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“Hidden Diamond Exposed!”
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Moderne Hotel
Ranked #76 of 468 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Madison, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
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“Hidden Diamond Exposed!”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

I am a 30+ year business traveler, mostly stateside. I've seen many many hotels in my travels, but I have not seen the likes of Moderne in a long time. The place is simple and elegant. The building is small. The service is off the charts. The bed was like heaven. There is parking right next door for a fixed 24-hour rate of 20 bucks.

We drove from Wisconsin to New York to watch our daughter sing at Carnegie Hall on 3/25. Yeah long drive but fun. So imagine our reaction when we got there too early for check-in, and they insisted that they unload our car from the garage next door, hold it until the room was ready, then call us when it was time. Our hostess at the front desk was completely warm, engaging, fun, and accommodating. There was nothing we could toss at her that she could not handle. And she was not happy to just handle it, she asked all the right questions to make sure we would end up in the right places at the right time and the cheapest cost. She is likely the most professional front desk person I have ever encountered. Seriously, I would easily have pegged her as an owner of the place - that's how much she cared about our satisfaction at staying here. It felt like we were guests in her house.

The room was eclectic. Exceptionally modern style, well-designed and executed, and it just had an awesome energy about it. The bathroom was really great - very high end fixtures (we do re-habs, so we know all the brands) and again very well executed. But the bed - it was amazing. The pillows and mattress were like sleeping on a cloud, without the draft.

I can tell you this, if I were a frequent traveler to New York, you would not be reading this because I would be keeping Moderne a secret. Lucky for you that i'm not. But I can tell you that our experience here far exceeded our expectations. Regrets? Yes - that we didn't have another week to stay at this hotel. It made our experience in New York one of the most pleasant and memorable getaways in a long time.

  • Stayed March 2013
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AMahonAHG, Manager at Moderne Hotel, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear Randy K,

Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We think our property is pretty well hidden as well and appreciate you sharing this with others! We hope you will make the trip back to see us again soon!
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

We had an incredible stay there and would most definitely return to the Moderne should we find ourselves in New York again! It was clean. It has a lounge with complementary tea and coffee day and night. Friendly and helpful staff.

  • Stayed March 2013
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AMahonAHG, Manager at Moderne Hotel, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Dear EtienneStemmet,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and can't wait to see you again! Safe travels!
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NJ
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Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

We (2 of us) just returned from an overnight stay in the city at the Moderne on the second floor. Very clean, very quaint, and a very accommodating staff. We found many upsides to our stay. First, if you're driving in, they have parking arrangements across the street for $20/overnight. If you know anything about parking in Manhattan,you'll know that's almost unheard of, especially in midtown. Second, if you are going in for tourist stuff, like shows, restaurants, Times Square, 5th Ave shopping, etc. it's a great location. Third, even though we were told it was sold out for the night, we never ran into anyone else, and never heard any noise from any other rooms. It was like we were there by ourselves. Fourth, we were very comfortable in the room.

The room was small, but its NYC, and unless you're willing to pay MUCH more, I'd say its a typical room for the city. There is complimentary water, coffee, tea, and hot coco in the second floor lounge, and fruit/pastries every morning. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was spotless. Two issues that may bother some people (but not us) was there was no view and no natural light from the window, except the building next to us and the fire escape. One good thing thought - the window opened to get fresh air in the room. The shower has no tub, but again, not an issue for us. Free wi-fi was great too.

Overall we were very pleased and would stay at the Moderne again!

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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AMahonAHG, Manager at Moderne Hotel, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Dear kiwimook,

Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you taking the time to share your opinion with others! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

The hotel is situated a couple of blocks away from Central Park between Broadway and 7th avenue. The street is quiet in the night and there are many nice restaurants and bars in the neighborhood. The staff is nice and helpful. Good value for money.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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AMahonAHG, Manager at Moderne Hotel, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Dear AlbertusNyborg,

Thank you so much for your review! We think we're in a pretty spectacular location as well and appreciate you taking the time to share! We hope to see you again soon!
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

We had a great stay at The Moderne. The staff was super accomodating. It was a very quiet hotel. You almost felt like you were the only one staying at the hotel. The bathrooms were small for our taste. After walking the city streets my first day in town, all I wanted to do was go back to the room and take a hot bath. I was very surprised that the bathroom did not have a bathtub. Also, not used to a shower stall without a full door or shower curtain. That made for a chilly shower.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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AMahonAHG, Manager at Moderne Hotel, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Dear Lorri I,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post on our property! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seing you again soon!
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

I stayed in the Moderne on a recent business trip to NYC. The location is great, a little north of the Tourist Trap of Times Square, but perfect for getting to Central Park & very close to the subway system. There are also some great little restaurants in the area, such as Yakitori Totto. The room was a reasonable size, but no real "view" with the trade-off that it was very quiet. The staff were great, however, with Victoria & Angel on the front-desk & Hussein the bell-man being very friendly and offering service over & above the call of duty.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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AMahonAHG, Manager at Moderne Hotel, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear SummitSimon,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post on our property. We appreciate all of your kind words and are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We think our staff is pretty amazing as well! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Millsboro, Delaware
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Very nice surprise! I have to say that room and bathroom was perfect, better than we expected. Room was small but that didn't bother us since most of the time we spent out exploring NYC. Great location, we parked our car next door and we could walk to many attractions( Radio City). We will be back!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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AMahonAHG, Manager at Moderne Hotel, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Dear Kotucha,

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking the time to post such a pleasant review! We look forward to welcoming you back in the (hopefully) near future!
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Property: Moderne Hotel
Address: 243 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#41 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#83 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#98 Family Hotel in New York City
#103 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Moderne Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 37
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Convenient midtown location on 55th street and Broadway - Hotel is decorated in ultra contemporary style. ... more   less 
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