I live right on the corner of 46th and Lexington, which is just a few blocks south of the Waldorf, the W and the Intercontinental which I'm sure charge large multiples of what I'm asking for less convenience. Grand Central is only five minutes away and from there the whole of New York is easily accessible.
I've sublet several times before when I've gone on vacations and it's been the easiest thing in the world. Looking forward to hearing from you!
I will write this revue as if I one of my daughters wanted to stay in the apartment. The location is perfect to nearly everything in Midtown Manhattan. Walking distance to a market and felt very safe. The doormen were very friendly and helpful. The layout is very nice, very open and inviting.
The smoke alarm was beeping due to low battery. I tried to reach James to determine if the alarm was connected to a central system. No response, so I took the battery out. No big deal.
The only issue with the apartment was cleanliness, especially the bathroom and kitchen. I had to clean the apartment without benefit of proper cleaning materials, not even paper towels. Boxes were stacked in the kitchen floor, along with trash. I washed the coffee maker, but did not trust the cup. The bathroom was beyond unacceptable, a bottle of bathroom beach type cleaner was made available, but no rags or sponges. And I will add, being from the South and considering myself a guest in his home, I brought James a basket of hotel shampoos, conditioners, lotions and soaps.
The pillows and linens were questionable at best. They did not appear to be anywhere near fresh or recently washed.
I did not want to violate the privacy of someone's home, thus I only cleaned the surface enough to allow me to sleep.
I took before and after photos, the after photos are for his use.
Would I recommend the apartment, would I stay there again? I am a tad torn on a response. Once I cleaned the apartment to the best of my ability, it was great. This is not an apartment you should plan on cooking in the kitchen. If location is your objective, the apartment is perfect. If the thought of staying in a college boy's apartment gives you nightmares, this is the not the place for you.
Location location Great! Very nice apartment and building for the budget , James was very helpful :)
Would definitely consider it if I go again.
Excellent communication, perfectly located apartment. James is a very nice and accommodating host.
Super emplacement , en plein cœur de New York , appart coquet. James a été très arrangeant . Très sympathique! Je recommande vivement ! Thanks James
The studio is located very central in Manhatten. You can reach shopping venues by foot, subway connections are about 2 blocks away. I don't think the location could be any better.
The studio has a good size for 2 people. The bed was clean and comfortable, and we felt relaxed after a night of sleep. The area seems pretty secure, even at night. So no shady things going on ;) Also, there is a doorman which makes it easy to get the keys and keeps an eye on who is going in and out.
Unfortunately, the bathroom was not as clean as one could hope for. It was ok, but I think a new shower curtain and a bit of effort could make this place an even better stay. Same thing with the kitchen. Also, the road beneath the appartment is quite noisy and the windows won't help much with that. So if you have troubles with sleeping, take some ear plugs along. Keep in mind though, that this is NY and you probably are not gonna find something as comfortable in this price range.
So, to wrap it up: Nice place to stay if you're looking for a centrally located appartment in the middle of manhatten and you're on a budget.
The listing is just as described. Very convenient location. Very polite doorman. James is very helpful and considerate. Many thanks to James for for a great stay!
First of all James is a great host, very friendly and easy going. The studio is very nice, in a super safe area, close to everything (MoMA, Gran Central, Empire state bulding.....) I had a great time and I would definitely raccomand it to anyone!