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The Sutton Residence
Ranked #35 of 79 New York City B&B and Inns
Reviewed 12 October 2011

My friend (who has never been before) and I travelled to New York in June and needed an affordable place (we're both 19) that was safe but also close enough to everything to make it an easy base for exploring. It seemed impossible to find everything we wanted at the price that fit our small budgets... until I stumbled upon this place on TripAdvisor. The reviews the favourable, the communication with the owner was extremely helpful etc. Upon our arrival, Bruce, the manager welcomed us with lots of enthusiasm with lots of suggestions and helpful tips for our stay. The rooms are average size equipped with the basics - bed, closet, drawer and bedside table space. The bathrooms are shared with another room (although we never had a problem with running into our neighbours or waiting for the bathroom) and were clean (although be prepared, slightly aged). Fresh towels, clean beds, great communal space and kitchen (we cooked all of our breakfasts - saved so much money!) iron and ironing board available, ladies even a hairdryer if you need one. Overall, a great, welcoming place. I've already recommended it to friends who have stayed and loved it, and can't wait to go back myself. Would definitely say it's a great place for younger people - you're getting what you pay for. Besides, it's New York City, why waste money on a place you won't even be in for the majority of the night and day! The location is perfect as well, 3 minute walk to Grand Central, right in the centre of the busiest, most popular places in New York. Borderline Upper East Side, it's 10 mins to Central Park, and a block from a great supermarket. Very pleased, definitely will be back soon.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 October 2011

Very very small rooms. Clean and safe but zero personality. Polite service. The kind of place you stay in your early twenties with a friend not your early 30s with your significant other. You get what you pay for.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

I stayed almost a week at this place on August 2011. It was great. Room was small but traveling alone this was not a problem. I was able to manage my suitcase inside the small closet. There are hangers on the closet and on the doors, very handful! A nice mirror on the back of the door. I did not found the bed hard.
The bathroon always clean, only a minor problem to adjust the temperature of the water since the shower faucet is kind of broken.
And location is the best, 5 block to Grand Central to catch a lot of trains and/or busses. Short walk to Times Square, Rockefeller Center and United Nations building. I was there on the weekend there was no public transportation due to Irene storm and I walked from Sutton place to Central Park via 5th av. It is not so close but not impossible, and since there was no metro there were few options on where to go.
Bruce was a great help, he was so nice since the moment I arrived until I left when he helped me to catch a taxi on a time that looked like the worst to catch one.
Rooms look JUST like the pictures!! And it is true, you will feel like you are staying with some relatives.
Be prepared to carry your luggage 4 floors since there isn't an elevator.
Being my first time in NYC, I found this place great and very safe and if I ever come back to NY I would choose this place for sure.

Room Tip: Rooms on the back are quieter.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 June 2011

When we stumbled across this B&B on trip advisor my partner and I thought it was too good to be true; it was a great price, an excellent location and the reviews were good.

Booking and correspondence with Bruce (manager) wasn't a problem as mentioned in one of the other reviews. It is located above a small bar and barber shop so when we first pulled up in the airport shuttle, we found it a little daunting. I did think for a few minutes that I'd found the reason why there are only a handful of reviews. However, if you are accustom to city/townhouse living (which we are not) you won't even think twice about it.

Once inside, it was like staying with long lost relatives. The hospistality was awesome, the rooms, lounge, kitchen and bathrooms were very clean and well equiped. The rooms are small but manageable and although there are shared bathrooms, I think it is a ratio of 2 rooms to 1 bathroom, so in 3 days I think I had to wait maybe 3 mins to go for a shower. We didn't hear any street noise and apart from the extremely hard beds we had 3 pleasant night's stay. The mattresses have obviously been purchased for longevity, which makes sense if you are running a B&B.

The location was fantastic for us as it was only about 5-10 mins walk to Grand Central and 10-15 mins from Times Square. Bruce had subway maps available in the lounge and recommended an all day pass so we had no problems getting around.

If we ever go back to NY, we will, without hesitation, be staying here!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2011

The location of this hotel is great, just a few blocks from Grand Central. However the bed is very hard and the hotel is ABOVE a bar. You can hear the music from the living room of the hotel and the bass of the music from the street facing bedroom, including anyone standing outside the bar talking (more like screaming and laughing, sometimes simultaneously). You get what you pay for.

Room Tip: request the non-street facing room.
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  • Stayed: May 2011
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Reviewed 3 June 2011

I stayed here with two other friends for 4 nights in May 2011. Bruce was a lovely host and was always more than willing to help with any of our queries. In terms of location, it was perfect. Sutton Residence is located really conveniently along Lexington Ave. 5-10 mins away from the Grand Central Station and from there, minutes away to the rest of Manhattan. And in the other direction, 10 mins away from the Lexington Av/53st station which is on the same line as JFK airport, convenient for travellers coming direct from JFK (as we did).

The room looks just as it does in the pictures on the website and we were pleased that despite the minimalistic no frills appearance, it was clean and well-maintained. However, the room was obviously a room for two. The third person was provided with a mattress to sleep on in front of the bed, taking up all the remaining space there was in the room, making walking around the room virtually impossible. However, the room would more than suffice for two. Also, unfortunately, we got the room with the window facing the main streets and we were forced to choose between ventilation or traffic noise.

The bathroom was clean, although the shower head could use a replacement. Towels were provided, but you are on your own for toiletries.
The first floor is a lounge area that we were more than satisfied with, with a well-equipped kitchen, very comfy couches and a TV as well as useful guides to NYC.

Overall, we had a pleasant stay and for only 150USD per night, it was money wellspent!

Room Tip: ask for rooms NOT facing the main street!
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 May 2011

Our 5 days in NY were very enjoyable and the welcoming helpful manner of Bruce contributed to our whole experience. The residence has a homely feel and we appreciated access to kitchen and lounge area. Room was basic and although we shared a bathroom with another room we were hardly aware of this.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Lexington Avenue and 47th Street, New York City, NY
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
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Ranked #35 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in New York City
Price Range: £91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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