Vanderbilt Ymca

224 East 47th Street, New York City, New York, 10017, United States
(1 star hotel)
#340
Rank 340 of 610 hotels
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Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 7 reviews
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Forget it

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 5, 2011

The location is good, but it ends there. The staff at the desk are ubeleivably rude and unreasonable, the rooms are so tiny you cant come home and relax, you can just ly in your bunk as there is no room. Not very nice to come home to after touring this beautiful city, it really spolt our time there, and we were trapped, no late rooms at other hotels once you find out how bad this place is. Better spend some more and look elsewhere, subways are good. Many people check out early, what a windfall for this dump. Please consider my concerns, I am not that fussy, you've been warned

Unique Quality: The location is what gives this dump the ratings

a nice nyc surprise!!!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 18, 2009

i had a family reunion w/ my 2 sisters & sister-in-law 10/04 - 10/07/09. 3 seniors and an almost senior on the loose in nyc. the vanderbilt is a great bargin, has no frills but very secure & has a great friendly staff.
my sisters and i came in on the metro north and could easily walk from grand central to the vanderbilt. my sister-in-law came in by car and had no problem finding parking. she gave us a one night/day guided tour of nyc. the next two nights & days we 3 were on our own. we felt safe walking around at night, a short walk up to rockerfeller center. the un is near by. best part of the vanderbilt .......the many young people staying there from a multitude of foreign countries. everyone was very friendly, respectful & quite.
the hostel is a clean barebones place to stay, with a choice of a single room or bunk room with up & down beds. the rooms are small but you have all your basic needs. the bathrooms are on the outer corridors. mens on one side and ladies on the other side. there is a shower room with two showers and a bathroom with a shower & two stall toilets (at least there is in the ladies!).
yes i would recommend it and would even stay by myself there. no i wouldn't recommend it if you are the type that need a privet bathroom, & expect room service ........ won't happen there! There are wonderful parks, places to shop & eat all around the area, walk around the surrounding blocks, explore! Some eateries in the area deliver to the vanderbilt too.

Unique Quality: cost! location! what you get for your money! security! friendly hard working staff! very clean!!

Directions: located on 47th street between 2nd & 3rd avenues

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The cheapest and convenient place to stay

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 3, 2008

My friend came to New York during the New Year. It was high season for New York, I was lucky to be able to find a room for her at YMCA Vanderbilt. The room is incredible tiny with no private bath or shower. There is no room service during your stay also.
However, we liked its location. It's at 47th street between 2nd and 3nd Avenue. It's less than two blocks from UN and a few blocks from 5th Ave. For its location, I think the rate is OK. The price we paid was $108 per day for a single room including tax. Since I had called many other hotels so I can say the price was very reasonable for its location and the time peroid. Another surprise is it not only has a TV in room, but also it's a TV/DVD combo, so you can watch DVD there. There is also a large gym in first floor.

Unique Quality: Great location, reasonable price

Directions: Get of at Grand Central terminal and walk north east to the hotel

Cheap, convenient, clean but noisy

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 9, 2003

The YMCA Vanderbilt has a great location, the rooms are basic and small, but they are clean and you can use the pool and other facilities if you show your hotel keycard. The restaurant is reasonable and the food ok - good for breakfast. Security is great, and they have a store-room to leave your luggage in while you explore more of New York on your last day. Airport transfers leave right outside every 2 hours, for less than 20 dollars. However, my stay coincided with 2 huge german tour groups of schoolkids and lots of university students treating the place like a dorm. The noise at night was truly unbelievable. The booking staff seemed to have placed everyone on my floor, and I soon realised the showers and toilets 2 floors down were deserted and a lot cleaner!! I had to ask the guys next door to be quiet twice, then finally had to fetch security. I was assured someone would speak to them for the next night, but if anything they were worse, banging on the wall and leaving beer bottles and rubbish propped up against my door. I spoke to several other guests who were also fed up with this. I think the Y needs to realise that placing individual travellers in the midst of rowdy groups isn't a great idea.

Unique Quality: A pool onsite is great, the staff are friendly, and you get a real sense of how much the community benefits from the Y, with the lobby busy all day with children, teenagers and office workers using the facilities. There's also a 24 hour internet shop at 47th and 3rd, literally less than a minute from the front door.

Directions: Between 2nd and 3rd avenues on 47th Street, if you're coming up 3rd from Grand Central Station look out for the Barnes and Noble store on your left, you need to make a right turn here into 47th, you can see the red archway of the YMCA down the street.

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Hostelling

by written on December 5, 2002

My brother and I stayed here for a few days in the summer while waiting to move apartment. It's relatively cheap but the rooms are tiny. The only consolation was that in the smallest room I've ever stayed in we had one of the biggest TVs I've ever had - only in America :-)

Unique Quality: Guests have the use of the Vanderbilt gym and swimming pool.

Directions: Midtown

Vanderbilt YMCA

by written on September 7, 2002

Unique Quality: 1) great location in east midtown, easy access to virtually all of manhattan's sights.
2) reasonable rates
3) cheap 'international' cafe with a nice atmosphere
4)very international feel to the place;-guests must be from outside new york (outer state or overseas)
5) superb sports facilities (machine & free weights gym, indoor running track, basketball court, aerobics classes, 2 swiming pools)- all free to guests!

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Vanderbilt YMCA
224 East...

by written on August 25, 2002

Vanderbilt YMCA
224 East 47th St.
New York City, New York 10017

Unique Quality: This place has an excellent location and a reasonable price. Security was superb! Shared bathroom (not ideal!), rooms are tiny, welcome to NYC on the cheap! We then went over to LA and stayed in a 4 star hotel in Beverly Hills for the same price!

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Address: 224 East 47th Street, New York City, New York, 10017, United States

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