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Clarion Hotel Park Avenue
Ranked #387 of 473 Hotels in New York City
Reviewed 1 November 2011

worse hotel i have come across... staff were rude room was small and super overpriced!
you can get much better hotels else where. Think 100 times before you book this Tuna Can!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

A dark room with no view unless you want to look at airconditions or fire escapes. No fridge,- but in April you could place a bottle on the outside window sill. The room was small, but with places to put clothes etc.You could make coffee/tea in the room (if you had got supplies from the staff), clean room + bathroom, WiFi and tv. The staff was very helpful, but had problems when we were too many guests who wanted breakfast at the same time. Easy to get around in New York from the hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

This hotel is good value through and through. For under $200/night you can't ask for much in NYC, but this place fully satisfies. The location is excellent, it's clean, and the rooms have everything you need. No, it's not fancy, but it's cozy and best of all, it's affordable! I stayed here last year in a single room, and booked a full-size (double) this time, which is clearly a step above the singles. The bed is not that large so might be cramped for two people, but as a single traveler that obviously didn't bother me. I thought the front office staff was okay, no complaints. If their rates stay like this, I'll certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 October 2011

Let me start with the positive - this is a very convenient midtown location, and the rooms are surprisingly quiet inside considering where you are - but I think for the price I paid (average $360 per night) you must be able to do better, even in New York. I think to some Park Avenue sounds very grand, like the Mayfair of New York, but in reality it's much the same as adjacent streets such as 5th Avenue, Madison, Lexington, 3rd etc.
The negatives are rather numerous - cramped, smelly rooms, tiny bathroom where the plugs dont fit so you have to keep the taps running to have a bath, no catering other than a minimal (although free) breakfast.
I dont think any of this would ruin a trip to New York but maybe suggest you use Trip Advisor to find alternatives that give you a little bit more in terms of atmosphere and/or quality.

Room Tip: dont accept a single room even if you are travelling on your own
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 September 2011

I liked the hotel, rooms are clean, the location perfect, the only bad thing was the girl at the reception,,,,never look at you when you talk to her.any question you ask her she look at the doorman..like she don't know nothing..i ask her for some restaurant to have dinner and she wait like 10 minute looking for the doorman to come and tell me..her name is Marellen....i think the housekeeper will do a better job a the front desk

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

Rooms were small,but it was fine for our family of four. Most important to us was cleaniness, and it was very clean!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

I have never stayed at a hotel in the USA where the politics of the franchisee controls what the hotel offers before i stayed here.
The rooms are small and very dark as the windows are two feet from the building next door so it looks like midnight at noon in most of the rooms. The cable offerings are scant, and FoxNews network is not offered. When i asked why, i was told that it is because it is not fair to Muslims, and the internet access code was Sept 11 per the bearded ( and scary) front desk clerk.
the hotel is clean but i can see why the rates are consistently lower than any others in a very high-rent part of Park Ave. And the Clarion on 23rd, which may not be run by the same franchisee, seems to never have Fox New network "working" when it supposedly is offered.
and you have to be a very agile person to reach the air conditioner located at the top of the window standing on the bed. I'm over 6' tall and could barely reach the controls, and in a very dangerous reach where i'd go through the window if I slipped.

I won't be coming back here again.

Room Tip: find a hotel nearby where you don't have to be subjected to a political agenda.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Clarion Hotel Park Avenue

Address: 429 Park Ave S, New York City, NY 10016-8002
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Murray Hill
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #387 of 473 Hotels in New York City
Price Range: £79 - £247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel Park Avenue 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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