The hotel is difficult to find and not sign posted at all. The entrance to the hotel is just one door on St Marks Street, but with no sign. In fact, the sign on the door is for a synagogue. This confused the hell out of me when I arrived and for about 20 minutes thought I had been ripped off by some internet scam.
There is a box on the wall next to the door, with a phone inside. After ringing through on this phone a gentleman finally answered the door and let me in, I realized this was the hotel and not some scam!
Anyway, once in I found the staff very polite and informative. There are a lot of stairs and narrow corridors in the hotel, so if you have difficulty with mobility then this is not the place for you! Also the room I had was very small, so if your staying with someone else make sure your good friends!
The rooms are very well equipped, with an amazing amount of stuff squashed into such a tight space. There is a pc (With free internet), television, bunk bed, sink, microwave, fridge, safe, draws and a chair. Also, there are a lot of security cameras in the building, which freaked me out at firsts as I thought I was being watched all the time, but I guess this is to stop crime/burglary in the hotel.
I only stayed for one night, but considering the prime location, managed to have a very peaceful sleep and would definitely recommend the hotel for anyone on a budget, looking to explore New York with a comfortable (not luxury) place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our studio apartment units are completely private, your room is not shared with anyone, you lock the door and you enjoy complete privacy. Newly refurbished bathrooms and showers are down the hallway not in the rooms. Each private studio is equipped with the following: sink with a single handle faucet, a cabinet base, vanity mirror, refrigerator, microwave, high definition (HDTV) television, remote control and curtains on the windows. A lockable cabinet is provided. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Saint Marks Place Studio Apartments Hotel New York City