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Avalon Hotel
Ranked #130 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Denver, Colorado
1 review
“Eager for return visit !”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

My husband and I had a great 2 weeks stay in your splendid hotel: 16-29 Nov 2013. Our Junior Suite; perfect. 2 Queens, pristine white linens w/duvet. Choice of pristine towels: fluffy or spa. Extensive storage space and drawers, plus extra hangers were delivered after my request. We could have lived here (as we have in many hotels throughout the world.) Your staff: exemplary ! Aylin, Jesmin, and Jesse at Front Desk, Ramon and Angel at Breakfast,, plus Ramon=everywhere ! Also Wilson=our bellman. The private mini-frig=an added bonus for our snacks, wine, fruit. We are MTA public transport holders/enthusiasts and found the buses easily accessible. If we have to take a taxi, we feel we've failed. Ours was and had to be~a non-smoking room, on 11th floor, at the quiet back of hotel. Added bonus: jolly coffee machine in library. The dual table breakfast offerings=delish, except for the rubbery whites of the hard-cooked eggs, and I had to ask each day for pepper. The new larger salt granules served in old fashioned salt shakers were impossible to shake through the tiny holes. I greatly appreciate the choice of beet or carrot juice mixes w/the other regular choices. During the 2nd week, outside temp cooled and therefore, room temp was too hot, but a vertical fan was sent up and a great finding........the windows can open !! Re/the location in Korea Town=after daily early morning trash pickup, the sidewalks could use a more thorough clean. Interesting to explore and study the history of the area: the Hotel Martinique's history w/the charming and petite golf museum, the Morgan Library, etc. Our stay w/you was memorable, and we compare it w/lodging throughout the world.....where we have lived for 30 ++ years. THANK YOU ALL !!!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Michael R, General Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear Patpfreeburg,

Thank you very much for taking the time write on TripAdvisor about your recent two week stay at the Avalon Hotel New York City. Your comments are most appreciated.

It was a pleasure to be your home-away-from-home for your extended stay in Manhattan. I am happy to learn that our location, breakfast and rooms were to your liking. I am most happy to hear that our staff were most accommodating especially Aylin, Jesmin, Jesse, Angel, Ramon and Wilson.

I also appreciate your comments about the eggs on the continental breakfast and the temperature of the room. I have brought your comments on these items to the appropriate managers.

When your travels bring you back to New York City, I hope the Avalon Hotel New York will be able to host you once again. Please contact me so I may personally handle your future reservations.

Warmest regards,
Michael R.
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Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

I was very happy to call on my way to NYC & get a double queen suite close to NYU Hospital. The service was fast & good. The only real problem was the temperature in the room on the 12 th floor. It stayed at 80 degrees & when I called to get it fixed, they told me to open the windows.So, I did open my 2 large windows, with a view of the Empire State Building. The only problem was the noise on the busy East 32nd St.made it not easy to sleep. The linens & beds were comfy. The bathroom had a tub & a good shower with plenty of hot water.No room service, & no restaurant. We did purchase the Holiday Special which gave us 10% off any suite , plus complimentary breakfast for 2. The breakfast consists of sliced hard boiled eggs, toasts, pastries, yogurt, cereals, and every kind of cut up fresh fruits, coffee, tea, & juices.the Bell Captain's were extremely nice.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Michael R, General Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear Nanc8,

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on TripAdvisor about your recent stay at the Avalon Hotel New York. Your comments are most appreciated.

I was pleased to learn that your stay was comfortable, you enjoyed the continental breakfast and that the staff were friendly and accommodating. Please accept my apologies with the temperature of your room. I have brought it to the attention of engineering department and it will certainly be looked into.

I hope we will have the pleasure of hosting you on your return trip to Manhattan. Please contact me directly and I would be happy to personally handle your reservations.

Warmest regards,
Michael R.
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Just returned home from NYC. The Avalon Hotel is wonderful and the staff are a credit to it. Our suite was fantastic, we had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. I was unwell on our first day there and needed to see a doctor, the lady on reception recommended an urgent care centre, she gave us directions and the contact number; that evening on return to our room there was a card from the staff with their best wishes for a speedy recovery, it was very thoughtful. All of the staff helped us during our stay, with recommendations of where to go and how to get there, and helped with booking transport. The availability of PCs for guest use was great, we were able to check opening times of various attractions, make reservations and print copies. The hotel is in the perfect spot, close enough to everything but far enough away from the hustle and bustle so there's very little street disturbance, and you don't hear anyone in neighbouring rooms. If there is one thing we would change it would be to have coffee making facilities in the room rather than having to go down to the lobby, even though it's available free. However, we would definitely stay there again and would recommend this to others.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Michael R, General Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear ThePages2,

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on TripAdvisor about your recent stay at the Avalon Hotel New York. They are most appreciated.

I hope you are feeling 100% again. I am sorry to hear that you were not feeling well during your visit, but very pleased to learn that our staff took good care of you while you were here and that they were helpful during your stay.

I hope we will have the pleasure of hosting you again on your return to Manhattan. Please contact me directly so I may personally handle your reservations.

Warmest regards,
Michael R.
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Have just spent 6 nights at the Avalon with my teenage daughter. We loved the space and comfort of our large room on 9th floor. Two queen size beds, truly comfortable, plus a sofa and generous clothes storage, and a fridge. The bathroom was always clean and with plenty of towels and instant hot water. The hotel style is old-world - brass, glass, big mirrors and swirly floral paintings. We were pleasantly surprised by how close the subway was (2 stations - 34th St/Herald Square and 33rd St were within 7 mins walk. Easy walk too to Empire State Building, Macy's, Flatiron Building.

The staff were unobtrusively pleasant and helpful at all times. One of the reception staff, Jesmin Pineda, helped us make the best of our stay by suggesting great places to shop (Broadway/Lafayette) and the easiest way to get to Bronx Zoo. She also kindly arranged to hold our baggage on the day of our departure as our plane left in the evening.

The Avalon's location close to subway and to Midtown bus points makes it easy to get wherever you want to go in Manhattan. In the immediate location I would recommend Cafe M (2 doors away) - we got fresh pastries there every morning and enjoyed breakfast in our room with the free tea & coffee provided in the Avalon lobby - very welcome - and the Artisanal Restaurant, just down the street. There's a Walgreen's in the bottom of the Empire State Building about 4 mins walk away, which is useful for sandwiches and groceries. About 10 mins walk down to the Flatiron Building where there is an open air independent food court where we enjoyed pulled pork.

Overall, I was very happy with the value for money of this hotel and I would return.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Michael R, General Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear Judith_Sansom,

Thank you for taking the time to share your thought on TripAdvisor about your recent 6 night stay at the Avalon Hotel New York.

I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our rooms spacious and comfortable, as well as having a perfect location for your needs. I was particularly happy to hear that our staff, in particular Jesmin Pineda, was very helpful, knowledgeable and make your stay extra special.

When your travel plans call for a return trip to Manhattan, I hope the Avalon Hotel New York will have the privilege of hosting you once again. Please contact me directly so I may personally handle your future reservations.


Warmest regards,
Michael R.
General Manager
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Just home from a week in NYC. Decided to stay in the Avalon based on its reviews and we weren't disappointed! Such a lovely hotel. The location is perfect, just around the corner from the Empire State Building and about ten mins to macys, MSG and Times Square. Tube stations very close to get you up or down town. Couldn't ask for better location to explore the city. The hotel itself is quite small for NYC standards only 100 rooms. We stated in 706. The room was so big again for NYC, two double beds(so comfy!!!) a seating area, tv, mini bar, large bathroom and plenty of storage. The furniture is slightly dated, room could do with a little tlc but we didn't mind I think it added to its charm! The room was spotless! Our view wasn't great but the room was so quite at night that was far more important after a long day! We had breakfast twice, selection of fresh pastries, cereals, fruit etc. price is $15 each, but pricey considering no hot food, lovely cafe around the corner! Over all the hotel was fantastic, the staff are so welcoming and friendly really makes a difference! Only negative would be the hotel hold an extra charge on your credit card for the duration of your stay and is refunded when you check out ($200) this should really be explained when booking and checking in, only a small thing but if you are on a right budget this could be an issue! However really would recommend this hotel and we will def be back next year!! :)

  • Stayed October 2013
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Michael R, General Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear Jcoll87,

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on TripAdvisor about your recent stay at the Avalon Hotel New York.

I was happy to learn that you found our location and accommodations perfect during your week stay in Manhattan. I am most pleased to know that you found our staff very welcoming and friendly. The staff are the heart and soul at the Avalon Hotel New York.

I hope we will have the pleasure of hosting you once again when your travel plans call for you to return to New York City. Please contact me so I may personally handle your reservations.

Warmest regards,
Michael R.
General Manager
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Maleny, Australia
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Staff were fantastic, rooms for New York were big however we were placed with a view looking at the back of other apartments -shame when you look at this view for a week. Hotel was an easy walk to Macys and 5th Avenue

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Michael R, General Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Irish4552,

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on TripAdvisor about your recent stay at the Avalon Hotel New York.

I am happy to hear that you found our location to your liking and, of course, our staff fantastic. They certainly are the heart and soul of the Avalon. I am sorry that you were not pleased with the view.

When your travel plans call for a return trip to Manhattan, please contact me directly so I may personally handle your reservations with a different view.

Warmest regards,
Michael R.
General Manager
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights in September.
We liked a lot the room, with two beautiful windows and a sofa, but above all we loved the location.
Just one block far from the Empire State Building, the hotel is the perfect base to start the discovery the city in the heart of Manhattan.
Very near to the 5th avenue, to a metro stop, to shops, to very good restaurants, we could really suggest this hotel to everyone.
It's not cheap of course, but this is New York City and we consider Avalon Hotel the best value for money in town.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Michael R, General Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear MeggieRed,

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on TripAdvisor about your recent 5 night stay at the Avalon Hotel New York. Your thoughts and opinions are most appreciated.

I was happy to learn that you found our rooms very comfortable and the location perfect for your needs. We certainly enjoyed having you as our guests.

When your travel plans call for a return trip to Manhattan, please contact my office so I may personally handle your reservation.

Warmest regards,
Michael R.
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Property: Avalon Hotel
Address: 16 East 32nd Street, New York City, NY 10016-5402
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#90 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#103 Family Hotel in New York City
#106 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#141 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Avalon Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located just below Midtown Manhattan, The Avalon Hotel New York is blocks away from everything New York City has to offer. The hotel is only two blocks from the Empire State Building, seven subway lines and Penn Station, as well as being easily accessible to LaGuardia, JFK and Newark Liberty International Airport. Additionally, The Avalon Hotel New York is just steps from the best shopping in Manhattan including Macy's, Lord & Taylor and numerous 5th & Madison Avenue boutiques. World-famous Times Square and the Theatre District is just a short walk, subway or taxi cab ride away. With a majority of the 100 guest rooms over 400 square feet, many of our spacious guest rooms have two beds and all our suites feature a sofa bed. The Avalon Hotel New York is a classic boutique hotel providing guests with extra comforts such as a private library, flat screen HD televisions, 100% cotton linens, Thymes amenities, mini bars and personal in-room coolers. Conference space is available for intimate gatherings or business meetings. The Avalon Hotel offers, for an additional fee, a continental buffet breakfast served daily. A $20/night mandatory Facility Fee (plus taxes) will be applied and includes Wi-Fi, 24-hour on-site Fitness Center, Daily Newspapers, unlimited U.S. and Domestic (US Mainland) telephone calls, luggage storage, unlimited daily hot beverage and water service and 24-hour Business Center. ... more   less 
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