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Opera House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Bronx
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 November 2013

I have a habit of staying in different hotels every time I come to the city, mostly in times square, wall street or the upper west side, I guess no hotel has really captured my attention to the point of saying, Im staying there again - except this time! The Opera House Hotel really delivers! Excellent customer service, starting with Rafael in the front desk, very eager to provide information about the historic structure and the neighborhood! He even upgraded my room without me even asking. Complimentary breakfast in the morning and snacks during the afternoon, affordable parking close by, and free insight if you make it (first come first serve parking? subway close to the hotel, you can get to times square in less than 10 minutes. If your into latin or mexican food, there are great restaurants right next to the hotel. Rooms are extremely comfortable, quiet, clean beds and bathrooms. If you're into NY history, you can't miss this intimate, little hotel in the Bronx!

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Thank klampon
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

This is a new hotel with spacious rooms, in room fridge and microwave, breakfast daily, free wireless, access to east and west side of the city and friendly staff, truly an oasis after the bustle of the city. It's ideal for travelers who are comfortable with public transportation - the M60 from LGA to the 5 is incredibly easy as is getting around town on the 2 and 5. We were comfortable riding the subway at all hours of day and night - 7 am, 2 am, etc. It is also easy to jump on the 2 to North Central Park for access running in Central Park. The mex restaurant next door is awesome. In addition to pastries, breakfast offers many healthy options including yogurt, oatmeal, and hard boiled eggs as well as 24/7 access to coffee. One of our best stays EVER in the city.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Thank KACCT_11
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Awesome hotel! Very nice and very clean! Subway is right down the street, was traveling alone and never really felt unsafe in the neighborhood. Great Mexican food restaurant right next door! Fantastic deal! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Gabby R
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Working hard to find a decent/good hotel in NY. Anything in Manhattan was looking as "do not touch" either quite expensive, and I did not see the reason (excepting the location, in few cases I understood even from my travel agent the quality is modest due to location) or other not "so appealing" choices. This is 1.5 minutes from subway station, it takes about 20 minutes to reach Grand Central Station (five walking minutes for Times Square). Brand new hotel, excellent value for price, friendly staff, perfect breakfast and all time coffee/tea. It will be my hotel for next NY trip.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Marcel-Buh
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

As many other reviewers have noted, the Opera House Hotel is a fine hotel with large rooms and friendly and helpful staff in a sub-optimal location. I had a fine stay there.
I’ve visited NYC once or twice per year every year for the past 15. My recent (early November) visit was the first time I’ve stayed outside Manhattan. Here are my thoughts about the location of the OHH:

• Nothing in the immediate neighborhood would entice a visitor to this area.
• A previous reviewer characterized the area as “filthy” and an OHH rep demurred. On several days during my recent visit it was in fact filthy. Piles of litter were inexplicably scattered in the middle of the sidewalk. I’m not referring to the stacks of bagged trash waiting to be picked up that are so common in NYC. I’m referring to heaps that look like trash bags were emptied in the middle of the sidewalk. There might be 3-5 between the hotel and the 149th/3rd metro station. Have no idea what caused this.
• Yes, you can get from that station to Lincoln Center or the Metropolitan Museum in 20 minutes on a typical day. That does not include walking to the metro stop; waiting for the train; and walking from the train to your destination. Figure 45 minutes (each way) minimum. That makes a late-afternoon return to the hotel to rest and get ready for the evening something of an undertaking.
• Both the 2 and the 5 lines are generally packed at 149th/3rd. I stood the entire trip at least 2/3 of the time. One afternoon returning from the area of 86th and Lexington I had to wait for the 3rd train to be able to board.

So, in my view, the decision to stay at the OHH is a decision between value (excellent!) vs. convenience and access (poor). With prices 50%-60% below Manhattan (early November), there will undoubtedly be varying points of view about this trade-off. One thing I would not worry about, however, is the OHH raising prices significantly. To do so would eliminate an important competitive edge.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Excellent new boutique hotel that just opened in August. Very clean, large rooms and well decorated. Great range of channels and free wifi. The staff were fantastic and very helpful. Breakfast was as expected.

Make no mistake though, the Bronx is not the nicest place. I only came here due to business and would not walk really recommend walking around the area for sightseeing. If your taking taxis everywhere, then this place is more than fine. Fantastic value for the price and there really isn't anything else in the area that can even come close. I would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

Bronx may not be Times Square, but thanks for that. Not once in a whole week we felt offended, insecure or anything like it.

The staff at Opera House played a big role in that part. Friendly, service minded, positive...Really a pleasure everytime you left or came back. The hotel it self is exceptionally clean. Rooms very nice with good bath room and a fully equipped TV-package.

Breakfast at the mezzanine is really nice and simple. Coffee, juice, bagels, toast, yogurt, pastries...only thing missing was a variaty of fresh fruit, but you could go to a grocery 3 minutes away if you really craved it.

Public transport running 100 meters from the hotel with direct line to Central Manhattan. Would not think a second if I was thinking of going back. Exceptionally good value.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Benjamin L
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Additional Information about Opera House Hotel

Address: 436 E 149th St, Bronx, NY 10455-1304
Region: United States > New York > Bronx
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Bronx
Price Range: £84 - £198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Opera House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Opera House Hotel is an intimate and inviting boutique hotel located in a lively neighborhood in the Bronx. Complete with 60 non-smoking guest rooms of varying sizes and styles, the Opera House Hotel provides amenities to meet the individual needs of each visitor. ... more   less 
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