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Carlton Arms Hotel Reviews

160 E. 25th Street, New York, USA

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17 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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Disgusting to say the least. All of the bathrooms have mold because of such poor ventilation. Some bathrooms don't have a fan, while the one that did on my floor didn't nearly keep the mirror from fogging after a medium-warmth shower. My room floor wasn't slept in who knows how long--there were crumbs and hairs that weren't mine all over the place when I first got in. The window A/C gaped so I had absolutely no sound barrier from the street below. The sink was falling from the wall.

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The location is excellent; the area is great for going out to eat and it's in central Manhattan. The hotel is a bit worn down, the shower only had hot water occasionally. There was AC in the room which worked quite well, even if it was a bit noisy. The decorations in the room were so horribly bad it probably counts as art (but as this is quite common with hostels). Overall a great place if all you want to do is sleep and take cold showers - afterall, you are in NY, get out and start exploring!!


You get what you pay for. It's arguably the cheapest hotel in New York and some may complain about having to share bathrooms, but the location is unbelievable (in between Flatiron and the Empire State Building!), it's a quiet hotel with a/c in each room, so as you're only in the bathroom for 20 minutes a day it worked brilliantly for me.


The location is great... there are a wide variety of ethnic restaurants nearby and also the Chinatown and Midtown are within walkable distance. Otherwise this cosy little hotel/hostel is quite artistic. You can see different kinds of art creations, such as writing on the walls. The beds are bug-free. It's ok for a night or two and for people that don't mind sharing the toilet and bathroom with other guests. If you like it fancy then this is not a place for you. The cats took good care of us.


The hotel certainly shows its age: furniture is old, floors are sometimes squeaky… but I think the artwork on the walls and the location makes up for everything. I had a choice of rooms, since every room has a unique atmosphere. Subway stations on the 6 train are just a few blocks away, as are 24-hour pharmacies. Warmly recommended!


What a wonderful little gem to find in the city. I would definitely recommend this hotel to people interested in nothing fancy, yet inviting and quirky.

  • 1st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Located down the street from a college, hip vibe, tons of places to eat, walking distance to The Empire State Building, NY Public Library, Times Square. Each room has a different artistic theme, all the walls in the hallways covered in art and paint. Extraordinary and memorable. A clean and a quiet location as well. Very happy with our stay. Will recommend and will stay again.

  • 28th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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