Gardens Suites Hotel by Affinia

Upper East Side, New York

The hotel

In a quiet corner of New York, but close enough to the sights not to have to bother hailing a yellow cab, Gardens Suites Hotel by Affinia is a rare refuge from the Big Apple buzz. Hidden away on a tree-trimmed road on the Upper East Side, you can escape to the chic calm of your suite, where homely comforts include your own kitchen, and luxuries include grocery and breakfast deliveries. Downstairs, the Serenity Lounge’s complimentary Tea Bar has a bespoke blend laced with chamomile, citrus and vanilla designed to soothe you (and that ubiquitous New York ‘caw-fee’ to perk you back up). When you do fancy some Manhattan exuberance, just grab one of the free bikes and follow the hotel’s sightseeing app and you’ll soon find yourself in nearby Central Park, Museum Mile, or Bloomingdale’s.

Amenities

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

Where is it

On East 64th Street in Upper East Side, home to upscale dining and boutiques, a stroll from Bloomingdale’s on Lexington Avenue and from Central Park and its famous zoo. Transfer time from John F. Kennedy International Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

132 suites. All with generous living space, flatscreen HDTV with cable and pay-per-view movies, iHome docking station, CD player/alarm clock, WiFi*, kitchen with fridge, toaster, microwave, and coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, signature Affinia beds and pillow menu. Junior Suites are 400-600 sq ft with a generous living space and 1 queen-size, 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

One Bedroom Apartment Suites are 400-650 square foot, and have extra living space, a separate bedroom, HDTV with web browser with 1 queen-size, 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Serenity Lounge (complimentary tea bar and gourmet coffee). The Cupboard* (snacks, beverages and souvenirs, in lobby). Room service* (breakfast delivery*). Grocery delivery service*. Picnic Kits*. 24-hour gym. Signature Affinia Bike programme (Republic bicycles, seasonal, subject to availability). Affinia Junior (with child sundries at The Cupboard*, ‘family fun chests’ with board games, sports packs with goodies*, and equipment including strollers). Affinia Pocket Guide. TV room. Concierge. Complimentary WiFi in lobby. Valet parking $50 plus tax per day, or $55 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

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Spacious Accomodations/Excellent Staff

May 3, 2021 S9913MKroberts

This hotel was a real find. Spacious, comfortable, clean accomodations centrally located. Spacious is a rarity in NYC. Staff was extremely responsive to our needs. In particular Nigel at the front desk and Kris, the bellman/jack of all trades. Excellent guys. This place may not be for everyone; the location is central, but the immediate area… Read more
This hotel was a real find. Spacious, comfortable, clean accomodations centrally located. Spacious is a rarity in NYC. Staff was extremely responsive to our needs. In particular Nigel at the front desk and Kris, the bellman/jack of all trades. Excellent guys. This place may not be for everyone; the location is central, but the immediate area is not conducive to "tourism". We are former Manhattan residents, so having a nice apartment with services in the middle of town made it perfect for us. We will return. Again and again I am sure. Hopefully Kris and Nigel will still be there to make the stay as wonderful as the first. Read less
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Apr 28, 2021 reddireddi

I am completely amazed at this hotel. The way they took care of me and every one of my needs. It was simply awesome. Great location and great people. Especially NIGEL AND MIKE. Love love love them. I am coming back to stay here and if you are visiting New York City this is the very best location and people.
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Apr 27, 2021 ToddyBear333

I stayed the Hotel for 5 weeks after a hospital stay. The accommodations were great and close to the hospital And the staff were outstanding. Special kudos to Kris who too such awesome care of me during such a difficult time. Highly recommend the Gardens NYC!!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Rooms large and apart from old carpet are well appointed. Beware "facility fees".

Apr 25, 2021 tgoldesq Boston, MA

This hotel is very well located on the Upper East Side and enormous room for a NYC hotel. The appointments are very nice, with a kitchenette, an eating area, living room area and more closets than you could ever use. The carpeting was tired and needs to be replaced, but other than that everything was swell. Also, don't expect much of a lobby or… Read more
This hotel is very well located on the Upper East Side and enormous room for a NYC hotel. The appointments are very nice, with a kitchenette, an eating area, living room area and more closets than you could ever use. The carpeting was tired and needs to be replaced, but other than that everything was swell. Also, don't expect much of a lobby or other similar type amenities. But you are not sleeping in the lobby! One thing to be aware of is the "facility fee" charge, which for our room rate of $311 was $39 (12.5%). These facility fee charges are imputed room rate and by no means universal in NY. I will certainly consider this factor were I to book again. Read less
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Apr 22, 2021 debbie112467 New York City, New York

Stayed at this hotel for over 2 months. The staff was very friendly, very helpful and extremely accommodating. They are extremely careful in regards to Covid. You must wear your masks at all times when entering the lobby, in the elevators and until you get into your room. The location of this hotel is very close to everything. Would highly… Read more
Stayed at this hotel for over 2 months. The staff was very friendly, very helpful and extremely accommodating. They are extremely careful in regards to Covid. You must wear your masks at all times when entering the lobby, in the elevators and until you get into your room. The location of this hotel is very close to everything. Would highly recommend and look forward to staying there again. Read less