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Shelburne NYC-an Affinia Hotel

This is a 4 star hotel in New York City
303 Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY, U.S.A.
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5-min. walk from Grand Central Station, great staff & rooms, Wi-Fi/parking extra
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to public transit, attractions and restaurants
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their helpful and professional service
  • Several lodgers were impressed with their clean and spacious rooms
  • A few guests felt the Wi-Fi and parking fees were too expensive
  • Noise transfer and no utensils in kitchenette rooms were reported
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Nov 11, 2013
Located about a 5-minute walk from Grand Central Station in midtown Manhattan's Murray Hill neighbourhood, the Affinia Shelburne Hotel is suitable for business or vacation travellers who prefer a centrally located boutique-style hotel with on-site dining, meeting space and easy access to public transit.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites offers cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk and a hair dryer. Rooms with a separate bedroom, a living area with a sofabed, a dining area and a kitchenette are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. In-room Wi-Fi is an additional $14.95 per day.

The hotel also offers a rooftop bar and lounge, a fitness centre, massage services, guest laundry, a business centre, meeting space, free nightly wine tastings and valet-only parking for $65 per day. Pets are permitted for $25 per pet, per stay. On-site dining is offered at Rare Bar and Grill, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 

The Empire State Building is about a 9-minute drive away, while Times Square and Manhattan Mall can both be found 13 minutes away via public transit. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is roughly a 25-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi $14.95/day, valet-only parking $65/day, pets $25/pet/stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 2, 2013)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.

Many guests praised the hotel's location, describing it as central, and close to restaurants, shopping, Grand Central Station, MOMA and the Empire State Building. One patron noted, "We've been to NYC a few times, and location was spot on, walking distance to most of the sights in midtown".

The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by reviewers, who characterized them as accommodating, professional and helpful with directions, suggestions and show tickets. One guest remarked, "The staff bent over backwards.. we arrived at 6.30 am and our room was already ready!!!!.. a late check out.. no problem!!! and they didn't even charge us.. thats customer service!!".

Several lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, beautiful, modern, quiet and well equipped, with comfortable beds and pillows and great views of the Chrysler Building. A few travellers had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).

The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the added costs and the rooms.

A few lodgers were disappointed with the added costs they incurred during their stay. They found the parking and Wi-Fi fees to be very expensive, and felt free Wi-Fi should have been included in the room rates.

Although the majority of reviewers praised their clean and spacious rooms, a few patrons had complaints. They reported noise transfer from guests in adjacent rooms and in rooms near the hotel's rooftop bar, as well as no cutlery or plates in rooms with a kitchenette. guest reviews ranked the hotel #87 of 439 Manhattan hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 2,353 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 with a 95% recommendation rate from 1,681 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 8.4 out of 10 from 651 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 2, 2013 to verify some information.

Guest Reviews

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144.53 USD - 0.00 USD Shelburne NYC-an Affinia Hotel
Out of 635 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.7 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 2
No. of guest comments: 2
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #5 out of 635 hotels in New York City ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Ralph from Union, SC US rated Shelburne NYC-an Affinia Hotel 8 out of 10 on April 05, 2012
Affordable awesomeness in a fabulous NYC neighbourhood!
"We got a 1-bedroom suite with 2-queen sized beds through an online deal. The rooms were huge! So big in fact, the living room looked like it needed more furniture/decoration to fill it in! I'm so happy we chose the Affinia Shelburne because the hotel and staff was great and the location was excellent! The only drawback for me was no bathtub in the washroom, just a large shower, which isn't as soothing after a long day of walking. That being said, I definitely plan to stay here next time I'm in NYC."
Maggie from Toronto, ON CA rated Shelburne NYC-an Affinia Hotel 9 out of 10 on June 20, 2011


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Shelburne NYC-an Affinia Hotel

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Conference Room(s)
  • In Room Movies
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • TV
  • Internet Connection (wireless)

User Contributed Info

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Here’s an escape from the City that’s well worth looking into. Or out from. Take a look at the new Affinia Shelburne (formerly the Shelburne Murray Hill). It’s still Murray Hill, one of the coolest and most convenient of Manhattan neighborhoods. But now it’s brighter, bolder, more in tune—thoroughly renovated and ready to dazzle.

With 323 brand new guest rooms and suites, the Affinia Shelburne's unique design offers travelers a place to connect with friends, family or colleagues. Rooms feature eclectic décor, flat-screens and giant mirrors. Sleek kitchenettes or minibars and bright-new, bathrooms. Looking for a view that could inspire dreams of Empire? Check out our select group of Terrace Suites.

At street level, Rare Bar & Grill serves up one of the best burgers you’ve ever tasted. In fact, they kind of started the whole Nouvelle Burger Renaissance or whatever you want to call it (Just ask a local.). Oh, and they do room service too.

Rumor has it that Fred Astaire loved to play the rooftop miniature golf course back in the day. Today, it’s our rooftop lounge, Rare View, with bar beds, private party space, your favorite adult beverages, and did we mention the views? Like you’re on a chessboard between two queens: the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building (Sorry, the mini-golf is long gone.).

Category Accommodation and Food Services
Fax (212) 779-7068
Listing Type Place
Neighbourhood Murray Hill
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Place Status Open at this location
Public Access Open to the General Public
WiFi Paid

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