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Royal Park Hotel and Hostel Reviews

258 West, 97th Street, New York, USA

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1059 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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The photos aren't a good representation of the hotel, it is not that nice. We got a twin with a shared bathroom and the room was tiny and turned out to be bunk beds! There was a TV in the room but it was at an awkward angle. The shared bathroom was a good size but the bath/shower was not clean and the shower flooded the floor. In general the staff were nice and relatively helpful, but in terms of value for money this place is not good, and does not reflect the pictures. Pluses: good location

  • 19th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Stayed there twice within two weeks. First we were given a tiny little room for a couple of days; the second time we stayed 1 night and got a nice big room with two double beds (we are a couple). Location was okay, close to the subway. Staff was not well informed, but were friendly. Rooms and bathrooms were clean.


We have stayed at the Waldorf-on business-and this wasn't the Waldorf. HOWEVER, it was more like a small European hotel, and neat, and quiet. They accommodated any request we had. We were in a real NYC neighborhood with friendly people, There were grocery stores and drug stores and flower stands and anything else you wanted close by. We hadn't stayed Uptown before and we worried about getting to events Downtown. The subway was a block from the hotel and convenient.

  • 21st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


Friendly staff and clean rooms & bathrooms. Great experience, thank you!

  • 17th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Everyone was really helpful and kind!


No hot water in the shower. Water pressure problems. Too few bathrooms. Generally the facility looked ran down.

  • 30th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


The building was old but it was well managed and always very clean! The beds were very comfy and bathrooms were small but clean. The staff at the front desk were also friendly and helpful. The location was perfect: Only two subway stops away (via express) from Times Square! I would definitely recommend this hotel for budget travelers.


Was some rats in my in others rooms. Seems to be something normal around there

  • 24th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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