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Soldiers Sailors Marines Club
Reviewed 17 October 2011

Rooms were small but I knew that going in. Enjoyed our stay. It was warm and welcoming. Though I was a bit deceived by the price! I thought we'd be paying $45/night. It was actually $45 night PER person! Oh well still way cheaper than the cheapest hotel in the area! If you dont mind shared bathrooms this worth it.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Reviewed 11 October 2011

Just left NYC yesterday after five days of staying at the Soldiers Sailors Marines Club. You will not beat this value anywhere in NYC unless you are staying with friends in their apartment. The building which houses the SSMC is old and screams history. If you want a cookie cutter hotel room for $300 a night head elsewhere but if you are looking for a unique experience which only few can talk about stay in the SSMC.

The SSMC staff were all wonderful. I read reviews on the club prior to making reservations and was expecting a "not so warm" welcome. When we arrived the staff were friendly and kind. I guess you get out of it what you put into it.

The building itself is old and looks it but it serves it purpose well, just a place to crash after seeing the sights. I am planning my next trip already and will bring my teenage daughter to show her NYC.

I guess if you're on the fence about the SSMC then think of it this way; if you like to camp you'll love it, if camping is not your thing look for something else.

Room Tip: Lots of trsffic noise for west side rooms.
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank edward d
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

The SSMC is for service members and their families. This is more like a hostel in Europe, small bedrooms, community bathrooms, no frills. However, it is clean and you will not find another place downtown at the price. If you are looking for a 4 star experience, go elsewhere, but if you want a place to stay the night while you enjoy the City, this is an excellent opportunity.

Reservations must be made over the phone. Don't expect to see any computer systems, recommend that after making the reservation, you call back to ensure they are still expecting you. Service is respectable, again, not 4 star, but you can not beat the value.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank KidIcarus08
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Reviewed 5 November 2010

We stayed at the Soldier Sailor Club for 3 nights and wish we had known about it for previous trips to the City. The club is currently undergoing rennovations, but presently looks like a well-lived in 1940's hostel (or what I imagine as such). There are no elevators for the 4 floors and you have to walk down the hall to shared (but separated by gender) showers and restrooms. The front door staff is on duty 24/7. The rooms were nothing special, but perfect if you're just using them to crash at night. The beds are not soft, the towels are not plush (and bring your own if you dont want blue fuzz on you), but the rooms and bathrooms were quite clean. It seemed that most of the other patrons were middle aged and older. The neighborhood is yuppified and safe, with lots of nearby eating options and quite close to Grand Central Station. Our room fronted the street and the traffic noise was constant and loud, but we can sleep through anything. Might have been a problem for others. There are 2 computers available for use by lodgers, as well as 1 hair dryer, which requires a cash deposit, and a refrigerator for leftovers and such. Non-paying guests and food are not allowed above the first floor. The morning bagels and coffee provided--just grocery store fare, bring your own nibbles or go out. We would certainly use the Soldier Sailor as a home base again, but this is a value experience, not a comfort and quality experience.

  • Stayed: October 2010
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6  Thank edayem
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Address: 283 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-3540
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan , Murray Hill
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Ranked #53 of 163 Speciality Lodging in New York City
Number of rooms: 30

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