$127 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Feb 13, 2015 Check-out: Feb 16, 2015

Vanderbilt YMCA

2 stars
224 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
219 reviews
couple's long weekend trip

great location, stuff let us check in early however, had to bring in a copy of a reservation... See full review

  • Sandra S.
  • Jan 16, 2015
Great value

This was perfect for what I needed, just a place to sleep. It was clean, staff was very friendly... See full review

  • Erin from Chicago
  • Jan 1, 2014
East Midtown budget hotel with free fitness center, Wi-Fi
This hotel provides value accommodations in a desirable, normally high-priced location. It's just the basics here. Rooms have beds and TVs, and guests share bathrooms. Valuable perks include free Wi-Fi and free use of the YMCA fitness facilities. The location puts guests on the east side of Midtown -- close to the United Nations and near Grand Central Terminal.
Highlights
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary use of the YMCA fitness facilities
  • Convenient to Grand Central, United Nations
Location

Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center and Grand Central Terminal all within walking distance from the hotel. Times Square and the Theater District are a longer walk or short cab ride away. 

Rooms

The 370 rooms come with either a set of bunk beds or one single bed. Rooms have TVs, air conditioning units and free Wi-Fi. Daily housekeeping service is provided. Guests share common bathrooms.

Features

Guests may use the YMCA fitness facilities free of charge.

Transportation
  • Grand Central Terminal (0.3 mi/ 0.5 km)
  • MTA Subway Grand Central – 42nd St. 4, 5, 6; 7; S lines (0.4 mi/ 0.6 km)
  • La Guardia Airport (8.9 mi/ 14.3 km)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (15.6 mi/ 25.1 km)
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (16.8 mi/ 27 km)
Attractions
  • United Nations (0.3 mi/ 0.5 km)
  • Grand Central Terminal (0.3 mi /0.5 km)
  • Fifth Avenue (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Rockefeller Center (0.6 mi / 1 km)

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Vanderbilt YMCA Rooms

Bunk
The room offers 1 Bunk Bed with upper and lower berth a color TV, air conditioning and daily. housekeeping.
Single
The room offers 1 Twin Bed with a color TV, air conditioning and daily housekeeping.

Amenities

  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Japan Society Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Chrysler Building: 0.2 mi
  • East Side: 0.2 mi
  • MetLife Building: 0.3 mi
  • Ralph Bunche Park: 0.3 mi
  • Daily News Building: 0.3 mi
  • Ford Foundation Building: 0.3 mi
  • Grand Central Station: 0.3 mi
  • United Nations Headquarters: 0.3 mi
  • Citicorp Center: 0.4 mi
  • Robert Moses Playground: 0.4 mi
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: 0.4 mi
  • Lever House: 0.4 mi
  • Cathedral of St. Patrick: 0.4 mi
  • Tudor City: 0.5 mi
  • Japan Society Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Chrysler Building: 0.2 mi
  • East Side: 0.2 mi
  • MetLife Building: 0.3 mi
  • Ralph Bunche Park: 0.3 mi
  • Daily News Building: 0.3 mi
  • Ford Foundation Building: 0.3 mi
  • Grand Central Station: 0.3 mi
  • United Nations Headquarters: 0.3 mi
  • Citicorp Center: 0.4 mi
  • Robert Moses Playground: 0.4 mi
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: 0.4 mi
  • Lever House: 0.4 mi
  • Cathedral of St. Patrick: 0.4 mi
  • Tudor City: 0.5 mi
  • International Building: 0.5 mi
  • Paley Park: 0.5 mi
  • Rockefeller Center: 0.5 mi
  • NBC Studios: 0.5 mi
  • Nintendo World Store New Yok: 0.5 mi
  • Sony Building: 0.6 mi
  • NY Public Library: 0.6 mi
  • Museum of Modern Art (MOMA): 0.6 mi
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park: 0.6 mi
  • Diamond District: 0.6 mi
  • GE Building: 0.6 mi
  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab: 0.6 mi
  • Murray Hill: 0.6 mi
  • Radio City Music Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Bloomberg Tower: 0.6 mi
  • University Club: 0.6 mi
  • Museum of Television and Radio: 0.6 mi
  • Pierpont Morgan Library: 0.6 mi
  • Lord & Taylor: 0.6 mi
  • Henri Bendel: 0.6 mi
  • Trump Tower: 0.6 mi
  • CBS Building: 0.7 mi
  • Museum of American Folk Art: 0.7 mi
  • American Craft Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Belasco Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Bryant Park: 0.7 mi
  • Paine Webber Art Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Bank of America Tower: 0.7 mi
  • Bergdorf Goodman: 0.7 mi
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts: 0.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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 (219)

Ratings and reviews for Vanderbilt YMCA

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
219 out of 219
Amenities:
2.8
Cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.3
Comfort:
2.5
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.7

72% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sandra S.
Business
Buda
Jan 16, 2015

couple's long weekend trip

great location, stuff let us check in early however, had to bring in a copy of a reservation printed out which was inconvenient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Amberlyn
Business
Hayden
Jan 15, 2015

Worth what I paid

I got what I paid for. The bed was uncomfortable, and the communal showers sprayed everywhere. But the staff is very nice, and it's a nice value, and easy to navigate!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LNC.442
Business
Ann Arbor
Jan 15, 2015

good last minute option

good location. Clean. Friendly staff. Not bad for the money spent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Mollybrush
Business
Nottingham
Jan 8, 2015

Cheap but not very cheerful

Very tiny rooms. Clunky central heating producing loud noises. Drunks being a nuisance at 4.30 am. They did move us but bad nights sleep and then couple of hours wasted sorting out the problem. Not great on short break. Staff were great but I'd pay more to get better standard myself. Won't stay there again. Too much potential for disturbance.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mollybrush
Business
Nottingham
Nov 20, 2014

Great location but tiny room

Can't fault location and facilities such as the gym and the classes. However we didn't get time to use them. The room was very cramped for 2 people but we didn't spend much time at the hotel as we were out enjoying the sights so if that is all you want then it is fine

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
neb1
Business
Twin Cities, MN
Nov 9, 2014

Great If You Spend More Time in NYC than in Your Room

This place's location and price are the best things going for it. In the heart of east midtown, you're a nice 1-2 mile walk away from most touristy attractions and only a few blocks away from subway stations. It's a YMCA, so you won't be getting a fancy room and I had to put up with a lukewarm shower my first night, but it was clean and safe, so it met my expectations. Some staff are more friendly than others, but when I injured my foot before my most recent stay, they made sure to give me a room right across from the bathroom which was SO helpful. I'm definitely considering staying here again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Ess-a-bagel has the best bagel I have had in my entire life. Warm, soft on the inside, chewy on the outside. Just .2 miles away!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Socks shocks
Business
New York
Nov 9, 2014

Excellent location, priced appropriately for the content

The location is great. Price is reasonable. Obviously you pay this much to stay in the midtown so you are getting what you are paying for. Bathroom/shower are shared within the entire floor, room is pretty small. Staff was friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TonyFamily
Business
Maryland
Oct 25, 2014

Good location and value

But it was quite noisy. Some toilets don't flush well.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Grexx
Business
Boston, USA
Oct 3, 2014

Functional and cheap

Good to stay if if you're looking for a no-frill alternative on the east side and don't plan to spend a lot of time in the room.Right near Grand Central and Convene conference centers

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Good selection of restaurant and pubs around the corner on 3rd Ave.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dream maker
Business
Port St. Lucie FL
Sep 25, 2014

Affordable NYC- Manhatten

Most affordable deal in Manhatten. Just blocks from the United Nations and has pool and workout facilities available

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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