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“Upper West Side comfort” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Beacon
Ranked #59 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Upper West Side comfort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Stayed at Hotel Beacon for a family weekend. Had the 1 bedroom suite which featured a full kitchen. Room was very clean and surprisingly for a NY hotel, very quiet! We were near the elevators (UH OH!) but much to my surprise there was no noise from the hallways or the street.

Location is great and highly recommended over the hubbub of Times Square. Near Museum of Natural History, The Dakota, as well as Strawberry Fields of course. Subway is convenient to the hotel, and Uber will get you to the Broadway theaters for about $10. First experience using Uber in NYC and it was such a pleasure over the normal cab experience. While everyone was wildly hailing cabs after Wicked, we just waited calmly as our Uber driver cruised in to pick us up. There's a fierce competition between Uber and Lyft right now in NYC, so take advantage of getting black car service at less than taxi pricing.

Back to the hotel, staff was friendly, parking is at nearby self parking lots at expectedly high NYC prices. Doorman steered us to a garage that was slightly less at $46 a day.

Would stay again as it was an oasis of calm in the naked city!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
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Perth, Australia
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42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Hotel Beacon is a gem in a large city. Situated beautifully in upper west side, close to the 72nd St subway station, three blocks from central park and surrounded by great eating options. Rooms are clean and relaxing with amazing beds! Staff have been incredibly helpful but not obtrusive. Without being a pricey chain hotel,Beacon has the amenities without the price tag although it is boutique style too. Incredible fresh food markets just across the road open till 1am each day. All inall agreatexperience and highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gold Coast
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Our family stayed in a 1 bedroom suite which had a full kitchen which was great. Rooms are quite, clean and comfortable. Staff here are so lovely, nothing is ever a problem. Location is idea a block from the subway with a quick ride anywhere in New York! Accross the road is a Food Market which we made great use of for breakfasts or dinners in our rooms after long days in the city. If I'm ever back in NYC I would definetly come back here! :)

Room Tip: We had other friends staying all over hotel and all rooms were great.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Walnut Creek, California
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Our family of four stayed in a two-double room on an overnight in the middle of a larger trip, needing an upper-west-side location vs. our usual mid-town preferences and this compared reasonably favorably to others price-wise.
The room was sharp and comfy though beds were smaller than all other equivalent rooms on this trip (as, indeed, was the room itself but that's Manhattan...!). Staff was helpful, separate garage parking around the corner, subway just a block away, and you can enjoy a pleasant walk over to the park, down to Lincoln Center, up to Zabar's, Redeemer Pres., or take a not-bad taxi ride to the theaters or Rock. Ctr area. (No real on-site "coffee" etc. and wifi was poor.) I would definitely stay again, though more likely if it's just "the two of us" next time.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

My daughter and I stayed at this hotel last week so we could attend her Fordham freshman orientation. This location was very convenient to the Bronx. We had a car and it was about a 23 minute drive from the hotel to the Rose Hill campus on a Monday morning. If you don't have a car the hotel is very close to the subway. We were within easy walking distance of almost everything including Central Park, museums, shopping, The Upper West Side, where this hotel is located, is very nice. Our room was great. Very large for a NYC hotel room. Very clean. Great view of the city. Quiet. Nice little kitchen area which we did not need but could be very handy. Friendly and helpful staff. Overall a very pleasant stay and we will be returning here for sure.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Plymouth, Michigan
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269 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

I did a lot of research to find a nice hotel on Manhattan and close to the subway which would accommodate my husband and me, plus our teenage son and daughter. We needed three beds. That's hard to find without spending a fortune! At Hotel Beacon, you can get a suite that has two double beds and a queen-size sofa for a reasonable price. Perfect for our family! I liked this hotel a lot. It was stylishly appointed, and had a kitchenette with a stove, refrigerator, sink, coffee maker, microwave and dishes. There is a market right across the street and there are a lot of restaurants nearby. There were minor issues: We were by the elevator and it was noisy at times [room, 907]. The bathroom was really small and not ventilated plus had a chip on the tub, but that was a small price to pay for the rest of the amenities. We had problems with our AC unit and with our thermostats, but those were taken care of. We also had a problem at check in where they tried to tell us there was no suite available with two double beds and the sofa bed, though I had made the reservations 6 months in advance PLUS had called two days before check-in to verify. I absolutely would not hear of it, and they did somehow find us a room. Not sure what was up with that. Overall, I did like this hotel and would stay here again.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

This was our first time in NYC and the hotel was perfect for exploring Manhattan. Brilliant location, very clean, comfy beds, very spacious rooms and quiet. We did not overlook Central Park but as we were hardly ever in the room, we did not mind. Our room was a suite and really big with two rooms and a kitchenette. Fairways market just across the road stocks everything you could possibly need. Perfect for our needs. Would definitely go back!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Beacon
Address: 2130 Broadway at 75th Street, New York City, NY 10023-1724
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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
#48 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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