Rate based on Check-in: Jul 31, 2014 Check-out: Aug 1, 2014

Murray Hill East Hotel

3 stars
149 E. 39th St., New York, NY 10016
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
408 reviews
Best stay in NYC ever

Really pleased with everything. It surpassed all my expectations. See full review

  • Fort Wayne moms
  • Jul 17, 2014
Loved this hotel

Like all the other reviewers, this hotel is awesome. It's huge by NYC standards. We stayed in a... See full review

  • Fort Wayne moms
  • Jul 16, 2014
All-suite hotel close to Grand Central and the Empire State Building
Space is the name of the game at this 14-story Murray Hill hotel. All rooms are suites with full kitchens, so guests have plenty of room to spread out. The hotel has a fitness center and offers free Wi-Fi in the lobby. The location is near the Empire State Building and Grand Central and convenient to Midtown businesses and tourist attractions.
Highlights
  • All-suite hotel with kitchens
  • Quiet Murray Hill location
  • Close to Grand Central and Bryant Park
Location

The hotel is a short walk from Grand Central Terminal, Bryant Park, the Empire State Building and the United Nations. Fifth Avenue is just four blocks away.

Rooms

The 118 rooms are all suites with full kitchens. Microwaves and toasters are available upon request. All suites have dining tables and desks. Junior and one-bedroom suites also have sofa beds. Expect patterned bedspreads and curtains, dark carpeting and upholstered furniture. Rooms have cable TV, and Wi-Fi (fees apply) is available.

Features

Guest can take advantage of free Wi-Fi in the lobby. The fitness center is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The hotel is affiliated with a self-park parking garage around the corner (fees apply).

Dining

Travelers have a wide variety of dining options close to the hotel. The lower level of Grand Central Terminal boasts a large food court with options ranging from Jamaican cuisine to barbecue to specialty cupcakes.

Transportation
  • MTA Subway 4, 5, 6 lines Grand Central - Lexington (0.2 mi/ 0.32 km)
  • Grand Central Terminal (0.3 mi/ 0.5 km)
  • Penn Station (0.9 mi/ 1.5 km)
  • La Guardia Airport
  • Newark Liberty International Airport
  • John F. Kennedy Airport
Attractions
  • Times Square (1.1 mi/ 1.77 km)
  • Rockefeller Center (0.9 mi/ 1.45 km)
  • United Nations (0.6 mi/ 0.97 km)
  • Central Park (1.5 mi/ 2.41 km)
  • Empire State Building (0.6 mi/ 0.97 km)
  • Javits Convention Center (1.6 mi/ 2.57 km)

Murray Hill East Hotel Rooms

One Bedroom Suite
Full One Bedroom Suite with either a king or two double beds, separate living room with a queen sofa bed, fully equipped kitchen, full bathroom, dining table, desk, dresser and cable television.
Studio Suite
Features one king, one queen or two double beds, a fully equipped kitchen, full bathroom, dining table, desk, dresser and cable television.
Junior Suite
Features and L-shaped room with a queen bed in the bedroom and a pull out queen sofa bed in the living room, a fully equipped kitchen, full bathroom, dining table, desk, dresser and cable television.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

40.7493 -73.977
Area served
New York, NY, within walking distance of Grand Central Station
Nearby airports
La Guardia Airport - LGA and John F. Kennedy International Airport -JFK, Newark Liberty Airport EWR
Area description
Located near the Empire State Building, United Nations, Central Park, Theater District, Garment District, Grand Central Terminal and Rockefeller Center.

Nearby points of interest

  • Daily News Building: 0.2 mi
  • Murray Hill: 0.2 mi
  • Chrysler Building: 0.2 mi
  • Pierpont Morgan Library: 0.2 mi
  • Grand Central Station: 0.3 mi
  • MetLife Building: 0.3 mi
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts: 0.3 mi
  • NY Public Library: 0.3 mi
  • Lord & Taylor: 0.4 mi
  • Ralph Bunche Park: 0.4 mi
  • Tudor City: 0.4 mi
  • Robert Moses Playground: 0.4 mi
  • Century Building: 0.5 mi
  • The King's College: 0.5 mi
  • Bryant Park: 0.5 mi
  • Daily News Building: 0.2 mi
  • Murray Hill: 0.2 mi
  • Chrysler Building: 0.2 mi
  • Pierpont Morgan Library: 0.2 mi
  • Grand Central Station: 0.3 mi
  • MetLife Building: 0.3 mi
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts: 0.3 mi
  • NY Public Library: 0.3 mi
  • Lord & Taylor: 0.4 mi
  • Ralph Bunche Park: 0.4 mi
  • Tudor City: 0.4 mi
  • Robert Moses Playground: 0.4 mi
  • Century Building: 0.5 mi
  • The King's College: 0.5 mi
  • Bryant Park: 0.5 mi
  • United Nations Headquarters: 0.5 mi
  • Japan Society Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Chester A. Arthur Home: 0.5 mi
  • East 34th Street Heliport: 0.5 mi
  • Koreatown, Manhattan: 0.5 mi
  • Ford Foundation Building: 0.5 mi
  • Bank of America Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Herald Square: 0.6 mi
  • East Side: 0.6 mi
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: 0.6 mi
  • Belasco Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Diamond District: 0.6 mi
  • International Building: 0.6 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Stephen Sondheim Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Nintendo World Store New Yok: 0.6 mi
  • Manhattan Mall: 0.6 mi
  • NBC Studios: 0.6 mi
  • Cathedral of St. Patrick: 0.6 mi
  • Macys: 0.6 mi
  • Condé Nast Building: 0.6 mi
  • Rockefeller Center: 0.7 mi
  • Lower Plaza: 0.7 mi
  • GE Building: 0.7 mi
  • Theater District: 0.7 mi
  • Lyceum Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Citicorp Center: 0.7 mi
  • Radio City Music Hall: 0.7 mi
  • School of Visual Arts: 0.7 mi
  • Nederlander Theatre: 0.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

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 (408)

Ratings and reviews for Murray Hill East Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
408 out of 408
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.5
Value:
4

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Murray Hill East Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Dallas, TX
Apr 29, 2007

Good Value for Cost

Nice location and clean. No amentities other than the fitness center. But given that very little time was spent in the hotel except to sleep, it was a very nice place for the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Murray Hill East Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Tarrytown NY
Feb 10, 2010

It's a value

This hotel is great - it's actually a transformed apt building. The suites are former one-bed apt units with full kitchens and big bedrooms. One thing it is not is ritzy - the decor is very standard, but king bed was great, furnishings in excellent shape, bathroom was spotless an all in working order and location blocks from Grand Central was great. Neighborhood had plenty of dinner options. We will come back. The rate - about $150 night with all of the taxes - makes is a real steal.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Murray Hill East Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Washington, DC
Sep 8, 2009

Convenient, comfortable, and cheap.

I spent the weekend in NYC with two friends from college and since we're used to crashing on floors and couches on a regular basis, we weren't expecting much for the price we paid for the room. Let me just say that we were very pleasantly surprised by this hotel. We shared a junior suite and there was more than enough room for the three of us. The room was spotlessly clean and comfortable, the water pressure in the shower was FANTASTIC and the hotel is located on a very quiet street. The kitchenette was perfect for storing alcohol and leftovers. As many people have already said, the rooms are a little dated, but that was only a minor drawback that didn't really matter to us. Some people might be annoyed that Times Square is about 10-15 minutes away on foot, but, again, it didn't bother us and it's definitely doable if you don't have anyone in your group with mobility issues. If you're young, traveling with friends, looking for something cheap, don't need many amenities and don't plan on doing much in the room besides showering and sleeping, this is the perfect place for you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Every kind of restaurant, cafe, and deli is within three or four blocks of the hotel. There's a fantastic grocery store around the corner and a nice wine/liquor shop about two blocks away, too. If, for whatever reason, none of the restaurants around the hotel appeal to you, check out Grand Central. There are a bunch of great places to eat in there, plus the building is incredible and it's worth a visit for that reason alone.

Review of Murray Hill East Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Miami, Fl
Apr 29, 2011

Everything was good!

Hotel is in a good location. One of the train stations is near.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Murray Hill East Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Ellicott City
May 25, 2008

Friendly staff, large room

My stay at the Murray Hill East Hotel was very satisfying. The staff was friendly, and I was upgraded to a suite...huge by NYC standards. The information sheet on neighborhood historic buildings was a nice touch, and there was a gourmet deli and other good places to eat in close walking distance.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Very nice walking, including a short distance to the UN.

Review of Murray Hill East Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Paris
Mar 27, 2010

A pretty good hotel in central Manhattan

Nice hotel, with very large room and a small kitchen, I've been in smaller and much pricier hotels in New York. But why do hotels charge so much for Wifi access in rooms? There is a free Wifi access in the lobby...

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

Business

Review of Murray Hill East Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Fairfax, VA
Feb 2, 2011

Great Midtown Hotel Find

This was our third time staying at the Murray Hill East Hotel. We like the convenient location - near the Broadway shows and lots of nice restaurants. This hotel is nice because of the size. We had a full size kitchen, living room and king-size bedroom. Much nicer than a standard hotel room. I wish they had free wifi in the rooms but at $7.95 a night, it wasn't too bad. I believe that there is free wifi in the lobby. There is no restaurant in this hotel but there are many restaurants around and, with the kitchen, we were able to have food available for the weekend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The recommended restaurant, Notaro, had great Italian food in a very friendly atmosphere.

Review of Murray Hill East Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gabbijake
Florida, USA
Mar 30, 2012

Individual attention in the Big Apple

From the first contact we had with the doorman to the final contact with a different doorman, our treatment at Murray Hill East was superb! It felt personal but not overwhelming. The suite-style room was great for a grandmother/mother/daughter group. Having the kitchen saved us some money, and the pull-out sofa was actually comfortable as a bed. All the amenities were topnotch

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Sophia's Hispanic cuisine was delicious and very economical and it was just around the corner.

Review of Murray Hill East Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Aleja13
New York
Mar 28, 2014

Great Hotel

The location is perfect, it's only a few blocks from the empire state, grand central terminal, fifth avenue, etc. The room was very comfortable, there was a full equipped kitchen, a living room with 2 tv's with cable. I recommend this hotel to everyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

A lot of stores five blocks from the hotel (34th street)

Review of Murray Hill East Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Washington, DC
Sep 8, 2009

Convenient, comfortable, and cheap.

I spent the weekend in NYC with two friends from college and since we're used to crashing on floors and couches on a regular basis, we weren't expecting much for the price we paid for the room. Let me just say that we were very pleasantly surprised by this hotel. We shared a junior suite and there was more than enough room for the three of us. The room was spotlessly clean and comfortable, the water pressure in the shower was FANTASTIC and the hotel is located on a very quiet street. The kitchenette was perfect for storing alcohol and leftovers. As many people have already said, the rooms are a little dated, but that was only a minor drawback that didn't really matter to us. Some people might be annoyed that Times Square is about 10-15 minutes away on foot, but, again, it didn't bother us and it's definitely doable if you don't have anyone in your group with mobility issues. If you're young, traveling with friends, looking for something cheap, don't need many amenities and don't plan on doing much in the room besides showering and sleeping, this is the perfect place for you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Every kind of restaurant, cafe, and deli is within three or four blocks of the hotel. There's a fantastic grocery store around the corner and a nice wine/liquor shop about two blocks away, too. If, for whatever reason, none of the restaurants around the hotel appeal to you, check out Grand Central. There are a bunch of great places to eat in there, plus the building is incredible and it's worth a visit for that reason alone.

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