130 East 57th St, New York, NY | Directions 1002240.76105 -73.969414
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown Center
Sloppy – Just sloppy and unorganized. Looked like an old beaten down version of what used to be a nice hotel. Bed was missing a headboard and pillows were propped up against a dirty wall. Broken curtain rod, no hand soap. Dustballs and dirt all throughout the hotel. Broken elevator. The lobby was empty at 3pm on a Sunday when we arrived to check in. No one greeted us at the door or the front desk. We just waited and waited there with another guest for some one to appear until we decided to walk upstairs to call someone down to check us in. The pro's were - friendly staff, soft bed and good location. But for the price, there are plenty of other hotels at this location.
good fit – great spot in midtown, close to the park, subway and shopping. nice rooms, internet, staff is committed to the hotels success. remodeled rooms with upscale amenities and design. very nice
yerk !!! – - First of all, we slept the first night in the hotel, but the day after the
rooms wasn't made.
- During the second night, at 3:30AM, a vigil entered our rooms; giving as a
pretext that the rooms were occupied by other people. Do the hotel offer more
vacation than they have rooms ? Due to the stress of this intrusion, we weren't
able to sleep anymore this night. Moreover, we had to drive to Québec the day
- Last, the park associated with the hotel was announced $18/24h by a manager of
the park, but was in fact $38/24h. If they can make the difference between a '3'
and a '1' I imagine the troubles with the salaries.
So, I find all these events unacceptable for a city like NY which is shown so
beautiful on TV.
I striclty not recommend you this hotel.
Great location and value for the budget-minded. – The Scene
Taking the hostel concept and cleaning it up, this property removes the rowdiness and adds privacy and a little style. Midtown is hardly where you'd expect to find gatherings of students and budget-minded tourists, but this place draws them in. What guests give up in room size, they gain in value.
This is sort of a poor man's W hotel, or an ultrahip monastery. All 200 rooms are decorated in a modern style using natural hues and earthy textures. They are nicely equipped with telephones with voice mail and Internet access, as well as color cable TV. Hip extras include the independently operated Opia, a Mediterranean bistro, and the inaugural Reaction Kenneth Cole store.
horror hotel – This hotel was over priced and the room was dingy and smelled bad. I would never go there again. save your money look for another hotel.
Great for Students – Habitat is ideal for students, or those on a budget, who are more interested in exploring the city than spending time in their hotel. I admit that the shared shower was a bit scary (bring flip flops!), but being so close to the subways and to major shopping areas made it worth it. The only big problem I had was when the staff had trouble finding my reservations and with their reluctance to give me the student discount (which they eventually did). As for the room itself, I found the size okay, but I'm used to dormitory living. Overall, I'd probably go back to the Habitat. It's perfect for those who will be spending a minimal amount of time in their rooms and who have better things to spend their money on than overpriced hotel rooms.
A big disappointment!!! – Although this hotel was a value compared to other hotels in New York, I still paid way too much for the room. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. The room was tiny, it did not have a private bathroom, the bed was uncomfortable, the list is endless...very disappointing!!
Worst Hotel – ... it isn't convienient to have to go down the hall to take a shower and go to the bathroom. My boyfriend and I stayed here only for the weekend and thats about all anyone would be able to handle of this place. Staff for most part were nice except for one person in particular. If you don't plan on staying in your room that long stay at this place. Just don't forget to bring towels, shampoo, soap, maybe some slippers to walk down the hall with...
Double yuk! – We stayed at the Habitat in Jan 2002. It was a disaster - tiny, dirty rooms, horrible trundle bed that blocked the door when we pulled it out. Someone peed in the corridor and it wasn't cleaned up for three days. The people in the next room to us kept up a 24-hour party, for three days. No sleep for us and despite complaining numerous times, we weren't moved. No way would I go there again. The only good thing was that after I wrote and complained, I got my money back. Too late - my trip to NYC was ruined.
good value – You can't beat the price for this location. My friends and I crashed here after corporate party. Very comfy, not expensive at all. Our rooms were clean, cheap, small. Nice, friendly staff.
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