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The Evelyn
Ranked #278 of 473 Hotels in New York City
Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

When we arrived past midnight to check-in, we were nervous with the bare, empty, and poorly lit lobby. The check-in was quick and the staff was polite and helpful. We got a room on the 10th floor and were surprised with a quirky, super clean two-room suite. The views were not great, and the bathroom was small and smelled slightly if mildew. The bathroom was clean the the linens and towels were top shelf. The beds were some of the comfiest we have slept in.

Now for the interesting part...upon throwing open the curtains the next morning, we were "treated" to an impromptu one man show through the window of an apt. building next door. Although this could be off putting or enticing, it was not a reflection on the hotel. We lived our stay!

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

That's what we had in our bathroom! It was one of these chilly spring days in NYC and they weren't able to turn on the AC? We were kinda freezing there and having to face the cockroach problem... Front desk was kind, but all they could do was clean up the bath for us... Don't see me again in this hotel.

Stayed: May 2013
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GershwinManagement, General Manager at The Evelyn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2013

Dear Letsocal,

Please accept my sincerest apologies. I know an apology doesn't change such an uncomfortable expierience, but I do welcome an opportunity to personally discuss this situation with you.

Please contact me directly at jagosto@gershwinhotel.com.

Regards,

John David Agosto
General Manager

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Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

Don't expect anything fancy - it's a budget hotel. That said, it's not a bad choice for a cheaper option in manhattan - good location in the heart of midtown and friendly staff. Beds were surprising comfy!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

I choose this Hotel firstly by the look of it.... then I checked reviews on Tripadvisor and were very oood .... so I decided that was the Hotel for my Holiday......
I was more than right ..!!!!
The Hotel is Fantastic, very special,
It's close to the centre, the Room very cleaned, we always had good sleep.
I must underline what made the difference and gave the extra to our stay at the Gershwin Hotel were Jeremy and Luigi, always there to help you if you needed and with a big Smile.
Well done guys...!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Relative to other New York hotels, the nightly rate at the Gershwin may attract you. If you're not familar with New York, don't believe the "hype" -- Stay somewhere else! The Gershwin -- which has been taken over by a foreign, money-grubbing, off-site corporate conglomerate -- is an old (over) rated 2 star hostel -- not hotel -- with old, creepy with 19th Century flea market and dumpster retrieved furniture and furnishing which is being passing off as "unique design elements reminiscent of pre-war New York décor... [with] art work from various artists is displayed in the room." [--] to the maximum! What you get are a few 50 year old, paint-pealing, Andy Warhol reproductions of "Marilyn".

The only attraction to this well-worn "creepy-hollow" is the location on 27th. There are no guest amenities except a brick of a bed and a "tempermentally" flushing toliet that runs over at-will in what is called a bathroom with a painted-shut window! Guest are treated like inmates rather than paying clientele (at a not-so-cheap rate of $300/pn)! The staff's "I don't care if you ever come back" attitude is -- as a world traveler who have stayed in some of the best.. and some really bad hotels through the world -- I can say with certainty is among the worse I've ever endured anywhere!

New York has far too many nicer hotels which offer real amenities and with staffs who have been trained how to treat guests. If you want to enjoy your NY experience stress-free, do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Cassieisqueen
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Nathalia S, General Manager at The Evelyn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

Dear Cassieisqueen :

I’m incredibly disappointed you had an unpleasant experience. Our goal is to exceed guest’s expectations by providing a comfortable environment with exemplary service.

I understand The Gershwin was not to your liking and your expectations haven’t been met; however we are excited our hotel has transitioned to private room accommodations. We are committed to grow until we achieve perfection.

I’m looking forward to discuss your stay further if you could please contact me directly.

Sincerely,

John Agosto
General Manager

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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Older style rooms but clean and confortable. Friendly helpful staff. Good location in mid town Manhattan not far from empire state.
Tip: Skip the sex museum on the corner you would learn as much in high school sex education class.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

I stayed in this hotel with two friends in September 2013 and we all agreed that the beds were the most comfortable beds we had ever slept in. Our rooms are fine, bathrooms needed some attention and the shower wasn't great but for the price it was great value. The staff are great too.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: 7 East 27th Street, New York City, NY 10016-8701 (Formerly The Gershwin Hotel)
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Region: United States > New York > New York City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#185 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range: £101 - £267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Evelyn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Evelyn formerly The Gershwin Hotel is now offering newly residential inspired rooms with references to an Art Nouveau Style. Our NoMad hotel is inspired by the musical and art heritage of the neighborhood, which was the epicenter of the popular music industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The music theme is reflected throughout the rooms, corridors and bathrooms. The NoMad District (now also known as "NoMad" - North of Madison Square Park) is now one of Manhattan's most popular neighborhoods, characterized by its beautiful and historic architecture, exceptional bars and restaurants tucked away on quiet side streets, and many other attractions. Centered around Madison Square Park, the NoMad District is within walking distance of Midtown, Union Square, Greenwich Village, and NYU. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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