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The Blakely New York
Ranked #137 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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New York City, New York
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“Worst Hotel Experience EVER !!!!”
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Stained curtains, carpet, bed skirt
Linens terrible
Toilet broken
Air Conditioning barely worked
Elevator was broken most the time
Staff un helpful, inefficient...actually..useless

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

We were presently surprised by this hotel. This hotel is a great find with very clean rooms, solid luxury furnishing. It has the feel of the top hotel and the price was right. Very large rooms with nice bathrooms.

Room Tip: high rooms have not much noise.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2012

The Blakely is a great hotel, in short walking distance of many NYC attractions. The room was larger than expected. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The lady at the front desk printed us Mapquest directions for both walking and taking the subway to a few places. The free breakfast was a welcome surprise, but was somewhat lackluster. Overall, this is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2012

Just completed a four night stay with my family at this hotel. It was recommended by our travel agent but as normal now checked Tripadvisor before booking. We were not disappointed. We had a suite (two large beds, a sofa bed, small kitchenette and bathroom) on the 7th floor which was ample for our needs. The shower in particular was fantastic and was probably one of the best I/we have came across in a hotel.

We found the breakfast to be great with options to suit most needs. As perviously mentioned, by other reviewers, the waiting staff wouldn't be overly friendly but they do a good job. As for the tip card, we just put a line through it!

I would reserve my best praise for the concierge staff, in particular Andre, who were excellent with their local knowledge and ideas for things to do. Their great strength is their genuine friendliness.

The only negative for our stay was an issue with a member of the cleaning staff but this was completely outweighed by the positives.

Would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and would certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: If more than two adults get a suite.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

The Blakely New York was just the perfect icing on our honeymoon cake. We wanted to experience The Big Apple without feeling intimidated / awed by the sheer overwhelming experience that goes with big cities such as New York.

@The best: Without a shadow of a doubt, its location has everything going for it. Central Park, the awesome Times Square, 5th and Madison Avenues are less than a mile radius and the subway is a walking distance from the hotel lobby.

@The good: We stayed in a room facing the 55th street on the 13th floor. It was spacious (by all standards of New York hotels) with traditional styling, the bathroom was spotless clean and many fresh towels were provided. The complimentary Internet connection is a real life-saver for travelling road warriors such as myself as I could occasionally check on my personal and business emails without leaving my hotel room. The concierge desk was super helpful at all times, be it recommending something for a first-time visitor, getting us a cab or directing us accordingly.

@The bad and ugly: The continental breakfast at Ristorante Abboccato was very welcome, but the waiting staff seemed to have an attitude problem (maybe because of my skin colour, or my very distinct accent!) since they would choose to fall over themselves as they served some other customers while we were left without proper service befitting paying customers. As a self-checking mechanism, The Blakely New York should consider doing feedback surveys for third-party service providers such as the restaurant offering the breakfast. The "tip voucher" is very confusing; the staff at the restaurant insist on the guest signing as proof of having breakfast!!! Is no other better way of doing this, like having an information system that a guest can swipe at the lobby / entrance of the restaurant and flag breakfast as provided?

Room Tip: Rooms facing the 55th street are a better bet
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Blakely New York

Property: The Blakely New York
Address: 136 W 55th St, Bet. 6th & 7th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5305
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#80 Family Hotel in New York City
#108 Business Hotel in New York City
#111 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#112 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price range (per night): ₹ 14,925 - ₹ 33,017
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Blakely New York 4.5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Midtown Manhattan Central Park West, steps way from Times Square and 5th Avenue Shops. A 4-Diamond Property, continuously voted as one of the top independent hotels by US News & World Report - 2014 - 2016. ... more   less 
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