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“Overpriced, rundown rooms”
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The Milburn Hotel
Ranked #196 of 468 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
LA
2 reviews
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“Overpriced, rundown rooms”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Expensive New York hotel with average rooms. Room was dark and dingy, faced a courtyard, but was quiet. The service was fine, but the room wasn't heated properly during the dead of winter and we were told they only had one extra blanket, a very thin and worthless piece of fabric that didn't keep the kids warm enough, Needless to say we all ended up in the one bed with a comforter.
The "free Wifi" is a scam -- it doesn't work, never has, and after 2 years of staying here in different rooms we are done accepting that it was a "fluke" that there is no consistent internet access. It is spotty at best and doesn't work for more than 5 minutes before blacking out. They are being dishonest about the internet access. Also the TV shows just the most basic local channels and is spotty as well.
Rooms are cleaned by housekeeping but they are run down enough that the rusted faucets and dusty moldings on the walls and floors just feel like laziness. Being in a good location isn't enough, this hotel needs to put a little more effort in if they want to keep customers coming back more than once.

Room Tip: Get a room facing 74th street, not the courtyard, so it isn't pitch black night and day.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Yonkers, New York, United States
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

We booked a single night here as we were meeting relatives to go to dinner and the theatre. What a pleasant surprise. As we had tickets for Top of the Rock, we arrived early and were pleasantly surprised to find our room was ready!!! The rooms are clean, have small kitchenettes and nice bathrooms. The beds are comfy and there are flatscreen tvs. The staff are very pleasant and helpful. There is a breakfast buffet on the first floor. Very conveniently located with stores, restaurants and only 3 blocks to the subway, what more could you ask for. Taxis are readily available on Broadway if you prefer.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Ottawa
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25 reviews
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

We recently visited New York city over the holidays and found the Milburn to be a very comfortable and peaceful place to stay during such a busy time of year. The hotel rooms were very quiet and comfortable. The kitchenette was quite small, but had the necessities such as mini fridge, microwave and a few dishes. Ideal for reheating prepared food picked up at one of the many local gourmet grocery stores (one does not go to New York to cook meals!) The staff were extremely friendly and polite. The breakfast room tends to be very busy and there was a line up each morning we went. However the staff are quite accommodating and cleaned up tables as soon as people leave. The location is perfect if you want to escape the craziness of Times Square - just a few blocks walk to the subway, near many nice shops and restaurants, a nice stroll to Central Park. I can't wait to return!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

I went in NY at the Milburn Hotel, at the end of October for the NY Marathon. The hotel was good, but it only offer breakfast, in a really small room that does not permit to find easily a table. If you go downstairs, in the breakfast room, very early in the morning you can found a table, otherwise you have to wait. Very often, outside the breakfast room, you can found a long queue of people that wait a table. The employees are very kind and the room are clean. The bathroom is very small ( I was in a triple room). I think that there is something to revisit for improve the quality of the hotel.

Stayed October 2013
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

We stayed at the Milburn as our usual spot had no vacancy. The suite was well-appointed and the staff were incredibly friendly and very efficient. The complimentary continental breakfast had everything that we were looking for. Although it is an older building, the room and common areas were very clean and everything was in great shape. It is obvious that the staff take pride in their hotel.
The hotel's location on the upper west side is great. It is three short blocks from an express subway stop, and there are several local markets in close vicinity. It is a very short jog to get to an entrance into Central park.
I would definitely stay at the Milburn again and highly recommend it to anyone looking for reasonably priced accommodation on the upper west side.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Assisi, Italy
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Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

Have been going back annually for close to THIRTy years,prices have gone up during this time but is still both a bargain and a gem.We stay there for a month each year,so either we are a bit " funny" or this is Truly the gem we think it is ! Perfectly located and no pretentioust.We always take an apartment above the tenth floor.Breakfast included.Do NOT book,we want the hotel for ourselves !

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Middletown, CT
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Good hotel with lots of amenities for the price. Rooms are spacious with a sitting area and a separate bedroom. Beds were very comfortable as were the pillows. Fitness center was very nice with both cardio equipment and dumbbells. Staff was friendly and courteous. Breakfast was decent with cold cereals, bagels, pastries, and yogurt. Bottom line is if you are looking for a clean, comfortable and reasonably priced hotel in this area then this is a solid choice...

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Property: The Milburn Hotel
Address: 242 W 76th St, New York City, NY 10023-8232
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side , Manhattan
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#127 Family Hotel in New York City
#143 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#210 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Milburn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 127
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away on a tree-lined street on the Upper West Side, The Milburn Hotel offers a welcoming atmosphere within a lovely New York City neighborhood. From the traditional lobby to the spacious accommodations, our affordable NYC hotel is perfect for couples, families, and other groups of travelers seeking the comforts of home, right here in Manhattan. ... more   less 
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