Shelburne Hotel & Suites by Affinia

Midtown, New York

The hotel

If you crave the Manhattan nights you’ve seen in the sit-coms, Shelburne NYC’s got it covered. Just head straight upstairs to Rare View: the archetypal summertime rooftop bar, its 5,000 square feet hold a chilled cocktail party vibe, five unique ‘rooms’ including the picnic patch and champagne garden, and 360 degree views taking in sights like the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building. Back downstairs, Rare Bar & Grill serves up gourmet burgers with twists like tequila-soaked beef, aged whisky slaw, or lobster tail. If you can bear to leave this infinitely trendy hotel, you’ll find you’re in a similarly trendy neighbourhood. But still be sure to keep in mind the complimentary evening wine hour.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On Lexington Avenue, this hotel is surrounded by typical brownstone buildings with cafés, bagel shops, cocktail bars, and gastro pubs nearby. It is a few blocks from Grand Central Station and the Chrysler Building, and just a stroll from sights like the Empire State Building, Bryant Park and Fifth Avenue. Transfer time from John F. Kennedy International Airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

325 contemporary rooms and suites. All with flatscreen HDTV with cable and pay-per-view movies, iHome docking station, WiFi access*, fridge, coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, and pillow menu. Standard Guest Rooms are 325-350 sq ft with 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Studio Suites are 410 sq ft and have a granite kitchen and pantry with 1 queen-size, 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

One Bedroom Deluxe Suites are 450-650 sq ft and have a kitchenette, living room, separate bedroom, 2 flatscreen TVs and 1 king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Rare Bar & Grill (classic American menu including gourmet burgers, cocktails, daily breakfast, weekend brunch, weekday lunch, and daily dinner). Rare View (rooftop bar, open selected days and times, seasonal). Room service*. Social Sips (nightly wine hour). Grocery delivery service*. 24-hour fitness centre. Affinia Junior (with pop-up child-friendly ‘Social Sips’, child sundries at The Cupboard*, ‘family fun chests’ with board games, sports packs with goodies*, and equipment including strollers). Affinia Pocket Guide (app and mobile site for sightseeing). Concierge. Complimentary WiFi in lobby. Valet parking $55 plus tax per day, or $65 plus tax per day for oversized vehicles (payable locally, subject to change).

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

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (2797)
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Jul 30, 2021 Finemama Sacramento, California

it was a decent hotel but the room did not feel newly renovated. the shower seemed a little worn. they never provided the correct number of towels for the number of guest in the room. small rooms. great location to many sights though.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best kept secret in the city!

Jul 27, 2021 marie w upper marlboro, United States

This was our second time staying here. We stayed in the one bedroom and it offers plenty of room for a family. There is a small kitchenette with a sink, refrigerator and microwave. Huge room for the city.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our Favorite Hotel

Jul 26, 2021 michaeljunk

We've stayed at the Shelburne for years, ever since the Affinia group turned the old Dumont into condos. The hotel is in a fantastic location and staffed by friendly folks. Many of them have been there for years, adding to the feeling of homecoming every visit. We highly recommend the Shelburne. Try the two-bedroom suite, it rocks!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great boutique hotel in Murray Hill

Jul 22, 2021 amygS7821ZE Columbus, Ohio

Absolutely LOVE this hotel! Very spacious rooms (by NYC standards), excellent, courteous staff, good location. They run frequent specials on rates, too. Part of the Affinia group, so they can call over maintenance, engineers, etc. if need be. Convenient to many major NYC hospitals.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great location but rest is just ok

Jul 15, 2021 travelamd San Jose, California

We stayed there for a week. The location is perfect! The rooms are big and clean. We were happy with the overall cleanliness of the place. But, the walls are paper-thin. You can hear everything from other rooms and this was annoying as it disturbed our sleep for a few nights. The marijuana smell was everywhere. Also, there were no other amenities… Read more
We stayed there for a week. The location is perfect! The rooms are big and clean. We were happy with the overall cleanliness of the place. But, the walls are paper-thin. You can hear everything from other rooms and this was annoying as it disturbed our sleep for a few nights. The marijuana smell was everywhere. Also, there were no other amenities as such yet we were charged $39/day fee for using the amenities. The internet worked intermittently. It needs a few upgrades otherwise it is a nice hotel and the location is perfect. Read less