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Reviewed 14 November 2007

On my trip to New York i stayed here at the best western convention center , the staff was very helpful and friendly . For what its worth this is a good hotel worth the price i would recommend this hotel to anyone , they were very accommodating with hints about the city and restaurants and tours.I would stay here...

1Thank cornhuskie
Reviewed 13 November 2007

First, the good things. The staff was friendly and low key. I loved the internet access. The place is indeed new, if a bit small. The bed was firm, and the bathroom, clean. The bed won't kill you and they have continental breakfast if you like such food. I was ready for the neighborhood, in fact, I have been visiting...

1Thank Observadora
Reviewed 30 October 2007

The hotel itself was an oasis and quite nice. However, while it is close to Times Square, the walk is scary, especially at night. There is nothing else around it for at least two long city blocks except for a taxi repair shop, package shipping and bus storage. Everything else is torn down. I would not have wanted my wife...

2Thank WearyTravelerIowa
Reviewed 29 October 2007

This place sucks! Giant rat in front people screaming at you everytime you go in or out. I know for New York this place is cheap but I paid $265.00 and others paid like $80.00. I got screwed big time. The place is not close to anything! What the hell where they thinking when they built it here. The staff...

3Thank gilbertjump
Reviewed 24 October 2007

The hotel is okay for the price but if my husband had not been with me I would not have stayed. The walk to it is iffy I was scared and weary of my surroundings even in the hotel itself. Then when we got there there was a protest because apparently the owners have mistreated some staff. I wish that...

2Thank patty894
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 23 October 2007

First the cons...the location isn't great -- you aren't really close to any sites and what you can see is pretty uninspiring (taxi garage, horse and buggies and lots of construction in the area) and the room was positively tiny yet seemed to cost a lot of money. You're also very close to the Lincoln Tunnel, so there's a lot...

Thank SDTrav12
Reviewed 15 October 2007

When we arrived, the hotel staff had all been fired and they were all protesting outside with a giant inflatable rat. The scene was very uncomfortable and I cancelled my reservation. The staff were all very impatient and didn't understand why we wouldn't want to stay. They were not accomodating in the least. The hotel is not in a good...

2Thank UofMgirl
Reviewed 9 October 2007

This was a busy holiday weekend in NYC and because we had made reservations relatively late, this hotel had a reasonable rate for this particular weekend. The rooms were a bit small, but certainly adequate and above all, clean. Everything was in good working order and the front desk staff were absolutely wonderful and very accommodating and helpful. I had...

Thank LilyNorwichCT
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 8 October 2007

Great experience. I took a red eye flight and the friendly desk clerk arranged early check in. The room was spotless. Small room but usual by NY or European standards. Location was great with uptown and downtown buses one block away. Walk to Times Square and Empire State building. Great Italian deli on 9th ave. Hotel staff printed out my...

1Thank missV1st
Reviewed 1 October 2007

I was full of anxiety after being awarded this hotel via Priceline and reading the unflattering reviews. From the minute my husband and I arrived however we were greatly relieved. The hotel was clean, the room size was fine (it is Manhattan after all), and the staff was friendly. The hotel is a little off the main thoroughfare, but it...

1Thank cityfan1

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located just half a block from the Jacob Javits Convention Center, the Magnuson Convention Center Hotel is a short 10-15min walk from Times Square,the Theater District, Madison Square Garden, Penn Station, Port Authority, and other major attractions and transportation hubs. Amenities and Services Provided: -Complementary American Style Hot Breakfast Buffet -Complementary Wi-Fi -Business Center -Tempur-pedic Beds in every room -Shared Shuttle and Taxi service TO the Airport (Fees Apply) -NYC Attractions and Tours (Fees Apply) -Safety Boxes in all rooms -Iron and Ironing Board -Hair Dryer -Shampoo, Conditioners, Soap, etc. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magnuson Convention Center Hotel

Address: 522 W 38th St, New York City, NY 10018-1104 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Convention Center Hotel)
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Hell's Kitchen , Manhattan
Price Range: ₹ 10,606 - ₹ 19,576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Magnuson Convention Center Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 83
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Also Known As:
Best Western Hotel New York City
Best Western Convention Center Hotel
Best Western New York City
New York City Best Western
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“Room 908 view construction side, right below was the train track, also near a convention center. By the elevator.”
  • View from 38th in 10th
  • My view on the 9th Floor room 908 by the elevator.
 of 5 bubbles cacelllib, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had the room # 802, it was at the end of the floor and was ok.”
 of 5 bubbles D1826TFcarlosf, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else!”
 of 5 bubbles wnmavn, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Don't think there is any difference between the rooms besides the size of bed.”
 of 5 bubbles 315JasonH, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't bother with the view. Just get the cheapest room available.”
 of 5 bubbles steveL9834JJ, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
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