Very good location if you wanna be in the coolest part of Manhattan for shopping and eating out. The hotel is located about 300 yards (6 minutes walk- 3 blocks) from 3rd avenue station on L line in which from JFK airport takes just over an hour via Jamaica on E train. The hotel is about 10 minutes walk from St Marks place, Astor place, shopping vicinity of Broadway/Beeker, Washington Square park and around 5 minutes from Union Square. If you are sight seeing mid town is around 15 minutes by subway or taxi.
Within the area, 17th street is fairly quiet and there are some diners nearby and mini marts.
Room was quite small with old wooden decor and beige wall paper and carpet, mirror, cabinets and lamps and even a fireplace- the decors is somewhat 1920's New york but it felt unique and original. There was a double bed which was a bit old and shaky but nonetheless slept ok. The window was behind the bed and had and A/C unit attached which worked fine and there were plenty of plugs. Also a working safe, sink with mirror 3 towels and amenities (body lotion, shampoo and soaps) and a small TV (with cable). The furniture was in good condition clean and felt like a cowboy saloon room which I quite liked.
Bathroom is shared on floor down the corridor for 11 rooms. As there are two there was no problem waiting. One is smaller than the other but both are bath/shower combo with a toilet. As expected they were a bit dirty with hair in the plug hole but the shower worked fine.
WIFI is offered for free and is secure with a password- however you can only use one device. At times it is very slow and unresponsive- found it cannot really stream TV well, however its free which is rare in Manhattan. Did not notice any other facilities, there is a lift in which initially looks very daunting (old style door) but actually worked fine and was convenient being that I was on the 7th floor.
Staff were ok but only noticed staff at reception desk. Check-in was smooth and friendly and staff recommended a good diner to eat (juniors).
Overall its all about location and price and this hotel was the cheapest - the only annoying thing was the bathroom not in the room but generally worth it to be in this area. Would stay again as there is no other local competition in this price range
- 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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- Also Known As:
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