$127 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 1, 2014 Check-out: Aug 2, 2014

Vanderbilt YMCA

2 stars
224 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
331 reviews
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
Very good location for affordable price

Hostel is in great location, just a few blocks from Times Square for affordable price. No breakfast... See full review

  • Attila1
  • Nov 13, 2013
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)

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

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Hotel Map

40.7535 -73.9711
Area served
New York.
Nearby airports
John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
Area description
YMCA Vanderbilt is located on Manhattan's fashionable east side near United Nation and Grand Central Station. The Y is about 21 miles from John F Kennedy International Airport.

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 (331)

Ratings and reviews for Vanderbilt YMCA

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
331 out of 331
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.3
Room comfort:
2.5
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.6

69% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Vanderbilt YMCA

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Grexx22
Business
Boston, MA
Jun 18, 2014

Rudimentary

Very basic room, like a dormitory. Shared bathrooms on the floor a serious negative.

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

Business

Review of Vanderbilt YMCA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kath in transit
South African
Jun 18, 2014

Well located value for money

It is convenient for exploring the city --easy walk to Times square. Good Deli across the road. Clean and comfortable room but terribly noisy air con. Also, dont mind sharing a shower and other facilities, but no hand basin in bedroom is very inconvenient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Do booking for airport transport at travel desk in foyer

Review of Vanderbilt YMCA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
The Abyssinian
Arlington, VA
Jun 16, 2014

Vanderbilt Y a happy surprise

The Y is a very large, light, bustling institution with many clients using the exercise facilities and overnight guests. Visitors from all over the world. Yes, the bathroom/showers are at the end of the hall as advertized, but even they are large, bright and clean. I missed having a small sink in the room, but that is a small issue.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is an outstanding eat-int/take-out place called "Bread and Butter" across the street. Very healthy offerings from bib bowls of fresh fruits, yoghurts, cottage cheese, cooked cereals, wonderful grilled paninis, omelets. Very Califorrnia on E. 47th St.

Review of Vanderbilt YMCA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
drumstix
new york
Jun 14, 2014

great stay for students

I stayed here with a fellow student, we shared the room with the bunk beds..it was located perfectly to plenty of nyc attractions such as Rockerfeller center...the room was clean and it had a television old fashioned but it served its purpose, we watched the Ranger game.there was a nice gym and pool but we didn't use it we had to study..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Vanderbilt YMCA

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Marconi Manya
Washington, DC
May 19, 2014

Did not expect much, but...

Front desk staff very rude and bad-tempered (Ms. Myra) treated us very unpolitely and would not check us in - even though we had been waiting in line for several minutes-. The night-time security staff was very friendly and helpful. The amenities are simple and rooms pretty clean; althought restrooms' cleanliness is more than unacceptable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Vanderbilt YMCA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
drardal
New York, NY
May 7, 2014

Your basic YMCA

This is a basic stay, with facilities above and beyond hostel and much below hotel level. There are more comfortable hotels in Manhattan at about the same price, but if you like to mingle with world travelers and work out, this is your place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Vanderbilt YMCA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Olga Yesenia
Monterrey, Mexico
Apr 25, 2014

NYC

Nothing special. The room with a bunker bed was so much smaller than it looked in the picture...just the bed, a little space to walk through the room which is like four steps long, a mirror, tv, fridge and the heater/ac. My friend and I didn't spend to much time in the room so it's ok if you spend most of the time out, not convenient if what you want is to relax and stay the whole day in the room...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Vanderbilt YMCA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Erin from Chicago
Chicago, IL
Jan 1, 2014

Great value

This was perfect for what I needed, just a place to sleep. It was clean, staff was very friendly and helpful, check in and out was quick. I would stay here again, it was a great deal.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Vanderbilt YMCA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Pedro Mom
San Pedro, CA
Dec 9, 2013

My sister's 1st NYC trip

We started off with a very rude lady at the check-in desk the day we arrived. She sent us to the storage closet to leave our luggage since we were too early. When we returned later that evening, a very pleasant gentleman assisted us along with others who were checking in. The room was clean but very, very hot. The heater was on full blast the whole time we were there. We had to have the window cracked open a but and the fan on to sleep somewhat comfortably. The showers looked clean at first but as the days went by, it was noticeable that they were not being properly maintained. The bathroom sinks also needed an occasional cleaning. Plenty of clean towels were available by the security counter. Security was ok. We had to approach them to show them our keys vs them asking for them. At checkout, the young lady that assisted us was great. All in all....I would return to Vanderbilt because of the price and because I know what to expect BUT I would not recommend them.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Vanderbilt YMCA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rugare
Business
Zimbabwe
Nov 25, 2013

Business convinience

The location of the hotel was perfect for me as i just needed to walk a few blocks from the hotel. However there is need for regular cleaning in the communal wash rooms as some guests are careless on where they toss their dirty

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

Business

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