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Shoreham
Ranked #321 of 468 Hotels in New York City
Ohio City, Colorado
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5 reviews
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“second time staying”
Reviewed 9 December 2013

The only complaint I have is the construction on I-75. This was our second time staying at this hotel in this location. They didn't have a queen double so they gave us a King deluxe. The room was a corner room which I loved. It was so clean everything looked new.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Erin P
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Gissel B, Manager at Shoreham, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear Erin P,

Thank you staying with us here at The Shoreham and for providing us feedback following your stay. We pride ourselves in providing the best customer service experience possible. I’m very pleased that you loved the location of The Shoreham . It’s definitely one of the major features that makes our hotel so special. It brings me great pleasure to know that you were most impressed with your roomand its cleanliness. We look forward to welcoming you back!!

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Gissel Barriola
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Sag Harbor, New York
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

I chose this hotel based on location, and the location was the only positive thing about our stay. Upon check-in the hotel did not have the room I had reserved (2 queen beds, non-smoking) so they offered to "upgrade" us to the penthouse level. Prior to taking the "upgrade" I was told it was 1 king bed and a pull out sofa, that I was assured was comfortable. It was a queen bed and futon. The room itself was larger in square footage but ultimately, we had to give up a bed. When we got in that evening, the room across the hall was having a party. At 10:45, we asked the front desk to handle the VERY LOUD party. Front desk (in a not overly friendly manner) explained that they were already aware of the party and were handling it. I waited until after 11pm, went back and requested they handle the situation. The front desk person, knocked on the door (saw a party) asked them to be quiet and walked away. The party continued (sounded like a dorm room "chug! chug! chug!") The room across the hall had a balcony (that wrapped around the exterior of our room) and the group had graciously taken the party outside. It's now midnight so I asked the front desk for a room change.

We were sent to a smoking floor (assured it didn't smell like smoke and yes it did) with another queen bed and futon. At this point, sleep was the priority so we switched rooms. Please note, management didn't offer to help move our things, or set up the sofa bed (since we obviously were not getting the 2 queen beds originally booked). The room was freezing, and there's no thermostat, it's a large hot air vent/fan. It's extremely dry and made the room super hot, so it had to be turned off but by the morning, it was freezing again. One of the televisions in the room also did not work. At this point we were facing 55th and on a lower level, I felt like we were sleeping on the street. It was extremely LOUD. I've stayed many times in NYC (multiple times a year), most recently in Times Square. In all of my stays I have never heard so much street noise in my room. Possibly the hotel needs to do some upgrades in their windows.

Front desk did not apologize for ANY of the inconveniences. Upon checkout, the staff did not even ask about our stay.

The hotel needs updating; carpets are dirty, furniture was mostly microfiber and appeared to be stained. I would never stay there again nor would I recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Gissel B, Manager at Shoreham, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear Amy_M06,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to provide our hotel with your feedback. I apologize on behalf of the hotel, for not providing you with the experience you had hoped for; please know our team has been notified of your experience and they hope for your return, so that we may make it up to you. If you decide to give us another try, please feel free to contact me and I will make sure your stay will be nothing short of perfect. Thanks you again for your time, and have a great day.

Regards,

Gissel Barriola
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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

Went to the shoreham for a birthday weekend. Stayed on the 7th floor overlooking 55th street. Rooms were clean, small in size but we expected that. Staff was vey helpful and accommodating. Location is perfect. Walking distance to many areas. Only complaint we had is that the key to our room didn't work two times and required going back to the desk. We would def stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Debbie L
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Gissel B, Manager at Shoreham, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Dear Debbie L,

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your recent stay. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed our location and our staff was helpful! We pride ourselves in making every guest stay as memorable as possible. We hope that you will choose to stay with us in your future stays in NYC. Please feel free to call me directly; we will do our best to top your last stay!


Best,

Gissel Barriola
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Tiny rooms ( and we had the "penthouse" level). Outdated. Our room assignment was messed up several times. They sent us 4 times to one room-we kept telling them our key didn't work. Instead of checking it themselves, they sent us up and down their slow elevator each time. On the fourth time, and Asian couple that had just come in on a very long flight, politely told us the room was occupied, we had awoken them trying to get our key to work. No apology from mgr. The bar was dingy and outdated, and the "free" breakfast they comped us for our trouble was continental and apparently given to about everybody-and was very poor on choices, we ate out instead. Location is awesome though. We have stayed in NYC a lot, and this was definitely about the worst. A couple of employees were outstanding though, I wish I remembered their names to mention them.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Gissel B, Manager at Shoreham, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Dear Dutchgirl6319,

Thanks for the feedback on your most recent stay. I'm disappointed to hear that you experienced some service issues, and I assure you this is not typical of the customer service we provide. If you decide to give us another chance please feel free to reach out to me directly for your future booking needs.

Regards,

Gissel Barriola
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Chicago, Il
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Our room (originally 301) was spacious and clean but the heat didn't work (in New York in the winter). The night desk person (John) and the night maintenance manager (Mo) did their best. They moved us to another nearly identical room (401). They did try to upgrade us but the only available upgrade was the Penthouse and they didn't want to update us to a $2500 room for 6 more nights. Not that I blame them. I was told that the heat in the hotel turns on at 65 degrees and turns off at 75. I'm sorry but 65 degrees is cold for a hotel.

The bed in 301 was almost as hard as a cement floor. With barely any trace of the "pillow top" mattress" they advertise. The bed in 401 was obviously old where my wife and I would sink in the middle.

The shower is amazing. Tons of pressure and 5 heads. The sink area is really too small to actually shave without difficulty.

Several reviews mentioned free internet. This is no longer the case, it is $15 per day per device. Internet is free in the "public" areas. There really isn't much of a lobby with just two benches near the door and a few tables outside the restaurant.

For my wife and I that could be as much as $60/day for her phone, her ipad, my phone and my laptop. For $200 per night average this should be included.

Their website advertises a free glass of Champaign upon check in. We were not offered that. The website also states that there are complimentary shoe shines. This is not the case. At least the lady on the desk was completely unaware of this and didn't know it was on the website.

I tried to print out the website amenities list in their "business center". However, their printer didn't work and their keyboard barely worked. Their business center consists of a single computer with a miniature keyboard with a built in mini trackball and a nonworking printer.

Multiple times we needed to ask at the front desk for towels because housekeeping would take towels and not replace them.

The ice buckets either don't have tops at all or the tops are missing the handle. This appears very shoddy, One time we asked for ice it took more than 30 minutes and I had to ask twice.

When we asked for a cappuccino in the restaurant at about 10 at night it took more than 10 minutes.

The location is about 2 1/2 blocks east of Times Square and less than a block from 5th avenue shopping.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank CoupleFromChicago123
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Gissel B, Manager at Shoreham, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Dear Couplefromchicago123,

Thanks for the feedback on your most recent stay. I’m disappointed to hear that you experienced some service issues, and I assure you this is not typical of the customer service we provide. Our team has been made aware of the key issues we can improve on. We wish you will reconsider staying with us in the future for all of your New York City stays. Please feel free to contact me directly; we’ll do our best to offer you the best available rate and regain your confidence in us.


Regards,

Gissel Barriola
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

I stayed at The Shoreham this weekend on a trip to NYC with friends. I do frequent the city a lot and found this boutique hotel to be one of the better ones. The staff was ultra friendly and we were offered champagne upon arrival. The front desk guy Jonathan was great and very helpful! We had a suite which was a good size and a bonus a massage chair...only negative I would really say was the room smelled like smoke. Other than that the room and hotel were clean.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Thank Rumrunner2485
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Gissel B, Manager at Shoreham, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Dear Rumrunner2485,

Thank you staying with us here at The Shoreham and for providing us feedback following your stay. We pride ourselves in providing the best customer service experience possible. I’m very pleased that you loved the location of The Shoreham and our Front desk team! Jonathan is one of our shining stars, we are lucky to have him. We look forward to welcoming you back!!

Regards,

Gissel Barriola
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I stayed at the Shoreham November 19 to 21, 2013. Seemed like a great rate on a 4 star. Should have known...no way is this a 4 star. My experience was very average 3 star.
Wait to check in because there was only one person working in the tiny lobby. Was not busy, there was just only one person doing everything.
Small but clean room, very drab and grey. Could not change because they were full. Bathroom was okay. Good sized shower but tiny metal (prison cell) sink. Not sure if this was a renovated room or not. They were doing some updates. Small tight hallways and elevators.
Location was good, my wifi was free. In reading the other reviews it seems there is probably a lot of variation in rooms and rates.
Not a bad hotel for the money, not great but no way a 4 star. Okay if you get a good deal and you have the right expectations.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Gissel B, Manager at Shoreham, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Dear Src321,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to provide our hotel with your feedback. I apologize on behalf of the hotel, for not providing you with the experience you had hoped for; please know our team has been notified of your experience and they hope for your return, so that we may make it up to you. If you decide to give us another try, please feel free to contact me and I will make sure your stay will be nothing short of perfect. Thanks you again for your time, and have a great day.

Warm Regards,

Gissel Barriola
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Property: Shoreham
Address: 33 W 55th St, Just off of Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-4999
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#198 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Shoreham 4*
Number of rooms: 178
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SHOREHAM is a fashionable retreat dedicated to the experience of design. Flat-screen monitors throughout the property feature an array of video and interactive art with vibrant images of nature in motion. The hotel offers a variety of accommodations ranging from superior to specialty suites available with king, queen or two queen-sized beds. Signature amenities include invigorating five-head hydro-massage showers in junior suites and select rooms, iJoy massage chairs, Bose Wave(R) radio CD players, Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Guest room baths are appointed with high-gloss white marble tile, gray slate vanity tops, brushed stainless steel sinks with satin nickel fixtures and bath amenities. SHOREHAM is perfectly positioned just steps away from the top shops of Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Broadway and more! ... more   less 
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