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“A fantastic place for a very special holiday”
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Inn New York City
Ranked #351 of 466 Hotels in New York City
Newbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A fantastic place for a very special holiday”
Reviewed 4 August 2010

We booked nine months in advance for this hotel, in order to celebrate a special anniversary in New York. I wouldn't really call it a hotel - it is much more special than that - it is more an "experience".

Inn New York City is situated in a quiet street which is, nonetheless, well near to the centre of New York City. It is very well placed for pleasant strolls in the park beside the Hudson River (a riverside bistro plus entertainment area is within easy walking distance) and for strolls, jogs and cycling in Central Park. It is also very close to excellent shops and restaurants on Broadway. A subway station is just at the bottom of the road. It is quite close to the pleasant Lincoln Square and the Apple Store.

The suite we had for four days and nights was the Vermont suite which is at ground and basement level. We had our own well secured entrance directly accessible from the street. The suite was charmingly old world with all possible whims and comforts catered for, but also with modern facilities such as excellent air conditioning, wi-fi access and two cable televisions.

The suite has one large living and dining area with a put-down sofa which acts as an extra double bed at night. Off this was a very well stocked kitchenette.

Down an elegant spiral staircase was a large double bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and its own cable television.

We were greeted very warmly by the owner. The owner and staff were extremely helpful during our stay. While we were at the theatre, they even helped us in checking in online and printing our boarding passes for the flight home. They also printed off directions for us and arranged a cab for our return to the airport. We were given lots of treats like a chocolate cake when we arrived, cakes, cheese etc. Breakfast materials were provided so we could have breakfast at our own leisure.

The suite was beautifully furnished and lit and very well stocked with books, maps and magazines.

All in all, Inn New York City was the centre of an exceptionally enjoyable and wonderful holiday in New York City. We couldn't have wished for or dreamt of a better place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 April 2010

I go to New York on business and always stay by Times Square. My Wife and I decided to go to New York for fun, and took a chance and stayed here and tried out 3 of the 4 suites offered in this wonderful hotel. We never regretted our decision. The place was a highlight of the trip.
From the wonderful snacks offered, the the great hospitality for the people, everything was perfect. The perceived drawback of not being in the action, turned out to be a positive, as an excellent subway station was only a half block away, and it was great to come back and relax away from the bussle.
We sayed in the Opera, Spa and Library Suite, and all where excellent. I can not say which is my favourite, as all had at least one postive the others did not.
In retrosoect, the Opera room was the least spectacular room, but is had a wonderful patio overlooking a cute little garden, and great noon to afternoon sun. If the weather is good, I highly recommend it if you like relaxing on a patio. After staying in the other rooms we often remarked we would like to ask the person staying there is we could use his patio. It is also on the ground floor, which is nice.
The Spa room was great after walking around NYC all day. Central Park is only 3 blocks away, and after all day shopping orwalking, relaxing in the great tub, or a sauna was heaven.
The Library room was probably the nicest Suite, and the largest. You could live there.
But we missed the Spa, or the nice balcony. The the extra room was nice.

I highly recommend staying at this unique and fun place. I will alway have fond memories of staying here.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Chorley Lancs
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Reviewed 8 April 2010

My wife and I had previously stayed in a suite at one of the city's 5 star hotels. On this visit we realised we could have our own virtually private accommodation for the same price. We chose to stay in the Spa Suite which is the most expensive. Each of the 4 suites is on a different level with one being below ground level in the basement. It has to be said that Inn New York and a majority of the hotels in the city are at opposite ends of the spectrum for character. We have never experienced such a quirky place in all of our travels. From the sherry decanter and soft music in the entrance vestibule to the daily cakes and pastries that appear in the fridge, we were never short of nice touches to show someone cared about their role as hosts. Each room is crammed with artefacts, magazines, books, chocolates, the list goes on. Our suite was on the first floor and the door led straight into the bedroom. There was a gallery kitchen leading into the bath/spa area. The bed is very large and comfy. The kitchen is very well equipped. The bath/spa room is amazing but we both thought it was overdue a facelift and makeover. Its worth bearing in mind that this is a very old building with a lots of original features. On the last night of our visit we had a noisy family in the suite above. This coupled with the poor sound insulation of the windows resulted in a very restless night's sleep. Heavy sleepers may not find this an issue. Its worth noting that the other suites dont have a window onto the busy street at the front of the property. My guess is the top floor and the basement would be the quietest. All in all a fab place to stay. Its also worth mentioning that the rooms are spotless. The cleaning staff are outstanding. Is it worth the money? It depends on your needs and what deals are being offered by the hotels at the time. This place is unique and as such you would expect to pay extra for the privilege. One slight niggle was the extra charge for a late check out considering we had just paid for 7 nights in the top suite.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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New Jersey
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Reviewed 25 March 2010

We are in love with this hotel! From the consistent exceptional service to the beautiful comfortable rooms. It is our favorite hotel in New York! The staff is fabulous and always anticipating our needs. We had a very special stay again.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 March 2010

We came to NYC for a family birthday celebration and decided on Inn New York City. We've known about the place for 3 years and haven't managed to find the time to stay. We loved the Inn and appreciated the thoughtful extra touches (birthday cake, goodies, wine and cheese). The accommodations are lovely and comfortable...made us dream of having our own, restored brownstone on the West Side. Maybe someday. In the meantime, we plan on returning to the Inn New York City for our special occasions in the City.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 23 February 2010

My Dad I and stayed in the Vermont Suite for 6 days. My Dad had the main floor sofa bed and I had the bedroom down the spiral stairs. It was an excellent base for our NY city travels. It was close enough to everything without being in the middle of it all. What I loved most of all was the feeling I lived here, this was not a hotel room and it never felt like it anyway. Goodies were replenished as we used them and laundry was done for us TWICE! It was very hot a humid and we were not used to it at all. The Inn surpassed all of our expectations and nothing could come close to the feeling we lived there.

  • Stayed September 2009
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Reviewed 22 February 2010

My wife and I have found it---the perfect romantic getaway in the heart of Manhattan. There's no sign outside the building, just Victorian lights outside a West 71st Street brownstone 3 blocks from Central Park. But enter and you're in one of the classiest and most unique of any lodging experience I've had in the city, in fact the country (and I'm an experienced traveler). Ruth Mensch and her daughter have arranged their brownstone into 4 disctinctive living suites, each with its own character, living area, bedroom and fully equipped and stocked kitchen (no extra charge).

We booked the Spa Suite on the second floor, primarily because of its Sauna and Jacuzzi for 2 and, although it was more narrow than the other large suites (Opera, with tuned piano, and the huge Library Suite---there is a smaller, Vermont Suite that I wasn't able to see)), it was more than spacious. A bottle of wine with all the accompaniments (cheeses, fruits, etc., etc.), private label "welcome" chocolate cake, a full refrigerator, bagels, croissants, cereals, juices, etc. greeted us upon our arrival and were replenished for the second day of our stay. While the Suites are not inexpensive (we were able to get a price break off the listed rate because of availability and a last minute booking), the value is outstanding. Although our stay was for 2 days and to celebrate our anniversary, I'd also consider returning on a business trip where I don't require a cocktail lounge downstairs and would like to take refuge overnight from the "real world" to get the batteries recharged.

Two caveats---The Inn really isn't for young children and, since it's in a brownstone, you'll need to climb steps.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Inn New York City
Address: 266 W 71st St, New York City, NY 10023-3752
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side , Manhattan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#135 Family Hotel in New York City
#159 Business Hotel in New York City
#213 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Inn New York City 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inn New York City, a restored 19th century townhouse hotel on the upper west side, is a destination in itself. It is the ultimate in romance and exclusivity or just a great place to bring the family. Behind our unassuming and discreet façade are four sumptuous suites.The dramatic Opera Suite on the Parlor floor has a baby grand piano, a working fireplace, a stained glass ceiling and a quiet balcony overlooking the serene garden.Stay in the Spa Suite and indulge in your own personal spa with a Jacuzzi-for-two, sauna, rain shower and a king-size platform bed. In the Vermont Suite you will delight in our country style duplex tucked away with its own private entrance and a Victorian spiral staircase to the bedroom.The Library Suite is the most spacious with 14' pocket doors that can convert the living room to a 2nd bedroom. The suite has a working fireplace with an antique mantle, leaded-glass skylights, and a fine literary collection in its floor to ceiling bookcases.Each suite has a fully equipped kitchen stocked with complimentary wine, fruit basket, breakfast treats, snacks and beverages. 24 hour concierge, daily housekeeping and laundry services are provided with a judicious blend of presence and privacy. ... more   less 
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