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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Aug 24, 2020 angeliseamores

Located in the most convenient and quiet section of the Upper East Side, the Garden Suites is an oasis of peace, convenience and great service! Our family was looking for a place to stay for 2.5 weeks for some medical needs, and the Affinia became our NYC home. It's just 3 blocks from Bloomingdales and 5 blocks from Central Park. And the service… Read more
Located in the most convenient and quiet section of the Upper East Side, the Garden Suites is an oasis of peace, convenience and great service! Our family was looking for a place to stay for 2.5 weeks for some medical needs, and the Affinia became our NYC home. It's just 3 blocks from Bloomingdales and 5 blocks from Central Park. And the service is second to none. Front desk team, Mike, Kris and Nigel are the neighbor you never knew you needed and took care of us whenever we needed help. Jill and the management team helped us with all of of our logistical needs, including parking and recommendations for things to see on our days off from treatment. And the entire cleaning and maintenance crew was courteous, quick and accommodating. This is the only place we plan to stay on future trips to NYC. Highly recommend you make the Garden Suites by Affinia at 215 E 64th street your home away from home. Read less
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Aug 15, 2020 Sinclair36 Fairfield CT

The good: location, quiet room that faced the rear of the hotel, large full kitchen with dishwasher and clothes washer. Clean large bathroom. Many food delivery options nearby and small markets. Parking garage 2 doors down. A solid option if you are having surgery in the area. Bed was comfortable. Definitely a 3 star option. The bad: When… Read more
The good: location, quiet room that faced the rear of the hotel, large full kitchen with dishwasher and clothes washer. Clean large bathroom. Many food delivery options nearby and small markets. Parking garage 2 doors down. A solid option if you are having surgery in the area. Bed was comfortable. Definitely a 3 star option. The bad: When checking in, the front check in man had somewhat of an attitude. He wouldn't wear his mask over his nose. This was pointed out by the lady in front of me and he just shrugged and said it kept falling down. I booked a specific suite and was told that was not available, upon arrival , not before. This was stressful as I had a surgery scheduled early the next day. We were shown 2 rooms by Mike, who was the only one there that seemed like he had a clue, and we picked a one bedroom penthouse instead. We brought all our own cleaning supplies, really due to covid, but it was generally clean except for the very sad patio that could have been wonderful. Dead trees in planters, cigarette burned cushions, plastic trash lying around and extremely dirty windows/glass doors. How I wished I'd brought my windex. Read less
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Aug 10, 2020 chriskF9545OJ

I stayed in the Affinia Gardens as a patient at MSK cancer hospital for about 4 weeks. I can't say enough about the friendliness and quality of the staff. The first day I was there I met Kris and Nigel who work at the front desk and in the lobby. They were so nice, accommodating, and helpful from the beginning. Kris and I chatted for about 10… Read more
I stayed in the Affinia Gardens as a patient at MSK cancer hospital for about 4 weeks. I can't say enough about the friendliness and quality of the staff. The first day I was there I met Kris and Nigel who work at the front desk and in the lobby. They were so nice, accommodating, and helpful from the beginning. Kris and I chatted for about 10 minutes in the lobby the first day and he offered me fruit from an Edible Arrangement. We got to know them both well during our stay and I truly enjoyed their company. Two great people and made the stay in the hotel so much better! It's really nice to be able to walk in and out of the hotel and have friends to talk to every day. The entire staff was like this, Mike, JaVaughn, everybody we met. I am truly grateful for everything they did for us, and for being the great people they are. The housekeeping staff was the same. They were professional, did a great job, and were so friendly and nice. I enjoyed talking with them as well when they would come in. Overall a situation that could have been very stressful in which I was walking back and forth to the hospital for treatment every day, and adding Covid on top of that was made warm and comforting thanks to the staff of this hotel. I am so grateful that I got to stay here and meet the wonderful people that work here! The rooms are spacious, clean, updated, and very comfortable. Thank you to the Affinia Gardens and the staff for housing me during my treatment. I would certainly recommend this hotel to travelers and would not hesitate to book this hotel for my next stay in New York! Read less
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Jul 16, 2020 432chestern Portland, Oregon

I will first like to thank Kris, Nigel, and Nana for the wonderful stay at this amazing building. 100% clean and customer service! As a travel nurse away from home thank you for making me feel at home.. Thank you New York for taking good care of us Nurses
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