Hotel Grand Union

34 East 32nd Street, New York City, New York, 10016, United States
(3 star hotel)
#294 of 763 hotels in New York City
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 5 reviews
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Cheap yet lovely place to stay

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 24, 2007

fantastic
such friendly staff, the value and standard of the hotel for the cheap accomadation so close to all the famous places was unbelievable. If i ever come back to NYC ill be staying here again for sure.

Nice area too, didnt feel scared going out late at night, plenty of NYPD around 24/7

Unique Quality: internet access, close to Macys and times Square and ESB

Directions: 5 mins walk from Empire State, Macys and Madison Sq Gardens

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Good quality/price ratio

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 4, 2006

A comfortable bed in a quiet room, with a working bathroom in a convenient location was all that we needed in New York. Though looking old, this hotel fitted perfectly in my needs.

I stayed there twice, both rooms were small, but big enough to let us open bags and move around, and everything worked well. Two blocks away from the Empire State Building, the night was silent, providing a good sleep. And we payed only $99 plus taxes (Impossible nowadays, I think).

Unique Quality: Location

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Great Value

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 27, 2006

Proximity
The closest things to the Hotel are the Empire State Building on fifth avenue, the 34th street shopping area and Grand Central Station on 42nd street. The nearest subway station is 32nd street but Grand central station is ten blocks away. Penn Station is about two or three blocks west of the hotel.

Room size, bed, condition

The room was sizeable, especially as I’d read reviews about the tiny rooms in NYC.

First impressions were good: a Queen bed with a wooden head-board. A chair and table, a chest of drawers and an armoire that housed a 28” television. All of this was in Dark wood. The décor was old fashioned.

One good thing about a hotel of this price is the fact that it has a private bathroom. And not just any old bathroom but a marble one! Marble floors, marble rooms. All in white and immaculate with towels and soap.

The even better feature is the fridge – yes a fridge in a 2* hotel! small table-top jobbie to make your budget trip even more frugal.

The room also came with air-condition but the regulation range is quite small- basically you get ‘cool’ or ‘a little bit cooler’. Or ‘warm’ or ‘a bit warmer’. The 28” television came with 30 channels.

the first night I couldn’t sleep because of all the traffic outside my room.. However, next morning the reception staff gladly let me change room; In fact he gave me three keys to rooms that were away from the street and let me take my pick.

There was internet access in the small lounge next to the lobby,

There is no restaurant but there is a coffee shop linked to the hotel – I never went there so I can’t comment on it. However, in midtown Manhattan you are never short of places to eat. There is a small supermarket on 34th street so you can stock up your fridge.

All in all, I was impressed by the hotel and the facilities. For my first time in the city the location was spot on. I would recommend it to anyone else though not someone with small children because of the lack of room service and room space.

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Great Value Hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 27, 2006

Proximity
The closest things to the Hotel are the Empire State Building on fifth avenue, the 34th street shopping area and Grand Central Station on 42nd street. The nearest subway station is 32nd street but Grand central station is ten blocks away. Penn Station is about two or three blocks west of the hotel.

Room size, bed, condition

The room was sizeable, especially as I’d read reviews about the tiny rooms in NYC.

First impressions were good: a Queen bed with a wooden head-board. A chair and table, a chest of drawers and an armoire that housed a 28” television. All of this was in Dark wood. The décor was old fashioned.

One good thing about a hotel of this price is the fact that it has a private bathroom. And not just any old bathroom but a marble one! Marble floors, marble rooms. All in white and immaculate with towels and soap.

The even better feature is the fridge – yes a fridge in a 2* hotel! small table-top jobbie to make your budget trip even more frugal.

The room also came with air-condition but the regulation range is quite small- basically you get ‘cool’ or ‘a little bit cooler’. Or ‘warm’ or ‘a bit warmer’. The 28” television came with 30 channels.

the first night I couldn’t sleep because of all the traffic outside my room.. However, next morning the reception staff gladly let me change room; In fact he gave me three keys to rooms that were away from the street and let me take my pick.

There was internet access in the small lounge next to the lobby,

There is no restaurant but there is a coffee shop linked to the hotel – I never went there so I can’t comment on it. However, in midtown Manhattan you are never short of places to eat. There is a small supermarket on 34th street so you can stock up your fridge.

All in all, I was impressed by the hotel and the facilities. For my first time in the city the location was spot on. I would recommend it to anyone else though not someone with small children because of the lack of room service and room space.

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Hotel Grand Union

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 9, 2005

I enjoyed this hotel very much! The room is convenient and cosy, with cable TV and a nice bath tub. The staff is very helpful and welcoming, the price - reasonable. I would recommend it to my friends, and will come back too.

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