Great for the prices
Reviewed 20 June, 2021
This hotel had an ideal location for where I needed to be and a wonderful price given I had to book last minute. Not the fanciest place in the world, but was comfortable enough and provided what I needed (a bed for the night!). Although the bathrooms were shared they were very clean and I had no issues, especially as there was a sink in the room. I would definitely stay here again if I was in NY for the weekend.
Reviewed 12 April, 2020
I would stay here again, A no frills hotel with a great price. Friendly and serviceminded staff. And it was close to most things i wanted to see. Shared bathrooms but that was no problem at all. Good value.
I'd Stay Again
Reviewed 7 March, 2020
For my most recent stay in the city I opted to switch neighbourhoods, this time to Murray Hill and Hotel 31. Having stayed in the now-shuttered Hotel 17 some 12 years back, I figured I had a good idea of what to expect - and I was bang-on.
The size of my single room was decent, the bathroom close & clean, and while I looked onto a brick wall as others have mentioned, this meant never being awoken by the sun. One minor but annoying note: the shower tub is narrow enough that you're essentially in-contact with the shower curtain during much of your shower, just FYI.
It's typical sky-high NY pricing, but reasonable within that bubble. I'd certainly consider staying again and my only suggestions to management would be to include additional hangers for clothes in the room and supply a robe & slippers (as similar properties have done) to get to & from the shower. The small towels don't cut it for those who are modest!
5 Nites, Convenient Location
Reviewed 8 February, 2020
Clean place with a convenient location - we had no issues - met our needs very well. Easy to get to - stored bags on last day . . . worked well for our visit
Restaurants in area. Room was dark but no street noise and slept well. Old but like the history and well kept
Good Value / Great Location
Reviewed 12 November, 2019
Pleasantly surprised after reading some of the reviews. We had a room with a shared bathroom, this never caused us any issues, bathroom was always clean and available, could ask for no more.
The room was always dark as the window looked out to an adjacent buildings wall, you always had to have the light on in the room, day or night - although we did not come all the way to New York to sit in the room so again no issue.
Room was small, although had everything you need - safe, tv, clothing hanging space, clothes drawer and a sink for washing your hands.
Only minus was the continual smell of exotic tobacco on our second floor, I would have thought anybody could get high on visiting New York itself without needing any additional activities.
Superbly located with a nearby subway station, also within walking distance of many attractions - Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, MSG and Times Square to mention a few. Also so many eateries close by, if visiting New York again I would definitely stay at Hotel 31, great value for money.