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Belnord Hotel
Ranked #303 of 468 Hotels in New York City
Reviewed 14 May 2014

The room is tiny! But we loved the location. It is so convenient to travel from the hotel to places. The hotel is very close to a subway. The room is clean and tidy. The size is very small though but we just went back to sleep. We spent most of our days outside sight seeing so the size of the room didn't really matter. The price is a little high for the size of the room but location is everything in New York.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

The room was tiny--10x10 maybe--with room for a double bed and 2 nightstands. Bathroom was also tiny/efficient. Also, there's no desk or workspace, and no place to sit except the bed. Closet had space for hanging clothes as well as shelves so you could unpack. I was pretty comfortable by myself but would have found it trying to fit 2 people in. That said, it was impeccably clean, very quiet at night and I LOVED the light-blocking window coverings.

Room Tip: Off street rooms will be quieter
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Nancy C
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

The Belnord was a new experience for me and my husband - a room so small that we had to draw straws to determine who would get floor space! Definitely a budget hotel (i.e cheap furnishings), perhaps suitable for the young and agile but not recommended for older couples. Spend a bit more and add to your enjoyment of this great city.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Marget D
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

The hotel is deceiving. The outside is nice and in a great neighborhood but that is it. The room are so small and the bathroom, forget it! There wasn't room for a toiled paper holder so you just put it on the floor! If you were a tall or large person, I don't think you could fit in the bathroom. The linens were gross, the tv broke. My business partner is practically handicapped and no one offered to help him with bags. There was not even a ramp for him .

LEFT NYC A DAY EARLY BECAUSE OF THIS ROACH MOTEL.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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3  Thank Christienne B
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Just came back from a six-night stay at the Belnord Hotel. Rooms are, indeed, small, but in my opinion that's not so relevant, considering that it's a budget hotel and NY is a city for you to spend all day out (and night, too, if you want to).

If you're looking for a decent place to sleep, the hotel is a good option, especially if you see reviews of other budget hotels in Manhattan, which are ridiculously overpriced and sometimes not exactly clean. This is not Orlando; this is New York City. Don't expect huge rooms with cheap rates in NYC. You just won't find them in Manhattan, and if you see anything like that, you'll see that reviews usually mention bed bugs -- not my experience with the Belnord.

Rooms were very clean and, although walls are thin, I couldn't hear anything from other rooms, just people walking outside, mostly during the day -- but that wasn't a real problem for me. From my personal experience, I thought this wasn't a real problem.

Beds are just OK. One good thing about this hotel is that you can book rooms with two single beds - something not so common in the US. As I was staying with my brother, I found this to be good.

The Upper West Side is a very pleasant area in NYC. It's not as busy as other parts of the city and people are much more polite on the streets (no stressed walking fast and angry at people who can't keep that pace). It's the ideal location for a family stay. Moreover, the 86th St. subway station is just next door -- that was really good!

I must mention that Daniel, who works at the lobby, was really nice and gave some nice tips to my parents, who were staying in another room. The other receptionists need to improve their facial expressions (a.k.a. smile) and really incorporate the American way of rendering a service (nice approach, "how are you", "good morning", etc), which is one of the key elements that attract visitors to the United States. Other than Daniel, most of the other ones wouldn't answer my "good morning" or "good evening" phrases -- that was something that bothered me a little.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms facing the streets, because you'll hear occasional sounds from the street (but that...
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

I realize that the cheap price of this hotel is tempting, but resist the urge. Yes the hotel is in a great neighborhood but that's the only benefit as far as I'm concerned. We stayed for two nights and I still get the shudders thinking of our stay there. The room itself is comically small. The walls are super thin, you could hear everyones conversations and it was very hard to get sleep. It's also dingy and the sheets/blankets looked gross and smelled. Everything looked and felt dirty to me. I've had better stays in hostels.
The hotel amenities are nonexistent - and no one offers to help you with anything in the hotel (bags/extra towels).

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Jacqueline N
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Great neighborhood, a block away from the Subway near Central Park and it's safe and relatively quiet. We stay here every summer and its always clean, the staff have the personality of an old wet stinky rag and the room was the size of a medium sized walk in closet but we always enjoy our stay and for sleeping and resting for short periods you can't really beat the economics in making this your home base for your visit.

Room Tip: Watch your forehead when bending down to spit into the sink while brushing your teeth :)
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ElRoro68
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Address: 209 West 87th Street, New York City, NY 10024-2844
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hotel Style:
#23 Best Value Hotel in New York City
Price Range: £64 - £423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Belnord Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 117
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Upper West Side of Manhattan, walking distance to Central Park and the Museum of Natural History. ... more   less 
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