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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

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.

OVERALL: Going back and looking at room pics here, I don't see anything close to the room we stayed in... maybe we just didn't pay enough for that nice. The staff were all nice (that's always a plus), and a bonus having breakfast provided each morning. ROOM: We can't say we'd recommend. While it was fine for us and we definitely managed, if we'd known what it would have been like, we probably wouldn't have chosen to stay there. Room was pretty run down. We knew we'd have to share a shower, but of the two on our floor, one was severly clogged majority of our stay. Not sure why this wasn't taken care of. Floors needed new carpet pretty bad. I didn't care to walk around bare foot; Glad I packed flip flops for the room and shower. Were provided clean/folded towels and new shower product (no need to take your own). LOCATION: Good. between upper and lower Manhattan and right by a subway entrance. Our rides either north or south were nice and quick. NOTES: This is a Catholic guest house. Somehow we missed that the handful of times we were looking into it. It was well advertised on the website and such... we're just blind lol. That being said, it wasn't pushed on us except for the manager saying he'd convert us by the time we left. So a little strange and slightly awkward. CONCLUSION: We had a fine time here, just wouldn't stay again or recommend. We had an affordable warm bedroom to come back to after long days of adventuring, so we're thankful.

My room is worn out and dismal. It needs a good cleaning, fresh paint, new carpets, lights in the bathroom, etc. I wasn’t expecting anything fancy but but I was expecting a cleaner environment, something more welcoming.

I stayed at Leo House for several nights in November 2018. I took the train from the airport in Newark, NJ to Penn Station (NYC) and walked the 10 short blocks to the hotel. When you get to the hotel, you'll go through two sets of doors. The first was unlocked; the second was locked and you needed to press a buzzer to get in. (I found the staff alert each time I needed to enter and they buzzed me in before I could press the buzzer.) I think this is a great safety feature. The Leo House is in a wonderful location near the intersection of 8th Ave. and 23rd Street. There are two close subway stations. The facility has 86 rooms. There's a chapel (with services at certain times) and a number of sitting areas to relax, read, and work. They also had books available to read scattered throughout these areas. You'll be given a key to your room and will be asked to drop the key in a brass box when you leave the hotel. They told me this was in case they have an emergency and need to get into the room. When you return, you will ask for the key to your room. It seemed a bit odd to me, but worked perfectly well. There are two elevators and a couple of luggage carts so it was easy to get to your room with your belongings. They will give you the wifi password when you check in. The room I stayed in had a full bath. The bathroom was old and a bit worn, but worked well. There was a non-slip bath mat to use in the shower and a bath mat to use once you stepped out of the shower. There was not hair dryer. I believe you can check one out at the front desk, but you need to return it after each use. I brought my own travel hair dryer so I didn't need to check one out. There was a twin bed with a firm mattress and two pillows. They had placed a towel, hand towel, and wash cloth on the bed. They also had a pair of ear plugs with a note that the area is noisy so you might need the earplugs to sleep. The street noise could be heard as could the noise from the plumbing and heating system. So, the ear plugs were greatly appreciated. There wasn't a night stand, but I used the chair next to the bed to hold my things (phone, glasses, alarm, etc.) at night. The room had a desk and chair. I used the desk drawers to store my things. The heater had been turned on, but was too hot so I turned it off and opened the window. The closet had a metal luggage rack, 6 clothes hangers, and a safe. I was surprised to find plenty of grounded electrical plugs. That is unusual in these older NYC buildings. At night, the room was quite dark, but I had brought a small night light that I placed in the bathroom so I could see when I needed to get up during the night. When you book a room, you will be charged for the first night. You will owe the rest upon checking in. Be sure to check the cancellation policy in case you need to cancel. In short, I enjoyed my stay at Leo House. Keep your expectations realistic; it is an older facility. However, the location is excellent and the staff extremely helpful. As a bonus, they serve a full breakfast every morning, It's a buffet with eggs, potatoes, sausage, fruit, cereal, juice, coffee, etc. I highly recommend Leo House.

We have stayed at the Leo House several times and will be there again this Christmas!! It is a great place to stay and is in a great location for Time Square and also Greenwich Village!! Can not say enough about the Leo House as it is great venue for the price!!

An acquaintance recommended this place yrs ago. Six wks ago scheduled getaway according to room availability. Reserved deluxe double, but when we checked in our room was tiny and did not have a closet or chair. Front desk changed our room/we were happy. Not fancy, but clean, comfy and convenient. Friendly staff. Complementary bkfst too. Hope to return someday.

Want else do you need after a day of walking and visiting: a room with an excellent bed and a bathroom. Breakfast included for very honnest pricing. Location is prefect, a lot of restaurants in the naborhood. Frendly and very helpfull staff.

332 West 23rd Street New York NY

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour business center
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Midtown, The Leo House is within a 10-minute drive of popular attractions such as Madison Square Garden and Chelsea Market. This 81-room guesthouse has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a 24-hour business center. The High Line Park and Macy's are also nearby.


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 784 reviews