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Hotel St. James
Ranked #279 of 466 Hotels in New York City
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Location, Location, Location”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

When I travel to NYC, I'm going to explore the city (not hang out in a hotel). All I need is a clean room to sleep in and a clean bathroom to shower, and this fits the bill. No frills, but none needed! The rooms are large and clean, the bathrooms are perfectly fine, and you cannot beat the location - it is one block east of Times Square! You can get anywhere in New York City from here by walking or hopping on a subway or bus. We stay here each time we are in NYC, as you cannot beat the location or the price!

The only complaint I have is that there are only two elevators, and it is hit or miss as to whether one or both of them are working at any given time. Because the elevators are unreliable, I would recommend asking to stay on the lowest floor possible in case you find yourself needing to use the steps. Other than that, this is the perfect place to rest your weary head between adventures!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pelzer, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Great location within walking distance of Times Square and Rockefeller Plaza. Several nearby places to eat. Room was clean with plenty of space for four travelers. Only issue was lack of hot water on two mornings. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

This was the 2nd time staying here the location is superb right near Times Square and a couple of local delis for meals, and found the rooms very clean. Just be aware we had two other couples with us and the rooms sizes all varied, from small, medium and then ours which was large.
I would stay here again in heartbeat as we transit thru NY a lot, this is the perfect spot for it all Cant beat value for money!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This is a kind of budget room only hotel and that is what we were looking for. It was central in Manhattan ...just 5 min from Time Square. The room was a good size, and very clean and tidy. The bathroom was very clean and everything we needed .You will find there is a New York Deli just next door ....all the locals go there ....so we did to and it was great. The manager we dealt with was Joey and he was from Brooklyn.... he was such a nice guy and made us so welcome ....I liked him a lot ... I even made a little video with him ...just for fun . This is not a 5 star hotel ...But if you are looking for a good.... Central Hotel.....that is pleasant ....very clean....and with a good price ....this is it. We would go back there.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ontario
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We just wanted somewhere clean that we could get a good nights sleep in. We stayed 4 nights end of June 2014. We had upgraded to a king room when we booked on Expedia, however, we did not receive this when we checked in and could not be accommodated, or our extra expense reimbursed. This is why I did not give a 5 star rating. We were moved to a king room for our second night. There were renovations going on and the front of the hotel was covered in scaffolding. Friends of our staying in the front of the hotel were disturbed by renovation noise much more than we were in the back of the hotel.
The location makes up for all of this though.
This was my first trip to New York City. It there were accommodations in the same price range with as good of a location, I may try somewhere else, but I don't think there is.
Overall with the price and the location we were very satisfied.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Booked after seeing the location,price and reviews on trip advisor and very glad i did.

Hotel is literally 40 seconds walk to times square(half a block).

We paid £40 more for a king room on the 12th floor. Room was dated but very spacious and clean. The only downside being the shower was just dribbling out at sometimes (probably us being on the top floor and using it at peak times) so had to wait abit to shower properly.

The hotel is dated but is clean and has a rustic charm about it.

The deli nextdoor does really nice breakfasts so dont miss it.

Reception and staff were all friendly and helpful.

Im really glad i stayed here as the location is literally second to none and was a pleasant hotel to stay in considering it was so cheap!

Would definetly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: might be worth paying the small amount to upgrade to a king room.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lyss, Switzerland
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

The hotel is not that expensive and had a nice location. It was under renovation, so everything outside the room, looked kinda messy. But suprisingly we didn't hear much noise from it.
The room we had was pretty nice, it was spacious (we had two double beds), clean and good free Wifi. Downsides were that an AC unit outside was pretty loud. There is no fridge and no safe in the room. Especially the safe was a real downside, because with the renovation going on and the hotel being a bit older, it would have been reassuring to have one.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel St. James
Address: 109 West 45th Street, New York City, NY 10036-4071
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Times Square / Theater District , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#30 Best Value Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel St. James 2.5*
Number of rooms: 145
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