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77 out of 100

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Business

Pet-friendly

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The Fifty Sonesta Select New York

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8.1

Good (3,372 ratings)

New York City, United States - 

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560 m 5th Avenue

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770 m Grand Central Terminal

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770 m Rockefeller Center

Hotel Overview

The Fifty Sonesta Select New York is a well-regarded hotel located in New York City, known for its convenient location and commendable service. Guests' reviews highlight a mix of positive aspects that make their stay enjoyable, alongside some areas that could use improvement.

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Hotel highlights

Property

Service

Location

  1. Convenient Location: Situated in a prime spot that allows easy access to popular attractions and public transportation.
  2. Friendly Staff: Many visitors commend the warm and helpful hotel staff.
  3. Clean Rooms: Guests frequently note the cleanliness of the rooms, providing a comfortable stay.
  4. Amenities: The hotel offers a range of amenities that cater to the needs of various travelers.
  5. Value for Money: Many reviews mention that the hotel provides good value for the price, balancing cost and quality effectively.
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Area for improvement

Bathroom

Air Conditioning

Restaurant

  1. Noisy at Times: Some guests have reported that noise from the streets or other rooms can be an issue.
  2. Room Size: A few visitors have mentioned that the rooms can feel a bit cramped, especially for those traveling with a lot of luggage.
  3. Extra Charges: There have been comments about unexpected charges for additional services that could add up.
  4. Wifi Quality: While available, the quality of the Wifi has been a point of contention for some guests.
  5. Limited Dining Options: The in-house dining options are limited, leading some to seek meals elsewhere.

Amenities

Extra beds/cribs

Soundproof rooms

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Parking available

Parking available

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Gym

Gym

Laundry

Laundry

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RateScore

Total 3,372 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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7.9

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8.2

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4.1/5

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agoda

184 Reviews

7.9 / 10

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booking

968 Reviews

7.9 / 10

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expedia

1,024 Reviews

8.2 / 10

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google

1,196 Reviews

4.1 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Service

Location

Cleanliness

Sleep

Room

Bathroom

Atmosphere

Kitchen

Bar

Family

Breakfast

Dining

Air Conditioning

Accessibility

Transit

Parking

Safety

Wi-Fi

Restaurant

Business

TV

Fitness

Nightlife

Gym

Pets

Property was mentioned 411 times

21% Negative72% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Alex Karkos1 year ago
1/5Google icon

The room was very outdated and not comfortable at all, just looked like you picked furniture out of a tag sale and placed it in the room. The drapes were dirty, tub was disgusting with rust and the grout and chalk on the tile was coming off. The outlets by the bed didn’t work. The room was so hot, at one point 75 degrees and we had the thermostat as low as possible to 70 and the front desk suggested opening the window when I’m on the 3rd floor right in front of the building with all the traffic noise. Very unsatisfied with my stay I had to cancel the 2nd night stay and booked a different hotel. I spoke to 3 different employees about canceling and not one employee asked why or if they could help make my stay better.

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Krystol Hilson1 year ago
3/5Google icon

First time in NY. Visited for my daughter's sweet 16. I booked a room here, then was offered the same rm w a view for a very small additional charge which was fine but after talking to a rep, I was told there was no need to pay an additional fee and that I will be able to simply request a rm w a view at check-in. I did the pre check-in which ask me special requests so at that point I requested a rm w a view. Upon arriving at the hotel all I had to do was pick up keys, got to my rm and door was jammed so I was placed in another rm. Clean spot but looking directly at the back of another building. I called guest services and was told to check back next day regarding a different rm, well it never happened on top of me being told that the junior suites typically don't have views which is also fine but why was it offered to me then? Anyway, that is my biggest issue here. I was in a corner room on the 10th floor, noise all day and night. Very close to a cvs if you want to shop for groceries because they do have kitchenettes and about a 17 min walk to Timesquare!

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 252

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Number of floors 22

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

13

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149

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71

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

5th Avenue

560 m

Grand Central Terminal

770 m

Rockefeller Center

770 m

Times Square

1.12 km

Central Park

1.19 km

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Getting around

Lexington Av.-53 St. Station

210 m

Grand Central

Nearby

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Airports Nearby

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

12 km

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Restaurants

Ess-A-Bagel

Nearby

Panda Express

Nearby

Gyu-Kaku BBQ

Nearby

Smith & Wollensky

140 m

McDonald's

Nearby

Street View

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Daytime safety

70 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

48 out of 100

Risky

New York City safety index

Safety

Crime

77

Overall Safety Index

Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

77 out of 100

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Women safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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81

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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90

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Property safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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87

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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64

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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83

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Medical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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57

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Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

50 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

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Mugging or robbery  49/100

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Car theft  40/100

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Car break-ins  48/100

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Home break-ins  41/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

53

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Physical attacks  48/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  40/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

54

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Insult or harassment in public  54/100

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Corruption or bribery  53/100

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Drug problem  60/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1.2 - $3.3

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Coffee

$2.8 - $7.5

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $4

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$14.1 - $37.7

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.6 - $2.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.5 - $3.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$73.6 - $188.6

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$10.4 - $28.3

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9.4 - $14.1

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.9 - $4.7

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Public transport, monthly pass

$119.8 - $135.3

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.9 - $1.3

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$37.7 - $80.2

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$24.5 - $282.9

Weather In New York City

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.57

PM1014

53

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 16:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome

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