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“Excellent Stay”
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Hotel Beacon
Ranked #63 of 469 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 July 2014

There is not much to add as the many reviews demonstrate the quality of this hotel on the UWS. I was incredibly impressed by their immediate attention to my emails prior to our arrival. They were prepared for our visit and answered all my questions upon arrival.

As mentioned by others, the neighborhood is fantastic. I can't imagine ever staying in mid-town again. The proximity to the 72nd Street station on the 1,2, and 3 trains and the express option to get downtown is a huge bonus.

The size of the room and value based upon NYC prices is without question. We will be returning to the Beacon. The staff made our stay quite pleasant.

Room Tip: Get a high floor for great views of the Manhattan skyline.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Our family of six were extremely pleased with the accommodations at Hotel Beacon. We booked a two bedroom suite and were not disappointed. Plenty of room for everyone, two bathrooms, a comfortable living and kitchen area. The upper west side location was perfect and the staff was extremely helpful. Grocery stores across the street, Museum of Natural History is a short walk and a subway stop a couple blocks away. We look forward to returning.

Room Tip: Higher the room the quieter it is. Bring a sound machine just in case.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

First things first: If you like Times Square, then don't stay at the Beacon. If, on the other hand, you want to experience New York as New Yorkers do, then don't miss this fantastic hotel. We stayed in a two-room suite that was giant by NYC standards, and even had a full kitchen. Wish we'd known about that when our two kids were small. The staff is exceptionally friendly, the location is phenomenal (fabulous restaurants and the 72d St. subway station all within 2 minutes' walk), the room was quiet and comfortable, and the price is extremely reasonable. Will stay at the Beacon whenever we visit the city from now on!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Location is perfect! Our one bedroom suite accommodation was perfect! Can't recommend this hotel enough. Stayed here for 3-nights at the beginning of travelling Coast to Coast USA. With the superb Fairways store across the road - marvellous store. So many things to see within walking distance from the hotel. If thinking of staying here, think no more!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

I really wanted to like this hotel based on recommendations and other reviews.
The good things: Location is great, away from the busy midtown area but readily accessible, <5mins walk to subway, 3 blocks from central park. We had a one bedroom suite which was spacious and clean with a small functional kitchenette including refrigerator. Market across the road for any foodstuffs that you might need. Beds were comfortable. Laundry room with washers and driers.
Nice restaurant next door, lots of cafes within a short walk.
The bad things: sofa bed was quite uncomfortable with a thin mattress and bars sticking into back and shoulders. The elevators could be quite slow, often a wait for one to arrive. Our big problem, though, was the A/C in the bedroom which malfunctioned for 3 of the 5 nights we were there, cycling on and off resulting in sporadic noise making it impossible to sleep. We were told twice that it was fixed, but the problem recurred. Sleep disturbance turned a positive stay into an only ok one, at best.
Wifi available, but not uncommon to be told that "all available access is in use, please try later". That is irritating.
Oh yeah, and the bar: $16 for a glass of average wine, avoid it!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

We spent 5 days at this hotel after a 14 day bus trip around Eastern US and used it as a base 'to do' New York and it's was superb. We were in room 708 and had a lovely view over Broadway. On 75th and Broadway the Beacon is just a 5 min walk to Central Park, and far enough away from Time Square and the down town rat race to be almost sedate - but still close enough and has got plenty of great nearby eateries and some quality boutique shopping and a great food market [Fairway] over the road where you can "get anything" and really well priced. Rooms have a small well equipped kitchen including microwave, small stove and fridge so can do your own breakfasts (or other meals) - oh - and lovely beds AND the room was thoroughly cleaned daily - not always our experience in US. The hotel had the best wash house we saw in 15 hotels on our trip with Maeteg washing machines and drivers and well priced to do your washing and drying. An on site small boutique bar had happy hour daily from 5-7 (as did many others and eateries) but being on site, provided a good interaction opportunity with other guests. Front office staff superb including Concierge and Bellmen. When needed, subway is one block away, bus stop almost at door and taxi only $15 to Times Square and other down town spots. We thoroughly enjoyed this hotel and definitely recommend it and if we return to NY will without doubt be our hotel of choice. Thanks to all at Beacon you helped make our NY stopover so enjoyable.

Room Tip: Any room that looks out over Broadway good and get good afternoon sun
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

I have stayed here 3 times, most recently in June 2014. The rooms are huge by New York standards, and beautifully furnished. The location is fabulous - only one stop from Times Square if you catch the express 2 or 3 line trains. So close to Central Park, the Lincoln Centre and great restaurants. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Having a kitchen in the rooms is great, particularly with the market across the road, it meant we could buy breakfast supplies. Love this hotel, it will always be my first choice in Manhattan.

Stayed: June 2014
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Address: 2130 Broadway at 75th Street, New York City, NY 10023
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Family Hotel in New York City
#34 Business Hotel in New York City
#36 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#54 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range: £130 - £498 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Beacon 4*
Number of rooms: 278
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Hotel Beacon NYC, a haven of comfort amid the bustling excitement of New York City. Located on the historic Upper West Side, amid tree-lined streets and landmark buildings, the hotel is a beacon for relaxation. Friendly and accommodating, we offer handsomely decorated, oversized guestrooms and suites. With wonderful views of Central Park, the Hudson River and Midtown Manhattan, the Beacon is the perfect vantage point from which to venture anywhere in New York. And when your busy day is done, you'll have a perfect place to come home to. ... more   less 
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