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Morgans Hotel in New York, NY

Morgans Hotel in New York, NY

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Morgans is New York's first quintessential boutique hotel.  Originally designed and recently renovated by the world renown Andree Putman, Morgans offers a cozy and quiet sanctuary from the city.  The hotel is located on Madison Avenue, in the heart of the city and close to many businesses and major New York attractions.  We offer an extensive complimentary Continental Breakfast, a communal Living Room for relaxation, and a Fitness Room.  

Morgans offers complimentary European Continental Breakfast and complimentary wireless Internet access to every hotel guest.

Morgans has benefited from 25 years of experience in the boutique hotel category.  Our staff members are well known for their friendly demeanor, their positive spirit and their ability to make our guests feel comfortable and well taken care of.

We look forward to welcoming you to Morgans!

History

Established in 1983.

In 1983, Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, of Studio 54 fame, purchased 237 Madison Avenue and hired world renown Designer Andree Putman to create New York's first boutique hotel.

Since we opened our doors in October of 1984, we have lived by the same core values - to provide an Engaging, Dynamic Guest Experience.  

The company has grown since those early years, but Morgans has retained the essence of the quintessential boutique hotel.

 

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Rating: 4.00

Address: 237 Madison Ave, New York, NY, 10016

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    Comments (62):

    1. jon w.
    yes, morgan's is dated and overrated but i was able to get a superior room last fall for $200/night (currently $310/night). everything was a little worn around the edges but i found it a good deal for the $$. it's centrally located in a great midtown location and morgan's bar was not too crowded or pretentious.

    20/03/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    2. Rachel A.
    I've stayed at the Morgans Hotel twice in the last month but not sure I'd stay there again. First of all you can't beat the location. Secondly, well...did I mention the location? The rooms are TINY. I mean people kept saying European boutique hotel but that's just a fancy way of saying "Hello, welcome to my bed which is taking up the entire room." The décor was recently updated so it had a pseudo trendy feel but the rooms are still small. Also, there's no soundproofing so you can hear everything that goes on in the hall, other rooms and even when people are talking loudly in the elevator on other floors. One thing that I was really annoyed with is the fact that if you want room service you need to call and leave a message and when someone gets around to calling you back then they will. If I wanted to wait around for someone to call me back then I'd take the time to walk over to Murray Hill and grab a bite. On the first visit there the doormen were really accommodating by taking my luggage, getting taxis for me, opening doors. This time I didn't see a doorman in sight and had to do it all myself. Between the taxi driver not getting out to help me unload my luggage, the heavy doors at the hotel and having to drag my luggage into the hotel I was, as my grandmother would say, "none too happy." I was really looking forward to making this my new place to stay when I'm in New York but the second trip left much to be desired. Think I'll try a few more boutique hotels in the area and then make up my mind.

    13/10/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    3. Kristine F.
    Stayed for a weekend in March 2009. As normal I got a great price from Hotwire for this hotel. I had great service from the staff, they were helpful and friendly. Our room was amazing, I love the lobby. I guess maybe this kind of hotel isn't for everyone but it's the type I like, a boutique hotel. Room was large, loved the black, grey and white decor. Large screen TV, wonderful king bed with great linens and pillows (I'm a snob when it comes to bedding). Everything about this place was NYC and I would absolutely recommend it.

    02/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    4. Kat H.
    I stayed here awhile ago, in 2000. I remember it was nice back then but nothing else really stood out. I usually stay at a little place in Greenwich Village--not super nice but good location.

    06/09/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    5. Anna Y.
    seriously?? if it wasn't for my husband's company who paid for the hotel, it would have been a huge mistake to have stayed here. we picked it b/c the reviews were pretty good.

    cons: we were sorely disappointed as soon as we walked though the HEAVY double doors. for a high end hotel, i would've expected a door man. on occasion, there was someone there to open one of the doors during our two day stay. the "lobby" was tiny tiny tiny and place looked so dilapidated. they should at least work on the first impression...yes, it is chic and yes it is a boutique hotel, but we've been so plenty of boutique hotels with the same reviews..and so MUCH better..cleaner..more modern. the website will fool you.

    our room was tiny. our bedroom in our tiny apt was bigger than this room. bathroom floor looked it was made out of cheap cement. one can barely get into the bathroom and manage to close the door. for the price we paid for room, i didn't expect to pay for internet. the view was a brick wall. they had no business center in spite of surrounding offices midtown.

    pros: the employees seemed very professional and friendly. the living room was homely. we appreciated the complimentary coffee and tea as well as the breakfast at asia de cuba. location was great. walking distance to times sq, penn station, and restaurants.

    01/11/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    6. Diana S.
    A very sweet hotel - the rooms were a good size for NYC and I loved the modern/industrial decor. Gym was small but good enough and the breakfast was lovely...thanks for the organic stonyfield farm yogurt and a New York Times every morning!  Staff were super friendly and extremely helpful in finding me a place to buy a baby gift for a friend. I would definitely return!

    15/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    7. Stephanie I.
    Overrated! I do not understand how some people can say that this is one of their favorite places to stay in NYC.

    Here was my experience - lugged my bags up to the door - no doorman there to assist - and through the heavy double doors.  Arrived earlier than 3pm so I was not able to check in. Being that I was in my plane clothes and needed to change, I asked if there was a restroom I could use. There was - it was located on one of the upper floors. Again, lugged my bags upstairs through dark, hardly lit narrow hallways into a teeny, tiny airplane sized restroom. I felt like Chris Farley in Tommy Boy when he was trying to change his clothes in the airplane bathroom. You know, getting creative with the luggage on top of the sink then the toilet.

    I finish, check my bags and return later to check in for my room. The door to my room looks like Jack Nicholson from The Shining tried to break the lock which is a little disconcerting. The room's decor/furniture is modern but not exactly functional. Bed is low to the floor, there is not really any room to put away your clothes, no space in the bathroom to put your toiletries and it is so dark in there you can hard see to brush your teeth. The windows are blocked by the airconditioner and other obstructions, and the TV did not work (which wasn't their fault exactly - there was an explosion outside that blew a manhole cover off).

    Room service was a whole other story. Asia De Cuba is in the hotel so that is where your food comes from. Portions are FAMILY STYLE - something they neglect to tell you when you order. What I received could have fed.... you guessed it.... a family. And the waiter while attractive was also pretty forward. He asked me what I was doing later. I was confused and kind of uncomfortable as I was standing there in my oh-so-not-come-hither-PJ's. Oh, and the food that was supposed to be hot was room temperature (gag).

    On my departure from the hotel, I was again lugging my bags downstairs as there was no one to assist. I went down to Asia De Cuba to grab a beverage for the road, came back to the lobby to wait for my car, put my drink down for a moment only to seconds have it removed by .....the elusive doorman! He appeared finally so that he could swoop in and toss that pesky drink of mine into the trash.

    The only redeeming thing about this place is Morgan's Bar. My NYC version of SF's Red Room.

    29/03/06 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    8. Maryanne C.
    We stayed at Morgans this weekend and have to say it was just perfect! The rooms are spacious especially for manhattan.  The bell man & front desk were wonderful &very helpful.  I believe this is the only hotel in Manhattan that offers a Free Continental breakfast which was superb!  Thank you & look forward to visiting again.

    01/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    9. Allison G.
    What a gem!  This inconspicuous-from-the-outside hotel in midtown (no name or address on the door) impressed from the moment I walked through the doors.  I was greeted warmly by the front desk staff, and upon opening the door to my room, was blown away!  The room was larger than those at many of the more expensive New York City hotels and was one of the best decorated that I've seen. The bed had an incredibly comfortable mattress and, best of all, had both foam and feather pillows!  (Why do most hotels fail to recognize that many of their guests are allergic to down pillows?) It may seem like a small detail, but attention to detail is what separates good from exceptional. I found Morgan's to be exceptional.

    25/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    10. LM H.
    We stayed for a long weekend this April.  I would definitely recommend the area, not too busy but busy enough to get a cab. The room was small, but just what we needed.  I was happy with the amenities: living room and breakfast.  The hotel staff was friendly and accommodating.  My complaints: It should have had free computers in the living room and a bar on site.

    24/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    11. Jonathan M.
    Stayed here on a business trip in which I was only at the hotel for 12 hours. It's a nice, modern boutique hotel, with great service and a decent breakfast selection. Unfortunately, there was no wireless internet available in the hotel, but there is a business center available (without a printer). Wouldn't recommend staying here if you work in finance and will likely need to make last minute changes to documents (the computer being kind of slow). The rooms were kind of small (but thats what I think is typical of a NYC hotel).

    06/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    12. Amy R.
    I love how Relaxing and home-like the Morgan feels. No detail is missed and the staff are a group of happy, witty people. I love it here at the Morgan. For the price it's hard to beat. Huge rooms are available and the "Living Room" is a great touch. Try it out next time you're staying in the City.

    07/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    13. Ryan R.
    The recent renovation really helped this place.  I needed a place to crash one night because it was too much of a hassle to go home and this place was very affordable.  I didn't really need anything too fancy and for a standard, it was the right amount of posh after a hard days work dealing with people.  It was great for a mini night-cation.  Top-notch service for sure.

    11/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    14. Elizabeth P.
    Was visiting a friend here from out-of-town. As a native to the city, this place bothered me - obvious that their rates were through the roof and the space was small. Boasts a "chic and modern" ambience yet nothing I couldn't do with this month's copy of Real Simple Magazine. Not impressed - you can get more for your money if you're willing to travel 20 more minutes... yes, even if that means from Queens. You can probably find better housekeeping, too!

    27/10/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    15. Fabien-Pierre N.
    Nice service and a nice room, it will be great to extend until noon the complimentary breakfast time even during week days.

    12/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    16. Chris B.
    Good central location, recently renovated rooms, and a really nice shower... sure, the rooms are a bit small, but the space was maximized, and if you're spending enough time in your room to bitch about the size, you probably shouldn't be visiting Manhattan in the first place...

    09/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    17. John H.
    Small rooms furnished with dated, worn-down furniture. I think while they were shooting for "funky and hip" they actually hit "childless great aunt decor". Especially if your great aunt had the slowest elevators in the world.. ever.

    The staff was friendly and by friendly I mean they weren't snotty when they were paying attention. One thing that would help is an understanding that certain events foreshadow a series of other events and since the initial events happen over and over, you can save energy by reacting to those.. without any prompting! For example, if a woman has exited a cab right in front of the door and is struggling with multiple pieces of travel luggage there is a greater than 90% chance that she will be a guest and would appreciate help. Or.. When checkout time time rolls around, chances are there will be quite a few people that will be checking out, so you might want to be ready. Etc.

    What keeps this place going is the, relatively, inexpensive price tag while being located in a nice part of town. Overall, there are much better "boutique" hotels in NYC, but they usually will cost more.

    17/04/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    18. cheng k.
    This is an older hotel with very tastefully remodeled rooms. Love their bath products. The elevators however are painfully slow.

    I ended up using concierge lounge as an office for a day and the staff was very accommodating to my needs, bonus points to the staff bringing me an endless supply of coffee!

    If you need to stay in midtown, this is a good place to stay.

    07/04/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    19. Hilda B.
    I had a great experience staying here. The place was clean, the staff was friendly and super helpful and it was centrally located.

    23/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    20. Heather C.
    I stayed at Morgan's Hotel after bidding $150 for a 4-star hotel in midtown.  The lobby is trendy and nice, however, the hallway and room was SO smoky, it overrode anything pleasant and relaxing about the stay.  The rooms are tiny (though hip/well decorated), linens were scratchy, and they had the audacity to charge $8 for a bottle of Fiji water. I would have been extremely disappointed if I'd paid their posted rates for this hotel.
    My $150 bid included a solid continental breakfast the next morning at Asia De Cuba, which was impressive for the price of the hotel.

    01/03/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    21. Tina P.
    I love the Morgan's Hotel.  I was able to book a room here in June through priceline for $150/night...great deal for a 4 star hotel in NYC!  We checked in at 11pm and was pleasantly surprised when I was told that we were upgraded to a suite!  Sweet!!  I loved the boutique feel of the hotel and its modern furnishings.  The suite was great and the bed was super comfy!  

    Another plus were the friendly and helpful staff, especially the bellman/doormen.  I will definitely stay here again!

    13/07/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    22. Simon B.
    Fantastic stay at Morgans. Stayed there for a week, the staff were very helpful, the breakfast was great, the room we stayed in was large and the bed was very comfortable. Strongly recommended.

    07/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    23. Tom C.
    Had a great room @ Morgan's. For a place that has been around for a long time--one of the original Boutique Hotels--it holds up well.
    I don't have a problem with the water splashing in the sink, maybe just turn it on slower or less? My room had great AC which was needed--it was so grossly hot when I was in town!
    Love the Comp Breakfast @ Asia de Cuba
    Also--on 2nd Floor(?) there is a Library/lounge with comp drinks, printer, newspapers etc--definite bonus.
    The location is a bit Midtown East for my usual, but I like the hotel!

    14/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    24. Dennis M.
    I've stayed here several times and I like the boutique feel of the place.  It's small, a little older, but it is charming and here's why.

    1.  The staff remembers me, they literally call me Mr. M and have sent me fresh fruit and water at no charge when I've stayed here multiple times.  Great customer service.

    2.  Price:  I've gotten great deals at this hotel on Hotwire.  What a steal!!!

    3.  Location:   Close to everything.  

    4.  Asia De Cuba:   C'mon, this is an amazing restaurant.  I remember coming her years ago with a friend and being dazzled.  And they filmed an episode of SATC here.  What's not to like!

    I'd like to add, I love the breakfasts here before starting my work day, and the free newspapers.  Nice touch.

    Some of the bad:

    1.  Slow elevators.
    2.  Small lobby
    3.  Small rooms

    11/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    25. Janea M.
    This is somewhere between glitzy boutique and NYC-style for me. Lots of European guests for the weekend.  The black and white tiled bath was larger than I expected based on the size of the room, which was still reasonably large for NYC.  The coffee lounge/Living Room mid-level was a nice addition.  Got to sit and take in the paper after a late night out.  This also serves as the business center.

    Although we asked for reservations at the Asia de Cuba restaurant we still had a 1.5 hr wait.  They had a cool community table down the center of the restaurant on Friday night.  Before they called us for our table we sat in the eclectic lounge upstairs looking out over the dining area Bob and I met several new friends and ate enough appetizers that all we had left to do was dance.  That was another nice point.  Somehow, the concierge had someone show us underground to most bizarre club. Can you say Psychedelic?  Don't know what I did to loose three hours, but what I remember of it was great fun!  My favorite breakfast area was the buffet in the restaurant on the weekend.

    One drawback, when I asked to leave my jewelry at the front desk in the hotel safe, the desk person took my case and issued me a receipt.  When I went to retrieve it there was mystery.  But before Bob had to scrap me off the ceiling following the revelation that the front desk staff didn't have access to the safe that day, the baubles resurfaced.  Evidently the person on duty when I left the case was personally safeguarding my jewels until I requested their return.  The hotel was supposedly remedying that issue as we spoke.  

    One last note, don't mess with the hotel car service, do your own arrangements over the web and save yourself the grief.  

    Easy location for seeing New York if you like to walk; other than dinner at 21 and the theatre we walked most everywhere we wanted to go.  According to an invitation I just received, they have some kind of a stay one - get one night promo going.  Check out their website. morganshotel.com

    31/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    26. Christopher h.
    If you're an Everybody Loves Raymond fan or watch the Monday night CBS lineup you will not like this hotel. Stay at the Hilton.

    This hotel is for smart people. People who like breakfast served until 10:00 AM.

    Please who like informed front desk associates.

    People who like a comfy bed.

    Yes, it's white, very stark and not like all the other hotels. If that's what you want, go to the other hotels. This hotel is for the special people.

    Quick hits:
    Bed was amazing
    Gym pass to NY Sports Club- free
    Breakfast that makes lunch optional

    27/03/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    27. Catherine K.
    cute and tiny!

    31/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    28. sunny m.
    Actually am still inside the "living room" waiting to depart for the airport. First time in NYC and so happy we chose this property. It is a boutique hotel and if you are looking for a large lobby with amenities such as a restaurant, bar, store, etc you should look elsewhere. But, if you want a comfortable bed, beautiful room, friendly staff, and high quality complementary continental breakfast then this place is perfect. Multiple attractions nearby including several subway spots. Originally thought to stay in lower manhattan, but so happy we ended up here in mid town. Lots of foreign tourists. Very quiet. Never heard sounds from nearby rooms. Thanks to everyone for a wonderful stay.

    05/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    29. E E.
    *3.5*
    I chose the location because it's closest to all my favorite sushi restaurants in NYC.

    The bed is super comfortable.  However, I had some issues with the bathroom.  It is a very modern hotel, and I think they were trying too hard when designing the bathroom.  The sink is a bit high and the washbowl (?  not familiar with bathroom jargon) was a bit small so I was splattering water everywhere.  I almost slipped and fell (probably doesn't help that I am klutzy) and barely made my way back to the bedroom.

    They only provided one cup/one robe/one everything which seems strange since it was a double occupancy room.

    The breakfast spread is mediocre at best but at least they offer a breakfast spread.  The staff is friendly.

    Would I stay here again?  Probably, just because it's close to my favorite sushi restaurants.

    10/11/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    30. Ted M.
    I got a really good deal on Expedia as one of those options in which you don't find out the name of the place until you actually pull the trigger on the booking.  They just tell you the quality rating and the approximate location within the destination city.  

    So, I took a chance and I feel like I won.  This place was a winner.  Certainly not for everyone as it is small, Ian Schraeger-like in its stainless steel bathroom, and very modern other decor and furniture.  It is for either Europeans or Americans who wear a lot of black and eat sushi or stuff with basil pesto sauce.  So, don't go there wearing jean shorts or a t-shirt with your favorite NASCAR driver's face on it.

    First, some of the challenges: I'm personally not a fan of the stainless steel bathrooms with the shower that doesn't have a tub (sort of like locker room showers) and my bathroom had a mini Katrina-like flood after only a brief shower.  Also, whoever designed the sink must have played in the NBA because it was so damn high I had to go on my tippy toes the whole time to shave in the morning.  maybe they get a lot of Scandanavian or Dutch guests and not a lot of Asians or just short people like me.

    Also, just a word of caution - rooms bought on deep discount will only be the landlocked interior rooms (with numbers ending in 06).  Try not to get it or else you will feel like you got a room on a cruise ship right next to where they hang all the lifeboats.

    Now, the highlights of why I gave it a nice rating:  Although my room was not ready when I got there at 2 p.m. on a Sunday, the staff made an effort to get it right and for me, that attitude was good enough.  The bellman/doorman, particularly the guy who worked Sunday night, was awfully friendly and offered directions and suggestions.  Maybe he's aspiring to be or doubles as the concierge which they don't have.

    Once I got in the room, it was very clean and well maintained.  The bed was very comfy.  I had the AC blasting and it was nice and cold in the room.  It is really hard to beat the location  - middle of town and easy to get to either the West side or the East side as well as Penn Station, Grand Central Station, and the two big cross streets, 34th and 42nd.  Continental breakfast in the morning is very good for a free breakfast - croissants, bagels, cereal, fruit, and tons of it.  

    Again, not for everyone but if you like the chic, stylish hotels, this can be a good find, especially if you can get it at a good rate.

    28/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    31. Rachel C.
    If you like small boutique hotels, then this is a good one right on Madison Avenue. Intimate, quiet, convenient. Older, but clean.

    If you are looking for a big hotel with all the trimmings, then this hotel is probably not for you. All the big chains are in Manhattan - Hilton, Hyatt, etc. They would be happy to accommodate you.

    I like the small European little hotel feel.

    I like it when the deco is unique and does not look like it came out of the Sears or JC Penney's catalog . . or IKEA! The big hotels and chains all look alike. If you like that feel, go for it!

    I like Morgan's because there aren't dozens of folks fanning all over me wanting to help like I'm some dowager. I'm perfectly capable of rolling my own suitcase, thank you very much.

    Morgan's is definitely not one of those big hotels. Morgan's definitely has that small European city feel to it. Makes your stay in NYC unique . . . otherwise, you might as well be in Kansas City, or Minneapolis or Dallas.

    18/12/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    32. Howard R.
    Stayed here this weekend for the first time. My wife and I loved it. The room was beautiful. Staff fantastic. The complimentary continental breakfast at Asia De Cuba was nice and that restaurant, which is located in the hotel, is beautiful.
    I highly recommend Morgan's. They pay full attention to all details.

    15/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    33. Kitty M.
    I enjoyed a near-perfect stay at The Morgan this weekend after getting a GREAT deal on Priceline. The Madison Ave @ 37th Street location is within reasonable walking distance to Penn Station/Times Sq. and on several bus lines. The room was a decent size for NYC and was chic and comfortable. The décor is modern with crisp white bedding and lovely features such as a window seat with gorgeous Roman shade. Room was also appointed with flat screen TV, iPod dock and nice little work desk with plenty of outlets for all your electronics.  The small lobby is a bit stark but the front desk staff was extremely friendly and welcoming.  There is a penthouse on the 18th floor that is open all day as sort of a hospitality suite with complimentary coffee/tea, TV and plenty of places to sit and chill.  This is where the continental breakfast is served, which is ok enough to start your day. Sure was nice to sip my morning tea on the balcony! There's a small grocery store next door and a liquor store across the street in case you want to grab some refreshments to take to your room. There is also a great little espresso/panini bar across the street, Piccolo, that serves yummy sandwiches and pasta in a cozy, shabby-chic space. I had purchased a Metro Card earlier and was able to hop a bus right outside the hotel that took me uptown to where most of the major New York Museums are located, with a stop right in front of the Whitney. The only negative thing was that the shower floor was, well, a disgrace. Looked like the outer edges had never been cleaned. I had checked in late and was only staying one night so I did not ring the front desk about it but did snap a photo and showed it to the desk clerk in the morning.  He apologized and was very polite and at that point, I just wanted them to know this was not cool. It seemed odd that something so obvious would be overlooked when they have taken such care to provide beautiful, well-appointed rooms. Despite the icky floor, I would absolutely stay there again and would highly recommend this hotel to other travelers.

    07/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    34. Jenny C.
    Stayed here during spring break and had a very nice experience at the Morgan hotel.

    PROs:
    -convenient location with not too much noise at night
    -staff was very friendly and helpful (we accidentally pulled down our window blinds and they quickly fixed it without a charge)
    -rooms were very clean and modern
    -everything is checkered-theme if you're into it (ie. the throw and the bathroom tiles)

    CONs:
    -room is a bit small but this was my first time staying in a NY hotel so I didn't have anything to compare it with. However, it was well furnished with all the necessities - bed, desk, flatscreen tv, and a small seating area in front of the windows.
    -bathroom is small! It can be claustrophobic at times, especially if you're not into the checkered tiles. Also, the sink was pretty horrible - water splashed everywhere! (but if you tilt the faucet head to the side, it helps)

    Overall, I would stay here again if the price were right!

    04/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    35. Russell B.
    I've loved the idea of Morgan's [Ian & Steve, Andree & Phillipe - 80's chic, low key elegance] since the years I lived in NYC. So I was happy have a project in the city nearby as a good excuse to actually stay there.

    The lobby and my room interiors [which apparently have been refreshed in the last few years] were exactly what I expected - very chic and comfortable. Even with the refresh, my room had a few things that should have been fixed - stained, loose upholstery on the banquet, a large gouge on the metallic finish nearby and a lamp that worked only intermittently. The mini bar was pitifully stocked. I don't really care about what's in it, but if you're gonna do it, do it. If you're going to half-ass it, just elimnate it entirely.

    The fact that the restaurant, Asia de Cuba, was closed for renovation/change was news to me upon arrival. The Starck interior intact, breakfast was served in there. It's such a night time place, it just felt like eating in a bar the morning after. And presumably because of the restaurant's closing, the room service was very limited in scope and availability, though why they couldn't still offer 24/7 room service, I don't know.

    Really my main gripe was "Is that all there is?" If you're going to have a hotel with no amenities to speak of, you better have SOMETHING special to offer. I have stayed at such places, 22 Jermyn Street in London for example. Even with no lobby to speak of and certainly no bar or restaurant, the manager and staff were able to create an air of service, luxury and exclusivity that made a stay there seem special. Though the staff [which seemed to consist of 4 people total -  the doorman/porter who was invariably doing something else whenever I came through the door, two at the front desk and the maid] was friendly enough at Morgan's, they couldn't make magic.

    And for $400+ a night, I'd like a LITTLE magic.

    16/12/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    36. SA K.
    This is a wonderful hotel! It's uber modern with nice sized rooms (especially for NYC!), and friend staff. The location is just perfect as there's tons of restaurants and offices all around it.

    The only con was that the bathroom light bulbs went out one morning and the heating was a little off (didn't have time to request that it be fixed before I had to leave that day). Low and behold, that evening when I came back to the room, everything had been fixed without me having to ask!

    Would definitely consider it in the future!

    09/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    37. Charlie L.
    Stayed here last year during my first time in NYC and it was a truly memorable experience.

    First the front desk agent, I forgot her name but she's the cute latin girl with glasses, checked me in and was super helpful and sweet. She could tell it was my first time in the city and she got me a map and checked all her favorite places in the city.

    My flight  came in the morning, so my room was not ready. But they did have a complementary breakfast served in their restaurant and a nice upstairs lounge with a full bathroom and shower to fresh up in. I checked my bags with the door man and headed off to the empire state building with the line cutting passes the front desk gal gave me. She saved me about half an hour wait in line.

    Came back in the afternoon when my room was ready. The room was amazing! I guess some rooms are smaller than others but I definitely appreciated the small design touches of the place.

    A bucket of ice was waiting for me as requested and Debi the manager sent me a hand signed letter and chocolate truffles. What the Hell! This is amazing. Super quiet rooms with thick walls. I threw a small party and no one complained next door. Haha!

    The free breakfast alone is worth the stay here but the service from management and staff will make you come back again. Quick tip, use their loyal members program and you will get more perks than booking through expedia.

    30/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    38. Genevieve B.
    I didn't mess with some hotel booking site - just went straight to their website and was able to book a deluxe room on an early bird special (3 months in advance) for amazingly cheap. The location can't be beat! You are seriously around the corner from Grand Central Station, a short walk to tons of major tourist attractions not to mention great places to shop and eat. I couldn't be happier with the size of our room, the staff or the amenities. I would highly recommend Morgan's and would gladly stay again.

    18/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    39. Tommy L.
    A nice midtown hotel.

    After a wedding in Pennsylvania the first weekend in December, we planned a few days in New York. We wanted to see the Christmas windows from all the big department stores so we wanted to be close by. After researching, Morgan's seem to be the ideal place. It didn't disappoint.

    Room was spacious and modern. The space is simple, minimalistic with a slight black/white checkered accent. Bedding was comfy. Good water pressure. All the room amenities you would expect from a mid tier NYC hotel. No complaints from me.

    The hotel lobby was small and used primarily to check guest in and out. However, on the 3rd floor, there is a quiet lounge that proved useful for us. On our last day, after going to Macys, the lounge was the perfect place to chill with their couches, TV and water before our flight.

    Location was great for us. It was a few blocks away from the midtown action and that's what we wanted. Everyone we encountered was warm and friendly. There's no room service or restaurant in the hotel. Breakfast was the basic cold options. But don't worry, there's a diner with an extensive menu across the street and a corner deli down the block.  

    A nice, spacious room albeit you pay the midtown premium for it. A good location that blocks away from the hustle and bustle of midtown. Friendly service. This is a practical and unassuming place. If you're looking for ultimate luxury, this isn't it. But if you want a good hotel with no fuss, this maybe it.

    I usually favor lower Manhattan to stay and have fun. But Morgan's is changing my mind about Midtown.

    04/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    40. Whitney J.
    This Morgans' property was nice and the location was good. The staff was very attentive and did their best to meet your needs. Asia de Cuba is  eh at best (unless you get their coconut cake), but for the most part no one stays at a hotel for the room service. You are there for the location, amenities and the hospitality. This specific Morgan's hotel has such an accomadating stafff. In all actuality, they all do... hence why I will always stick to their company's properties when I travel (when available).

    Obviously this Morgan's property was smaller than the Royalton but I did find the room to be in better "condition" than the room we had at the latter (and that was due to the fireplace stinking up the space, nothing else). All-in-all, I'm a huge fan of Morgans hotels. They always have spectacular decor and INCREDIBLE staffing. There is nothing better than going to a hotel and realizing you forgot something and voila! they have it there for you.

    21/11/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    41. Jake M.
    It's been over a year since we stayed there, but I wanted to weigh in that we had a very nice stay there.   The rooms are small, but very functional.  The breakfast buffet was pleasant and the staff was very nice.  
    The best thing is the location.  Walking distance to everything - especially Grand Central Station.  
    Based on our stay, I would recommend it.

    04/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    42. Sophia V.
    Enjoyed this hotel! When my boyfriend visited New York for New Years-- we were so glad our agent booked this hotel for us! It it were, I would've probably chosen a hotel out of franchise, something everyone's heard of. (Westin, Hilton, Wydnam etc.) It was nice to have gone out of the box.

    The night I arrived in New York, my chauffer pulled up to the side of hotel because the front of the hotel was blocked off because of snow--I was already excited. The hotel had a great location! There were stores, delis, banks, and restaurants all in walking distance around Morgan's.

    The staff was extremely friendly and the lobby was cute & cozy. The rooms were so pretty! Everything was set for a modern-contemporary feel. From their flat-screens to their gorgeous bathroom. It had a very home-like feel to it. There was a really cute seating area near the window overlooking the streets!

    The only negative thing about the room we stayed in was that the window was huge and the blinds didn't do that much justice. In result of so, the room got really cold at night and in the morning. But then again, that was what the heater is for.

    Other than that, I enjoyed it a lot :)

    11/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    43. Lorrie M.
    Whoa lots of hate on this hotel which I actually thought felt comfortable and unassuming. I was a fan of Morgans (maybe I'm mistaken?) as a chain, so I thought this was a worth while place since I really enjoyed the 'Morgans' chain.

    The hotel restaurant is some odd combo fusion food place, but its actually not too shabby for room service considering I'm used to seeing steaks, burgers and kids meals being staples of the room service diet.

    The location is fantastic and the staff is really friendly and the bell desk is EXTRA helpful even if they know you don't really want to tip them. Eeks.

    Morgan's is probably also one of the cheaper hotels you can find great rates for in New York so I'd highly recommend you look here first since it can sometimes be cheaper than the chains like Hyatt, Westin, etc.

    19/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    44. Rachel K.
    This place was great! We definitely got an amazing deal through booking.com . It's boutique-ish, which I love and it was very pleasing to the eye. The lounge up at the penthouse is amazing and the view is great to boot!

    I can't remember who we talked to at the front desk, but he was SUPER nice as well as the rest of the staff we ran into. Overall, we really did have a great experience here!

    02/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    45. Mr. M.
    I cannot say enough great things about this hotel and the amazing people who run it.  I recently stayed here on a 3-week business trip and this hotel took care of every accommodation for my colleagues and I.  

    The rooms are really comfy, roomy, and very stylish.  I got to know the friendly housekeeping staff and they took great care of my room.  The soaps/shampoos are Malin & Goetz and its kind of the best smelling toiletries I have ever used.  I now use their stuff regularly.  The room features a flat screen HDTV, minibar, ironing board and iron, robe, umbrella (this came in very handy as it rained a lot on my trip!) , free wifi, stationary, etc.

    They have a great penthouse which is open to all guests.  In the morning there is a very nice continental breakfast with bagels, pastries, toast, cereal, OJ, coffee, tea, etc.  The view from the penthouse is quite amazing as well.  Its open all day and into the  night, and we spent many nights lounging in the different indoor/outdoor penthouse areas.  They also have an iMac and printer set up for guests to use in one of the side rooms of the penthouse.

    The best part about my stay was definitely how accommodating the staff was.  They were incredibly friendly and helpful, and no request (and believe me, we had some big ones) seemed out of the question.

    They were also in the process of remodeling a new bar/restaurant.  From the looks of it, it is going to be quite nice.  

    All in all, this is a really great place to stay and I will definitely come back here on my next trip to NYC.  Its located in midtown so its very easy to get around from here.  Grand Central Station is about 4 blocks away, as is Time Square.  

    Big shout outs to Nubia, Todd, Marina, William, Conlin, Torian and the rest of the staff.  You guys were great!!

    10/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    46. Zwei I.
    The epitome of a New York City boutique hotel.. The room was a nice size for the price and the overall stay was great.

    The hotel is undergoing construction though, which is kind of a downer. The lobby looks gorgeous but is deserted which makes me feel a bit weary.

    Overall, I would recommend this hotel. The free breakfast is also very lovely.

    14/06/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    47. Janine W.
    Avoid broadway!! It's nutso with the pending superbowl.  Great location and accomodations,  only negative is no room service but the room served its purpose so we could be close to K-Town within walking distance,  Room lighting is a bit lax side,  Would definitely stay here again based on that point.

    02/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    48. Jason G.
    Inconspicuously nestled on Madison Avenue, Morgan's is a great stop for anyone leisurely traveling through New York. The room was spacious but still cozy. It was very modernly designed, which we loved, and illustrated definite attention to detail. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The location also was convenient if maybe a bit of a walk from Grand Central, the nearest  subway station. They also served up an incredible free continental breakfast, a rare find in Manhattan. We truly don't have a negative thing to say! We will certainly recommend and return if in the area.

    16/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    49. Bryan L.
    My home away from home in NYC when in mid town. Contemporary and friendly . Staff are all about YOU .

    17/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    50. Patrick S.
    This hotel reminds me of the Art Deco hotels on the strip in Miami. It's an old building with a little bit of artsy feel. But without cinnamon-skinned rollerbladers in bikinis, and million dollar cars parked in front it becomes too small and cramped to have any charm. I couldn't get in the bathroom without turning sideways - and I'm pretty svelte.

    The staff were nice, and the location good - other than being in New York and not Miami.

    27/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    51. Jessica D.
    Everything in the hotel is clean and nice. Our room was modern and up kept. We enjoyed our five day stay but there were little things I wanted to share with anyone planning a stay here.

    For starters, do NOT trust their recommendations on any restaurants close by to order for delivery. We got in around 9:30 one night and wanted pizza. You'd think being in NYC this would be simple, right? Wrong. They provided us with to menus and we ordered from on but the pizza got to us completely incorrect and looked like crap. After searching yelp we ended up finding our own place (garlic pizza) so if you want to order some food, try there!

    Other than that, which really isn't a complaint with the hotel just a little tip, the housekeeping comes around early so make sure you have that sign on your door if you don't want to be woken up.

    21/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    52. Mark Y.
    I absolutely had a fantastic recent stay at the Morgans  Everything, from the moment I walked through the door to check-in to my departure, was perfect!  Nicole, during check-in, was awesome.  I hate going to hotels where the employees make you feel as if they are doing you a favor versus the opposite.  Anyway, she was super friendly, very conversational, and actually smiled.  Service was pretty consistent from the doorman to the individuals from maintenance.  I was always greeted and asked if everything was well with my stay.  

    The room was definitely not as small as I was expecting.  it was well appointed with a platform bed, a nice desk, a psuedo couch, and lots of places to store your clothes.   Everything was super clean, with no sign of dust, hairs, or other unsavory objects.  The bathroom was TINY, but that is to be expected in NY.   The Morgans offers Malin and Goetz bath products, which is a nice little bonus - sure beats the ultra fragrant Bath and Body Works products!!!!!  The bed was a little too soft for my preference, but most people probably prefer a little more cush to their mattress than myself.  That being said, I had no problems sleeping!  The hotel was quiet, overall, and attracts more civilized guests.  

    I didn't eat their complimentary breakfast they offer, but did see what they had to offer.  They had a huge variety of pastries, muffins, toast, and bagels, as well as drinks.  Breakfast is served on the penthouse level, which also serves as a comfortable place to chill out in the afternoon.  

    Price was pretty reasonable for NY standards, particularly during the time of my visit - NYU and Columbia graduation!  My room averaged around $300/night.  Overall, I was beyond satisfied with my stay at the Morgans, and I look forward to a return trip!  

    And for the location......the address speaks for itself.  You're very close to most of the action - shopping, dining, Grand Central, and subway lines.  

    And Yes!  Wifi is free and reliable!

    23/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    53. Thomas R.
    Morgans is an excellent hotel.  All staff were incredibly friendly and nice. Great complimentary breakfast and room amenities. Clean and the location is perfect no matter where in the city you want to go.  You won't be disappointed.

    18/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    54. Michele R.
    Checked out of the W hotel on Lexington because of the noise and into the Morgan.
    Amazing! Rescued my awful short break in NYC.
    Staff are lovely.  Stayed in a fabulous loft style room on the 17th floor.
    Stylish hotel. Great value. Quiet area.
    Loved it!
    Booking again in March.

    17/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    55. Neluta G.
    If you want something unique, this is the place. They have great Asian fusion food. Love the ox tail eggrolls, salads and any dish I had there. The atmosphere is "friendly" it means you will be sitting at a table with strangers sometimes. The bar is always packed so get a reservation for this place.

    13/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    56. Julian Z.
    Love that it's located in the heart of the City,  perfect location for tourists looking for a place close to Times Square and the Empire State Building

    17/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    57. John B.
    This hotel does a fantastic job of fully utilizing the space in each room. The bathroom is tiny but the shower spacious. The room is small but has built in shelving and couch. There is free wifi and a great lounge for continental breakfast. Not much to complain about really. I would recommend it to all. The location is good just south of midtown in Murray Hill.

    30/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    58. Robert D.
    Given the price level this hotel is absolutely ok but would rather prefer Royalton or Hudson if choosing a hotel from the Morgans Group. The breakfast is ok and was included which is a positive. On the negative side the boring reception area

    19/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    59. Doris C.
    Review for their new bar, 'reserve'.

    I've always loved a choose your own adventure book, and when offered the opportunity to do that with an old fashioned? count me in!

    With a roll of three dice, your fate is sealed according to spirit, syrup and bitters (mine came out to a blended scotch, salted caramel, and dandelion root).  My drink was tasty without being too sweet, and the interaction was cute and surprising.  The bartender explained the syrups are all made in house, which is a big plus to me.  

    Great selection of bourbon and they put down a small bowl of mixed nuts (the candied walnuts were fantastic).

    13/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    60. Joelle M.
    A boutique hotel at the heart of midtown. Complimentary breakfast was very Euro style. Delicious croissants and coffee amongst other baked goods. Ricky, one of the managers,  was very hospitable and made sure the guests are content and taken care of. I can't say that for others at the front desk. Be aware that when you book the one bedroom sweet, the windows face out to another buildings. You can not even see the sky. Very claustrophobic. Ricky took care of us and moved our room to a higher level where we actually had sunlight coming through.
    The hotel did not have room service but you can call local restaurants who will deliver to the hotel. The bell man was also very courteous and friendly. Overall, I recommend this hotel.

    19/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    61. Jeannie C.
    Our family enjoyed staying at the Morgans last week. We were upgraded to a superior room and allowed to check in early. The room was quiet and well appointed. The bed was super comfy. The shower was fantastic with great water pressure! Very refreshing after a long day of walking around. The hotel has a decent free breakfast of cereals, yogurt, pastries, juice and fruit. This was great as we were staying there with a toddler, so it was great to be able to give her a quick breakfast before heading out into the city. Coffee and tea was always available. Location was extremely convenient to the bus, taxis and close to subways. I would definitely stay here again on my next trip to NYC! A good value with great style.

    12/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    62. Andrew S.
    I'm not going to lie - I stopped in here to use the bathroom.  That's right, no cocktails for me, thank you.  Just show me where the lavatory is.

    And what a sparkling clean bathroom is was!!  Well done, Morgans.

    27/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0