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The Leo House

2.5 out of 5.0

The Leo House

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Probably the key selling point of the Leo House (unless you are attracted by the religious dimension – see below) is price. It would be difficult to get a single room with private bathroom in Manhattan for a cheaper price. Breakfast is included (except on Sundays) and, while nothing special, is adequate. There are other positives. The location is great: minutes from the subway and bus routes, and with lots of places to eat in the neighbourhood. The staff were also really friendly and helpful throughout my stay. The hotel’s status as a Roman Catholic establishment is evidnet in much of the décor (e.g. a crucifix and rosary in the room), but, for those not interested, that was as far as it went. The room was quite basic, although facilities included TV, wifi and a safe. But the overriding sense both here and in many of the common areas was one of shabbiness. This went beyond tired décor to patched plasterwork, missing tiles and heavily chipped enamel on the bath, so overall rather unappealing. So would I stay here again? Not sure – I would definitely shop around, but I guess the value could yet draw me back.

My husband and I booked in at the last minute as our Air BnB fell through. It was the best decision we made. The staff made us feel completely at home when we arrived, particularly Michael and Jason on reception. The room we booked was a family room; two large double rooms with a bathroom. Everything was clean and we had plenty of towels. The Leo is a Catholic hotel which as a non-Christian I found really interesting; they have a chapel and Mother Theresa once stayed in room 409. They lay out fresh cookies and lemonade in the lobby every day. The breakfast is extensive and while not hugely healthy, if you're on holiday it doesn't matter! I couldn't recommend Leo House highly enough. It's not modern and it's tatty round the edges but none of this is of consequence; you're made to feel welcome and I don't think I'd stay anywhere else now.

The four of us stayed here last week and were thrilled with the location, the friendliness of staff, and the delicious breakfast buffets (think homemade scones and lemon bread, not pre-packaged doughnuts).

Firstly, the price was great for such an amazing location which is why we booked here. We figured we wouldn't mind staying somewhere a little shabby considering the money we would save and the fact that we wouldn't be in the hotel much because we'd be out exploring NYC. The stay was okay but I'd definitely recommend spending a bit more money and booking somewhere you'll feel comfortable. The staff at reception were helpful and friendly. As already stated, the location was great - super easy to walk places and get to public transport. The free breakfast is a good bonus in theory, but to be honest we couldn't eat much of it - it wasn't very fresh and there were no veggies in sight. The rooms and general decor is what lets the place down - it's very outdated and run-down, and clearly hasn't had any form of renovation in a very long time. Since everything is so old, it's hard to feel confident that the place is clean and I didn't feel comfortable. However, the bedding was clean so that part was okay. Overall, staff and location were great, but due to the desperate need for renovations I would not stay again and would not recommend it to anyone unless you're very keen to save some money on your accommodation.

We have been taking trips to NYC for the last 9 years. Eight of those trips have been spent staying at The Leo House West 23rd Street. The location is great. Out of the hustle and bustle of Times Square but easy to travel to any part of the City. The price is right. Rooms are comfortable. Hey you are only sleeping there. Breakfast has now been included in the price - buffet style. Plenty of choices. Staff are friendly and helpful. Worth checking out..

Lovely breakfast Leo house lovely staff what a position can’t wait to return,everywhere walking or subway next door,couple good restaurants near, walking distance Macy’s,Greenwich village,Chelsea definitely the place to be

We really enjoyed our stay at Leo House, and is exactly what we were looking for; a reasonably priced but comfortable place to stay in a very central location. The staff are super friendly and there is a warm feel about the place. This is not a place for someone looking for accommodation with luxuries (the rooms are old and have very basic offerings) but that didn’t bother us at all.

My friend and I booked this hotel for a 5 night stay at the end of November, and it was a third of the price of any where else we found. We booked a single room each with a private bathroom. First impressions of the room were okay - the bed was comfy, the sheets and towels fresh and clean, and there were plenty of plug sockets. The bathroom was a bit grim - other people's hair on the floor and in the bath on check in, and the bath tub was extremely discoloured. That said, the carpet seemed clean in the room, and the surfaces had been kept clean, so I won't hold the grubby bathroom against them. The included breakfast was great - coffee, tea and juices, with toast, pastries, yoghurt and hot items including scrambled egg and bacon. The staff were efficient if not particularly friendly. Check in was quick and easy, and you need to leave your key when you leave. Only one receptionist asked for confirmation of our names before handing out keys - the others just gave us the keys we asked for. There is fairly strong free wi-fi available in the room. The location is brilliant - the subway is a short walk, and you can get everywhere in Manhattan on the underground. There are plenty of restaurants and convenience stores within a 1-2 minute walk. I would definitely stay here again, and would recommend it to anyone who favours location and value over frills.

I went to NYC and stayed at the Leo House Hotel. There are no amenities, however the place is spotless and it’s one of the best location to stay, if you want to visit NYC, not to mention a breakfast for champions and a friendly staff. We were able to walk to 5th Avenue, the Village, Union Square Park, Penn Station and downtown World Trade Center, as well as Katz Deli. And little Italy and China town. We were there for 4 days. We were able to cover so much in so little time. There are so many restaurants and coffee shops and fast food places to go to. We booked it for next year.

The Leo house was fantastic. The hotel is a 92 year old building so it is absolutely charming however, expect some quirkiness. The location is perfect and the area has everything plus it is so safe. At the end of the day exploring this amazing city is was a little sanctuary. The staff were helpful, warm and friendly. The laundry room, wifi and breakfast all great. Would definitely stay here again.

332 West 23rd Street New York NY

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to The High Line Park and Madison Square Garden
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour business center

Located in Midtown, The Leo House is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as The High Line Park and Madison Square Garden. This 81-room guesthouse has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a 24-hour business center.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus, and the bathroom offers free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a ceiling fan, a safe, and a desk.

Property features

Guests of The Leo House enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include a computer station, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Single Double Room Private Shower( Full Size Bed)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Single Double Room Shared Shower (Full Size Bed)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Single Room Private Shower

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Single Room Shared Shower

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 796 reviews