Hotel Pennsylvania

2 out of 5 stars2 Stars

401 7th Ave at 33rd St, New York City, New York, 10001-2062, United States

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Value Score Poor Value

Rated 29% lower than similarly priced 2 star hotels

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  • Families27
  • Couples36
  • Solo32
  • Business15
  • Best to Look Elsewhere


    My Wife and I stayed here over night in early August 2004. The room was dirty and the Air Conditioning did not work. The room for one night cost us $174.00 and their parking fee is $35.00. A one hour notification prior to picking up your vehicle is required. I made several attempts in contacting the Management to complain but no one seems to care because not one responded to anything we had to say. No acknowledgement at all !!! I would NOT recommend this Hotel to anyone. I am a New Yorker and feel let down and disappointed with my stay at this hotel.


  • sahlenare's Profile Photo

    A place to stay...


    Well now.. If you would like a top 5 star hotel.. then this hotel is NOT what you are looking for :-)

    Pennsylvania was a decent place to stay over the weekend.. Oh yes they did forget to clean under the bed and under the table.. However the bed itself was clean and as we only slept there... it was ok for us.

  • FRONA's Profile Photo

    Not for my worst enemies!


    Expensive, dirty, mouldy, dark, noisy, full of really weird crowd, doors look like you are going to step into a huge refrigirator. bed linen were dirty, floors we did not dear looking at and were walking in shoes all the time, bathroom had mould all over, the tub was non describable! what you see on the website is an illusion. guaranteed.

    Unique Quality: Good location.

    Directions: Midtown mannhatan

  • Jinglis's Profile Photo

    Excellent place to stay in the city


    You may read some off-putting reviews about this hotel, but think about how little time you would be staying in the hotel while in New York City. Maybe I struck lucky but everything about this hotel was excellent. The first thing to notice is the excellent location, right across the road from Madison Square Garden, round the corner from the Empore State Building, and ten minutes' walk to Times Square. In the hotel itself, the impressive lobby and helpful staff were there to greet you before heading to one of 1700 rooms they have. In ours, we had a large and comfortable queen-size bed, good shower room and the top of the ESB as a view from the window. Being at the back of the hotel, noise levels were low and a good night's sleep was easy. However, who goes to NYC to sleep? The hotel was great for practicality and for price. I'd definitely go back there.

    Directions: Opposite Madison Square Garden

  • KarenTaylor's Profile Photo

    Never again, again!


    Second visit, we took advice of a local travel agent(we didn't know about!), and booked into the Pennsylvania. Cripes, it was just the same as the New Yorker! Again, not recommended.

    Unique Quality: Goodish location, but wouldn't want to be in that area again.

    Directions: Directly opposite Madison Square Garden

  • mirko_p's Profile Photo

    Hotel Pennsylvania - Good hotel and great position


    I've been in Hotel Pennsylvania twice. The first time in July 1996 (4 nights) and then in February 2004 (6 nights).

    Although I saw many complaints in other hotel Pennsylvania tips, we had a pleasant stay in this hotel.
    For the price we payed (90$ a night for a double room) I think it's a good deal.
    Of course it's a 2 stars hotel and you can't expect that everything is perfect.

    Unique Quality: Subway station in front of the hotel.

    Directions: In front of Madison Square Garden and Pennsylvania station

  • leepingnn's Profile Photo

    Best Hotel In New York


    Hotel Pennsylvania is one of the five largest hotels in Manhattan with over 1,700 rooms and an impressive history. The location is in the heart of midtown, directly opposite Madison Square Garden and Penn Station. Macy's, the world's largest department store, is one block up the street. The Empire State building is around the corner. The Jacob Javit's Convention Center, a few blocks away. So too is the Theatre District. New York's Hotel Pennsylvania is in the center of the action! The hotel has undergone extensive renovations, designed to make your stay more pleasurable. The Grand Lobby has been painstakingly restored. Gleaming new stainless steel elevators whisk you to your guestroom. While staying at New York's Hotel Pennsylvania you will be close to New York City's Famous Fashion District and within walking distance to the Empire State Building and Broadway.

    Unique Quality: Wide, Spacious Corridors Lead to Your Guest Room both smoking and non-smoking rooms, as well as specially designed rooms to accommodate those who are physically challenged for your convenience. During your stay at the Hotel Pennsylvania you may arrange for passes to Bally's, a private fitness center that is located next door to the hotel. This club offers five floors of state-of-the-art fitness equipment as well as an Olympic size indoor swimming pool. A nominal daily fee is charged. The Hotel Pennsylvania lobby is spacious with a grand ambiance complete with 9 check-in/out windows. The Guest Information Desk and Theater and Transportation Desk can offer you a variety of services during your stay. Safety Deposit Boxes are also available, ice and soft drink machines on each floor, cots and cribs for available for children. The comfort and security of our guests is always important, that is why only guests and accompanied visitors are allowed into rooms, with elevator access monitored by 24-hour security, elevator cabs and corridors are monitored by a 24-hour security system

    Directions: 401 7th Avenue (between 32nd & 33rd Streets)
    New York NY 10001

  • flip60's Profile Photo

    great location


    superb location stayed here for 4 nights in april 03 and really could'nt fault it.right in central manhattan close to macey's,empire state building,madison square garden and opposite penn station.great irish bar 33rd st opposite side entrance of hotel, can't remember the name ,sorry i was to drunk.can't believe some of the things people moan about, new york is all about being out 20 hours a day and enjoying yourselves not sitting in hotel rooms moaning .

    Unique Quality: location,clean ,cheap .

    Directions: 33rd st and 7th avenue

  • Jttops's Profile Photo

    Close but no cigar


    We stayed here on a Saturday night with some friends in October of '02 because of the location convenient to Madison Square Gardens and the price. These should be about the only two reasons you might want to select this hotel over some other options. Our wives were off to a concert and we hit the town with some other friends from Manhattan. Be prepared for lots of lines. The hotel is large and the volume of people waiting for everything is the first thing that you notice. The room we had on the seventh floor was creepy. I know they had some renovation going on while we were there, but this room had not seen the benefits of that process yet. All things considered though, it was a place to sleep and clean ourselves up, and that is what you should expect for $140 a night in NYC, I guess.

    Unique Quality: The view out of the window was kind of a unique look at some intricate details of the architecture of the building - all it surrounded by bird netting to keep the pigeons off of it.

  • UK_GUY_LOVES_VEGAS's Profile Photo

    Right in the heart of it all


    This is a fantastic hotel to stay in. Its reasonably cheap (if thats possible in NY), good quality accomodation, but the best part is the location - It is right opposite Penn Street station (main underground & amtrak station) and madison square gardens. Plus its only a couple of blocks from times square, macy's and the empire state building.

    Directions: mid town

  • New York's Worst


    A most dreadful hotel, do not believe a word on the website.
    I saw 4 bedrooms. The beds are tiny. The staff are surly. The room lighting is hopeless. Electric sockets are loose and damaged. Rooms are dirty. There is no bathroom ventilation. A shower curtain was missing in one room. 2 rooms had blocked basins. The shower in 1 room was dangerous as it scalded. No clock in 1 room. Only one upright chair, none had an armchair. No writing paper. No 'do not disturb' signs.
    And Willy will be sacked, I hope - he pushed a heavily laden luggage trolley into my wife, didn't apologise. I was unable to speak to anyone in authority - the bunker mentality no doubt because of the large number of complaints they must get.
    Truly dreadful - please don't go there.

    Unique Quality: None

    Directions: Fashion District

  • Thoomuch's Profile Photo

    Hotel in the middle of the big apple


    This hotel is perfect situated on the 7th avenue. Across the street you have Madison Square garden, Macy┬┤s is just around the corner and also Empire State Building.

    Unique Quality: The lobby is nice, but the rooms where ok, but they could have clean them better...(i looked under the bed and there it was garbage and cokecans......). So did other say it was in their rooms to. But anyway, it was ok and the location was perfect.

  • Skibbe's Profile Photo

    Best location for the price


    Unique Quality: Historical hotel about which the song 'Pennsylvania 6-5000' was written because it is their phone number. It would be hard to beat this location for this price in expensive Manhattan. Not fancy and you shouldn't expect much of the staff but it is more than adequate as a place to hang your hat for a few days.

    That was in 2001, however, when the hotel was being renovated. Not sure the prices would be as great now.

    Directions: 401 Seventh Avenue, between 32nd and 33rd, across from Madison Square Garden

  • GUYON's Profile Photo

    Hotel Pennsylvania


    150$ - Valet parking : 35$ per day

    Unique Quality: The rooms are rather small and dirty. The carpet is stained. The ceiling keeps the tracks of previous water damage (see the photograph). The windows have not been wiped since the construction.

    Arrived at 3PM, we waited 45mn to have a room (and what a room). Management and organization : nil.

    Valet parking : we had to ask for the car 1 hour before taking it. The order had not been transmitted and we waited 20 mn more. Poor service for 35$ per day.

    The major aim of the staff seems to wait for gratuity.

    I recommend this hotel to the people who like adventure.

    Directions: In front of the Madison Square Garden.

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Hotel Pennsylvania

by lveste

Does anyone here know much about this rather large hotel. I've heard its in a great location but have differing accounts of the state of rooms. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Re: Hotel Pennsylvania

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Re: Hotel Pennsylvania

by Docu2001

It's a dump ... basically. But as dumps go ... it's not the worst.


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Address: 401 7th Ave at 33rd St, New York City, New York, 10001-2062, United States