Shelburne NYC - an Affinia hotel
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The recently renovated Shelburne NYC hotel is set amid the 19th century townhouses of historic Murray Hill, one of the most cosmopolitan Manhattan neighbourhoods. Head to Midtown Manhattan for unrivalled shopping and entertainment venues, visit the iconic Statue of Liberty or sing along to one of the amazing shows on Broadway.
All of the modern and spacious guest rooms exude a simple elegance and come with a whole host of features to ensure you have a great time on your break. All rooms feature luxury bedding, wireless internet access, a private bathroom with eco-friendly bath amenities and a flat-screen HDTV. Room service is also available.
Tuck into a delicious, freshly-cooked burger at the Rare Bar & Grill or head to the rooftop lounge bar for great views of the city and a tasty drink. The hotel also provides complimentary bike hire and an on-site gym facility.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- 24 hour front desk
- Lift to all Floors
- Concierge Desk
- Internet Access
- Room Service Not 24hr: Yes
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Gym Free: No
- Name: John F. Kennedy International Airport
- Distance: 25.3 kilometres
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Nearest Airport Name: John F. Kennedy International Airport Distance: 25.3 kilometres
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 5003 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Good value & welcoming
Stay Date: 02/2018, susan_bennett16 wrote this review.
Stayed at this hotel after we had to change from our original due to building work, but glad we did. At first we wasn’t sure about the location as we arrived in the dark, but reception was very friendly and helpful and the decor quite original, not l… See more
Stayed at this hotel after we had to change from our original due to building work, but glad we did. At first we wasn’t sure about the location as we arrived in the dark, but reception was very friendly and helpful and the decor quite original, not like the big hotels. Our room was on the 11th floor, 1101 and near the elevator which somewhat worried me. Again, had no need to worry, could not hear the elevator at all. Room was welcoming and very big. The bathroom was compact, but had everything you need, except howler caps! The hotel decor was in keeping with the description on their website and always clean & tidy. The hotel also held from 5pm to 6pm free wine for guests in the reception area which was quite popular. Location is a short stroll from Grand Central station and quite a few good restaurants & bars, nothing was too far. There is also a restaurant/bar next to the hotel, Rare Bar & Grill, definitely go there. Food was lovely, bar & waiting staff exceptional and prices reasonable. A great find and worth the money. Collapse
Good value but tired
Stay Date: 02/2018, stellavodka wrote this review.
Stayed at the Affinia for 6 nights for a special birthday as a couple. The hotel is in a good location not far from Grand Central Station. All the staff were welcoming & helpful. The room itself was large with 2 double beds plenary of storage space b… See more
Stayed at the Affinia for 6 nights for a special birthday as a couple. The hotel is in a good location not far from Grand Central Station. All the staff were welcoming & helpful. The room itself was large with 2 double beds plenary of storage space but very tired looking. Our room was not very clean lots of dust at edges of room & paper on floor on arrival & empty cream packet & a key card on the coffee tray. Bar area was good drinks & food average prices. Only Tried the free wine on the last night which was nice. Booked the Affinia as stayed at another Affinia last time but didn’t feel it was as good. Collapse
Great Rooms, Views and Staff - Questionable Prices on Extra services
Stay Date: 02/2018, John D wrote this review.
The Room was great, spacious, clean and very comfortable bed. Shower was nice and big with high pressure water, we had a queen room which surprisingly has no bath. All the other usual were supplied (Hair dryer, Iron, Safe, Coffee Maker, Towels and fa… See more
The Room was great, spacious, clean and very comfortable bed. Shower was nice and big with high pressure water, we had a queen room which surprisingly has no bath. All the other usual were supplied (Hair dryer, Iron, Safe, Coffee Maker, Towels and face cloths). Location Was brillant, Walking DIstance from A lot of things ( Empire State, Times Square Etc.) Reception staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough to help. Door Staff More than helpful. There is $10 credit per room per day to use from "The Cupboard" but things were so overpiced it meant you were only able to afford one thing a day, for eg. Doritos 3-4$ per bag, 1L of water $9, all to entice you to but something else overpirced out of your pocket. We got room service one morning, It took 30-40 mins to come up (understandably) but it was frozen cold when it arrived, I asked them to send me up a fresh one (hot) and that was no problem but it would take another 40 mins so i just cancelled. $90 + Tip for breakfast to your room was a bit rich and what came up on the first tray was far from $90 worth of food. I was much happier to go back to the diner down the block and get breakfast for two for around $50. I did not eat at the restaurant there because the menu seemed a bit dull and pricey, and judging on the breakfast situation I wasn't overly confident in it being a success either. The rooftop had a great view as promised and looked like it had a bar and BBQ open during the summer for rooftop wining and dining. Secure Luggage Store also Available for when Checking out. I would Definitely look forward to returning to this hotel and I think the price was very fair and we got great value for money. Collapse
Good value for the money, good location, one or two frustrations
Stay Date: 02/2018, DrJimbob wrote this review.
We are a family of four, with twin elementary school aged kids. We were coming into town via Grand Central Station, and looking for a hotel in the area. The Murray Hill location, at the corner of 37th Street and Lexington Avenue, was great for ease… See more
We are a family of four, with twin elementary school aged kids. We were coming into town via Grand Central Station, and looking for a hotel in the area. The Murray Hill location, at the corner of 37th Street and Lexington Avenue, was great for ease of access to all of midtown Manhattan. It was a fairly simple six block walk from Grand Central straight down Lexington to the hotel, and a few blocks west puts you in the heart of the Fifth Avenue shopping district. There was a fine coffee shop and a wash-by-the-pound laundromat at 38th and Lex, a legendary 24 hour deli around the corner, and a range of restaurants and cuisines within a stone's throw. We felt a little frustrated at our arrival, admittedly later on a Friday night than we had hoped for. We pulled into the lobby at about 7 p.m., and for some reason, it took them an hour to get our room ready (strange, given that check-in is at 3 p.m.). However, our reward for our patience was a 14th floor corner room with the Chrysler Building and the Pan Am (now MetLife) Building in easy view from our windows. Noise was never a concern; we heard nothing from anybody apart from people arriving at our door. We had a studio deluxe suite, with two queen sized beds. Space was fine for our needs. It came with a kitchenette with a larger than usual refrigerator (and no mini-bar items awaiting your charge; you can buy items downstairs in their lobby pantry), a Viking combo microwave/convection oven which reheated efficiently, and a coffee maker which brews using a ground-filled filter sachet. (The Lavazza coffee was sort of dreadful, though, and given all the lovely coffee shops in the area, we didn't use it.) The wine glasses and corkscrew were also handy to have, and the hotel was quick to provide us with plates, bowls, and utensils for four when we asked for them. The beds were OK in terms of comfort; the other three in my family slept well here, though I tossed and turned on a mattress that seemed lumpy to me. Climate control was fine, from a thermostat on wall, and the windowshades offered good blocking of light, but could be easily pulled up to let lots of sunlight into the room if you want. The closet was plenty roomy, with an iron and ironing board readily at hand. Water pressure in the bathroom was excellent, with shower, toilet, and sink all working without a hitch (not always an easy task in a 16 story hotel). The hotel's toiletry amenities included bottles of shampoo, body wash, and conditioner mounted to the shower wall, and not terrific at working up a great lather; a bar of soap and a watery moisturizer, but space and light were excellent. We seemed to have the same housekeeper for the entirety of our four day stay, and she took excellent care of us, leaving us alone when we wanted the room undisturbed, cleaning efficiently and hand washing all the dishes when we needed it. The WiFi network needs to be renewed every 24 hours, whether in the lobby or in a guest room. However, connection speeds were consistently good. We relied on this, as the TV had a batch of basic cable channels, but any video on demand appeared to require payment, so we streamed movies on Netflix (and did this with occasional hitches in connection speed). The lobby was slick with dark woods and comfortable chairs. The wine hour from 5 to 6 pm was well attended all nights, and generous with a mix of drinkable reds and whites on hand. There are two elevators and a service elevator for the building, and during prime check out time, prime check in time, and wine hour, the elevators tended to back up with traffic. We did not opt for breakfast in the hotel. We can't grouse too much about service, as the price point is surprisingly competitive in a town well stocked with very expensive places to stay. So, for a reasonably priced cozy place to stay, with ready convenience to Grand Central Station, this is a good place to consider. Collapse
beware of hidden charges!
Stay Date: 08/2017, CavKA wrote this review.
I use to love, love, love Affinia hotels (specifically the Dumont-which is now closed-the Shelburne and the 50). That said, they have instituted pricing policies that I think are borderline unethical and BEFORE you book please read this as this is n… See more
I use to love, love, love Affinia hotels (specifically the Dumont-which is now closed-the Shelburne and the 50). That said, they have instituted pricing policies that I think are borderline unethical and BEFORE you book please read this as this is not a personal experience but it is a cross the board practice. When you book on line and choose a rate, that rate does not include a flat rate they put on top of that for what they refer to as 'extras'. Now this is NOT the additional taxes (which add up) and nothing required by the city or state. This is an Affinia way of now topping up a charge. They use this bogus explanation that they are actually giving you something for the additional charge (which at last check was $25 per room per night!). They say that this covers a voucher they give you and their 'complimentary' wine/drinks. Well firstly, if it is complimentary, you do not then do a backdoor charge for it. Secondly, never once since this additional charge was added was i ever offered or even informed about a voucher and never have I been back to take advantage of the 'complimentary' wine. This is bad practice Affinia. We should have a choice of whether or not we want to use a particular vendor or not and if you say your charges includes something (voucher) this needs to be given out, not sought after. Secondly, stop saying you have this or that that is complimentary and then charge for it! Regardless of how nice your hotel is (and it is a nice hotel in a nice location), this totally is wrong for you to do. So either just add this on to your rate or take it off. Collapse
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