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Life Hotel

4.1 km from New York City centre
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1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
19 West 31st Street, New York City, NY 10001-4402
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    All reviews herald square hotel life magazine penn station the empire state building budget hotel around the corner renovated room free coffee hardwood floors hot water flat screen tv clean bathroom madison square garden your luggage queen bed central location hotel lobby fifth avenue two blocks manhattan
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    From the start the staff were miserable. The room was small and clean enough for what we needed. We were in New York after all and wouldn't be in it much. The breakfast is not a real breakfast, it consisted of a selection of small...More

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    Reviewed 31 January 2017

    My boyfriend and I had stayed here for the weekend from December 9-11. The location was great, but that's about the only positive I can say. There was construction going on the entire weekend which was pretty annoying. The free breakfast consisted of a few...More

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    Response from Maribel V, Manager at Life Hotel

    Good Day Lindseysmith10, First of all thank you for taking the time to share with us your experience. we thank you for choosing the Herald Square Hotel. I would appreciate the opportunity to look into this particular situation. If you would be so kind as...More

    Reviewed 21 January 2017

    We spent a week at Herald's Square Hotel for our honeymoon mid-December. Location is very central and we found a nice bottle of wine waiting for us in our room. We have been informed on checking in, that on top of the city tax, we...More

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    Response from Maribel V, Manager at Life Hotel

    Good Day Anitaportelli, Congratulations once again, thank you for choosing the Herald Square Hotel for your memorable honeymoon. My apologies for our appearance during your stay and hope you would consider joining us in the future to enjoy the change. As far as the incidental...More

    Reviewed 3 January 2017

    The room was big enough and the spaces were large, if you travel alone. The bathroom is old and the shower did not work properly, if you are looking for a fancy bath you'd better change hotel. The cleaning was poor, i found hairs all...More

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    Response from Maribel V, Manager at Life Hotel

    Dear Fraprog, We are so sorry to hear that your stay here at the Herald Square Hotel was disappointing. We are constantly striving to improve our guests' experiences and reviews such as yours allow us to do this. All the issues you noted will be...More

    Reviewed 3 January 2017

    Central location a couple blocks away from the Empire State building... that must be the best thing from this hotel. About the room, it was clean, comfortable, the bathroom was in good shape, but overall is pretty basic. Don't expect any luxury. You can actually...More

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    Response from Maribel V, Manager at Life Hotel

    We are so sorry to hear that your stay here at the Herald Square Hotel was disappointing. We are constantly striving to improve our guests' experiences and reviews such as yours allow us to do this. All the issues you noted will be addressed and...More

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    This is the iconic New York that so many
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    Chrysler Building and Empire State
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    Public Library, and the non-stop hustle
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    Mary O
    Has anyone else had problems getting their damage deposit returned. We are 190 EUR out of pocket and no-one from the hotel is answering the phone or responding to emails or social media.
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    Kiera H
    Are there kettles located in the rooms?
    6 February 2017|
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    Response from Jaz0810 | Reviewed this property |
    No kettles but there is a tea/coffee machine downstairs
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    Does the hotel accept small pets?
    16 December 2016|
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    Response from Kevin C | Reviewed this property |
    From their website: "PET POLICY Dogs or cats are welcome here. The Herald Square Hotel is a pet-friendly Manhattan hotel. Please note that there is a mandatory $50 pet-related cleaning fee per stay charged, plus a $100... More
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    "Have no idea as hotel never responded to any of my emails requesting as good a room as possible."
    Mary O, 3 months agoRead review
    "Try to check which room they're giving you to ask for a room with a window and a nice view!"
    GabytaV, 3 months agoRead review
    "Always go for height on the floors to minimise 24/7 NYC traffic and construction noise"
    faircomments2014, 4 months agoRead review
    "Avoid Room 406"
    Rickapoodlie, 4 months agoRead review
    "Most room refurbished in last two years so all good"
    joannedrewery, 4 months agoRead review
    "Ask for a higher floor."
    Me1608, 5 months agoRead review
    "Ask for a room on a higher level"
    Julie C, 5 months agoRead review
    "Ask for rooms on top floor."
    OneC_HH, 6 months agoRead review
    "Room 116 rocks, first floor rooms are awful"
    inspectorjavert70, 7 months agoRead review
    "I recommend 208"
    helenakitt, 7 months agoRead review
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