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The Leon Hotel

125 Canal St, New York City, NY 10002-5049
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#204 of 509 hotels in New York City
The Leon Hotel, nestled between Chinatown and the Lower East Side, is intended for new world travelers seeking to find comfort and style in their surroundings.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Vending machine
Car hire
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese
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Katy1127 wrote a review Sep 2020
Danbury, Connecticut38 contributions23 helpful votes
This hotel leaves a lot to be desired. From the check in process to the cheap motel like look and feel of the bedding, to the rude front desk person, to the total lack of amenities, to the terrible area, we will never choose this hotel again. The only redeeming factor was the very cheap price paid, but had it been a normal world without a pandemic going on, the rooms would have been over $400 per night which would have been the biggest rip off in the City! The pictures online are NOT representative of what you get. Reminds me of an hourly rate motel. And by the way, no soap or shampoo in the horribly small bathroom.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Annabelle wrote a review Jun 2020
New York City, New York867 contributions267 helpful votes
I just came back from staying one night. The room was clean! bathroom was big enough and clean! Had nice shower!:):) Location was great right near the Manhattan bridge but it was not noisy .. Although we're still in the middle of Corona pandemic so majorities of stores were closed. It's safe and easy to walk around. One thing if I may .. The outlet for charging!! I have been to many hotels and now in these days mostly they have charging outlet next to bed. I saw one outlet but behind night table ... I have lots of things to charge! Camera, phone ... ipad.. Its probably no big deal but for me it was important.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Kelly wrote a review Mar 2020
British Columbia, Canada10 contributions
Great price for summer and in the area we wanted ( close to a family member). Room was basic but clean. The hotel was having issues with the door locks and got a hold of us prior to our arrival ( as it wouldn’t be fixed until after we left) to offer a full refund if wanted or that they would have extra staff on to personally let everyone in. We chose to keep our reservation. Although it was somewhat inconvenient to not just let ourselves in, the hotel had a staff member waiting in the lobby to go up on the elevator to open your door. We were barely even inconvenienced.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Youyououa wrote a review Feb 2020
9 contributions1 helpful vote
The room was not cleaned when we checked in. used tissues and bottle lid between the bed and night stand. I requested the room to be cleaned the next day but they just made the bed and never changed the linen. The high reviews look fake to me
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Go to Brooklyn. with the same money you will get away better hotel
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asianrick wrote a review Feb 2020
Palm Beach, Florida203 contributions22 helpful votes
We wanted to visit NYC and while in February hotels are generally cheap, decent hotels are still over $100/night. I found this hotel originally on AirBNB, however only for one night. This is to my advantage because I was able to use my AirBNB credit towards the stay. I went to the hotel’s website directly for the second night and found slightly lower price due to the non-refundable rate option. I called ahead about the separate reservations and they said they can link the two reservations together no problem. From LGA, you can take the Q70 city bus directly from the airport terminals to Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Ave station in Queen. From there, you can take the F or M train downtown to 34th St. Then change to either B or D train downtown to Grand St station. The hotel is about 5-7 minutes walk from the subway station. The front door of the hotel literally facing the roads to go across the Manhattan Bridge. If you plan to stay at least a week in NYC, consider buying the Unlimited Pass for $34 bucks, which can be used on the trains and buses. At a cost of $2.75 per ride, if you ride the public transportation at least 13x, you will come ahead. We were only in the city for 2 1/2 days and rode the public transportations 16x per person without even trying. When we returned to the airport, we gave the pass to the next tourists and tell them they have 4 more days of unlimited rides and to pay it forward :) Back to the hotel, we arrived at 11 am and was unable to check-in until 3 pm. We were allowed to leave our bags with the front desk. There were quite a lot of bags there and though they are stored in a small hallway by the restroom, they’re adamant to see your luggage tags before you retrieve them. I guess I’d say they’re pretty safe there though you can still grab a bag if you tried when the sole front desk clerk is tied up with another customer. We didn’t return until close to midnight since we spent the day exploring the city and our luggage was the only ones left there. The lobby is quite small with only two seats available. The front desk staff that we encountered were friendly and helpful. Especially the male staff that worked the overnight shift. Even the housekeeping lady and the Hispanic male that vacuums and clean the door windows were friendly. I watched at least three NYPD officers on different occasions stopped by to use their restroom. I’d say that help keeping the hotel safe. Police presence always a good thing to deter crimes. At no time did I feel unsafe walking around the area, even when walking from the Grand St station subway to the hotel close to midnight. There were few restaurants that open late and people were out and about. I even walked around Chinatown looking for CVS or Walgreen around midnight and felt safe. I came back because it was cold and after I looked them up on Google, they were quite far lol. We booked the standard King size room, received room 401. Our first impression? Wow our room is big! I was expecting a small room due to the price and well, it is New York City after-all. We had a view of Lower East Side and partial view of the Manhattan Bridge. The room is well decorated, modern design and nice bathroom. Shower fan made vibrating noise when turned on (we left it off) and the sink faucet have a strong water pressure which made water splash all over the wall. But beside these small issues, we’re very happy with our choice of hotel. The bed was comfortable that I slept for 8 hours straight. Perhaps I was also exhausted with all the walking around the city, because in Florida we drove everywhere lol. The room keys doubled as a luggage tag which can be used again when you travel. Really cool! The main concerns I read on here are the odor from Popeye’s Chicken next door. Well, not really next door, more like on the first floor of the hotel as it is within the same building. We love Popeyes and infact we just had some today! But I am happy to share that our room 401 has no smell of Popeye’s. Maybe because our room is on the 4th floor but we didn’t hear the traffic noise either. The room comes with 1 fruit snacks and crunch bar per stay and 2 bottled of Costco water daily. Overall, we made the right decision with this hotel and won’t hesitate to return to this property when we return to New York City.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$101 - $328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesNew YorkNew York CityChinatown / Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Leon Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Leon Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Museum at Eldridge Street (0.1 miles), Studio Manhattan (0.3 miles), and Lower East Side (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Leon Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, reduced mobility rooms, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at The Leon Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Leon Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Leon Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Whiskey Tavern, Tomino - Taberna Gallega, and Taiyaki NYC.
Is The Leon Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of New York City.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Leon Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Leon Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (1.0 miles), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (1.0 miles), and Hamilton Park (3.9 miles).
Is The Leon Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.