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Shelburne NYC–an Affinia hotel
Ranked #141 of 471 Hotels in New York City
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

The Shelburn Hotel on Lexington Avenue is not far from Grand Central Terminal . It's approximately 6 to 7 city blocks away and if you have no children with you and a rolling luggage bag or back pack I would suggest walking it in nicer weather ; if you just got off the train at GCT. and would like to stretch your legs a bit , it's not a LONG walk. This hotel is lovely and has larger rooms than most New York hotels. Try to book a room on the Lexington Avenue St. side for a better view. It's very quiet and comfortable and in a great convenient area. They have a rooftop bar called Rare , that should NOT be missed on a clear night. It has a beautiful view of the Chrysler building and the Empire State building. It's just so pretty in good weather to see the lights of the city from there ! DON'T miss it. My husband and I paid for a suite on our 25th anniversary and it was worth every penny. It is updated even though it is in an older hotel , run by Affinia. Staff were helpful the 2nd time we went and reserved a suite. The suite has a kitchenette , one bath , one good size queen or king bed ( sorry can't remember which size we reserved ) so comfortable with clean crisp inviting sheets , after a warm shower at the end of a busy day. A living room with a pullout couch ( and you can order a cot ) kitchen table , steps a way from a beautiful balcony ! So if you want to share the price with maybe 5 people it's will lessen your expense. The cot is extra. I would suggest an adults only , or family of no more than 2 children. It is much more difficult to get around towing young children along. 14 and over , yes. Downstairs you will find the restaurant that is attached to the hotel. We did not visit as we had other restaurants that were recommended or that we stopped at in Little Italy , that unfortunately seems to be slowly getting even smaller. This is a very enjoyable hotel to stay in. Have a great time , in the greatest city in the world. Bonnie

Room Tip: Higher floors are quieter.
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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AGGeneralManager, General Manager at Shelburne NYC–an Affinia hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

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Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your five star review on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back to the Shelburne soon!


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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Average hotel but in a good location. Our biggest issue was the amount of pot being smoked in neighboring rooms. Not sure how that gets policed by the hotel but it should. Nice Lobby area and nice doormen as well.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights recently. Denis at the door welcomed us: was always chatty and helpful! Lovely hotel with nice, clean rooms and lovely helpful staff. A good hotel in a central location for exploring manhattan. Recommended!

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Spent 2 nights at the Shelburne NYC Affinia Hotel and was pleasantly surprised both with the Hotel and the area. The way the streets of New York are names is fascinating and was surprisingly easy to get around on foot to and from the Hotel. There was a very close vendor to take care of our laundry at a very reasonable price. We booked Hop On Hop Off bus from this Hotel Concierge which was easy but be careful that your debit card works as I have been charged 4 times for a card that did not work and am now in the process of trying to retrieve my money back from Shelburne.
Overall the hotel is old and has no tea making facilities or even a kettle in the room but they do offer happy hour with a poor class of wine from 5 to 6 pm.
There is a restaurant on the premises right next to the front door that offers reasonably prices breakfast and was very nice. Service was good.

Stayed: September 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I booked this last minute for a weekend trip. I got a great price which I was really happy with. While my room was on the 2nd floor and didn't have any view, it was perfect for me. I was out and about a lot of the time and I only needed a bed and a clean bathroom. All of the staff I encountered were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend!

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Address: 303 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016-3165
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan , Murray Hill
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Spa Hotel in New York City
#30 Green Hotel in New York City
#40 Family Hotel in New York City
#55 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#101 Business Hotel in New York City
#111 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $213 - $623 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shelburne NYC–an Affinia hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 323
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Warm. Inviting. Social. Just right for a relaxed city stay. You love action-packed places. But some privacy when you need it. You want a happy medium, an opportunity to be social in a cool environment. Enter the Shelburne NYC, with its warm-toned interior design and homey common areas. Tucked into laid-back Murray Hill, a few blocks from Grand Central Station, it's just right for guests who like to pop down on the train for New York nights with a relaxed vibe. Come kick back, check out the views-and go up to the rooftop while you're at it. Join us nightly for a glass of red or white at our Wine Hour, located in the lobby from 5-6 p.M. Hotel Services Fee is $25 plus tax per room, per night and provides you with the following amenities: · $10 daily food and drink credit to our Cupboard or Corner Store* · Daily Wine Hour during Social Sips from 5-6PM · Wireless Internet access for all of your devices · 10% off at Celebrity Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s The National Bar & Dining Rooms · In-room gourmet coffee and tea offerings · Unlimited package handling and storage prior to and during your stay · Business services, including printing · Local and domestic long distance calls · 24/7 access to our state-of-the-art fitness centers · Access to Affinia bikes (where applicable) · Concierge services *Must be redeemed daily, credit may not be rolled over **Fee is exclusive of service gratuities ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Affinia Shelburne Hotel New York City
Sol Melia New York City
Shelburne Murray Hill Hotel
Affinia Shelburne New York City
Shelbourne Hotel New York
Shelbourne Hotel Nyc
Shelburne Murray Hill New York

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