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Fifty NYC-an Affinia hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were in the City for a day and, as ex-New Yorkers, had a lot of friends to see. Luckily we were able to ask them to meet us in the 2nd floor lounge to catch up around the fireplace. And the staff was super friendly.

Courteous and helpful staff. New York apartment home feel. Good overall vibe. Safe and secure neighborhood. Block off Lexington and Park Avenues. Walk to Grand Central. $8 cab fare to lower Manhattan, Chelsea Pier, etc. or north to Central Park. Great restaurants nearby. Shopping on 5th Ave and Times Square all within a few blocks. Overall good quality for the price.

This was a nice hotel but we were hit with a large resort fee. We had prepaid our entire stay and was not expecting this fee upon arrival. Watch the rates being quoted.

We were given a 4th floor room with a view of a brick wall and directly over restaurant ventilation systems that made the room smell like the back of a greasy diner all day/night. Only stayed one night or we would have had to change rooms; it was that bad. Wish Orbitz could give you a better idea of what floor you are buying when you book a hotel through them. Also, because the room was booked through Orbitz, the hotel could not offer much in the way of compensation for this awful $300+/night room.

Probably the most spacious hotel room I've ever seen in New York City! Friendly staff, free wine hour, well-appointed but small gym. Wi-Fi included, coffee in the lounge all day. Interesting International crowd. A couple of blocks off of the best part of Fifth Avenue, and close to Grand Central Station.

They think that we travel across the half world and we dunt know anything. Receptionist can't find my booking but still she can give me standard room to stay without money on the same booking but not what I booked for a suit!!! the lady in the morning told me that they will charge the difference to the agent orbits for the suit which they gave me the next night. top of all she said she will charge me 99 dollar without taxes for every 30 mins delay in check out..!!!

We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Fifty. The doormen were super friendly and always greeted us with a welcome home. The rooms were clean although a little small. The location is very close to eateries, Duane Meade and the subway. We'll be back!

A/C didn't work. Hotel said it was on motion sensor. Made for a very warm night.

The beds were comfortable, the rooms large, and there was even a mini kitchen with all you could possibly ask for. For these things alone, I give this place a higher rating than I otherwise would have. However, they dropped the ball on the bathroom. The door to the bathroom is right in front of the toilet, so if you want to close the door, good luck. The toilet space is so small and cramped that you'll probably have a leg dangling out of the bathroom. Then again, that might not happen for people with shorter legs. Also, the staff was a bit too snippy for my liking. The bellperson avoided helping us even though he watched us standing there, confused about where to put our bags. Another bellperson was so desperate to get us out of the hotel (???) that he tried to call us a cab to the airport while we were checking in. I will definitely not be staying here again unless I plan to stay for a lengthy period of time just because I imagine I'll be hard-pressed to find another hotel with as nice of a kitchen.

Rooms are comfortable and stylish. A trendy, boutique hotel vibe. Great location and a good value for NYC.

We chose this location because we had to attend a party in Greenpoint Brooklyn. It was very easy and cheep to get from Manhattan to Brooklyn from the hotel. The atmosphere of the hotel is cute and unique. I liked the second floor group lounge, which was very inviting and convenient. Wine happy hour was fun and people mingled a bit. My room was big by NY City hotel standards. Overall, a very positive experience.

This hotel provided great value at a very affordable cost. I would stay there again when I am in New York.

My husband and I had a wonderful stay. We felt the staff was outstanding--everyone was extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating. When we would return in the evening, the wonderful doorman would not only open the door but would bow and say "Welcome Home". On our last evening, I thanked him for his wonderful attitude and asked if I could hug him. The front desk help were knowledgeable, the housekeeping staff were always smiling. I am sure this hotel has very rigorous hiring standards and I applaud them. Our experience was fantastic. The wine hour was wonderful as well. I would plan to stay here again when we travel to New York.

I have stayed at affinia hotels at least 100 nights in the past few years. I usually stay at the Dumont or Shelburne as it is closer to my clients. I requested a high floor here but was given room 418. Really tight space. had to set the iron up between bed and tv which left no room to actually get back to the closet without shuffling across the bed. Bathroom was not clean (hair). The last time I was here they were under construction but I had a much nicer room. Guess it is luck of the draw. Would recommend but dont stay in X18 room.

Great location, walking distance to the subway train and fifth avenue shopping. Great restaurants open late nearby. 2nd floor lounge featured happy hour daily, and had free wi-fi. We would definitely come back.

I recently stayed at the Affinia 50 for a girls getaway to New York City. Upon arriving at the hotel, we were met by a very friendly front desk associate who checked us in quickly and efficiently. We arrived several hours before check in and were thrilled to find out that they had a room ready for us. We requested an upper floor room and they were able to accommodate that request. Four of us were in a Junior Suite which had two queen beds, a fold out sofa and a full kitchen. The room was very large, even by regular hotel standards, much less a New York hotel! There is plenty of storage in the room, bathroom and the kitchen. The 2nd floor Lounge area has several seating arrangements, and features coffee, tea and water all day, and from 5 o.m. to 6 p.m. they offer a wine and snack hour. The location on East 50th was very convenient to many of the must see locations. .Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Public Library and Bryant Park are all within reasonable walking distance. There is an amazing pizza place just around the corner called AperiTIVO Pizza Bar on 3rd Avenue. Another favorite is the Brooklyn Diner on 43rd near Times Square. Absolutely delicious. Our plane left well past check out time so the staff stored our luggage until time for our flight. The doorman was quick to grab a taxi for us when needed and he was always very welcoming when we passed through the doors. The price for our stay was a great value, given the location, the accommodations and the amenities. Each staff member we encountered was friendly and gracious. I would highly recommend Affinia 50 for any length of stay in NYC!

It was convienient, clean, and comfy. Nothing too fancy, but nice.

Great hotel. The staff is really nice the room is gigantic as far as Manhattan does and I really have no complaints or anything bad to say about this place and I would def stay there again

We enjoyed our stay. The room was great, the staff was stellar, and the location was great - pretty close to most everything a new visitor to NYC would want to see. This was actually my first trip to NYC. I would give the hotel a 5 star rating, but I have two things I was disappointed about: 1) WiFi - since I didn't book my trip with the hotel directly we did not receive free in-room WiFi, rather we had to either pay a daily rate or go down to the lounge on the 2nd floor to use the free WiFi there. i over heard another guest checking in and she had free WiFi. When I asked why I did not have complimentary WiFi I was told it was because I did not book directly with the hotel; and, 2) the 2nd floor lounge has free coffee, but the breakfast bar, which consisted of not much more than a continental breakfast, was $16.95 per person per day. In my opinion that is an outrageous price for the paltry offerings, so we opted to eat elsewhere. My opinion about these two issues is that the hotel is penny pinching and that what little money they would have gotten is certainly not worth the negative impressions it left. I've had a better and free continental breakfast at motels a tenth of the price of the daily rate of this hotel. Finally, I shudder to think how much food they must throw out from this expensive breakfast bar. I told them the very same thing in the review they asked me to complete. Otherwise, our experience was very good.

Service and staff are exceptionally friendly and efficient. Only negatives are street noise (earplugs supplied for sleep), and expensive room wi-fi.

155 E 50th St New York NY

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Chrysler Building and Rockefeller Center
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Business center

Located in Midtown, Fifty NYC-an Affinia hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Chrysler Building and Rockefeller Center. The 251 rooms at this 4-star hotel include refrigerators, coffee makers, and flat-screen TVs. It's in central New York and also a short walk from Bloomingdale's and Grand Central Terminal.


Dining

For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served weekdays for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends at the free daily manager's reception.


Rooms

The 251 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Laptop-compatible safes, phones, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Renovated in 2013, Fifty NYC-an Affinia hotel offers a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Valet parking is offered for USD $65/$75 (SUV) per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and express check-in.

Room options

Junior Suite (One Bed)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Studio Suite

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite (Two Beds)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Mobile

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Fifty NYC-an Affinia hotel

Everyone (7) Business (25) Couples (16) Family (24) Friends (6) Other (7)
5

a warm out-of-town living room

Everyone

We were in the City for a day and, as ex-New Yorkers, had a lot of friends to see. Luckily we were able to ask them to meet us in the 2nd floor lounge to catch up around the fireplace. And the staff was super friendly.

By , from Los Angeles on Feb 14, 2017

4

great location in the mid town financial district.

Everyone
3rd Ave view from Fifty NYC

Courteous and helpful staff. New York apartment home feel. Good overall vibe. Safe and secure neighborhood. Block off Lexington and Park Avenues. Walk to Grand Central. $8 cab fare to lower Manhattan, Chelsea Pier, etc. or north to Central Park. Great restaurants nearby. Shopping on 5th Ave and Times Square all within a few blocks. Overall good quality for the price.

By , from New York City on Jan 11, 2017

3

watch out for extra fees

Everyone

This was a nice hotel but we were hit with a large resort fee. We had prepaid our entire stay and was not expecting this fee upon arrival. Watch the rates being quoted.

By , from Williamsville, NY on Dec 13, 2016

4

hotel nice; room awful

Everyone

We were given a 4th floor room with a view of a brick wall and directly over restaurant ventilation systems that made the room smell like the back of a greasy diner all day/night. Only stayed one night or we would have had to change rooms; it was that bad. Wish Orbitz could give you a better idea of what floor you are buying when you book a hotel through them. Also, because the room was booked through Orbitz, the hotel could not offer much in the way of compensation for this awful $300+/night room.

By on Dec 12, 2016

5

chic hotel in an excellent location

Everyone

Probably the most spacious hotel room I've ever seen in New York City! Friendly staff, free wine hour, well-appointed but small gym. Wi-Fi included, coffee in the lounge all day. Interesting International crowd. A couple of blocks off of the best part of Fifth Avenue, and close to Grand Central Station.

By on Sep 27, 2016

3

hotel staff is over clever..

Everyone

They think that we travel across the half world and we dunt know anything. Receptionist can't find my booking but still she can give me standard room to stay without money on the same booking but not what I booked for a suit!!! the lady in the morning told me that they will charge the difference to the agent orbits for the suit which they gave me the next night. top of all she said she will charge me 99 dollar without taxes for every 30 mins delay in check out..!!!

By , from pakistan on Aug 14, 2016

4

week in nyc

Everyone

We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Fifty. The doormen were super friendly and always greeted us with a welcome home. The rooms were clean although a little small. The location is very close to eateries, Duane Meade and the subway. We'll be back!

By on Aug 9, 2016

2

broken a/c

BusinessTravelers

A/C didn't work. Hotel said it was on motion sensor. Made for a very warm night.

By on Jun 25, 2015

4

comfy room, small bathroom

Families

The beds were comfortable, the rooms large, and there was even a mini kitchen with all you could possibly ask for. For these things alone, I give this place a higher rating than I otherwise would have. However, they dropped the ball on the bathroom. The door to the bathroom is right in front of the toilet, so if you want to close the door, good luck. The toilet space is so small and cramped that you'll probably have a leg dangling out of the bathroom. Then again, that might not happen for people with shorter legs. Also, the staff was a bit too snippy for my liking. The bellperson avoided helping us even though he watched us standing there, confused about where to put our bags. Another bellperson was so desperate to get us out of the hotel (???) that he tried to call us a cab to the airport while we were checking in. I will definitely not be staying here again unless I plan to stay for a lengthy period of time just because I imagine I'll be hard-pressed to find another hotel with as nice of a kitchen.

By on Mar 26, 2015

5

quick business trip | great place

BusinessTravelers

Rooms are comfortable and stylish. A trendy, boutique hotel vibe. Great location and a good value for NYC.

By on Feb 13, 2015