I stayed at Hotel 17 with a friend for five nights in April. We were impressed by the cleanliness, convenience, and relative value of the property.
Check in and check out was easy. Front desk staff were efficient but not the sort with whom one would chat about the weather. The single elevator was reasonably fast and efficient. Hallways were narrow but clean. We stayed in a non-smoking room on the fifth floor, but we were surprised to encounter a distinctive pot smell in front of the room closest to the elevator. (The smell was there all six days.)
Our room had one double bed, one twin bed, a sink, nightstand, and small closet. The room was reasonably spacious, but it would have been uncomfortable for our five-night stay had we not spent most of our time outside. There was a large window with an a/c unit, but we didn't use it because the temperature was comfortable during our stay. Our room did not have any bed bugs. Sound insulation between our room and the hallway was minimal, but luckily fellow hotel guests were quiet.
Unlike other old hotels I have stayed at over the years, the shared bathrooms at Hotel 17 were clean and well-kept. Our room was across from two shared baths, and we had no trouble accessing them during our stay. Water pressure was good in one of the tubs and so-so in the other.
Hotel 17 is superbly located on a mostly residential street just a few blocks from Union Square. The 7 train stops nearby at 3rd Avenue, and multiple other subway lines are accessible at Union Square. I was very happy with the central location, especially since we split time between Brooklyn and Manhattan, and was thrilled to avoid the touristy chaos of Times Square.
Overall, I recommend Hotel 17 if you are searching for good, affordable accommodations in a convenient location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With its old-world charm marked by European style, Hotel 17 is designed to attract international tourists from near and far to visit and explore our Great City of New York. Our hotel in lower Midtown Manhattan places you in the center of convenience and visiting New York City attractions are accessible by walking or by public transportation. As Manhattan's best neighborhood city hotel, Hotel 17 is also the best reviewed hotel. New York Magazine and the New York Times articles defined the beauty and history of our New York City landmark building. Hotel 17 fame also appeared in the 1993 Woody Allen film 'Manhattan Murder Mystery' and was the site for photo shoots in Madonna's Sex book. Fashion magazine, such as GQ, Elle, and Vogue, favored our hotel setting for fashion shoots. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 17 Hotel New York City
- Hotel 17 New York
- 17 New York City