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 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. 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Soooo comfortable

Jul 12, 2020 carollN7723FF

The room was really a small apartment — clean, comfortable and lovely, as we stayed into 5 days. Faced the “courtyard” and gazed each day at an expanse of green and soothing trees. Kris, who got us unloaded, settled, oriented, and back to our car when we left, was immensely helpful, and such a pleasant, kind person. Nigel at the front desk was… Read more
The room was really a small apartment — clean, comfortable and lovely, as we stayed into 5 days. Faced the “courtyard” and gazed each day at an expanse of green and soothing trees. Kris, who got us unloaded, settled, oriented, and back to our car when we left, was immensely helpful, and such a pleasant, kind person. Nigel at the front desk was always helpful and very pleasant. Housekeeping kept the place immaculate All the staff did everything they could to make our stay the best experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Friendly, great service during a stressful time

Jul 1, 2020 amyrF5142ZQ

As a healthcare provider, I relied on the Gardens NYC when all normal operations were unavailable and it was imperative to get to work. I felt such relief to be in a clean space during a time when worry was surging. The staff could not have been more friendly and hard-working, especially Kris and Nigel who made me feel so welcome each morning that… Read more
As a healthcare provider, I relied on the Gardens NYC when all normal operations were unavailable and it was imperative to get to work. I felt such relief to be in a clean space during a time when worry was surging. The staff could not have been more friendly and hard-working, especially Kris and Nigel who made me feel so welcome each morning that I would check in. They couldn’t have been more friendly and seemed eager to go above and beyond, which meant a lot because I was just thankful for basis necessities. They are a great team. The night staff always helped me with my baggage and made me feel welcome as I found a spot to wait for my transportation since normal schedules were not running. Things were convenient and comfortable, which may be a given during normal times, but to operate at a high level of service during a crisis time. I will always be thankful for my time spent at The Gardens and the staff who made the difference. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Hotel in a Fantastic Location

Jun 29, 2020 singinglori Orlando, Florida

We recently stayed at the Garden Suites Hotel by Affinia. We had a wonderful stay. The room was clean and comfortable and the location was perfect, close to restaurants, and Sloane Kettering. We had our car and it was taken care of, parked in a nearby garage. Our special thanks to staff members, Kris and Nigel, who were excellent, friendly, and… Read more
We recently stayed at the Garden Suites Hotel by Affinia. We had a wonderful stay. The room was clean and comfortable and the location was perfect, close to restaurants, and Sloane Kettering. We had our car and it was taken care of, parked in a nearby garage. Our special thanks to staff members, Kris and Nigel, who were excellent, friendly, and extremely helpful with all our questions and needs. We highly recommend this hotel for a great stay in New York's upper East Side. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great service and clean

Jun 13, 2020 rosarir2 Yonkers, New York

The rooms and hotel was very clean and the front desk service was excellent as well as the room service team. The check in was easy and quick very professional aslo the bathrooms are clean and rooms are also very neat and clean.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing and Attentive Staff

Jun 6, 2020 mabal261 Westminster, Maryland

We had a 5 day stay here and couldn't have been happier. Kris, Nigel, Mike and the entire staff met our every need. We came in town for my husband's surgery and couldn't have been more appreciative for all that the staff did to make our stay as comfortable as possible. They knew us by named always asked how my husband was doing. It felt like a… Read more
We had a 5 day stay here and couldn't have been happier. Kris, Nigel, Mike and the entire staff met our every need. We came in town for my husband's surgery and couldn't have been more appreciative for all that the staff did to make our stay as comfortable as possible. They knew us by named always asked how my husband was doing. It felt like a home away from home. Our housekeeper even asked if there was anything additional that my husband might need when he returned from the hospital. I can't thank them all enough. Wonderful place! Read less