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New York Budget Hotel: The New Yorker Hotel

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The New Yorker Hotel

The New Yorker Hotel

Heather Klein

The New Yorker Address:


481 Eighth Avenue at 34th Street
New York, New York 10001

The New Yorker Phone:


212-971-0101

The New Yorker Nearest Subways:


A, C, E, B, D, F, Q, 1, 2, 3 to 34th Street

The New Yorker Cross Streets:


34th Street

The New Yorker Room Price:


$99 - $139/night (double occupancy); suites more expensive

The New Yorker Official Website:

About The New Yorker Hotel:

The New Yorker Hotel was originally built in the late 1930s and has a rich history, which is well reflected in the Art Deco style of the lobby. It was the largest hotel in New York at the time, with 2,500 rooms. Its heyday was during the Big Band era, and celebrated musicians such as Benny Goodman, both of the Dorseys and Woody Herman played at the hotel. After economic downturns, The New Yorker Hotel shut its doors in 1972. In 1995, the hotel re-opened after a complete renovation, and in 2000, it became part of the Ramada chain. The renovated hotel now has approximately 1,000 guest rooms.

The New Yorker Hotel is one of my favorite choices for reasonably priced accommodations in New York City. Rooms are available for around $100/night, double occupancy. As part of the Ramada chain, they often have promotions for even better rates, particularly with multiple night stays.

Rooms are small and simple, but clean and adequate for visitors. Each room has a television with cable (including HBO), private bathroom with shower/tub. The hotel is equipped with fitness & business centers, a restaurant, diner, cafe, and ATMs. Safe deposit boxes are also available. High-speed Internet access is not currently available in guest rooms, but it is planned for the future.

The hotel is conveniently located near the Jacob Javits center, as well as Madison Square Garden and Herald Square. The neighborhood is safe and well lit. Times Square is just eight blocks north, and staying at The New Yorker Hotel is very convenient if you're going to the theater at night.

One of the greatest features of this hotel is its convenience to public transportation, which makes it easy to get around the city inexpensively. Subways abound: the A, C, & E trains are all less than a block away from the hotel entrance, with the red (1, 2, 3) and orange (B, D, F, Q) trains all one or two avenue blocks away.

Don't just trust my opinion, though, see for yourself.

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