Travel >The Gershwin Hotel New York Hotels
7 East 27th Street, New York, NY | Directions 1001640.743772 -73.987050
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown South Central
Everything about The Gershwin was very good: price, location, service, room amenities. Very nice cafe (loved the grilled cheese!). It had everything that we needed: very comfy bed, flat screen, free wifi, shampoo, hair dryer, nice towels. Even a little sitting area and windows that opened. We didn't even have any city noise! They were remodeling but it didn't bother us. We originally booked only 1 night because we weren't sure if we would like it but ended up staying for 3. Definitely recommend.
Great value for downtown – In a great area of Manhattan, walking distance to 90% of the attractions.
great location, terrible hotel – My husband and I stayed for 4 nights. We where originally given a room at the front of the hotel and for the first 2 nights put up with very loud nightclub across the road and even louder patrons and police in the early hours of the morning. This combined with the light streaming in through the cheap wooden window blinds left us with no sleep. When I tried to take this up with the staff they where not in the least bit interested. I ended up paying to upgrade our room so that we could move to the side of the hotel.
The rooms where small - no suprise in new york and very basic - no suprise for the price but the art on the walls did not make up for lack of charm, poor service and bar/cafe/theatre as described on the hotel's web site that did not exist.
A stylish hotel cum modern art gallery. – The Scene
There's no getting around it. The facade is bizarre, with its massive, white tongue-like awnings and paper-mache-looking teardrops. It's clear right from the start that this is not your typical hotel experience. The lobby boasts original artwork by Roy Liechtenstein, Andy Warhol and Brad Howe, and feels more like an art gallery-turned-nightclub. The hotel is popular with the fashion-conscious set. In fact, one of the floors is designated for models only.
Each floor houses a permanent art gallery. The rooms, which are meant to give the feeling of small New York City dwellings, boast hardwood floors, Euro-chic furniture and, yes, original modern art. Some rooms have exposed brick walls. In terms of amenities you'll find Internet access, voice mail and TV. A bright blue painted rooftop terrace offers great city views. Baby-sitter services, laundry, and wireless Internet access are available.
What a DUMP! – In a word? SHABBY - not chic ! Between the heat in the room (steam heat) that you can't control, puny water in the shower and a room that looks like it was last painted in 1960, I was apalled. The hardwood floors were waterstained and should have been redone in 1970! I couldn't stop stratching...it gave me the creeps.
Bad from the start – Traveling on business trip with three others. When we arrived at the hotel we were told they gave our room away (two bedroom suite with one queen bed and two twin beds). We were told we could have another room that was a one bedroom suite that had two rooms. They would put two roll away beds in the room with the couch and the chair. We really did not want to sleep on roll away beds. The manager was called and we were able to cancel our reservation but now needed a place to stay! What a pain in the neck! I will never attempt to stay there again!
Best place for the money in NYC – Happening hotel that offers great rooms for the price, extremely spacious compared to other NYC rooms. Recently opened cool bar in lobby. I have stayed here many times over the past 6 years. It is always changing, but consistently best priced & best value.
Unbeatable – I was really pleased with the Gershwin Hotel. From price to service to location I dont think I could have done better. Before coming to NYC I read a lot of reviews and saw a few negative comments about this hotel. But from the time I showed up to the time a left I didnt experience anything but comfort and great accommodation. I think that some people just like to be negative, even if its unwarranted. I travel very frequently and if I could stay in a place like the Gershwin in every city, believe me I would.
Decent rooms- great price – After reading the reviews, I was skeptical, but attending an event in the hotel, it was the best option. Pleasantly suprised! Clean, colorful, but VERY basic room. Don't expect the Plaza! Like staying in a friend's studio apt. Great new bar called Gallery on the lobby level. Friendly staff. Heard guests complaining about the cable tv not working, but I don't go to NYC to watch TV.
Nightmare on 27th St. – Service was terrible, no wake up call. No towels, rooms fit for 1 small child, bed was 30 years old, creepy clientelle, 1925 elevator, no food, no bar, no newspaper. Trust me skip the "soup can" and pay a little more and you will be better off.
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