The Gregory Hotel New York
14 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Perfect location, within 1/4 mile of Macy's and ESB.
"The Comfort Inn Manhattan is in the heart of New York city. Perfect location if you want to walk to the main attractions of the city. Within walking distance is the Empire State Building and Macy's department store. A little bit further is Times square, NY public library, NY central station, the Rockefeller center, Madison square garden, the Chrysler building and a bit further than that is Central park. The Hotel itself was clean, the rooms were spacious and well kept, the staff were helpful and were more than welcome to help explain and book any trips or excursions. Definitely use this hotel again if we went back to New York."
- Travel date: 29th July 2009
Comfortable flight with Virgin even thou...
"Comfortable flight with Virgin even though we were in Economy, with good choice of food and a useful amenity pack. Swift transfer was included in the price. Hotel is in an older building on what looks quite a shabby street in a commercial area, but the location is very convenient. Macy's is 5 minutes walk in one direction, 5th Avenue is at the end of the road and the Empire State Building is one block down: amazing! There is a subway station at the end of the road and bus routes are close too. The foyer is compact but comfortable with a free coffee machine. Small but swift lifts carry you to shabby landings; the mix and match carpets and random pictures made me think of a Blackpool guest house - the building does show its age here, especially in the STEEP stairs. The rooms, however, are clean, well furnished and a good size, with all the facilities you would expect from a Comfort Inn, even down to a safe and an iron / ironing board in the closet. Good range of toiletries in the shower room. We had a huge bed, ample drawer and hanging space as well as a table and 2 chairs. Even though we were at the back of the hotel we were delighted by the view of part of the Empire State Building - had to lie on the floor to see the top! Although coffee making facilities are not provided in the rooms there is an ice machine on every other floor and an ice bucket in each room, so we enjoyed our Snapple chilled! Room service was very quick and we were impressed by the huge portions - good value compared to the UK! One bonus with Virgin was the complimentary breakfast in the adjoining bar - free danish, bagels and cereal. Altogether a pleasant base for the exciting city of Manhattan."
- Travel date: 31st August 2007
Great Hotel, complimentary breakfast wa...
" Great Hotel, complimentary breakfast was excellent a great selection. Rooms are a little dated but if you want modern this isnât for you, the place is spot less, staff friendly, comp. tea and coffee in reception and attached bar Brendans serves great food for dinner. Excellent location, only feet from acys, but still quite enough, we had a room on the 4th floor it was huge, it wasnât a suite, but there was a sofa/seating area and a great view of the empire state. Definitely go and stay there again. "
- Travel date: 23rd June 2007
This is not my first choice of hotel in ...
"This is not my first choice of hotel in Manhattan but was a place to crash for the night. It is very popular with Virgin Holidays and the British. The public areas of the hotel are nice and the restaurant is very good. The lifts. Staircases and landings are quite oppressive. Once you are in your room you appreciate why the cost is quite low for New York City. The rooms are small and quite dated in decor. The bed is quite hard and therefore was comfortable for me. The bathrooms seem to have been squeezed in and are fairly well designed. The shower worked which was a surprise as it looked very old. Location-wise it cannot be beaten. Just one block from the Empire State Building and Fifth Avenue shopping! The saving grace for the hotel is the concierge who is fantastic. He knows the city so well and if extremely friendly. He suggested a couple of "new" places for us to visit and they did not let him down. He will chat about your itinerary and advise you as to the order to do them. Speak to this man, he will make your holiday very special. "
- Travel date: 6th December 2006
"Great hotel, staff was excellent. They held our luggage for us all day and gave us excellent directions on how to use the subway and how to get to museums, etc. Location was a little shady, but seemed safe enough. The room was small, but the beds were comfortable and large. Juice and coffee was available all day and complimentary breakfast was nice. Internet computer downstairs with wireless access if you have wireless laptop. Very clean. For a mid-priced hotel, it was very nice."
- Travel date: 19th July 2004
loved it loved it
"I stayed at the Comfort Inn Manhatton between the 30 th June and the 5th July and totally loved it. The Staff were all friendly and welcoming especially Alex and Tony. The rooms were clean and spacious we stayed on the 12th Floor and had a fantastic view of Empire state building, After reading alot of bad reviews on here i thought i was going to dread it and was expecting the worse but it was totally wonderful. It was also very close to all attractions with Empire State building being about a 5 min walk and Times Square at about 15mins. I will deffinately be going again......."
- Travel date: 17th July 2004
Ok for a budget hotel
"Stayed at the CI Manhattan July 5-9. Arrived late and received a smoking room w/slightly different room "type" -- both of which we had specifically requested otherwise in our original reservation~ The Front Desk was able to move us to non-smoking the next day but watch for this when you check in if it matters to you! Rooms are dark and small (they are converted from apartments I understand) and are split into 4 "rooms", on either side of the elevator. Floors were quiet during our stay, the elevators are small but not too unbearably slow, and the breakfast is just ok but better than nothing! Location is great - very walkable to many attractions as others have said. All in all, I would probably return -- you aren't in your room much anyway!"
- Travel date: 12th July 2004
Will be coming back
"Whenever you travel you are always worried about the hotel. Let me tell you don't worry about the Comfort Inn Manhattan. It Is situated around the corner from the Empire State Building and you are only a 10 - 20 minutes walk (depends on traffic lights) away from Times Square well worth a visit during the day and night. The room was cleaned everyday and all staff were friendly, we had 2 reason to call the front desk with minor problems the first was dealt with within 10 minutes and the second was sorted while we went out. It is a great idea to have cold drink machines on every other floor. The breakfast was good and the bar & restaurant attached to the hotel was very handy, had 2 meals in there (good quality), tip is added onto the bill so you don't have to do the maths. Can't wait to go back to the Comfort Inn Manhattan"
- Travel date: 1st July 2004
Below Expectations, Yet Bearable
"Overall, this hotel was not great, yet not terrible. There were definite positive and negative aspects: Positive: convenient location to anything you'd ever need/attractions, reasonable rates, free breakfast and coffee, fairly clean. Negative: very small bathroom, water temperature constantly changes in the shower, very slow and/or busy and crowded elevators, managers and staff with bad attitudes. We stayed in room 904 for 4 nights and the end of June 2004. Would we stay here again? NO. There are many hotels in the same price range that provide a much better overall experience."
- Travel date: 29th June 2004
I don't understand why this Comfort Inn is rated so low...
"I don't understand why the Comfort Inn Manhattan is rated so far below Comfort Inn Midtown. I actually stayed at both hotels in April '04, and while the Comfort Inn Midtown is superficially nicer to the Comfort Inn Manhattan, I would without hesitation choose Comfort Inn Manhattan over Midtown on my next trip to NYC. Not only was the service far superior, but I found the hotel itself more cozy and the location much better. Trust me, being right off of Times Square seems great when you are booking your trip, but actually having to deal with throngs of people ever time you step out of your hotel is a royal pain. I prefered the Comfort Inn Manhattan. Being so close to Macy's and the Empire State building, and so centrally located in NYC was wonderful. (Subway stops right on the corner!!) Also, the staff at the Manhattan is terrific. They really seem to care that you have a good time in NYC and willingly help their guests with whatever they need in a friendly and speedy manner. The staff at the Midtown, on the other hand, seemed busy and overworked, (if they were at the front desk at all or ever answered their phone) making one resistant to ask for help. Also, the free breakfast in the historic restaurant attached to the Manhattan is FAR superior to the crowded, plain little room at the Midtown. So, if you are trying to decide between staying at the Comfort Inn Midtown or Manhattan and don't care about superficial decor, but like a clean and safe place in a better location with good service for a discount price, I highly recommend you stay in the Comfort Inn Manhattan."
- Travel date: 28th June 2004
Had a great time staff was wonderful
"We spent 4 nights at the INN, It was a great hotel, very clean, rooms were small but I didn't expect much more of a room for the price, I would definitely stay there again. It was worth the price and close to everything."
- Travel date: 26th June 2004
Great inexpensive hotel in Manhattan
"The Comfort Inn Manhattan is a very nice hotel given its location and price. Rooms were decent sized for a downtown location, and it's convenient to most attractions (but if you want lots of street activity outside your door at all hours, stay a little closer to Times Square). The hotel offers a free continental breakfast, which, despite some complaints I've heard, is quite nice. The windows didn't open in the room though, which I was not too happy about (it did have an air conditioner though). But the staff is very friendy, and overall I enjoyed my stay there."
- Travel date: 2nd June 2004
Top traveller tips for The Gregory Hotel New York
"Shelly's Steak house on 57th street between 5th and 6th avenues"
The Gregory Hotel New York is also called
- Comfort Inn Manhattan Hotel
- comfort inn manhattan
- manhattan comfort inn