Affinia Manhattan Hotel

, New York City, United States
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Affinia Manhattan Hotel

, New York City

Rooms: 492

371 7th Ave - New York City - New York - 10001 - United States 212/563-1800
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Reviews - Affinia Manhattan Hotel

9/10
Big, comfy, & great location!
Submitted by: Jenny in 21/12/05
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Pleasure Seeker
The rooms were large, comfy & the staff were very pleasant. Great location as well!
8/10
Great hotel but what's with the new lobby
Submitted by: Andrea Stieff in 29/06/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
I have been staying at the Southgate for 20 years. It is my favorite hotel in NYC the location is perfect, the rooms large and comfy, and the staff always wonderful ..on my recent visit I was shocked at the lobby decor!! What are they trying to do, rival a brothel!!??? I loved the old lobby done in sedate earth tones, suede, mohair, fringe and fine wood. Bring back the classy Southgate!! PLEASE
8/10
Huge rooms, good location
Submitted by: Nicola Mcclure in 27/06/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Pleasure Seeker
A group of 8 of us stayed here in two 4 person suites (one bedroom, one sofabed). One was a good size, and the other was HUGE. Only drawback was that in the bigger suite there was only one bathroom, reached through the bedroom. Location was really central although not especially pretty, and there's a cracking view of the Empire State building from the windows in the stairwell. Lovely posh foyer, and a decent bar downstairs. Recommended.
8/10
Comfortable & Convenient!
Submitted by: Marjorie Chafin in 02/07/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Weekend Breaker
Great location, with very comfortable rooms, and beds!
9/10
Excellent room - great location
Submitted by: Stephen Smart in 20/05/05
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
Southgate Tower Suites is conveniently located across from Penn Station. My room included a desk and table, with plenty of floor space to spare. Each room has a small kitchen (in a separate room) with coffee maker, stove, refrigerator. My stay was very pleasant and comfortable.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Affinia Manhattan Hotel

Loved the patio!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We were in Room 1222, the only suite with a patio and had a beautiful view of the Empire State Building. The room was gorgeous, clean, friendly personnel and would definitely stay there again but longer next time. The only problem we had was the hair dryer wasn't working. I told the desk about it and he told someone to send one up immediately but it never came. The hotel also recommended the Ginger House which was excellent Chinese! It was so close to everything and it was one of the best experiences in NYC that we have ever had. We can't wait to go back! Definitely consider this hotel when planning a trip to the City!
Thanks everyone!! Mary Ann

Excellent for every type of traveler

from A TripAdvisor Member
Excellent value, location and service. I stay twice a year when traveling to nyc. It's close to shopping, dinning and attractions. It's like staying in a quality condo or timeshare.

Only good for tourists!!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed here August 2003 while in NY for a trade show only b/c it was close to the shuttle to the Javits Center. Its nice in that aspect, but that's it. The hotel did not honor the fact that we requested and paid for a room with two beds. They were unwilling to move us to another room; we were getting ready to change hotels and they didn't care that they were going to loose money. Even the manager was rude to us! We ended up staying there anyways b/c the majority of the other hotels were booked solid. Besides the fact that this hotel is unequipped for business travelers, the room was musty (we had to buy a Glade Plug-in--it was that bad), beds were uncomfortable and elevators slow.
This hotel is not worth the time and you're not saving that much money.
Save yourself the headache and stay somewhere else.

very comfortable!

from A TripAdvisor Member
i recently visited ny 11/10-11/12 because of a concert and i wanted to sightsee the one full day i was there.

i wanted a clean, comfortable place to stay that was centrally located near everything and the train station as i didnt want to waste time getting uptown by taxi.

i reviewed a lot of hotel reviews in tripadvisor before making my selection. i only wanted to spend $150 a night for accomodations...

i discounted reviews that were too divergent. some hotels has poor reviews and excellent reviews. there was no comparison.

however, southgate towers had the most consistent reviews and they were all either above average or excellent.

i booked thru their website as none of the travel sites gave me as good a deal. i got a govt rate slightly more than $150 but less than $200.

using a tip someone here suggested, i requested a room on a higher floor. being in ny you cant help but hear the traffic, it's a city that never sleeps but the noise never stopped me from sleeping. the hallways were clean and saw staff cleaning the walls one morning. no musty smell.

my room was large(for ny) queen bed,w/a kitchenette that included dishes, silverware, glasses(inc wine glasses)cups, frig,microwave, stove and toaster. as well as dishwashing liquid,towel. plus pots and pans.

the bathroom is small but is white w/black accents shower not tub w/a hair dryer. modern and updated.

the only thing that keeps this from being an excellent review is that:

1.my room never got as warm as i wanted. i turned the knob as high as i could as suggested by the front desk but it was still chilly, not cold but chilly.

2. the water takes about 10 minutes to get hot.

but i could live with those things because the room was spotless the whole time. i would stay there again and would recommend it to others.

next time i would bring groceries for at least breakfast and snacks and frozen entrees for dinner.

one more thing, pass on the hotel restaurant unless you like paying for trendiness.

ny has too many wonderful restaurants!

We loved this hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed 7 days at the Southgate Tower Suite and would thoroughly recommend it. We had a one bedroom suite on the 12th floor, which had bedroom with king size bed and en-suite bathroom, a smal kitchen area and a sizeable living room with dining table. The room was very clean and the maid came in every day to make the bed, change the towels and leave additional toiletries and coffee. The staff were very friendly and Niles restaurant/bar, which has recently been refurbished, was a nice place to wind down with a drink. The hotel is in a great location in midtown Manhattan - opposite Madison Square Garden and Penn Station.
We are looking forward to going back in 2005.

Nice room, good value

from A TripAdvisor Member
I took my 11 year old daughter to NYC for Labor day weekend. The hotel was very nice. We walked right across the street from the train station. Lobby was well kept. Staff very lovely and allowed us to check in early. Our studio on the 9th floor was very clean and well furnished. Two comfortable queen beds. Fully equiped and clean little kitchen. The maid checked on us the first afternoon to make sure we had everything we needed. Other staff was unobtrusive. Security and concierge in the lobby. We had a view of the Empire State Building from our room with 3 windows. Great location for transportation and 6 blocks from Time Square. We had a ball and having a nice quiet clean place to stay make it all the nicer. We will definately stay there next time.

good hotel in a great location

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed here for 3 nights recently and it was great.The location is really good,opposite Penn Station and Madison Sq Garden.The suite we stayed in was huge,well big enough for 4 of us,we had a lovely large new sofa bed,the most comfortable one I've ever slept on. We stayed on the top floor(28)the view wasn't great unless you looked sharply to the right and you could see the Empire State building.Highly recommended.

Pleasant Experience

from Algood
My husband and I were recently in NY & stayed at the Southgate Suite.
We found the whole experience pleasant. The location was excellent, walking distance to Times Squre, Madisson Square Gardens & Penn station. There is a great store (very cheap) on 31st St. called Jacks 99 cents store, very close to the hotel, where you can buy anything from bread to shoes. We were able to save some bucks by making our own meals in the suite. There is also a convenience store right next to the main entrance of the hotel. All the staff were friendly and helpfull.
They let us check out as late as 2:30 p.m. The suite was on the 21st floor and we were told that it was newly renovated. We had no nice view but the suite was very clean. The only concern we had was that the suite is geared more towards the business guest. It had a big working desk but no table to sit and eat, considering they have a kitchen. If you think that you can sit and eat at the desk, think again. There is only one office chair and one (one-person) couch. But overall, we enjoyed the stay and would stay there again, if the price is right !

Great location,nice hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Just returned from New York where we stayed in the Southgate.I was extremely pleased with the hote-great location-out of 1 window was the Empire State Building and the other was Madison Square Garden.Penn Station was right accross the street. The rooms were nicer than I expected and the staff were extremely helpful.A bargain in amongst some very expensive hotels-we paid £150 for 2 nights($225) and would definitely return.

great place to stay for the price

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I just got back from a weekend trip to NYC. We happend upon this hotel based on it's proximity to what we had planned to do for the weekend. We booked a one bedroom suite and were very happy to find that not only was the room spacious (for NYC it's huge) and affordable... but we had a huge, I mean huge private patio that ran the length of our suite with two access doors, one in the bedroom and one in the living room. The only negative thing to say about it was that there was no furniture out there, a couple of resin chairs that someone had used as an ashtray but still, the view we had at night of the lit up Empire State Building.... it was awesome. Look the other way and you could see part of Madison Square Garden and past that, a glimpse of the Hudson River.

The rooms are not what I would consider luxurious but they were well kept and clean, kitchen had micro, stove, fridge. Lots of closet space.

The restaurant was closed due to renovations, there was no room service. Directly across the street is a Starbucks - we got a box of coffee to go and brought it back to our room (little inroom coffee makers are too small and coffee too weak for us). That was all we needed.

We spend alot of time traveling, these rooms are comparitive to a comfort suite or similar chain in it's amentities but the patio was the cincher. Room 1222 was where we were, don't know if they accept particular room reservations but definitely ask when you book. I think there are only 4 rooms with patios.

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Avoid Macys Macys is vastly overpriced compared to other places that we visited.

Penn Station-Getting around if you arrive via Penn Station than this hotel is perfect and easy to find. I also would not use Penn for using the sublway go up a couple of blocks or over to 6th AVE. Penn can be confusing.

Penn Station-Getting around if you arrive via Penn Station than this hotel is perfect and easy to find. I also would not use Penn for using the sublway go up a couple of blocks or over to 6th AVE. Penn can be confusing.

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  • Address: 371 7th Ave - New York City - New York - 10001 - United States
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