Americana Inn

1 out of 5 stars1 Star

69 West 38th Street, New York City, New York, 10018, United States

6 Reviews

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79%

Satisfaction Average
Excellent
21%
82
Very Good
41%
158
Average
17%
68
Poor
8%
33
Terrible
9%
37

Value Score Average Value

Rated 24% higher but also costs 96% more than other 1 star hotels

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  • Families56
  • Couples69
  • Solo76
  • Business52
  • Our second home - NYC

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    Me and my friend visited NYC between March 24 to April 4 , 2014, all the way from Stockholm. We wanted to find a safe and clean accommodation that did not cost a lot, as you usually spend most of your time outdoors. After careful researching online we received a great price from Americana Inn .

    Getting to the hotel from JFK was surprisingly easy with a cost of $ 7 per person. F -line took us all the way to Bryant Park 40th Street 6 avenue , where we could easily walk with our suitcases to the 38th street 6 avenue, to the hotel. People on the subway were very friendly showing us direction, no need of booking an expensive cab or shuttle.

    The hotel was very small and boutique style building with 24 hour staff support, who were very nice and friendly as soon as we needed help/advise. The rooms were small and charming, comfortable beds,clean and safe . We were a little worried at first that it would only be a toilet on each floor (total 3 floors) where we would have to queue with others. Surprisingly , it was a fresh bathroom after every 3rd room, so on one floor there were 5 bathrooms, wonderful: = ) They also cleaned our rooms everyday and it was warm.

    Best location in NYC where you are close to everything, we walked everywhere. We felt very safe leaving our suitcases and expensive gadgets that we both had with us from home and that we bought in NYC.

    It is important to know that you will come back to a quiet , fresh and safe hotel after hours of sightseeing. I heartily and truly recommend this hotel if you want to invest minimally in your accommodation ( stay calm , safe, fresh , friendly service and lots of bathrooms) and invest a maximum of discovering NYC ( food and shopping ).

    Have a great trip :=)

  • Our second home in NYC

    by

    Me and my friend visited NYC between March 24 to April 4 , 2014, all the way from Stockholm. We wanted to find a safe and clean accommodation that did not cost a lot, as you usually spend most of your time outdoors. After careful researching online we received a great price from Americana Inn .

    Getting to the hotel from JFK was surprisingly easy with a cost of $ 7 per person. F -line took us all the way to Bryant Park 40th Street 6 avenue , where we could easily walk with our suitcases to the 38th street 6 avenue, to the hotel. People on the subway were very friendly showing us direction, no need of booking an expensive cab or shuttle.

    The hotel was very small and boutique style building with 24 hour staff support, who were very nice and friendly as soon as we needed help/advise. The rooms were small and charming, comfortable beds,clean and safe . We were a little worried at first that it would only be a toilet on each floor (total 3 floors) where we would have to queue with others. Surprisingly , it was a fresh bathroom after every 3rd room, so on one floor there were 5 bathrooms, wonderful: = ) They also cleaned our rooms everyday and it was warm.

    Best location in NYC where you are close to everything, we walked everywhere. We felt very safe leaving our suitcases and expensive gadgets that we both had with us from home and that we bought in NYC.

    It is important to know that you will come back to a quiet , fresh and safe hotel after hours of sightseeing. I heartily and truly recommend this hotel if you want to invest minimally in your accommodation ( stay calm , safe, fresh , friendly service and lots of bathrooms) and invest a maximum of discovering NYC ( food and shopping ).

    Have a great trip :=)

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    Affordable Hotel Near Times Square

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    The Americana Inn is a small hotel just a 5-10 minute walk from Times Square and Grand Central Station! The Inn feels a bit like a hostel with private rooms. Rooms have their own sinks, but the bathroom and shower are outside of the rooms in the hallway. There are many on each floor, and they are NOT communal, so you can bathe privately!

    Rooms have air conditioning, a tv, closet, and a sink. The beds are comfortable. There is internet access in the lobby. Although there is no internet in the rooms, you should be able to get wireless from the cafe next door.

    The hotel has its own driver to take you back to the airport. Most cabs in the area will refuse to go to the airport, so this service can be convenient.

  • The American Inn

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    The American Inn was very basic but also very clean. The rooms are tiny but well kept, as are the shared bathrooms. The staff are friendly and even looked after my bags (free of charge) from check-out to catching the shuttle bus back to JFK later that evening.

    The location was ideal as it was only a short walk to Bryant Park, The New York Public Library, Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, The Empire State Building and Macy's.

    I would recommend this accommodation for single travellers (like myself), students or travellers on a budget.

    Unique Quality: A small welcome basket which contained some clean towels, plastic beakers, toilet paper and soap was an unexpected little extra.

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    New York's Hidden Gem

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    This hotel was the cheapest I could find in New York, and once I arrived, I really did wonder why. I had a 5 night stay over the Easter break this year and it cost around £40 per night for a double room. Although small, this hotel was in walking distance (5-10 minutes, max) to Broadway Theatres, Times Square, The Empire State Building, Macy's and plenty of other shops. It was also very close to the subway and many different food places (including the 3 McDonalds within easy walking distance!)

    The hotel was manned mainly by Latino staff who were all very friendly and helpful. The rooms were cleaned to a high standard every day and we had no problems with them.

    The security system consists of a buzzer and camera to get in the front door, definetly adds to the feeling of safety especially when in New York! (Obv. i've watched too many NYPDesque shows!).

    The rooms are "cosy", but manageable, at the end of the day, who goes to NY to sit in the hotel room? But I advise you to bring some earplugs, the 24/7 New York obsession with beeping can get a little irritating at 3am!

    Overall, a great centrally located hotel at an absolutely bargain price :)

    Unique Quality: Wonderfully helpful staff.
    Fantastic, central location.

    Directions: Garment District

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    69 West 38th StreetNew...

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    69 West 38th StreetNew York, NY 10018
    Tel.: (212) 840-6700 Fax: (212) 840-1830
    (888) HOTEL58







    The Americana Inn welcomes the budget-minded traveler with it's warm, friendly service. Our great location puts you within walking distance to the top exciting sights and sounds of the Big Apple!


    The Americana Inn is perfect for the budget minded traveler seeking comfortable accomodation, excellent location and good value..



    The Americana Inn features:


    50 completely renovated rooms

    Air Conditioning

    Color cable TV

    Semi-private bathrooms


    Accommodations:

    Double/Double Rooms



    Location:


    Four blocks from Macy's Dept. Store / Herald Square

    Four blocks from the excitement of Times Square

    Six blocks from the Broadway Theater District

    Five blocks from the Empire State Building

    One block from the fashionable Fifth Avenue

    One block from Lord & Taylor Department Store

    Shuttle service to all major airports

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    Rates:

    $75-$95/night - 2 people**
    $10/additional person

    **All rates are based on double occupancy, subject to change and availability. Taxes are additional.

More about Americana Inn

LOVED THE AMERICANA

by A TripAdvisor Member

I recently stayed with friend at the Americana Inn for 7 nights, the rooms were better than we expected (although we were told we would have 2 double beds and only had the one) it was a little room but it was extremely cosy, we had cable tv and the room was made up every morning when we left. The staff were all pleasant and helped if we needed it the bathrooms are shared but i never had to wait to use ours. The staff even arranged a shuttle bus back to jfk and as we checked out at 12 and didnt fly till 8 they put our luggage in the security room where they were sat. i would highly recommend this hotel for budget travellers.

Great Value

by A TripAdvisor Member

This place was just right! I stayed with a friend on our first visits to America last October. We needed:

a twin room;
as central as possible;
clean;
warm;
safe;
hot water;
no roaches;
and at a decent price.

And this is the place!

Yes, the rooms are small and spartan, and you'll need earplugs to kill the traffic noise at night. But if your criteria are the same as mine were, Americana Inn is tremendous value.

Perfect place to stay if you're on a budget

by A TripAdvisor Member

We stayed in the Americana Inn for a week in November. The rooms were quite small but they were very clean & for $75 a night, fantastic value! The bathrooms were spotless & we never had to queue for one. Our room was cleaned every day & clean towels were provided on a daily basis. The location was excellent & we loved every minute of our stay in NY. We found the staff very friendly & helpful. The only downside to our stay was the heat in our room - we had to leave our window open at night because otherwise we would have passed out! The area was pretty noisy but we were wrecked from so much walking every day that we had no problem sleeping through the city noise. I wouldn't have any hesitation recommending this hotel - if you're on a budget but looking for clean, basic, central accommodation then this is the place to stay.

excellent value

by TripAdvisor Member Molly Bloom

I stayed in the Americana Inn with a friend for 5 nights in early February. We had booked a twin room. It was compact in size but very clean with daily maid service. Our only issue was the traffic noise at night as the room was situated at the corner of the building between 31st and 5th. We were assigned to a different room on request, which, while not quiet was considerably less noisy. The staff were efficient and friendly throughout our stay and recommended the supershuttle bus service for transport to JFK on our departure which cost $20 each door to door. This is a no frills establishment which is well run, clean and safe and represents excellent value for money. I would recommend it to budget travellers, especially those travelling on their own as the "buzz to enter" system was a welcome security feature. The hotel was well located within 10 minutes walking distance of the Theatre District and Times Square and within easy access of the Metro System.

Good and reliable buget option

by TripAdvisor Member norskaussie

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Americana Inn for 3 nights at the beginning of March 2005. We had a twin room on the 4th floor which was facing the street, about 3 doors away from the elevator.

The room was small, with two beds divided by a dresser and a TV on a stand at the foot of the beds. There was a small sink with a mirrored cabinet over it, and there was also a closet with enough space to store our two large suitcases and a rack to hang up our clothes. There was only just enough space for us to walk sideways around the beds, so as everyone has mentioned, the room is a pretty tight squeeze. The power switch for the TV was missing, so we didn't get to enjoy the apparent lack of channels, but we didn't bother complaining because we weren't in the room for long during our stay.

As opposed to an earlier post, there are more than 2 bathrooms on each floor - ours had four bathrooms. Each one was shared between about 4 rooms, but we never had a problem with finding it occupied and they were always clean, even after being used by other guests. On our second day though, there was no hot water in the showers.
Our towels were changed daily, and they weren't stingy with them because we recieved 2 large towels as well as 4 smaller ones each day.
The beds were comfortable, and the blankets were interesting...something that felt nice and soft on the top, but strangely rubbery underneath....

Staff at the reception were very friendly and efficient. They asked if we wanted them to arrange transport to the airport, but since we had already booked, they arranged a wake up call for us which was very helpful.
The noise from the street can be a problem. The room was quite hot the first night, so we had to have the window opened. The noise from the traffic is continous, so if you're a light sleeper, bring earplugs or get a room facing the back.

And now I come to the elevator - my arch nemesis. When taking the elevator up and down, it will always stop on the first floor, where it will open so that the person in reception can see who it is. Afterwards, you can ride the elevator to where you want to go. Now, every time the door opens and closes, and every time it passes each floor during each ride, it pings about three times. If you have a room near the elevator - beware. This noise could very well drive you insane.

The hotel is in a great location, close to the subway, ESB, Grand Central St and Times Square. We always felt safe when walking back at night, and there are always other people around.
This hotel is good value for money, and while there were a few minor problems, it is still a good choice for budget travellers.

Forum Posts

The Allerton Hotel NYC

by mrstj

Hey!

Does anyone know what The Allerton Hotel is like? We're going in NYC in August and want a simple room with private bath as cheap as possible. The location (22ns St.) and rates of that hotels are good.

Maria

RE: The Allerton Hotel NYC

by ange_and_andy

hey, it gets mixed reviews on the site I always check

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60763-d93384-Reviews-Allerton-New_York_City_New_York.html

how much were you looking to pay? Is there just two of you? what sort of area do you want to stay in?

The Allerton Hotel NYC

by mrstj

Hey!

Yes, there are just the two of us. We'd like to pay max 100 USD. Well, we have been looking hotels in Chelsea, Murray Hill and Times Square ares.. This is our first time in the city.

Maria

RE: RE: The Allerton Hotel NYC

by ManhattanLaw

I agree that you can do better, although consider adding even a few $ a night - you won't regret it.

Some well recommended budget hotels in those areas are

Hotel 17, East 17th St

Union Sq Inn

Red Roof Inn

Pickwick Arms

Hotel 31

Habitat

These range from about $79-130 and all have pretty good locations. Check reviews on them first and ring the hotels direct for the best rates


RE: RE: The Allerton Hotel NYC

by ManhattanLaw

one I forgot

Americana Inn

The Allerton Hotel NYC

by mrstj

Thank you for those tips. I've already checked out those hotels, and like I told we want to have a private bathroom. And the ones that have are too expensive.

M

RE: RE: The Allerton Hotel NYC

by nyc10025

Look at the Newton Hotel on Upper West Side. It is in good neaghborhood, one block from subway which will get you to midtown in less than 10 minutes. They usually have rooms with private bath for about $100. Ken

http://www.thehotelnewton.com/index.shtml

RE: RE: The Allerton Hotel NYC

by ManhattanLaw

mrsj, most of the ones I mentioned can even be found on expedia.com for around $80 per night for August (with private bathroom). Most you wouldn't even need to add taxes but that would bring it up to your $100 mark.

To be honest you're not far from the hostel standard at that price in Manhattan, and if you add in August too....

RE: RE: The Allerton Hotel NYC

by mrstj

Hello!

Thank you for all the replyes. I really wouldn't mind staying in a hostel, in a private room. So maybe we'll go to the Allerton. :)

M

Comments (1)

  • Apr 13, 2014 at 3:46 AM

    Me and my friend visited NYC between March 24 to April 4 , 2014, all the way from Stockholm. We wanted to find a safe and clean accommodation that did not cost a lot, as you usually spend most of your time outdoors. After careful researching online we received a great price from Americana Inn .

    Getting to the hotel from JFK was surprisingly easy with a cost of $ 7 per person. F -line took us all the way to Bryant Park 40th Street 6 avenue , where we could easily walk with our suitcases to the 38th street 6 avenue, to the hotel. People on the subway were very friendly showing us direction, no need of booking an expensive cab or shuttle.

    The hotel was very small and boutique style building with 24 hour staff support, who were very nice and friendly as soon as we needed help/advise. The rooms were small and charming, comfortable beds,clean and safe . We were a little worried at first that it would only be a toilet on each floor (total 3 floors) where we would have to queue with others. Surprisingly , it was a fresh bathroom after every 3rd room, so on one floor there were 5 bathrooms, wonderful: = ) They also cleaned our rooms everyday and it was warm.

    Best location in NYC where you are close to everything, we walked everywhere. We felt very safe leaving our suitcases and expensive gadgets that we both had with us from home and that we bought in NYC.

    It is important to know that you will come back to a quiet , fresh and safe hotel after hours of sightseeing. I heartily and truly recommend this hotel if you want to invest minimally in your accommodation ( stay calm , safe, fresh , friendly service and lots of bathrooms) and invest a maximum of discovering NYC ( food and shopping ).

    Have a great trip :=)

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Address: 69 West 38th Street, New York City, New York, 10018, United States