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Hotel Beacon
Ranked #53 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Friendly Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

I stayed here for 2 weeks when I came to run the NYC Marathon and had a great time. The rooms are large and despite facing onto Broadway the insulation on the windows meant I didnt hear the traffic. Loved the kitchenette in the room which was handy for breakfasts

The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly and I'll definitely be staying here again. Great value

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

This was our first trip to NY. We were a party of 4 and stayed there from 6th Dec to 12th. Hotel was great. We stayed in a 1 bed roomed suite which was really spacious. It had a lounge/dining area together with a small but compact kitchen. Although kitchen is tiny it was adequately equipped. Great room for family with children.Two double beds with great mattresses plus the settee in lounge turned out to be queen size bed.

Rooms cleaned daily with clean towels. Free wi-fi. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Would definitely recommend. If I had to criticise it would be that double beds should be king size but that is all.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

This was our first stay in New York and I wanted a contemporay rather than "out of the box" corporate hotel, the Beacon ticked the box, old movie feel, great staff, pleasant room with everything you need for a short to medium break, comfortable beds, kitchenette, an great location easy walk to Central Park and 5 min to the station on 72nd Street.
Good place to walk the length of Broadway right down into Times Sq. But also great to get away from the bustle of Christmas when needed.
If I was to suggest an improvement it would be for the hotel to provide breakfast option, also travellers nee to be aware that local cuisine is quite limited in choice.
Overall a great place to stay, in a very good location AN would defiantly recommend.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

Travelling from Australia, this is the second time we have stayed at this gem of a hotel. Last time was December 2010. This time the whole family and partners stayed - 8 of us in total for 9 nights. We booked two 2xdouble bed/double rooms which also had a fold up bed/lounge. The hotel is clean, large rooms with kitchenettes. Staff are great. 74th street and Broadway is a great location and a stone throw from 72nd street subway station (where all the red line subway trains stop). You can easily walk to Times Square, Central park etc. What I like is that the upper west side is clean and far away enough to escape from the tourist hustle and bustle but also closer enough to easily experience the hustle and bustle of what New York is all about. I cannot recommend the Beacon highly enough!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

This is just a great location and value for money, in a nice neighborhood feel even though its on Broadway, near a good subway stop, and lots of good shopping. Ten mins walk to Columbus Cirlcle, and can even walk to Fifth Ave if so desired. Great room size, with small "kitchenette" - microwave, stove top, fridge and sink. Auto espresso maker. All in all well worth it. Good restaurant within walking distance also.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

We stayed here for 6 nights as our fist time in NYC. They checked us in really early at 7am which was awesome! The good parts: value for money, the kitchenette definitely came in handy, proximity to fairway market across the street, location to Central Park and subway, also has a laundry in the hotel which was so convenient for us and was inexpensive. Overall location is FANTASTIC and feels likes a home away from home whilst being close but not too close to the centre of everything. We found it easy to walk around here too. The rooms are a very decent size too. The negatives: we weren't advised on any construction but there was a room being renovated at the time which was really noisy especially when we needed a sleep in after a long flight - the staff were pretty rude and not very apologetic about it either. The only other thing was that the housekeeping was very persistent - we slept in til 10.30 one morning and they knocked on our door 3 times after telling them not to worry about the days cleaning (but that is no real complaint though..at least they are making a good effort to do their job properly). Also, don't make any phone calls from the room either - it will cost you a fortune

Room Tip: Make sure to check to see if higher is any renovations on the floor or floors close to you.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

We have visited New York several times and always stayed at the Warwick, but we were priced out this time so I checked out other options. Although it was still pricey since it was Manhattan in December, the Beacon was priced much better than any other hotel I looked at. I'm pretty picky about location and cleanliness but decided to take a chance. I wasn't disappointed! Although it is a short subway ride away from Midtown, we loved being on the Upper West Side. The hotel is a quick half-block from the Red Line, 1,2, and 3,( two of which are Express so only two stops from Penn Station.) The Red Line runs all the way to South Ferry so we never had to change lines which was convenient and less expensive. If this is your first visit, don't try to do New York without a Metro Pass. Get a Streetwise Map of Manhattan and learn the subway system to save money and time.
We stayed 4 nights, were upgraded to a suite and we couldn't have been more satisfied. We had 3 closets, two televisions, (not that we were there to watch a lot) and we loved having the kitchenette. Do yourself a favor and go across the street to Fairway Market and have them slice you a loaf of their cinnamon raisin bread. Fantastic! If they are closed, Duane Reade Pharmacy, just a half block away, has some groceries. We loved having a leisurely breakfast in our room with a complimentary USA Today before starting our busy days. Although I think the hotel was fully booked, we didn't hear a peep from anyone. The king bed and pillows were heavenly and we slept soundly. The room, and the furnishings, although not new, were very clean.
The elevators are swift for such an old building. The staff was friendly, greeted us each time we came in, and the maid service was very good. Lots of hot water for both of us. The bathroom is small but since we had lots of storage and the sink in the kitchen it wasn't a big deal.
We definitely recommend the Beacon!

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Beacon
Address: 2130 Broadway at 75th Street, New York City, NY 10023-1724
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Family Hotel in New York City
#34 Business Hotel in New York City
#36 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#44 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Beacon 4*
Number of rooms: 278
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Hotel Beacon NYC, a haven of comfort amid the bustling excitement of New York City. Located on the historic Upper West Side, amid tree-lined streets and landmark buildings, the hotel is a beacon for relaxation. Friendly and accommodating, we offer handsomely decorated, oversized guestrooms and suites. With wonderful views of Central Park, the Hudson River and Midtown Manhattan, the Beacon is the perfect vantage point from which to venture anywhere in New York. And when your busy day is done, you'll have a perfect place to come home to. ... more   less 
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