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“Great Location!!”
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Hotel Carter
Ranked #414 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Prince Albert, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Location!!”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

It is about a 2 1/2 star hotel and it is about that in quality. There are very few amenities..no coffee maker, no mini-fridge, no clock (we brought our own as we didn't see one in pictures on site), no ice machine (Porte Deli down the street sells glasses or bags of ice), no face clothes (we always pack these as have been other places that don't have them), small towels (but you can have as many as you want). The rooms are cleaned every second day which is stated on the sheet you sign when you register. The rooms are old and worn but our bed was decent and clean. The pillows were thin but worked ok when doubled up. The prices for the Westin down the street are $400 per night so it comes down to what amenities you are willing to give up for a great location 1/2 a block from Times Square at a reasonable price. We could afford to see 4 shows, lots of tours and attractions with the money we saved on our hotel room that we were basically there to sleep in. If you are expecting the extra amenities, this is not the hotel for you.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rose, NY
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

My sister and two neices just stayed here for four days. We were worried because of some of the reviews we read, but figured we had a fifty-fity chcance of either good or bad. Turned out we had a really good experience. The staff was very receptive to our requests. our room was small, but served its purpose. We didn't go to New York to stay in a hotel room. The beds were comfortable, the location was great. We had a grand time, and will stay there on our next trip. Also plan to recommend it to our friends and family.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Bremen, Germany
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2013

this hotel is really in a bad shape.... the rooms are not too clean, the lobby is quite shabby, the staff not all too friendly. housekeeping is almost not existing. we stayed there for 6 nights and only once they cleaned our room.
but you can't have better location in NYC. it's 3 minutes walk from Times Square Metro station, 2 minutes walk to Times Square and if you take the airport shuttle you can hop on and hop off directly to this place.
i'd definitely stay in this hotel again when I visit NY again.
To be honest if you come to NYC you don't spend too much time in a hotel room but enjoy the city and only come back for sleep.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2013

This hotel was fine. I'd stay there again, particularly because the price was good and the location was amazing. That said, I'd sleep poorly as I've never slept on a bed with more springs poking my back in my life. Really, though, who cares? I was drinking, going to bars and shows, and generally exhausted the whole time, so I still slept the sleep of the drunken. All in all, I'd say stay if you're poor, but still want to be in the center of it all.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2013

hotel is very old.the location is the best part about this hotel..right up on times square..all the major attractions within walking distance..the restaurant below the hotel is open 24 hours and helps..although the wifi was mentioned as free while booking,the hotel charges for the wifi.a very budget place in the midst of NYC.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

My family and I booked for a week, despite the mixed reviews. We arrived late in our day, through the neon brilliance of Times square to the Hotel Carter. How bad could it be?

We checked in, noting the unique hotel policy of "under 10 minutes you don't have to pay". The lobby was busy, noisy and shabby. Our room on the 10th floor was good, with a TV (no remote) fridge and two double beds. Four power sockets and an en suite bath/ shower/ sink with lots of free towels and soap. In room hair dryer and Air conditioning available if needed. Maid service visited on 6 days out of 7, and replaced towels every couple of days.

The staff at the front desk were helpful. Safety deposit boxes were available for hire

in conclusion. Great location and great value and would stay there again.Shabby, and poor sound proofing, with loud street noises at times (but this is NYC). Take earplugs if you are a light sleeper.

It was a hotel with movie history.. The corridors reminded me of the shining and the lifts and front view of the tower of terror. A great budget hotel in the best city in the world

Room Tip: The rooms facing away from Times Square are quieter
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 21, 2013

the hotel is old ,but no smells ,the room was ok ,they need to get rid of the rug and they have little space for closet ,that was in really bad shape,location is wonderful for the price ,is a 2 stars going one,beds where good,they clean every other day no ice,no coffee machine ,no cups in room.

Room Tip: they to get something renovated.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Carter
Address: 250 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-3970
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Times Square / Theater District , Manhattan
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Ranked #414 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Carter 1*
Number of rooms: 700
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