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“Huge Rooms and great mid town location”
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The Lombardy Hotel
Ranked #282 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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nyc,ny
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“Huge Rooms and great mid town location”
Reviewed 27 April 2012

This is a classic old New York City hotel that has not succumbed to the hipness movement. The rooms sizes were designed in 1926 when people lived for long periods of time in city hotels so they are more than generous. All of the rooms are a little different in design and furnishing, from ultra modern to old school, but for the price and size can't be beat. The staff is great, and you are just steps off Park Ave and very near the Lexington ave. subway lines 4,5,6 to do straight down town or the 3 train to go across to the west side. Lots of great resturants to walk to, walking distance from Central Park and Museum Mile. You won't find a better deal in the city.

Room Tip: some rooms have terraces, which is a nice touch when the weather is right.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Adelaide
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

Lombardy Hotel is a definite to stay in - old fashioned charm, upgraded to a beautiful suite at no extra charge. Staff friendly and helpful, especially Solly. I would recommend this hotel - district is safe, close to Central Park and walking distance to Time Square and quite a few other attractions.

Room Tip: We were on the 7th floor - large lovely suite.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

You can read a thousand reviews and never be sure of your hotel choice, we did this with The Lombardy and had a very pleasant surprise. My wife never settles for the first room we see, yet never once mentioned moving from the suite we were assigned, it was more like an apartment and you would be very hard pressed to find better value.

The one bedroom suite was much more like an apartment, the nicely decorated en-suite bedroom would have been fine as a room with lots of storage space, a king sized bed and a fair sized bathroom. Beyond the bedroom was a lobby leading to an open plan kitchenette and a very large sitting room oh, and did I mention the second bathroom off the lobby? A his and hers bathroom or a one bedroom suite that would suit two couples or a family as the tasteful sofa was a roll-out bed too.

The apartment was nicely decorated, even if the second bathroom was a bit night-clubby with black tiles and furnishings but had a good shower and reasonable bathtub and the kitchenette had a small grill/mini oven, hob, microwave and fridge. Perfect if you didn't fancy venturing out for breakfast - the hotel is under refurbishment, (noise wasn't an issue) but it did mean there was no breakfast buffet. The alternative was the hotel issuing $5:00 breakfast vouchers for the 'Midtown Diner' a block away, great for an authentic NY diner experience (think greasy spoon not high end and you'll get the picture) but $5:00 will barely get you a hot drink and a cream cheese bagel. If you're real tea drinkers like us, pack some teabags (and some long-life milk just to get you started) as there's a kettle in the room, no room service and it's hard to get a decent cuppa in New York, you'll be glad you did.

The location was pretty good, three blocks away from Bloomingdales, between Park and Lexington Avenue, good for the subway and buses so it's well worth getting a metro card, and fairly quiet, lousy views but you'd have to pay for a really fancy hotel to get that. But this is New York, do you really want to spend your time looking out of the window at yet another high rise building, or do you want to be out there enjoying the city? Maybe it was just us but we found the hotel staff fine though not that friendly or helpful really, not rude but disinterested. Cleaning staff were very good, friendly, helpful and attentive.

We would certainly recommend The Lombardy if you are not looking for glamour, glitz or high end luxury, but what you do get is a great, clean, room in a quiet location perfect for shopping and exploring the city and great to come back to for relaxing and taking it easy. For the room size and location, The Lombardy is really good value for money, not so great if you want room sevice and all the trimmings but we enjoyed our stay here and would stay there again.

If you are self-sufficient, like homely comforts and and don't care about room service but want a good, clean quiet well-priced place to stay, you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Go for a suite suite to give you loads more space.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Santa Monica
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

Ok the Lombardy is a gem... An oasis of old fashioned charm from a bygone era. But if you're hoping for a Big NY Horel Experience: this ain't it! This is NOT the corporate hotel chain-type place with 500 identical rooms and a huge lobby with people streaming in and out and a changing parade of nameless faceless workers behind the desk. Instead, here you'll find a slow-paced, elegant but simple, old time, small NYC hotel with the same two guys (very helpful) behind the counter and other friendly staff. Oh, and HUGE rooms. I mean big big suites depending on which room they assign you (read the other reviews & you'll understand: this is a place with co-op owners who let the hotel rent out their rooms when they're out of town). I've stayed in bigger brand name hotels in New York, but I keep coming back to the Lombardy because of the room size, value, location, service, free wifi, small scale and cozy familiarity.
Happy travels!

Room Tip: Stay in a room facing 56th street - noisy air conditioners in the back alley!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Huntington, West Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2012

My husband and I both had business in NYC, and the Lombardy provided the perfect midtown location. It is close to everything you need food, transportation and other emenities. The hotel is not aswanky meet and greet place but rather a nice quiet, comfortable place to relax after a long day of hoofing it around the city. We had a kitchenette, computer w/free wi-fi, and a beautifully tiled shower in our room. The room was very clean and convenient. I would highly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about The Lombardy Hotel

Property: The Lombardy Hotel
Address: 111 E 56th St, New York City, NY 10022-2600
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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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#38 Spa Hotel in New York City
#132 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#184 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#186 Family Hotel in New York City
#199 Business Hotel in New York City
Price range (per night): ₹ 17,525 - ₹ 33,890
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lombardy Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lombardy Hotel is the ultimate sanctuary in the bustling city. Just a short walk away from New York City's leading law firms and corporate offices and moments from shops including Tiffany's, Bloomingdales, and Barney's, The Lombardy boasts the perfect location for business and leisure travelers alike. A balanced blend of past grandeur and elegance mixed with modern amenities and state-of-the-art technology give the hotel its sophisticated atmosphere. Ditch the standard New York City hotel stay for a customized residential-style retreat to one of midtown Manhattan's finest gems-The Lombardy. Featuring 160 individually decorated guest rooms & suites, the Lombardy offers guests a rich experience of luxury away from home. ... more   less 
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