$132 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

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Alhambra, CA
Oct 25, 2010

NYC piece of Cake

A first timer in NY and the Shelbourne offered us comfort with style in a great location. A quick 10 min walk to Grand Central Station and the City was ours, not to mention one of my favorite spots to wander about. Located in Midtown 20-30 min walks took us to Bryant Park, NYC Public Lirary, the Crystler and Empire State buildings and Times Square, just to name a few.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Great location to tour the city! Close walk to Grand Central Station and to many Midtown attractions. The surrounding neighborhood offers lots & lots of cafes, shops, stores, restuarants, deli's nearby to grab a leasurely or quick bite. The restuarant next to the hotel was great, try a Brooklyn Manhattan to get you in the NYC mood.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
boxsterfan
Business
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Jun 15, 2010

Excellent hotel

Excellent little hotel in a very nice area and location. Employees are very helpful and friendly. The rooms are super clean and spotless in every corner. The rooms layout are very good. Restaurant is excellent and cover all the sevices.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

PLease try the Fagiolini Restaurant at 334 Lexinton a very short walk from the hotel, you will like it very much.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
1stTimeNYC
Business
Ontario, Canada
Oct 27, 2010

Great Location

The hotel was in a great location only a short walk from Grand Central terminal. You can get a subway right from the airport and save money on a shuttle. The rooms are clean and have everything you would need. I would not go so far as to call it a 4 star hotel but it is a very solid 3 1/2 with nice furnishings and CLEAN rooms.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Buy a metro pass. It will save you tons of money. It's about $25 for a weeks unlimited travel.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ni
Business
Canada
Nov 15, 2010

Friendly, Helpful, Central

This hotel was just a short walk to Grand Central Station, where you can catch a subway easily to everywhere. Front desk staff and concierge were very helpful and friendly. Rooms were Clean and comfortable, with a fridge, sink, and microwave. Bring your own conditioner! Left my hair dry and staticky.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Fort Mill SC
Apr 25, 2009

Shelburne Murray Hill

This is the second time I have stayed at the Shelburne. The renovations are nice, but the decor doesn't fit with the age and charm of the building. It is clean and comfortable. The staff helpful and friendly. The rooms are large for a NYC hotel. The neighborhood is safe, and there are nice restaurants in easy walking distance. The hotel restaurant and bar are adequate.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
MI
Dec 26, 2010

We will be back.....

Pros: Great location. Near sights like Grand Central, Empire State Building, Times Square, Bryant Park, and Rockefeller Center. Close to subway. Murray Hill is a great little area with local restaurants and shops. We had good luck with coffee bars, breakfast places and late night restaurants. Murray Hill Diner is a few blocks away for breakfast. Lambardo's Pizza is close for lunch. Right down the road are a number of Asian and Indian restaurants. Beds were very comfortable - all of us slept well. We did not take advantage of the hotel bar or restaurant. Although closed, there is a terrace with a view of the Empire State Building - evening view is great. Complimentary coffee bar in the morning was a nice touch. Reasonably priced bar and snack items in the room when in a pinch. Free airline ticket kiosk. Cons: Not many, but the #1 was the lack of elevators. There are 2 plus freight/staff. One was under repair and they are small. However, we walked down the stairs and only road on the way up. The TV and stations were limited and had some quality issues. Some say the bathrooms were too small, but they were upgraded and nice. Yes, not a lot of counter space, but that was not important to us. There is no sundry shop in the hotel, but we found the local Walgreens nearby. Couple of missed nice touches were the room was geared for 2, and we had 3 (towels, cups, mugs, etc.) and there wasn't a luggage stand (minor details). There was no separate table or chair, only a desk with a desk chair. But, we made it all work just fine. We had a great stay. No problems. Enjoyed the hotel and the location. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Asian and Indian down the road. Pizza and Italian even closer.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Dallas, Tx
Jul 13, 2011

Great hotel!

Went to New York for vacation. Got a great room that was clean and with a great view. Service was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The only downside was that the housekeeping carts were kept out in the hallway in front of our room.....and housekeeping also threw away a muffin I was saving for later, but I just got another one. Other than that, the room and location of hotel was great. This is about a 5 minute walk from Grand Central-42nd St station.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Went to see "Fuerza Bruta"--an off-broadway show----that was awesome! We are not broadway show fans, but this was definitely a must-see since they get the audience involved in a rave-type, great for the senses presentation.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Windsor Ontario
Nov 30, 2010

Unbeatable location for the price

I loved the fact that you were close to the shopping districts yet away from busy traffic and mobs of people. Location was great. There was a nice restaurant attached to the hotel. the service was great and friendly.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

Get a map of the city or ask at the concierge.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Canada
Jul 12, 2011

Great trip

Location of the hotel was perfect. Fairly close to everything. Best thing was that since it was our honeymoon they upgraded us to a better suite for free. Roof top bar was also excellent..

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

Business

Nightlife tip: In Hotel

Roof top bar in the hotel is worth checking out

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Bay Area, California
Apr 22, 2009

A top bargain -great service, nice rooms

It was my wife's birthday and they gave us a complimentary upgrade! The staff was very helpful. The rooms have been nicely modernized, the location is excellent. You get more for your money here than anywhere I've stayed in Manhattan. We will definitely be 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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