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The Evelyn
Ranked #280 of 473 Hotels in New York City
Reviewed March 12, 2014

Staff was very nice. Our room felt like we were staying with a friend in their tiny city apartment with old pipes and needed a serious reconditioning. The room was 97 degrees when we came in, so we turned the window unit air conditioner from 1984 on and had to leave it on during our entire stay. Our trip was in the beginning of March. The bathroom was tiny and made a strange noise whenever the toilet flushed. And if you moved slightly to the right, you could easily burn your bottom on the old pipe that was probably not up to code. The shower was dirty and there was two choices of water temperature, scalding or frigid. The water pressure was like a sink faucet. The walls had serious cracks and the elevator was claustrophobic. I'd maybe stay here again if someone paid me $2,000. I don't know if the theme is hipster chic/starving artist here but if that's not your style, I suggest booking somewhere else.

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Reviewed March 10, 2014

They are under MAJOR renovation and we were woken by VERY LOUD noises early every morning. I would not recommend staying here until the repairs are complete. One morning we had no hot water. I will say that the staff was all very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

I've stayed at Gershwin before and have always enjoyed the place. It's well located at 5th and 27th, staff are warm and professional. Can't beat the value for money ... Dinet and Angel at front desk are always very helpful!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

The hotel is in a good location, in midtown near Empire State Building, in the corner with the Fifth Avenue. The rooms are average but the cleanliness and the service are very good. The only problem is the renovation in progress

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great prices, great internet. Rooms are quite dated, but thats fine with me. Renovations are underway so they should be updated soon. I would not recommend if you want a stylish and luxurious romantic getaway, but very functional and has some charm.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

Very interesting place. In a really good area if you're planning on doing shopping, the 6 and N train are close you can travel around really easily. If you're looking for something upscale and luxurious I would wait until they're done with renovations. It's really funky and has that New York, small charm but I'm sure after they're done with all the work it will be a step up. Also if the construction noise will ruin your trip maybe reconsider. I'm not very finnicky so it was great for me!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

I loved this hotel the staff were excellent the location excellent like an oasis's in the middle of Manhattan there is a beautiful park just around the corner , also subway station nearby,,just a short walk to the beautiful high line.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: 7 East 27th Street, New York City, NY 10016-8701 (Formerly The Gershwin Hotel)
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Location: United States > New York > New York City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#185 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $141 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Evelyn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Evelyn formerly The Gershwin Hotel is now offering newly residential inspired rooms with references to an Art Nouveau Style. Our NoMad hotel is inspired by the musical and art heritage of the neighborhood, which was the epicenter of the popular music industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The music theme is reflected throughout the rooms, corridors and bathrooms. The NoMad District (now also known as "NoMad" - North of Madison Square Park) is now one of Manhattan's most popular neighborhoods, characterized by its beautiful and historic architecture, exceptional bars and restaurants tucked away on quiet side streets, and many other attractions. Centered around Madison Square Park, the NoMad District is within walking distance of Midtown, Union Square, Greenwich Village, and NYU. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Gershwin Hotel New York City
Gershwin Hotel Nyc

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