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Hotel Beacon
Ranked #66 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lovely, friendly hotel!”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had a suite on the 15th floor, overlooking Broadway. It was spotlessly clean (as was the rest of the hotel). The reception, porters and door staff were so helpful, and friendly. I felt less like an 'alien in New York' and they made us feel really at home. The beds were comfy and they look much better than the pictures which don't do it justice.

Recommend the cafe next door (Viand), very quick and good choice of food, and as other reviewers have said the food market over the road is amazing!

Good position and would recommend walking round to the Natural History Museum which is a stone's throw away. Sarabeth's do amazing breakfasts on a Sunday too, go early there can be a queue.

Would recommend also buying a Gray line tour, bus stops are nearby.

Room Tip: Go for it and have suite, it will be worth it. Ice machine on 5th floor and laundry.
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

Excellent hotel. Had suite 2407 which overlooked the Hudson. Large bedroom with comfortable beds and living room with small kitchen with everything essential. Spotlessly clean. Hotel staff were polite and friendly. Stores, restaurants, central park, subway nearby. Would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone visiting New York.

Room Tip: 2407. Good view and far enough away from lift.
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Leicester, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2014

This was our 3rd stay to the Beacon Hotel and we stopped for 3 nights en route back to UK after our holiday in Fort Lauderdale.
Excellent front desk we were able to check in at c 11.00 and we had a great room on 25th floor with view to the west with part of the city scape and Central Park.
All staff were fantastic and we were provided with a welcome gift on the back of prior stays, which was a very nice touch. Concierge was very helpful in sorting out transport back to Newark airport.
We visited the bar on a couple of occasions and this is a nice addition to the hotel, as was the gym which is located in the basement.
Our hotel of choice when in NYC, we will definitely be back and will stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

The hotel was everything we hoped it would be the staff were very friendly and always helpful no matter how many times we asked a question, the sub way was close by and eventually we got the knack of it and sped up and down Manhattan it was easy . Our 2 bedroom suite was spot on with my family we were together but still had our own space very comfortable and clean

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Allentown PA
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

I have been staying at the Beacon for many years in March. Such a great place. Large rooms for being in NYC, and very clean. Every room ( I stayed in) has a kitchenette. The location is perfect, great stores and restaurants. including Central Park, all within walking distance. The 72nd St subway terminal is just a few blocks away, and the express trains stop at it. I also have been very fortunate with street parking in the neighborhood. I can't say enough about the Beacon. And finally, but none the less important, the staff is top shelf.
I will surely stay here again next time I'm in they city.

Room Tip: Get the suite, well worth the upgrade.
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stayed at the Beacon for 3 weeks in May 2013. The 72nd St subway station is only about 4 minutes' walk way. The location of the Beacon is superb - it's a pleasant and easy walk to Central Park, Times Square and the diners and apartment buildings of the Upper West Side. Our room was spotlessly clean, comfortable and spacious. This is a favourite of Aussies so expect to hear quite a few Australian accents in the lobby.

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Cabot, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2014

4 of us come to NY to see a rehearsal of La Sonnebelum at Lincoln Center and could easily walk there from our hotel. We had booked 3 Broadway shows and again either by Taxie or the #2 Subway made getting around to these easy as well. Now as to eateries the hotel desk were very helpful in pointing out places for breafast as well as dinner. One of our favorites that they advised was the Citrus grill.

Now on a return trip to NY we would give this hotel a try again.

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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
#58 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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