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“Solid stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Hotel 91

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The Hotel 91
Ranked #338 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Williamsburg, Virginia
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“Solid stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

Mid town was $350+ so I went with Hotel 91 and the stay was good not great. Neighborhood is right in the middle of Chinatown with all it's sights and smells. Quick walk to the East river for a run or stroll. Instant coffee in the morn - no food options. Clean small room. Overall it worked.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

The hotel is in the heart of China Town which is a great area to stay in Manhattan. Its proximity to the Manhattan Bridge can be good or bad. The train runs often but the noise isn't too bad... its a low rumble that wouldn't wake a sound sleeper. It didn't bother me. And I liked being close to the iconic bridge (although the Brooklyn Bridge is a much nice walk across the river). The hotel is close to some great sights and isn't far from the financial district where most of my clients are located.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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england
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

I must say I was worried about going to this hotel, but I had no need. The Hotel is spotlessly clean, the staff are extremely helpful and pleasant, the beds are clean and confortable, I have travelled and stayed in many hotels and this one is very good value for the money. On the down side it is a little way from the likes of Time Square and 5th avenue shopping area but we got a Metroticket for $29 lasting 7 days and is unlimited travel, this I would also recommend. Regarding the noise from the trains we never heard a thing, just ask for a room on the quiet side of the hotel. The location is in China Town and the shops display all their wares in the pavement which makes it a bit smelly, but once past these shops everything is fine. I would not let this put you off. I would stay here again it is value for money.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Just need a place to sleep, it's okay, nothing else fancy! Our room was right next to the Manhattan bridge with subway running constantly, but it didn't bother us at all. Double layer windows help tone the noise. Being in Chinatown, one should expect the smell, but one advantage is that several grocery stores are across the alley, which at first I thought was a warehouse. Able to buy some fresh fruits for the day.
Very unusual set up to the Reception/Lobby area and no security at all. The entrance look grand and there's a long walkway before you have to take a few steps down, worst, when you are carrying your luggage(s), and then you find this hidden elevator with a sign saying the lobby is on the 2nd floor. Step off the elevator on the 2nd floor and the small reception desk sits right in front.
Hotel need to replace their thin, old towels. Towels are very thin and small. There are two of us, and only one hand towel and one face towel. I guess we have to share.
Taxi cabs are very hard to get. You have to walk a few blocks before you can even find an available taxi. Worst at night, when the streets get very quiet and not quite safe. You'll see a driver sitting in the car parked on the side and when you're standing in a corner trying to hail for a taxi, the driver come and ask if you need a ride. We're trying to find a cab for my daughter, but I will not let her get into the unmarked car!! after about 20 mins, she was able to get a taxi.

Not sure if I will stay in that hotel again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Hotel really was lovely, staff were friendly, Rooms were clean and was easy to get to all the New York attractions. However, the area of the hotel keys it down and you wouldn't expect a hotel of this luxury in this area. It's not the fact its in China Town, its the fact there was rotten trash all over the streets, and the smell was just awful. However, being in NYC is not about staying in your hotel or in the area, so was hardly there and this did not put us off. Would stay here again, for the hotel alone.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

a hotel that does what it says on the tin. yes, it is by the Manhattan Bridge subway, you will need earplugs, but that aside you can't ask for anything more for the price i paid.
ensuite room, on Manhattan Island, spotlessly clean comfortable beds, tv, hot shower. also close to the F train subway, one of the best diners (Everest Diner is only 3 blocks to the left) in the area and a remarkably safe area after dark.
yes the subway goes by every 5-7 minutes and yes the place is next to a chinese market (and smells accordingly) but it is New York. real New York. i felt at home after the first 5 minutes.
only gripe is the staff weren't that friendly. and i got shaken down for storing my bag for the day after i checked out of my room which was a little surprising (only $2 but still).
i would stay here again, without question.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

The hotel was adequate. Very basic no amenities and very noisy with the trains going passed day and night. No parking. However in a very cosmopolitan area, close to cheap souvenir shops and close to subways. Took about twenty minutes to Times square on subway. Would not stay here again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Hotel 91
Address: 91 E Broadway, New York City, NY 10002-7014
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Chinatown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hotel 91 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A new 70 room smoke free hotel in Manhattan’s vibrant Lower East Side. Chinatown, Little Italy, SoHo, Wall Street, and other major NYC attractions are only steps away. The Hotel is easily accessible by car, taxi, and public transportation. Hotel 91 is the perfect synergy between luxurious downtown boutique and outstanding value; offering reasonably sized guest rooms and room accommodations in a bargain for business and leisure travelers alike. ... more   less 
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