After months of researching I chose this hotel for my February trip to NYC. SO GLAD I DID. It was a great deal (Feb is the month to go for an all around cheaper trip). The staff was courteous, genuine, and did everything they could to make my stay comfortable. They arranged a taxi service to pick me up and take me to LaGuardia, and the driver was super nice, too. I got in at 1:30 am one night and the doors were still open for me. They even held my bag after I checked out so I could do more sightseeing before I left for the airport.
The rooms were clean and comfortable. If you're more of a "finer things" person, you may not like it (wallpaper barely peeling in a couple spots) but I don't care about that, and enjoyed the awesome Tempur Pedic bed and the awesome view I had from my room!
I only had breakfast at the hotel once. It was basic hotel breakfast items. The other days I went to Pret A Manger (close by), which was really delicious. Which leads me to say that the location of this Ramada is SO GREAT. Probably the best deal you can get for being a few blocks away from Grand Central, the Empire State Building, etc. There are also many subway/bus stops near by. Much cheaper than taxis, and part of the manhattan experience!
If I ever go back to NYC I would love to stay at this hotel again.
Staff very polite, happy to help with any queries.
Nice clean rooms, sheets changed daily. Beds very very comfy.
Free national calls from room phone.
Free internet crazily quick. Speedtest at 55mb down / 35mb up
Breakfast in the morning nice, a good selection. Hotel is close to Subway.
Would definitely stay again when visiting New York again.
Nice clean hotel with great rates. Free breakfast includes eggs, toast, fresh fruits, toast, bagels, pastries. Murray Hill location (some call it Curry Hill due to abundance of Indian restaurants). Across street from fabulous Dover Street Market. Nearby subway makes uptown and downtown convenient.
We had a tiny room on the top floor - everything somewhat run down, with a very load ventialation system on the room. Without jetlag and earplugs sleep would be difficult. As friends of us had a big, modern, pleasant room in a new hotel just a few blocks down the road for less money, we would not recommend this hotel, even for New York City. The positive thing was definitely a high quality breakfast.
Thank you for your review. We’re sorry we did not meet your expectations. While the hotel is an older building, we continually invest significant dollars upgrading the entire product besides checking to make sure everything is in perfect working order. That is reflected in the many positive comments we receive both on this forum as directly. Our rooms vary in size somewhat, but most are about the average for hotel rooms in Manhattan. Also, like most hotels in New York, our rates vary on a day-to-day basis, but we always maintain completive rates and always include free amenities that you won’t find in all hotels in the city, like free WIFI, breakfast, and domestic phone calls.
We hope you will reconsider and stay with us on your next trip to New York.
Liz from Apple Core Hotels
This is a reasonably priced New York hotel with basic rooms and facilities but if your on a budget it's ideal. Not the most centrally located but that's why it's slightly cheaper. Breakfast was included in the price which again was basic but fresh and edible. Overall the hotel was ok. As they say you get what you pay for!