The Milburn Hotel is a terrific option for the realistic traveler who wants quality accommodations in a nice Manhattan neighborhood but doesn’t want to spend a king’s ransom on a hotel room. After looking at dozens of hotels online and reading lots of reviews, I chose the Milburn because it seemed to offer the best combination of reasonable rates, clean comfortable rooms and some nice amenities.
It turned out to be a good decision and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Milburn.
I had reserved the standard studio king since it was the least expensive room available but I was delighted when the desk agent informed me I had been upgraded to a suite at the same rate. The suite consisted of a spacious sleeping room and a connecting sitting room plus a small kitchenette with microwave, coffee maker and a small frig. There were flat panel televisions with cable in each room as well as a small stereo in the sitting room. The bathroom was quite small (seems often to be the case in New York) but had been tastefully updated. Linens and towels were good quality and in good condition.
Free Wi-Fi, complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon coffee and tea service added real value and the accommodating desk staff were helpful and efficient. The lobby is lovely and has the genteel feeling of a nice residential hotel. The neighborhood is residential and quiet but the hotel is only about 3 blocks from a subway station.
Obviously, this is not a 5 star property so it’s important to be a realistic traveler. There are only 2 older elevators that are quite small and rather slow. The hallways, although updated, seem narrow and somewhat dark compared to more contemporary hotels. Room furnishings are adequate but uninspired and the love seat in my sitting room had stains on the cushions. The free Wi-Fi was great but guests are required to pick up a new access code at the reception desk every 2 days which was a bit of a hassle.
The room where the continental breakfast is served is a bit small and always seemed too warm and table space is limited. While the upper west side location is comparatively peaceful, it isn’t the ideal location for people who want to be in the center of things.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Milburn Hotel New York City