WHY PAY NEW YORK CITY'S LUXURY HOTEL PRICES WHEN YOU CAN STAY IN A CONTEMPORARY, FULLY FURNISHED STUDIO APARTMENT IN NEW YORK CITY'S FOR HALF THE PRICE. LOCATED ABOVE LEXINGTON PLASTIC SURGEONS ON EAST 39TH ST BTW LEXINGTON AND PARK AVENUES, OUR STUDIOS HAVE EVERYTHING NEW YORK'S TOP HOTEL'S HAVE TO OFFER. DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE FABULOUS ST. GILES HOTEL, OUR STUDIOS FEATURE ALL NEW APPLIANCES, AN ULTRA MODERN BATHROOM W/JACCUZI TUB, DAILY HOUSEKEEPING AND MULTIPLE DINE-IN/DINE-OUT OPTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE. WALK 3 BLOCKS TO GRAND CENTRAL STATION AND FIND EVERY IMAGINABLE LOCAL AMMENITY WITHIN A 2 BLOCK RADIUS - STARBUCKS, DRY CLEANER, RESTAURANTS, UPSCALE BARS. ALSO A SHORT WALKING DISTANCE FROM TIMES SQUARE. CAN SLEEP 2-4 DEPENDING ON YOUR NEEDS.*
Please be advised this apartment has a stove featured in the pictures but it is inoperable in this unit. We do offer an electrical burner plate and a microwave instead.
*Please note that room decor may vary depending on the availability during the time of booking, but be assured that all of our studios are of the same upscale quality as the one pictured.
** to retrieve keys, please call host upon arrival to NYC. Keys will be left in a lock box inside the main entrance if you are arriving after business hours. Host will give you code when you call. If arriving during normal business hours you will check in at the spa reception desk.
The experience in this apartment it was in general very good. Acomodations were ok and Cathleen´s response to solve our questions/problems was good. Although it´s located in a crowdy area, it was not so noisy as we were expecting. Obviously, if you´re planning to go to NY and stay in a well located place, with easy access and near to main attractions, you cannot expect a silent place! But it was really better than I thought.
The heating was very good, considering we stayed there during several days that weather condition was very, very cold. In some cases, we needed to lower the temperature because it was too much!
For the rest, cleaning, wifi connection, and attention in general was very good. We only had a problem with the TV (it seemed that it couldn´t catch signal very well) and we contacted Cathleen who immediately answered us. We reinitiate the system and it worked perfectly!
The relationship between cost and general conditions is very good, so in case I come back to NY, I definitely would choose it again!
This apartment is in a great location a little bit noisy but the great service helped with that tremendously! clean towels and fresh made sheets on the bed every day made this place a real gem I would stay again.
The appartment of Cathleen is well equiped and well located, close to Grand Central Terminal but not enough warmed in the evening and during the night.
Unfortunately we have never met Cathleen !
L'appartamento di Cathleen è piccolo ma delizioso..inoltre la collocazione è stupenda. E' a due passi dalla stazione centrale dove si può prendere la metropolitana. Vacanza davvero stupenda!
Cathleen's Apt #4 was very convenient, in terms of location, booking (last-minute), and ease of checking in/out. It was just a couple of blocks from my meetings in Midtown (near Bryant Park). The booking process was speedy and seamless. Cathleen was able to accommodate me at the last minute, just hours before my arrival in the city. Cathleen's assistant was available to answer questions throughout my stay. Notably, she responded within 15 minutes to any messages that I sent. There is a housekeeper on site that provides fresh towels each day and she even brought me a hair dryer the evening I arrived, when I realized that I'd forgotten mine. As others have mentioned, unlike other AirBnB spots, the apt. feels much more like a (sparse) hotel room than a home, but that was fine with me. It had everything I needed for my brief stay. The location lacks a "neighborhood" feel, but it's extremely convenient to midtown and worked well for my purposes. There was less noise from the street than Id anticipated based on previous reviews. It wasn't very loud, for New York City.
Overall, I had a pleasant stay and would recommend Cathleen's apartment to others.
The tv didn't work. This wasnt a problem, but it would have been nice to know beforehand.
It was a bit cold at night.
Fresh towels daily
Ease of check-in/out
Bathroom was small, but nice.
Great experience. Easy key pickup and very convenient location. I would definitely stay here again.
This place was a wonderful stay and close to everything! Being completely new to New York City, I have to say the windows did not keep any sound out!! Definitely a welcome into the City that Never Sleeps. We had everything we needed and new towels were given to us daily. I will definitely recommend this place for future stays.
This is a great place to stay - very comfortable and close to everything! Check in and check out were a breeze, and Cathleen was a fantastic host.
My girlfriend and i had the apartment #4 in Oct 2013. The Apparent is very close (3min by foot) to the grand central station and was the perfect base to explore NY.
- perfect location
- towel service and daily cleaning
- kitchenette with fridge, oven microwave.
- fast free wifi
- loud (from the street and apartment above)
- anonymous / inpersonal
- the TV had few good stations
We arrived on a sunday so there was no one in the Spa. But we had the code for the Lockbox and we were able to let ourselves in.
The room was very nice and the bed very comfortable, although it was very shaky. The windows did not keep any of sound outside, but we knew this already form other reviews and we could live with it. (NY is very loud:)
The towels where changed, the bathroom cleaned and the bed was made everyday, that was very nice.
The kitchenette is nice, but we never used it because the small one room apartment is (IMO) just not meant for big cooking.
During our whole stay i phoned EZ (Cathleen's Assistance) only once because i was looking for a AC power adapter. So we could charge our EU phones and Laptops. Unfortunately she couldn't help. So i bought one and left it in the apartment ( for all other EU travelers : )
Of course the experiences on AirBnB vary al lot. Staying at this apartment felt more like staying in a very small and anonymous hotel. Which has its advantages.
If you are looking for the (IMO) "real" AirBnB experience though, where you are a guest of real host, who greets you in person and sometimes even shows you around in the city, this is not for you.
I would have liked it, if we had been greeted by or meet someone in person.
Anyway i can absolutely recommend staying here. The location was the paramount reason for choosing the apartment and we were not disappointed.
Paul & Annekatrin (Hamburg, Germany)
the apt was great, clean and easy access to anything you need, great location. Cathleen and her assistant provided quick and easy directions for an enjoyable stay. I would def. stay here again.