We were very uneasy when we struggled through the subway with our luggage (website said it wasn't recommended with a lot of luggage--- I wouldn't recommend it with ANY luggage!) and get to UYS and find it locked up. I had tried calling several times and sent two emails with our arrival times (more than the website requested). There was no machine to leave our message. The phone just rang and rang. Someone called me back once while I was in the subway so it didn't pick up. When we got there, my husband and I both called repeatedly on the phone until someone finally answered and told my husband to get someone from the hardware store next door to let him in. He finally got David, one of the owners, to come and let us in.
He was nice and let us into our room and proceeded to show us around while we tried to catch our breath from climbing the steep stairs with our luggage. We were very pleased with our room. It was clean and everything was working well. It was loud, as the bedroom portion of the room is situated over 3rd Ave and McDonald's. However, we enjoyed the room, free internet, and television. Our last day of stay, the internet stopped working properly, and we weren't sure of who to ask to fix it so we just dealt with it.
The subway was very close (about a block and a half away) which was great. We hired a driver to take us to the airport. We weren't about to try to navigate the subway with our bags again.
Pros: great room, internet, television, kitchen
Cons: location a bit daunting (Spanish Harlem) for a newcomer to New York, lots of stairs
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Upper Yorkville Suites, conveniently located at 1876 3rd Avenue, between 103rd & 104th Street on the East Side of Manhattan. Each suite has its own full kitchen, full bathroom, and air conditioning, flat panel TV w/cable, free WIFI and much more! Many of our suites can comfortably accommodate a family as large as five. We are only one or two blocks away from major public transportation (Bus and Train) and private car service. ... more less
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