The Marrakech Hotel, New York City
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CONVENIENT!!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
I will admit...The hallway did have a stale odor, and the exit to the street did appear sketchy at times, but it was completely safe. And when we got to our room, we were like "Okay...this will do what we need it to do". It was VERY clean and quiet, and the people at the desk were GREAT. I was blessed to have called to confirm my reservation a couple weeks before we left, and rightly so because my reservation wasn't in the system. But the lady re-entered it and everything was okay. So I do recommend calling every so often before you arrive to make sure you're in the computer.
The "1" train is just outside the door...So getting around isn't difficult at all. The neighborhood is very cool and it's not too hectic. After seeing the city, it's kinda nice to come to your room in an area that's not just "crazily" congested (by NYC standards).
This was my girlfriends first time to NYC, and she had every NYC image in her head (rats, mice, slums, etc.)...but she really enjoyed it, and loved every minute of it.
SO in a nutshell...If you need a nice clean place to stay, don't have $800 to pay for a room, want somewhere with great access to subways, this is the place!!! I would give it 5stars if only it were a bit larger. But we had a great time, thanks Malibu...YOU ROCK!!!
also...if you're here, walk up to 110th and Amsterdam and check out the Hungarian for the best coffee and pastries. And if you like Thai, visit The Jasmine on the corner of 2nd Ave and 84th Street...
Do Not Go To This Hotel-It Should Be Shut Down!!!from Kevin1979
We booked under the "Aspen Hotel" and was shocked when we got dropped outside this pokey hotel. We struggled to get our luggage up the tiny stair case and when we got to our room 4 flights of stairs up with no lifts, the room was tiny with a blocked toilet and a small bed that looked like a health hazard. I could have cried!!! We went straight back down stairs used their internet connection( the only good thing about this hotel) and booked into another hotel straight way. We were not in that hotel for more then half an hour, if we hadn't of booked out there and then, the whole holiday would have been ruined. This place should be shut down!!!!!
s not all that Badfrom A TripAdvisor Member
When given directions to the room the hallways did seem like a maze and did smell like a laudry room but the room was very clean and the bathroom and bed sheets where cleaned every day.
Can't complain about the cleanliness of the hotel. I did drop my earing down the plug hole at one point and reception sent someone to retrieve it immediately even though it was 9.30pm.
Apart from the fair distance outside the city, there was a subway directly outside and found the staff very helpfull when leaving by organising transport to the airport and helping us with the luggage downstairs.
A lovely place to make friends with rats and the smell of urine.from A TripAdvisor Member
During your time here you will make a LOT of friends, mostly rats. A lovely odour of cat urine and air freshener spray will overcome you as you enter this place, and you will happy to know that the only flushing toilets in the place are communal(BYO toilet paper. A great place for people with absolutely no hygene worries!!!
Beware...from A TripAdvisor Member
it may be cheap but do everything you can to stay somewhere else.
Health hazard warningfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great for Budget Travellersfrom A TripAdvisor Member
I feared the worst when we walked in, with people sitting all around the lobby on their bags. I booked through one of those discount NY hotel sites, and figured they double booked some rooms, or worse, didn't even get our reservation. It ended up being quite the opposite though. I walked up to the front desk, and was checked in with keys in hand in about 2 or 3 minutes. Our room was very clean with nicer than average bedding. The room was very small, but again that was ok since we weren't in it much other than when we were sleeping. It was basically a double bed, with a desk and chair, and TV on a stand inside a tiny room with a bathroom off of it. Our room's air conditioner worked well too which was nice to come back to at night. I would probably equate it to a cleanly done up dorm room. No frills, but nothing wrong with it either. No cockroaches or rats to be found.
The location was decent, being at the top of the Upper west side and having the subway right at our doorstep. Times Square was about a 10 minute subway ride away.
All in all, The Malibu provided exactly what we needed. If you're looking to go to NY on a budget and just want somewhere clean to sleep or maybe to come back to and relax here and there, The Malibu should fit the bill nicely.
Not bad for the cheap one.from CakeHunter
First of all, the location isn't that bad. It's very closed to the subway station (RedLine: 103rd W St.) and there are many family restaurants around there. I think the neighbourhood is quite safe compared to what other reviews have said. The staffs are really nice and very helpful to me because they gave me really good advise of how to travel around the city. They also offered to carry my luggages to my room and from my room to downstair as well. The room is somewhat clean since the staffs clean the room everyday while I was there.
The room is quite small with no air-conditioner. The bathroom is small as well, but clean. The room security isn't that good since there's only one lock. There is no chain lock or whatsoever. At first, I was quite worried about this, but there's nothing happened at all while I was there.
If you're looking for the cheap hotel just for sleeping, then I would recommend this place. However, you can't expect any fancy thing from here. Just come in, sleep, and get out.
If you don’t want to be angry and pissed off during your trip. I urge to pay a little more in order to avoid this horrible experience. No one should suffer having to pay $40.00 a night (per person) for this hotel.
I stayed at the Hilton Millineum for $20.00 more a night on a bidding hotel website. It was from rags to riches.
all of the reviews that explain how terrible this place is, are accurate.
What an experiencefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for New York City
Eating Go to Sbarros, here gives the best Pizza and Buffet in New York.
Metro travel Get a metro card, good way of getting around and very cheap
Arriving at hotel from La Guardia airport Save money by taking the M60 MTA bus to and from airport. It will drop you off a little over 2 short blocks from the hotel. It's the last stop when arriving so you know when to get off and the first pick up when leaving so your sure to get a good seat.
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- Address: 2688 Broadway - New York City - New York - 10025 - United States
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