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Distrikt Hotel New York City, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member in New York, NY

Specialties

Set within the heart of midtown Manhattan's Garment District,  this 155 room hotel has been exquisitely designed in a New York state of mind with original artwork, spacious guestrooms, and luxurious amenities. This personalized service boutique hotel is walking distance from Times Square, Broadway Theater, Bryant Park and all the sights and sounds of the city that never sleeps. Complimentary services include: Evening turndown service, complimentary WiFi, NY Times newspaper online, happy hour hors d'oeuvres and a 24 hour business desk. Room accoutrements include 37" LG Flatscreen televisions, luxurious bed and bath linens, Lather aromatherapy bath amenities.

History

Established in 2009.

The Distrikt is a very new hotel, but its theme is homage to the many historic corners of New York City.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 4.34

Address: 342 W 40th St, New York, NY, 10018
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Comments (98):

1. isabelle j.
Great, great hotel!  After reading several reviews of many hotels and running into fully booked hotels, I went with Distrikt. We arrived to be greeted by a very pleasant front desk attendant and some yummy hot apple cider. I was hooked on that stuff! We got our room on the 32nd floor. I like the security feature of having to swipe your room key in order to get to your floor. The room was nicely decorated and very clean. My friends wanted to check for bed bugs and found none.  No spraying in our room.  We got in our room around 4pm and by 4:30 room service knocked for turn down service. One of the girls had never heard of or seen this service, so we went for it. Everyone got a nice piece of dark chocolate. Also, when we first came in the room, there was one brownie that looked quite tasty and fresh, waiting for us.  The room size was decent. Maybe 375 sq. ft. or so?  It was enough for 4 girls to maneuver without issue. The view was of a parking lot below, but above we could see many NY buildings. Internet was wireless and free throughout the hotel.  We were allowed a late checkout and the hotel also stored our luggage while we did some last minute shopping. In the lobby there was a sitting area and a pseudo internet cafe with two MAC laptops for use. The front desk was very helpful in suggesting places to eat and giving directions. The location of the hotel is very convenient to major shopping and Times Square.  I didn't find it particularly sketchy. There are two or three other hotels on the same block. Duane Read is at the end of the block. And it was walking distance to a great Cuban Restaurant on 46th - Havana Central. Drink all the mojitos we want and no worries about driving! After shopping we needed a cab. The bellman got us a cab within a few minutes and kindly loaded all our luggage. Great experience. Can't wait to stay again!

23/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. sumin c.
best hotel I've ever stayed in.
friendly& professional staffs/ NEW&CLEAN/ love the green /wood atmosphere.
comfortable bed
everything was pleasing..
I will definitely go back.

10/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Melissa Y.
I was pretty impressed by Distrikt.  Location is not bad, especially if you drive into NY.  Very easy to get in and out of this area.  What did it for me was how clean this place was.  Very rare in NY.  Also, the service is great.  Checkin was fast and the person who checked me in was so nice and helpful.  They have hot apple cider in the lobby, Macs, and it's clean!  When you get into your room they have brownies and a personalized letter for each guest.  The letter is pretty basic, just tells you about the internet password...but a personalized letter makes you feel warm and fuzzy.  Later in the day they turn you down and give you chocolates and leave you a card to let you know what the weather will be like the next day.  Such a nice place.  I also got a great price on the room through bookit!  And checkout was a breeze!

14/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Todd B.
Probably happy with this as I got the opening rate as well. If it was full priced i may not be as quick to throw up the ol 4 star rating. The facade/ walk up to the front of the hotel was rough. No less than two porn stores on the block. Once inside it's definitely nice, though a little small. The bar is standard if somewhat pricey even by NYC standards ($17 for a glass of Glen Fiddich on the rocks w/out tip). The front desk staff was super helpful and the bartenders were all competent. Nice, simple room design. Though when I was there there were no On Demand movies (not for porn you pervs... just wanted to get some movie action on... plus there's all those porn stores if you're looking for that type of thing). Also they say they'll do the whole complimentary shoe shine for you but they never got my shoes. Which sucks as that would have been the first time they were ever shined...

26/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. miss j h.
Loved it.  Iced tea in lobby upon our arrival.  Wasn't quite check-in time so they allowed us to store our baggage in the lobby closet.  Best hairdryer I've ever used in my life (Sunbeam hospitality or something like that), dried my hair in about 3 minutes!  Had a late night & asked to extend checkout time - extended until 12:30pm with no problem!  Despite some seediness on outside street, it's all part of the NY experience & it's very close to Times Square.  My only bummer moment is that we paid $285 through bookit.com and were hardly in the room. :-(

30/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Dean W.
This is one fantastic hotel.  The price, location, cleanliness, I'm not sure you can find a better deal.  It's steps away from Times Square, it's new, and it's convenient.  The subway is just around the corner and for those of you who dare to drive to the Premium Outlets (not a great idea), the Lincoln tunnel is a block away.  Port Authority is a block away.  The beds were super comfortable, the shower is very nice and water pressure was excellent.  The staff is very friendly as well; we checked in at around 1am and they were kind enough to upgrade us which helped because the rooms are small (NYC standard).  When I was searching for hotels online every hotel I found was either too expensive, the bathroom looked disgusting, read bad reviews how things are old, and etc.  This hotel is new, it's clean, it's nice, and even though that street seems a bit sketchy it's New York and it was safe.  If I was going to New York again, I would book it right away.  The only reason why it's not 5 stars is because hotel room was a bit small (NYC standards), it didn't offer many amenities, but it does give you free internet which means you'll save about $10 per day which adds up.  Go on and book this hotel, you won't regret it.

20/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Cole H.
The Distrikt is quite possibly the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in. The location isn't the best in Manhattan, but it really isn't bad. Convenient to Times Square and the Port Authority subway station (from which with a transfer or two can get you anywhere in Manhattan). The staff is very friendly and quite helpful. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to stay at the Distrikt the next time I am in NYC. If you don't mind the $350/night price tag, you would be well-served to consider it for your next stay.

04/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Y Z.
I'm already regretting writing a review for this hotel.  Want to keep it all to myself....but in all fairness, I've got to thank the folks at Distrikt and hope that others will try to compete.  Brand new hotel, in a great location.  Rooms are beautiful and everything works great.  Staff is courteous and helpful.  24 hour room service.  Passes available to gym close by.  Close to all the great restaurants and bars on 9th as well as to all the action at Times Square. Major subway station just a block away.  And the rates...well, there's no way they will be this low for long.

12/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Patty H.
I liked this hotel and I will definitely recommend it to YOU!
We arrived like around 9am-10am and their friendly and helpful staff allowed us to check in early. The hotel itself is nice and I checked for bedbugs as soon as I got there and NO no bedbugs to be found :) I still sprayed just in case, but that stank our room like for an hour! SO DON't do it!!! It's very clean. The room size, looks  medium size but I guess that's standard for New York. We had a 2 queen size bed room.
The elevator is cool because you have to use your key room to activate it to take you straight to the floor you staying.
When we arrived we found a welcoming hand-written note on the bed and 3 delicious brownies and 3 nice looking cupcakes on the desk.  It was so cute since it was 3 of us, coincidence? perhaps!  Also, when they clean your room, they give you some cute chocolates :) and deliver the newspaper at your door... I never read it! I went to New York for fun, not to read and I had no time to be reading a paper...but that was nice of them.

@ The lobby, you will find great staff and complementary fresh coffee every morning and hot apple cider throughout the day- a must try!
Also, at the lobby you will see 3 macs with internet, I never used them, but they are there. Also, DO NOT take your own umbrella, they have them at the lobby for your usage. Just be nice and return it at the end of the day.

Saturday, our last day, they allowed us late check out, 1pm but we were not going to the airport until 3pm, so guess what? They stored our luggage for free!!!

About the area? Well, it's not like you have a view of Time Square but you still have a nice view... your main view if you look down your window is a parking structure (we were on the 30th floor) but if you look across you see nice buildings and the Hudson river (somewhat).
People say it's a sketchy area, but it's safe. Yeah, there is a porn shop like within the block but I didn't see any pervs so you have nothing to worry. I walked that street like around 10pm by myself coming from Time Square and check me out? I'm alive in my L.A. home writing this review.
SO if you find a great deal in this hotel, don't think about it twice and BOOK IT!

21/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Sharon S.
I think this is a 3.5 star rating - but there's no such thing on Yelp. We got this hotel for less than $200 on Venere so it was a good choice. Hotel staff is very nice. Rooms are on the small side, very clean and very basic. Ours was facing the back so it was very quiet -  a great find in NYC. The decor is very minimal so nothing too special. it's conveniently located to time square if that's where you want to be. There are subway lines very close that go everywhere. I think it's a good choice if the price is right and this is the location you want to be at. I wouldn't spend $300 on this one.

03/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
11. Josh S.
I was in town over the weekend for a wedding, and I was very impressed with this hotel. Although it is literally right next to Port Authority, it wasn't very noisy and there weren't a lot of those unsavory types which one might expect hanging around a bus station in a major city. The rooms were a little small, but about the normal size for NYC. There is no breakfast included with the rate, but there are a number of places nearby which serve decent food at a decent price. The room was very clean, with great bedding and a nice flat screen with HD. There was also a safe in the room. The staff were also all fabulous, from the front desk to the housekeepers. I would highly recommend this place for all you get for the price!

07/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
12. Kay K.
They were in the break in phase so our room rate was great (cheap by NYC standards). What was most important is that they have hired great attentive staff so while there are some issues that needed to be resolved everyone wants it to be a great oasis in NYC.

Location can't be beat right in the heart of Theater District. The beds were very comfortable and the double room had floor space!

They had a Europena style breakfast that was very pleasant and some day in the same place they will have a bar. We found the Gotham Bar a few doors toward 8th worked well for a stop after the Theater.

If this hotel isn't available there are a couple of other hotels on the street and the subway is right on 40th and 8th Avenue--couldn't work better!
Enjoy.

15/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. Louie S.
Really enjoyed the Hotel. Everything is new and clean, but the service level was outstanding. I was impressed with the General Manager being very hands on and working with the team in making sure that everyone is trained to give that 5 Star treatment.

I highly recommend staying here.

Great Location
Great size rooms
Great Beds

01/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
14. Shyla K.
My only complaint was the room was super small.  Almost like a cruise room with a bigger bed.  Staff awesome, personalized welcome letter and brownie was a hit!  Loved the view and the location was perfect.  Hated to pay for parking for our weekend stay but overall great trip!  Impressed and hope it stays at the top of the reviews because I will be back!

02/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
15. Keira M.
Such a hidden gem!  My friend and I chose Distrikt Hotel for our girls' getaway based on the fantastic reviews we'd been reading online and because it was located in close proximity to the subway system.  We were so impressed with every aspect of the hotel, from the amenities to the service to the comfort and cleanliness of our hotel room.

While a few travelers have commented on the "less than desirable" street that the hotel is located on, being that I live in a city already, I saw nothing shocking at all.  At no time did either of us (my friend and I are both young women) ever feel unsafe.  In fact, there are a few hotels located on this block of West 40th so there are always many people around.

My only critique might be the fact that the hotel room doors are rather loud when they close - it's more of a slam.  I always heard when the others staying on my floor were coming or going.  Installing a soft-close mechanism might be in the hotel's best interest.  

However, I can safely say that I'll probably be staying at Distrikt Hotel on all my subsequent trips to New York City.  The rates were incredibly competitive and offered great value for the money.  Though it's a 3.5 star hotel, I'd say it's nothing short of 4 stars!  The rooms were spacious (not just by NYC standards), the bed was heavenly, the shower was warm and the towels were plush.  

Make a point of checking out Distrikt Hotel on your next trip to New York City.

15/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. Lelly L.
Fantastic place to stay in NYC!  New, Hip and very Clean boutique hotel. On past trips, I've always stayed in Midtown, so it was nice to stay in a different part of the city just for a different experience.  

Location is safe and great as everything you may need is near-by: 42nd/Port Authority station, a Duane Reade for last min needs, Chase Bank, Dean & Deluca are just at the end of the block..  and of course all the yummy mom & pops Hell's Kitchen restaurants are near by.

As others have stated, the lobby offers 3 Macs to browse the internet (new ones.. widescreens, wireless keyboard and the  wireless Apple magic mouse), coffee in the morning and refreshing ice tea in the afternoon/evening (although, why no water too?).  The staff is accommodating and makes you feel very welcome.

The room size was decent for NYC standards and the bedding, pillows, towels, etc. didn't make you feel like you had to second guess it... It was very comfy and fresh. Free and easy-to-access Wi-Fi and flat screen TV. Favorite thing about the room was the shower!  Can I say.. how I love that shower head? The pressure was perfect: I felt like a car going through a car wash.  Very clean and sparkly.. no sign of grime, etc.

I'd surely stay here again w/o a doubt. I had a great deal $200+ per night.. Two years ago I paid $325+ for Hilton Midtown and their rooms were sooo dated. Distrikt's convenient location, trendy/boutique scene, their "new-school" concept + it's great price = 5 stars.

16/08/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Susan G.
My husband and I recently stayed here for 4 nights and were happy with our stay.

-Pros-
Free Wifi
Free refreshments in the lobby (tea in the summer)
Welcome brownies in the room with a nice handwritten letter
Staff is incredibly nice and helpful - they make you feel very welcome
Beds are incredibly comfy, we loved the pillows
The room was very clean and modern
The hotel is midtown and very close to Times Square
They leave you little cards each day that let you know what the weather

-Cons-
No microwave or fridge
No bathtub only shower -  I didn't think this would be important , but if your going to NYC on vacation then it is. You walk so much that at the end of the day a bath sure sounds nice.
If your looking for a hotel with a trendy bar, this is not the place

-Tips-
If you want a bucket of ice just ask the front desk and they'll have some brought to you

The staff really made the place more than anything. They just made you feel so comfortable and were always so helpful.

20/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
18. julian m.
Awesome place to stay if you're visiting NY close by town square and many other shopping venues.

All the staff are very friendly and helpful.
One detail that will not let me forget this place : THE APPLE CIDER is off this planet, every single day I had to have a cup :)

11/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
19. Julianna M.
One of the best hotels I've ever stayed at! The offered us a free upgrade upon request and we had a wonderful view from the 19th floor. The rooms are on the smaller side but most are in NYC. The staff was amazing, especially Alex! He gave us the most wonderful restaurant suggestions and they never disappointed! There's a kcup coffee machine in the rooms and the front desk was very accommodating when we asked for more. Danny the bartender at the hotel bar was really nice as well and the coconut lemon drop is delish! The hotel is so wonderfully located we were able to walk almost everywhere and took the subways to Brooklyn, soho and the financial district. I will definitely recommend this hotel and stay here again! They also have free WiFi in the rooms and they have 3 computers for you to use in the lobby. They also have complimentary beverages in the lobby for you to enjoy.

16/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. Andrea C.
back to NYC for work and selected this boutique hotel because the price and location were right (we were doing an info session at the new york times building, which is a stone's throw away).

i have to say, i could not have been happier with my experience. the staff is incredibly helpful and friendly- and the atmosphere is very hip. fun touch- they have a seasonal drink in the lobby for guests. when i was there, it was warm apple cider. i will admit, i did not spend much time in my room, but it was nice sized and very clean. the beds were super comfy and there was a yummy brownie waiting for me at the desk. so i got to check my email and indulge in a chocolate fix- win.

it's a great location- very close to time's square (but without all of the hooplah of time's square), near shopping and it's easy to get anywhere in manhattan from there. when i go back to nyc for work again, i hope to have another stay at this cozy hotel.

29/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
21. Stephanie S.
I give it 5 stars but this is partially based on the fact that I got a really amazing price because they just opened.

If you are a tourist (especially your first time to NYC) and can afford the rate, go for it. The hotel is in a great location for tourists - a couple of  blocks from Times Square, down the street from a subway stop/Port Authority and surrounded by Broadway theaters.

I read a review on Trip Advisor that mentioned it's in a sketchy neighborhood (porn shop and liquor store down the street) but we felt perfectly safe walking around, even at night.

The rooms are really nice and of course everything is brand new at this point. The service was great too - very helpful people at the front desk and everyone we ran into was friendly.

There are 3 Mac computers in the lobby and the whole hotel has FREE wireless internet, which was invaluable to help us plan our trip. The only thing missing was a printer, although they said if we emailed what we needed printed to them they could print it (kind of hard to do with boarding passes though).

The one thing I would NOT recommend is the bar - it's very overpriced and the bartender was clearly not trained. He's a nice guy but didn't know how to make pretty common cocktails. The breakfast also isn't great, only because there isn't a lot of variety (oatmeal, bagels, cereal, some kind of carb would be a nice addition) and is a tad overpriced as well.

26/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Chris F.
THE FASTEST & BEST SERVICE EVER!!! Clean Clean Clean and comfortable rooms with AC that beat back 90+ weather for a week in July. I cannot say enough about the staff, so friendly, so kind, so understanding toward a NYC rookie. Everything we asked for was handled with incredible speed. Our hairdryer wasn't working (I swear to you) 1 minute later maintenance was at our door, new hairdryer in hand. Ice and extra pillows from house keeping, a minute or less. Bellhops flagged our cabs, the front desk gave us maps and wrote on them so we didn't get lost. AND THE PRICE...2.5 Star price, 4 Star room, 5 Star+ service. Thank you Will, Chris, Dyana, Sahara, and Peter!!! you guys were extraordinary!!!

13/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
23. Greg G.
I had just gotten back in the states after about a 12 hour layover sleeping on a bench in an airport and 9 hour flight after that.  I just wanted to sleep and that I did. This place is a narrow yet tall hotel run by an incredibly friendly staff. It's in the touristy part of town but that was sort of the point of the trip ~ sadly that part had to be cancelled early. The room was pretty good too. TV which hung directly in front of the bed filling the viewing space from left to right ... pretty awesome. Large comfy bed which I almost immediately fell into and passed out for about 12 hours which I have never done. Felt great. I woke up and noticed that before I had checked in there were apparently complimentary home made brownies, coffee, and chocolate in my room. It was sweet! (no pun intended). Anyways that led to a great morning as I didn't have to rush to find breakfast before checking out. Free wifi in room, a little slow but hey it beats having to walk to a coffee shop with your laptop or something. I would come back.

12/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Jeannette B.
I sincerely can't think of a negative thing to say about Distrikt Hotel. Our weekend stay was absolutely fantastic. Other reviewers are right when they say that the staff is remarkably friendly and attentive.

Rooms are spacious, modern, and very clean -- NO bedbugs! Also, the price is most affordable. The only downside I can imagine is the location -- which may or may not bother some people. We found the location to be quite convenient and didn't experience any problems at all in terms of the "sketch" factor that others have noted.

All in all, highly recommended. I'd stay again in a heartbeat.

15/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
25. Jay K.
Distrikt is a new hotel in New York! I got a special deal on a room and wanted to give it a shot! I'm glad I did.

Each floor is themed after a NY district. The rooms are spacious, new, and clean. We were happy with it even though our view was of a back alley dump.

There is free wifi, a business center, coffee and apple cider.

For $110 a night I really feel like I got my money's worth.

One star off for location. It's unnerving not knowing if your going to get stabbed or not when you step out to the street. Maybe I'm just paranoid!

15/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
26. Nichole C.
This place certainly lives up to its high ratings! We got 20% off our stay from TripAdvisor, too, so it was a great deal!

I'll go down a list of major pros and cons before I delve into details.

Pros:
- Friendly, attentive staff
- Clean and BRAND NEW
- Spacious rooms
- Close to everything
- Nice decor
- Great views
- Not expensive
- Big, comfy bed
- Big flat screen TV
- Free WiFi
- Free apple cider and coffee

Cons:
- In a somewhat sketchy area
- Small building (which I guess you can expect at a boutique hotel)
- No free continental breakfast
- Restaurant kitchen is only open certain hours
- Sound of slamming doors in the hallway

At any rate, like I said, the staff is friendly and attentive. I mean everyone is, from the front desk to the bartenders! We arrived early and we had the choice of waiting to take a room that was higher up and had a better view or taking one that wasn't that great but was ready for us. We chose to wait and the staff gladly stored our luggage while we sat in the restaurant. The kitchen was closed, but they let us sit there with our laptops anyway and brought us some water and coffee. We only waited about an hour and a half before our room was ready.

They brought up our luggage quickly and we were also given some homemade brownies from a nearby bakery and a sweet welcome letter. The room was spacious and so clean. The only thing wrong was that the sink in our bathroom seemed to be clogged and was draining very slowly. We let one of the girls know at the front desk as we were on our way out, so they had someone go and fix it while we were gone.

The next morning, we were laying in bed watching TV and around 10:30ish, a cleaning lady randomly opened our door and then I suppose she realized we were still there, so she yelled to us asking if we were checking out that day. My boyfriend yelled back saying no, the next day. It was just a little strange.

Our last night there, after a night out seeing a musical and going to dinner, we wanted to have a few drinks. There was a crowd at the Sky Room at the Four Points, but we strolled right on in to the Collage bar at Distrikt. There were a few guests there with one bartender. I didn't catch his name, but he was a young, French guy who was very friendly and we all had a good time talking to one another. The bartender made some good drinks (fresh ingredients!) and it was a good way to end the night.

All in all, I definitely recommend this hotel to others. I would also definitely stay again.

06/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
27. MA C.
This was, by far, the smallest hotel room I have ever inhabited. With that said, our trip was fantastic and we are still talking about it almost a year later. It's rare to find free wifi in a hotel, but they had it. They also offered a small fridge (we're talking small), but big enough to keep the cream for our morning coffee...delicious coffee from our own personal Keurig. The free lobby beverages were a godsend after a day in the 90 degree humidity and not once did we come or go without being greeted by some member of the staff. We used the IMac and reception printer to print our boarding passes and, come on, can the location be any more convenient? If we were any closer to Penn Station we'd have been sleeping inside it. There's a very cheap fluff and fold around the corner and we used it twice. Try the stuffed french toast -- it's yummy and some of the room service staff are a hoot! Would definitely stay here again.

12/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
28. Robin S.
A++++

Stayed 7 nights and loved every minute of it
Perfect location for walking around NY and taking the subway
Friendly and helpful staff every minute of every day (we arrived at 4 am)
Free Internet access, coffee, ice tea and turn down service at night
Excellent pizza within a few steps ($2.75 for two slices and a soda, open 2 hours)
Rooms small but clean, comfy and new
Patrick and the entire staff were amazing and answered every random question
No ice machines however they will deliver a large bucket of ice within minutes when you ask
Took bus to/from JFK to the Port Authority which is right across the street ($54 for two round trip)
I already recommended this hotel to several friend.

Just Do It

28/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
29. Huberta B.
I can't say enough great things about this hotel. The staff is super friendly, the whole place smells great, the rooms are clean and comfortable, and they add a lot of little nice touches that really make you feel welcome.
We stayed here because we participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and the location couldn't have been better. Around the corner from Time Square and 6 blocks from where we check in for the parade.
I would definitely recommend Distrikt Hotel to anyone heading to NYC.

24/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
30. Bent C.
All the reviews are true, this hotel dropped right out of the sky...All I needed was the clapper and I would've been ALL set...

31/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
31. Allison J.
I found a great rate for Distrikt Hotel during a summer week when great rates were scarce. I couldn't be happier with my one-night stay. It's not as cheap as your Comfort Inn-type options, but I thought it was an excellent value. Turndown service, complimentary coffee and iced tea, friendly and accommodating staff, and very comfortable accommodations.

There was always someone to help me with the elevator, and if I had needed more guidance on sightseeing or getting around I have no doubt they would have helped there too. On my desk waiting my arrival was a personalized letter with my name printed (in ink!) on the envelope with instructions on accessing the wifi.

The decor is modern and sparse, rooms are exactly as small as every other hotel room in Manhattan. The hotel is a few blocks off Times Square, which wasn't ideal for me, but other parts of the city are easily accessible via nearby trains. And when I stepped outside of my door the next morning a New York Times was waiting for me.

Distrikt Hotel does a wonderful job filling a niche between luxury and basic. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

24/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
32. Luong H.
Gotta say this was a surprise to me. I usually stay at the more well known hotels in Manhattan but I accidentally came across this on Yelp and decided to give it a shot.  I wasn't sure what to expect but I had a great stay.  I'll start with the cons.

Cons: Smaller rooms, the hotel/bars aren't as spacious as other places. Tucked away on 40th street, can be easily missed.  Not the greatest areas in Manhattan but not the worst.

Pros: Clean rooms, very accommodating.  Extremely friendly staff that will go out of their way to make you happy. I kinda liked the boutique style hotel. Not was expensive as other places, this place has many deals.  

Summary: When I come to Manhattan, I like to go out. I'm not so focused on the place i'm staying.  All I need is a clean room, quiet area for sleeping, and friendly staff.  For the price as well, I'll try this place again.

09/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
33. Socrates R.
I stood at the Distrikt Hotel while in town for a Hair Show early this year and it was an overall great experience. The staff was reliable and on top of things. They were also friendly and helpful.
I really enjoyed the spacious rooms, which for New York standards, they were very roomy. The rooms are new and they even leave goodies next to your bed.
The hotel is close to the Convention Center which makes it really convenient! I strongly recommend this hotel.

15/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
34. Nikolai T.
Rain, rain go away. Then appeared a huge black umbrella and a big black car. Excellent service!!!

09/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
35. Nicole W.
This was my second stay at the Distrikt Hotel in New York City. When I come to the city I'm usually working at the Javits Convention Center, but it's a must I enjoy the city as well. Distrikt is the PERFECT location for walking distance to Javits, Times Square, Restaurant Row, Hells Kitchen, Broadway Shows, and if you choose to cab it or jump on the subway it's very convenient to do.

As far as the hotel itself the rooms are the perfect size, yes even for New York City, extremely clean, and the staff is extremely helpful and friendly.

Also, the restaurant & bar area is one of the best features of the hotel. Their bar staff is extremely knowledgeable and make you feel like you're not far away from home. If you decided to stop by be sure to ask for Danny, and you'll find out what a world class bartender and hospitality professional is all about.

This hotel is now like my home away from home~

Also, I like the their security feature and that you need a key for the elevator to work on any floor.

06/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
36. A B.
I love this place! It is a small hotel that packs a huge amount of class. The rooms are very clean and reasonably priced. The friendly hotel staff even upgraded our room when we got there for no extra charge and without us even asking!! We were on the 36th floor with empire state building views.  Every time we walked through the doors, elevator or front, we were asked if they could accommodate us be it a cab or hot cider. We are New Yorkers so we were ok with the "city" surrounding (Penn station and sex shop) but to someone from out of the area I could see it being intimidating. The staff will give you a map or hale a cab for you if you do not know your way around. My husband and I will most certainly be back!

20/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. Kristin P.
Stayed at this wonderful hotel on November 3rd for one night and was very impressed. The staff was friendly and helpful right from the start. I had requested "something special" for my boyfriend's birthday and found a chocolate cupcake and a hand-written card when we arrived in our room. The room itself was clean and comfortable, with a classy, modern ambiance. We went out in the evening for a few hours and returned to a freshly turned-down bed. It was so nice.

On the day we left, the staff offered to store our suitcases for the day before we even had to ask. When we returned later that afternoon, we happily partook of the complimentary hot apple cider before heading out again with our bags.

A perfect place to spend my first night in New York City. I wish we could have stayed a week in this hotel! Thank you Distrikt!

10/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
38. Randy H.
I thoroughly enjoyed my three night stay at the Distrikt Hotel. I had high expectations after I read the many great reviews on Trip Advisor and I was not disappointed. The hotel was a little further away from the heart of Times Square than I thought but that was my mistake I should have looked at the map a little better. That being said it was easily within walking distance of where I wanted to go and the 42nd street subway stop. It was right across from the port authority which might make some people uncomfortable but I never felt unsafe during my stay. There a four major hotels right next to each other so there is always a steady stream of pedestrians walking on the street.

My room was very nice. I paid extra to stay higher (20th floor) which I was glad I did. It is not a huge hotel so each floor only contained a handful of rooms so there was very little hallway noise. The bed was comfortable, the heat worked well, the room was clean and the LCD tv had several channels to choose from. There was an in room safe which is almost essential in the city. I found the wireless internet to be strong and reliable.

The service of the staff was great. The front desk workers were very friendly as were the bell men. On checking in one of them insisted on bringing my bag to my room and showing me the trick of the key card in the elevator. The bartender in the lounge was a friendly fellow and we had a great conversation about all things sports. The housekeeping staff was great keeping my room very clean, turning my bed down at night and leaving mints on my pillow. You don't find that many places anymore.

The only complaint and I can't really complain all that much is that I arrived early (9:00 AM) and my room wasn't ready, this was to be expected as check in isn't until 3:00. When I asked when the room would be ready the front desk person said that it should be ready by noon since the previous guest had already vacated the room. I checked my bags and headed out for some sightseeing. When I returned at 1:00 it still wasn't ready. I sat in the lobby for almost an hour before it was ready. In all fairness it was ready an hour before check-in. However I would have preferred he just tell me from the start that it wouldn't be ready until 3:00 and I would have spent more time walking around. Very small complaint that was totally made up for with the rest of my stay.

Will definitely stay here again when back in New York.

12/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
39. Dzifaa L.
Great hotel! Excellent customer service and very clean rooms.
We arrived very very late because of delayed flight and they accomodated us quite well.
Stayed for 2 nights and this place exceeded my expectations. Definitely can tell that they handpick the staff there as they were extremely polite. Hot apple cider definitely a plus as that weekend was quite frigid.  Would definitely recommend staying there. Outstanding location in Manhattan

03/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
40. Angel S.
My company uses American Express's Concur Travel system to book hotels, so although they claim we get discounts, I think we may pay like $10 less than what you find on other booking sites... so when I saw Distrikt for only $260 on a Friday night, I immediately came to Yelp to see what others where saying about this place.  There were (8) almost perfect ratings, so I decided to test my luck and book!

The lobby hotel decor is super modern and the staff was as friendly and helpful as what you'd expect at a luxury hotel. The rooms are large, big beds are comfy and it was IMMACULATELY clean.  The manager writes you a personal note and leaves it on the desk in the room along with a brownie to welcome you to the hotel.  

My only concern is the riff raff that hangs outside this area late at night, but be smart and don't walk alone!  It wouldn't be any different than if we were at the Westin around the corner, now would it? :)

Overall I loved this little hip boutique hotel and would definitely stay again!

27/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
41. Sovania H.
This place is conveniently located right across the street from the Port Authority bus terminal. So when we got off the bus, walked about a block there we were being greeted with a smile by the friendly door man in the lobby. Check in time wasn't until 3pm so we were about 2 hrs early. The front desk suggested that we checked in our bags and explore the city for a little bit. After exploring the city for a bit we were able to check in to our rooms.

The rooms were very clean and had some chocolate mints on our pillows, which were a very nice touch since there aren't too many places that still do that.

This place is only a few blocks away from Times Square and other tourist attractions, so you wont have a hard time figuring out what to do or what to eat since you're so close to the action.

Overall I had a great experience staying at the Distrikt Hotel, from the friendly staff that greets you every time you walk through the doors, to the door man flagging down a cab for you and wishing you a fun filled day. This place is where you want to stay if you want to feel welcomed and taken care of.

The only reason this place didn't get a 5 star rating is because the bathrooms don't  have any ventilation. This wasn't a major issue, but I just had to find something wrong with this place.

But I must say the hotel staff from the front desk, the cleaners, to the door man all get 5 stars for their hospitality and being so friendly. You can just tell that they were all genuinely happy to have us stay at their hotel!

04/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
42. Saori E.
I really enjoyed my stay at the Distrikt Hotel, and I'd recommend this place to anybody.

This place is conveniently located near 42nd/Port Authority subway stop, within minutes of Times Square and, most importantly, close to the culinary gems of Hell's Kitchen (like Amy's Bread and Kyotofu, among many many others).

I really appreciated that the staff was genuinely friendly and personable.
Coffee and iced tea in the lobby was great too :)

Daily NYT and chocolates with turn-down service, and, as someone else mentioned below, a great blow-dryer! Not one of those hanging on the wall, weaksauce dryers, so I didn't regret leaving mine at home. I also liked their bathroom products line (except for the conditioner-- maybe bring your own).

From my room on the 29th floor, I could see the Hudson River/Jersey and a glimpse of the Empire State Building.

15/08/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
43. Vivian R.
The staff are extremely friendly and the rooms are spacious for NY standards. I love staying here

01/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
44. Joe I.
Very nice hotel in a decent location. I walked or took the subway to everything I did there for three days, which was nice. Desk staff are efficient and friendly and I got a great rate from an on-line hotels site.  The room was not large, but bigger than other rooms I have had in NYC, and it was clean and bed-bug free.  Free wi-fi is nice.  The themed floors are neat.  You get a paper in the morning.  I liked staying there, and if the price were right would do so again.

11/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
45. K A.
Small. But what do you expect in NYC.  Very friendly staff.  Free cake on your bday!!! Great concierge service!  Very clean!!!!! Location did not bug me.  Sky club was free cover due to stay.  Would def stay again.  It's about the little things.

12/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
46. Jason J.
This place is awesome. Definitely going to stay here every time I visit New York just because the prices are fair, the rooms are clean, and it's close to Times Square. The staff here is extremely helpful and let me tell you why....

So being from California, my buddies and I are always still in party mode at 4 am EST since we are jet lagged the entire trip. This place was more than willing to put up with us while we are belligerently drunk and looking for some...well I guess there's no good way to put it, strippers. I know I know it's ridiculous but what can I say, we love to party. At about 4 AM the people working downstairs were more than willing to do their best to help us out, but alas our search came to an end learning that there were none to be found at that hour.  Oh well at least they tried and I was more than grateful for that.

Until next time Distrikt Hotel.

10/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
47. Heidi S.
I only stayed here one night for a 24 hour work trip.  This hotel was totally fine.  It was very humid when I was there, my room was a comfortable temperature, the hallways and lobby were very very warm.  There is a "bar" but it was completely empty and when we walked in and no one greeted us, we walked out and went somewhere else.  This place would be great to stay as a tourist (dependent on what you're looking for) because it is so close to Times Square and the theater district. The street the hotel is on has some riff raff, but I felt safe.  My room was clean and a decent size for NYC.

29/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
48. Debra B.
Spent 5 days here late May - early June 2013 and couldn't have been more pleased. We and the couple we traveled with who also stayed here were impressed.   Good value without being "cheap."  All service was fine - prompt & friendly. Rooms are spotless, fresh-feeling and wonderfully quiet.  And this is NYC so keep in mind the room isn't going to be a wide-open prairie like some in Denver or Timbucktoo.  But very comfortable for two adults.  My single complaint - their stupid "honor" bar that doesn't allow you to chill your own beverages and strips you of any possible "honor" by being a tiny, evil, god-damned vending machine of all things. (And curses to its inventor may he vend up in hell!)

03/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
49. Joyce W.
Let me say this hotel is AMAZING!! The staff are wonderful and helpful. We only had one little hiccup our door had technical issues, but they were on it and within 15 mins we were in our room. Best thing to do if you ad staying here is like their page on facebook. We got a free upgrade

They knew it was our honeymoon so our first night while we were out exploring Brooklyn we were pleased to find a little treat and a sweet note!!

Other benefits of staying here, there is a subway system that will take you everywhere and it is literally, down the street.  You can get to any tourist attraction you want. We even walked home after we saw Wicked!  

The decor is very modern and simple. It was our cool refuge after a hot day in the subways. They give you maps that help navigate the subway system, and there is free iced tea in the lobby.

The room we stayed  in was perfect! We found a trip advisor rate for 183 a night. So inside we were on the 10th floor. We had a Keriug coffee and tea machine for FREE!! Plus, free wifi access. Everyday they leave you chocolates and the weather forecast for the following day.  Also, to makes things better you get the NY Times for free:) They have one bar/cafe called  Collage, only open a few hours but great place for a quick drink and appetizer before heading out. The burger was amazing!! I have nothing but good things to say about this hotel.

Since they are not one of those huge meeting hall hotels they get to focus on costumer service, and it really shows. I would stay here again no questions asked.

20/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
50. Davide M.
Not the greatest place for the money, in my opinion and there were a couple of annoyances that will make me think twice booking again.  Upon check-in, I wondered if a room upgrade was available, which the guy behind the counter explained he wouldn't be able to do.  No problem, not a big deal, but an effort to look would have been appreciated.

This evening, not one but three of the house keeping crew walked into our room for turn down service! Again, not a huge deal, but definitely annoying, considering the dead bolt lock on our door isn't working!

And finally, filed under annoying once again, the wifi here requires you to reconnect what feels like every ten minutes! I walk away from my laptop for 2 minutes to change, use the rest room, etc, and a new sign in is required! Again, not a big deal, but annoying none the less when you're here on business!

All the little annoyances add put to the 3stars... The room is small, but clean.  And with only 2 elevators to service guests and staff, it's slow going...

20/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
51. Caroline A.
For the price, the Distrikt is a great place to rest your head when in NYC, especially if you're conferencing at the Javits Center.

The staff is super friendly, rooms are clean and modern, and it is an overall comfortable environment. Great chocolate turndown service and a very lovely welcome snack of an organic brownie! YUM. Free wifi.

My only complaint is that they don't have a gym. They do give out passes to a gym two blocks away, but I opted to just exercise around the hotel.

The Distrikt is a yes if you're looking for a small and comfortable place in the city.

11/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
52. Stephanie S.
the most notable thing about my stay was the staff. they were so overly warm and accommodating. not in a stiff or formal way but just... nice.

my room was nice although i was definitely hoping it would have a view, which it didn't (just towards the building directly next to it). it was really clean, stylish and modern, and the bed was one of those hotel beds where you just sink into it and immediately can't move because you're so comfortable. i thought it was slightly pricey for what i got.

the location was pretty prime for my activities (the highline, central park, and time square were all walking distance, or a short cab ride).

overall, it was a cool, trendy hotel that kept me cozy for me 24 hour stay.

23/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
53. Lan N.
Incredible!  As much as we travel, we know it's difficult to find a place like this where everything just falls into place.  Location?  Check- near Port Authority, which basically means if you take mass transportation from the airports, you're basically being taken to your hotel...also easy access to Theatre District, Time Square, Hell's Kitchen, Javits Center, the list goes on.  Service?  Check- Seldom do we find better.  I have no idea where they find their lobby staff, but they should never let them go.  Strong Wifi- Good enough to stream videos.  Amenities- They provide you with a good hair dryer and a number of toiletries.  I didn't need to bring anything from home.  I need to mention cons....Well, it was a bit repetitive to need to log back onto the wifi every 4 hrs...but I think that's really not bad.  I know some ppl say that the rooms are a bit small, but I've been to much worse.  I've had a room where there was just enough space around two sides of the bed and you could do all your business in the bathroom literally when you turned around.  This is far from that.  I hope to be able to stay here every time I'm in NYC.

24/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
54. barbara s.
Staff doesn't seem to know what they're doing and the consumer ends up paying the price.  I had booked this hotel well in advance for a road trip this Fall, largely because they had parking arrangements available. The morning I was supposed to arrive, I called the hotel to verify the address of the parking garage.  I was told that the contract with the parking garage had not been renewed.  When I asked, "Where do your guests park?" I was told, "On the street."  There was no manager available at the time and I was told one would be available at 9:00am.  I booked another hotel as the terms and conditions under which I'd made the reservations had been changed.  At 9:00 there was still no manager available, but the day staff told me a parking contract had been arranged with another garage.  Well,  I'd already soured on the whole thing and booked elsewhere.  However, no manager ever returned my call, although I was told that one would, and the hotel refused to make any accommodations in terms of the charges for a room I never stayed at due to their staff having given me inaccurate information.  Their mistake; my cost.  Just points to a lack of informed staff, a lack of engaged management, and a lackadaisical customer service attitude overall.

30/12/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
55. Ed U.
This is one smart and hip addition to the Manhattan hotel scene, and it amazes me how Jamie W. and I landed upon it quite by accident. We actually made reservations to stay at the similarly hip 6 Columbus Hotel near Columbus Circle, but we threw the dice and canceled it hoping that tourism ennui would bring the rates down. It didn't, and we lost the reservation. In a panic, Jamie found this newly open hotel on 40th near the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Say, isn't that where the hookers hang out in packs?

As it turned out, there was a room with two queen-size beds available at their grand opening rate of $180 per night. We'll take it. When we arrived, I was immediately struck by how chic and contemporary Distrikt is considering it was a parking garage just six months earlier. The staff is really on the ball from the front desk to the bellmen. Granted it's a compact space in the lobby, but the rooms were of reasonable size compared to, say, the equally hip albeit closet-size accommodations at the Mela on 44th. Besides, there are only five rooms on each floor, so there is far less ambient noise than in other fashionably trendy hotels.

The location turned out to be ideal as it is far enough away from Times Square to feel somewhat off the beaten path and yet close enough to all the good eats in Hell's Kitchen in the other direction. The room we had now goes for over $300 per night, but frankly, I'd go back without hesitation. There's free Wi-Fi. You get a copy of the New York Times waiting for you at the door. There's a docking station for your iPod. It's like the W only the staff smiles at you and doesn't insult you behind your back (I think). Sure, the New York State Division of Parole is on the same block, so is an adult video store. But this is New York City. Don't let them treat you like riff-raff.

06/06/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
56. Slappy W.
This place is awesome. They have the friendliest staff I have ever encountered. Clean and well decorated rooms. Free coffee, tea, apple cider, umbrellas, wifi, printer,  and New York Times. Great location next to Times Square and restaurant row. Easy subway access too. I prepaid online before my trip and they only required $50 for the incidentals upon check-in. No credit card needed (I used debit). That was a big relief because other hotels will hold up to 30% of your total reservation.

Don't pay for the big chain hotel NAME, pay for the QUALITY. This place is worth your money.

18/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
57. Andrea B.
I was ready to give this hotel 5 stars until I had a bad experience the last night there which dropped them down to 4 stars.

The Good: Super cute, clean, and modern hotel located close to Times Square and a subway station. The rooms are small, but that is to be expected in NY. There is not much room on either side of the bed (not sure if all the rooms were like that.) There are plenty of places to eat in walking distance. It is just as easy to head uptown as it is to the Village from here. The staff was friendly and helpful. There is a cute little bar/restaurant in the hotel with decent food.

The Bad: I was awoken early on Sunday morning around 8:30am to a loud and constant banging. When I called down to the front desk I was informed that they were installing new carpet on the floor above me. While I understand this needs to take place - does it have to happen on a Sunday and so early in the morning? This was extremely poor planning on their part. The front desk staff told me other customers had been calling as well complaining about the noise. I would think this might be a sign to hold off until a little later in the day but that did not happen. Then when I mentioned this again at check-out there was no effort to rectify the situation by taking some money off the bill or providing some food/drink at the restaurant. I see this as poor management and staff training.

Overall, this is a good choice of hotel for the price point and I hope that what I experienced was a one-off situation.

04/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
58. Kathy D.
My first long weekend stay in NYC, and I can say I am EXTREMELY happy that we chose Distrikt Hotel.  The hotel is only a year old and everything is still new!  Staff members are more than friendly and very hospitable.  We got a special deal through travelzoo, which was around $125/night.  

Distrikt Hotel may not be on a main, crowded street, but it isn't far off either!  It is literally steps away from the subway and the streets of NYC.  Few blocks from Times Square, what more can you ask for?  Distrikt Hotel is actually right next to the Fairfield and Four Points by Sheraton Hotels.  It is also conveniently located next to the Sky Room, that all the tourists brochures talk about!  It is pretty safe and plenty of cabs come through 40th avenue in case you get scared. media3.px.yelpcdn.com/bp…

Our room was a king size room.   media3.px.yelpcdn.com/bp… Very cute and clean.  Free wifi is available.  I loved the personalized touch they did every day when they clean your room.  The small card letting you know of the next day weather and temperatures, and the small goodies.  You also get personalized letters/brownies on the bed as you walk into your room for the first time.  NY Times is also delivered to your door every morning, which is perfect for the subway ride.  

Security is pretty strict, which is a good thing.  Only guests are allowed to go up to their rooms with magnetic security key cards.  If you have friends coming, you need to go get them yourselves.

I especially enjoyed the free refreshments in the front of the hotel in this cold weather.  Nothing beats like coming home to a nice cup of warm apple cider and nothing beats like going out to explore with a nice cup of warm coffee!!

I highly recommend Distrikt Hotel to anyone that loves boutique hotels.  There decor is adorable and modern.  Plenty of staff and help provided at the instant of your request!

21/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
59. Michael L.
I'm conflicted when it comes to my review for Distrikt Hotel.  Part of me says this hotel was perfectly fine, clean, friendly staff.  But the other part of me says the rooms were small, it's across from Port Authority and every 24hr Adult DVD store.

Hell's Kitchen has it's pluses, good spots to eat and not far from any of the Metro lines but I find for close to the same amount of money (which is expensive no matter where you stay) staying on the other side of 7th ave or on the Avenue of Americas side, let's say for example 44th and 5th is a nicer side with good hotels near Times Square.

When it comes to Distrikt Hotel overall I have nothing but good things to say.  The staff was very friendly and helpful if I had any questions.  Free coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon.  Checking in and out was smooth.  Rooms are clean.  One really nice feature that you won't find at too many other hotels is that they offer free 24hr use of brand new iMac computers in the lobby (big props for that).  However as I mentioned before that the rooms are small including the bar on the ground floor.  

So I remain conflicted.  Would I recommend Distrikt Hotel?  Absolutely.  It's an option while in Manhattan but I would explore my options next time on finding a hotel on the other end of Times Square as well.

22/05/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
60. AJ G.
Clean and comfortable rooms. Kind guest staff. Great location in the city to navigate around by foot.

11/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
61. katie j.
Great boutique hotel with a very convenient location (near Port Authority and Penn Station).  I'm used to Manhattan's tight spaces so the room was actually bigger than I expected.  

Highlights included:
- Comfortable king bed
- Immaculate and modern furnishings (staff told us the hotel was remodeled 3 years ago)... a huge plus as I hate dirty, dated hotels
- Free wi fi (a huge plus for a NYC hotel)
- Free morning coffee via an in-room keurig or the mini station in the lobby
- Free afternoon peach tea / cucumber water
- Free Mac usages and printing in the lobby
- Free New York Times delivered to your door
- Free daily chocolates with a little card indicating the next day's weather

Notice the frequent usage of the word "free"... not something you get a lot of in Manhattan!  Ok, these items aren't technically all "free" in that they're embedded in the rate, but it's still a lot more than you'd get in your typical hotel in the area.

Definitely recommend this little gem.  It's not on the most glamorous street but it's in the heart of the city and steps away from hub subway stations... can't get much better.

23/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
62. Scott L.
In a town full of expense over quality, Distrikt Hotel manages to nail economy and luxury in a convenient location with rooms where you can completely relax and get away from the city.  Our room was noise proof, our bed was plush and our shower had hot water with great pressure.    Staff gracefully did things like: bring us a card to our room with tomorrows weather forecast and chocolate, noticed to throw away my coffee cup in my full hands without me even asking, recommended cheaper options for dry cleaning and pretty much graced us with help and comfort like an out of town friend.

Rooms have an easy lock box and a ipod docking station alarm clock.   The cafe is open only for breakfast and dinner, and the only bad thing, was that we had 2 roach sightings in our otherwise seemingly spotless room.  

Close to blue line subway and Times Square puts you right in the action!

26/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
63. Alyssa F.
Inside hotel is somewhat clean. It is on a very dirty street with liquor stores, adult video shops and dirty garbage piled high. Too much construction around the hotel so you get woken up very early.  Staff is very kind, but won't accommodate.  It seems all about quantity of people not quality.  1 out of 4 personnel can provide direction.  All places with in a couple block radius have B grades in the window.  I would recommend staying a couple blocks down on 7av or broadway av. if you want to be in that area. Description was very deceptive.

08/07/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
64. Joy M.
Small boutique hotel located in Hell's Kitchen. Walking distance of Times Square and subway stations. Wi-Fi access is free and they have a few computers in the lobby for guests to use. They also have a hotel restaurant.

Upon arrival in our room there was a welcome letter along with a brownie treat. The room was minimal in size with bed,desk,and tv. The bathroom was decent size with Lather bath products and shower only. Complimentary New York Times is delivered at your door (available M-F only).
The hotel knew that we were celebrating my husband's birthday so on our first night there was a birthday card and two mango cakes in our room. There is also nightly turn-down service where they provide a card for the next day's forecast and mini chocolate squares on your bed.
There is daily complimentary coffee in the morning and teas in the afternoon available in the lobby.
Staff is friendly and service accommodating. Overall we had a great experience at Distrikt Hotel.

16/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
65. Lars G.
Found last minute on Trip Advisor-what a great find.  I'm hesitant to write about it because I feel like this is one of those hotels that will get found out and will always be full. An amazing value: roomy, totally clean and modern without any "hip" foolishness.  Rooms were very clean and seemed new and upscale, plus in room coffee/tea. Beautifully done bathroom with roll-in shower.  Great location near transportation and all the restaurants of Hell's Kitchen. The staff were all very professional and friendly.  Check in took a long time, (they should have more staff during busy times) but they offered bag storage.   Breakfast was good and well priced.

Definitely will be my first choice next time I'm in NY- if I can great a room!

26/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
66. H. Deborah S.
Really 3.5. This is a good spot as a jumping off point to all that is NYC. Port Authority location was originally off putting, but you have 8th Ave subway stop right there...I didn't use the subway once. Found cabs easily even in the height of rush hour traffic. Room was small but clean. Bathroom the same. Closet is microscopic. The staff was great, especially Justin and Hugo. Others on staff, especially bell boys were pressuring to use the hotel's car service. I got pretty peeved that the bellman was trying to hustle me into a car service for my trip to LGA for  my departure. Tourist be warned not to get hustled by hotel staff.

01/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
67. Azarang E.
Distrikt is a great,  small hotel close to Port Authority- like a block away. Grand central is also very close. The staff was great and very helpful. Water, coffee and tea available in lobby as well as two Mac Pcs with printers. Free breakfast buffet- be sure to ask. Also refreshments at 5p nightly. Rooms small but modern and very clean. We got turn down service without asking. Hugo one of the bellhop/ lobby helpers was amazing. He hailed cabs for me and my daughter and was great with info and very kind. Seriously ask for him. He got us to our show on time on a busy evening. The only downside to this hotel is it is at the edge of Times Square and pretty far from the Theatre district. We spent a lot of time in cabs going several blocks to Times Square and places like Central Park (25 min walk). But if you want to stay in Hell's Kitchen with its unique restaurants and shops it is fine.

16/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
68. Nickole D.
Very elegant public rooms that harken back to an earlier era. I found all the staff to be very helpful. Rooms run the range from very nice/large to super small. The club level  are very nicely appointed & give you access to the Club . I had a junior suite which was very nice. A smaller parlor area with a loveseat & easy chair . A very large bedroom with quite comfortable king bed. Okay bathroom. Older hotels & the windows did not do a good job in keeping outside noise outside

11/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
69. Anna C.
I have stayed in my fair share of NYC hotels, and this one is hands down my favourite. I found myself at the Distrikt on last minute rates after hurriedly checking out of my original hotel planned for this trip just one night in. The staff could not have been more accommodating. They were friendly, welcoming and kind enough to offer me a free upgrade.

The room was in on the 18th floor, with glimpses of both the Hudson River and Times Square. The bed was perfect, the room large by NYC standards and the bathroom a divine sight for this tired traveller. Despite the excellent location, the hotel is quiet. There's a subway stop on the corner, and the port authority bus depot right next door if you fancy a trip to the shopping outlets.

29/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
70. Skyler T.
This review is long overdue, but the good memories of this place remain in my mind.  My friends and I went in September 2013.  It was a girls' weekend... 4 of us in one room.  The room was actually a decent size (for New York) and worked out fine for us.  It was also very stylish and the bathroom was nice.  We had a partial view of the Hudson River... pretty much just big buildings, but it was very New York-y so we were fine with that (we're all from other states).  There were gift bags waiting for us in the room, with shampoo and magazines (this may have been because it was close to Fashion Week?).  A nice touch although we couldn't take the full-sized shampoo and conditioner home on the plane.  There were also welcome letters and brownies.  

The location was central... just a couple blocks from Times Square, and walking distance to all the shows we had tickets for.  But really, what set this place apart was the amazing staff.  Upon checking in, Justin helped us with restaurant recommendations for dinner.  It was my friend's birthday, so Jason brought up a special dessert for her.  One rainy night, we got back late after a show and were hungry, so Peter recommended some delivery places and offered to bring the food to us when it was delivered.  Then Peter talked Elan into keeping the bar open late for us so we could have some drinks.  Really amazing service!  Junior, Hugo, and Andreas were also especially nice.  We even took a picture of the guys who were working just before we left, so we could remember them.  Thanks for making our celebration weekend extra special!

20/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
71. Maya K.
I loved our week stay at the Distrikt Hotel.  The front desk staff always greeted us with a smile and hot chocolate most days.  We meet Hugo our first day and he is a jewel!  They were helpful with directions and suggesting things to do in the city.  I would absolutely stay here again and we actually tried to extend our stay, but they were all booked. I would recommend this hotel to anyone going to NYC, we were in the middle of everything! Yes, there is a parole office down the street and an adult bookstore, but we never felt unsafe actually the opposite. There were tons of police officers around at all times.

The rooms are small but our friend who meet us there, who is a native, stated it was bigger then most hotel rooms in the city.  We looked forward to our next trip and staying at the Distrikt Hotel,

09/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
72. Connie T.
I had a terrible experience. Unsafe area, I would not feel safe walking in this area after dark or even during the day. The staff was cold and aloof. Smiling outwardly but horrible on the inside. This includes their manager. I had such a terrible experience I paid for a room I didn't stay in and got a different hotel. Do yourself a favor and steer clear of this awful excuse for a "boutique hotel". ZERO stars

04/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
73. Matt C.
Positive:
Service good, very kind and attentive throughout the whole stay, Room size good for NYC, Nice décor in rooms plus all the little additions like chocolates on pillows, etc. Beds comfortable
Negatives:
Valet costs $55 and parking other than that is a ways away. The lounge was lacking-Food cold and not good at all(chili and corn fritters-really)=?) Beer selection weak and it was dead all night long for days. The location was probably the worst part-Few blocks off the beaten path but you have to walk by the department of corrections every morning with the parolees along the sidewalk. 2 construction sites, 3 peep shows, etc. Not the best for the family.Plus the port authority is across the street. For the price it was a good deal but would find another spot on next visit to city.

25/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
74. Chris J.
My flight was cancelled due to weather and I ended up booking this hotel at the last minute.  Not only did I get the room for a song, but the friendly check in clerk gave me a free upgrade and bar credit.  While I was checking in I helped myself to some hot chocolate - real hot chocolate made from milk - always available in the lobby.  The room was very large, clean, and had an enormous California king bed.  I received maximum value for my American dollar here.  As I said previously, the check in clerk was friendly, the bar tender was also really friendly.  Night clerks were a bit bitchy, but keep in mind that as an enormous middle aged guy who was fairly drunk from a night out, I was obviously distracting them from reading something much more important on the interwebs when I dared to ask for a wake up call.  Morning front desk clerk was nice but useless.  I asked him to call me a cab for the airport and he told me to walk to a taxi stand on 8th Avenue.  Gee.  Please note that this hotel is located directly across from the Port Authority so getting around anywhere from this location is not an issue.  Regardless of some of the staff, if I ever need to stay in Midtown again, I would book a room here without hesitation.

08/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
75. Reynaldo W.
We wanted to visit New York to see the holiday lights. We decided to stay at the  Distrikt Hotel one her parents often visited. It was convient, cheerful and very friendly.

12/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
76. Crystal P.
District Hotel is a very fine and exquisite hotel close to all of what the Miracle Mile has to offer. Although pricy, it was well worth it for the experience of fine dinning, excellent shopping, and proximity to many places of interest.

07/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
77. Leslie A.
Be forewarned that MOST of the hotel rooms look into other hotel rooms due to the configuration of the building. However, rooms themselves are nice and staff could not be more courteous. One other warning: They regularly power wash the garage and something dripped onto the hood of our car that seems to be eating away the paint. Stay away from power wash areas displayed in garage

17/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
78. Timothy W.
Distrikt Hotel is a beautiful, old, very classy hotel. It's conveniently located on Michigan Ave., close to the beach and Hancock Tower, but several blocks from the train. Nice rooms, comfortable beds and very clean.

12/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
79. Debra T.
The Hotel is beautiful and the rooms are modern. The staff at front desk and concierge were very helpful and friendly. The hotel is perfectly located.

18/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
80. Glen B.
There's no question that this hotel is a little pricey, but it's worth it! The rooms are good-sized, the view of Lake Michigan is unbelievable and the location is perfect. The downstairs bar is a good place to sit and have a cocktail.

13/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
81. Sarah L.
A little cozy place, good location, front desk ppl are very friendly. Comfy bed, decent size of bathroom which is always a +.
The bar fridge is a small problem, cannot fit anything in, cooler is too small and noisy.
Lifts are small, only two, you can wait for quite a while and find it's full.
So far so good.

03/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
82. Eric W.
Lovely, history, saw movie stars movie being filmed. location is great and convenient. people ere friendly and nice.

19/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
83. Dorotha C.
Hotel beautiful and full of history. No fault, but only use it to sleep and little else. Right price to the area. Worse, people from around the New York, something outside the hotel but a little spoiled the image. Well connected.

16/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
84. Jeremy K.
I wanted to stay close to Union Station since I was arriving by Amtrak late at night and leaving mid afternoon via NY there's a Flyaway bus from Union Station direct to NY  was a great location.This room was very nice.I will would staz here.

10/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
85. Shayna N.
Really spacious rooms for NYC. Clean and very reasonably priced for NYC.  super friendly staff.  Great central nyc location

01/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
86. Alessandra T.
Small rooms. Perfect location! But hotel was going under construction so sleeping in was not possible. Who wants to wake up at 8am on vacation???

28/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
87. Kim C.
Awesome hotel for the price. Rooms are huge for NYC standards. I was seriously surprised at how spacious, clean, and modern the rooms were for the price I paid. Staff was helpful and courteous throughout our stay and they even put mini brownies on our pillows! If I ever find myself needing to stay around Times Square again, I'll definitely stay at the Distrikt.

22/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
88. jennifer k.
We stayed here recently for two nights, and it was perfect, exactly what we wanted. The staff couldn't have been nicer, the room was clean and well-designed (the bed was insanely comfortable), and the view was incredible. The breakfast (I had the English version with baked beans) was delicious, too. The icing on the cake? It was pouring rain when we left, and the concierge graciously gave us an umbrella for our journey. You couldn't ask for a better place to lay your head when visiting the city. I highly, highly recommend it.

20/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
89. Andrew L.
Had read several mixed reviews of this Hotel including one advising everyone to beware of bed bugs! Was pleased to say that we had no such problems in either of our two rooms. The service in the Hotel was a throw back to the old days of when customers were valued and care and attention paid to them.

27/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
90. Emselan G.
What a great stay. I had a king room with plenty of comfort. I know where to check for cleanliness issues, pest control problems, and the often overlooked areas. This hotel passed my personal self proclaimed hospitality pro inspection with flying colors. The linens were fresh, clean, and wrinkle free, the mattress was of great quality and in like new condition, there were no remnants from past guests in the coving behind the bed, under the chair, beneath the vanity or behind the toilet. The tables, desk top of headboard were dust free and had obviously been washed before my arrival. There was no residue on the faceplates of the plug fixtures; light switches door handles or hardware. The shower doors, all the mirrors in the room and bathroom and all the plumbing fixtures were free of water spotting and cleaned to perfection. The room may as well have been brand new.

The front desk team, bartender, lobby attendants and housekeeping were gracious and on the ball. The turndown service was well-timed and a very nice touch at this price point. The breakfast was great and the evening drinks were even better. Everyone all the way up to the General Manager made sure they had an impact on my stay. If New York is the Big Apple then the Distrikt Hotel is in the core of it as it is close to anything and everything you could possibly want to get to.

06/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
91. Scott T.
Distrikt is a solid, well run hotel just on the border of the Theater district. And like many of the hotels you can go from ritzy to run-down (homeless people sleeping on the sidewalk) in the space of less than a mere block. But I shouldn't have to even say that, it's New York City. Get used to it.

The rooms are quite spacious compared to other hotels I've stayed in the city, and I've paid my dues. The cleaning and maintenance was above average and the beds were super comfortable and rooms expertly refreshed daily. The alternating chocolates were a cute surprise.

My only disappointment was the postage stamp sized front lobby and lack of any kind of dining or bar space you might want to hang out at with friends and family. Seems like an after-thought. We didn't inquire about breakfast with so many good choices in the area. When you're spending $1,500+ for three nights it's hard to get overly excited about saving $10 a day when you can walk 5-10 minutes and get something at Sullivan Street Bakery, a totally mind blowing joint like nothing we've experienced or one of multiple boutique espresso joints.

So, solid room, quiet, well maintained but nothing to blow our socks off on the first floor. I like hotels that have something going for them like a roof-top lounge or a quiet/private bar or restaurant. Not to be found here and if that's not your thing and you're simply looking for a quality room, that, they certainly have.

20/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
92. Anna G.
The Distrikt is managed by a group of amateurs who do not know a dime about hospitality. They locked us out of our room, and then kicked us out because my friends and I expressed our concerns about the cleanliness and maintenance of the hotel. We did not care to get comped, an upgrade, or anything. Our rooms were prepaid for the entire week. We expected them to acknowledge the issue and apologize for it. Instead, they violated our privacy by entering our room though they agreed not to, and dismissed every issue we brought up to their attention. I know that 'management' has the right to go into a room for any reason, but they specifically told us they would wait until we returned before inspecting it. We did not have anything to hide. I just did not feel comfortable with people going to our room when we have expensive things lying out. If we knew we were going to feel violated or have our privacy compromised, we would have stayed at my friend's apt. in the Upper East Side and actually enjoyed our stay.

Their lack of customer service was apparent upon arrival when we asked them to call us when our room was ready and Sahara said they didn't normally do that. We let it slide...

The room was small, but it was updated and we were happy about that. We shortly realized how thin the walls were and how we heard everything outside. My friend was drying her face in the bathroom when she felt something on the towel scratch her. We couldn't believe it at first, but sure enough it was dried up feces on the towel. It was a brown spot with yellow stains around it. As disgusting as it was, we did not make a big deal about it. As we were leaving the hotel, the front desk asked us how everything was upstairs and we quietly told them about the incident. They wanted to go up with us right away to inspect it, but we let them know that we were running late for an appt and would appreciate it if they would just wait until we were back. We weren't complaining about it, just informing them of the incident and letting them know that we would need clean towels when we got back. We got to the hotel later on at night, only to be approached by one of the girls informing us that management went to our room and took care of it. They were going to give us a call the next day to discuss their inspection. We were upset that they went into our room without letting us know. They did not ask us where we left the towel, if it was a body towel, face, or hand towel. How would they inspect when they had no idea what and where to look? At least call us while you are up there and ask us where we left it. They did not care about the incident, they just wanted to get to our room ASAP and get rid of the evidence. We already knew that they were going to call us and say that they did not find anything. No shit, pun intended. I would never expect the need to prove something of this sort, so we did not even think about taking a picture of it. What we should have done, and this is after talking to New Yorkers about it, is take the towel downstairs and let the rest of their guests see. We tried to be discreet about and they just dismissed it.

The next day, the shower knob fell on my friend's foot while the dial was on hot. Not only did she burn herself, but she was also left with a mark on her foot. The 'new' towels that they left us with also had a thick strand of black hair coiled inside. I have blonde hair and my best friend has brown hair, it didn't belong to any of us. This time we took pictures because we knew that they were not going to take us seriously. When we told front desk about it, Sahara seemed utterly uninterested. Long story short, they cancelled our reservations without telling us, voided our room key, and locked us out of our room. Someone escorted us upstairs and waited while we packed a week's worth of clothes and toiletries in under an hr. It was the most ridiculous thing I had ever encountered. They wouldn't tell us why they were kicking us out, but it slipped out of one of the managers that apparently it was because of double occupancy. Our friend, who moved to Manhattan for Med School, had gotten the room for us as a gift for coming to NY to help him get settled in. We could have stayed in his apartment, but he got us a room near Times Square so we could have our privacy and also enjoy our stay. After the incident with the towel and management invading our privacy, we asked him to stay with us that night because we did not feel comfortable alone. Nobody from the hotel had mentioned anything about double occupancy during any part of the stay, nor did we ask for a rollaway or extra pillows/blankets. They simply terminated our reservations because they did not want us to go further with the feces incident. Since we had booked the rooms through Expedia, were able to get transferred to a much nicer hotel in Upper East Side where we were actually treated with respect. I seriously thought the entire scenario was a joke.

16/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
93. Klaudia C.
We had a really nice stay there. The hotel is located near Theater District, so all main tourist attractions are within walking distance. I really couldn't tell if the neighbourhood was safe. The Ritz Hotel is nearby, but you can still see a lot of homeless people and empty bottles on the streets. You may have a problem with finding the entrance, it's small and easy to just drive by.

The lobby area is clean and nice-looking. The receptionist was very kind and helpful. She gave us a map of the city and explain how the breakfast works in the hotel. There is like thirty or so floors and only four elevators, but we never waited more than a few minutes for them. The lifts are very nice, they have wood walls with names of NY most popular places craved in it. You have to swap your room card to go up.

Our room was spacious, clean and elegant. I really liked the comfortable king bed and small work desk. The bathroom is rather small and the hand shower has no mobility, but otherwise no complains. On the arrival we were treated to a delicious brownie from a local bakery and after that free daily chocolates with a card indicating the next day's weather. We also got complementary water. What's really suprising is that the wi-fi is free and the connection is great! We never had any problem with it (which happens often even when you pay for it!). The breakfast was 14-17$ for person, but the portions were big and everything was delicious. We also happened to try a lot of different drinks from the bar. The one with pear vodka is my favourite! The main con is the level of noise. When I woke up in the middle of the night it was hard to go back to sleep. But it's probably NY thing and not the hotel fault.
We only stayed 4 nights but I had a nice experience and would gladly recommend it. They have unusually good price/quality relationship.

19/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
94. Hana S.
This is one of my favorite hotels.

Whenever I have to be in New York for couple days and need a nice place to crash this is my first pick.  Maybe because of all the great service and good memories I've had.  Yes this is a smaller boutique hotel.

The staff this sweet and courteous.  There even nice to out-of-towners and go out of their way to give you directions and instructions on how to use the train if you're unfamiliar.  

Real tip.  If you plan to party and get rowdy this is not the place.  If you are rude they will definitely set you straight.  Unfortunately once I was next to a very loud party.  I voice my complaints with the front desk and they were happy to move me.  They also told the people in the room next to me to "simmer down". I like to have fun too but on a Tuesday night,I kind of just want to crash.

I can't wait to stay here again.

31/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
95. Lama Y.
A simple and neat 4 star hotel located in the middle of Manhattan, it is quite convenient as it is accessible to everything.
The hotel itself has a modern theme with rooms that have a minimalistic design.
Clean, hospitable and smart.

07/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
96. Richard V.
Great hotel! It's less than 5 years old and everything is new and clean and working well.  The staff at all levels are genuine and there to help. I received a nice welcome letter upon my arrival in my room with two chocolate brownies - a nice touch seldom seen in hotels that aren't at a higher price point.

There's a complimentary happy hour that offers snacks but I found them less than ideal and it's not a manager's hosted bar so don't look for a glass of wine or beer on the house like some other chains do.

Business Center- I'm on a personal mission to document the hotels that actually provide a complimentary business experience for their guests.  That means, sometimes my iPad doesn't cut it and I've got to do some light browsing/ research so don't tell me you have a "24 hour business center" and really its just another way to fleece your guest. If I have to pay per minute to use a computer so its $20 to read an email or print out a boarding pass then that's not exactly hospitable.  Thankfully, Distrikt bucks the trend! They have 3 really nice iMac computers free for guest use in the lobby. They even have chargers for your phone right on the desktop. Post up with a complimentary cup of coffee in the morning (or hot cocoa at night) and knock out that paperwork. Way to go Distrikt!

Room is decent size by New York standards (although I did have two beds so maybe that is a bigger room) Note: the two beds are NOT American queen size beds. They looked like full size. I must confess, they weren't the most comfortable to me - felt like foam mattresses but some reviewers feel differently.

A spotless, clean new bathroom (shower only in my room) with a nice collection of amenities (shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, liquid body soap, moisturizer)

Oh, and they throw in free wifi!

27/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
97. Jennine L.
We stayed a few weeks ago on a Friday night when we came into town to see Sleater Kinney.  Paid just $129 for a GORGEOUS double room.  The service is impeccable, rooms are so tasteful and immaculate, the staff so professional and...calming?  So helpful and cheerful.  Trendy but zen, can't wait to return to Distrikt!

Loved the complimentary hot chocolate & baked goods at entry and turn down - but the happy hours apps not so much.  Fantastic cocktails though.

28/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
98. Caroline L.
I've only been up to NYC a few times so picking a hotel is a bit of a headache. Found Distrikt Hotel at the last minute and decided to gamble. I'm so glad that the reviews didn't steer me wrong. There is a reason this place currently has over 4 stars. The staff was friendly and prompt. The room was great- really liked how modern the bathroom looked. Was able to leave our stuff at the lobby at check out so I could grab a bagel and coffee before heading back home.

I was able to spend the entire night walking around the theater district and felt completely safe (with my bf).

Would not hesitate to come back! I was in NYC for less than 24 hrs so I mainly used the hotel to shower and sleep but the convenience was great.

FYI- It's right next to the Port Authority. Parking costs and arm and leg so 24 hrs will cost you $45.

09/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0