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The Michelangelo Hotel
Ranked #40 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Hebron, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Little Gem found by Hotwire”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

My husband and I were going to be in town over night to see "Rocky" on Broadway. Having luck with the site in the past we decided to forgo the outrageous hotel rates of NYC and see what we could find on Hotwire and we were Blessed with The Micheangelo.
The location of this hotel was perfect for us. It is literally right across the street from the back entrance of the Winter Garden Theatre where Rocky was being performed. It is also only several blocks down from Times Square (you can see where the "ball" drops from the corner of the hotel).
We arrived early and though our room was not yet ready we were warmly greeted by the Doorman (who took and held our luggage) and the front desk clerk who gave us an E.T.A for when we could return. After a quick lunch, and trip to Times Square, we walked back to the hotel and waited in the lobby for the 1/2 hour it was going take to finish getting the room ready. At this point we were approached by the bellman, Henry. Henry was absolutely wonderful!!! He checked on our room several times for us without us having to ask. He also noticed my husband had difficulty walking and asked if we would like a room closer to the elevator so he didn't have to walk as far. We were very appreciative and said yes. He was very personable and very easy to talk to as we made our way up to the room. He had told us he had been there for 25 years and it was obvious he loved his job.
Whether intentional or not, the hotel's décor in the common areas had a very 1920's feel. It was great. Our room was very large and very comfortable. Bed linens, pillows, and bed were soft and beyond comfortable. The bathroom was also quite large. I loved the bath towels, they were huge!Everything was VERY clean.
A final plus to this hotel is that the check out was 1 pm. That is late by many standards.
There are a couple of small things that were slightly negative for us. For the most part you could not hear any traffic (inside or out), but being outside of the elevator, whenever the doors would open on our floor, there is a very loud "ding". This got annoying when it woke me up in the middle of the night. Although the bathroom's tub was a large garden tub perfect for soaking, the sides of the tub were VERY high. Have mobility issues, my husband was unable to step into the tub as he normally can. He had to sit on the side, swing his legs in and then stand up. Also, because the tub is so large there is not a lot of room, but they squeezed the toilet in the space. Your legs were literally hitting the toilet paper holder because it was so close to the toilet. In addition, there are very few electrical outlets throughout the room (At least in our room). I had to crawl on the floor to try and plug my cell phone in so it could be by the bed. Finally, everything (especially seating in common areas and carpeting throughout) felt a little worn.
Overall the place was great, we would recommend, and we would return.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Katherine S, Manager at The Michelangelo Hotel, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Thank you for the review! We will certainly pass on your kind words to Henry! We look forward to welcoming you back and next time can offer a walk in shower in loo of a tub. Please reach out directly so we can get you into the right room type for you!! You can reach us directly at reservations@michelangelohotel.com
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

Right around the corner from The MoMa. The rooms are a very nice size with great sized bathrooms. Very good location to Theaters. Nice quiet location and away from the hustle and bustle from Times Square.
One negative is the bar does not offer very much. I like coffee drinks and they did not have coffee or coffee drinks available. However, my stay was a couple years ago so may have changed since then. April 2012.
I do not know about Kids Activities but had to put something.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Katherine S, Manager at The Michelangelo Hotel, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Thank you for the review! Please come back.. it has been way too long! I am happy do report that we do offer coffee and espresso and in our lobby lounge, through room service and do have coffee makers for the rooms upon request!
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Needham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

Stayed here one night on a friend's recommendation. My choice of hotel was a bit challenging in terms of space and convenience as we were bringing my mother-in-law to the opera for her "bucket list". It proved to be an outstanding choice. An excellent location within very easy walking distance of Times Square, Central Park and area restaurants. From the moment we dropped off our car we encountered the most polite and friendly staff. We were very pleasantly surprised by the size of the room and by the reasonable cost. Downstairs bar was a great place to relax after a night at the opera.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Katherine S, Manager at The Michelangelo Hotel, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience and for making us your go to! Please come back soon!!
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Lewes, Delaware
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

After a busy day touring NYC this is the hotel you want to come back to. Pleasant, well appointed with an old world feel. Guests are treated like royalty, The staff could not have been more pleasant or helpful. Large, Euro style rooms for NYC. Easy walking to wherever you need to be. Lots of lovely eateries near by. Downstairs bar was a fun place to relax. Would not stay anywhere else. It was not hectic like most NYC hotels. But a haven!!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Katherine S, Manager at The Michelangelo Hotel, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and for posting such a nice review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!!
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

Pleasantly surprised! I've stayed in NYC before but never thought about this hotel until my wife's stylist recommended it. After reading some of the other reviews, I was a little concerned but can honestly say that (1) location was perfect, (2) the room was a very good size (large for NYC), (3) extremely reasonably priced, (4) the staff were courteous and professional, and (5) the continental breakfast was just right. I only wish I had known of the Michelangelo years ago!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Katherine S, Manager at The Michelangelo Hotel, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Thankfully you know about us now!! And we look forward to a long relationship together! We cant wait to see you again!
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Cheshire
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

We visited NYC for our Ruby Wedding anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Michelangelo. It's in a great position, an easy walk to Times Square and Central Park and there are lots of restaurants close by. We received a room upgrade at check-in and we were allowed to keep our room until 15.00 when we checked out allowing us to go directly to the airport for our flight back to the UK. The hotel is comfortable and quiet by NY standards. Although it bills itself as a 5* star hotel, due to it's small size, it doesn't have all the amenities that usually come with 5 stars. For instance, there isn't a restaurant, the a la carte breakfast is served in the bar, so I would advise you to check that it has the amenities your looking for before booking. Having said that, the lobby and rooms are 5 star standard and there are so many amenities close by. There is a free light breakfast served on level C, just beverages and pastries but adequate for us. There is free Wifi in the public areas but you have to pay $14.99 a day if you want it in your room.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Katherine S, Manager at The Michelangelo Hotel, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Thank you for the review! We hope you choose to stay with us the next time you come to New York for a visit. You can reach out directly at reservations@michelangelohotel.com
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Boston
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

We wound up in this hotel on a Hotwire deal. Of course, every place looks great on its own website. This one lived up to its billing. It's a small hotel, only 8 floors. Our room was quite large, with a large bathroom and separate vanity area. The location, corner of 51st and 7th, was great, with a number of different subway stations/lines within 2 blocks. Hop a train and you can be down in the East Village or up at the MetArt in minutes. (We highly recommend visiting the Met - and use their audio tour.) A couple of avenues over and you are at Rockefeller Center (Go to the Top of the Rock - it's 70 floors. Not as tall at the Empire State, but you aren't waiting in line for 2 hours either.) Service at the hotel was excellent. The only "con" was what they called "breakfast". Coffee and a few pastries is no big deal. There is, however, a great deli at 50th and 7th which serves an inexpensive breakfast. BOTTOM LINE: This hotel is definitely on the short list for future visits.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Katherine S, Manager at The Michelangelo Hotel, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Thank you so much for the great review! The coffee, Tea and Pastry we include is complimentary in the Tuscan room. We call it our Buondi Breakfast which is our way of saying have a great day in Italian. Next time for something a little heartier we recommend our A LA Cart breakfast offered in our Lobby Lounge!
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Property: The Michelangelo Hotel
Address: 152 West 51st Street, Between 6th and 7th Avenues, New York City, NY 10019-6813
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Times Square / Theater District , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Family Hotel in New York City
#31 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#35 Business Hotel in New York City
#37 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Michelangelo Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 179
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be our guest! You will be honored with all the attention and impeccable service you deserve. Experience a place that captures the imagination and attention of the world. So close to NY's Theatre District, Times Square's entertainment and corporate headquarters, proximity to Rockefeller Center--you are in the perfect corner of the city for all you wish to do. With meeting and personal event facilities, plan a perfect event with us. ... more   less 
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