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“great budget option in central ny”
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Hotel Carter
Ranked #414 of 467 Hotels in New York City
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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“great budget option in central ny”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

stayed here a couple nights over superbowl weekend
have to say for the price and location it was a great deal
a no frills hotel but found staff friendly and rooms comfortable if a little dated
wi-fi was available for $9.99 24hrs..found it a little patchy but when it worked was pretty fast
hotel is seriously central...couple mins walk from times sq
the carter hotel wont win any hotel awards but it does exactly what it says on the tin!!...recommended

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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sjpr2006, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Carter, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Hotel Carter. I was glad to read that your stay was pleasant and met your needs without breaking the budget! Thank you again and hope to see you soon.
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

I stayed here for new years as it was the best price and so close to Times Square.
Location is really the only thing going for this hotel. I'm pretty easy going and have stayed in some pretty low star hotels all around the world but this one stands out and not for the good. Bedding was FILTHY. the sheets came off and the mattress was full of stains. Old TV that didnt work. Bed so was sleeping on bricks. Obviously I didnt spend my time in the room however I didnt even want to sleep in the bed. Hot water took 5 minutes to come on. Extremely close to everything though, including a strip club right next door MEN!
I would not recommend. I would prefer to spend more money (and thats unlike me!)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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sjpr2006, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Carter, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Your kind comments are most welcome. We are indeed working hard on enhancements to our property - and we look forward to wowing you next time you honor us with a visit. Kind regards
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

I've been there during my stay in the city and all I can say is that you get for what you pay and it's worth it! The best thing about this hotel is its locations. Near everything you may need and want to see! Specially if you are a tourist that wants to be close to Broadway and TS.

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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sjpr2006, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Carter, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your positive comments and share some great information with others. We look forward to your return trip to NYC.
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Great hotel for a short stay in New York. Just one minute walk to some big attractions and just around the corner of TS. Lobby is OK, but was a bit crowded and dirty when we where there. Elevators are fast and get u there. Rooms are OK, but way to hot! Glad we could open the window and turn on the AC. Overall condition of the rooms is OK, not shiny and new, but on the old side, but we did not bother (checked 2 rooms, because we had a party of 4).

If you dont mind that the room is not up to modern standards, then this hotel is the best!

Room Tip: Ask for a streetview room, other rooms look out on the back of buildings.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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sjpr2006, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Carter, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Thank you for your feedback. We strive to provide the best service experience and it is great to read from our guest. We look forward to your return trip to NYC and of course be our guest again.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

You can't beat the view and very close to Times Square and located in the heart of Manhattan . Beds are comfy. Loved how quiet my room was despite being in such a noisy area. Staff was amazing and friendly --thanks to Alvin Velasquez!-- the front desk. Pretty close to subway. Great access to a number of Broadway shows, as they're within walking distance. There's a lot of shop across the street that sells snacks/water at all hours.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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sjpr2006, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Carter, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Thank you for your kind words, particularly about the Hotel Carter Team. We take great pride in our people and feel strongly they are, hands down, our biggest asset. Rest assured your words will be shared with them. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2014

You def get what you pay for but overall the location was amazing just a block away from times square . The service was great as well. I stayed in one of the newly renovated rooms still was kinda old looking but clean ! had air conditioner , heat , hot water & clean sheets ! btw, the food in the diner downstairs is sooooo good ! however , the employees are very rude . If i visit NYC in the future i probably would stay here again :)

  • Stayed December 2013
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sjpr2006, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Carter, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Thank you for your feedback. We strive to provide the best service experience and it is great to read from our guest. We look forward to your return trip to NYC and of course be our guest again
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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2014

Sure, it's a barebones hotel - the bed was so-so (a little lumpy, but no bedbugs) and there are no frills. You even pay for wifi, but $10 for 24 hours of connection is reasonable, especially considering the low cost of the rooms. Hallways tend to be loud at night, but not ridiculously so. You definitely hear every door that closes.

But the rooms are a decent size, warm, and clean. The staff was all very friendly and helpful with everything I needed. There's even a deli attached to the hotel where you can get a good breakfast for less than $5! And with Times Square and the Theatre District only a 5 minute walk away, you'd be crazy not to stay here. Hotel Carter is now my go-to place whenever I travel to NYC.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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sjpr2006, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Carter, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Thank you for your feedback. We strive to provide the best service experience and it is great to read from our guest. We look forward to your return trip to NYC and of course be our guest again
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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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