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“Quiet, Clean, Friendly Boutique NYC Hotel (Great Location & Big Rooms)”
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The Lombardy Hotel
Ranked #263 of 466 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Monica
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Quiet, Clean, Friendly Boutique NYC Hotel (Great Location & Big Rooms)”
Reviewed April 8, 2012

Ok the Lombardy is a gem... An oasis of old fashioned charm from a bygone era. But if you're hoping for a Big NY Horel Experience: this ain't it! This is NOT the corporate hotel chain-type place with 500 identical rooms and a huge lobby with people streaming in and out and a changing parade of nameless faceless workers behind the desk. Instead, here you'll find a slow-paced, elegant but simple, old time, small NYC hotel with the same two guys (very helpful) behind the counter and other friendly staff. Oh, and HUGE rooms. I mean big big suites depending on which room they assign you (read the other reviews & you'll understand: this is a place with co-op owners who let the hotel rent out their rooms when they're out of town). I've stayed in bigger brand name hotels in New York, but I keep coming back to the Lombardy because of the room size, value, location, service, free wifi, small scale and cozy familiarity.
Happy travels!

Room Tip: Stay in a room facing 56th street - noisy air conditioners in the back alley!
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Huntington, West Virginia
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

My husband and I both had business in NYC, and the Lombardy provided the perfect midtown location. It is close to everything you need food, transportation and other emenities. The hotel is not aswanky meet and greet place but rather a nice quiet, comfortable place to relax after a long day of hoofing it around the city. We had a kitchenette, computer w/free wi-fi, and a beautifully tiled shower in our room. The room was very clean and convenient. I would highly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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3 Thank museumcurator
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

At the time of booking, we had no idea what the room would look like - the room assignment depends upon what is available on the day you arrive. Each unit is decorated differently. When booking, you may identify your preferences (eg "quiet room at the back) but the hotel clearly advises they cannot provide a guarantee. The unit we were assigned had just undergone a total renovation, and we were told that we were the first guests to occupy it. It was standard size for Manhatten: a well-organized bed/sitting room with kitchen facility at one end. The decor was very modern, as were the superb spa-like bathroom and kitchen. Our unit was ultra-clean. The units next to us were under renovation during our 5 night stay, but the hammering did not begin until after 9 am and ended by 5 pm. There was no disruption to us - we were out all day, enjoying everything NYC has to offer.
It was unusually hot and humid in NYC at the end of September; the A/C was functioning very well.
All in all a very comfortable room and enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank Beverly008
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Sydney
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Reviewed March 21, 2012

My friend & I stayed over 3 separate occasions for total of 11 nights. Rooms were big on all stays. Once had separate living room but small closet. The others we had no living room but 2 closets. Poor breakfast, dont even think about it, buy outside. Reception provided basic service. Generally great location with easy access to most attractions via trains. But not so convenient for good restaurants for dinnner or night life, you'd expect to travel 20-30min to go anyway decent. I'll stay again if I'm going there to shop, otherwise I'll try Soho/Tribeca area next time, as more vibrant.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed March 21, 2012

I had a suite in the Lombardy and I would say it's overrated for the price. The suite is large, but badly needs an update. There is a library in the living room with musty old books no one has touched in years. The living room TV is no more than 19 inches. If you want to watch sports in the living room, you'd have to squint really hard to make out anything; sofa and chairs are probably a relic from the '90s. Very spacious, but I would have traded that for a smaller but more comfortable and warm room. For $350+ a night, you can do better! Also, it has only 2 elevators, and one of them has an attendant. So I guess if you prefer full service in your elevator ride, this is good--however, if you don't, then you have one working elevator.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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3 Thank ctcristo
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Alexandria
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

It is my understanding from speaking with the staff that this was once a fine residential hotel. Now it is mostly a co-op hotel where “shareholders” own the individual rooms and decorate them to their liking. They all come with a little kitchenette complete with small frig, microwave, coffee maker and hair blow dryer. The hotel supplies the sheets, towels, toiletries and housekeeping. I had never heard of this place before booking four rooms here for a family get together. Each room was very unique in their own way and one was more beautiful than the next. I found the rooms to be very large, very clean, very comfortable and quiet. I love that they double sheet the beds – a big thing for me with hotels. It is in a great mid-town location. I highly recommend it and look forward to my next visit.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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6 Thank NadineTheQueen
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2012

I booked at the Lombardy because the rate was really good and the location too. I usually stay at Marriott hotels, but wanted to give somewhere else a try. The Lombardy is quite old and the general impression is that of another era for sure. the ground floor is under renovations and there is not much space available for use now, but my room was very nice. The staff are very helpful and, overall, the experience was nice.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Property: The Lombardy Hotel
Address: 111 E 56th St, New York City, NY 10022-2600
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#36 Spa Hotel in New York City
#131 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#175 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#183 Family Hotel in New York City
#196 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lombardy Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lombardy Hotel is the ultimate sanctuary in the bustling city. Just a short walk away from New York City's leading law firms and corporate offices and moments from shops including Tiffany's, Bloomingdales, and Barney's, The Lombardy boasts the perfect location for business and leisure travelers alike. A balanced blend of past grandeur and elegance mixed with modern amenities and state-of-the-art technology give the hotel its sophisticated atmosphere. Ditch the standard New York City hotel stay for a customized residential-style retreat to one of midtown Manhattan's finest gems-The Lombardy. Featuring 160 individually decorated guest rooms & suites, the Lombardy offers guests a rich experience of luxury away from home. ... more   less 
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