I stayed in the Affinia 50 for a week with my partner in the middle of June and the only complaint I have is that the hotel towels are on the small side but I have a theory that this may be to put off people taking them. Apart from that little quibble, I have nothing bad to say at all. The staff are attentive and friendly. The hotel itself is clean, up to date and rooms are a decent size. Free wifi in the lounge on level 2, you have to pay for in room wifi. They also do a free wine hour in the lounge but we were always out when this was on in the evenings. There was also a fitness room on floor 2 but we never used this either.
The bed was huge (was much bigger than my king size bed at home) and the pillows were just right. The room was cleaned and the bed made every day to a high standard. The air con worked to bring the room temp down to 19/20 degrees and whilst it was needed overnight it certainly drowned out the noise on the streets so we both slept well every night. The shower was adequate and had three different jet settings. The main thing was that the temperature of the water was constant whatever time it was used plus there was a temp guide on the shower tap which was useful. There were ear plugs, desk area and desk chair, sitting chair and foot stool, flat screen TV, wardrobe space, a case stand, safe, room service menu, phone, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge in the queen room we had. In the bathroom there was soap, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner. I was surprised to see that the hairdryer was powerful in comparison to other hotel ones I have used.
The subway was nearby, Times Square was within walking distance, close to Rockerfeller Centre and Top of the Rock plus St Patricks Cathedral, Grand Central station and the Chrysler building were all nearby. We walked nearly everywhere and anything downtown we caught the subway which is easy enough to navigate.
There was a breakfast place called New York Luncheonette about three doors down that we had breakfast in once for convenience and Morning Star cafe was about 5/10 min walk away. We mostly ate at Juniors in the dining concourse of Grand Central Station. There is a little shop next door to the Luncheonette that sells sweets, drinks and has an ATM. We had planned on going to next doors hotel (Kimberley Hotel) to drink in their rooftop bar but were too shattered to go.
Check out was easy and the hotel gave us different options in which to do this on the morning of check out. No complaints from us and we are happy to recommend this hotel as a great base with which to explore such an amazing city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly redesigned Fifty NYC just completed a comprehensive redesign of all guest rooms and suites as well as its public spaces (corridors, lobby and second floor club room). Fifty NYC hotel has 251 beautifully redesigned rooms including 100 with kitchens and 19 with terraces. All with eclectic furnishings that look hand-selected; curated details at every corner and well-considered design down to the last, elegant component. New to the lobby is a grab-and-go retail space featuring food, beverages, sundries and fun, curated merchandise for spur-of-the-moment splurges. The redesign connects the lobby and the Club Room via a sweeping, stainless steel-and-stone staircase to an updated oasis. The design of the second floor Club Room inspires guests to get out of their rooms with an inviting, eclectic mix of modern furniture and stylish accent pieces where they can relax, work and take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi. Each evening the hotel hosts a complimentary wine hour held in the Club Room and breakfast is served here daily. Set in the dynamic center of Midtown Manhattan - Fifty NYC provides a modern, artfully designed setting with a residential feel. Close proximity to Rockefeller Center - Fifth Avenue shopping and corporate headquarters makes Fifty NYC an appealing choice for a wide range of business travelers, couples, and international guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Affinia 50 Hotel New York City
- Affinia 50 New York City