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2 of 5 bubbles Review of La Semana Hotel

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La Semana Hotel
Ranked #449 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“hourly rates...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2010

Wake up people - this is not for travelers. This is for after lunch "nap"... Hence, mirrors and jacuzzi in a room. One positive thing I can say is that location is great, and, if person is traveling alone and doesn't care much - it would do it.

  • Stayed November 2009
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8 Thank Sanndy
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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 bubbles
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los angeles
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2009

I had just arrived in New York City, exhausted and out of breathe and wasn't going to be in Brooklyn 'til later that afternoon to spend a few nights with some friends, and so I went on the web to find a few hotels in the city for a hotel by the hour rate...to get the essentials done...take a short nap, shower, get myself cleaned up. Holy crap! This place is a complete hell-hole! Broken glass mirrors, cracked tiles, the door locks don't work well, there's a weird ceiling that's not even shut....seriously, this place is a lot dirtier than the bathroom in the airplane...seriously! I don't care how cheap it is....I'd rather pay up $100 a night at the Holiday Inn than this piece of you know what.

Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
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6 Thank aznbobbo
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Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2009

The most bizarre experience I have ever had in a hotel - by far.
The room was very small and especially narrow. A large mirror was fitted on two walls, apparently to create the illusion of a larger room.
There was a jacuzzi in the room - literally in the room. It had a crude stencil on the inside "Max fill", and the bottom had a number of marks on the bottom of indeterminate composition. We decided not to try it.
The TV was on a perch about 12 feet high, and it was only possible to get one station, as the satellite reciever was non-functional.
The bathroom had no door or curtain. The medicine cabinet had a door that could not be open, but rather hung fully open, ready to smash your forehead if you let your concentration lapse while using the sink.
It did have a functioning hair dryer, though.
There was a space heater sitting on the floor, with the only place to plug it in being an extension cord -clearly unsafe considering that we had to plug-in the mini-fridge there as well.
There was a functioning floor lamp and one light in the toilet partition.
Even though there were at least 6 other lamps in the high ceiling, NONE of them worked, and the switches for them were largely missing the plastic toggle covers.
The bed had no bedspread or blanket, merely an extra sheet. They did provide a blanket when I asked at the desk, and I'm sure it would have been good to 60 F if it wasn't sweltering in the room due to the air conditioner working fin futile fashion due to it being completely wrapped in plastic.
There were other things - including bad porn art and exposed pipes that haven't been cleaned in many years.
This hotel is suited to Joe Buck and Ratzo at their most desperate - everyone else should look elsewhere.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank seblick
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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2008

It is a pity I read the comments about this hotel only after our return - the only positive impression was a single friendly person on the staff (the rest of them being absolutely uninterested and/or uninformed about anything). The room was tiny and had no heating (only a noisy electrical fan heater waking us up every half hour), the windows were very drafty (with an outside temperature of 5° Celsius), although they didn't open. There was almost no place to put our things (for lack of space and for lack of a closet and with only a tiny table). The carpet was quite carelessly vacuumed (previous guests' litter still under the bed). In addition, there was no fridge, despite announced in the room’s description, we didn’t even bother turning on the TV (arriving from Europe that day). The bed could only be left by one person climbing over the other (I wonder what “karebear100” from St. Paul are used to doing back home…?). When we tried to get a different room, we were offered a windowless (!!!) one – quite likely that it is only used on an hourly basis, as suggested by other reviewers. All this for a daily rate (225 $ including tax) which seems more appropriate for a week, considering the value you get.
We immediately (after our first night) moved to a different hotel, for only 50 $ more the room on the ninth floor had a terrific view of the Empire State building – and it was warm and clean...

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank macfab
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new york
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2008

i called them up to see if they had wifi so i could get online. the guy who answered the phone told me 3 times they had wifi available in all rooms but when i got there he said only in the lobby and even in the lobby there wasnt any signal. you had to sit there and see if you could pick up an unsecured signal cause they dont have it. it was false advertising and a total rip off

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
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4 Thank allnyt
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Buffalo
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2008

My stay here was great. I payed around 400 for the weekend.

The room was small but it was clean, Bathroom was clean. Staff was nice even gave me some info on where I should go, being my first time to NYC.

The block its on is very quiet and close to the flat iron building and madison square park. Theres a great italian place and a thai/sushi place right across the street too.

I kinda felt like I was staying at a friends house I was cozy and felt very safe. If I ever go back to NYC I will probably end up staying here.

  • Liked — The location and staff
  • Disliked — nothing really
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled solo
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5 Thank LetsGoBuffalo55
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2008

La Semana Hotel - This is the worst place I have ever seen! they put false publicity on the web!

La Semana Hotel - DO NOT GO THERE!

La Semana Hotel - Toilet door does not close!
La Semana Hotel - Bath in the room! transparent curtain.
La Semana Hotel - if you take the jacuzzi room, well it does not work.
La Semana Hotel - they have heating system on wheels - so it is freaking cold.

La Semana Hotel - some room are on the street side, and there is a bar with 200 people waiting in line at night - impossible to sleep.

La Semana Hotel - look like a place you rent per hour... (even if I have never been to a place like this)

this is outrageous!!!


La Semana Hotel - DO NOT GO THERE. NOT EVEN IF YOU GET PAID TO GO!

  • Liked — This place should be close - it is a scam
  • Disliked — everything it is a scam
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
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Helpful?
5 Thank danymtl
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Property: La Semana Hotel
Address: 25 W 24th St, New York City, NY 10010-3208
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Flatiron District , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Kitchenette
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Ranked #449 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Semana Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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