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“Hotel staff try hard to please...despite a few shortfalls.”
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Da Vinci Hotel
Ranked #371 of 469 Hotels in New York City
Reviewed 2 August 2014

This was one of three NYC hotels I stayed in, during three stopovers in NYC during a nine-week vacation in USA, Bermuda and Canada.

I stayed here for 4 nights; the first night was not great; some room issues including NO wardrobe, no ability to adjust or open blinds, and no room information/folder, or telephone call instructions/ message retrieval etc. I had to drape my clothes in various places around the room; on the spare bed, over the bathroom door, on a lamp shade and off a painting which made for a messy and a depressing scene!

This was remedied the next day, when I was moved to another room that was fully provisioned and "operational."

Staff always very friendly and keen to please.

Excellent budget hotel; definitely "no frills" though. Perfect for those who do not plan to spend a lot of time in their room/s ; who want something clean safe and central/handy ...and prefer to save their extra dollars to spend elsewhere, rather than splurge on expensive accommodation.

Hotel quite basic, but clean linen/towels etc, secure and convenient location.
Good value too (apart from my first most uncomfortable and unsatisfactory day !)

European" pensione-feel" type, small hotel ...with (free) provided:- coffee, tea and rolls in foyer each morning. A nice touch!
( Just wish the jam had been "real jam"...rather than that awful American "jelly" full of high-fructose corn syrup ...that cheap genetically modified alternative, to real cane sugar that is helping all waistlines in USA expand ! ( Loaded into dressings, sauces, mustards etc too. Have a look at the labels!) ( Cane sugar is used in quality jam.)
Needless to say, I never ate the "jam!" But would have loved some, had the genuine article been provided.)

I would stay here again, if I wanted a budget stay in NYC?

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Hotel is in great location. Subway, stores, restaurants, central park - all are few minutes away,
Very clean rooms. Free WiFi in the room and two computers in addition in the lobby,
Rooms also include a small refrigirator and a deposit safe box.
Very helpfull and welcoming personnel.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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5  Thank David R
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Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

The best thing about this hotel is the location. Near times square and central park and many tube stations :) you can reach important things like times square, 4 2nd street and empire state building by foot in 5 - 15 minutes. Great!!! ... there is breakfast offered in the hotel, it is like ever second shop on the street, to take away and only sweet things like croissants, muffins and so on. It is ok for the first big hungry feeling in the morning, but there are some nice coffee shops near the hotel were you get really nice breakfast :).... the staff was very helpful to find the right way and by ordering a shuttle bus. ... wifi was only working near the reception. we had a room.in the 4th floor and it was not the hugest room I ever saw, but it was ok for two persons. The bed was about 1 meter or more high. A little.bit unusual but ok. The only thing I have to criticize is that the walls are very thin and in a hit summer night you have to turn on the cooler the whole night. Otherwise the room will be very warm.in about 10 minutes. I can recommend this hotel for all people with average standard ;) thanks

  • Stayed: June 2014
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1  Thank cityhopperin2014
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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed 4 nights in late June (booked mid-April). Travelled as a couple.

Now the room was tiny, the carpet was dirty & the air conditioner was noisy (it also worked very well given the 80 degree temps).

However, I chose this hotel for the following reasons (in order):
Private bathroom
Price
Location
Free wifi
Queen bed
Mini fridge
Free breakfast

& the hotel delivered on all of these ("breakfast" might be a stretch, but they provide free muffins).

If you're on budget & you understand what budget means (also remembering you're in midtown manhattan!) then this hotel should be satisfactory for you.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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5  Thank Melissa W
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Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for three nights, and while the location was great many other things were much less than stellar.

The great part is that you are located in the heart of midtown walking distance to so many great places including delicious restaurants!

The things that pretty much sucked were the following:

* broken toilet that wouldn't flush
* our television stopped working
* the light next to my bed side wouldn't turn off so you had to turn the lightbulb loose to turn it off
* the carpet was disgusting, and I felt I needed to wear my flip flops all around the room
* the towel rack kept falling off of the shower door

The bed was actually pretty comfortable, but overall I didn't feel too comfortable staying here and wouldn't again.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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2  Thank Kowalama
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Hotel's entrance is unimpressive and not marked clearly - you have to really crane your neck up above the canopy to see the name from the sidewalk. I only knew because I asked someone who was working at the restaurant below. Check-in was efficient and the front desk clerk was very informative about quirky things like the hard-to-find A/C switch, the free breakfast that's more like "refreshments", and the wi-fi information.
Room:
Stayed on the 2nd floor so it was easily accessible via the staircase behind front desk. However we were nestled way in the back of the hotel behind the elevator. This was good because it was very quiet and away from high traffic areas. We also heard virtually no traffic noise; I think I heard one fire truck siren (that's what you get for a view of a brick wall, right?) However the wi-fi signal in our room was virtually useless since we were so isolated. Room size is very small but hey, it's Manhattan, and a steal of a deal - what else is new! Mini-fridge really is mini, and closet isn't even high enough for a men's coat. Bathroom is marble-lined, true to its advertisement on the website, but the water in the shower leaked all over the bathroom floor. On our second morning to our horror there was a roach crawling around on our floor, it must have been close to 2 inches long.
Breakfast:
Served 7-10 in lobby. It really isn't much, just coffee and a few muffins & buns that run out very quickly.
Location:
This is the main selling point of the hotel. Located near 4 stations all walking-distance, to ABCDEF123 lines. You can really go anywhere! Also isn't far from 5th Av shopping district, Central Park, Broadway theatres, and Hell's Kitchen bars, restaurants, etc. If you take an express train, Penn Station is only 2 stops away!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank VTeight7
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We were supposed to spend 3 nights at this tiny hotel and we spent only 2 nights. They made sure to have us pay the entire 3 nights in advance.. The bed was worst than a hammock and the shower and AC didn't work properly..The room was smaller than my bathroom and they make you feel like you are coming from another planet when you complain about it!
NEVER AGAIN! Motel 6 is better than that!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank gaet69
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Additional Information about Da Vinci Hotel

Address: 244 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019-4306
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#43 Best Value Hotel in New York City
Price Range: £78 - £227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Da Vinci Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Heart of New York's busy midtown. ... more   less 
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