130 East 57th St, New York, NY | Directions 1002240.76105 -73.969414
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown Center
Not as bad as it sounds – Last August, planning my trip, I discovered this place here on Citysearch and was reluctant to book it because of the bad reviews but did anyway because it was cheap and I knew what I was getting in to. If you are okay with the fact the the rooms are small (my dormroom was about 3 times as big) and there are communal bathrooms and showers and just need a place to lay your head at night then you will enjoy the Habitat. If you want king size beds, room service, adult pay-per-view movies and a concierge who can get you anything....stay at the Plaza. The service was okay, the staff was cool, the room was clean, the bathrooms and showers were clean and it's in a great location. I will difinitely be staying there again....for that price I can't afford not to.
there was only mistakes – we booked 2 rooms in oktober 2001, we arrived in december, and get 2 rooms with 1 small bed, no privat bath, but we booked with privat bath. we chanced to "edison hotel", thats the best choice in times square distrikt, good price- clean rooms--!!
Ask for the 3rd floor! – Like a lot of people who've reviewed this hotel, we were deceived by the great write-ups and pictures we had seen...our first room was just big enough for a sink and twin bed (that pulled out trundle-style into a double). we complained immediately and the staff was extremely accomodating. they moved us to the newly renovated third floor which was absolutely beautiful! a real queen sized bed! brand new furnishings and decor! AND a spacious bathroom! of course our new room cost us 50 bucks more a night, but it was well worth the money! the habitat hotel can be a great spot--as long as you ask for the third floor!
Beware – What a wonderful east side location! But, beware! You may have the privilege of sharing a bathroom with total strangers. For a few dollars more, you can have a much nicer hotel.
HABITAT HOTEL WHAT A JOKE – The internet pictures were very decieving, when my husband and I pulled up to the hotel they had doormen dressed in uniform and a very nice lobby, but.... when got that key and opened that room, words cannot express what we seen. My closet at home was bigger than this room the bed was by the door and when you extended it our it took up the room. Couldn't get a wash cloth for our so called private bath at least it was not in the hallway. A great place if you are a student an cheap!
OK...but – very very small room (the double room just allow to put the two beds to be inside), the rooms are clean but the very negative point is that many people are hanging out in the corridors because some people are living on some floor at this hotel, pretty strange people...
I used to live here – When I first arrived in New York, my school had bought rooms in the then "Allerton" hotel. They were small - 8x5, not that clean and to clean the bath tub, they would paint it. Then, we had to move out b/c the building was going to be condemmed. Then, I saw that they had cleaned up the lobby a little bit and heard they had remodeled and changed the name to Habitat Hotel. If you don't mind filth and cheap rates - this place is highly recommended.
Recommended! – After staying at this hotel, I had to write to commend the owners and staff on such a fine job! A great location, excellent prices, and wonderful staff made this another highlight on a memorable vacation week! A classy place, and close to Manhattan Midtown area, so it is convenient, too. Thanks again to the staff for their great recommendations!
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