Located about a 4-minute walk from the 33rd St. subway entrance and an 8-minute walk from the Empire State Building in Midtown's Murray Hill neighbourhood, the Affinia Dumont is suitable for pedestrian travellers who prefer a centrally-located boutique-style hotel with easy access to public transit, a spa and extended kitchen amenities.
This hotel has 241 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering cable TV, safety deposit box, an iron and ironing board, a desk, a seating area, a hairdryer, a bathrobe for each guest, an iPod docking station, a coffeemaker, a minibar and a kitchenette. Wi-Fi is an additional $14.95 per day. Standard rooms offer one double bed, while rooms with a separate bedroom, a dining area, a full kitchen and a living room with a sofabed are also available.
The hotel also offers a 24-hour fitness room, a spa, a business centre and meeting/banquet space. Charges apply to use the business centre. Concierge and secretarial services are also available.
Room service is provided by Cinema Cafe from 7 am to 12 pm daily. A wine hour is offered between 5 pm and 6 pm on weekdays.
Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request and pets are permitted for $25 per pet, per stay. On-site parking is $65 per day.
The Chrysler Building is roughly a 10-minute walk northward, while Manhattan Mall is about a 13-minute walk northwest. Central Park is an 18-minute trip via public transit and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is approximately a 13-minute drive northeast of the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi $14.95/day, parking $65/day, pets permitted for $25/pet/stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: June 11, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.
The hotel's location was praised by numerous guests, who found it to be close to Times Square, Central Park, the subway, restaurants, LaGuardia Airport and the theatre district.
Many lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received, characterizing the staff as efficient, professional, accommodating and helpful. One guest stated, "The staff downstairs were exceptionally friendly and helpful from the door men to the reception staff who helped us with every query and found some good nearby restaurants for us for dinner".
Several reviewers complimented the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as well equipped, spacious and clean, with comfortable beds and pillows, great city views and good water pressure. It should be noted, however, that some lodgers had complaints about their rooms (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms, noise transfer and the Wi-Fi charge.
While the majority of guests were pleased with their clean and spacious accommodations, some reviewers had complaints. They reported worn decor, outdated kitchens with a lack of utensils provided, difficulties with climate control and some cleaning issues.
Noise disturbances were mentioned by a few lodgers. They reported hearing guests in adjacent rooms, noise in rooms located close to the elevator and street noise. It was noted that rooms in the back of the hotel were more quiet.
A few reviewers were disappointed with the hotel's Wi-Fi charge, and felt it should have been included in the room rates.
guest reviews ranked the hotel #53 out of 433 New York City hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 2,455 reviews.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.7 out of 5 with a 98% recommendation rate from 838 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.4 out of 10 from 415 reviews.
The author called the hotel on June 11, 2013 to verify some information.