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Moderne Hotel
Ranked #75 of 466 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Niagara Falls, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“JL”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Booked a standard room which was average overall. The bed was below average for comfort, but it wasn't terrible. Room was very clean though. The first night we stayed, our neighbours on the same floor woke us up repeatedly throughout the night. Constantly in and out of the room, hanging out in the hallway, etc. We mentioned our concerns to the desk staff and they assured is it wouldn't happen again. The second night was worse. Talked to the night staff around midnight and then again at about 4am when we found someone sleeping in the hallway. Took a picture to show the staff, but little was done. After two nights of no sleep, they put us in a suite which was much better. The bed in the suite was 100% better, but we basically wasted half a day trying to get some rest. Sadly, we were there for my wife's Birthday and it was her first time in NYC, so the trip overall was disappointing. For the money, I'd recommend staying elsewhere.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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AMahonAHG, Manager at Moderne Hotel, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Dear JesseL1515,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post on our property. Our staff was very aware of the situations you encountered with the neighboring room and did our best to accommodate both parties. Whenever there is an issue with another room, we always immediately offer a room move (as we did after the first night of your stay as well) since we unfortunately cannot always control the actions of other guests. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the last night of your stay and hope you enjoyed the amenities we provided for your wife's birthday as well! We hope that the end of your stay hopefully somewhat made up for the beginning and that you will try to stay with us again in the future!
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Belton, Texas
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

The Moderne is a small, boutique hotel with a modern European feel. The rooms are small but comfortable with higher end linens. However, don't expect much of a view in a Deluxe room...I initially didn't even realize my window was actually window. But who goes to NYC to stay indoors and enjoy the view anyway? The location of the hotel is convenient to Broadway shows, Times Square, Rockefeller Plaza, Central Park, David Letterman, subways, and great restaurants. I couldn't ask for a more convenient midtown location! With such a small hotel, the staff knows you by name. They provided great tourist tips, arranged transportation, and responded to my every need and request. For example, I asked if I could change rooms mid-stay to a higher floor...not only did they honor my request but moved my belongings. The Moderne is a beautiful property with a caring staff in the heart of New York City.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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AMahonAHG, Manager at Moderne Hotel, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear Stuart M,

Thank you so much for sharing such kind words! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you taking the time to post a review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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As, Belgium
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

The hotel is very average, but I think it fits very well in the standards of NYC, so no complaints but just average.
The location itself is superb, within 10 minutes you're on Times Square and in the hotel it still remains all very quiet. So best points for that one.
Interior of the hotel is dutch modern design, though I think they could do more with that fact, it's just ok.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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AMahonAHG, Manager at Moderne Hotel, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear Bart G,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on our property. I'm disappointed to hear that you'd consider us 'average' as we like to think we go a bit beyond the norm for our guests. As many of our previous reviews point out, our staff really strives to ensure that all of our guests have a positive and memorable experience and it seems that we did not achieve that with you. We are always looking for ways to improve our property and your opinion goes a long way in reminding us to never be complacent. We hope that you will choose to stay with us again in the future so that we can show you more of the experience we strive to offer!
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

This boutique hotel is located 5 blocks or less from Central Park/Columbus Circle. For the price you could not get a better location. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Love the breakfast room where coffee and hot chocolate are available 24 hours. Also a great room to just relax in. Guest rooms very clean and bed comfortable. Rooms are small but well appointed. We had a window but no view (Room 403). Our bathroom only had a shower which is fine for us. We are walkers so it was also easy for us to walk to Times Square from the Moderne. Would definitely stay at the Moderne Hotel again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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AMahonAHG, Manager at Moderne Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear SandyVancouver,

Thank you so much for posting such a lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we agree that the location can't be beat! We look forward to welcoming you back - hopefully sooner than later!
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

This is a small boutique hotel well-situated in mid-town Manhattan; allow to walk to all major tourist attractions in Manhattan. Rooms are small but clean and nicely-decorated. Toilet amenities are also provided.

However, the in-room safe is "inconveniently" located at the bottom of the wardrobe, which makes it difficult to set passcode as you need to knee down whenever you need to use it everytime.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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AMahonAHG, Manager at Moderne Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear TravelAddictWT,

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 appreciate your kind words! The safes in our guest rooms are a matter of constant debate as everyone seems to have very polarizing opinions on them! We have had them on the shelves, however that was too high for some guests. We then installed them in the middle of the wall, but some guests felt that this took up too much space in the closet and they couldn't hang all of their clothing! In the future, please do not hesitate to let us know that this is a problem and we will do our best to accommodate your personal preferences. We hope to see you again soon. Safe travels!
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Espoo, Finland
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Great location for first timers in NYC. Very good location between Time Square and Central Park. Stayed at 8th floor. Room was quiet and bed very comfortable. Everyone in staff was very helpful.
Only minor "problem" was view - opposite brick wall behind curtain. But we knew before that in this hotel you can't get great view anyway, so this was expected.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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AMahonAHG, Manager at Moderne Hotel, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Dear Paksis,

Thank you so much for you kind words! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and are glad to hear that you arrived home safely! We hope we get to see you again on your next trip to NYC! Safe travels!
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Wood Ridge, New Jersey
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

What a find! This cozy hotel is conveniently located between 8th Avenue and Broadway on 55th Street, and is within walking distance to the theatre district and Time Square.

The room was immaculate. We had a room with a king size bed which slept three comfortably. And let me mention the pull out sofa that could have slept another two (if needed). The hotel staff was friendly and accomodating. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone who is trying to get away from the craziness of a large hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank lisaNYfan
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AMahonAHG, Manager at Moderne Hotel, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Dear lisaNYfan,

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 we think we're in a pretty spectacular location as well! We look forward to welcome you back many times in the 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:
Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#39 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#81 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#97 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
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Convenient midtown location on 55th street and Broadway - Hotel is decorated in ultra contemporary style. Guests always enjoy the proximity of our New York hotel to the Theater District, Times Square, Central Park, and so many other popular destinations in the city. Along with Moderne Hotel’s central NYC location, guests may also enjoy our 2nd floor guest lounge, overlooking the busy city streets. Here, you can relax by sipping complimentary tea and coffee in front of a fireplace. ... more   less 
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