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“What an amazing location”
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The Pearl Hotel
Ranked #17 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“What an amazing location”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

I have just stayed at this boutique hotel for 7 nights. It is on the 49th Street, just a couple of minutes' walking distance from the busiest street at Times Squares. Nearby there are a couple of subway stations, lots of restaurants and shops, some of which open until mid-night, or 2 am or even overnight.

The staff is friendly and helpful.

To me, the breakfast is good and sufficient (though limited choice), but no one is supposed to serve you at the breakfast area, and they use only disposable plastic plates and cups, or paper cups .... what an environmental friendly hotel. We ourselves have to dispose of the used plastic plates and cups at the trash can every time after we finish with the food and drink. I feel guilt for that.

The room is quiet and clean, with full facilities and free wifi. The "heat & cool" ventilation is also excellent; we feel comfort as home throughout the stay, save the bed is a little bit too soft.

All in all, I appreciate the efforts put on this hotel and have no hesitation to stay again, save the "plastic plates" issue. May the GM consider using washable plates ?

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights in a king balcony suite Dec 27-29. We reserved king deluxe and requested an upgrade, which was available when we checked in (for an additional fee).
The staff was helpful, especially the front desk and bellmen - answering lots of our questions about where to eat, transportation, shopping, etc. Housekeeping was quick and efficient, though it seems you have to explicitly request fresh towels as ours were not replaced day 2. That said, the room was very clean and well prepared; I am a stickler for bathroom mold or dirty grout and it was spotless.
The room furnishings were very up to date with lots of light, though there was no comfortable place to sit - just one ultra-mod seat and a small desk chair. I'd recommend at least one comfortable, upholstered chair be added. The bed was quite firm though did have some type of pillow top covering - definitely not the most comfortable bed I've slept in. There is a nifty alcove with fridge, microwave and sink which was a very handy to store our purchased bottled water (the staff was very quick to inform us of the $7 bottles of in room water and provide directions to the nearest market). The room itself was not large by any means with 4-5 feet of space between the bed and wall on either side - what you would expect in NYC but not at the prices charged. The biggest question I had was if the balcony was worth the significantly higher price and I think that's an individual preference question. We had good, if cold, weather and it was great to sit outside and drink a cup of coffee in the morning; also, that additional space opened the room space significantly and made it feel much more spacious. If I were staying at the Pearl again and the weather was going to be nice I would probably opt for the balcony. I imagine that without it the rooms would feel claustrophobic to some.
The Pearl is an expensive place... Is it worth it? If you want to splurge on yourself you can't beat the location and staff.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We have just returned from a 5 night xmas break at the Pearl. The hotel is in an amazing location to times square and all of the main attractions. Amazing quality hotel with superb rooms and attentive staff. The breakfast is ample and yes served with plastic plates etc but it works well and is ample to set you up for the day, more than sufficient. We took the hotels limousine back to the airport at a reasonable $65 set price (yellow cabs from JFK costs $57 set price/tips optional). When u r in town u must visit Ruby Tuesdays times square, Churrascaria Plataforma on 49th street very close to the Pearl and Jonh`s Pizzza on 42nd street. Also a trip to the 911 memorial and top of the rock a must for you. Used the gym on a couple of occassions which was good. Book the Pearl ideal base for NY enjoy

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

We came to NYC for just 2 days to see Wicked and hit a few good restaurants, and visit our favorite chocolate stores. The hotel is just a block away from the Nederlander theater and really close to times square so you can walk everywhere.

The room was very large for NYC with an excellent shower! The staff was super nice. We also liked that check out isn't until 12 - it gave us a little extra time to walk around in the morning before we checked out.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

Stayed at the pearl for 3 nights and could not fault it, location, room, decor, cleanliness, would highly recommend. I did lots of research before booking this hotel and was not disappointed. Can't wait to come back again.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2013

What an amazing place, this hotel was in a great position, the staff were friendly and really helpful. The room itself was beautiful, really modren and clean. We will hopefully return in tne near future.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2013

The Pearl is a beautiful well appointed room with all new amenities and it appears the facility itself has very new finishings.

Being here the weekend before Cristmas is certainly a challenge with people everywhere but The Pearl is very soundproof and walking in the sstaff are friendly and attentive.

Happy hour between4 and 5 in their second floor has basic munchies and wine and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages.

Overall if y want to be in the heart of the tourist areas and Broadway show this is a very nice boutique hotel that gets you away from the huge chain hotels and provides personlized service

Certainly a keeper next trip round.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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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
Amenities:
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 #17 of 467 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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