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“Quite Acceptable/a Real Bargain” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel 17
Ranked #262 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Quite Acceptable/a Real Bargain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011

This is a hotel that was originally designed for working class people who lived there permanently. You have to share a bathroom. Plus the decor is extremely dark and gloomy.
Otherwise it is a perfectly OK place to stay if you can stand a small room. Everything was very clean and the housekeeping was excellent. Seldom a wait for the elevator and no waits for the several, very tidy bathrooms. It's on a quiet, tree lined street near Union Square. I lived in NYC for twenty years and never head any mention of this hotel. It is probably the best bargain in Manhattan. I paid a low rate, lower than other hotels in Queens and New Jersey.
This is an especially good choice for young people who can ignore the depressing decor. Never found any place cheaper in NYC and certainly not with this level of cleanliness.

Room Tip: If you need to economize, this is THE place in New York. I was amazed.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011

We loved Hotel 17. It was half of the price of the hotel we usually stay. It is also half the size, but who goes to Greenwich village to stay in your room. Hallway shared bathrooms were close, clean and available. Interesting attraction and eattery's near by. We plan to stay again!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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NY/NJ
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422 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011

First off, I've stayed at many 4 star hotels, and this isn't one of them. However, when you're sending your own nickle and its not on the corporate charge, this wasn't half bad. If you are used to spacious room and fancy decor, private baths, etc, this isn't your place. But if you are looking for a clean, comfortable place to sleep, you can't beat this place. Yes, I could touch both walls of my room, at the same time, but who cares,....all I wanted was a clean comfy bed, and I got that. The shared bath was no problem either. My guess is that there were 6 or 7 rroms along my corridor on the first floor and two baths. Both times I needed to use it, there wasn't a line. And it was clean. So, if you want a doorman, a mini-bar, robe and slippers, and a view of Central Park, this isn't the place. But if you are attneding an event in the city, don't want to travel home that night and need to be back in the office first thing in the morning, this place does it for you.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2011

Wasn't sure how we'd like sharing a bathroom, but they really do keep the whole place very clean. I loved the old woodwork too, and even the narrow hallways. We had a double room, #704, and had plenty of space, even to do yoga. At first we asked for a room at the back for quiet, but it was much smaller than the #04 number rooms. A good value.

Room Tip: For double rooms, ask for a number such as 604 or 704 - for more space. Still quiet and away from ba...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

we had no issues with Hotel 17. A one-night stay yielded no problems even though we had to share the toilet/shower rooms--we didn't even see other people on our floor, even though we know the place was quite booked. The place was clean enough. The rooms are small, like they are in the UK and Europe. The rooms have sinks. No appliances for heating water for tea or instant coffee. Weak in-room hair dryer. Location is quite good, close enough walk to Union Square. East Village-ish.

Room Tip: 615 was quiet, even though it faces the street
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

Stayed here in a double bed w/shared bath. Room was tiny, 5x10 tops & you could hardly move with two pieces of furniture. Staff was average. Hotel was very clean, very unique old decor. Excellent spot near union station & young happening area of 2nd ave down to 9th. Rooms on streets side are noisy.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

I was worried about staying in this hotel after reading the reviews but I did not have 1 single problem with it. Yes the rooms are small & the halls are thin & there are shared bathrooms etc, but the bathrooms were always spotless. Plus your in NYC. Your not going to be spending a great amount of time in your room......if you are then your in the wrong place! Lovely little hotel for the price you pay

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel 17
Address: 225 East 17th Street, New York City, NY 10003-3699
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Gramercy Park , Manhattan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#221 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 17 2*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With its old-world charm marked by European style, Hotel 17 is designed to attract international tourists from near and far to visit and explore our Great City of New York. Our hotel in lower Midtown Manhattan places you in the center of convenience and visiting New York City attractions are accessible by walking or by public transportation. As Manhattan's best neighborhood city hotel, Hotel 17 is also the best reviewed hotel. New York Magazine and the New York Times articles defined the beauty and history of our New York City landmark building. Hotel 17 fame also appeared in the 1993 Woody Allen film 'Manhattan Murder Mystery' and was the site for photo shoots in Madonna's Sex book. Fashion magazine, such as GQ, Elle, and Vogue, favored our hotel setting for fashion shoots. ... more   less 
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