Located in East Village, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Metropolis and New York University. Empire State Building and Macy's are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Bare BonesPros: Great location and inexpensiveCons: Spartan. Clean but the toilet leaked onto the floor, the heat was sporadic, and only one thin blanket was provided.
Pros: Not a bad place to stay for a night or two, but not longer than that. If you're a college student on a budget, I would recommend. The cash only part did throw me off.
Total ScamCons: How is this hotel available for online bookings? When I arrived for a business trip, I walked upstairs to the check-in hallway (not a lobby) to meet a man behind plexiglass who told me that the hotel is CASH ONLY but there was an ATM I could use (for a large fee). I was given a key card to my room that was up another flight of stairs at the end of a long hallway. This is clearly a rent-by-the-hour establishment. My room barely fit a full bed and the window in my room opened to a cement chute. No light here! (For a size comparison, think half the size of an interior budget cabin on a cruise ship).
It was late so I decided I could suffer through one night. I have stayed at Red Roof Inns with nicer amenities, though. The radiator sounded asthmatic and kept me up most of the night. The bathroom had sandpaper towels (one of which was terribly stained), a shower with no hot water and poor water pressure, and a tiny bar of soap and half-filled bottle of shampoo. No conditioner, lotion, washcloths, hair dryer, or even glasses for water.
There is a warning on your receipt when you check in that the management is not responsible for any personal property left in the room. If you want to secure your things while you are out, you have to check them behind the plexiglass in the tiny "office."
The worst part of my stay was that when I woke up, I felt itchy. I couldn't shake the feeling all day. After my business meetings I booked a red-eye home and forfeited the second night stay.
Pros: Great location Cons: No elevators, no AC , payment is cash only.