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“Perfect location for savvy travellers”
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Seton Hotel
Ranked #195 of 468 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Warsaw, Poland
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“Perfect location for savvy travellers”
Reviewed 7 August 2012

Since it is 400m from Grand Central, it offers a walking distance (even with luggage) if you travel by underground or bus from any airport. Then it is also walking distance to Times Square, 1 km only to Central Park or Empire State, 1,5 km to the Hudson river (and Intrepid museum).
With such location this is still mid-price - we paid approx. 600 USD for 3 nights for 4 persons.
Drawbacks:
No breakfast included, just tea/coffee/chocolate machine downstairs. Anyhow, a couple of food alternative at the corners.
Loud air condition machines, the loudest of all we experienced thourghout the eastern coast. We did sleep, but still the machines were too loud.
The biggest drawback - due to limited availability, they offered a room before refurbishment. That was a crap - looked like not refurbished since 1960's. Doors difficult to close, stinky walls/beds, toilette equipment far from perfect functioning etc. The discount on this should have been at least 50% vs. normal room price, while it was only 25%. I told them that and surprisingly have not received any discount (whereas in another hotel I got 10% discount on Internet not functioning). Reportedly they have only 3 such rooms left and refurbishment scheduled for January 2013, so the issue might be gone. Anyhow - beware !
Neither restaurant nor swimming pool available.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

The Seton Hotel was the perfect choice for our Broadway/Birthday weekend. About a 5 minute walking distance to Grand Central, the city was accessible through the nearby subway. Located in a quiet neighborhood, the hotel itself was spacious for a group of 4 young adults, clean with new & renovated private bathroom, friendly staff, and might I add had some quite delicious free hot chocolate!

Definitely plan on staying here again!

  • Stayed June 2012
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Property: Seton Hotel
Address: 144 East 40th Street, New York City, NY 10016-1762
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#18 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#119 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#145 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Seton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Seton Hotel offers a variety of rooms catering to international and value conscious travelers. We offer beautifully restored accommodations at affordable prices, making us an ideal Midtown East choice. We have brought unique style and comfort to every guest room. There are several different room types including an economy option with shared bathrooms. The new lobby, fresh and unique in its design, presents a striking arrival experience. Our guest lounge is perfect for enjoying complimentary hot beverages, reading or relaxing in comfort and style. Close to the city's major shopping and entertainment venues, as well as Grand Central Station, the United Nations and many Park Avenue's corporate headquarters. ... more   less 
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