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Gershwin Hotel

7 East 27TH St, New York City, NY 10016

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Gershwin Hotel, New York City, New York
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Gershwin Hotel - Hotel Reviews from across the web

No title - expert review
The Gershwin Hotel /Hostel offers a very appealing deal for travellers on a tight budget.Located in the trendy Flatiron district of Manhattan, just around the corner from King Kong's famous Empire State Building, the Gershwin is the preferred location for the creative international traveller. The ho...

No title - expert review
The Gershwin Hotel can also be called a a mini-arts centre, for it has a history of art. It owes its history to the New York Pop Art scene of the 1960's, with Andy Warhol as the artistic godfather to the hotel. The lobby is a famous gallery within itself exhibiting up and coming artists. Next to its...

No title - expert review
Young, foreign travelers flock to this budget hotel-cum-hostel, housed in a converted 13-story Greek Revival building adjacent to the Museum of Sex. A giant Plexiglas and metal sculpture of glowing pods by Stefan Lindfors creeps down the facade and winds its way into the lobby. With Andy Warhol as m...

No title - expert review
Nestled between Le Trapeze, an S&M club, and the Museum of Sex, and with its own glowing protruding horns as your landmark, the proximity to erotica is really just a coincidence. This creative-minded, Warhol-esque hotel caters to up-and-coming artistic types - and well-established names with an eye ...

No title - expert review
There's no getting around it. The facade is bizarre, with its massive, white tongue-like awnings and paper-mache looking teardrops. It's clear right from the start that this is not your typical hotel experience. The lobby boasts original artwork by Roy Liechtenstein, Andy Warhol and Brad Howe, and f...

No title - expert review
Located in a 100 year old building, The Gershwin Hotel is a culture within itself. The walls and halls shine with original pop art, including a signed original Andy Warhol Campbell's soup can. Guests and locals can relax in the Living Room club which features live music and stand up comedy several n...

No title - expert review
The Gershwin Hotel is the preferred address for the creative international traveler. Located in the trendy flatiron district of Manhattan just around the corner from King Kongs famous empire state building. The Gershwin is just steps away from shopping along Fifth Avenue as well as many of the citys...

No title - expert review
Located in the middle of New York City, N.Y., in the historic Flatiron district, the Gershwin Hotel is seven blocks from the Empire State Building, fifteen blocks from Grand Central Station and one block from Madison Square Park. In a 100 year old building, the hotels walls and halls shine with pop ...

Decent rooms great price - user review
After reading the reviews, I was skeptical, but attending an event in the hotel, it was the best option. Pleasantly suprised! Clean, colorful, but VERY basic room. Don't expect the Plaza! Like staying in a friend's studio apt. Great new bar called Gallery on the lobby level. Friendly staff. Heard gu...

Too cool to care! - user review
Ersatz trendiness doesn't hide tired rooms, inadequate baths. Staff are so cool that they can ignor...

Whats wrong with everyone? - user review
Had I seen all these negitive reviews before I went to the Gershwin, I might not have stayed there.. Sure its sorta no frills, but try n' find a better deal in that part of town! Its a great place for a fun weekend in New York... The location is very good, its clean and kinda funky too, what with al...

Best place for the money in NYC - user review
Happening hotel that offers great rooms for the price, extremely spacious compared to other NYC rooms. Recently opened cool bar in lobby. I have stayed here many times over the past 6 years. It is always changing, but consistently bes...

Funky and VERY New York! - user review
I don't know what those crabby people are complaining about.... they seem high maintenance! Because of them, I almost did not stay at the Gershwin. I am so glad that I did though. I loved everything from the modern art and decor to the old manual elevator and the roof top terrace (which I found very...

Gershwin A bargain?? I think not. - user review
I recently stayed at the Gershwin. The hotel is cute and has a certain appeal. The concierge is helpful and the lobby looks great. The guests are European. HOWEVER, this hotel is overpriced. In FACT, I did not have hot water for 2 days and the cable NEVER worked. In addition, this hotel does not hav...

website looks are decieving - user review
I saw the website for the Gershwin when my friend and i were planning a trip to manhattan, it looked pretty neat, so i made reservations. Well, when my friend and I got there we were a bit dissapointed. The lobby was cool, but the rest of the hotel was a little run down, and our room was a dive. The...

Unbeatable - user review
I was really pleased with the Gershwin Hotel. From price to service to location I dont think I could have done better. Before coming to NYC I read a lot of reviews and saw a few negative comments about this hotel. But from the time I showed up to the time a left I didnt experience anything but comfo...

Great value, funky decor. - user review
I, too, hesitated on keeping my reservation after reading some of the reviews on citysearch about the Gershwin. So glad my friends and I kept our reservation! Air conditioner worked great. Bathroom was clean (I would have noticed if it wasn't, believe me). Slow elevator and walls were pretty thin (l...

What a DUMP! - user review
In a word SHABBY not chic ! Between the heat in the room (steam heat) that you can't control, puny water in the shower and a room that looks like it was last painted in 1960, I was apalled. The hardwood floors were waterstained and should have been redone in 1970! I couldn't stop stratching...it gav...

Nightmare on 27th St. - user review
Service was terrible, no wake up call. No towels, rooms fit for 1 small child, bed was 30 years old, creepy clientelle, 1925 elevator, no food, no bar, no newspaper. Trust me skip the "soup can" and pay a little more an...

Bad from the start - user review
Traveling on business trip with three others. When we arrived at the hotel we were told they gave our room away (two bedroom suite with one queen bed and two twin beds). We were told we could have another room that was a one bedroom suite that had two rooms. They would put two roll away beds in the ...

No title - user review
This ain't no Daze I...

I checked out before spending the night. - user review
I want to be clear about my experience with this hotel. They have two different lodging options, offering private hotel rooms and shared dorm rooms. My experience here was staying in one of the dorm rooms, so a person staying...

This hotel is not good - user review
Dirty, bathrooms are old and dir...

Cheap nice hotel - user review
Fare price and nice to stay. Traveler's tip on local attractions.Use city pass that is go...

Okay for the price - user review
For the price it has to ...

Best hostel - user review
I hesitated a lot before choosing this one, I liked the location and decoration of the hotel but the reviews were not that good, they stated it was noisy and not friendly. So I ended staying one night in the Wanderers Inn and 10 nights in this one. Definitely is not that friendly maybe like a hostel...

Cheap place for cheap service - user review
I stayed at this hotel in one of the bunk rooms. The price was cheap, especially for the Thanksgiving weekend. I checked in late evening, they had me leave a deposit even after I had already paid for everything. When I got to the room, there were no towels. Had to go back downstairs to get some. The...

Ideal Choice for Independent and Low Budget Travellers - user review
I stayed in a female only dorm on the second floor with 9 other females. The building is old so at night you can hear the next room or upstair people taking shower. But with my ear plug everything is fine. Beds are old too. They make noise when you toss and turn. Location of the hotel is perfect. Le...

Awesome Hotel! - user review
I would definitely recommend this hotel. Great location on 5th Avenue, about 4 blocks away from the Empire State Building. Beautiful hotel in my opinion. Staff is very helpful and friendly. I would go...

Strictly for budget travellers - user review
If you're on a budget and just need a place to crash this is a good choice. If you pick the 10 bed dorm, make sure to be the first one to get up or wait half the day for your turn at the toilet. The odds that one of the 9 others would be a snorer are pretty high too. There's a smell of latrine all a...

ok for the price - user review
nice hotel old but comfortable. interesting artwork. thing were quiet and we were able to get good sleep. had some problems with regulating the hot and cold water in the shower. over a...

Good place - user review
nice partner...

Not impressed - user review
The beds were on rollers, so when you move around the bed rolls. The shower temperature did not stay constant it went from hot to warm to cold to freezing cold all in a matter of seconds. After mentioning this, the problem was somewhat fixed, but the temperature still fluctuated all within a few min...

good, safe & cheap stay - user review
The Gershwin is a good place to stay for a cheap amount. We had problems with the hot water and flushing the toilet. It was a water pressure problem. But it didn't stop us. The location was great. The employees were super, helpful and kind. I would recommend it for people who dont' need all the luxu...

staff was friendly - user review
the hotel was interesting decorated in an art decostyle, pretty cramped for 2 ppl and the bed was not that comfortable but after partying all night it did the job Traveler's tip on dining.the cafe 28 located around the corner from the gershwin is awsome ...

Great Hostel in the bulding! - user review
The location is AMAZING, the Hotel building is gorgeous and artsy, and the hostel ain't half bad. It's clean and safe, and for $35 in NYC it's more than worth your money. Traveler's tip on local attractions.Almost in midtown. Great if you wan...

Great value, interesting location - user review
The quite street on which this hotel slumbers is only shocked by its proximity to the Museum of Sex. This is certainly a location NOT geared for a family, but if one steers clear of the corner of Fifth Ave. and E. 27th St., all will be most comfortable. The accommodations were extremely clean and we...

Quite good hotel - user review
Very good hotel taking into account price and loca...

Don’t let the cute outside full you - user review
We arrived, and had to wait to check in. In the meanwhile, a guest complained if they fixed AC. Lobby was interesting, but the room and the hallways were stinky, stale. AC window units. The room looked more like a museum sample not like something I will sleep or rest that night in. I canceled immaed...

OK hotel in good location - user review
We stayed here only 1 night and for that it was great value for money. The rooms are OK size for a short trip, though not much space for luggage. The lifts take a long time to come, which is a bit annoying. Service is OK, but not sensational. Location is great, 27th between Park & Madison, close to ...

served purpose - user review
Would have preferred a more interesting area of town actually. The hotel was fine. Good for ...

Cramped Quarters & Sticky-Fingered Maids - user review
I can't complain about the reasonably priced, but astonishingly tiny rooms. I can, however, complain that several full shopping bags were lifted out of our locked room. The hotel management could have cared less. Avoid this joint like the plague (which I think may still be festering in the filthy ba...

So New York - user review
If you like artsy, friendly and very New York Hotel with a good location, this is the place to be. It is only a 2 stars hotel without a lot of service but you can just feel like home. The location is great. Close to the Empire State Building and Macy's. Highly recom...

Good value, great location - user review
We stayed in a superior room (on the 12th floor)in November 2004. It was our first trip to NYC. While the decor and fixtures were dated, the room itself was clean and spacious with its own safe. The staff was always helpful when we needed them. The hotel is well located in a safe neighbourhood. Over...

No title - user review
I can't explain how bad our experience was at this hotel. The staff were so terrible, the person who took our booking only booked five days instead of six, so we were told there was no way there would be anything available for our last night. We were dealt with so rudely by the staff who just kept p...

No title - user review
It was $50 for a bed in a ten bed dorm. There was almost no place to put your backpack in the room. There's no kitchen, and no amenities. Staff a...

No title - user review
I've stayed here twice. I have never had problems with noise from different floors. I will say the bathrooms in the dorms are rather grim. The bunks are spacious and wooden, and the room is clean. I shared a bunk with a 'guest' easily. However, the staff are a bit Draconian, and they come round to c...

No title - user review
Run away! This is an awful place. The six of us stayed in the dorms because we were not told there was a family package. It was 17 degrees and there was no heat at all! We slept in our coats. The service was very weak, and even after repeated begging for heat no one cared. The walls are covered in a...

No title - user review
The nightclub downstairs has loud music five nights a week until four in the morning, and sleeping is not an option on those nights. The management did not rectify the situation until I complained several times. Other than the noise, there was no real problem. I do not recommend staying on the secon...

No title - user review
This is a decent place to crash in the city if you are alone. Yes you can get hotels for cheaper. If you are alone this is a great option. I am a student and often come and crash in the city and have tried many many of these city hostels. This one is actually one of my favourites. Slightly on the mi...

No title - user review
Very friendly staff and an excellent location for Empire State Building, Chelsea, East Village and Fashion District. There was funky decor with a huge variety of guests. Dorm rooms were located on lower floors which meant noise from the downstairs bar at night, though this stopped at around 11 pm or...

No title - user review
This is a cool, funky place with a rich history, interesting guests, and original atmosphere. It is more for the tourist than the business traveler and would not be great for young kids. The staff was delightful a...

No title - user review
This is the best value hotel in New York. Keep i...

Gershwin Hotel: NYC Best for Budget Travelers - user review
I stayed in Hotel Gershwin for 7 nights. Our room on the 7th floor was small and shabby. It was hard to get upstairs because there was only one cramped elevator. We had big difficulties to get into the room because the lock didn't work properly. The room was quite tidy. There was a narrow doublebed,...

Gershwin Hotel: Either you like it or hate it... - user review
I stayed in the Gershwin just a few weeks ago and was fine with the standards. It was simple, clean, and had personality. The rate was $172 after taxes for a superior room which included decent furniture, soaps, TV, and NYC guides. I hardly stay a couple hours in my room when in NYC so this place is...

Gershwin Hotel: Gershwin Hotel - user review
The Gershwin experience begins as soon as you walk into the Pop Art bedecked lobby, a museum space unto itself that contains an actual Campbell's Soup Can by Andy Warhol, signed by the artist himself. The welcome continues at the front desk, where our guests are greeted by the friendly, multinationa...

Gershwin Hotel: Gershwin Hotel - user review
The Gershwin is everything a budget traveler needs. The rooms start at $99, and that is a bargain for what you get at this hotel. The hotel is located in the Flatiron District, just blocks from the Empire State Building. There is no hotel in NYC quite like this one. The Gershwin is a museum for art ...

Gershwin Hotel: New York City´s Funkiest Hotel - user review
Walk to the front doorstep of the Gershwin and discover that it's Andy Warhol meets Louis Armstrong clashing with Madison Avenue. For those with reservations (among the cheapest stays in Manhattan), every floor is awash with memorabilia, artwork, bright splashes of color, and other artistic touches....

Cozy and quirky - user review
Our room was spacious and comfortable, the location is fantastic, service was good, price was great, and the modern art decor made it a quirky and fun New York...

My New York Home - user review
Even the nicest hotels in New York are bland. Although the art in the rooms, unlike in many cities, is tasteful or even vaguely 'interesting,' it is finally as shopping m...

cheap and clean, but frill-free - user review
This hotel was cheap and clean, but it was very odd. If you like the type of modern art that you look at and go hmmmm and are still trying to understand when you retur...

it's not Holiday Inn - user review
It's a cool offbeat place but not your typical sterile, hermetically sealed hotel environment. The building is full of garish treasures, and the breakfasts are nice. If you ...

For the budget-minded traveler - user review
The rooms were clean and the art was cool. However, I really despised the fact that I had to wait 20 minutes to get any hot water. And boy did I get hot water! After that, I ...

Great Value - user review
This is an excellent value for NYC. I like the Campbell's soup can autographed by Andy Warhol and the artwork in the hallways and rooms. It is close to the subway, Herald Sq...

amazing place - user review
i loved it, it was amazing all i could of wished for and more. all of the last reviews are rubbish dont listen to them. i think the hotel must of been done up or something since...

What about the basics? - user review
If you can get beyond the wait times for the elevators, or that neither cell phone, nor blackberry signals got through. Even if you can get beyond the tiny bathrooms with the s...

Great City - Adequate Hotel - user review
Very strange place, but not bad, just strange. The room i stayed in was very basic, four single beds, an en suite and TV. Service was adequate, but positioning, not so, every morni...

Fine place for Students - user review
Some of the art and the sex museum next door will probably put off your typical puritan American - but so much the better in my book. We stayed in the dorm rooms which were fine for the ...

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