?
Many travelers enjoy visiting United Nations Headquarters (4.8 miles), Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (2.2 miles), and Hamilton Grange National Memorial (0.5 miles).