Center NYC

Apartment - Entire home/apt · W 47th St, New York, NY 10036, United States
Ilona
Your host, Ilona
28 Reviews
Response rate: 82%
Response time: within a day

The Space

A lovely, quite, contemporary, comfortable studio in the center of NYC. Organized and clean, includes TV, wireless internet, and free local phone service. Full kitchen, includes all kitchen appliances and microwave. Full service building with 24 hour doorman, fully equipped gym (workout room), laundry, downstairs common entertainment lounge (flat screen cable tv) and outdoor lounge with great lawn furniture and umbrellas. Free wi-fi provided in the common areas. Minutes from Times Square, situated on a peaceful and safe block with many cafes / restaurants nearby for breakfast and lunch, and dinner including the very best bakery in the city, Sullivan Street bakery.
check out the building by searching for it online, Clinton West, images.

Neighborhood:
Quiet, safe block, close to Hell's Kitchen bars and restaurants on 9th/10th Avenues and a short walk from everything: Columbus Circle/Time Warner Center, David Letterman Show, Central Park, MoMA, Lincoln Center, Broadway/Theatre District, Times Square, Port Authority Bus Terminal, 24-hour Gristedes supermarket, Rockefeller Center, Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, Riverside Park, The Colbert Report, Terminal 5 concert hall, and more. Close access to A, C, E, B, D, Q, 1, 2, 3 trains.

Once you book, upon your request, I am able to send you a list of suggestions for getting around NYC, museums / galleries, markets, restaurants, public spaces, and more.

(A deposit is required, through airbnb, and is automatically returned on the day you depart. It's only to ensure that there is no physical damage or anything missing. Since the place is my own I try to be extra cautious while ensuring you're absolutely comfortable). A Professional Cleaning Service is retained prior to your arrival to get the place ready with all things spic and span, including all clean linens and towels.

My hope is that you will enjoy your stay far beyond your expectations, I am nearly always available to answer questions by phone, emails, or text.

Guest Access

all things listed above. gym and laundry in the building, the building common areas. in the even of rain there are umbrellas in the apt, which guests may borrow, so no need to pack them

Interaction with Guests

I like to interact with guest regularly to ensure that everything is going well and that they're comfortable. I'm also able to provide suggestions and offer any help as they need throughout their trip.

The Neighborhood

one of the best things about the area is the central location yet quite neighborhood feel. access to tons of restaurants and bars, as well as many key tourist highlights. you'll have the feeling that you're a local yet have all the access to anything one might want to experience in NYC if it's your first time or your tenth.

Getting around

public metro station is a short walk away, there are buses and trains all throughout the city and best way is to purchase a metro card, which can be used for both.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $1000
Cleaning Fee: $110
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • Ilona was the best host! Her place is very comfortable and in a great location, nice building with friendly doorman and good amenities. I felt right at home and she was always checking up on how my trip was going. Definitely coming back!!

    May 2014
  • O apartamento da Ilona foi genial!!! Primeiro que eh lindo, tudo de um bom gosto impressionante, tem tudo pra cozinhar embora a gente nao tenha usado. A cama é excelente, estavamos com medo de ser um sofa mas é uma cama queen com travesseiro da nasa e tudo. Colchao bom. Banheiro otimo e tudo limpo e novo. Segundo a localizacao eh perfeita prq fica a tres quadras da broadway e times square sem estar na bagunça. A quadra é super tranquila e silenciosa. Ela é gente finissima e da varias dicas de onde comer e de como se virar melhor por la que foram muito uteis, apesar de nunca ter falado pessoalmente prq ela estava viajando. Nao espere botar a sua roupa no ropeiro prq ela mora la e deixa toda a roupa la mesmo entao a roupa fica na mala o que para nos nao foi um problema. Recomendadissimo!!! Voltaremos certo!!!

    April 2014
  • first time airbnb user and in nyc.
    I've stayed at Ilona's from the 8th till the 14th of april.
    The apartment is exacly like the pictures, very comfortable and very clean.
    It's right in the middle so you're very close to alot of places and transportation but not noisy so you can sleep.
    Ilona was a very nice host and helped me in every question I had.

    April 2014
  • Добрый вечер друзья!) Хочу поделиться впечатлениями от поездки в NY! Благодаря Илоне мы прекрасно провели свой отпуск! Илона заботилась о каждом шаге и контролировала все наши передвижения!) Квартира очень уютная, чистая и находится в центре! Вокруг много хороших ресторанов, все шаговой доступности. По поводу кровати могу сказать следующее) кровать на фото гораздо больше чем на самом деле!) мой муж под 2 метра ростом)) и мы прекрасно помещались. Мы уже планируем следующую поездку и надеемся, что Илона нас примет!!! Отдельное спасибо родителям Илоны) они нам тоже помогали в некоторых вопросах!!! Всем удачи!)

    January 2014
  • Excellent experience in Midtown NYC. great for visiting, work during the day and great location to reach cultural, gastronomic and good fun activities. Ilona has a very nice, clean, comfortable, quiet apartment. She was very accommodating at all times guiding me to great locations, city tips and all. I think its been my best NYC experience yet, forget hotels and their crowds. It could also give you an idea how is to live in NYC literately. I felt at home at all times, safe, courteous doorman and helpful staff onsite 24/7 Close to Broadway at walking distances too. I will recommend Ilona's place to everyone that is looking for a great NYC experience alone or as a couple anytime.

    November 2013
  • My partner and I stayed in Ilona's apartment for 10 nights in October. The apartment was fully furnished and was in walking distance to everything! The bed does fit two people comfortably but the pillows were very uncomfortable and odd.. We arrived to find that the shower was not working and was instructed by the maintenance team not to use it until it was fixed, this was 3 days later.. Being in another country we felt very vulnerable in this situation and desperately wanted a shower after our long 15 hour flight and was unable to do so. Ilona did make an effort to message me but the situation really could have been handled better. I contacted Ilona once the shower had been fixed to ask for compensation over the matter and she blatantly refused, I guess she thought it was okay to be left without a shower for 3 days when we are paying over $200/night. This was very distressing so I contacted Airbnb and they were happy to help. Ilona became very frustrated over the situation and made me upset whilst I was trying to enjoy my holiday with my partner so I discontinued contact with her as much as I could after the issue because I really didn't need the drama. We were also slightly inconvenienced by the check-in time as we arrived at 1pm and wasn't able to check in until after 5pm due to the cleaning service not being finished. Ilona had only notified us of this when we arrived and messaged her. Overall, the experience was stressful but the apartment and location was great. I guess renting an apartment like this comes with risks as staying in a hotel the situation could have been dealt with efficiently and less stress for everybody. Ilona was very helpful with suggestions for restaurant ideas in the area and was also happy to answer any questions we had. Enjoy your holiday in New York :)

    October 2013
  • We stay at New York in October of 2013 at Ilona's apartment. Ilona is a very friendly people, and she always answer us very fast. We had some problems with reservation dates, but finally we had done. She gave us a lot information about the city before the holidays and when we stayed in NYC.
    The apartment was great, in a good neighborhood, very near to Times Square and Broadway on one side, and the river hudson on the other (there are Intrepid museum and a lot of little cruises there). There are a little markets near, and a lot of places that you can eat everytime.
    The flat has a lot of services, recicle room, gym, laundry, garden and comun living room and doorman.
    The apartment is complete, everything you need on holidays, and the bed is confortable (the size is no problem fot tall person, myboyfriend is 1'90zm tall and he sleep very well).
    So is a place that I recommend for everyone!

    October 2013
  • Lovely place, location perfect. Ilona also gave good advice on restaurants and breakfast places. No complaints whatsoever.

    September 2013
  • We really enjoyed staying here! The apartment was clean and exactly as shown in the photos. It was a perfect size for my husband and I. We were initially concerned about the bed size, but it fit 2 people very comfortably.
    Ilona was a wonderful host! She is extremely knowledgable of Manhattan and provided us with pages of information with recommendations and helpful tips for our trip. We always received a quick response from Ilona when we had to communicate prior to our trip, and while we were on our trip. There was a slight confusion with the doorman and the keys, but Ilona was extremely quick to respond and very apologetic for the mishap. She is very pleasant and friendly to deal with!
    The Apartment is in a great location! You are a 10 minute walk from the subway and Time Square. 15 minutes from Central Park, and minutes from great restaurants and bistro! The building is new and in great condition. The neighbourhood is beautiful, which makes walking to your destinations very enjoyable. Street traffic was minimal in the apartment.
    If we ever stay in NYC again we will definitely look for Ilona and this apartment!

    September 2013
  • Nice place, close to Broadway and Times Square.
    Safe, comfortable, a lot of restaurants around.
    Full night life. Nice coffee place next door

    August 2013
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