4.5 out of 5

"I had a problem with going to a confusion with the room with the staff but it was rectified and I was pleased " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 28 May 2017

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in the heart of Manhattan awaits you at Shelburne NYC-an Affinia hotel. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find popular attractions like Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant and in-room LCD TVs.

You can enjoy WiFi, cable TV, and coffee/tea makers, featured in all 323 rooms. Minibars provide refreshments, and room service is also available. Pillow menus and designer toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay. Additionally, safes, hair dryers, and phones are available.

The restaurant, Rare Bar and Grill, serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Rare View Rooftop Lounge is the hotel's own rooftop bar. 1275 square feet (118 square meters) of event facilities include 2 meeting rooms, and other business amenities include a business center. Added amenities include a fitness center, a free manager's reception, and WiFi in public areas. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 15-minute walk of this 4-star Central New York City hotel include Empire State Building and Macy's.

Guest Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$149 per night

One Bedroom Suite King Bed Deluxe

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Guest Room Two Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Guest Room Two Beds Accessible

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio Deluxe Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio Deluxe Suite Two Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Shelburne NYC-an Affinia hotel ratings based on 251 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

Great time at the Affinia

I had a problem with going to a confusion with the room with the staff but it was rectified and I was pleased

Posted by on May 28, 2017

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4 out of 5

Great Location with a very friendly staff.

Pros: Nice rooms. Great Location. Friendly staff.
Cons: Room ventilation. Tough to control the room temperature.
Location: Walking distance to great restaurants, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, Time Square and Park Avenue.
We were extremely pleased with our accommodations, as the location was perfect for our first visit to NYC. The rooms were larger than many we compared at booking. Double Queens were hard to find elsewhere. They also have a happy hour complimentary wine service from 5-6 in the lobby.

Posted by , from Portland on Mar 22, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 24, 2017 by Office Manager

Hello Lucky One, Thank you for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and were able to take advantage of our great location. Warmest regards, Kristina Perez

4 out of 5

Wonderful Service and Amenities.

We were greeted with wonderful customer service and a trip to the pantry for some refreshments after a long day of travel. Our room was very impressive, the room was very large in comparison to other hotels in the city and extremely clean, great view and location. My only regret is that I didn't take advantage of the pillow menu. When it was time to checkout I really didn't want to leave. The Shelburne Affinia is at the top of my list for my future visits to the city.

Posted by , from P on Jan 20, 2017

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5 out of 5

Quiet, yet stylish hotel! Very reasonable!

Pros: Cleanliness Staff Location is close (but not too close) to Times Square
Cons: No real parking situation. Good luck with that!
Location: Scotty's Diner or Penelope's for Breakfast. Foray out for dinner. Plenty within walking distance or a short cab ride. Catch a show!
Would definitely choose again. Nice suite with queens, kitchenette and clean, modern bathroom. Nice lobby for lounging around and hotel offers wine in the lounge on many days (free) Requisite fitness center was there with a decent enough variety. Great staff!!! Every communication I had with the staff was friendly and informative. Beds were quite comfy...absolutely no complaints there. in room TV was at least a 42" model. Nice touch. Plenty of restaurants, mini markets, dry cleaners, coffee shops close by. Clyde, the concierge was quite helpful on a snowy day when there seemed to be nothing to do. Money well spent.

Posted by , from Philadelphia on Jan 25, 2016

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4 out of 5

Good bang for the buck.

The Shelburne used to be a more traditional, charming NYC hotel but under new management it is a little more modern and in the mold of NYC boutique hotels. But it's affordable for what you get and it's well located near Grand Central, etc.

Posted by on Jan 16, 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel good location

Room very clean, staff very helpful, welcoming glass of wine and a nice restaurant next to the hotel for night drinks and breakfast. Enjoyed my stay Only negative- hotel a little old and tired that they make up for with all else - Worked for me!

Posted by , from new york, ny on Jan 15, 2016

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4 out of 5

Convenient Mid-Town Hotel

Pros: Spacious, Comfortable bed, Good supply of Newspaper, hot water.
Location: Very convenient to bus and subway and plenty of shopping.
This hotel has comfortable large rooms, conveniently located. Staff is extremely pleasant and helpful. There are several areas that needed improvements: 1) The cleaning staff missed making the room one day. Apparently it happened before with other customer. 2) The bed sheets are not 100% cotton, but a polyester blend. These sheets are stiff and make noise, it was not comfortable, but according to the front desk staff, that was a union requirement, and they do not like it either because customers complaints. 3) the hotel building is old, therefore has some creaky floor.

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016

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5 out of 5

Re-located to FiftyNYC Location

I showed up to the Shelbourne location at 12AM on Saturday and apparently there was an overbooking. Mr. DeJesus at the front desk right away explained the mix up and got me a cab to the other available location...not only did he pay for my cab but also took care of my stay (without me even having to ask) for the inconvenience-now that is customer service at its finest!..my boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay at the other location FiftyNYC Affinia and can't thank the hotel staff (Mr. DeJesus, Laura, and Jesus) enough for making our stay enjoyable. The rooms were clean & comfortable with very modern chic decor, and there was a complimentary wine hour that we really enjoyed! Location is amazing! I would highly recommend the Affinia boutique hotels and will stay here whenever I need accommodations in the city.

Posted by , from New York on Dec 21, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great choice and value for NYC

Pros: Staff is attentive, yet not obtrusive. Room was very comfortable and you can't beat the price for NYC.
Location: A good location for Times Square, Broadway and Grand Central.
Comfortable and quiet, friendly staff. Good elevators, great bar and restaurant.

Posted by , from Wisconsin on Nov 9, 2015

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5 out of 5

Center of city-almost

Hotel is in Grand Central neighborhood with plenty of restaurants available. Subway , bus or taxi can take you to Times Square where plenty of good Broadway shows. Subway can take you to Chinatown, Little Italy or World Trade Center rather quickly. Hotel in warm weather has a roof bar where you can see the Empire State Bldg in its colors. Hotel has some rooms with kitchenettes which can help offset high eating out prices and a D'Agostino's Grocery store is a short distance to stock up your refrigerator. Rooms are not small like many NYC hotels.

Posted by , from Colorado on Sep 2, 2015

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About the Shelburne NYC-an Affinia hotel

Location 303 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered daily. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. A business center and meeting rooms are available. Event space at this hotel measures 1275 square feet (118 square meters). A fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Shelburne NYC-an Affinia hotel. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Manhattan hotel is smoke free.

  • 323 guestrooms or units
  • 3 conference rooms
  • 1275 sq ft of conference space
  • 118 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1929
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) (13.7 km / 8.5 mi)
  • Train station: New York Grand Central Terminal Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Shelburne NYC-an Affinia hotel offers 323 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. A pillow menu is available. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include showers, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Manhattan hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Pillow options
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Rare View Rooftop Lounge - Onsite rooftop bar. Open select days.

Rare Bar and Grill - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


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

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 120 lb)


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.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 32.66 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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 21 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD Fee per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD Included in daily service fee per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD $60-$70 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD $55-$65 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.00 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Affinia Shelburne
  • Affinia Shelburne Hotel
  • Affinia Shelburne Hotel New York
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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your 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.