Reviews of these apartments tend to be quite mixed, so I was a bit wary when I booked my stay here for 5 nights, particularly at the prices (~500GBP/~750USD at that time), quite a bargain for this part of NYC). One of the main reasons I opted to stay here was that every room came with an en-suite bathroom (sharing bathrooms is still very common in a space-confined NYC), and of course the location.
The staff were friendly and the room was basic, but spacious, comfortable and functional. A/C worked well. It took a while to work the TV, but I probably watched less than an hour during my whole stay (who needs TV in NYC?). Wi-fi internet was available in my room, despite claims that there's only wired access. En-suite and kitchenette were as described (didn't use the kitchenette much though; I just ate out). Excellent location, though. Times Square is on your doorstep, and all the Broadway theatres are within walking distance. Better still, pretty much every subway line passes through Times Square or Grand Central, and you can get to pretty much anywhere in the city from here.
On the other side, the towels/bedding weren't changed (not an issue for 5 nights, but 2 weeks here may be a bit of stretch). To be honest, you wouldn't expect that in apartments anyway. There was a cleaning surcharge and, in my case, tax to be paid in cash on arrival so be prepared (adding a cleaning surcharge is a bit of a cheek when there's no daily cleaning, to be honest, but it's still good value). Complaints about traffic noise were a common criticism, but you'll probably get that anywhere in Central Manhattan! I really didn't find it an issue. The decor in the room wasn't great, but again I had no major complaints about it.
If you want a hotel (not self-catering apartments) near Times Square, stump up and pay for something better. If you can't afford that, then you need to compromise on location or service. If you're happy to do away with room service and daily room cleaning for a short stay (which really shouldn't be a problem), then this is a bargain. I'd happily return if I did need to be near Times Square again, but you'll probably get better bargains if you dare to move about a bit more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located in New York, this 101-room apartment hotel is near Javits Convention Center, New York, New York, United States of America, Times Square, and Broadway. Other nearby points of interest includes Empire State Building. At the Metro Apartments Hotel, you’ll discover comfortable, relaxed accommodations just minutes from Times Square, at the beginning of Hell's Kitchen and a conveniently located near the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. Our affordable apartment hotel is a convenient alternative to the many other accommodations in New York City and is the perfect choice for your extended stay vacation. You’ll enjoy easy access to the city’s diverse neighborhoods, exciting attractions, shops and restaurants. Come discover your New York City home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Metro Apartments Hotel New York City