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“Wonderful surprise!”
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Seton Hotel
Ranked #201 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Retsof, New York
2 reviews
“Wonderful surprise!”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

This hotel is a charming place in a very convenient location. Everything is within an easy walking distance. Grand Central Terminal is around the corner. The shared bathroom was not a problem at all. I was a little skeptical but we never had to wait. We did take out showers at night so we wouldn't have to wait in the mornings. The whole hotel is very clean and quiet. The whole staff was very friendly, especially Emmanuel. He was very helpful and always smiling! There is nice little 24 hour diner around the corner. If you are looking for an inexpensive, clean and convenient hotel, this is your place. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

Have just spent three nights at the seton, really enjoyed our stay, really good location, helpful friendly staff, very clean rooms, it was refreshing to stay at a hotel that doesn't look like all the others in terms of decor. We stayed in a two bed room, it was very clean, decent size for NY nicely decorated and comfortable (really good pillows). No noise problems at all. Downstairs coffee and tea facility was handy, coffee good. A good stay, would recommend

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We came to this hotel not knowing what to expect as we weren't sure of how the 'shared bathroom' system would go, but we were pleasantly surprised. Not once did we have to wait to use it and the hotel was clean, easy access and our room was a little small, however enough for us as we were only going to sleep there (we are in NYC!).

We wanted to single out the outstanding and professional service of the entire staff there, in particular Emmanuel and Da'ryl - they were brilliant! Always there to help us and give us great advice on where to go and how to get there.

If you are after a BARGAIN and want to stay in an awesome location, don't waste your time booking anywhere else. We had a wonderful experience :)

Stayed July 2014
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

My partner and two friends and I stayed at the Seton Hotel on a weekend trip to see three Broadway musicals. The hotel is lovely and is situated in an excellent location right near Grand Central Station, Times Square and the Broadway theatres. Even though the hotel is close to all of these places it is on a quiet street that allows guests to escape the noise of the city. The front desk staff is very helpful and friendly. I highly recommend the Seton Hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed this hotel the rooms were small but comfortable and clean.front desk attendant emmanuel was super nice and made us feel welcome he helped us get directions to wherever we wanted to go since it was our first time in New York will defiantly recommend this hotel and if we come back to New York will come here again

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for 6 nights on February. It was ok for the price I paid in that area, a great location, with just a 5 minute walk from grand central station. The staff were friendly and the free wifi was so helpful. The room isn't that big but ok for 2 luggage. Bathroom was clean, too. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wood Dale, Illinois
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

My sister and I stayed at the Seton June 27th-30th in a shared bathroom double room on the 2nd floor room 207. Overall our experience was great and we would recommend the hotel. The hotel is within walking distance (10 min) of major areas such as Times Square, Empire State Building and 5th Avenue.

Our room was cozy and had some nice features like a new sink with nice lighting (chandelier) and a mirror to do our makeup. The room was equipped with 2 medium towels for showering and smaller ones for drying your hands. It also came with a iPod Dock (not compatible with 5c/5s), tv, hair dryer, bathrobes (cannot keep), and slippers (can keep). Our room temperature was comfortable, but when we had been out in the hot sun all day we turned on the ac. Keep in mind that this room is small, but it is meant for sleeping, getting ready and not hanging out.

As for those who worry about the shared bathroom, only once did I have to wait for someone because it was occupied and that was for 2 minutes. The bathroom looked very clean and definitely new. Some reviews mention that the key cannot be taken with, but that's because it's not a card, but an action room key. Honestly it's a relief just in case you lose your stuff, you don't lose that or it you're out and get drunk. Besides there is ALWAYS someone at the counter to give it to you.

I'd say book a room because it's worth it!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Seton Hotel

Property: Seton Hotel
Address: 144 East 40th Street, New York City, NY 10016-1762
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#118 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#144 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Seton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Seton Hotel offers a variety of rooms catering to international and value conscious travelers. We offer beautifully restored accommodations at affordable prices, making us an ideal Midtown East choice. We have brought unique style and comfort to every guest room. There are several different room types including an economy option with shared bathrooms. The new lobby, fresh and unique in its design, presents a striking arrival experience. Our guest lounge is perfect for enjoying complimentary hot beverages, reading or relaxing in comfort and style. Close to the city's major shopping and entertainment venues, as well as Grand Central Station, the United Nations and many Park Avenue's corporate headquarters. ... more   less 
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