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Reviewed 6 December 2007

The Hotel was as expected in the reviews. Room was Small but extremely clean. Hotel is Old looking and they are currently doing up all the rooms (2 rooms beside us were being done up and finished within 3 days of us being there). Hotel is well located on 31st 5th and is only 3 blocks from Macys (which the...

4Thank breener77
Cincinnati, OH
Reviewed 5 December 2007

We've traveled with another couple to NY several times and stayed at Herald Square twice. We booked the remodeled rooms and would highly recommend! Their reception staff was good the first time but has improved since our last visit - more professional. Monica was extremely helpful, polite and accommodating! A gentleman working on the morning we left was also just...

8Thank Wrathie
Dublin, Ireland.
Reviewed 3 December 2007

My Husband & I stayed here from Friday, 2nd November for 3 nights. It was our first time to New York so I had booked it upon a recommendation by some colleagues. They had told me that this hotel was very basic but that the location was excellent because a lot of places were within walking distance and more importantly...

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Danbury, Connecticut
Reviewed 27 November 2007

With all of the commotion in NYC at holiday time, it's wonderful to know there are still hotels to be found with this level of charm and comfort AND reaonable rates! I'd stay again in an instant!

4Thank Daytimes
Lisburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2007

This hotel has a great location but is expensive for what it is. I had the pleasure of meeting the grumpiest receptionist in the world and we both cut our legs on the pointless bits of metal sticking out of the bottom of the bed. Small room with no natural light which is wierd and somewhat disorientating. There's better for...

1Thank jakeena
Reviewed 16 November 2007

We stayed at the Herald Square Hotel for six nights in the beginning of November. We booked through the hotel website 'a standard double room' several months ago and that was the only option available for our dates. As they promised early bookers 'the best room selection' I hoped that we'll be getting a new room (having read the reviews...

2Thank anima77
Zagreb, Croatia
Reviewed 7 November 2007

We stayed at Herald Square Hotel last September (8 nights). That was our second time in New York City. First time we stayed at Herald Square Hotel, too. What to say - excellent! We'll be back!

4Thank mrvica
wyoming aust
Reviewed 5 November 2007

We have just got back from visiting New York New York, and we found this hotel to be in a fantastic position as it is right near the Empire State Building, which is approx about half way mark of Manhatten Island, the hotel was very clean, the beds were very comfortable and great pillows, our room was big enough as...

4Thank kiwigirl-7
Reviewed 31 October 2007

We stayed at Herald Square Hotel during our 10 day honeymoon in April. We found the hotel here at Trip Advisor and decided to try it based on the good reviews. Don´t let the impressive entrance fool you. This is a quite simple and average hotel. Look at all the candid camera pictures before you decide to stay here. Got...

Thank SwedenJiro
Reviewed 25 October 2007

My husband and I stayed here while on our honeymoon in the USA we stayed from the 24th September 2007 to the 27th September 2007 3 nights total. We had a great time at the Herald. We had one of the new refurbished Queen bed rooms. The room was nice although it was really small but aparently all New York...

3Thank clt1982

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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Close walking distance to the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden and Macy's.Close to the Theater District, Times Square, radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Center.Beautiful newly renovated rooms.Complimentary coffee machine in the lounge area.24 hours front desk and concierge service.Non Smoking throughout.Free wireless internet access.A hotel you can recommend to your clients, friends and family. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Life Hotel

Address: 19 West 31st Street, New York City, NY 10001-4402
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Price Range: RM1,005 - RM1,736 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Life Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 98
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Also Known As:
Hotel Herald Square
Herald Square Hotel New York
Hotel Style:
#189 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#237 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#240 Family Hotel in New York City
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“Have no idea as hotel never responded to any of my emails requesting as good a room as possible.”
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