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“No Complaints Here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Opera House Hotel

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Opera House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Bronx
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews
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“No Complaints Here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

This hotel was lovely inside for the price we paid. The neighborhood was a little sketchy but there were always people around. We travelled back to the hotel at about 4am and were able to take the subway which is only a block from the hotel. The area was not bad at night. The inside of the hotel is very nice. The rooms were clean and staff was friendly. There are only 4 spots to park your car but we were able to find free street parking a block away. Overall, great experience.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

We've stayed at the Opera House hotel a couple of times now. While some may be put off because of the location, this is truly a wonderful hotel. About 20 minutes from mid-town Manhattan. Be sure to have your metrocard ready to go through the turnstiles as soon as you get to the station. (There were quite a few of those scammers trying to sell you a "swipe" -- stay away from them.)

Spacious rooms, very clean and comfortable beds. We could not hear the folks in the room next to us during any of our stays (the hotel was sold out both times). The breakfast is a good start and their coffee machine is absolutely the best. Nothing like the hot chocolate in the evening, along with a couple of cookies! The vending machine has the basics. But if you're on your way back to the hotel, stop in the local grocery store for any snacks you might need.

While not technically a complaint, there are a few things that you should be aware of:
There are no hairdryers in the room. Nor are there irons/ironing boards. If you require any of these, you need to make a call downstairs to the front desk. (Good if you think about it before hand, not so good if it's last minute and you're in a rush!) Also, there are none of those plastic laundry bags, which really come in handy for your dirty laundry. (While I understand they may not provide a laundry service, but we always look for those bags to take our laundry home in.)

There are a few restaurants nearby to grab something to eat on your way in if need be. Since we stayed here before, we picked up some goodies and stocked our fridge. Used the microwave to heat something up and all was well.

Bottom line, we will definitely stay here again. We have lots of events in the city and the coziness of this hotel will put it on the top of our list of places to stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

The perfect hotel if you’re visiting NYC. The metro is very close and Manhattan is only a short train ride away.
Even though it’s in the Bronx we never ever felt unsafe.
We stayed for about one week and we loved every minute of it! The service is impeccable, and the rooms are comfortable and clean. We will definitely come back!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

The staff were really nice and helpful especially the gentlemen at the front desk: Akbar, Duke and Raphael. Everything was top notch and the maintenance crew was also really efficient.i would definitely come back again and again

  • Stayed January 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

The hotel is in a perfect location for us. We don't live in the city, but we visit often and always need a place to stay. The rates were excellent and the staff was phenomenal. Duke was very helpful and kind - the perfect concierge.

The room was clean and equipped with a microwave, mini fridge, and safe. Nice flat screen TV and privacy curtains. The bathroom was very nice with modern fixtures & great smelling toiletries. All in all the hotel seems to be well maintain, well staffed, and very well situated.

My only complaint would be the parking - you had a choice of parking on the street (which could be a disaster in NYC), parking at an affiliate garage for $10 (not bad), or free parking at the hotel. The spaces are extremely limited - 3 spots and it's TIGHT; we were thinking the lot had to be a cruel joke. However, thanks to Rafael - He parked our car with finesse.

This is our new hotel whenever we plan to stay in the city. Can't go wrong here.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Harrisburg, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

We booked the Opera House relatively last minute after reviewing all of the great reviews. We were in town for the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium and didn't want to pay for a Manhattan hotel. The hotel is beautiful, clean, and we had great service. The hotel room was huge! Much larger than anywhere we have stayed manhattan or any big city for that matter. We had 4 adults in our room and it was plenty of room . Bathroom was spotless with high end fixtures. Beds were super comfy and room was very quiet. The hotel is not in a tourist area. The neighborhood is working class with lots of traffic and activity. At no time did we feel unsafe or uneasy. We parked for free on the street behind the hotel. We walked to and from Yankee Stadium which is one mile away and the subway stop for Manhattan is one block away. As long as the prices stay reasonable I would not hesitate to stay here again.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

The staff is very nice and helpful and the rooms are clean and very stylish. The area ia not very pretty but the metro is very close about 3 min walk that takes you to Manhattan or anywhere else.
They say that they have free parking but they have only 5 spots for cars which are always full so most likely you will have to park in the parking just behind them with a special price made for hotel guests which is $10 per 24 hrs.

And there is a grocery store nearby and 24 hour mcdonald if you ever need anything in the middle of the night.

There is also a great morning breakfast.

Stayed December 2013
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Additional Information about Opera House Hotel

Property: 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 12 Hotels in Bronx
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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