Park 79 Hotel, New York City
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OK for the pricefrom A TripAdvisor Member
The room was a decent size, had a functional tv, a wash basin, two twin beds (which I pushed together) and even a private toilet - all for around $90 (including tax). The toilet cracked me up though - it was smaller than an airplane toilet and had been obviously been added as an afterthought. You had to walk up one step and a large person would not have fit in there!
The one complaint was that the elevator took way too long to get up to my floor (was near the top floor) so I had to keep taking the steps.
I was only staying for one night so I was able to tolerate the room b/c the location was so nice. I even found free parking right on the street just steps from the hotel!
almost, but not, acceptablefrom A TripAdvisor Member
The problem came up at night, when we realized that everything in the next room (as a previous poster has said, what was obviously once part of the same room, now partitioned off by a thin sheet of plywood) was as audible to us as if there had been no wall. Until 2:00 am we clearly heard their TV (X-Files), their conversations (about some hot but manipulative girl being into one of them), their cell-phone arguments (with someone in Chicago, over what time someone's sister was getting home from a date), their nose-blowings, mysterious steam sounds -- everything. And though they were up late for my own taste, they were not talking or TV-watching particularly loudly. We ended up pushing the bed to the other side fo the room, so that our heads were by the window and the sounds from next door were a little drowned out by the traffic noises. Also, minor problem: the cosmetically renovated bathroom had cheap enough plumbing that the sink had no gas trap. The bathroom smelled of sewage.
Oh MY GOD!from A TripAdvisor Member
I booked the Hayden by yahoo.co.uk travel. I arrived at about 13:00 on a Thursday and was able to check in straight away. Sitting in the lobby were two guys who happened to be from where I'm from in London. they were just leaving to get to the airport. They told me that it wasn't very good, I now realise that this was an attempt at the understatement of the year so as not to ruin my holiday by telling me the truth!
I was immediately a bit suspicous as none of the desk staff spoke english, I went to my room and I couldn't beleive that I had actually booked it. It was an absolute disgrace, I half imagined that I would see prostitutes and crack dealers roaming the halls! The first night that I went out I was in a state of panic at the thought of having to go back to the hayden and was seriously considering booking into the Hilton for the rest of the trip. My one saving grace was that the Friday night/saturday morning (4am EST) was the rugby world cup final which i went to watch in Clancy's pub. Therefore I didnt actaully go to bed on friday night and just about managed to grab a couple of hrs sleep on saturday morning so I suppose technically I only spent 2 nights at the hayden. Anyway, to summise, an all round horrible experience and I would advise anyone to stay well clear. YOu can find much better for the same price, alternatively, it really is worth the extra few bucks for a nicer hotel.
Fair, but you can do better for the same price.from A TripAdvisor Member
The private baths are rather jury rigged affairs that are neither inviting nor comfortable. They appear to be hasty installations to a hotel that originally had no private facilities.
The room itself was drab, with bare light bulbs. On the good side, the staff was fine and the clientele mostly other middle-class people looking for a bargain.
For the same price, you can get better accomodations, but you have to be willing to look.
Hayden Hall is good enough!from A TripAdvisor Member
Best Hotel Everfrom A TripAdvisor Member
t stay at this hotel***from fargone
Possible the Worst Hotel in New Yorkfrom SmartGuy475
So we arrived Thursday evening. The front desk clerk was multilingual... in every language except English. After a 1/2 hour check in, we went to the room. Luckily, New York was comnfortable at 60 degrees because the room did not have any heat. I don't mean the heat wasn't working; the room actually lacked a radiator which was removed from the floor leaving the pipes exposed. To warm up the bathroom, we let the blow dryer run for 30 minutes.
The wood floor was filthy and the rug wasn't much better. The bed was actually comfortable though and the t.v. and phone worked. There were no furnishings to speak of. It was actually quiet from 3 a.m.until 7 a.m. until we were awakened by the opera singer in the adjoining room.
I would advise staying there if you want a good New York war story. It is too bad it couldn't be disinfected because the location is great right off of the Henry Hudson Parkway exit at 79th street and is convenient to the subways and Lincoln Center. I would bring my own bedding next time along with a few gallons of Odo-Ban and start drinking heavily to pass the time.
But it didn't jinx us. We saw the best 7th game in history for us Yankee fans as the Yankees tore the hearts out of the Boston Red Sox yet another year.
Holy ****! Bugs in the bed!from A TripAdvisor Member
If only I had seen these reviews beforehandfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Decent cleans rooms at an affordable price or so I thought. I booked a double room with a private bathroom for myself and a friend who was due to arrive later that day. A young couple ahead of me at checking in were already upset on arrival which should have given me some indictaion of what to expect. They had paid for a room only to find that it had been double booked and they had nowhere to stay, a lucky escape some might say. Having paid on arrival and given the price of $79 per night I then found that I was going to have to pay $99 but hey I thought that's still cheap for what I was expecting. From the website I was under the impression that I would be getting a newly refurbished room with a private bathroom, TV with HBO movies and all the general amenities you might expect. What I got was a tatty room with a stained, dirty thread bare carpet, mirrors covered in mould, a ceiling fan that had not been cleaned since time began, dirty sheets, pubic hairs on the toilet seat, the shower was hanging from the wall, a tv with only 2 channels, a remote that did not work, a wonky table and 2 metal folding chairs to sit on, paint peeling from the dirty brown walls and the view from the window was a wall. Having complained I was told that only the top 2 floors had been refurbished as yet and that they would move me the next day. To be fair they were as good as their word and did give us a marginally better room freshly decorated walls, clean bathroom and half decent furniture. However locking the door to the room was difficult to say the least as it didnt shut properly and the maid service was dire not once was the bed linen changed the most you could expect was the rubbish taken away and occasionally some clean towels.
The room itself had obviously at one time been bigger and now converted in two with a paper thin wall. This meant that the couple in the next room who were into whips and chains could be heard clearly at all hours. The location was excellent fairly quiet and close to all the sights and easy for hailing a taxi. After coming back one evening from sight seeing they did add a curtain rail and curtain to the window so we could have some privacy. Unfortunately their plumbing also leaves a lot to be desired and we awoke one morning to someone else's excrement blocking our toilet. Having reported this it was dealt with promptly.
On checking out I was charged $421 worth of phone calls for three 10 min conversations. Granted they were international calls but I think was extreme. If you do decide to stay at this hotel be VERY specific on what you require and hopefully you may get it. After a lot of shouting and being persistent I got the price of my room discounted and the call charges dropped
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- Address: 117 West 79th Street - New York City - New York - 10024 - United States
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