My family and I recently stayed at the Affinia Shelburne on our first trip to NYC. We chose this hotel after much research and after reading the many positive reviews which had been posted on this site, so our expectations were already quite high...
Our stay at Affinia Shelburne was nothing short of exceptional! From the moment we arrived, which was quite late in the evening, we felt like we were in a "home away from home". We were upgraded to a very spacious 2 bed, 2 bath suite with a separate living room and kitchenette which, with two teenager daughters, was an absolute godsend! The furnishings were modern, whilst still being comfortable and the beds made us feel like we were sleeping on clouds- in fact we remarked that we slept better at the Shelburne than we did in our own home! The Aveda bath products were a nice touch and the views from our room- the East River in one direction, and the Empire State Building in another, were magical.
The staff were extremely professional, from the front desk people, to housekeeping and the doormen (who my girls thought were just so cool!). What made such a lasting impression on us, though, was the friendliness of every staff member that we encountered and their willingness to do whatever they could to make our stay as memorable as possible.
On most mornings, we ate breakfast at Rare, the onsite restaurant, and found this to be a very pleasant, relaxing way to start the day (and the servings were huge!) In the evenings, this place is buzzing with atmosphere and we enjoyed a couple of great family dinners here during our stay.
The location of Affinia Shelburne was perfect for us, in a more residential area of Manhattan, away from the craziness of Times Square (although this and many other major attractions are only a leisurely 10-15 minute walk away). Public transport and convenience stores are close by and we felt very safe walking to and from the hotel during the day and at night.
David and his team do a fabulous job at Affinia Shelburne. We have already recommended this hotel to numerous family members, friends and colleagues who are intending to travel to NYC in the future. In fact, after such an amazing experience, we ourselves are hoping to return to our "home away from home" as soon as possible!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Warm. Inviting. Social. Just right for a relaxed city stay. You love action-packed places. But some privacy when you need it. You want a happy medium, an opportunity to be social in a cool environment. Enter the Shelburne NYC, with its warm-toned interior design and homey common areas. Tucked into laid-back Murray Hill, a few blocks from Grand Central Station, it's just right for guests who like to pop down on the train for New York nights with a relaxed vibe. Come kick back, check out the views-and go up to the rooftop while you're at it. Join us nightly for a glass of red or white at our Wine Hour, located in the lobby from 5-6 p.M. · Daily Wine Hour during Social Sips from 5-6PM · Wireless Internet access for all of your devices · 10% off at Celebrity Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s The National Bar & Dining Rooms · In-room gourmet coffee and tea offerings · Unlimited package handling and storage prior to and during your stay · Business services, including printing · Local and domestic long distance calls · 24/7 access to our state-of-the-art fitness centers · Access to Affinia bikes (where applicable) · Concierge services *Must be redeemed daily, credit may not be rolled over **Fee is exclusive of service gratuities ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Affinia Shelburne Hotel New York City
- Sol Melia New York City
- Shelburne Murray Hill Hotel
- Affinia Shelburne New York City
- Shelbourne Hotel New York
- Shelbourne Hotel Nyc
- Shelburne Murray Hill New York