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The Pearl Hotel
Ranked #23 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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Boston, Massachusetts
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186 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Excellent and I will be back!”
Reviewed September 16, 2011

After a nightmare at another midtown hotel, The Pearl saved my work trip. Clean, modern, comfortable, quiet, convenient, relaxing, easy. Nothing missing!

  • Stayed September 2011
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Bristol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2011

We have just returned from a 6 night stay in this excellent boutique hotel. The room was large compared to normal NY rooms. The hotel also has many advantages, bed was so comfortable we did not want to get up. The bathroom had high quality equipment including a TV and luxury towels and bathrobes. The staff were extremely polite and helpful, and the adequate buffet breakfast mean't that we could immediately start our tours of NY without having to look for a restaurant or diner.

Room Tip: Our room was on the front of the hotel, but we had no noise from traffic outside, and as we were the...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2011

What a nice hotel. We stayed here for three nights. Price is expensive, but what you would expect in downtown Manhattan.

This hotel has many advantages. First, it is very nice - almost new. We received an upgrade to a king, and the room was bigger than you'd expect in NYC. VERY nice bathroom with a TV - nice! The location is fantastic - one block from Times Square - and we walked almost everywhere. You can grab one of those hop on-hop off buses nearby to take you anywhere you can't walk. Also, breakfast and newspaper were included, not to mention the friendliest staff on the planet, including the chamber staff.

We couls not have asked for better and were completely satisfied with our stay here. A very strong recommendation from us.

Room Tip: Ask for a king room.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2011

My wife and I styed here Sept 2011 (10th anniversary week) - based on Tripadvisor ratings. Other choice was the Sofitel, which was a bit more expensive. This hotel is only 9 months old at time of writing, so everything is still quite new. Rooms are nicely appointed and clean, and the bathroom is particularly spacious and lovely. Both a tub and a stand-up shower with rainhead. Very nice. Since it is a small hotel, there are only limited rooms on each floor, so overall it's a very quiet hotel. The location is superb! This is only a few blocks away from all major theaters, and right accross the street from the Eugene O'Neil Theater. If your going to see Chicago or The Book of Mormon, you are literally ten steps away from each. This hotel is also very close to major subways, which is great. There is a direct line to the theatre where War Horse is playing.

Only small downside was that our room was not ready when we checked in, and was not ready when we came back from shopping on Day 1 at about 4:30. We were told the time for room refresh is 5:00PM, but this seemed rather late. We spoke to the front desk manager, Jaime (pronounced Hay-ime-ay), who was fantastic and dealt with this very quickly. We had no other issues with our room for the remainding 5 night we were there. Since this is a small hotel, we found that if there are any issues, there is somone at your room wihtin 10 minutes. We had TV issues (our fault), but someone was there in no time to help us.

Our room faced the "back", which was great in that there was no noise whatsoever. Very quiet and great for sleeping. All the heat and AC worked great, and the light switches all have dimmers. There is also an IpOd dock. Also a flat-screen in the bathroom.

Overall a great stay. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Milwaukee, WI USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2011

The Pearl Hotel is located on the north end of the theatre district. I was able to look out my window each morning and see people waiting in line hoping to catch "Book of Mormon". I chose to see other shows and not worry about a show that was sold out for the next 5 months. Who wants to go to New York to wait in line all day?

As for the Pearl, perfect little place for our visit. Rooms were larger than I anticipated - although not overly spacious. The rooms & hotel are clean, the staff is polite and the location is perfect for wherever you want to go. A great boutique hotel for what we were looking to do. We didn't use the restaurant as we were on the go the entire trip. Maybe next time?

Times Square is 3 blocks away. Subway is 1 block away. 30 Rock is on the same street. The double decker tour buses pass directly by the hotel. Pearl Hotel was a great hotel at a reasonable price. Happy Hour wine party daily. Continental Breakfast daily if you're looking for it. No complaints from us at all.

Room Tip: We booked through Expedia. The front desk made the best room suggestions.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2011

The hotel is located very close to all the theaters and venues!!!
All the member of staff were really polite and helpful!!

The room was new and I guess for NY standards pretty good.
There was noise in the rooms maybe a combination of street noise, the fan coils and the lifts!

Finally I was surpised to find out that the breakfast was served in a place with very uncomfortable chairs and tables (very low to dine...)
Only PLASTIC CUTTLERY AND CAPS were available.
The sort of breakfast you will get with maximum 10 dollars in the city.
I just want to let you know what to expect cause sure this was not the breakfast I was expecting to have. Even if it is presented as complimentary a lot of people may decide to stay there cause breakfast is included.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2011

Advertised as a boutique hotel. Nice location in the theatre district. Rooms
are modern but nothing special. Price on par with other places in that area of the city.
Continental breakfast included in our rate.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: The Pearl Hotel
Address: 233 West 49th Street, New York City, NY 10019-7404
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Times Square / Theater District , Manhattan
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #23 of 468 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Pearl Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 94
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