Hotel Beacon

Upper West Side, New York

The hotel

In these over-sized rooms and apartments, feel like a New Yorker in this desirable Upper West Side location. Rooms are larger than in the centre of Manhattan, and your kitchenette means you can fix yourself some breakfast. 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.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the Upper West Side of Manhattan. 4 blocks from Central Park. Transfer time from John F. Kennedy International Airport: 50 minutes.

Hotel information

276 rooms and suites on 25 floors in 1 building with 3 lifts. All with air-conditioning, TV with complimentary films, complimentary WiFi, fully-equipped kitchenette with coffee maker, fridge, cooking-tops, microwave, kettle, toaster, safe, iron and board and hairdryer. King Studios have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Standard Double Double Rooms are 320 sq ft with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

King/Queen Bedded Suites are 630 sq ft with 1 king-size bed and a queen-size pullout sofa in the living room, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

One Bedroom Suites are 630 sq ft and have 2 double beds in the bedroom and a living room with a queen-size pullout sofa, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Two Bedroom Suites have a king-size bed in the first bedroom and 2 double beds in the second bedroom, a living room with a pull out sofa bed and 2 bathrooms, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Beacon Bar (light snacks; open 3:00pm-midnight). Viand Café (open 6:00am-1:00am for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Valet laundry* and coin laundry*. Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour fitness centre.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

One person must be aged 21 years and over in each room at check-in.

*Denotes local charge.

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Apr 22, 2020 allbeefpaddy Sydney, Australia

Stayed at the Beacon for a week and it was amazing. Great neighbourhood, suite had full kitchen and sofa bed as a bonus. Laundry facilities are available to guests and staff are always happy and willing to assist. Can not recommend this hotel enough!
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Mar 12, 2020 jm712018 Toronto, Canada

Another great stay at the Beacon. Even the least expensive rooms are nicely decorated, very clean and each has a kitchenette. Staff are knowledgeable, pleasant and helpful. Upper west-side location is great - walking distance from Central Park, museums, Lincoln Centre, restaurants, transit plus Fairway and Zabars for food. Kid friendly and… Read more
Another great stay at the Beacon. Even the least expensive rooms are nicely decorated, very clean and each has a kitchenette. Staff are knowledgeable, pleasant and helpful. Upper west-side location is great - walking distance from Central Park, museums, Lincoln Centre, restaurants, transit plus Fairway and Zabars for food. Kid friendly and non-smoking. Read less
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Mar 8, 2020 Librarian1998 Albany, NY

This is our second time staying here. We stayed ago, and recently stayed again, only this time my kids are practically adults. My daughter was attending a conference at Columbia University. The hotel is about 1.5 miles to Columbia, but there is a subway a block away that drops you at Columbia. Rooms are very big for NYC. It was nice to have the… Read more
This is our second time staying here. We stayed ago, and recently stayed again, only this time my kids are practically adults. My daughter was attending a conference at Columbia University. The hotel is about 1.5 miles to Columbia, but there is a subway a block away that drops you at Columbia. Rooms are very big for NYC. It was nice to have the kitchen to heat up meals after exhausting days. Was also good to have the bedroom with an actual door so kids could have space and not bother each other while doing homework. My son thought the decor old-fashioned, but I found it cozy and comfortable. We had a room facing the street , and it was fun to sit on the wide windowsill and look out while drinking our coffee. Staff was very efficient and friendly. Doorman got us a cab at rush hour. I had run out of cash and felt terrible that I had no money to tip him, but he was extremely gracious about it. My son hung out in the lobby doing homework for several hours after we checked out while the rest of us did other things, and nobody gave him a hard time even though he was a teen alone. This is a great location for families. Extremely quiet, near the subway and Central Park, across from a grocery store. But a warning - it is DEAD after 9:00 pm. Daughter and I tried to find dessert when she was done with her presentation, walked for blocks, and found nothing open even though it was shortly after 9:00 (on a Sunday night, but still). We finally were able to grab a couple of slices of cake from the diner nearby even though their sit down restaurant was closed. Also, several places closed earlier than their posted hours even though it was a beautiful spring-like evening in February, so definitely call ahead before heading somewhere. None of this is the hotel's fault, of course, but thought I should give a heads up. I was surprised that to find a neighborhood in Manhattan that has less going on in the evening than my neighborhood in Albany! Read less
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Mar 7, 2020 SusanH4822 Richmond, north yorkshire

This hotel exceeded my expectations. All staff were polite and very helpful. House keeping was amazing, everywhere was clean tidy smart just in one word PERFECT . The food market across the road was my go to place for meals to cook and eat in my room, found the bar a wee bit expensive.
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Feb 24, 2020 barbaraks Denver, Colorado

Wonderful hotel. No breakfast, but aside from that it's great. (Don't eat at the diner next door--terrible!) Ask for an East-facing room, and high up if possible. GREAT view! Beds are very comfortable too.