Really a steal if you don't want to sleep. The location, cleanliness, even sharing a bath is fine here, it's just the beds are like rocks. Otherwise it was wonderful for the money. They even have a tiny elevator, so you can bring your luggage upstairs. Very helpful people. Towels could use some fluffing up as well.
This small hotel was only a few blocks from Times Square, Penn Station and Broadway. My room was small, but clean and the staff was great. The only problem I had was that my magnetic room card would not always work after the cleaning staff had been in to clean my room. The price was great and I would definitely stay here again.
This hotel is not in midtown. It is between subway stations. Once you get to know the Manhattan subway, you realise only local trains stop at the nearest station (33rd street).
I would recommend you stay near 49th street - that's where there's a major train station.
I did a lot of walking, just to get anywhere.
The shared toilets had no soap. That proved very awkward.
The room was clean.
Good location in midtown east in this modest but perfectly comfortable hotel. Helpfulness of the staff was faultless, especially an old guy called "Ziggy" a true New York character with wise cracks etc.
Room was quite small but adequate for our needs and clean.
I was on holiday with my boyfriend in NYC for 5 days and this hotel was perfect. Was a great location in a nice part of town, friendly and helpful staff, clean and comfortable room with free Internet and TV. We opted for the shared bathroom as it was cheaper, and I would advise anyone who is worried about sharing bathrooms to try it at this hotel as the bathroom was a lot better than some en suites I've had in the past, and we were glad we didn't bother paying more just for it to be attached onto our room (the bathroom was literally opposite our door and there were a few on each floor). With the heater- make sure you actually turn the radiator down as I read reviews on here where people complained of an overheated room, but it is possible to just take the cover off the wall and turn off the radiator!? quite simple! So all in all we had a great holiday and couldn't believe our luck with finding Hotel 31, would definitely stay there again.