$160 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 23, 2014 Check-out: Nov 24, 2014

Affinia Shelburne

4 stars
303 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
99 reviews
A wonderful small boutique hotel

The staff is its greatest asset.... Engaging, friendly, accommodating and informative. Rooms are... See full review

  • Dan4001
  • Sep 15, 2014
25th Anniversary trip to New York

We recommend booking a shuttle bus from the airport to the hotel which wasn't to costly and made... See full review

  • MicknJan
  • Jun 21, 2014
A slice of history in a modern metropolis
The Affinia Shelburne is located in Murray Hill, one of the most interesting neighborhoods in Manhattan. The district is home to 19th century brownstones and has a touch of European style. The hotel embodies that atmosphere, from Rare View Rooftop Lounge to the bright, bold styling within. Catch stunning views of the Manhattan skyline from the Affinia Shelburne, which serves as a convenient home base for tourists and business travelers alike. Enjoy the modern conveniences and amenities combined with distinctly historic surroundings. Staying at the Affinia Shelburne affords guests access to a complimentary wine hour. This Upper East Side retreat is close to some of Manhattan’s most popular attractions, such as Central Park, just steps away.
3 Reasons To Stay:
  • Traditional European style gives the modern facility a charming, historic feel
  • Convenient for Midtown Manhattan and other popular destinations within the city
  • Spacious accommodations with full kitchens and large vanities with Hollywood lighting
Affinia Shelburne Rooms
The Affinia Shelburne offers comfortable, luxurious guest rooms. Following a complete renovation, guests find an exciting new range of decadent suites containing LCD televisions and bold, contemporary decor. The Affinia Shelburne pampers guests with Comfort Zone bath products and granite pantries. Suites are available for those seeking even more luxury. Some suites contain multiple televisions and beds, as well as living spaces and updated bathrooms. Visit the Rare Bar & Grill, an on-site restaurant that also provides room service for the hotel, before heading to the top of the building, where there is a Rare View Rooftop Lounge, making for truly relaxing views.
Things To Do:
  • Grand Central Station (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Bryant Park (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Empire State Building (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • New York Pennsylvania Station (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Radio City Music Hall (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Wall Street (3.3 mi/5.3 km)
Policies and fees
Wireless Internet access fee is $14.95 USD plus tax per day per device (up to two devices).

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

40.7484 -73.9779
Nearby airports
La Guardia Airport, (LGA), 8.00, MI, W; John F. Kennedy International Airport, (JFK), 17.00, MI, NW; Newark International Airport, (EWR), 16.44, MI, NE; Westchester County Airport, (HPN), 33.80, MI, S; Teterboro Airport, (TEB), 13.69, MI, E;
Area description
City Center

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Affinia Shelburne Rooms

2 Bedroom Suite
2 bedroom suite-3 LCD TVs-living room-2 spa like baths-modern granite pantry
One Bedroom Deluxe Suite - 2 Bed
1 bedroom suite, 2 beds 500sqft 2 LCD TV,living room,modern granite pantry,spa bath
One Bedroom Suite - 1 Bed
1 bedroom suite, 1 bed, 2 LCD TVs, living room, spa-like bathroom
Guest Room - 1 Queen Bed
Guestroom 1 bed 325sqft eclectic decor LCD TV-Comfort Zone bath products
Guest Room - 1 Bed -Accessible
Guest room with1 bed offers-accessible bathroom with roll-in shower-luxury bed
Guest Room - 2 Queen Beds
Guestroom 2 beds 325sqft-eclectic decor -LCD TV-Comfort Zone bath products
Guest Room-2 Beds-Accessible
Guest room with 2 beds offers-accessible bathroom with bathtub and hand rails-luxury bed.
Studio Deluxe Suite - 1 Queen Be
Studio Suite 410sqft-eclectic decor-LCD TV granite pantry-Comfort Zone bath products
Studio Deluxe Suite - 2 Queen Be
Studio 2 beds 325sqft eclectic decor LCD TV ,modern granite pantry spa like bath
One Bedroom Deluxe Suite - 1 Que
1bedroom suite-1bed-2 LCD TV- living room-modern granite pantry-spa like bath

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
FEMA approved
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Room service
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
FAX
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Cordless phone
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
In room movies
Temperature control
Shower
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Sprinklers in rooms
Wet bar

Nearby points of interest

  • Murray Hill: 0.1 mi
  • Pierpont Morgan Library: 0.2 mi
  • Daily News Building: 0.2 mi
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Chrysler Building: 0.3 mi
  • Grand Central Station: 0.3 mi
  • Lord & Taylor: 0.3 mi
  • MetLife Building: 0.3 mi
  • NY Public Library: 0.4 mi
  • Tudor City: 0.4 mi
  • The King's College: 0.4 mi
  • Century Building: 0.4 mi
  • Robert Moses Playground: 0.4 mi
  • Ralph Bunche Park: 0.4 mi
  • Chester A. Arthur Home: 0.5 mi
  • Murray Hill: 0.1 mi
  • Pierpont Morgan Library: 0.2 mi
  • Daily News Building: 0.2 mi
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Chrysler Building: 0.3 mi
  • Grand Central Station: 0.3 mi
  • Lord & Taylor: 0.3 mi
  • MetLife Building: 0.3 mi
  • NY Public Library: 0.4 mi
  • Tudor City: 0.4 mi
  • The King's College: 0.4 mi
  • Century Building: 0.4 mi
  • Robert Moses Playground: 0.4 mi
  • Ralph Bunche Park: 0.4 mi
  • Chester A. Arthur Home: 0.5 mi
  • Koreatown, Manhattan: 0.5 mi
  • Bryant Park: 0.5 mi
  • East 34th Street Heliport: 0.5 mi
  • Herald Square: 0.5 mi
  • United Nations Headquarters: 0.6 mi
  • Japan Society Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Bank of America Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Manhattan Mall: 0.6 mi
  • Macys: 0.6 mi
  • Ford Foundation Building: 0.6 mi
  • Belasco Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Stephen Sondheim Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • East Side: 0.6 mi
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: 0.6 mi
  • Diamond District: 0.6 mi
  • School of Visual Arts: 0.7 mi
  • Condé Nast Building: 0.7 mi
  • International Building: 0.7 mi
  • Nintendo World Store New Yok: 0.7 mi
  • Lower Plaza: 0.7 mi
  • NBC Studios: 0.7 mi
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower: 0.7 mi
  • Cathedral of St. Patrick: 0.7 mi
  • Rockefeller Center: 0.7 mi
  • Theater District: 0.7 mi
  • GE Building: 0.7 mi
  • Lyceum Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Nederlander Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • New Victory Theater: 0.8 mi

Dining

Rare Bar and Grill
One of the best burgers in town - the Rare Bar and Grill has earned rave reviews with its unique spin on this all-American favorite.
Room Service
7am-11pm Monday - Friday and 8am - 11pm Weekend from Rare Bar and Grill

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (99)

Ratings and reviews for Affinia Shelburne

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
99 out of 99
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.3

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JMicha33
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Apr 9, 2012

Nice Rooms without a bunch of thrills

Good and Clean. Staff was very friendly which made up for the less than soft towels. Stayed in a suite with a door that closes (For my personal snoring reasons) and it appears this room was not used much -- TV's are good but the furniture is outdated -- The lobby looks great and wish that flavor was carried over into the rooms more. Overall, a decent value for what they charge and it's central location makes it worth it. Room food was quite good!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lulu & Me -- 253 5th Ave. Great Gastrobar the hotel send me to!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vandy04
Business
Cape Cod, MA, USA
Mar 28, 2012

Family trip

Good location, good value. Rooms were comfortable and clean. Easy to get to most places in the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Affinia Shelburne

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Claudio SF
Business
San Francisco, CA
Mar 21, 2012

Excellent Option

Staff was as friendly and helpful as they could be. Location is great, near everything in Midtown, but still in a quieter area. Room was conformable and spacious, which is unusual to hotels in NYC. Already recommended to my co-workers and it will be my first choice every time I get back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Affinia Shelburne

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
M.Ann
Business
New Haven, CT
Mar 12, 2012

Empire State Building View/East River Views

Awesome view from our dining table of the ESB!!! Also Chrysler Building down the street. Room was very comfy with a minibar!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Rare Bar and Grill wonderful for both dinner and breakfast. Fresh squeezed OJ and GJ. Lovely!

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Review of Affinia Shelburne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rick713
Business
Virginia, USA
Jan 19, 2012

Great Hotel with friendly staff

What a great treat!! Very friendly and helpful staff. The room much larger than I expected for NYC and very comfortable. I would highly recommend this hotel for all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MCUR
Business
LANGHORNE, PA
Jan 12, 2012

MIKE CURATILO

UNEVENTFUL. WHICH MEANS IT WENT WELL. ROOM CLEAN AND CURRENT AND PRICE WAS GREAT FOR THE ROOM.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

ANY BURGER IS GREAT.

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Review of Affinia Shelburne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
tibu1801
Business
Washington, DC, USA
Dec 6, 2011

Close to being great

This hotel's location, rooftop bar and in-house restaurant make it a great choice at a great value. Unfortunately, its staff is not 4-star material. From the front desk to the housekeeping, everyone in this hotel needs training or replacing. If you are not a demanding traveler and only staying for a short trip though, its a great value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: In Hotel

The roof-top bar is great in warmer months and Rare Restaurant in the lobby has some of the best burgers in NYC.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
HungryBunny
Business
Pennsylvania, USA
Oct 30, 2011

Wonderful Hotel

I got a special deal for this hotel. I think the rooms usually go for 300 or more a night but I got it for a bit over 220. The room wasn't huge but was a nice comfortable size. The bed was super comfortable and the staff was cordial and prompt. I recommend this hotel to others.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Affinia Shelburne

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ann 71
Business
Belfast, UK
Oct 25, 2011

loved it!

This was the second time in a yr I stayed in this hotel and that in itself says everything. The most comfortable beds, clean big rooms, upgrades when they can. Staff can't be anymore accommodating, helpful and friendly. Great food in the hotel restaurant "RARE" Easy walking distance from grand central station, time square, ,macy's. Murray hill, nice safe quiet area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Affinia Shelburne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KennyD
Business
New Orleans, LA, USA
Oct 18, 2011

NYC vacation trip/anniversary

First off, NYC is a great city to visit! I encountered very friendly and courteous people. The hotel is in a great location. You couldn't ask for a better spot to be situated in. Checked in on Thursday afternoon. The front desk agent seemed to sort of be rushing. She didn't mention any of the amenities the hotel offered but I'm a savvy traveler so I figured it out. I needed some ice for my wife's back and a maintenance engineer assisted me. He was great! Rare Bar and Grill served excellent food. However, breakfast took 30-40 minutes beyond the time I pre-ordered the night before. Staff said the elevator was not working. Front desk also failed to mention the name of the wirelss network. Despite all of this the hotel was very nice and I would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If you like Indian food Nirvana is a great spot! Two blocks up Lexington from hotel.

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