$124 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 10, 2014 Check-out: Nov 13, 2014

Vanderbilt YMCA

2 stars
224 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
211 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)

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.

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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 (211)

Ratings and reviews for Vanderbilt YMCA

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
211 out of 211
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.3
Room comfort:
2.5
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.7

71% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room 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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
GoGoJo
Business
Charlotte, NC
Sep 8, 2014

Close to UN and 5 blocks from Times Square

We stayed there this past weekend and loved the location. It was close to the majority of locations that we were planning to visit. Also, 2 blocks to the subway station. We have stayed in several youth hostiles and this was a grea value. If you want luxury, this is not the place for you, but if you are used to the hostile experience, then it definatley is a must. I loved having access to the gym and the pools for free. The ladies at the front were helpful and always willing to help. Not a bad place to stay for $124 a night. My uncle stayed at a 3 star hotel, paying double, than what we paid. It was hot in the hall ways, but it was great in the room due to the air unit. Bring an extra pillow, since the ones they have are a bit flimsy, but other wise it was great.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Oxford cafe is a very cheap place about 2 blocks away. You can get pizza, bagels, omelettes, soups and pastas for a very cheap price. There is a small grocery store on 48th, between 2nd and 3rd. Good prices!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rod A.
Business
Miami, Fl.
Aug 27, 2014

Great location for the price.

The location is great. 4min walk to UN bldg. & 5min walk to Grand Central Station. Good place to lay your head but not comfortable enough to "hang out" in. The room was very small, TV didn't work, and there isn't a chair to sit on. However, the staff was very helpful, & half the price of anything else in Mid-Town Manhattan. So, if you're visiting NY to stay in your room. You need to go somewhere else. But if your visiting NY to see & experience NY. Then stay here and have $ left over to spend on your NY experiences.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ithacacroissant
Business
Ithaca, NY
Aug 22, 2014

A good place for students to stay

It's fairly-priced, reasonably clean and has a great location.

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

Business

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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

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kath in transit
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Do booking for airport transport at travel desk in foyer

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
The Abyssinian
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
drumstix
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Marconi Manya
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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