$136 Avg/night
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Affinia Shelburne

4 stars
303 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
101 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

One Bedroom Suite - 1 Bed
1 bedroom suite, 1 bed, 2 LCD TVs, living room, spa-like bathroom
One Bedroom Deluxe Suite - 2 Bed
1 bedroom suite, 2 beds 500sqft 2 LCD TV,living room,modern granite pantry,spa bath
Guest Room - 1 Queen Bed
Guestroom 1 bed 325sqft eclectic decor LCD TV-Comfort Zone bath products
2 Bedroom Suite
2 bedroom suite-3 LCD TVs-living room-2 spa like baths-modern granite pantry
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 (101)

Ratings and reviews for Affinia Shelburne

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
101 out of 101
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
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

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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Review of Affinia Shelburne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
DiRT
Business
Telluride, Colorado
May 11, 2012

Good Yeoman's Hotel in Good Location for Decent Rate

Decent and good rates, with adequate facilities and good location. Charges assessed for almost everythign extra. Good workout facility, however.

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

Business

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Review of Affinia Shelburne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
michael429
Business
new york
Nov 17, 2013

Affinia

Predictable, solid service and amenities. Only complaint is that you cannot control room temperature in winter if outside temp is above 55 degrees.

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

Business

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Review of Affinia Shelburne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Super Sonic
Business
Minneapolis, MN
Nov 9, 2010

Nothing to write home about...

The Shelburne is located in a fairly quiet neighborhood. It's just a few blocks to a nearby subway, though we walked most of the time for long distances to take in the various neighborhoods. We found a great pizzeria/restaurant off 3rd and 35th Street. Staff was not helpful with regard to recommendations. Hotel has its own restaurant if you're into beef. The hotel was clean, though our room had equipment and misc items that had not been removed by the time of our arrival. Resented the fact that I needed to call housekeeping several time over minor items, but when they're not working or present, makes for a less than great experience. Elevators were quite slow, apparently under renovation. Need to provide a bit more time if you don't plan to use the stairs as recommended. Rooms were spacious. Bed was ultra firm - a bit uncomfortable. Quiet floors, can't hear your neighbors. We were really only in the hotel to sleep. Spent most of our time from early morning to late evening out and about.

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

Business

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Review of Affinia Shelburne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jo Jo Bango
Business
Lake Forest, CA
Mar 21, 2011

Good Hotel, OK Service

The Hotel itself is nice for New York. We stayed in Room 825 which was very large for NY Standards and quiet as it was off the main street (Lexington). The decor is nice. Our main complaints were that it took several calls down to the desk to get more toilet paper and pillows and when they did come, it took 30 min to deliver. The maids were lazy in their cleaning and the shampoo/conditioner were cheap so bring your own. Other than that, good place and great location, not far from Grand Central Station.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try Trattoria D'Alba - Italian Restaurant. This was the best place we ate during our trip! Amazing Italian and Fantastic Service too!!!

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Review of Affinia Shelburne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Rochester, NY
Sep 26, 2010

Yes and No

I love the location. Murray Hill is centrally located to my favorite parts of Manhattan. The room was large (I booked a 1BR Suite), but the decor was tired. Nothing was dirty or out of sorts, it's just that for the money I spent and the trendy vibe the hotel portrays, I wanted something more than poorly made furniture with the paint peeling off. Oh, and $13/day for wifi. That's just wrong. I don't see any need to return to this hotel.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The Pierpoint Morgan Library Museum is right around the corner. The Mark Twain and Roy Lichtenstein exhibits are outstanding. Not sure how long they'll be there, but still a nice little find.

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Review of Affinia Shelburne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Tampa,FL
Nov 17, 2009

NYC TRIP

We went to shows and restaurants and shopping!!

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Go see Rock of Ages! Best show hands down!!!

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Review of Affinia Shelburne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
HTinaB
Business
Jupiter, FL
Feb 4, 2014

NYC

Rooms were comfortable and mostly noise free (a major plus in NYC). The staff was very attentive & extremely helpful on any way needed. The complimentary wine hour was a nice bonus in a comfortable, living room/lobby setting.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Fabulous, small espresso cafe just a few doors down from the Affinia Shelborne. Also a wonderful bagel shop around the corner on 3rd Avenue...Daniel's Bagels...great, fresh food & good service!

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Review of Affinia Shelburne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sea Brighters
Business
The Jersey Shore
Feb 26, 2014

A Very Good Hotel

Staff were kind, efficient, knowledgeable and most helpful. The room was very clean, quiet, modern, and well appointed. The only drawback was that in-room internet access required an additional $14.95 payment...rather steep for one night. Murray Hill location was great. I would book another reservation at this hotel.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

A variety of eateries a block away on 3rd Avenue.

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