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“Good location, comfortable beds”
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Life Hotel
Ranked #319 of 468 Hotels in New York City
Bernos-Beaulac, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good location, comfortable beds”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

I was at Herald Square two weeks ago and stayed there four nights (business/academic). Good quality/price trade-off. I had read beds were confortable -- I confirm. Rooms are a bit small, and depending on where you aer located front street) you may experience some noise. CLinky radiators didn't help either, I had to wear ear plugs.

Room Tip: Prefer backside rooms if a bit of noise is a problem. I didn't have breadkfast on site and prefe...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

The hotel is ideally situated 2 blocks from the Empire State Building and just a few minutes walk from all the action of Times Square and theatre land. The hotel itself is decent enough from what you'd want from a hotel in this location. Our room was on the third floor, a little stuffy at times and the only draw back is the clanging radiators during the night. This woke us up most mornings and even after we'd made a complaint there was nothing to be done as the 'old' heating system couldn't be turned off. Our only gripe with what was a great stay in the best city in the world!

The rooms are clean, newly refurbished and serviced daily, friendly staff and a truly brilliant location! Free tea/coffee/hot chocolate downstairs and wifi throughout the hotel. We'd definitely stay at Herald Square Hotel again!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

We stayed at this hotel in Nov 2011. Lovely clean rooms with really comfy bed, fresh coffee and tea in reception, friendly staff, excellent location. Would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

of course the rooms are not in the best condition- ours was very small, no daylight and the window in the bedroom wouldn't open. also the heater was so noisy that we asked them to turn it off. but actually we didn't care too much about it cause the staff was friendly and the location of the hotel perfect. we didn't find anything similar for that price and since we didn't spend much time in the room anyway (only for sleeping- and the beds are extremely comfortable) it was a good deal!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Treviso, Italy
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

This hotel is perfectly located, with the Empire State Building just around the corner and Times Square, the Rockefeller Center and 5th Avenue at walking distance. For longer trips the 34th Herald Square metro station is within a five-minute walk.
The area is quiet at night and just in case it wasn't, the hotel has even quieter rooms on the inner side.
Our room was large, comfortable and very clean (towels seem to be changed every day).

We only had some problems with the heating system (it was too hot), which we easily solved switching it off for the whole stay.


The Internet corner with pc and printer is rather expensive, but there's free WiFi everywhere inside the hotel.

You can have a broad selection of free coffee from the automatic machine in the cozy lounge, but you'd better check the operating hours.

Really good value considering quality, period (New Year's Eve) and location.
On the whole, a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Life Hotel

Property: Life Hotel
Address: 19 West 31st Street, New York City, NY 10001-4402
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#198 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#236 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#239 Family Hotel in New York City
Price range (per night): ₹ 12,384 - ₹ 37,668
Hotel Class:4 star — Life Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Life Hotel, centrally located in midtown in the NoMad neighborhood between the Emipre State building and world-famous Flatiron building,. From nearby Pennsylvania Station, we’re minutes away by train from the United Nations, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, museums and shopping. In the original building that once housed LIFE magazine, the 98-key hotel has been restored to its former glory with the additions of an intimate namesake restaurant Life Restaurant, lobby bar and basement speakeasy. Inside the newly renovated guest rooms, ranging from “Classic Queen” to “Premium King” and multi-room “Suites,", features include; Pillow top Beautyrest® Simmons mattress voted “best hotel beds 2016”, offering amenities and services like all-natural, socially conscious LATHER bath products, access to a 24/7 fitness facility outfitted with Peloton stationary bikes, and a pet-friendly policy, a stay at Life Hotel is easy. Need a restaurant recommendation or reservation? Forgot your toothbrush? Craving a bacon-egg-and cheese after a night out? Life Hotel’s awesome, friendly staff is only a text message or call away. Come for the night, stay for Life. Life Restaurant, by veteran restauranteur Stephen Hanson and seasoned NYC chef Michael Vignola offers a vegetable-centric, seasonally-driven menu of sustainable and wild-caught seafood dishes and pastas, much of which will be prepared in a wood-burning oven. Chef Vignola focuses on locally-sourced ingredients from the New York area as well as from the hotel’s own rooftop Chef’s Garden where the menu will include playful riffs on classic dishes paired with a beverage program offering handcrafted cocktails, and an extensive, thoughtful “wines by the glass” program. The basement bar will offer classic cocktails harkening back to the days LIFE magazine staffers used this space as their own speakeasy. The space can also be utilized as private dining or meeting space for up to 60 people. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Herald Square
Herald Square Hotel New York

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