Morningside Inn is a newly renovated hotel located in the trendy Upper West Side of Manhattan. It's in an area that has a distinctly academic flavour and includes many cafes, restaurants, clubs, and shops. We're steps away from Columbia University and near the Cathedral of St John the Divine as well ... More
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Morningside Inn is a newly renovated hotel located in the trendy Upper West Side of Manhattan. It's in an area that has a distinctly academic flavour and includes many cafes, restaurants, clubs, and shops. We're steps away from Columbia University and near the Cathedral of St John the Divine as well as Lincoln Center and the Museum of Natural History. It's 10 minutes from here to Broadway shows and others tourist attractions by public transportation right near the hotel. All room are private and nicely furnished. Please note that our triple rooms have one double and one single bed.We have free Wi-fi and air conditioning!We also offer a continental breakfast for only $10 per day, payable upon arrival.Our friendly staff will make your stay very pleasant and our prices are well-suited to those travelling on a budget. Full kitchens are available for guests.Please read our Thing to Note below before booking.
We specifically asked for a room with 2 beds, but when we got to our room it only had one bed, and they didn't have any other rooms available so I had to sleep on the floor. The nasty, dirty, brown-stained, moldy, moist floor.
One bathroom on our floor was 'out of order', forcing about 20 rooms to share one bathroom. There was no hot water. Look, I didn't expect this place to be the Plaza or anything, but the very minimum that I wanted was a bed and a warm shower. I got neither.
The location is really not on the upper west side, it is in Morningside Heights a way crappier neighborhood than the upper west side.
So was it worth it? No way. This place is like one step up from sleeping on a subway bench.
On a side note, Absolute Bagels (some of the best bagels in NYC) is right around the corner on the way to the Sub station.
What would I dislike about the hotel? Everything!!!
From the first day, there was trouble with our reservation. We got a very poor small room, while we booked a large room for two persons. The bathroom was broken, etc. Further, the staff was not co-operate at all. The last two days of our stay, our room was not cleaned at all. We got dirty towels etc.
Do not stay in this hotel!
Coincidentally, I stayed in the same room another reviewer stayed in (RM 604) and can confirm that there were no batteries in the smoke detector and the door chain effortlessly pulled out of the wall.
The room was very much so-so. It wasn't posh, but it wasn't necessarily disgusting either. A water pipe ran right down one corner of the room so you could hear water flowing at random times.
The infamous manager Patrick wasn't rude to me or my friends at all, he was even kind enough to give us tips on using the subway and the bad part of town to stay away from.
The only concern was that someone had left the gas on in the kitchen, and thankfully we turned that off before we eventually suffocated.
The maid kept our room clean everyday so there couldn't be much complaint on the sanitary conditions.
All in all, the inn is a decent, affordable place to stay at as long as you don't really plan on staying inside the room all day.
The worst hotel I've ever seen:
shabby, the staff is totally unreliable and incompetent !!!
Even though our room (with private bath) was confirmed by the owner himself, we were given another room (with shared bath) for the night. The next day we were supposed to move to our booked room and stored our luggage in the storage room. When we returned the same evening, they just stared at us and said: "We didn't think you'd come back so we gave your room to somebody else". And all this time our bags were in the storage room and they knew it !!!
That' no way to treat anybody, especially not with a small child !
Don't go there. The manager is very rude and disrespectful who doesn't care about his customers. After the first night we complained about the condition of our room that sheets were not cleaned, bathrooms are horrible and rooms smells really bad. In answer manager start cussing for five minutes with F words. We decided to leave the hotel because of his attitude. Long story short we left the hotel in the morning and he charged us for that night and I'm still working with my credit card company to get my money back.
I dont have much nagitive to say about it, they were really nice and helped in every way possible. They were alot more willing to help and kind then most other places i stayed in Ny. Love it will go back again and again.
I stayed at the Morningside Inn for 3 months.
At the very first view the Inn looked pretty well located. I paid $ 750 a month which seemed also quite okay.
The problems which arised were 1. don't trust the manager called Patrick - he pissed me off by charging me more at the end which happened not the first time as I can read from other ratings.
2. The place itself is very dirty. I found during my stay appr. 5 huge cockroaches in my room alone! 3. The bathrooms were awful and not proper cleaned. 4. The cleaningstaff seems not to be well trained.
5. There was always noise around me because of the bad condition of the walls and some pipes which went through my room were noisy during the whole night.
Overall a really terrible place to stay...
This hotel has a SERIOUS Bed Bug issue and does not handle the situations that arise properly. Mold has been growing in numerous rooms as well as bathrooms from what I've heard from various tenants. I met a group of students staying there who have had multiple problems and have constantly have been having to deal with them. And, lastly, I've seen the manager verbally abuse numerous tenants in the most unprofessional manner though he is supposedly a business man. I would NEVER rocommend this hotel to anyone!!! Think again and find another place to stay! Also, this place is NOT newly renovated...
Recently we spent our honeymoon in New York, and to save money we decided on staying at the Morningside Inn. It turned out to be a perfect choice! For � 73 ($85, I think) we got a room with AC, TV, our own bathroom, a fridge. The room was cleaned every day and Patrick at the reception was alwys helpful and fun. Of course one has to mention that the room was small, but who cares? We went out every morning and only came back late at night anyway. The hotel is just a couple of blocks from the subway station (either 110th or 103rd street) and from there it's only a few stops to Times Square. Also important: The room was very quiet, there are lockers in the lobby to deposit your valuables and the best bagel place in the city (Absolute Bagel) is just round the corner on Broadway. There are also some nice restaurants, shops and so on and the streets seem very safe.
We will definitely come back to this hotel and can recommend it to anybody who is looking for an affordable place to stay.
My wife and I were traveling on a bit of budget. This summer has been unusually warm and as a couple we appreciate our privacy. How can we find a private bathroom, a quiet room, and air conditioning in budget accomodations though? Well, Morningside helped us out. The room was small, granted. The bed left a bit to be desired. However, the room was quiet. We had a window AC unit that worked well, a ceiling fan, a private bathroom with a great shower, even a closet complete with hangers. All this for less than $120/night.
The subway was about three blocks away and without transferring we were right in Times Square each day. We asked for fresh towels daily and received such. We also asked for extra pillows and got them. What we didn't get was rude service or "front desk attitude" so popular in budget minded acommodations.
I was a little put out that there was no available internet in our room but with a Starbucks two blocks away it wasn't a deal breaker! I do make one recommendation. Make sure to enjoy the coffee and pastries at 'Garden of Eden' market just one and a half blocks away.
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