The Marmara Manhattan Hotel is a value hotel on New York City's upper east side. Clean and comfortable, the hotel was obviously built as an apartment buidling and then converted to a hotel. We reserved a studio (one room with a kitchnette), but was upgraded to a one-bedroom (bedroom, living room, and kitchen). Rates vary, but start under $250. It's especialy a good value if you're more than just a two people, since the living room sofa can be slept on, and extra bedrooms cost less than reserving additional rooms as you would in other hotels.
With that said, this is NOT a full-service hotel. There's no restaurant, no gift shop, no parking, no valet parking, and limited staff. Everyone we encountered was polite and friendly, but we only interacted with staff when we checked in and out. Be prepared to be independent and self-sufficient.
The Second Avenue Subway is being constructed right next to the hotel, and therefore, the area can be congested and noisy. But the hotel's windows are well insulated -- while some sounds can be heard from third floor rooms, the higher floors are quiet and offer great views.
The hotel's neighborhood is residential, with plenty of restaurants and public transportation options. Taxicabs are plentiful and easy to hail from the street. Attractions, such as the Museum of Metropolitan Art and Central Park Zoo, are particularly convenient.
BTW, a nice way to see Central Park is on a weekend, when cars are blocked from using many of the roads that criss-cross the park. You may want to consider hiring pedicab from the Central Park Zoo and going to the Museum of Natural History (and Planetarium) on the other side of Central Park. The pedicab will cut across the car-free park, and while it's pricey (at $25-$40), it's worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Marmara Manhattan offers a combination of studio, one, two and three bedroom suites for your travel needs; whether it is for a few days of vacation or a few months of stay in the exclusive Upper East Side neighborhood. You will only be a short distance away from famous New York City attractions like the Central Park, the Museum Mile and Madison Avenue boutiques. Our suites provide for all your comfort needs during a stay at your 'home-away-home' with fully equipped kitchens and plenty of sunlight. Hotel featues: Complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour concierge, 24-hour exercise room, art gallery, pet friendly. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marmara Manhattan