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Avalon Hotel
Ranked #125 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic and have Recommended to Friends!!!”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

My partner and i travelled to New York and stayed at the Vincci Avalon for my 30th Birthday in January this year.
We had read many good reviews and after a long tiring journey we arrived in New York late and very tired. The receptionist was very polite and upgraded our room to a suite which was very nice, we entered the room and were immediately struck by the generous size of the room, very clean and crisp appearance and modern.
The bed was literally the most comfortable bed we had slept in and the bathroom was clean and the marble was a nice touch.
After having a fantastic break in New York and staying at the Vincci Avalon 2 nights we checked out around midday, and saw the last of what we could see before our airport taxi picked us up from outside the Vincci Avalon at 6pm.
We got back to the hotel around 5.30pm and it was so cold outside that the kind staff at the Vincci Avalon let us wait in the lobby until 6pm.
Overall our experience at the Vincci Avalon was excellent. Impeccable service, fantastic and spacious rooms and a warm welcoming atmosphere, being our first time in New York we were so impressed and vowed to return again in the Summer.
Thanks again for making our First visit to New York and my 30th Birthday Truly memorable and we both hope to stay at the Vincci Avalon again soon.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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, General Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, 28 June 2012
Dear Stephen1981,

We really appreciate that you chose the Avalon for such a special occasion, and are very happy that we could make your birthday a great one. Thank you for letting us know about your experience—we are thrilled that the staff was such an important part of your stay, and will definitely let them know about this. Please contact my office directly if you plan to return to New York, as I would like to offer you a complimentary upgrade to make your next stay an even better one.

Sincerely yours,

Michael R.
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Burlington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

Only stayed one night for business. Booked the room only a few daythe s before stay and the price was very reasonable. Spoke directly to the hotel and felt that the staff really wanted me to stay with them. Very welcoming. Good room rate for a last minute booking. Arrived late on Tuesday night. Check in was very easy and night clerk was very hospitable. Empire Pizza is a block away on 5th ave. for good late night food. I used to have an office a few blocks away so I knew the neighborhood. Room was clean and very old style NY. Big windows and hard wood floors and over stated trim. Floor was warm and did not creak. Stayed on 5th floor facing the street. Room was quiet and comfortable. Bed was very comfortable. WiFi in the room was a little flaky. Breakfast buffet is expensive for what you get and caters to European travelers as well as American. Better breakfast for my needs is available down the street. The Library / Business center was very comfortable and a good place to work. All the hotel staff were very helpful and gracious. Rumor is the building has been sold to a new investor group that will try and turn the Avalon into a 5 star hotel. I will definitely try them again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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, General Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, 6 July 2012
Dear rtrain4,

Thank you very much for letting us know what you thought of your stay at the Avalon. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your room and experience with the staff, and are in the progress of upgrading the WiFi so that it will be faster and more reliable. If you plan to return to New York, please contact my office directly so that I can extend a complimentary upgrade to provide you with another wonderful stay.

Sincerely yours,

Michael Rawson
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Belfast
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

Beautiful hotel, staff could not have been nicer, even let us check in 3 hours before official check in time. Storage of bags no problems with no obligatory costs charged. Free internet access in rooms and tea and coffee in reception, refreshing change from Hilton hotel chain we stayed in previously. Easy 10 minute walk from Penn Station. Overall lovely stay and will return.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Cara O
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, General Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, 28 June 2012
Dear Cara O,

Thank you very much for taking the time to tell us all about your stay at the Avalon and letting us know what made it a great one. We are delighted that you had a pleasant experience with your room and the staff. We are very happy that you chose the Avalon, and hope that you will return upon your next visit to New York-- please contact my office directly if you do so that I can provide you with a complimentary upgrade to make your next stay even better.

Sincerely yours,

Michael R.
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

Located in Midtown, this hotel is perfectly situated to some of New York's most important landmarks. Just a few minutes walk from the Empire State Building, Macy's and Times Square.
The hotel is well appointed and has very decently furnished rooms for prices that are half that of comparable places in Manhatten.
The reception and house-keeping staff are exceptionally friendly and go out of their way to make sure you have a great stay!
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: The 17th Floor Suites have pretty good views.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Thank James B
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, General Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, 28 June 2012
Dear James B,

Thank you very much for sharing with us how much you enjoyed your stay at the Avalon. We are delighted that our location made it possible for you to enjoy New York to its fullest and are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and experience with the staff. We’d very much like to have you again, so please contact my office directly if you decide to return to New York so that I can provide you with a complimentary upgrade to make your next stay even better.

Sincerely yours,

Michael R.
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Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

Nice hotel, good value. I had problems with internet in my room but they fixed it. Friendly staff.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Grzegorz1983
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, General Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, 6 July 2012
Dear Grzegorz1983,

We really appreciate that you chose the Avalon for your visit, and are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and your experience with the staff. Thank you for letting us know about your visit—we are currently in the process of upgrading the internet service so that it will be faster and more reliable. Please contact my office directly if you plan to return to New York, as I would like to offer you a complimentary upgrade.

Sincerely yours,

Michael Rawson
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Coruña
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Great hotel for walking around Midtown and close to Times Sq. By Empire State Building.
Close to subway.
The area is know as Korean and so are many of the restaurants in the area. Great for noodles and sushi!
Complimentary coffe
Helpfull staff

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Gracielas
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, General Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, 28 June 2012
Dear Gracielas,

We really appreciate you taking the time to tell us all about your stay at the Avalon and letting us know what made it a great one. We are very happy that our location made it possible for you to explore New York and that you enjoyed your experience with the staff and the nearby destinations. Upon your next visit to New York, please contact my office directly so that I can provide you with a complimentary upgrade to make your next stay an even better one.

Sincerely yours,

Michael R.
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

Huge room (especially coming from Ramada New Yorker closet sized room), wood floors instead of carpet was nice, good pillows and bedding. Slight downside was water pressure in the shower although the bathroom was very nice and spacious. Decor is slightly dated, but had a nice not too formal feel to it. Really enjoyed the area, had a great walk down to Eataly on Madison Square Park - very nice spot. Hotel was very quiet, and right near Heartland Brewery - had a great dinner there - amazing service and reasonable prices. Make sure to go up Empire State building at night it was amazing!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank LoaFinn
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, General Manager at Avalon Hotel, responded to this review, 28 June 2012
Dear LoaFinn,

Thank you very much for letting us know what you thought of your stay at the Avalon. We are so happy that you enjoyed our location, and that it gave you the chance to really explore the city. We very much appreciate that you chose the Avalon, and hope that you will return upon your next visit to New York-- please contact my office directly if you do so that I can provide you with a complimentary upgrade.

Sincerely yours,

Michael R.
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Property: Avalon Hotel
Address: 16 East 32nd Street, New York City, NY 10016-5402
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#91 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#101 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#103 Family Hotel in New York City
#142 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Avalon Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located just below Midtown Manhattan, The Avalon Hotel New York is blocks away from everything New York City has to offer. The hotel is only two blocks from the Empire State Building, seven subway lines and Penn Station, as well as being easily accessible to LaGuardia, JFK and Newark Liberty International Airport. Additionally, The Avalon Hotel New York is just steps from the best shopping in Manhattan including Macy's, Lord & Taylor and numerous 5th & Madison Avenue boutiques. World-famous Times Square and the Theatre District is just a short walk, subway or taxi cab ride away. With a majority of the 100 guest rooms over 400 square feet, many of our spacious guest rooms have two beds and all our suites feature a sofa bed. The Avalon Hotel New York is a classic boutique hotel providing guests with extra comforts such as a private library, flat screen HD televisions, 100% cotton linens, Thymes amenities, mini bars and personal in-room coolers. Conference space is available for intimate gatherings or business meetings. The Avalon Hotel offers, for an additional fee, a continental buffet breakfast served daily. A $20/night mandatory Facility Fee (plus taxes) will be applied and includes Wi-Fi, 24-hour on-site Fitness Center, Daily Newspapers, unlimited U.S. and Domestic (US Mainland) telephone calls, luggage storage, unlimited daily hot beverage and water service and 24-hour Business Center. ... more   less 
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Avalon Hotel New York City
Vincci New York City
Vincci Hotel Avalon

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