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It's a bit quieter in this desirable Upper West Side location than in Midtown Manhattan, and the excellent local restaurants tend to be cheaper. Rooms are larger than in the centre of Manhattan, and your kitchenette means you can perhaps fix yourself some breakfast, as our American friends would say. The famous Lincoln Center is a short walk, together with Central Park, American Museum of Natural History and Rose Center for Earth and Space, and a clutch of off-Broadway theatres.
On the Upper West Side of Manhattan. 2-block walk to subway entrance. Bus or subway ride to Theater District.
260 rooms and suites on 25 floors in 1 building with 3 lifts. All with air-conditioning, TV with pay-per-view films, free tea and coffee, fully equipped kitchenette with coffee maker, fridge, cooking-tops, microwave, kettle, toaster, safety deposit box, iron and board, and hairdryer. Standard rooms with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds* sleeping max 2 adults and 2 children.
1-bedroom suite with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds* and a pull out sofa bed in the living room, sleeping max 4 persons. 2-bedroom suite has 2 bathrooms and a king-size bed in one bedroom and 2 double beds in the second bedroom and a pull out sofa bed in the living room, sleeping max 6 persons. * Bedding preference should be requested at the time of booking and is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.
Viande Café, open from 6.00am-1.00am for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Valet laundry* and coin laundry*. Complimentary guest Internet centre. Wireless Internet available for $10.00 per 24hrs.
One person must be aged 18 years and over in each room.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
This is now our second stay at the Hotel Beacon and it wont be the last. From the moment we check in we feel right at home. Every staff member we have had the pleasure of dealing with has been... Read more fantastic. We love the position and everything about this hotel. Thank you again, we could not recommend The Hotel Beacon highly enough. Read less
We traveled to NYC for Thanksgiving weekend and were looking for a good location, value and space for a family of four. Our room consisted of small bathroom, separate sitting room with fold out sofa... Read more and bedroom with two full size beds. As an added bonus, we had a galley kitchen with regular size refrigerator, sink, stove top and microwave. Just one long block from the 72nd street subway station, we were very pleased with the location. With a large market across the street and Trader Joe's a block away, the kitchenette came in handy and allowed for a bit of cost savings. If we could change anything it would be queen beds instead of full in the bedroom and a better TV system. All in all, we will definitely recommend to our friends. Read less
We stayed here as a family of 3 adults and were very impressed with the hotel and staff. The room was a 1 bedroom suite which had a bedroom and a seperate living area with a pull out bed and... Read more kitchenette. The entrance hallway had 2 wardrobes and there was also 1 inside the bedroom, and also access to the toilet was here. We had a couple of problems with the aircon and the tv (Which there were 2) which were dealt with by the front desk very quickly. The room and hotel were very clean and comfortable with a great location for most of New York city but taxi's were common on the road nearby. Read less
We stayed at Hotel Beacon for 6 nights. The hotel is in a good location and easy access to other parts of New York. We stayed in a 1bedroom while the room was clean and comfortable the bathroom was... Read more small and air conditioner was noisy. We ate at cafe viande which is just next door which was reasonably priced. As per other posts the walls between rooms are thin. The subway is just a short 2 minute walk and the hotel can assist with metro cards. We would definitely stay here again.. Read less
First, let me say that we had booked not one, but three rooms, so that we could accommodate eight of us for Thanksgiving. Making it more complicated is the fact that two rooms were for Wednesday and... Read more Thursday, and the other was for Thursday, which was then extended for Friday night as well. And that makes for accolades to the desk staff who had to make several adjustments--without a whimper. Our room was a studio, since it was for only my wife and me. It was on the 7th floor with nothing by way of a view. Another was a suite, also on floor 7. The last, however, was a suite on the 25th floor, with a great view of Broadway and even the Hudson; so a strong recommendation is to go as high as you can get. The rooms were very nicely decorated, furnished and maintained. The refrigerator, stove and Keurig were nice to have--as well as a small in-room safe. I would add that the price difference between a studio and a suite is small enough that, for more comfort (couch and chairs), I'd opt for a suite now that I've seen both. A negative is the fact that the walls between rooms are just a bit too thin (We had a baby close enough that we heard it scream what seemed like most of the night). In the winter you don't want to hang out in the lobby, since it gets very cold. Actually, the well-appointed bar is a good place to hang out, since you can get bar food, coffee and espresso drinks as well as alcohol. My one negative experience there came shortly after we checked in, when we were told that half-price drinks for Happy Hour were on offer. So when I found, as I was paying for a Beefeater gin and tonic, that it was $13, I inquired and was told, for the first time, that only certain drinks got Happy Hour prices. Caveat emptor indeed! Ask before you order. The hotel has no restaurant, and the bar is not open for breakfast, but there are several near-by restaurants at which you can get a very good breakfast. In fact, directly next door is the Cafe Viand. Very good food, but try not to get there at peak hours, since it gets pretty crowded. Read less