$160 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 25, 2014 Check-out: Nov 26, 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
20 out of 99
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.3

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dan4001
Business
Charlotte NC
Sep 15, 2014

A wonderful small boutique hotel

The staff is its greatest asset.... Engaging, friendly, accommodating and informative. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Only negative was that the bath was rather small. The wine tasting hour and the loaner bikes were a great touch. A very unusual positive was the rooftop bar with great view of the neighborhood.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Crump
Business
Ireland
Jun 28, 2014

Location

Great location , clean hotel friendly staff, great restaurant, Rare. Great buzz about the hotel in the evenings.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great restaurant

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bec Wannabe New Yorker
Business
Ipswich England UK
Apr 27, 2014

City break

Was an excellent hotel perfect location. Staff helped with all enquiries about the city. The bar was great place to meet up morning for breakfast which were fantastic and evenings for a drink after a long day. Very lively but comfortable to have a drink. Bed and bedding was so comfortable only thing was furniture a little worn in the room and air con was noisy. Great shower too. The hotel was in the process of making a roof bar which will be great once finished with views of the city. We went up there to take some pics and take in the city at night. Overall a great hotel would stay there again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Rossini Italian restaurant suggested on list provided by hotel. Was excellent meal and wine. Even a piano was playing while we ate. Very attentive staff.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
krzw2
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Apr 14, 2014

Lovely Hotel

Lovely hotel with very helpful staff. The room was a good size, especially for New York, very clean and the bed was very comfortable (most important). They have a happy hour in the lobby every day from 5:00 - 6:00 (I think) with free glasses of wine. I was pleasantly surprised to get a good glass of wine - which is usually not the case at hotels. I wish the hotel were not quite so far east as that made it a little off the beaten track for me. But other than that, I really enjoyed my stay and would definitely recommend it and also stay there again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The sketts
Business
Northampton. England
Aug 31, 2013

Great location

A superbly located hotel with everything you need. The staff were incredibly friendly and the Rare bar was a great place to eat. The room could do with modernisation as some of the furniture was a little tired looking but everything was very clean. The fact that you can choose from a pillow menu was great and the kitchenette part of our suite was really useful. I would highly recommend this hotel especially for families as it was very quiet. We had a corner room with a superb view of the Chrysler building, and the roof terrace is a must.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

You must try Hill Country BBQ - amazing good with a live band each night.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lainsie
Business
Scotland, UK
Jul 12, 2013

Friendly Hotel in great location

So pleased with my choice to stay at the Affinia Selbourne. A family of four, we stayed in a junior suite for an extremely reasonable price given this was New York. The room was huge (enormous by NY stndards) with a small kitchen area and a fridge with icemaker. Every evening the hotel hosted 'free wine hour' in the lobby, which was a great way to start your evening. Lcation very handy for Subways and grand Central Station. Would definatly recommend. The only thing I would say it lost points on was the expensive internet charges from your room, although free connection is available in the lobby.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Shake shack in madison park gardens for amazing burgers and frozen custard shakes

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alexander B.
Business
NC
Apr 17, 2013

Our first time at Affinia Shelburne. Will consider again.

This hotel has top-notch location, staff and room service. Every employee is exceedingly nice and helpful. We had a view of the Empire State building out of the window! That (or even a regular street view) is quite remarkable for NYC. The check-out was at 12 - that's whole extra hour compared to every other place we stayed at. On the other hand, room amenities were a bit odd. The shower had no door, the bathroom was missing a fan, the room was tight on account of long counter along the wall and room decor was a tad strange and mismatched.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NYC with Mom and two kids
Business
Seattle, WA
Apr 8, 2013

Great Hotel - Mom with Two Teenagers

We had a great experience at this hotel. It is an average hotel and room and we didn't use room service. The walk to the subway is a few blocks away but it is close to well-populated streets so the walk to and from the hotel was not intimidating. The staff was very friendly! We ate dinner once at the restaurant downstairs and it was expensive, but it was really good and perfect because we were tired and didn't want to go out (anywhere else would have been just as expensive). Taxis were available right out the front door and food is available on all the surrounding streets. The room price wasn't the cheapest or the most expensive - it was mid-range, but the staff and location made it well worth it. I would definitely recommend to friends and family!

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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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Chicago Guests
Business
Chicago
Aug 18, 2012

Great value

We needed a hotel near Port Authority and this was a short cab ride away. The staff was friendly and helpful, the room clean and very nice, and we even got to check in at 11am when we arrived. It was also close to the Metro so we could easily meet friends in Brooklyn. Perfect!

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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
vanlop
Business
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jun 4, 2012

Excellent hotel in New York, NY

Excellent hotel in Midtown Manhattan, walking distance to everything, clean, quiet and for the price in NYC doesnt get any better!

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Great hamburgers!

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