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Rating: 3.85

Address: 141 E 44th St, New York, NY, 10017

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    Comments (53):

    1. tortie L.
    Everything was excellent. We stayed 5 nights. Very clean. The double room was huge and the bathroom is large and super clean. I liked the mini fridge and heater too. Juan, Jennifer and Patrick at the front desk were really helpful with anything I needed and super friendly too. Professional environment with a friendly, classy, Euro vibe. I heard very little street noise at night and the guests were quiet too. It's just a nice alternative to those large name hotels where they don't really remember you after you check in. The midtown east hotel location was amazing too, we took the subway at the grand central station, just 2 short blocks away from the Fitzpatrick. can't get any better than that. there is also this great fresh juice shop just down the block that had all sorts of fruit and vegetables you can custom order to juice. i can't wait to go back to nyc and i would definitely stay here again. i highly recommend this hotel, especially if you want to stay in a great location without the noise of times square. Thank you Fitzpatrick Hotel for my great stay! I had an incredible trip attending the Oprah event!

    12/05/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    2. Ralph C.
    Basic hotel near grand central. cheap for nyc.

    It's midtown, so expect tourism and business. If you're looking for youthful nightlife and locals, that's soho, etc.

    08/09/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    3. Sarah B.
    Located only one block from the east entrance of Grand Central Station, the Fitzpatrick Hotel is a great hotel choice if you are looking for convenience and comfort.  The staff is very friendly and professional.  The lobby area is small but the rooms are spacious. Where the Fitzgerald shines is in its ability to make you feel at home and welcomed- the Irish way.

    15/01/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    4. Andie J.
    Had a pretty terrible experience. We got THE SMALLEST "DELUXE" ROOM. It was so goddam small it just drove me nutso to think we were paying the same as another person who got a much bigger room. Plus there was some sort of construction going on and there were carpets rolled in the hallway to our room.

    08/05/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    5. Vito V.
    pretty decent hotel, but for the price i paid i could of stayed at somewhere better.
    good location though.

    26/09/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    6. Mary T.
    Just got back from another stay at this great hotel.   I've stayed twice in the last 3 months - in February I was in a smaller room (was upgraded to a beautiful suite this time) but the bed was remarkably comfortable, the pillows a dream, the linens crisp and clean, the bathrooms upgraded with really nice terry robes provided.  All within a ridiculously reasonable price (for NYC).  I love this place and will only stay somewhere else if/when they are sold out. I'm a true loyalist!

    02/05/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    7. Elisabeth P.
    This place was great. It's close to Grand Central Station. Easy to find by foot.

    The rooms were very clean and very nice for the weekend I stayed. We stayed in room with a king size bed  in a corner of the hall. We didn't have a view but we could care less since we were out most of the day and never ate at the hotel either..

    They store your luggage if need by, are clean, and the staff was friendly. Overall it was a great place to stay.

    09/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    8. Claire M.
    What a great hotel! I never wanted to get out bed -- I've stayed in a lot of Heavenly Bed- and Sweet Sleeper-equipped hotel rooms and none of them holds a candle to the cloud-like softness of our sheets and comforter. The room was also a lot larger than I expected, especially for the NYC-reasonable price of $289/night.

    The staff was nice and professional, and the bartender makes an excellent Irish coffee. The only flaw was the 45 minutes it took the bellman to find us a cab when we were ready to go to the airport.

    13/06/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    9. Eric H.
    Clean, quiet, friendly, conveniently located.

    11/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    10. J T.
    We have a corporate rate at this hotel so I'm staying here for a second time, however, I'd have chosen to stay here on my own.

    The rooms are nice. They're clean, quiet and the beds are fantastic. It is conveniently located next to Grand Central Station so it's a great hopping off point for anywhere you'd like to go.

    The people are great. They're prompt, curtious and always ready to help.

    The common spaces leave you wanting. Both times I've stayed here there have been bags of trash and vacuum cleaners abandoned in the hallways. The lobby isn't great, but that isn't something that really matters to me.

    The first time I stayed here I had breakfast in pub downstairs. It was not good and the utensils were dirty. There are better places to get a bite to eat so I'd take a pass on food. It's New York City after all...

    26/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    11. Khuyen H.
    What can I say?  This was a Travelzoo deal and for $169 per night, I can't complain... But more importantly I must support my own products.  First off, this hotel is not the most modern (like the majority on the island).  The lobby is small but has a sitting area off to the right as you enter that resembles a library.  My room was quite spacious by Manhattan standards (I've been in much nicer shoeboxes...).  There was plenty of room to walk around the bed and stationary furniture.  Two people could be in the bathroom at the same time without elbowing the other.  There was free sparkling and flat water, a coffee machine, decent bath products, fluffy towels that didn't give you road rash after you used them, decent linens (though one of my sheets had a hole in it), bedroom slippers, bathrobe, hair dryer (not a mini/wimpy one), iron and ironing board, slack press, flat screen TV and a real closet.

    What did turn me off was the shower routine.  The drain was sluggish, even when I pulled the stopper out to expose the drain.  I was always standing in about an inch of dirty water I referred to as a cesspool.  It made me long for flip flops and Lysol out of fear on contracting a staph infection.  The air conditioner was not central forced but a wall unit beneath the window.  Even with it off (as if in 95 degree heat!) the thing made a sound akin to a swarm of bees... A lovely sound that lulled me into insomnia during the night.  The last pet peeve was the stained headboard and canopy.  If you looked close enough, there was some sort of (I'm still trying to convince myself it's not more vile than condensation) water stain on both.

    I meant to notify the hotel staff of these issues but was so focused on work that I never spent much time in the actual room itself between the early morning and late evening, that it got put off until I finally checked out on the 6th day.  The lady at the front desk tried to compensate by offering me a free breakfast (that I did not want or have time for).  After I politely declined, she then gave me the second option which was to take $100 off my stay.  Honestly, for the price I got to begin with, the issues I had were forgivable so getting a discount was an added bonus.  I'd stay here again if it was another work trip.  If you're on vacation, I suggest you pass.  If the rate is more than that, I'd also pass.

    23/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    12. bj j.
    We've stayed a couple of times and enjoyed both visits...my wife loves it. Good price and size of room was fine. We'll be back....ps Internet is extra...not a good thing Fitzpatrick folks...make this included!

    05/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    13. Beth C.
    My husband and I took a trip to NYC for our 5th anniversary, and I researched hotels for weeks, finally selecting the Fitzpatrick because of rave reviews and an excellent internet room rate. It did not disappoint. Our room was cozy but very clean, comfortable and quiet. The front desk staff couldn't have been more accomodating, from storing our luggage until check-in, as we arrived earlier in the morning, to restaurant recommendations, to directions within the city. We particularly enjoyed the lounge and outdoor covered bar -- perfect way to end a long day and night of sightseeing. The location is exceptional -- literal steps from Grand Central Station. It's the perfect "home" base for a weekend get-away in NYC.

    13/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    14. Lisa M.
    A lovely hotel! Stayed here with some relatives for a girls weekend in NYC last year. We had a suite and a room with a double bed. Both were very spacious, clean, very comfortable beds, luxurious linens. Bathrooms were a bit small.
    We spent some time in the Pub and had a great time. The bartenders were friendly and fun. Had breakfast in the Wheeltapper as well and it was average. Nothing outstanding but it's hard to mess up bacon and eggs.

    14/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    15. sascha b.
    I've just returned from yet another very pleasant stay at this unpretentious midtown hideaway, just steps away from Grand Central Station. Here's the basic story:

    It's Irish.
     this means lots of  accents, lots of Aer Lingus crews on overnights, lots of staff over from Dublin.

    It's green.
     See above.

    It's cozy.
     The rooms are remarkably comfortable, quiet, and pleasant for a midtown boutique. The beds are sink-in comfortable, the amenities well-suited, the bathrooms nice, the bathrobes comfy, and to date, on every trip, everything has worked.

    It's friendly.
     Mark, (in the US from Dublin for a year), was working the desk when I checked in---harried, rushed, and hassled after the flight. He got me in my room in moments, with a smile and a friendly chat.

    The concierge (Catherine, I believe, but with apologies I can't recall) when I was leaving was able to quickly and pleasantly get me checked in to my flights, and print out my boarding passes --- even though I couldn't remember what flights I was on, or my frequent flier number. Not only friendly, but approaching demi-goddess status for a forgetful traveler in a hurry.

    It's convenient.
     next to the station & the subway, blocks from great shopping and eating, easy to get to and get away from. 'Nuff said.

    It's affordable.
     with my last minute plans, my deluxe room (larger than a postage-stamp Schraeger room, not bad for NYC, but certainly not palatial in size) cost at least $50 less per night than anything even vaguely comparable. Yahoo!

    I've been before. I'll be back again.

    If you're looking for a place to stay, not a scene, this is a great spot.

    And it's just a hop away to any scene you'd care to be seen in.

    Four "'Nil Sen La', Erin Go Bragh" starry stars!

    02/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    16. Krys G.
    I'm currently staying here for three nights while spending some time working out of our New York offices.

    I'm actually enjoying the place quite a bit since it's meeting my three basic room requirements plus a few great extras. Those three are of course a comfortable bed with nice linens, cleanliness overall and a great, hot shower.

    I also like the fact that I'm on the 5th floor in the back of the hotel, which faces the backs of some other office buildings, and the room is so QUIET. I mean, I can't remember the last time I said that about any hotel room in Manhattan. Ever.

    Things I see that need improvement: they've tried really hard and failed miserably with the lobby. I think it's supposed to be some kind of Irish library or something with faux shelves of books and little uncomfortable-looking sitting areas, but it's just not cutting it. The lobby entrance and surrounding areas are awkward and stark, with all flourescent lighting and bright green carpeting. It's kind of unsettling.

    The whole lobby needs an overhaul big time with the addition of some good lighting and some comfortable overstuffed furniture or something. The whole place makes me just rush through it and make a mad dash for the elevator to get up to my room.

    Speaking of which, my room is also quite dark, which I actually like. I don't have to worry about bright, stark sunlight in the morning, especially since I'm still on West Coast time.

    I'd highly recommend this place for business or pleasure travel, since the rooms are on the smaller size, but well-appointed and even comes with a nice robe.

    Haven't had any opportunity to interact with the staff except at check-in, and that was adequate, but my housekeeping seems to be totally on it.

    I'll definitely stay here again.

    23/10/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    17. Ed M.
    I had relatives from Ireland staying in town and I recommended the Fitzpatrick's Hotel. They loved the room and service. The Wheltapper bar food has alot to be disired. Its a pitty that they take short cuts in the Pub. The Guinness pints are baby pints. Not real pints so they are saving money on every pour. The steak tips were very salty and the chicken fingers were the frozen type. I really like the Hotel and use to frequent the Wheel Tapper Pub. I will not return as their are many other Pubs in NY that will earn my hard earned money by pouring a proper pint and serving real food.

    12/10/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    18. Kirsten H.
    I've learned in NY that "boutique hotel" means small hotel.  I wasn't very impressed with the Fitzpatrick, other than the fact that it was close to Grand Central Station.

    PROS:
    1. soft bed
    2. clean room

    CONS:
    1. There was no one at the door to help me with my bags, taxi or anything  
    2. The lady at the counter (Marilyn) was kinda of bitchy, and didn't mention any amenities offered by the hotel  
    3. The room was small, with large curtains over the bed and window  Our view was of a brick wall... no sun made it through our window
    4. There was a strong cologne smell which was either leftover from a previous visitor, or some scent in their cleaning supplies
    5. The tub didn't drain, gross.
    6. Our toilet paper got low and there wasn't another roll in the room.  As a result, we ran out of toilet paper
    7. The AC unit in the room froze one side of the bed and barely reached the other
    8. The TV in the room was pretty small

    19/08/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    19. Kym P.
    Awesome hotel.  The vibe was very small and european, and then we got to our room and it was very american and HUGE! The Bathroom was the biggest hotel bathroom I have seen outside of Vegas.

    Staff are friendly and courteous, they were very accommodating with early check in.

    My only complaint was that we ordered room service - Irish breakfast - to cure the hangover, and the breakfast was bad.  It was cold when it got to us, the black pudding was as hard a rock, and the eggs weren't done properly.  So we learnt not to order room service.  I would still definitely stay here again.  I'm not sure what the other rooms are like, but we had a junior king suite and it was awesome.

    01/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    20. Stephen K.
    I stayed in one of the Junior Suites, and it was bordering on palatial.

    The lobby and common areas were your standard upscale hotel fare: clean floors, polished brass, etc. The staff downstairs were friendly and attentive, and just as importantly they all sported authentic Irish accents. But it was the suite that really stood out. Given the location, the room was huge. I wouldn't have known what to do with a larger space. Being a suite, it had a little sitting room separated by a columned gateway - hilarious and completely unnecessary. It was designed that way so that they could call it a suite, but really it was just a larger-than-average room, which is what I wanted in the first place.

    The bathroom, too, was fantastic. A poor bathroom can break an otherwise outstanding room, but this one was up to snuff. Large bathtub, plenty of water pressure, and all of the fancy-smelling samples my girlfriend could ask for.

    This hotel is Irish, and they don't want you to forget it. That is fantastic - rare is the American who doesn't claim some sliver of Irish ancestry. Just beware of the green. Oh, the green. The photographs on the website show a beautifully decorated room but my suite was decked out in shocking shades. I felt like I was sleeping in an emerald. It was an assault on the senses, but I came to like it.

    And skip the attached "Wheeltapper Pub". New York has much more to offer. You might grab a beer (a properly poured Guinness, for instance) and eavesdrop on some Irish-accented conversation, but don't bother eating there. It's nothing special.

    26/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    21. Craig M.
    Hotel is decent overall but one thing to note is if you like to watch a little TV while traveling know they decided not to carry Fox News or MSNBC.  I asked them why that was the case and they had no explanation.

    30/05/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    22. Nephi W.
    I went to New York with my girlfriend to propose.  We stayed for about a week.  The rooms are small, but you can expect that for the price of this hotel since it is in Manhattan.  It is less than a block to get to the subway, and therefor all of New York.  The staff were helpful, and room service prompt.  The internet cost money, which was unfortunate because I only planned half of the stay, the other half I left open to chance.  Fortunately my phone got great reception, so I was able to use yelp and open table.

    I would stay here again because the price and location are right.

    11/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    23. Brenda M.
    We stayed at the Fitzpatrick over the 4th July weekend and would certainly return.  The room was large, even by New York standards, and the bathroom, was also a generous size.  The room was clean, the bed was very comfortable and the decor of the room, and indeed, the hotel, was pleasing.  The staff were courteous and helpful, and best of all, the proximity to Grand Central Station is perfect!

    26/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    24. Wonder K.
    comfortable.. would've been nicer if they had a little firmer bed.
    Location is awesome too!

    17/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    25. Thomas M.
    Stay away from the hotel bar. My coworker had his ipod stolen here and so did I. He literally saw someone feel up his jacket. As for me I went to dinner after a happy hour session here and noticed my ipod was missing from my front jacket pocket. Oddly enough, it was buttoned up like someone took my ipod and thought if they closed up the pocket I'd never notice. I thought it might have been just a bad coincidence, but you've been warned. If you "lose" your ipod here, don't say I didn't warn you.

    12/05/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    26. Rachel D.
    Great hotel! Friendly and helpful staff, good sized rooms (and bathrooms) in a great location. Easy to walk to Grand Central and other midtown fun. Staff had good recommendations for places to eat late at night when we arrived. Would definitely stay here again, and really want to visit their castle in Ireland, too! Only downside is you have to pay for internet, but that didn't matter for my trip since it wasn't for business.

    16/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    27. Joy G.
    Not bad for a few nights' stay near Grand Central. I found everyone, from housekeeping to the bellhop to the front desk people, pleasant and easy to deal with: check-in took five minutes, and check-out literally consisted of me handing over the two keys for the room.

    Pros:
    (+) Incredibly comfy bed. I usually don't sleep well in strange places, the pillows are usually either too hard or too soft, and the wiring in the bed can wreak havoc on my spine. But not this place. I felt like I was sinking into a pool of whipped pudding.
    (+) OMG the water pressure in the shower. #awesomepants
    (+) Convenient location. To the hotel's left is all the Grand Central-goodness, to the right is Third Avenue and beyond, with lots of good Japanese restaurants (a small ramen joint is just one block over).

    Cons:
    (-) The exact coordinates of the hotel makes it difficult to just stand outside and hail a cab because it's right in the middle between Third and Lex: you're going to have to walk to either Lexington Ave or Third Ave to snatch a taxi, which is a pain when you're in uncomfortable heels and lugging around a suitcase. Also, the bellboy seemed to be under-staffed, as every time I walked into the hotel, I would always see the same guy looking stressed and harried.
    (-) Incredibly noisy at night. I faced an empty office building but I still heard people shouting, singing, puking until around 3 am every single night. I have no idea whether the Fitzpatrick is right next to some kind of balls-out night club but even with the decadently snuggly bed, I'm still sporting some pretty hideous dark bags under my eyes.
    (-) The wireless - it's not free and you have to ask for a new Internet code every day because it expires after 24 hours.
    (-) I can be pretty sensitive to really strong smells, and the cleaner that housekeeping used landed me flat on my back for my first migraine ever. The stuff lingered in the air well after my room had been cleaned, an odor of wet carpet and Chlorox, and I had to seek refuge in the nearby Chipotle.

    Next to the lobby is a small seating area made to resemble some stuffy Victorian socialite's living room, with lots of worn books and dim lighting. Connected to the hotel is their authentic Irish pub, entitled The Wheeltapper. Can't say I poked my head in during my stay.

    07/09/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    28. Angela N.
    Very nice lobby.  Have not stayed here at the hotel but did come for the hotel bar.  Cool pub feel and there is a garden space too.

    10/09/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    29. Courtney R.
    Clean, quaint and serviceable. Staff is polite and attentive. Doorman was helpful and polite and welcoming. Room was very clean and stylish. Great location is the main draw here. Will totally stay here again when I am in the City.

    17/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    30. Steven W.
    If you can get a good rate and want to be centrally located with plenty of subway access than look no further than the Fitzpatrick Grand Central!

    Large Rooms
    Friendly Staff
    Very Clean (Most important)

    Other than the tired decor, it's a great hotel.

    03/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    31. Amanda M.
    This is a hidden gem in the heart of the city and right across the street from Grand Central Station! The staff members were friendly, gracious, and helpful. The room was clean, stylish, and even bigger than expected for a "boutique" hotel in NYC. The only (semi) complaint was that the A/C unit didn't seem to cool the room very well - or at least work to its fully capacity. The attached bar (Wheeltapper) had a gorgeous outdoor patio, which was a nice surprise as well. I will definitely stay here again during my next visit.

    05/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    32. John N.
    We really loved the Fitzpatrick! It was very close to Grand Central, and it was an easy walk right down to Times Square. The staff was very helpful, and everything was very clean. My wife & I loved it, and we would stay there again if we get the chance. The only downside was the lack of free wifi, but we weren't there long enough for it to really matter. (I didn't bring a computer, and I had 4G on my phone.)

    07/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    33. Song Z.
    What ruined my experience was their ATT - WIFI. I was charged twice during a 24 hour stay in the hotel after I checked out. I feel tricked.

    There was not toothbrush provided, but if you ask for them the managers will get them for you, for free!

    18/11/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    34. Robert B.
    I enjoyed my visit very much. You couldn't ask for a better location a block from Grand Central Station near the center of midtown easy access to the subway green line which goes the length of the city and the Times Square express. The room was clean and comfortable with nice linens. The staff was helpful, professional and accommodating. I was enjoying myself so much that I asked to stay another night and got a better deal than I got from the travel web site that I used. The only complaint that I have was the office crowd would party at the patio after work but closed at 11 pm so it wasn't a real problem. The cable was bad but who goes to NYC to watch TV? I would recommend this Hotel to anyone visiting NYC and hope to use this Hotel again.

    12/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    35. Keiko O.
    Location: Perfect 5 stars
    Cleanliness: 4 stars
    Room size: 3 stars
    Bathroom: 2 stars. Every time I took a shower water got on the floor
    Bed: 5 stars comfortable
    Bell boy: 5 stars for Michael. He was excellent.

    20/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    36. Amy M.
    Perfect choice for a one night stay near Grand Central, especially for the price! I would definitely stay here again.

    Pros:
    (+) lots of space with comfy bed
    (+) holy amazing bathroom - loved the shower, water pressure, and tiled shower
    (+) extremely friendly and accommodating staff
    (+) held our luggage while we ventured out for the day before heading out of town (I know most hotels will do this but it was such an easy, friendly process)
    (+) quiet and clean
    (+) great location
    (+) super affordable compared to surrounding hotels
    (+) irresistible Irish charm to this place

    Cons:
    (-) the only one I can think of is the room got pretty warm and I couldn't find a control unit to fix the temperature. HOWEVER, my boyfriend informed me that, in retrospect, I was most likely looking in the wrong place. I wouldn't be surprised if this was the case.  

    One review said it was hard to hail a cab, however in all my years in NYC I've never had an EASIER time hailing a cab as it's right next to Grand Central, which means cab city on Lexington Ave (a 15 second walk from the hotel door).

    No experience with the wifi, and no issues with hearing any neighbors, street-level noise, etc.

    Can't wait to come visit this place again!

    10/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    37. Phil F.
    Well run family owned hotel .
    All the staff were very kind and courteous. The rooms were clean and not tired like so many of the neighboring hotels.
    Centrally located ,Grand Central around the corner and a good coffee place next door.
    It made a nice change from the corporate chain hotels.

    18/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    38. Jeanene I.
    This is my second time staying here and it is as enjoyabel as the first - actually, more so.  On my first stay, in January of this year, my room had a very weird smell. I dont know what it was but it was weird.Other than that, everything was perfect.  Clean, courteous staff, timely room service and good food.  This time, my stay has been just as pleasant. I just wish the Wi-Fi were free but that is what hotspots are for I guess.  :-)

    17/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    39. Carrie B.
    Cute place with an Irish feel and super convenient to Grand Central. It could certainly use an update, but it was a nice change from the larger hotels and while we usually rent condos we couldn't find anything we liked and opted for the Fitzpatrick through American Express I believe it was. I was surprised it was as quiet as it was and the beds were comfy so even though it could use the update it was still worth the 4-stars.

    29/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    40. Sophia P.
    Spent my honeymoon here and got a free upgrade. Got chocolate covered strawberries (for free) and had a huge comfy bed. The employees are super friendly and accommodating. They gave us directions. Great location, a block from Grand Central Station. Unfortunately I had the flu during my stay but that didn't take away from the great experience.

    21/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    41. L S.
    Stayed at this hotel about a year ago during the fall as I was attending a conference nearby. Like the smaller hotels, and lower rooms. The staff was friendly and welcoming. Very accomodating and my room was ready even though I arrived earlier than check in time. Had a wonderful, relatively quiet room near the Grand Central station which has lots of restaurants and stores. Great place overall and yes, I plan to stay there when I go again. Other comparable hotels' prices are way, way too high for the quality!

    05/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    42. B G.
    Stayed at the hotel for 5 nights.
    Service was good, rooms were clean. Staff were friendly and smiling.
    I wish the rooms had better views but I guess it's a small compromise.

    08/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    43. Ali O.
    This is an interesting location (because grand central is literally in the middle of the street). I've never stayed in a NYC hotel with less street noise. This is a huge deal to me.

    The lobby is worn, but the staff is very warm and welcoming. The room was an acceptable size for NY (we were on a higher floor) and I really liked the bath products. The TV was odd. I've never seen so few channels offered but I guess you should be out doing something more interesting anyway!

    Overall a nice place, though could use a renovation. I still tell friends to check it out

    17/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    44. Deborah C.
    Staff is absolutely awesome. We have also stayed at the other Fitzpatrick on 57th and liked that too because of the boutique, smaller feel. We will definitely try and stay in the Dublin hotel as well at some point. While the rooms may be small, the graciousness of the staff makes up for it. Breakfast is also great and complementary (at least in our case.) Decorated nicely for Christmas and somewhere I would return to in a minute. Mr. Fitzpatrick - you should be extremely proud of the people you pick to work in your establishment.. My husband works in Manhattan and we have stayed in many of the hotels - we will make the Fitzpatrick a regular stay! Thank you.

    22/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    45. B J.
    Great hotel!   But definitely not a 4-star hotel (meaning hotel ratings, not yelp ratings).

    The low stars is merely a cost:benefit adjustment.  High price ($450/night) because it's close to New Years.

    Summary:  this is a 3-star hotel (carpet has stains, chips all over bathroom floor, faucets are sketchy, low water pressure and difficult shower water-temp regulator, holes in linens, holes in robes).

    OR -- perhaps New York has a lower standard than California?  If this is the case (meaning in California this is a 3-star hotel but in New York City it's a 4-star hotel), then I'd give it 3 yelp-stars due to "it could be a lot better" by fixing those many, basic aforementioned flaws.

    31/12/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    46. Casey G.
    I stayed here half-dozen times because it's near the corporate office. It's a great midtown location, off the beaten path and close to Grand Central Station. The hotel is charming, everything very clean and the staff is very friendly. The rooms are extra-large by New York standards and very comfortable- though the room decor is a little dated. And there's a great Irish pub connected to the hotel.

    01/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    47. Starr C.
    We stayed at the Fitzpatrick this past weekend and it was SO lovely.

    First of all, I wasn't aware of this when booking, but this hotel boasts of its Irish charm, and it was VERY charmingly Irish indeed. There was a copy of Irish American magazine in our rooms, a shelf full of books penned by Irish authors in the hallway in front of the elevators, etc.

    We felt immediately welcomed upon check-in. Smiles abound, the staff was extremely courteous, and we were even offered lemonade to drink. (It was delicious, thank you again!) Speaking on the Irish charm of the hotel, there were a few Irish employees - whether they were truly Irish or not, I guess I'll never know - and it did add a little something to our experience of the Fitzpatrick. (Although my boyfriend has a bit of trouble understanding the Irish brogue. ^^;) The staff was really extremely kind and accommodating, and I felt so incredibly taken care of and welcome at the hotel. They held our bags the day we checked out while we explored a bit more before going back home.

    Our room was quite nice. It had more than enough room for me, a little mini-fridge for storing any leftovers you may bring back from your foodie adventures out, a TV, a large desk that had enough room to work but wasn't so big that it took up much of the room. The bathroom was also large and comfortable. The room WAS rather warm our first night, as I've seen some reviews mention, and there aren't thermostats within the room, but it wasn't an issue the next day.

    Of course, the location is excellent, as well. A stone's throw from Grand Central Terminal. While the wi-fi isn't free, we seemed to be located on an AT&T hotspot, so I was able to use the internet on my phone without a hitch. And while I did hear a door close a few times, it was really nice and quiet.

    01/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    48. Meg H.
    So, first things first, my stay here was honestly pretty abysmal. Generally awful. No bedbugs or mattress corpses or leaking faucets, sure, but nor did it have the kind of strong customer service and intimate charm you'd expect from a smaller boutique hotel. And yet, I'm still giving it 3 stars, and considering staying here again the next time I'm in NY.

    Pros:
    + No bedbugs! Hooray!
    + Conveniently located, not on the "main drag" but within easy walking distance of most of the tourist-ish locations
    + The late-night bartender was quite friendly and personable, despite the fact that I wandered in barefoot and in pajamas asking him to borrow a bottle opener (not one in the room.) Nicest guy in the whole place.
    + The bathroom was almost as big as the bedroom, with lovely tile and excellent shower pressure.
    + That mattress ... holy God. Best. Mattress. EVER.
    + Despite their "shabby-chic"-ness, the rooms are kept spotlessly clean.
    + Managers may not have the power to make things right in the moment, but they're apologetic and sincere.

    Cons:
    - Customer service was TERRIBLE. Really, truly awful. Yes, I realize New Yorkers have a reputation for being prickly, but it was beyond the pale. The bellman was extremely rude to my friend, the table service in their pub was bad, I made requests of the concierge that went unfulfilled despite being promised otherwise, I requested a particular room that I didn't get (without explanation), I placed a room service order that was never delivered and by the time I finally got someone on the phone see what was up the kitchen was closed and they couldn't help me, and when I called the front desk to report problems with one of the phones (early in the day) I was hung up on about 4 times.
    - I wasn't the only one with issues: every time I passed through the lobby, at least one of the desks in the front was engaged in sympathetically listening to a litany of service complaints. On the day I checked out, a small line of nodding strangers had formed behind me.
    - The rooms are tiny, street-facing, and in less-than-great condition. The TV didn't work and the hot water ran out. Each of the phones in the room either didn't work outright or didn't retrieve voicemails. The place needs $30million in renovations if it wants to be the "Four Star Experience" websites like Expedia claim it to be. I've stayed in a LOT of hotels in my life, and if I were using the star system, I'd call it a 2.5 or a 3 star.
    - Crappy, dirty, slow elevators
    - Value for the money isn't great. Yes, it's New York, and everything is expensive. But I've stayed in places just as nice (yes, even in that area!) for less money, and nicer places for the same money. NOT worth it unless you are getting a really solid deal from someplace like Priceline.
    - Expensive WiFi. If a place wants to seem upper-tier, it's tacky to charge you for internet.

    Verdict:

    What can I say? Despite all that, the hotel handled things in exactly the way an establishment should. I spoke to the night manager AND the general manager, both of whom were genuinely apologetic (rather than argumentative or defensive) and wanted to help as best they could. The daytime GM gave me her card and offered a free night to "make it right" the next time I'm in NYC, then removed all the incidental charges (bar tab, parking) from the room. If I can book on a deal aggregator website so I'm paying for the caliber of what it is, I'd consider coming back, if only for that oh-so-heavenly mattress.

    As many people as I saw complain, I would expect a small family brand like that would take it all seriously and institute some real changes. I view it with guarded optimism. So maybe ... I don't know, give it a shot?

    31/10/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    49. Robert R.
    My fiance & I stayed here last week and we loved the place. The location is great (near Grand Central) and is attached to a pub. What is not to love! :)

    The hotel itself is very quaint and the staff is awesome. We really liked our room and when we go back to NYC we will stay there again.

    06/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    50. Karina F.
    My apt was still occupied when I relocated back to NYC so my fiancee and I had to stay at a hotel a few nights that was convenient for work too.
    Found the hotels.com rate at $200/night very reasonable for a weekend in March.
    Would consider it closer to a 3/3.5 star hotel for NYC standards as it hasn't been renovated in a while but pretty well maintained.

    Front desk was very friendly. Allowed for early check in and late check out. Elevators can be a little slow but there are stairs for easy access.
    Standard Deluxe rooms have a comfy queen size bed and 280sq ft, which is standard NYC. Clean, no complaints. In evenings, can hear some traffic being on 3rd/4th floor but it dies down since the area is dead on weekends.
    Complimentary daily access to the neighboring New York Sports Club, just ask the front desk.
    You won't go hungry in this area since there are tons of delis and always a DuaneReade as backup.

    The Patio attached to the Wheeltapper is a great outdoor space as well to grab a drink.

    Location is great. Few minutes from Grand Central Terminal and walking distance to most trains.

    05/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    51. Suzanne B.
    I just had a wonderful stay at the Fitzpatrick Grand Central as part of a weekend getaway to NYC!

    The trip was decided upon somewhat last minute, so I was nervous that I wouldn't find a decent hotel in Manhattan. Fortunately, there were still rooms available at the FGC and I was able to snag one at a favorable rate.

    You cannot beat the location of this hotel. It is right across the street from Grand Central and not far from Duane Reade, Dunkin Donuts, and Starbucks. Upon arriving, you will probably be met at the door by a smiling doorman who will help you carry your bags in. The staff was friendly, courteous, and helpful. We experienced no problems during our stay and found that everyone was willing to help us carry bags, find our airport shuttle, and get a reservation at a great restaurant. Most of them sounded Irish, which was a charming touch of authenticity in the middle of NYC.

    The lobby is small compared to an American chain, but it felt very welcoming and European to me. The size of the rooms was more than adequate, and I never once heard my neighbors or hall noise during our stay. Both the lobby and the rooms were tastefully decorated and made me feel right at home.

    If you need a quick bite or drink, check out the Wheeltapper attached to the hotel. We found the food to be decent, the service fast, and a table was easy to grab.

    All in all, two thumbs up for this place . . . I already can't wait to go back!

    16/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    52. Stephen S.
    My girlfriend, her parents, and I spent three nights at the Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel. We were in New York City to do some sightseeing before heading north to the Hudson River Valley to attend a wedding. My girlfriend's father booked our rooms here based primarily on price and location.

    It being the middle of December, the lobby was nicely decorated for the holidays, and there were little cups of hot chocolate and ginger cookies available at the check-in desk. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby and the adjoining sitting area, but if you want Internet access when you're in your room, you'll have to pay for it.

    The hotel is an old-fashioned one, built where space is at a premium. The elevators were a bit slow, the hallways narrow, and the rooms somewhat small. My girlfriend, though, told me the rooms here are a good size by New York City standards.

    Our room, number 604, was pleasant enough. It had a fairly small television mounted on the wall, and a coffee maker with both coffee packs and tea bags provided. There was just one window, though, which faced the hotel's central courtyard and provided no view worth speaking of.

    The bathroom was of a good size, and had a tub with shower. The water pressure was okay but the temperature oscillated whenever we took a shower, going from hot to lukewarm and then back to hot over and over again. This was annoying, and is my biggest complaint about our stay here.

    Housekeeping did a pretty good job, although one day we received shampoo but no conditioner and the next day we had conditioner but no shampoo.

    The hotel's location turned out to be pretty good given our plans in the city. There are plenty of restaurants nearby to try a New York bagel, pizza, or slice of cheesecake, and we also had no trouble finding a deli to have matzo-ball soup and sandwiches.

    We were able to walk to the Radio City Music Hall for a Rockettes show, see Rockefeller Center, and check out the Christmas displays at stores near the Empire State Building. Grand Central Terminal is just a block away, and it was easy to take the 4 to 86th Street to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    29/12/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    53. Michelle R.
    This was not my first visit to NYC, and in past visits I've stayed in other NYC hotel room which were smaller than "shoeboxes".  I was quite pleased with Fitzpatrick, which I would classify as a Euro Boutique hotel.

    The rooms were not gigantic, by any means, but in NYC standards, it was quite large.  Meaning, at least I could walk around my bed, and even walk to the bathroom.  There was plenty of storage space, plenty of closet space, and even had a safe for your belongings.  The room also had a coffee maker and a desk.  

    The bathroom was quite spacious, and had a tub and shower.  The downside was the water pressure wasn't the best, and while taking a shower, the water would go cool, and then hot.  

    I wasn't pleased with the toiletries provided, and should have brought my own shampoo and shower gel. But then, that's my preference.  The toiletries were some unknown brand made in China, and provided no lather.  If you're picky, I'd suggest BYO.

    My dad found this on Priceline, so I'm sure we didn't pay full price.  Its located off East 44th/ Lexington, and is close to the Chrysler Building, 2 minutes from the Grand Central Terminal, and about 15 minutes walk to Radio City/ Rockefeller.  

    I would stay here again.  My stay was quite pleasant, even though my view was meh.

    29/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0