Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 801
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BellyBetty Home away from home
We have stayed at this property on a few trips to NYC. There is always a friendly welcome. Many of the staff are familiar faces to us as we are to them. Everyone is very accommodating and helpful.
Staying here, we feel that we are in a "neighborhood" with so many small restaurants to choose from on 8th, 9th and 10th Avenues. We are away from the commercial hustle and bustle but close enough if we want it. And let us remember that we are walking distance to Times Square and the theatre district.
We stayed in a newly renovated room and found the bed comfortable and the new room furnishings perfect for all our stuff. The TV is state of the art high definition and we enjoyed watching a movie--better than our TV at home.
We will definitely be back. Thank you to each and every employee for making us feel so much at home.
November 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DW2H A new old favorite
We stay at this Holiday Inn every year in the Fall to catch up on shows, museums, and shopping. The location is perfect for walking almost everywhere, and even though it was getting run down, we remained loyal and booked our 4 day stay as usual for last weekend. We are IHG rewards members, and the entire stay was on points. Well, what a surprise we had when we expected our same old room and opened the door of a newly renovated suite (an unexpected upgrade!!) with a balcony! Clean, comfortable, and quiet, with a large flat screen t.v. and refrigerator to stash wine and cheese made it feel like home away from home. The staff is very friendly and the Gotham Cafe is a great place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, especially if you're pressed for time.
If you haven't returned because it was getting rundown, come back.... you won't be sorry you did!
P.S. The first night was warm because they had already switched off the air-conditioning... but the windows open, so we adjusted.... a small issue considering everything else.
November 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Theatrefan 5 nights at a very good location in New York
We stayed 5 nights at the hotel. The first thing to say is that this is a very good location. It is only a short walk to Columbus Circle and the park, and only a moderate walk to dozens of places such as MOMA and Times Square. There are plenty of restaurants near by in 9th Avenue and 56th Street that won't break the bank. On the down side the hotel is outdated and somewhat tired. When you have to cope with old infrastructure like this, things are never going to be perfect. The air conditioning whirred away but seemed to do nothing to cool the room down, the ice machine on the 3rd floor was inoperative for the whole stay (with no apparent action to fix it#, and the bathroom could only be described as quaint #and we were in a deluxe room#. Nevertheless the staff did their best and breakfast was very good. On the question of staff, there generally seemed to be a surfeit of these in the lobby area and entrance arranging transport and offering to carry luggage etc. which was somewhat intimidating. In our opinion this was unnecessary. Yellow taxis pass the hotel all the time and all you have to do is step outside and hail one - 30 seconds maximum. You don't need a black limousine. This applies to flat fare JFK journeys as well. Also all you need is several self-service trolleys as you would find in every other Holiday Inn #and we have stayed in dozens#. Anyway in spite of all this we had a great time in New York and the problems at the hotel didn't detract from the overall experience. We would stay here again just because of the excellent location #and the breakfasts).
November 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KendraBra Very good Hotel
I really enjoy my experience at Holliday Inn! The services are perfect: good room, comfortable bed, very nice apartment. I have just a coment about the light on my bed, just lampshades what made my room a little dark sometimes, but we loved our stay. I have speciall coments about the crew, everybody was super nice and attencious with us, helping us to find a perfect Brodway show and showing us the best way to get to the airport with comfort and exclusive. My husband and I felt VIP! Thank you all!!
November 5, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Psuedo Poor Experience
I recently stayed for 4 nights which was not a good experience. The hotel had just changed from AC to heat and it was a very warm fall week. We had to keep the windows open all night because it was stifling in the room. We then had to keep the shades open so that air would come into the room. This allowed the surrounding lights into the room the entire night.
The bath tab tiles were also a problem. Looks like they had tried to be repaired several times and all that they did was add additional grout which barely kept the tiles on the wall.
The room and floor smelled old, and cigarette smoke lingered from days when smoking was allowed.
November 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Diel Good location
Location of the hotel is good. Close to central park and 5th avenue.
Hotel is well equiped and has spacious rooms and is clean.
One minor point is the elevator. The elevators are old and need to be repalced for modern and fast elevators.
Other then that all ok.
November 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VOC131 Great stay! Highly recommend it to anyone.
The room was in a great location. Right next to Central Park. Friendly staff. Were even able to accomodate our late flight departure and gave us a late check out. The room was very clean -staff provided fresh towels everyday. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Manhattan, it was our first time to the city, we flew in from San Diego and no regrets on our hotel choice. The only bad thing I guess you could say is there were no curtains to block the light in the morning but in a way that got us out of bed earlier which was a good thing.
November 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JohnG27 A very pleasant long stay.
Had a very good stay for 8 nights in October with my fam. of 3. The staff is helpfull and the breakfast is of a very good quality with variety in the buffet. Didn't take a dinner in the Hotel because we were in te city around dinner time every night. The (double bed) room was big (for NY standards) and every day we enjoyed a properly cleaned room. Would definitely recommend this hotel to other IHG members Stayed on points and enjoyed the extended check-out (til 2 o clock) Besides that they offer a limousine service to the airport for 60 dollar (excl.. tip.) That's a good deal because a regular yellow cab charges even more and has not enough space if you have a lot of suitcases like we had. So this is a nice hotel near tot Central Park and close to the subway at Columbus Square.
November 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by grumpy6 We just love this hotel!
This hotel is in a great location. If you are used to walking, it is within walking distance to Lincoln Center and Central Park and a little further to Times Square. The rooms have been updated, beds are very comfortable. It is a short cab ride to most of the tourist stops. Staff is friendly and seem to enjoy working here. It has a neighborhood feel. We will be back.
October 29, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Musti Staff Service is not good !
1. Clean lady once shouted at my wife, once she (my wife was trying to help her) but putting the extra things outside the room.
2. A parcel was deliveried to my wife's name on 17th of oct. We stayed at the hotel till 21st of Oct . We called 3 times to the receiption and visited the front desk onec to ask about the parcel. We were continously told that parcel has not been delivered. Once we reached back to our home country , and called again. We were told that Parcel has been delivered since 17th of oct. We have asked the Hotel Management to DHL the parcel to Kenya now, so far no progress on that .
October 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Drsabres Great room accomodations and location
For the price and location this hotel is excellent! One downfall was the unfriendly and unwelcoming bar/restaurant staff. For example, I was told I couldn't sit at any of the empty tables sorrounding the bar unless I spent $20 minimium. Everyone else at the hotel was very helpful and nice, but AGAIN I DO NOT RECOMMEND wasting your time at the bar or restraurant in the hotel as there are many other good places to eat or grab a drink just a 5 min walk away.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rupie2010 2 nights in Gotham
Friendly, homely and very convenient. Please credit to my rewards club# 234946677. Forgot to do it at hotel.
October 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Maisy Great Staff
Hotel was clean. Hotel staff was excellent and very helpful.
October 23, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Chip7657 Convenient Location, average hotel
I am in NYC monthly for work. I typically stay at the Holiday Inn Express near Madison Square Garden. That place is awesome. My meetings all seemed to be uptown this time, so I decided to check out this hotel. First impression - bell hops standing outside talking with each other were annoyed when I asked where the valet parking was. Valet parking took more than 20 minutes which made me late for my meeting. Check in was pretty fast and they were polite. Hotel room was clean, but needs bed updates. Bathroom was funny shaped. The sprinkler was all rusty and gross and it looked like it should be replaced or repainted. Hotel halls a bit beat up and so was the entire facility. Cleaning staff was exceptionally nice. Concierge explained that she was closed and couldn't help me when I came to ask for something. The room doors are very loud when they close. I kept being woken up by slamming doors. I tried very hard not to slam mine, but construction made it difficult. Guests next door to my room were loud and the walls were thin. Breakfast was sufficient and I was given complimentary breakfast as a gold club member. The hotel was very convenient to my meetings and the subway. I wouldn't rule it out, but it was definitely not a good experience compared to most of my other Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express experiences throughout the country.
October 23, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Magneet Ok Hotel
Just an average Holiday Inn that needs some lobby and restaurant updating. Rooms are ok.
October 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mel20 Convenient Location, very clean.
Staff was very accommodating. Check in was fast and easy. Having the valet service for my car was convenient.
October 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Astrid21 Great menu card and great cook!
The location of the hotel is fantastic! In no time you reach the subway and Central Park! Easy to find cafés and shops in the neighbourhood!
All in all, the hotel is fairly old, but still functional.
The shower works very well (warm water at any time!), but the flush of the toilet is extremely noisy. Sleep was difficult to get because the bathroom is very badly soundproofed. Some guests behave without any respect for the others at any time of the night. Security guards are efficient, though. In the middle of the night they might invite some 'guests' to leave. Wonderful TV set and it is just great to have a kettle in the room! In addition to that, rooms are wide!
Most of the staff members are really helpful, open and efficient.
Nice to have a giftshop Inside the hotel, yet the staff there is not interested enough in their job.
The restaurant is a great place. Plenty on the plates and excellent food!
If I have to stay again in N-Y, I'll probably go back to the Holiday Inn Hotel! And I will recommend it to my friends!
October 21, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jai1953 Poor Stay
Left the room at 10am returned at 7pm to shower to go out and room was not cleaned. Had to wait 45 min for someone to come and clean it., Went to check out, elevators down, called for help, no one came so 61 yr old had to carry 3 large suitcases down 5 flights of stairs and when we told front desk there was no response, we were stared at like we were aliens. I mentioned he could have had a heart attack doing this but it did not seem to matter to the hotel manager. There was no customer service in my opinion and it was like no one cared. I would not recommend staying here, Lobby is nice but rooms are old, small and poor lighting. There is no safe or frig in the rooms and the dressing area is small. No room for cosmetics and necessities. This place was totally overpriced for what you get.
October 20, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 Good choice for NYC
Good location. Need improvement/renovation for some old facilities.
October 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Viola3 Comfortable bed, clean and well decorated room
Bathroom needs to be updated, ie new wall tile (dark gray stains in grout) . Also toilets are difficult to flush and the noise from the toilet flushing in the next room is very loud (room across the hall).
October 17, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mike526 Not Satisfied
While the staff, atmosphere, food and cleanliness of the hotel were very good the sleeping accommodations were very poor. Both my wife and I found the bed too hard making it difficult to sleep. Being sleep is an important aspect of staying at a hotel I would not recommend this Holiday Inn.
October 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarieGrace Great experience:
We just spent the weekend at this property and could not have been more pleased with our stay. We've stayed at several NYC hotels and for this trip we just wanted a good location and a good nights rest. No spa, no frills. Just a nice clean stay and a good experience. it's exactly what we got. Staff could not have been friendlier and our room was exactly what we had hoped for. Added bonus was a great breakfast each morning and wonderful sports bar. Highly recommend this hotel.
October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CAPTJ56 EXCELLENT
We had an excellent stay and all the staff were very helpful and courteous.
October 14, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Steve3918 Our stay at the Holiday Inn (57th and Midtown)
We stayed at this hotel on the last day of our vacation after our cruise to Bermuda. We arrived at the hotel early and they allowed us to check in which was nice. We were in a queen bed room instead of a king size. Room was adequate but a little outdated. T.V was huge. They had wall paper which I haven't seen in a long time. We asked if breakfast was included and it was not. This is New York so I know prices are higher on everything. I think a continental breakfast should be included for the price we paid. When we checked in to our room we noticed right away that there was a big area of wet carpet around the air conditioner, which looked like it was built in the late 70's. We had to go catch our tour bus so we just left right away. We got back really late so I told the associate at the front desk about it when we checked out the following day. All he said was that we prepaid and thanks for letting us know. I booked through Trip Advisor. That was really disappointing, we had to avoid the area around the air conditioner during our stay. Overall just average stay.
October 11, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Janeyjane12 Terrible hotel management & service
I don't leave many negative on most things but my experience staying at Holidays Inn Midtown was too disappointing to remain quiet.
I made a last minute bookings over the phone for a 3 nights stay and was given rates including breakfast & taxes. These inclusions were confirmed numerous times over the phone bookings so I am 100% sure about this.
However, upon arrival after 1 night stay, I was advised in the following morning as I head for the breakfast that it was not the case and that breakfast are not included in the rates given. The front desk lady called for the manager to chat with me who then confirmed that breakfast was not included. By appearance & communication with them,both the front lady & the manager look unprofessional, unwilling to help & in bottom line basically do not care.
I did not hesitate to check out at that exact moment at 7am in the morning (and I have never gotten so disappointed to ever do this before) and managed to find a much more comfortable place, much better located & service somewhere else at cheaper rate too.
The room itself is very ordinary and the internet connection is very slow. For the price at Holiday Inn, you could go somewhere else better.
October 8, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by odulac aging hotel
Hotel is aging. Room are not worth the value. Noisy close to elevator AC was stinking carpet dirty. A Bad experience
October 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Laura1820 Too Expensive for quality
We visited Holiday inn midtown recently for eight nights for our visit to New York-We booked a king size room non smoking. While we found the hotel perfectly fine and in a central location it was very expensive in comparison to our hotels at home in Ireland and the standard would not be as good. The bathroom was a let down - toilet didn't flush correctly and the whole décor was dated. At best it would be a three star rating in Ireland. At the price we paid you would expect breakfast to be included but it was not and when I questioned it we where given a complimentary continental breakfast which consisted of tea , a microwaved croissant and warm bread for toast. After out first experience we did not go back. I would not recommend the restaurant from the food to the staff who very obviously didn't want to be there. My main complaint would be the price we paid for the quality received.
October 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by COLEX Comfortable Hotel
We stayed here for 3 1/2 days and were very satisfied. The hotel is showing its age here & there but everything functioned and the staff were outstanding in every way. We had one problem at the restaurant & the manager sought us out and resolved the issue on the spot.
The hotel is well situated for exploring New York and the valet parking is a breeze, if a little expensive.
WE WILL BE BACK!!
October 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Midtownlocation Soft and Firm Pillows were good
The pillow choices were good. Having both a soft and firm option was great. The room I reserved was not ready and would not be for another day. We had to change rooms one night into our stay of 5 days. The United Nations was in town and the cost of the room was usually high. The tub in both rooms would not drain correctly and we ended up standing in several inches of water by the time our shower was done.
We returned a week later and our room was ready and the tub drained. The pillows were still both firm and soft. The cost of the room this time was much lower.
October 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by canuck60 First time in NYC
This was my first visit to NYC and hopefully not my last. Enjoyed the hotel although it could use some updating. Rooms were larger than I expected for NYC. Staff was very helpful, although one evening (Tuesday, Sept 24) the concierge desk closed early (Prior to 8pm) and when I spoke to who I took to be the manager of the front desk about it, she was quite rude and indifferent about my concerns. I was trying to book our transportation to the airport for the following morning. However the next day the Bell Staff more than made up for her when they looked after getting our transportation to the airport lined up. I would definitely stay in the hotel again and would recommend it to friends and family.
October 2, 2013