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“Clean and affordable by New York standards”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Hotel 91

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The Hotel 91
Ranked #338 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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“Clean and affordable by New York standards”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Here is a hotel worth checking out. It is in the Lower East side in thriving Chinatown which used to be the Jewish quarter.Clean small and functional hotel. No frills. Reasonably polite and helpful staff. Close to the F train. Great area to walk in with easy access to interesting parts of NYC.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here 17th-22nd April. The hotel was easy to find and was smack bang in the middle of China Town and to the left were views of the Woolworths building and the Ground Zero Tower. It is also in walking distance of the Brooklyn Bridge, Financial District and Staten Island ferry.
Our room was spacious and clean as was the bathroom. We were by the Manhattan bridge (it ran straight past our window) but the awesomeness of the view over looked the noise of it.
The staff were brilliant- to the point when our card would not work when paying for the room they were so accommodating by allowing us to check in without the payment going through.
They offered good tourist advice.
As we only wanted the room to sleep in as we were out all day and the hotel provided exactly what we needed.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fortaleza, CE
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

I booked Hotel 91 because of the price, but If your budget is not that tight I would recommend you to book another hotel. The room was nice and clean, the staffs were nice but not friendly. The area where the hotel is located, chinatown is a bit far away from everything, it is a dirty area and with a strong smell of food due to the restaurants near by.The nearest subway station is 3 blocks from the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

We booked the hotel because it was the cheapest within a good location. The room was clean but the hotel is right under the manhattan bridge, which is loud on account of the subway. I was uncomfortable with the lack of security of which there was none. Anyone could just walk in as the lobby is on the second floor. Overall it was ok

  • Stayed April 2013
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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

My family of 8 stayed in 3 rooms for 5 nights in late March/early April 2013. We chose Hotel 91 because of how well it is rated on TripAdvisor. Originally we were going to stay in Jersey and suffer the commute because of cost. We were not disappointed by Hotel 91 and our expectations were exceeded.
STAFF: The staff was excelptional and quite helpful. We had to change our reservation dates 3 different times and Hotel 91 kept track of it all. We also weren't charged for the changes since they were made more than 24 hours in advance.
GETTING THERE: Per TripAdvisor reviews, we knew some people had trouble with their cabs getting to Hotel 91 so we printed out detailed directions from LGA. We needed 2 cabs; 1 driver knew where the hotel was and 1 did not. But between the directions from the hotel website and our GPS Map App on our phone, the 2nd cab arrived without issue. We arrived at midnight, but there is someone at the desk 24 hrs a day (2nd floor check in-remember that!).
LOCATION: The hotel is 2 blocks from the East Broadway Subway stop (F line), which goes directly to Rockefeller Center and connects to all the other lines (of course). Every breakfast we went to a restaurant called 'Everest' [head out of the hotel to the left is about 5 blocks down on the left]. EXCELLENT food. You are in the middle of Chinatown, which is very authentic. There is an 'American' grocery store straight down Eldridge about 1 block which had bottled water and common sodas. Be sure to notice the grade the Sanitation Dept gives to each restaurant in the area (you'll see a big blue A, B, C, etc). Little Italy is not far either, and we had pizza delivered from Lombardi's (the FIRST pizzaria) twice. Having been to New York 3 times before, the family appreciated staying in a neighborhood that wasn't as tourist-y as others.
OVERALL: Keep in mind, this is a basic hotel but it is FREE of bed bugs (a priority for us), the staff is great and helpful, and it's on Manhattan island for an unbeatable price. The carpeting is a little dated as are some lighting fixtures, etc, but there bedding was the modern style, there was a flat screen TV in the room and a hairdryer (coffee is in the 2nd floor lobby, 24 hrs a day). The bed were the most comfortable hotel bed my husband and I have slept in (we normally sleep badly in hotel beds because of our bad backs). The housekeeping was also extremely good.
If we return to Manhattan, we will definitely stay here.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

My son and I stayed here for 7 nights in March in a twin bed room on the 6th floor. We just needed a reasonably priced, comfortable and clean room close to a subway station and this hotel met our expectations. The beds were very comfortable and the bathroom was adequate. We liked the availability of the coin laundry on the 7th floor , the ice machine on the 4th, the complimentary tea and coffee on the second floor and the free wi-fi.
The downside was the train noise from the Manhattan Bridge but with the double glazed windows closed it was only a minor concern. The single lift was very small and exceedingly slow at busy times.
There is a Vietnamese bakery right next door that sells excellent pasteries and 20 meters away, under the bridge, is a Chinese supermarket selling fresh fruit and any other supplies you might require.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Thankyou to the lovely staff who were helpful and very attentive during our recent stay. The room was spotlessly clean, warm and very comfortable. The staff were brilliant - told us how to get round the city, best places to shop etc. it is under the manhattan bridge so there is noise but our room was other end of hotel. Free tea and coffee in reception. We left a bag of expensive gifts on a shelf and the housekeeper made a point of finding us. Getting around was easy - we are frequent visitors to NYC - would stay here again no problem. If booking just see if there is a room away from bridge. Found great diner two blocks down where NYPD officers had breakfast. Lovely lady serving - great breakfast ! Also as we are great shoppers, lower manhattan near the universities had great bargains - I bought some Uggs in sale much cheaper than UK or 5th ave prices.

  • Stayed March 2013
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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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