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“Great price and location but average hotel overall.”
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Da Vinci Hotel
Ranked #367 of 466 Hotels in New York City
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“Great price and location but average hotel overall.”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

We spent ages scouring the internet for hotels in NYC that all seemed really expensive and we came across Da Vinci's which seemed reasonable. We arrived at the hotel to check in seemed to be some sort of mix up with our booking but we got sorted quickly. Receptionists were friendly but didnt offer much information. Room had a kingsize bed in it.. bed clothes were quite dated but the bed was clean and comfy and that was all that mattered. We had no view but the room was a decent enough size and the bathroom was a good size and clean. Perfect base for exploring New York City. Only downfalls breakfast was terrible. Dry pastires if you got down really early. If they could provide a decent breakfast as you are ususally away quite early in the morning to sightsee and you like to be set up for the day. Also wi-fi didnt work on our floor cant quite remember if we were 2nd or 3rd. It does advertise wi-fi throughout the hotel but the receptionist advised we were to high up the building. Overall a good experience i mean you dont go to New York to sit in your hotel room so it served the purpose. I would return if i was in the area again.

Room Tip: If you would like wi-fi go to a room on the first floor. Ask for a room with a view
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

I was just about ready to throw in the hotel and book a hotel at JFK because of the exorbitant prices on midtown hotels this holiday season. But I lucked out and booked a stay at the Da Vinci, at $300 a night no bargain but definitely a lot less expensive than the rest. First of all, I loved the location. I was able to walk everywhere I needed to go. There was a nice organic grocery store a couple of blocks away. My room was a mix of good and bad -
I was able to open the one window. I'm a fresh-air fiend so this is very important to me. However, the window opened onto a jungle of vents and ducts from the adjacent restaurants and for a few hours a night the cooking smells were gross. The bathroom was quite large for a budget hotel and very nice. The room itself was spacious enough but the rug was abundantly stained. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. The front-desk staff were friendly, professional, and competent. Room cleaning took place around 6:00pm. I've never, ever heard of such a strange schedule and have no idea why, in such a small hotel, the cleaning schedule is so odd. The hotel was not excessively noisy and the neighborhood isn't excessively noisy either. All in all, I would say that this hotel was between Average + with the "+" being awarded for excellent location and professional staff.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is the second time we've been to NYC and booked with this hotel both times. I was very disapointed this time. The room location was right above the exhaust from the resturant and by the second night I was getting sick every time something was cooked. The room was not nearly as nice as the one from two years ago, very small and dingy. Beds are very comfortable and the location is good. Not having a microwave was a big miss. We had no where to reheat food and ended up throwing food out. All in all we were very disapointed this year from our last visit.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Deltona, Florida
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Very nice small hotel in NYC. Close to everything, Central Park, a wide variety of restaurants & local night spots. Would definitely go back. The price is just right for this time of the year. I ran the NYC marathon & made reservations late & did not expect to find any decent hotel or prices, wrong.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

The hotel is perfectly located a few minutes walk from Times Sq, the Theatre District, restaurant row in Hell's Kitchen, Central Park and Columbus Circle station. It's a perfect hotel, location and budget wise, for travellers who intend to spend very little time in their hotel. Breakfast is nothing special, but there are ample of places to eat within 50 metres of the hotel.

Room was a tad noisey owing to the fact that there was some sort of extraction system outside our room.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Da Vinci was recommended by a friend as an adequate hotel for someone who only needed a place to sleep after wandering around town to galleries and museums all day long. The recommendation was justified. The hotel is clean, the room had the necessities (comfortable bed, radio, flat screen TV, shower, etc.) but the décor is a bit dated. The front desk staff were helpful. The location is great, within a few blocks of the Rockefeller Centre etc. The best thing I did upon arriving was to buy an unlimited subway pass to get wherever I wanted to go that wasn't close to the hotel.

My booking cost about $100 less per night than other three-star listings on Trip Advisor. It is in no way a stylish place to stay in NYC, but is a very acceptable utilitarian way to afford 4-5 days in NYC rather than 2-3 days, which is my preferred mode of travel.

As of my last check, their web-site sucks. Book through Trip Advisor or by phone.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Escondido, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2013

This hotel is in walking distance to many New York city must do"s for tourists. We visited for about four days and never needed a cab. I would recommend this hotel to any one who would wants to do NYC on a budget without sacrificing quality, location or comfort.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Da Vinci Hotel
Address: 244 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019-4306
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #367 of 466 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Da Vinci Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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