4.5 out of 5

"The rooms aren’t spacious, but certainly adequate, clean, convenient and reasonably priced. Restaurants, grocery, prepared foods all within a short wa ... " More

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Hotel Description

At Hotel Beacon you'll be 1 km (0.6 mi) from Lincoln Center and 2.4 km (1.5 mi) from Barney's. Highlights at this hotel include a 24-hour fitness center, a bar/lounge, and in-room kitchenettes.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 276 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, iPod docks, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with kitchenettes that come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. You'll find nice touches like designer toiletries and pillowtop beds to enhance your stay. Free weekday newspapers, safes, and hair dryers are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and concierge services. Other amenities include a conference center, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available.

Within a 30-minute walk of this 4-star Upper West Side hotel, attractions include Carnegie Hall and Ed Sullivan Theater.

Standard Studio, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$165 per night

Deluxe Studio, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom (King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Studio, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom (2 Double Beds)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom (Queen)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Beacon ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

West Side Convenience

The rooms aren’t spacious, but certainly adequate, clean, convenient and reasonably priced. Restaurants, grocery, prepared foods all within a short walk. Rooms facing the street are quiet and comfortably furnished.

Posted by , from San Francisco on Feb 27, 2018

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5 out of 5

Spotless comfy hitel

This hotel was spotless and comfortable. Location was perfect for Beacon theater attendance next door. Adjacent to an eatery as well made breakfasts, lunches quick. The hotel bar was upscale and enjoyable. Stafff through the hotel friendly and accommodating. I found this location perfect and walking to various museums etc easily doable.

Posted by , from Vernon, CT on Feb 7, 2018

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3 out of 5


I don’t know who determines hotel star ratings but this is not a 4 Star hotel. Maybe 3. Updates were more like putting lipstick on a pig. Not a terrible hotel but only fair. Bathtub in room 1803 does not drain and I’m sure I’m not the first person to mention it. Standing water for at least 2 hours after my 3 minute shower. I checked out before any of the water had drained. Ick. Staff at the front desk were not thrilled to be there. Whole experience...meh.

Posted by , from NJ on Dec 29, 2017

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5 out of 5

Travel with kids

The kitchenette made my trip easier with the kids. It was handy having a spot they could get their breakfast, pack a lunch, or make a light dinner at “home”. Clean and comfortable rooms. Grocery store across the street is added bonus!

Posted by , from Merritt Island, FL on Dec 13, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great Value

Pros: Room size, location, beds
Cons: Shower water pressure
Location: Loved the location. Close to Central Park, Museum of Natural History, Uptown, Subway Station, etc.
Third time staying in NYC. Was expecting a standard NYC hotel room that is basically an oversized closet. I was very pleased when I opened the door and found a room with plenty of space and a nice size bathroom. Beds were comfortable and I enjoyed the location was close enough to major attractions but far enough away from the madhouse known as times square.

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful hotel in a great location!

Pros: Location, friendliness and convenience.
Stayed for a long weekend to reunite with college friends (I'm a NYC native), which included a concert at the Beacon Theater (right next door). Hotel is very conveniently located in the upper west side of New York, right near the subway. There are a lot of attractions near by within walking distance. There is a market and drug store right across the street- and our room had a kitchenette and refrigerator/microwave. Views of the Hudson river were great (I was on floor 25), looking just past the historic Dakota (no, I didn't see Ono). Staff was great and very professional.friendly. The hotel manager actually sought me out to inquire if everything was perfect about our stay- and it was. I will return to this hotel.

Posted by , from Erie, Pennsylvania on Apr 24, 2017

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5 out of 5

Perfect location

We stayed 3 nights at the Beacon, love the Upper West Side and ease of getting anywhere in Manhattan from the 72nd St. subway. You can walk to many museums and of course Central Park. The room was very comfortable, great beds, kitchenette perfect for coffee and toasting a bagel! On the 18th floor it was soooo quiet! Fairway Market is right across the street. The bar is nice too! Nothing negative to say.

Posted by , from Massachusetts on Jan 23, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 27, 2017 by Milja Perkovic

Dear Ann, Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Beacon and for the fabulous review! We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely,

3 out of 5
Pros: Service staff.
Cons: Needs to be updated.
Location: Convenient location for the upper westside of Manhattan.
Spacious but old rooms. Service staff very helpful. A good, economic hotel.

Posted by , from Florida on Sep 15, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 15, 2016 by Milja Perkovic

Dear DFT, Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Beacon! We are glad that you had a great experience and that you found our location perfect for your activities. Out team strives for excellence, and I am delighted to hear that their efforts were noticed. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to stay in one of our newly renovated guest rooms when they are complete in 2017. My team and I look forward to welcoming you back to our Hotel Beacon. Sincerely,

5 out of 5
Great view! I was happy to see the room! Nice bar,crab cakes delicious !

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great place to stay

Pros: Clean, comfortable, great location
Cons: Air conditioner made a bang every time it went on....got used to it...
Location: Right next door tho the beacon theater! Restaurants, markets all close by. Central Park is a nice walk. Subway is only a few blocks away.
We took a subway from pen station & walked a couple of blocks to the hotel. We arrived and were greeted and checked in. The room was a nice size with king bed and a kitchenette. The bathroom was small but adequate. We crossed the street to the fairway market for snacks and juice. There was a liquor store a couple doors down. Walking next door to the beacon theater for the show was amazing! Definitely a convenient place to stay. Room was quiet. Bed was comfortable. Felt clean and safe. Will definitely be back when we see another show at the beacon.

Posted by , from long island, ny on Nov 23, 2015

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Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A 24-hour fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Beacon. A complete renovation of Hotel Beacon was completed in November 2013. This 4-star New York hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 276 guestrooms or units
  • 25 levels
  • 4 conference rooms
  • Built in 1932
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


  • Airport: New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) (41.8 km / 26 mi)
  • Train station: New York Penn Station (3.9 km / 2.4 mi)

Room Amenities

Hotel Beacon offers 276 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Accommodations at this 4-star hotel have kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast for a fee.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No onsite parking is available. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5.00 and USD 20 for adults, USD 5.00 and USD 20.00 for children (approximately)
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 55.00 per 24 hours

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.