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Certificate of Excellence


#304 of 498 hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Located just steps away from 5th Avenue in the heart of Midtown & the vibrant NoMad neighborhood. We’re just minutes away from Penn Station, & by train from the United Nations, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, museums & shopping. Life Hotel,once the headquarters of the iconic LIFE Magazine where celebrated artists both lived & produced the publication – blurs the lines between work & play. Our 98-room hotel has been restored to its former glory with the additions of the restaurant HENRY at Life Hotel, lobby bar & basement speakeasy, Gibson + Luce, by veteran restauranteur Stephen Hanson & NYC Chef Michael Vignola. Inside the newly renovated guest rooms, ranging from Classic Queen to multi room Suites, features & services include: complimentary Wi-Fi, HD TV's, all-natural LATHER bath products, a 24/7 gym & a pet-friendly policy, a stay at Life Hotel is easy. Need a restaurant reservation? Forgot your toothbrush? Our awesome, friendly staff is only a text message or call away.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Air conditioning
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
509Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
95Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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I won't go into every detail but will list my pros and cons and a few other points. My wife and I have been to NYC 3 times now and stayed in 3 hotels and a BnB. We understand that only the top hotels in NYC will be totally amazing but then you'll have to pay for the experience
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Response from GM_Front_Desk, General Manager at Life Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Wayne, Thank you for such thorough feedback. We are pleased to hear that our lovely staff and central location were just a few great highlights of your time with us. Our team will note your suggestions, and we truly thank you again for taking the time to share your comments. We look forward to having you again on your next return to the city, and we wish you a safe trip home! Kathleen Herman Director of Rooms
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We had a king premium room and it was an ok size for 2 people, not spacious but not too tight. The hotel itself is in a weird phase. It wants to be a 4 or 5 star but is really a 3.5. Pros: Clean rooms, good location (especially if you are wanting to do touristy things like
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Response from GM_Front_Desk, General Manager at Life Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Maddie, Having your company was so delightful! It's great that our location was perfect for your explorations and we're glad you enjoyed our chic restaurant and comfy beds as well. Thank you for your constructive insight as well as we are always looking to improve the guest experience at Life Hotel. We look forward to making your next stay five-star worthy! Kathleen Herman Director of Rooms
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This is almost a hip, boutique hotel, but it is odd, even awkward. The rooms are fine, though small, bed is very comfortable, but has only a small window with a view of a wall. There is no service! The only person you have contact with is the front desk person. One coffee
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Response from GM_Front_Desk, General Manager at Life Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Andrew, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our comfortable beds. We apologize for the lack of service and will work to improve on this aspect moving forward. We realize there are some things we can work on and we appreciate you dearly for giving us constructive feedback; We hope you will give us another chance to impress you the next time you are in the city. Our team is thrilled for an opportunity to offer you a better stay! Kathleen Herman Director of Rooms
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This hotel is clean and the beds are really comfortable however, the room we stayed in (Superior King) was too small for 2 adults. Could hardly swing a cat!!. So much so we couldn't unpack properly as there wasn't any cupboards or chest of drawers to put clothes in. The safe was
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Response from GM_Front_Desk, General Manager at Life Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Sue, We always appreciate hearing from our guests. It's great to know that our attention to cleanliness impressed you and that our location worked well for your dining needs and sightseeing plans. However, we apologize for any disappointments you experienced. Our staff is happy to show you other available rooms that might be more suitable. Thank you for the opportunity to improve. Please come see us again the next time you're in the city. Kathleen Herman Director of Rooms
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Love LIFE Hotel I’m a Hilton honors but I always forfeit to stay here when in nyc Fab cocktails and Afro fusion food Upbeat Cleanest I’ve ever stayed at I stay for biz and pleasure Christian is best bartender Chef JJ is awesome Ferran most personable hotel manager
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Response from GM_Front_Desk, General Manager at Life Hotel
Responded Apr 12, 2019
We always enjoy hosting you; Keep coming back and we will continue to provide you with a remarkable stay! Safe travels! Kathleen Herman Director of Rooms
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$190 - $470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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