$129 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 26, 2014 Check-out: Jul 27, 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)

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 (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
LaLa88
LA. CA
May 30, 2012

can't beat that price & location!!

A little creepy, but perfect location for me... and price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Vanderbilt YMCA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Visitor to NYC
Business
Seattle, Washington
May 27, 2012

Clean, convenient and efficient

Stayed at YMCA for its midtown location and economy. The single room was small, just as advertised, the bed could have been a bit more comfortable, and the shared bathroom took a bit of logistics. But the staff are knowledgeable and friendly, the gym is unbeatable and the location (if you want to be in midtown) is ideal. And the cost is aimed to be very affordable. Perhaps better for a traveller than a business person, but enjoyable and practical all the same. Recommended.

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

Business

Review of Vanderbilt YMCA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cesar Floreste
Sao Paulo, Brazil
May 12, 2012

Good location and hospitality

Shared bathroom is a dificult choice.......not because of bathroom, but people who uses before you (unfotunatelly many cultures have bad habits)

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
AJAJ
Tennessee
May 5, 2012

Just the basics

This hotel is literally just the basics, but if you're here for New York, it shouldn't really matter. The hotel served it's purpose - a bed to sleep on after a full day and night of out and about. When I first arrived, the first thing I noticed in my room was this long hair on my desk, I just ended up throwing it away. It's not the cleanest of places, but with the location that I was getting, I wasn't mad. Showers were a bit of a frustration in the mornings. The wait was something, but it never really took that long to get a shower open. The front desk seemed to have a little bit of an attitude, maybe just a tired staff, a little snippy. My only dealings with them were at check-in and check-out though, so luckily I didn't get their attitude all the time. Overall for the price and the location, I will be back and I am already planning my next trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

M&Ms World is a must see

Review of Vanderbilt YMCA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Psang
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Apr 30, 2012

Budget bedroom in the heart of Manhattan

For the budget concern, you will not find better deal than this place, the gym at ground floor is superb. The room is small but enough for sleeping if you are not picky. The bathroom is conveniently quiet and clean enough for sharing. The best for the value in NYC short trip. Warning- No Luxury here, you get what you pay for, but great location .

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

to subway , main attraction, train station.

Review of Vanderbilt YMCA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
annmay
Lancaster, PA, USA
Apr 16, 2012

economical

If you're looking to stay in nyc cheaply, this is the place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
5
Review of Vanderbilt YMCA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
YBoy
Washington, DC, USA
Apr 16, 2012

At the Y

This is bare bones. It was however, clean. The room is a mere 7 feet by 10 with a bed, a dresser, tv and refrigerator. The baths were clean and the front desk staff friendly.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
65speedlimit
Washington, DC, USA
Apr 8, 2012

Excellent for budget conscious visitors

All I needed the room for was to sleep. That is what I got. As a bonus the gym amenities were available for me. Clean rooms with the bare essentials.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
wasac
Business
Washington, DC, USA
Mar 30, 2012

Acceptable

Unlike many shady hotels, YMCA is an acceptable choice for those who do not need more than the bare bottom basic accommodation and who do not want to spend unnecessary amount of money. It is nice for those who appreciate Y's gym, steam room, sauna, etc.

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

Business

Review of Vanderbilt YMCA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bederman
Москва, Россия
Mar 16, 2012

It is very convinient hotel

If you hav not inaf money and ambitiants this hotel is very cool for you.

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