"Slightly wilting flower but a fabulous flower just the same*"
If you are Ritz penthouse material this hotel may not be for you. However, I bet the staff is better here. Wonderful, friendly and professional is a huge understatement!!! My husband and I stayed in room 1102 a corner unit which had panoramic views of the city from the balcony. This was a treat as we had come to Manhattan for heart surgery and stayed at the Marmara until my husband had clearance to fly home. The unit was huge at over 1100 SF. Having two full bathrooms was very nice as my husband could have his own with all his post op paraphernalia without all my stuff cluttering the space. It was also wonderful having a kitchen where I could prepare healthy meals and, loved having an in room washer and dryer. There are several grocery stores right out the door and near restaurants for takeout or dine in. Fares to Mount Sinai are around $6.00. Our room was very clean with comfortable mattresses. The furnishings are a bit rough around the edges. Table legs are scratched and dining chairs not overly solid. Some baseboards could use some touch up paint. Still...nothing that would stop me from coming back again (which we will). You can not beat this hotel on pricing and SIZE of rooms anywhere in Manhattan. I highly recommend! Thank you Lisa Darbasie and all the staff from front desk to room cleaners to doormen for making such an emotional/painfull time so utterly wonderful!
"Sort of strange"
I was assigned to this hotel when I traveled to NYC to give a talk at one of the large hospital systems. My first clue that this was a somewhat strange place was the lobby - dark and cavernous and stuck in the 1970s. My room was actually a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom 'apartment' with a full kitchen, living and dining room. This would perhaps be a great place for someone who needed long-term accommodation while on a work visit to NYC. The room was clean, the bed moderately comfortable. The furniture and carpets were old and worn and the TC didn't work all that well - difficulty finding channels that worked and then there was a lot of interference. On the plus side, the view from the 28th floor over the East River was spectacular. There are lots of restaurants and grocery stores in the area - the 'hotel' does not appear to have a restaurant.
"Honeymoon stop number 1"
We stayed here from the 29th of August for 5 days. We booked a studio and were expecting a small room. So very wrong! It was so spacious and comfortable. Just a great place to relax after a busy day in nyc. The staff were friendly. The road is noisy but your in nyc! Room was cleaned every day.
"Great location, great staff"
We stayed in the Marmara for a week in July, and would definitely stay there again. The best part of the hotel is the location. It's neighborhood-y but still urban, very safe, and (like all of NYC) very walkable. Less than a 10-minute walk to the 96th Street subway, or a slightly longer walk to the express trains at 86th. We had the larger one-bedroom, about 700 or 800sf. Despite the construction on Second Avenue, the bedroom was very quiet during the night. The pull-out couch was a little beat, so we asked for a roll-away cot, which was surprisingly comfortable. There is a full kitchen, including an oven(!). We have some food allergies and celiac disease in our family, and prefer to stay in hotels with kitchens. The kitchen in our room made it possible to do some real cooking. The hotel is also walking distance from Key Foods, Whole Foods, and Fairway, which is fantastic. The other highlight of our stay was the staff. Everyone was very nice, answered our questions, and accepted our Amazon Prime packages(!), but the best was Hameed, the doorman. Not only was he friendly and helpful, but he also went above and beyond to find us a cab when there were NONE on Second Avenue. Hameed gets five+ stars from us. As for cons, there was some construction noise from inside the hotel(') during the week we were there. The hotel staff were upfront about the noise, and didn't try to pretend it wasn't there. In terms of the Second Avenue subway noise, ask for a room on a higher floor if you're concerned. The room itself was a little beat, but clean. It truly didn't bother us. Overall, we would absolutely stay here again.
"Great staff, great location, needs a face lift."
Two friends and I went to NYC for a shopping visit. We stayed on 94th street. The hotel was getting some work done on the face of the building so it was pretty noisy but the reservation clerk told me it would be. The room was ok. The carpets were very worn and looked dirty, they weren't. The bathroom tub had cracks in it and there were missing doors. Clearly they were working on the property. Because of the condition of the hotel, it was quite over priced. Still, we felt safe and the staff was very pleasant. They did their very best on anything we asked for. We would stay again after they do some upgrades!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM