Beware Pics, Read Reviews & Decide for Yourself Posted Aug 2, 2013
Hi all, I was looking for a nice hotel at a reasonable price. I saw the deal pop up on a website. The initial reviews were good enough. After I booked, I then came across the "real deal" & "raw" reviews. They were very helpful since I decided to stay at ONE UN anyway. 1. The staff do try very hard to be friendly as I think they are working overtime to compensate for the hotel's inadequacies. 2. The "regular" rooms are decent but not as nice as what the pictures show for the suites. 3. My room did not have mold, but you could tell they had done some serious caulking in the bathroom. We also had to have our room "cleaned" after we checked in because it was obviously lacking. We made sure to ask for towels, and we were able to get what we needed. 4. Right now, there is a lot of construction happening, and the walls do transmit sound very well. We didn't spend a lot of time in our room, though, because we were out and about all over the city so the noise was tolerable. 5. You are really close to everything, and it was easy to get around by foot/cab/subway! (United Nations, UNICEF, Amish Market, Grand Central Station, Chrysler Building, Times Square, Broadway, etc.) Basically, if you are looking for a decent hotel in NYC with some reasonable amenities in a good location, it's not a bad option if you manage to get a clean room with no mold and appropriate housekeeping.