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“Excellent hotel for NYC visit”
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The Pearl Hotel
Ranked #22 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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Vermont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel for NYC visit”
Reviewed 26 August 2012

My mom and I recently spent 4 nights at the Pearl. It was a bit more expensive compared to other hotels in the area but well worth it~2 minutes to Times Square, theaters and several restaurants. The accommodations were immaculate and the location could not be beat. I prefer smaller properties with nice amenities and the Pearl exceeded my expectations. We were able to check in early and were upgraded to a larger room. The size of the room was impressive for NYC standards and it was so quiet...we never heard our neighbors or any street noise. We took advantage of the evening wine/cheese hour as well as the continental breakfast (fruit, yogurt, cereal, bagels, sweet rolls etc) The hotel also has ice water with lemon in the lobby-a very nice touch after a long day of seeing the sights! I will definitely return to the Pearl.

Room Tip: Don't bother with a room that offers a patio....there doesn't appear to be a view and the do...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

My wife and I have just returned from a fantastic stay in New York capped off with a full week at this terrific hotel. I was originally concerned the hotel might be too chic hence being sterile, however it was nothing of the sort, The lobby is bright and airy, the lifts clean and elegant and the room was perfect with a lovely bathroom and comfy bed. All round it was immaculate, it had to be to keep the wife happy!
There was a complementary continental breakfast served till 10 am and it was a nice touch, you could set yourself up for a busy day without it taking up too much of your morning. The hotel also provided complementary wine, strawberries, cheese and biscuit from 4 till 5 pm which usually fitted in nicely having a rest before the nightime activties commenced.
The location was perfect, with theatres on your door step and Times Square just around the corner.
The staff were very pleasant and professional. The only minor niggle was the A/C was a little noisy but very effective.
It certainly lived up to the previous reviews I have read, we will certainly return.

Room Tip: We on the 11th floor, nice and quite (the AC was a little noisy but did a good job)
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

I took my son to New York for a suprise 18th birthday present and we stayed in The Pearl hotel
The hotel was very clean with spacious rooms and great blackout curtains to hide the morning sun..no interesting views but considering we were a five mins stroll away from Times square it was very quiet and the beds were so comfy....essential after a long day walking around the city
Front desk staff friendly and helpful and lovely touch with the fresh iced lemon water in the foyer
Breakfast was great..yes its plastic plates and cutlery but what they offer is wonderful...all types of bagels, fresh fruit, cereals, yougurts and pastries....really such a variety of choice and a great start to the day..especially to fill up an ever hungry teenager!,
The bathroom products are lovely and we were well supplied with fresh linen and towels and we certainly had noproblems with noisey Air conditionng as per other guest reviews
A great hotel..perhaps not qute 4 star...but a lovely central place to stay

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

We stayed 4 nights at the Pearl in a Deluxe queen suite with our children. The hotel is located in the heart of the tourist- and theatre district, so if you are ok with crowded streets this is a good "Base camp". The room were clean and ok, with a nice big bathroom (NY standard). The pictures on the hotels web page lies as always, but not too much. A light breakfast included was a surprise and not usual in New York hotels, but do not expect a full breakfast - they basically offer cereal, a toast, a banana and a cup of coffee. The concierge/reception staff were very helpful and gave good advise for easy access and how to get around. Short distance if you want to go for a run in Central Park.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Anaheim, California
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

My wife and I spent 3 nights at the Pearl in May of 2012. The location is perfect for theatre goers and for touring New York with subway stops very nearby. The concierge desk was very helpful and knowledgable. We were delighted to have our room upgraded to a very spacious suite. Complimentary breakfast is good and the hotel bar and restaurant is quiet and friendly. If you are looking for a hotel that is central to Times Square, theaters, restaurants and convenient subway entrances this is the place.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that does not gace 49th street.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

Having read previous positive reports, we recently booked and stayed for 5 nights at The Pearl. Check in was OK; however the particular receptionist that evening was not at all welcoming and struggled to raise any form of smile. Our room, 1204, was modern and generally satisfactory, but the small size of the bathroom was a complete joke. We felt it inexcuseable that a room this size could be assigned for a multinight stay, especially as we had paid an average of $400 per night. Matters were made even worse, when we became aware of another couple who stayed over the same weekend and paid only $300 per night, even though their room also had an out door terrace !
Due to the bathroom we did request a room change, which Darren the duty manager couldn't have been more helpful with, but the only rooms on offer were either located directly next to the lifts, or only had a tub and not a walk-in shower which we wanted.
On our last evening, when we returned to the room we found it hadn't been serviced. It took several phone calls, an inspection by the housekeeping manager (not sure if he hadn't believed us?), and a further 4 hours before it was finally cleaned. I still then had to make a further call to have a bar of soap delivered, as the bathroom amenities still hadn't been replenished.
As others have stated, all the door men and bell staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful.
Wine and cheese hour a nice touch, but having soemone 'stand guard' to pour the wine did make you feel a little like Oliver Twist asking for more if you required your glass topping up !
Rooms are nicely isolated from the street noise, but if you need to leave the air con on during the night, which we did, it is so noisey that it wakes you up.
It appears our review is generally at odds to others posted on Tripadvisor, but on our personal experience from this particular visit, when we return to NY we will probably look to stay elsewhere.

Room Tip: Stay away from room1204, or any of those located above the emergency stairwells.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

Hotel was super clean.
Quiet considering you are in the middle of the theater district
and steps away from Times Square.
Staff was excellent and helpful.
Breakfast was more than I expected.
Fruit, bagels, cereal, pastries, juices...
Great boutique style hotel.
Only a few years old.
Excellent concierge..........would stay there again!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Pearl Hotel
Address: 233 West 49th Street, New York City, NY 10019-7404
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Times Square / Theater District , Manhattan
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Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #22 of 468 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Pearl Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 94
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