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Good Value and Location in New York City
The MAve rooms are small, but very reasonably priced. It is modern, clean, recently renovated. We stayed 3 nights in late May 2010 in a "Madison Queen" room and paid $443 for the 3 nights, by booking through booking.com (the hotel website rates are higher), which is good for New York City!! . It was fairly centrally located, in the Flatiron District and we could walk to the Empire State Building. It was between two subway stops (and we used both, depending where we wanted to go; one of which serviced the subway to Times Sq). It doesnt have much of a lobby, really, so it you want a large grand hotel with a bar, this isnt for you. Also, the free breakfast is rather basic. Criossants and danishes on paper plates and coffee, that you help yourself to, but it was fine for us. We grabbed a croissant and coffee most mornings, and other mornings if we felt like a bigger breakfast, went to a diner. But if you want somewhere that is good value, clean and convenient, check out the MAve. Would recommend this for budget-minded, low maintenance travellers! The service of the staff at the desk was outstanding, for a budget to medium priced hotel. I didnt expect it. It was like the service of a 5 star hotel. We asked for recommendations for a nice steak restaurant near the hotel one night. It was Memorial Day (a public holiday) and many restaurants were shut, a fact we hadnt thought about. The guy at the front desk warned us of this and offered to ring around to find out what was open that night. Before doing that, he went through the restaurants that were in the area, in our price range and the cuisine we wanted. He then spent quite a long time calling restaurants as many were closed, but persisted and made us a reservation in a good restaurant. With other requests as well, they were helpful and polite.
Me and my girlfriend just stayed 9 nights at The MAve and we had a perfect stay. The Hotel was clean, and the hotel staff was very forthcomming and helpfull! Will recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a nice place to stay while enjoying the great city of NYC.
Thanks for making our 25th anniversary so special!
We just wanted to say thanks to all the staff at the Mave for making our recent stay so wonderful! When we arrived to celebrate our 25th anniversary we had been upgraded to a bigger room and some champagne was sent up for us. The room was lovely, very clean with a big comfy bed and room to spread out. The complimentary breakfast-to-go was delicious. All the staff were friendly, warm and helpful, from the front desk to the cleaning staff we passed in the hall. We have already recommended your hotel to friends and colleagues and hope to return in the future,
We would go back for the staff !!!
We stayed at The Mave for 9 nights, and we simply loved the hotel for the staff. The staff is super friendly and would go out of their way to help the guests. Though all the staff is friendly, if you find John at the front desk, you have to talk to him to understand what excellent guest relations could mean.
Yes, the rooms are a little small (but thats Manhattan style), the bed was very comfortable and the pillows were soft. Being a new hotel, we loved that the bed linen was new, the rooms were clean, and everything was working just fine.
Dont expect a delightful breakfast cos its just bread and cheese, though food connoisseurs may find it good. But you can hop across the corner to Cafe 28 (28th St and 5th Av) for some great breakfast options. If you are an Indian food fan, just walk down 27th St to Lex Av, and you'll find all the Indian restaurants there. Try Bhatti or Dhaba, for some authentic Indian food. They have an excellent value lunch option either to go or seated.
Coming back to The Mave, the hotel is very promising and it will be interesting to go back once they fix small things here and there, like the elevator, seating in the lobby and breakfast. We would love to stay at The Mave on our future trips to NYC and would highly recommend it to all.
Overall, a great experience if you love to be in the heart of Manhattan, and stay at a new property, with excellent levels of guest relations and customer service.
Enjoy your trip.
Shefali and Ashish
We LOVED this hotel. Highly recommend it. Our room was small(but what Manhattan room isn't) but it was clean, cool & comfortable. The shower was hot and the bed was comfy. The staff went out of their way to accomodate any request, even giving us an umbrella on a rainy day. Only one elevator right now, but we only had to wait over 5 min. one time, and it was never crowded. They said the other one should be running soon. Great location, 3 subway entrances close by. Madison Sq. Pk is close and there is a Shake Shack there that is AMAZING! Our fav. building, the Flat Iron bldg is at the corner of Madison Sq. Pk and is a must see. We walked and took the subway everywhere. We are already planning our next trip and we will definitely stay at the MAve!
Best hotel staff in NY
This small boutique hotel in the Flatiron district was exactly what we were looking for. It was inexpensive, clean, and centrally located. We arrived from the west coast at 6:30 am after a red eye flight looking very weary and red eyed. We expected to leave our luggage and wander aimlessly until we could check in but to our surprise we were allowed to check in early and get into our room! This was so incredibly appreciated and absolutely saved our day. We were able to get a few hours sleep, shower up and get out and enjoy the city.
Some reviewers have commented (complained) about the shower but we did not experience any problems. I suppose if you point the hand held shower head directly outside the shower curtain the bathroom floor would get wet.
I have also read complaints about the one working elevator which is still the case as of 8/14 but the positives of this hotel out weigh this minor inconvenience.
The best feature of The MAve is definitely the hotel staff! They are all so friendly, helpful and accommodating that we would stay here again in a heartbeat. We stayed in room 606 and while the room is small, it is very functional with a large closet and comfortable bed. There was a bit more street noise than others have commented on but we weren't in NY for peace and quiet.
There is a diner 2 doors down that does a basic breakfast/lunch, great for a quick bite. The Shake Shack is just around the corner and does make an excellent burger! (not sure its better than In n Out but worth a trip) There is also a street cart across the way that is excellent for late night pick me ups! Get the chicken and rice! We saw quite a few taxi drivers and police eating from there. That's always a good sign! Also, a 24 hour hair salon on the corner.
Solid hotel, good value.
The hotel had only been open for three weeks prior to my stay and there were certainly some teething problems (only one SLOW elevator working, room door was difficult to open, etc) but none of these were too serious or annoying.
The staff members were exceptional.
I booked only the day before and got a good deal ($160) but I also got the smallest room (the "Urban Full"). Although tiny, the room was set up well and I had no major problems moving around. I cannot imagine, however, having two people in there. If you're a couple, book the next biggest room, at least.
All in all, a great option for midtown. Affordable, near the subway and buses, some good shops near by, clean, fantastic service.
Excellent Hotel, Great service, Great location
If you are looking for a nice and cosy place to stay in NY far away from the noisy Times Square ..this the place.
A great boutique hotel , a skilled staff making you feel at home ,a great location between Union square and Empire State
To make the long story short , we stayed at this hotel twice , in July and in August when we ended our trip in the US and we really enjoyed our stay !!!
We definitely recommend that hotel either leisure or business
A big thank to Aneta and Joe and of course to all the staff . We surely come back in the near future.
Anat , Patrice , lee and Guy
GREAT place in Manhattan!
Awesome local, customer service, and accommodations! highly recommended!
Sushi next door (Twist) was excellent and Cafe 28 around the corner was cheap and amazing (breakfast, lunch, dinner etc)
French breads and cheeses...mmmm.....
This has to have been THE cleanest hotel i have ever stayed in. Loved the fact the rooms have hardwood floors rather than carpet. The staff are superb! Pleasant and efficient. A great location; not too touristy but close to everything you need. And nothing beats waking up to fresh coffee with a variety of delicious french breads and cheeses. That's my kind of continental breakfast!