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Hotel Pennsylvania

2 stars
401 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.5
out of 5
1,030 reviews
great

Great value. Great location. Nice room. Right by penn See full review

  • newyanderson
  • Nov 7, 2014
Great location and good price for New York!

Stayed for 3 nights. Great location and good price for New York! The only odd thing was I had to... See full review

  • odri
  • Aug 29, 2014
The Pennsylvania Hotel New York is located at 33rd Street and 7th Avenue in Manhattan. Catch up on work at the 24-hour business center, which features printers and high-speed internet access, or after a long day at a meeting use your complimentary guest passes to work out at Bally Total Fitness. Located next door to the hotel, it offers up-to-the-minute workout equipment, as well as a swimming pool and spa.

Affordable and within walking distance of various New York tower blocks like the Empire State Building and the vibrant oasis of Madison Square Garden, the Pennsylvania is a smart choice for leisure guests too, with central rooms and a budget price tag.
     
Sometimes known as the Hotel Pennsylvania or Hotel Penn, the accommodations here were opened in 1919 and have had several other names over the years, including the Statler-Hilton Hotel, after the original manager Ellsworth Statler. 
Key facts
  • Over 1,700 guestrooms
  • 90,000 sq. ft. of function space, incl. adjoining Penn Plaza Pavilion
  • 16 function rooms and 3 ballrooms
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference center on the 6th floor with executive boardroom
  • Catering capabilities
  • Four restaurants
Neighborhood
At the intersection of New York City's main tourist areas, such as the Broadway Theater district and Times Square, why not step out of the grand entrance at the Hotel Pennsylvania, turn to the right or left, and see where the sidewalk takes you? The Chrysler Building and Macy's are close at hand, and it's easy to reach the fashionable Chelsea and West Village neighborhoods from here too.
Hints and tips
Canine enthusiasts should plan a visit to coincide with the Westminster Dog Show, an annual event where dogs are put through their paces at nearby Madison Square Garden. Even better, the hotel itself is dog-friendly and there are no size restrictions, although there is an additional fee for your pet to stay. Make sure you check with the front desk before bringing along your furry friend.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Pennsylvania Rooms

Superior
Penn 5000 1 King Bed-Additional comforts and sensible investment. We have added a few special touches to our Penn 5000 Club rooms for guests who prize value but want a few additional comforts...like a king-sized bed with a pillow-top mattress- an efficien
Superior
Penn 5000 2 Double Beds-Additional comforts and asensible investment. We have added a few special touches to our Penn 5000 Club rooms for guests who prize value but want a few additional comforts...like a king-sized bed with a pillow-top mattress- an effi
Superior
Superior 1 Double Bed - Perfect for single guests- the superior room double has the same amenities as our larger Superior Rooms- including free wi-fi - a hairdryer- iron and ironing board- and complimentary access to our in-house fitness center.
Superior
Superior 2 Double Beds - This room type offers two full beds and more space than a Superior One Full Bed room- it has the same amenities as our larger Superior Rooms- including free wi-fi - a hairdryer- iron and ironing board- and complimentary access t

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Air conditioned
Pet friendly
Elevators
24 hour security
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Coffee shop
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Gift shop
News stand
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Radio
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Fire alarm with light
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors

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Reviewer score 4.2 out of 5

Hotel Map

40.7499 -73.9906
Nearby airports
La Guardia Airport, (LGA), 12.00, MI, W; Newark Intl Airport, (EWR), 14.00, MI, E; John F. Kennedy Intl Airport, (JFK), 16.00, MI, W;
Area description
City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Penn Station: 0.1 mi
  • Macys: 0.1 mi
  • Manhattan Mall: 0.1 mi
  • Herald Square: 0.2 mi
  • Koreatown, Manhattan: 0.3 mi
  • Museum at FIT: 0.3 mi
  • The King's College: 0.3 mi
  • Garment District: 0.3 mi
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Lord & Taylor: 0.4 mi
  • Nederlander Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Bryant Park: 0.4 mi
  • Limelight Marketplace: 0.4 mi
  • New York Times Building: 0.4 mi
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal: 0.5 mi
  • Penn Station: 0.1 mi
  • Macys: 0.1 mi
  • Manhattan Mall: 0.1 mi
  • Herald Square: 0.2 mi
  • Koreatown, Manhattan: 0.3 mi
  • Museum at FIT: 0.3 mi
  • The King's College: 0.3 mi
  • Garment District: 0.3 mi
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Lord & Taylor: 0.4 mi
  • Nederlander Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Bryant Park: 0.4 mi
  • Limelight Marketplace: 0.4 mi
  • New York Times Building: 0.4 mi
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal: 0.5 mi
  • New Victory Theater: 0.5 mi
  • Ford Center For The Performing Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Pierpont Morgan Library: 0.5 mi
  • Condé Nast Building: 0.5 mi
  • American Airlines Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Foxwoods Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • NY Public Library: 0.5 mi
  • Bank of America Tower: 0.5 mi
  • Stephen Sondheim Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Theater District: 0.5 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Lower Plaza: 0.5 mi
  • Murray Hill: 0.6 mi
  • Hughoneill Dry Goods Store: 0.6 mi
  • Helen Hayes Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Majestic Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Belasco Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Broadhurst Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Minskoff Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Flatiron Building: 0.6 mi
  • Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • John Golden Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Booth Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Lyceum Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Union Square - the Flatiron District: 0.6 mi
  • Music Box Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • St. James Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Imperial Theatre: 0.6 mi

Dining

City Perk
24 Hour coffee shop located off lobby with quick service grab-n-go items.
Tim Hortons
Quick service grab-n-go serving coffee - Donuts -Sandwiches - Located outside off the main entrance.
Stout
Irish pub serving Lunch - Dinner - Brunch on weekends - busy with after-work crowd and game nights.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (1030)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Pennsylvania

Overall score

2.5 / 5
5.01.0
1030 out of 1030
Amenities:
2.4
Room cleanliness:
2.7
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.1

58% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Pennsylvania

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JoanG
Business
Scotland
Dec 14, 2014

Hotel Pennslyvania

Hotel is in an excellent Central location - near to Empire State Building, Macy's & Madison Square Gardens. Hotel lobby is spectacular but rooms are outdated and need a major freshen up. They were clean though. Staff at check-in were very abrupt and disinterested!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Empire State Building right behind hotel.

Review of Hotel Pennsylvania

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
woodies
Business
UK
Dec 6, 2014

Great Location

Hotel is tired and needs a refurbishment. They charge $10 a day for phone, gym and wi-fi. This is mandatory. a big and unpersonnable hotel, will not be going back, location is great for the middle and upper Manhattan sites and shops.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Pennsylvania

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Julie SF
Business
San Francisco, Ca
Dec 5, 2014

Clean and cheap.

Upon arrival I was horrified at the state of my room. It was like staying at a bad motel. It is extremely dated. However it did start to grow on me a little over time and I realized that it wasn't all that bad. The staff were very nice and location was great. So easy to get anywhere from there with Penn station across the street. Im not sure if I would stay here again, I would prefer something a little more modern, but if you are looking for somewhere cheap and clean then its a good choice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Pennsylvania

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Grogser
Business
Kildare
Dec 4, 2014

Dreadful

I have stayed in this hotel omn several occasiona and I always say I will not return really because 1) The staff are so rude 2) The hotel is not very clean 3) The rooms have mould on the ceilings which is not good to be breathing in. 4) I was charged for wifi €15 per night I wasnt asked do I want this I was just told when I was checking in to hand over my credit card. 5) I also had to pay $5 per bag that I had left with the baggage holder in the hotel I have never experience this before oh and this was no included in there usual tip. 6) There is also not enough amenities in the room. 7) I always had to buy toilet paper and shower gel even though it was provided for in the past. I know this hotel has a great location, however, I would never go back here again. I know 6 couples who are going to New York in two weeks and they asked me would I recommend the hotel and I said not on your nelly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Jersey Gardens is the best mall/outlet for bargains.

Review of Hotel Pennsylvania

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Manhattanbabe
Business
Fareham
Dec 4, 2014

BEWARE EXTRA CHARGES ON ARRIVAL

Stayed at this hotel on numerous occasions and always happy , not The Ritz but you get what you pay for. Just returned to uk (3/12/14) and can report ALL CUSTOMERS WILL PAY A $10 PLUS TAX PER NIGHT FOR INTERNET/WIFI AND FREE CALLS WITHIN THE US WHETHER YOU USE THIS SERVICE OR NOT. This levy/surcharge is not negotiatable and will apply to all customers checking in. There were arguements at reception at checking in and departure by furious customers but even after speaking to the Manager there was wavering of this charge. We are not happy !

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Many shops sell hot cooked food at the back of their stores which is cheap, fresh and satisfying - if you don't mind eating out of containers and using plastic cutlery. There is one such store less than a block away before you reach Macy's.

Review of Hotel Pennsylvania

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lotus Man
Business
Boston, MA, USA
Dec 3, 2014

Great place!

Perfect location! Great access to the train station and local attractions.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Pennsylvania

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
FOXY LADY
Business
LONDON
Dec 3, 2014

horrible room

Both myself and friend was pleasantly surprised how lovely the hotel looked upon entering. Our room was something else. The room was dingy. We did not get one good night sleep all day and night the room was filled with the noise of the elevator going up and down. The bath cracked rusty taps and fittings water took ages to heat up.I could go on and on....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Pennsylvania

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Greta85
Business
Torontk
Nov 30, 2014

last minute surprise

My partner and I were looking for a last minute place to stay in the heart of NYC during a 20 hour layover at jfk. The Penn was an amazing location and a clean room for the night. (Shower was very weak, but ok for a quick clean off) Additionally, the staff were great!! Check in was really easy. If you are staying long term, be aware that yes, you are basically in Times Square and in a city that doesn't sleep. (We had a huge billboard out one window and Madison Square Garden out the other...which was awesome for a night, but maybe a problem if you are staying a few nights.) Also, the subway is right across the street. If we were in NYC for a few nights we'd stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

You are in the thick of it!! Enjoy it.

Review of Hotel Pennsylvania

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Weekend traveler1
Business
San Juan, PR
Nov 30, 2014

Good Location

The hotel is only for sleeping. It has excelente location. Although, you can see right away is not a five star hotel. Would stay again, just because of the location and cleanliness. This hotel needs a general makeover desperately.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Empire State Building is very near. Time Square and Rockerfeller Plaza is about 20-25 min. walking.

Review of Hotel Pennsylvania

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Nomadic drifter
Business
Pittsburgh
Nov 27, 2014

Gets job done

No frills, it is in need of an update. The location is excellent

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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