"Nice little gem"
I really enjoyed my stay here. The staff were very friendly and professional at check in and even allowed me to check in a few hours early (thank you!!) The room was clean, quiet, and big by New York standards. Overall, a great value and I would definitely stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quaint Boutique Hotel"
I knew I didn't want the typical chain hotel, but rather something different. I also knew that I didn't want to stay in the hustle & bustle of everything, but just close enough. You will get this with the Affinia Shelburne. A few blocks from Grand Central Station & Park Avenue. The hotel concierge was extremely helpful, & I so wish I could remember […] his name. I've been to NYC a couple times before, but this time I wanted to use the subway system, & he was a huge help in directing me to which trains to take. I have not one complaint about any of the staff; they were all really nice. Complimentary wine is served, I believe between 5 & 6, which is nice. If you're wanting a "glitz & glam" hotel, this won't be for you, but if you want a neighborhood-feel, quite place to retreat to after pounding the pavement all day, this is the perfect place. Rooms are extremely quiet & clean, with an above hotel average comfy bed. Bathrooms are rather small by a woman's standards (haha), but was fine for my husband. Rooms are big for NYC, so it totally made up for the small bathroom. Wonderful rooms, just wanted to mention bathroom size, in case that is a deal-breaker for others. Rooftop bar with view of the Empire State Building is amazing! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet, comfortable and clean"
I was quite pleased upon both check in and check out. Staff was friendly and helpful and attentive. Coffee pot in room was a plus; some hotels don't provide this anymore. Convenient to Grand Central Station, however, not too much else around. Suppose that is what made it quiet. Overall I was happy with my booking.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Another fine Affinia Hotel"
I've stayed frequently for years at the Affinia Dumont just a few blocks away from the Shelburne. I stayed in the Shelburne a couple of times a number of years ago -- prior to it's renovation. I've now stayed at the Shelburne a couple of times over the past two years, and the hotel has been consistently good, comfortable and clean. My only real negative […] is that, more likely than not, you will end up in a room that faces the inner "courtyard" of the hotel. In other words, you face the opposite side of the building, with very little natural light seeping through. However, this is balanced by the fact the rooms will be quieter becuase you do NOT face always busy Lexington and also 37th Street (used for traffic from the Midtown Tunnel). Prior to renovations, every room was a small suite. Now there are only a few suites, but the rooms are large and comfortable. I like the full kitchen available at the Dumont, but the micro kitchen (microwave and small fridge) are workable. Again, the only real negative is that the small refrigerator is taken up with ghastly overpriced minibar waters and beer. Overall, the Shelburne is an excellent hotel with much larger rooms than your average NYC hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Birthday Weekend"
Hotel service was great and the hotel is in an ideal location if you want to feel like your spending a weekend in the city. Perfect location to the Subway. Rare restaurant not that great but there are several restaurants close by the hotel. Perfect location for walking up to midtown or taking the subway downtown. Will return because of the location, […] cleanliness, and attention to service from staff. Thank you! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Awesome stay! Always love Affinia's but this one had not only in house restaurant but also a rooftop bar! Also, great workout room. I'd suggest staying on a high floor or interior room - not the hotels fault but cab drivers in NYC beep regardless of the fact that it's 6am on a Sunday morning :(Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I love Murray Hill"
The desk was very busy, but everyone was on task and polite, very friendly and accommodating.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect US Open location stay"
Have stayed at this hotel several times in the past during my visits to the US Open. Super convenient for easy walk to Grand Central Station to catch the 7 train to Flushing Meadows. Hotel is very comfortable, roomy and clean. Also quiet. Restaurant, Rare is excellent for burgers, and has a good selection of bar items. TV is going so tennis can be watched […] while you eat. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The location was perfect! Met a girlfriend for a weekend in the city!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Gem in NYC"
Very clean and quiet. Our room was bigger than other NYC hotel rooms. They have a free wine happy hour. Cute rooftop bar. Great location and very comfortable. The hotel staff was very friendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
The staff was very helpful. rooms were clean and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pleasant stay overall"
we had a good stay at the hotel and appreciated the bicycle lending option, that was a nice surprise. Hotel.com shows that there is a Sauna in the gym which would have been nice after a long day of walking in the NYC streets, but turns out there is none. We tried the rooftop bar and were greeted by a very rude security person that was acting like a […] robot and did not make us feel like enjoying the place, so we turned back for more friendly turf. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great bargain - just a few blocks from Grand Central and a quick trip to Times Square. MUCH quieter / cheaper than staying in TS. Excellent staff - from front desk to the manager who made sure to let us know he appreciated our stay. Great rooftop bar - pricey, but not by NYC standards. We will be back!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"We will return"
Convenient for our needs - reasonably priced (especially Sunday nights) - good if you don't mind a bit of a walk to most midtown destinations - rooms clean and welcomingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great rooftop bar and location"
Four of us stayed for a girls weekend celebrating birthdays. Loved the location - walkable to most parts of the city (if you like to walk) and not a bad cab ride to our various dinner reservations. Rooms are average size for NYC - quiet at night which was suprising. The rooftop bar is a lot of fun! I would stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good Stay - Fair Service"
The Affinia Shelburne is an older hotel, but very clean with acceptable service. The cleaning staff was especially responsive. We'd ask for a roll away bed but was informed upon arriving that it wasn't possible because of fire code. Would have been helpful to know that when we made the reservation.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Enjoyed the stay"
I had previously booked the hotel on 2 other occasions for other family members and they had positive experiences, so I decided to book it for my own trip to New York. I was not disappointed. The hotel is well situated. It is close to Grand Central terminal and as well as numerous restaurants and coffee shops. The hotel room was clean and the beds were […] comfortable. They have a pillow menu, but I found the pillows on the bed were just fine for me. The staff was pleasant and courteous. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Favorite hotel in NYC"
This was my 2nd stay at the Affinia Shelburne and I must say I believe I have found a "forever" place to stay on my trips to NYC. The staff is friendly, helpful, and just overall exceptional. My room was very clean and spacious. The neighborhood is a little out of the way of the hustle and bustle but still well within walking distance or restaurants […] and sights. I will most definitely stay again and highly recommend. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Rooms are spacious and clean. Very quiet neighborhood. You need to walk to Grand Central for the nearest metro station. Lots of people goes to the top floor where there is a bar and lounges in an open area (very nice!) so the elevators (only 2!) are sometimes very crowded. We had to wait in line several times for the elevators!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very accommodationg & great roof-top bar!"
Stayed here with my husband for our anniversary. Hotel is in a great location...a few blocks from Grand Central, so if you come in there it's super easy to walk a few blocks to the hotel and not worry about a cab. Easy to walk back to GC for subways around the city too. They were very accommodating...we went to the Yankee Game starting at 1:00 so we […] got into the city early. Check-in was not until 3 but they found us a room and allowed us to check-in at 11:30 which made it so much easier for us. Great rooftop bar with an amazing view. Definitely a perk to staying at this hotel! It was gorgeous up there! They also have a restaurant and bar connected to the lobby and a free wine hour. Plus it was a great price for a nice NYC hotel. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you are staying in the city; we will definitely be going back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel is in a great location and is priced at mid to upscale. Very clean and adjoining restaurant and rooftop bar are good. Only drawback is cost of WiFi if you need it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place when visiting recent college grad"
Suites are roomy and comfortable. Fun roof deck bar with great view of Empire State buildingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Visit To Manhattan"
Nice room, good size (by NYC standards), very friendly and helpful staff (doorman, bellman, front desk). Also had a nice, reasonably priced dinner at the adjacent Rare restaurant. I'd stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Made our trip!"
We were thrilled about our random selection, and it was the topic I conversation many times throughout our visit. Wonderful hotel! AWESOME roof top bar!! Great rooms! Great service!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great overnight or weekend get away in Midtown"
This hotel was great. The staff was very professional and helpful. The 5pm complimentary cocktail hour worked out great for us before the party we were heading to at 6pm. The rooftop bar had an incredible view and a comfortable setting. Highly recommend!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Room was fine but bathroom was too small. There was no fan in the bathroom and it was very suffocating. Water tempture was extreme.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel, quiet"
Enjoyed the stay, quiet which was nice and comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"convenient upscale comfort"
We chose the one bedroom suite for our family of four vacation and it was the perfect size at a reasonable price for NYC. The kids had their own space. Loved the kitchen. The shower was large although the overall bathroom was small. This was the only criticism. Staff was extremely accommodating and refunded our money when we were unhappy with an extra […] service. Rooftop bar area was a plus. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Few Issues"
Be advised that booking Affinia Shelbourne on Hotels.com means YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO FREE WiFi unless they make an exception as they did for me. THIS IS NOT DISCLOSED by Hotels.com or the Hotel and should be. Also, WiFi Support is currently below par. I had continual issues caused by AVAST anti-virus and had to discover this was the cause by myself […] as even Tier 2 technical support never asked me to try turning of my anti-virus protection. On the plus side, management is very considerate and supportive and does try to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The location is excellent too. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"GREAT mid-town hotel"
We used Affinia Shelburne as a "base" for family weekend in New York. Location in Murray Hill was fine - close to Grand Central; in a neighborhood of lovely bars/restaurants/shopping. Friendly, helpful staff, and nice rooms. Good linens and amenities. The hotel restaurant, Rare, is another plus for the hotel. Highly recommend!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Helpful people working at the hotel. The check-in was at 3:00 P.M. but the room was not ready for our arrival.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Last Minute Getaway"
For the cost of the hotel stay I was disappointed with the fact that I had to pay for Wi-Fi in the amount of $14.95n per day, There was one garbage can in the room which was located in the bathroom. This hotel was a little expensive in cost but it wasn't worth it because the hotel had nothing to offer guests as in complimentary breakfast, complimentary […] shampoo or conditioner, etc. The valet parking was very expensive as well which served very little purpose being that the hotel is located in midtown Manhattan and the parking rules don't change regardless of location. I was born and raised in NYC and I have come to find I would have gotten a better deal if I would have made reservations in a cheaper hotel. Overall the hotel was clean and comfortable and roomy, its just overpriced for the quality. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great place and very helpful staff. The location was close to all of your transportation needs.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice place to stay"
Our hotel room was larger than most in N Y. We had no complaints. The staff was friendly. The room was clean. Our view was not good, but we didn't pick this hotel for the view, you get that from the attractions you visit. There's a great view from the roof top watering hole.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"More then expected!"
This was our first time to NY and we were only there for 24 hours before our next destination. We arrived at 6 am and the front desk staff was amazing, friendly and they had a room available for us. Michelle made our stay extraordinary! The wine reception was just an added bonus to a great stay. An unexpected storm hit NY so we didn't really get to […] enjoy the roof top bar but Rare restaurant had great drinks and food that wasn't overpriced. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I like to stay in nicer hotels. I expected a 4.5 rating to be nicer.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel in Murray Hill"
Great hotel in Murray Hill. Very clean and the rooms are big. Staff is friendly and helpful. It's next door to Rare and there is a rooftop lounge. Walking distance to grand central station (subway). And restaurants, the market, time square, bars, everything is in walking distance. The only thing is that all I did in my room was laugh while drinking […] wine and someone made a complaint about my room. So it is best for those who are and like to be very quiet. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Best hotel decision."
Thanks to everyone who writes hotel reviews on the internet. We picked this hotel because of the location and the reviews. Great find. Large clean room, very professional staff, loved the rooftop bar. Cons-The linens could be softer, and bring your own toiletries. Super hotel. We will return.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is in excellent condition. The location is in an upscale neighborhood that is convenient to Park Avenue and Grand Central. The staff is helpful and courteous. Highly recommended.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Most hotels in New York are small. This one was very decent size!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location with comfy and spacious rooms"
I love staying in boutique hotels, but that often means sacrificing size for style and location. The Affinia Shelburne was a standout compared to other boutique hotels I've stayed in in Manhattan. The room and bathroom was large with plenty of space to store luggage and personal items. I also enjoyed the location and access to public transit and plentiful […] cabs. My one quibble would be the amount of pillows provided on the bed, but overall, it was a great stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Rugs in hallway quite dingy but really only complaint staff super nice and rooftop bar amazingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
excellentGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I LOVED the hotel. Its close to several eateries, Grand Central, Empire State building just to name a few. They offered wine tasting in the evening free of charge. The door man was very friendly and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"ADA Accommodations at Affinia Shelburne"
ADA Accomodations at Affinia Shelburne were not adequate. There are no grab bars in the bathroom near the toilet nor the walk-in shower. There is no hand held shower head that is necessary for a person using a shower chair. Along the entrance path to the room there were two raised floor-strip edges (over an inch in height) that made entrance/exit for […] a wheelchair very difficult. The hotel did provide a shower chair and raised toilet seat upon request. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great place to stay in NYC. Loved the complementary wine tasting at 5PM. Every thing and everyone were helpful and courteous. Will stay there againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very busy property, good place for people who want social activity. Good casual restaurant on first floor, bar on top floor. My room was on the second floor with a view of some air conditioning equipment, but it was incredibly quiet for an NYC hotel. Ask for room 208. You have to deal with slow elevators with limited capacity as in any boutique hotel, […] but housekeeping let me take the service elevator down when I was in a hurry. When I reached the front door to leave for my meeting, a cab was ready without my asking. Very good experience. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Two Thumbs Up!"
Two thumbs up especially on cleanliness and hotel service. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely consider staying at the Affinia Shelburne again in the future.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Reasonable Accomodations for the Price"
The hotel provided the accomodations that I needed, but the overall condition was below my expectations. The room was not as nice as expected and the air conditioner unit was extremely loud. The pictures and descriptions were a bit misleading. I don't plan to stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location, disappointing service. Staff was not helpful with directions, and we had a fed ex delivery that was mishandled and we just barely got our theater tickets in time. Would not stay there again, even though it was recommended by a friend who travels worldwide regularly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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