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.

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Traveller rating

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Jul 10, 2021 519jill Providence, Rhode Island

Affinia Garden Suites has been my home away from him for the past year while I seek treatment in NYC. The location is great. You are a few blocks from Central Park and all the high end shops. The rooms are clean and most come with a mini kitchen. The overall facility is nice and comfortable. The best part about the place is the entire staff. They… Read more
Affinia Garden Suites has been my home away from him for the past year while I seek treatment in NYC. The location is great. You are a few blocks from Central Park and all the high end shops. The rooms are clean and most come with a mini kitchen. The overall facility is nice and comfortable. The best part about the place is the entire staff. They are all very welcoming and helpful. They feel like family members. Kris and Nigel are like rays of sunshine. Always smiling and quick to get you setup with a car or make a recommendations for an outing. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good place to stay, some shortcomings

Jul 2, 2021 Jianming S Rockville, Maryland

(+) Good location, very spacious room (as in NY city), cute full kitchen. Quick response for room issue report (closet door jammed) (-) the room smells not like a nonsmoking room!!! The air in the bathroom is particularly unpleasant. We will stay two more nights here, will see if the hotel can do something about it.
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Jun 30, 2021 Prof-KJ New York City, New York

Excellent location for dining, museums, shopping; super friendly and helpful staff, very willing to accommodate and quite receptive to feedback for improvement; comfortable bed; spacious layout. The hotel staff seemed genuinely interested in ensuring that our stay was comfortable. I believe they did the best they could with what was available.… Read more
Excellent location for dining, museums, shopping; super friendly and helpful staff, very willing to accommodate and quite receptive to feedback for improvement; comfortable bed; spacious layout. The hotel staff seemed genuinely interested in ensuring that our stay was comfortable. I believe they did the best they could with what was available. My husband and I stayed in a one-bedroom suite. I felt that the space had more of a "lived in" and "worn" feel; we are used to more luxury in our hotel choices and experiences. Housekeeping was receptive to our feedback regarding a few cleaning concerns. Also, too many people are crowding into the elevator at one time, which makes it difficult to maintain social distance. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quite comfortable, impeccable service.

May 21, 2021 HR M Beaumont, Texas

Our go to hotel for the UES used to be the Bentley, but that hotel went south during the pandemic and we needed a new home away from home. Our son suggested the Gardens Suites Hotel by Affinia and we could not have been more pleased. So convenient and just impeccable service from the staff. We will return.
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May 19, 2021 MatthewM5241 McDonough, Georgia

Hotel is right next-door to place he was having surgery at and without a nearby a lot of areas to walk too as well. Staff was Very friendly and helpful as well room was nice and clean. Have a great handicap accommodations for dad