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Hotel 17
Ranked #270 of 469 Hotels in New York City
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Nothing can beat the location of this low-budget hotel. On East 17. Street in the heart of Manhattan, just a few steps from nice and political correct Union Square with its daily market of organic foods.
Rooms are rtther small and go without private bathroom, the aircondition is a little noisy, and you must go to the first floor if you need cold ice.But what can you expect for 135$ per night (with taxes) in this town?
On top of that there are some very good restaurants very close by. Check out Casa Mono at 52 Irving Place, and ABC Kitchen at 35 E. 18th Street!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

The convenient location has been highlighted by numerous other reviewers. But I had the impression the hotel gets a little overhyped. My double bed, which I used as a single, would have hardly fitted two adults. The bathrooms on the hallway are okay, though not as immaculately clean as some people state. What really annoyed me was the bad smell of my room. I had requested a non-smoking room and it had such an intense odor that I dreaded coming back. The carpet was stained, the walls too, and the window unit air conditioner made such a noise that I had to shut it off at night. So if you can afford more, I suggest going elsewhere.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

The hotel was really cool, I mean located in a central place, near subway stations and very cheap for this location. Inside it was beautifully arranged and the staff was very polite and helpful. Loved it!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

A lovely hotel in a great location. Away from the major tourist spots and great restaurants nearby - a variety of shops and restaurants to meet anyone's needs. Near to the subway and a safe and friendly neighbourhood. The hotel is in a quiet side street and clean, quiet and tidy. We had air conditioning (a little noisy but very powerful!) a safe, cable tv and a range of toiletries and towels.

The bathroom was shared - but there were no issues with sharing and I never saw anyone using the bathroom other than us. My suitcase broke and a helpful handyman came and repaired it for me.

Reception was quick and efficient to respond to requests, without question - but more efficient than friendly! As I understand it, this is typical of New York and not a complaint as they responded quickly to my requests and check in/ check out was quick and we had no problems.

Strongly recommend the hotel - location was a big winner.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This hotel has everything you look for in a hotel in Manhattan. It is really well located (near Grammercy Park and just within a 5-minute walk from the nearest subway station -14th Street and Union Square). Plus, it is affordable and clean and the staff is really helpful. The only inconvenient is that the AC makes some noise. However, if I travel to NY again I will undoubtedly stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank travelracheltravel
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

This place is in a really cool location just 2 blocks from union square and a number of cool restaurants and bars close by. The smell of cigarette smoke in our room on the first floor was overwhelming. We had to holdnour breath when walking down the corridor. Room was ok for the price and service was pretty good. We managed to get a fold away bed into our room to get 3 beds in for an extra $25 per night.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We just got back from our third stay at Hotel 17. We always stay here when in NYC because of the very affordable price, great location and cool vibe of the place.
It has a very "old New York" vibe, and the hotel staff is friendly.
The hotel has a cool history, Woody Allen filmed Manhattan Murder Mystery there, and Madonna has shot photos too.
Rooms are clean, beds comfy.
Shared bathrooms, but that is not a problem. They are always clean, and never occupied.
Very close to downtown and Union Square.
All in all, great place to sleep - keep in mind that no one comes to New York City to sleep and stay in their hotel room the whole time!

We will stay here also in the future for sure!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank BirgitteWP
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Additional Information about Hotel 17

Address: 225 East 17th Street, New York City, NY 10003-3699
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Gramercy Park , Manhattan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#216 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $58 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 17 2*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With its old-world charm marked by European style, Hotel 17 is designed to attract international tourists from near and far to visit and explore our Great City of New York. Our hotel in lower Midtown Manhattan places you in the center of convenience and visiting New York City attractions are accessible by walking or by public transportation. As Manhattan's best neighborhood city hotel, Hotel 17 is also the best reviewed hotel. New York Magazine and the New York Times articles defined the beauty and history of our New York City landmark building. Hotel 17 fame also appeared in the 1993 Woody Allen film 'Manhattan Murder Mystery' and was the site for photo shoots in Madonna's Sex book. Fashion magazine, such as GQ, Elle, and Vogue, favored our hotel setting for fashion shoots. ... more   less 
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