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Safety index

78 out of 100

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Safe area

Business

Pet-friendly

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The Shelburne Sonesta New York

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8.6

Good (10,020 ratings)

New York City, United States - 

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490 m Grand Central Terminal

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630 m Empire State Building

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1.05 km Broadway

Hotel Overview

The Shelburne Sonesta New York is a well-regarded hotel in New York City, drawing attention from visitors for its prime location and a host of other positive aspects. Based on user reviews, several strengths and weaknesses have been identified, providing a balanced perspective for potential guests.

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Hotel highlights

Property

Service

Location

  1. Prime Location: Situated in a convenient spot, making it easy to explore the city's attractions.
  2. Spacious Rooms: Guests appreciate the larger-than-average room sizes, offering comfort and a sense of luxury.
  3. Friendly Staff: The hotel's employees receive high marks for their welcoming and helpful nature.
  4. Cleanliness: High standards of cleanliness are noted throughout the hotel, contributing to a pleasurable stay.
  5. Rooftop Bar: The rooftop bar is frequently highlighted for its stunning views and enjoyable atmosphere.
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Area for improvement

Bathroom

Air Conditioning

Wi-Fi

  1. Noisy Environs: The bustling location can sometimes lead to unwanted noise in the rooms.
  2. Expensive Amenities: Some guests feel that the prices for certain amenities can be steep.
  3. Slow Elevators: Reports of slow elevators have caused inconvenience for some visitors.
  4. Internet Quality: The quality and speed of the hotel's internet service have been inconsistent, according to guests.
  5. Limited On-site Dining: The options for on-site dining are somewhat limited, prompting guests to look for meals elsewhere.

Amenities

Extra beds/cribs

Grocery/Convenience store

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Parking available

Parking available

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Gym

Gym

Laundry

Laundry

Business services

Business services

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RateScore

Total 10,020 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.0

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7.9

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8.2

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4.1/5

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4.5/5

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agoda

258 Reviews

8.0 / 10

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booking

1,398 Reviews

7.9 / 10

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expedia

1,072 Reviews

8.2 / 10

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google

1,498 Reviews

4.1 / 5

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tripadvisor

5,794 Reviews

4.5 / 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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Location

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Wellness

Property was mentioned 525 times

17% Negative74% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Alex Ashbel6 months ago
3/5Google icon

Adding a review shortly after a stay at the Shelburne Sonata. Overall the hotel is located on the east side of Manhattan within a 6 mins walk to the Grand Central subway station. Those who don’t mind the subway shouldn’t be a problem, however take into account that everywhere you want to go (well maybe except the Empire State Building) you’ll need transportation. The hotel itself is a little dated. The carpets in hallways could be cleaner the elevators could use a little more light and the front desk service is a hit and miss. On one hand the hotel provides you with complimentary beverages (2 per room/day) on the other insisting to pay for a bottle of water if exceeded the daily quota. Come on people…it’s $4 at Costco for a box of 40 bottles. The lobby is good for its purpose but maybe could use a bar or any kind of better use than just sitting there and waiting for a cab. The room is just okay. We stayed at 712 and the sink was cracked, the bathroom door is water damaged, the carpet in the room was not clean. Overall an old hotel that got a more modern revamp some time back and hasn’t been maintained properly since. I still recommend to stay here if you are looking for a descent option in Manhattan that is in the $300-350/night budget.

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Damian Lee2 months ago
5/5Google icon

Fantastic hotel with views of the Empire State Building, a few minutes walk from 5th Avenue, Grand Central Station and the UN... absolutely ideal. Very helpful, considerate staff who looked after us brilliantly. Can't wait to come back!

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 325

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Year Built 1929

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

13

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213

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68

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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4K online movies

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online gaming

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What's nearby

Grand Central Terminal

490 m

Empire State Building

630 m

Broadway

1.05 km

Times Square

1.05 km

Rockefeller Center

1.26 km

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Getting around

Grand Central

Nearby

33 St. Station (Park Av. S)

490 m

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Airports Nearby

John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK)

21 km

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Restaurants

Momosan Ramen & Sake

140 m

The Junction

Nearby

Pod 39 Rooftop Bar

210 m

Delectica

140 m

Sarge's Delicatessen

210 m

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

78

Overall Safety Index

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An average rating of the six safety categories

78 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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87

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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92

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Property safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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86

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Political safety

Risky

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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59

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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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84

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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 (restrictions apply)

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