Fifty Hotel and Suites by Affinia

Midtown, New York

The hotel

Relax in the large Club Room and Den at this boutique hotel before experiencing the vibe of a superb location in Midtown Manhattan, a contemporary neighbourhood filled with rich traditions, two blocks from The Rockefeller Center, Times Square, The Theatre District, Fifth and Madison Avenues Shopping, popular eateries and Manhattan’s most famous landmarks. They’ve splashed $19 million on a refurb getting ready for your stay, with otherwise seductively sedate Studios and Suites featuring full kitchens. The arty vibe continues throughout the hotel, a collection of paintings, sculptures, photos and eclectic treasures by local New York artists. Downstairs, you’ll find guests hanging out in The Club Room enjoying Continental breakfast which is available for purchase and hotel guests are invited to the complimentary daily Wine Hour from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.

Amenities

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

Where is it

In Midtown East, as handy for its sightseeing as it is for its business connections, the hotel is steps from restaurants and wine bars, and just a few blocks from Fifth Avenue’s St Patrick’s Cathedral. Transfer time from John F. Kennedy International Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

251 rooms and suites. All with flatscreen HDTV, iHome docking station, MP3 player, WiFi access*, mini-fridge, coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, and pillow menu. Standard Rooms are approx 325-400 sq ft with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Studio Suites are 433 sq ft and have a kitchenette with hob, microwave, fridge, coffee maker and toaster with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Junior Suites are larger at 507 sq ft with a separate living area with sleeper sofa, kitchenette with hob, microwave, fridge, coffee maker and toaster with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 5 adults.

The Club Room and Den (lounge area with Continental Club Breakfast* 7:00am-10:30pm, fireplace, TVs, coffee and tea station). Lobby Lounge with iMac computers. The Cupboard* (snacks and souvenirs, in lobby). Room service*. Social Sips (nightly wine hour in The Club Room’s Den, 5:00-6:00pm, over 21's). Gourmet cold-pressed juices*. Grocery delivery service*. Picnic Kits*. 24-hour gym. 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. Concierge. Laundry facilities*. Complimentary WiFi in lobby and The Club Room. Valet parking $65 plus tax per day, or $75 plus tax per day for oversized vehicles (payable locally; subject to change).

One person must be aged 19 years and over in each room at check-in.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1187)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great room, great location

Jan 9, 2022 CJM153 Islip Terrace, New York

Stayed here at the recommendation of a friend. Absolutely great experience. Front desk was quick, friendly and helpful. Recommended a few places to eat in the area. Our room was a suite on the 18th floor- beautiful views of the city and there was a balcony! The bed was very comfortable and the room was clean and huge! Stayed only one… Read more
Stayed here at the recommendation of a friend. Absolutely great experience. Front desk was quick, friendly and helpful. Recommended a few places to eat in the area. Our room was a suite on the 18th floor- beautiful views of the city and there was a balcony! The bed was very comfortable and the room was clean and huge! Stayed only one night, as we were going to a show, and the location was perfect. Walking distance to the theatre district. Check out was easy and the doorman was friend and offered directions and a taxi. Would go back and would recommend. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not a four star hotel by a long shot

Jan 7, 2022 rob888198 Greenhithe, United Kingdom

Very disappointing, first room had bed bugs, none of the rooms are very clean and thick dust everywhere. Spent nearly 5 hours checking the second room: all the linens, two mattresses, pillows, sofas. Really bad start to our trip. Most certainly not a four star hotel. The only good point was the location.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pretty good...could do a few things to be even better

Jan 6, 2022 cashmyre Seattle, Washington

Our family of four had a long stay in a One-bedroom King Suite over the Christmas holidays. It's a modern hotel with a small, pleasant lobby, good lighting, three elevators, on a safe, well-lit, busy block. Overall it was a great stay, but there are a few things they could do to get to a solid 5-star rating. I'll start with the PROS: - Location,… Read more
Our family of four had a long stay in a One-bedroom King Suite over the Christmas holidays. It's a modern hotel with a small, pleasant lobby, good lighting, three elevators, on a safe, well-lit, busy block. Overall it was a great stay, but there are a few things they could do to get to a solid 5-star rating. I'll start with the PROS: - Location, location, location. Seriously awesome spot with so many choices for easy, safe, and timely public transportation. The 4, 6, E, and M subway stops are a block or two away, and these are nicer stations that were safe and busy, even late at night. The uptown buses on 3rd and Madison Avenues, and the downtown buses on 2nd and Lexington Avenues, all run very regularly. We got the 7-day Unlimited passes from MTA (buy at a subway station), and used CityMapper or Apple Maps on our phones to figure out routes to our destinations and back. We got a ton of use from these! There is also a Walgreen's around the corner, which is always handy. Easy walk to Grand Central, Rockefeller, St. Patrick's, MoMA, and the 5th Avenue shops. - Friendly, responsive staff. The lobby personnel and housekeeping were awesome. They brought stuff up pretty quickly when we needed something (towels, TP, kitchen stuff, etc.). Everyone always greeted you with a genuine smile. - Kitchenette. While we did not cook any major meals, it was great to have a small fridge, microwave, sink, 2-burner stove, and dishwasher in our room. We ordered groceries ahead of time and had them delivered via Instacart the day of our arrival. We always had breakfast in the room: cereal, toast, bagels (Ess-a-Bagel is across the street), instant oatmeal. There is a small toaster and coffee maker in the room. - Big bathroom. When it's just myself and my husband sometimes the quaint, boutique hotels are a fun change. But those little sinks with almost no counter space would not work with us and our two teen girls. The tub/shower and toilet were fine, and the sink with a long counter plus open shelves beneath were great for all our toiletries. Okay, now the CONS: - I booked us a One-Bedroom Suite - King Bed. In the photos on their site it shows an L-shaped sectional sofa and a good-sized dining table with four dining chairs in a separate dining nook. Our room did not have all that. The sofa was just a regular sofa, not a sectional. The dining area was a tiny table about 2' in diameter with only two small "dining" chairs, and not in any kind of "nook," but against a small wall next to the kitchen. The bedroom and bathroom were great, but the living area was nowhere near what the photos showed. It was way more cramped and smaller than what we were expecting; it certainly did not feel like a 750 sq ft room. I would have complained but we got in 2 hours later than expected and it was late, and our groceries had already arrived. We just made do. But that was a major bummer and a disappointment. - A little upgrade on the kitchenette is in order. Yes, there was a toaster and a coffeemaker, which was nice. BUT...a nicer toaster that could actually fit a bagel would be even better. The toaster was so old and small, with burned edges all around. The coffeemaker was sufficient, but if Affinia would upgrade it to at least a Keurig, it would work and taste a lot better. When we got in there was one glass, two mugs, and a bunch of spoons. We had to ask for more drink ware, forks, and knives (which they did bring quickly). The dishwasher's bottom rack was also completely off the rails, literally. To pull it in or out you had to lift it and put it on the door; it no longer slid on the rails properly. Would we stay there again? Probably, next time we go again as a family. Our kids love NYC and now that they're older it's so easy to bring them and enjoy more. Next time, though, when booking this same room I will definitely clarify room size and amenities. Would love it, though, if they spruced up some of the kitchen issues I mentioned. Read less
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Jan 5, 2022 Js-menace

We stayed NYE and I was pleasantly surprised. I had some reservations because it was cheaper than some of the other places in the area. It's located in a great location. Everything is a short walk or quick ride. The hotel itself is nice looking not bad by any means. We had a decent view. The staff was very helpful except one person and we only… Read more
We stayed NYE and I was pleasantly surprised. I had some reservations because it was cheaper than some of the other places in the area. It's located in a great location. Everything is a short walk or quick ride. The hotel itself is nice looking not bad by any means. We had a decent view. The staff was very helpful except one person and we only seen her once. She seemed like she didn't want to be bothered. The manager and the daytime bellhop were the most helpful. They had many suggestions and helpful tips. Highly suggest this hotel, the price, location and the hotel overall are a great combo. We travel a lot and I have never reviewed a hotel so that alone says a lot Read less
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Dec 29, 2021 seanhZ8997ZI

The hotel is very nice and we were greeted by doormen on arrival. We had a choice of red or white wine with our package but were told they were out of red. Check in was easy as I had already pre-paid. Our room was clean and much larger than expected. We had a nice view down 3rd Avenue and very large windows. The coffee was not very good so I… Read more
The hotel is very nice and we were greeted by doormen on arrival. We had a choice of red or white wine with our package but were told they were out of red. Check in was easy as I had already pre-paid. Our room was clean and much larger than expected. We had a nice view down 3rd Avenue and very large windows. The coffee was not very good so I would recommend bringing your own or going to a cafe. Checkout was easy and they held our bags for the day without a fee. The doorman arranged black SUV service to the airport for $55. Overall I would highly recommend this hotel and probably stay there again. It is close enough to walk to local landmarks as well as the subway for further destinations. Read less