The Strand Hotel

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

33 West 37 Street, New York City, New York, NY 10018, United States
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95%

Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
60%
544
Very Good
30%
271
Average
5%
50
Poor
2%
23
Terrible
0%
7

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 32% more than similarly rated 3.5 star hotels

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Good For Couples
  • Families92
  • Couples92
  • Solo88
  • Business85

More about The Strand Hotel

Eight Miles of Books

by barryg23 about Strand

Strand is one on NY's great bookshops. The prices are excellent and you could spend all day here browsing through their collections. There's another branch downtown on Fulton Street

Strand yourself!

by kenadams about Strand

This place is great. Two floors worth of used books, all in excellent condition, and with a great selection. The Strand is basically a legend in this city, and the people that work here, many of them students, are well aware of that: they are nice and seem to have read at least one of the books in the store (unlike other places).
If you can't find a book anywhere - because it's out of print or because it's out of the ordinary - the Strand is your best chance. You can also shop online at www.strandbooks.com

18 Miles of Books

by shutterlust about The Strand

Everyone in Manhattan knows the Strand. Any hard-to-find book that you can't find in run-of-the-mill stores (i.e. Barnes and Noble) can likely be found at the Strand. They have an amazing collection of old, new, used, worn books and you'll always find something. The search is half the fun! :-) A Stand T-shirt, totebag, a picture book of NYC, postcards anywhere from $1 to $50+, depending on what you get, obviously.

Used Book Mecca

by danasuzanne about Strand Bookstore

The Strand is the best! Open late most nights, it is THE place to browse & find a bargain. They have the book you just saw at Barnes & Noble for half price. They have books you will never see anywhere else. It's an institution. You may need a bigger suitcase after looking there. Buy a Strand T-shirt, some rare books & a few bargain books. Go upstairs to the Art section! 25 cents and up

Reviewer's Copies 50% Off!

by jancola about Strand

Have you just read about a new killer mystery in the New York Times but you don't want to pay full price? If you hurry, you might find it in the stacks at the Strand. Not a place for the weak of heart, or the obsessive compulsive, the Strand is like a book lover's basement. It is chaotic, dusty, and filled to the brim with books. The basement has reviewer's copies, six each, for just about every new hardcover that comes out. Only catch is that you need to know the author's name; there are too many here for any of the staff to help you. Half price for all reviewers copies; everything else is marked at a discount.

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Forum Posts

Chocolates / Candies / Cookies as gifts

by sprite24

Hi all, i'm finally in NYC and am totally loving it!

I'm looking for some quality chocs/candies/cookies or any possibly edible stuff thats famous n unique to nyc to buy back as gifts for friends/colleagues. Any one can offer some recommendations?

Re: Chocolates / Candies / Cookies as gifts

by zuriga

You don't say where you come from, so it's difficult to know what your friends might like. For instance, if you live in London, there are many of the same shops for chocolate - many being French. :-)

I'd take a trip to Dean & DeLuca in SoHo. Their shop has wonderful gourmet items that might be interesting. I like to bring back NYC bagels, but that's just me. Katz's Delicatessen has wonderful, Jewish salami but meat is sometimes not allowed, depending on where you live. My favorite patiserrie is no more so I can't name that, but there are other good bakeries and Bloomingdales usually has some good treats. I'll keep thinking.

Re: Chocolates / Candies / Cookies as gifts

by TexasDave

I'd second the bagel recommendation. NYC bagels are the best. Two authentic shops are Ess-A and H & H. I have listings for both among my NYC tips.

Re: Chocolates / Candies / Cookies as gifts

by zuriga

Another name came back to me. Grace's Market (I think it's on Third Avenue) always had very good cakes and cookies and other gourmet items. Balducci is another place.. in Greenwich Village.

Re: Chocolates / Candies / Cookies as gifts

by SOLODANCER

Great chocolate of NYC you can be proud of to take home as a particular gift -

Try Lilac Chocolate located at Jane Street and Greenwich Avenue in the West Village.

Re: Chocolates / Candies / Cookies as gifts

by TexasDave

Thinking along the lines of chocolates, you could also consider Jacques Torres, the main store is on the Brooklyn side of the bridge(I have a tip on that as well) or Max Brenner,just South of Union Square on Broadway across from The Strand Bookstore. But I still bagels just say New York City (and the travel well, too).

Re: Chocolates / Candies / Cookies as gifts

by sprite24

Thanks for all the recommendations! I am from Singapore and am intending to buy small treats back for some 20 colleagues to share in office hence bagels might not be good. But i will surely try out those recommendations myself. Keep the recommendations coming in as i still have another week in NYC!

Re: Chocolates / Candies / Cookies as gifts

by SOLODANCER

you might also consider taking home gifts the

world-famous I Love NY tee-shirts in all different colors which

you can purchase very cheaply in Chinatown at 6 for $10

Re: Chocolates / Candies / Cookies as gifts

by Aloe9678

If any of your friends are also fashionistas, they might enjoy candy from Dylan's Candy Bar, Dylan being Ralph Lauren's daughter.

Bookstores in NYC

by IrishCailin

I am a huge bookworm and read a lot of american books, which I have to order from Amazon. So I am wondering can anyone reccomennd good bookstores in NYC? What is the best in the city?

Thanks!

Re: Bookstores in NYC

by tamirros

For my opinion, the best book store in NYC is Strand. You can go and look at their web site: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.php
They are proud to announce that they have over 8 miles of books in their store. The varaiety is amazing. It is located on Broadway and 12th Street.
Take the N, R, 4, 5, 6, L train to Union Square. Walk two blocks South to 12th street.
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30-10:30, Sun. 11-10:30

Re: Re: Bookstores in NYC

by seagoingJLW

Strand Book, without a doubt. In addition to their regular collections, Strand sells reviewers' copies of current fiction and non-fiction at very low prices--after all they are used books.

Strand is located at 828 Broadway (at 12th Street) It is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 10:30 pm and on Sundays from 11:00 am to 10:30 pm.

They claim to have Eight Miles of Books.

Joan

Re: Bookstores in NYC

by COHbKA

My favorite used book store is 7th Ave Books in Park Slope in Brooklyn (7th Ave & 7th Street, i think). And if you happen to wander around Washington Square on a weekend, you'll find a guy who lays out an excellent selection of used books on a stall. He changes locations, but stays in the same vicinity... Good luck!

Re: Bookstores in NYC

by newyorkerman

In addition to the great tips noted above, there are several specialty bookstores, e.g. mystery books, which still operate.

Bookstore in NYC

by Flavs

Hello. Does anyone know about some cool bookstores in NYC? Thank you for your help :)

Re: Bookstore in NYC

by KarenTaylor

I love going to Ivy's Books and Murder Ink . It's two shops joined together on Broadway between 92nd and 93rd. One side sells , as you might have guessed, murder mysteries, and the other is an ordinary bookshop. It's an independent, and has a great feel to it. I always go there when I visit NYC

Re: Bookstore in NYC

by ellielou

the strand is one of the most famous and fabulous bkstores in nyc
http://www.strandbooks.com/home/

Re: Re: Bookstore in NYC

by adventerrtravel22

try borders books downtown near wall street. It's right across from Trinity Church.....it is huge...

Re: Bookstore in NYC

by seagoingJLW

the place to go is definitely Strand. It is located at 12th and Broadway #828.) If the Strand doesn't have it, it doesn't exist..

Store hours are 9:30 am to 10:30 pm Monday through Saturday. On Sunday they are open from 11:00 am to 10:30 pm.

You can get old books, new books, reviewers copies, anything.

The phone and FAX numbers are:

212-473-1452
212-473-2591 fax

Go, read, and enjoy.

Joan

Re: Bookstore in NYC

by slychen

if you want to shop books but find your luggage is heavy(haven't checked in the hotel or hostel), strand book store is good.

Re: Bookstore in NYC

by Flavs

Thank you all for the tips. I'll check those bookstores.
Regards,
Flavia

Re: Re: Bookstore in NYC

by Flavs

Thank you very much for the tip. I will visit this one for sure. =)

Re: Re: Bookstore in NYC

by Mahieu

There are different Barnes and Noble bookstores in NYC. I went to the one in Greenwich village, 396 Sixth Ave, crossing 8th St.

Another one is Shakespeare and Co. There are also different locations. The address close to NYU: 716 Broadway, Washington Place.

Greetings,

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