US$127 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 4 Feb 2015 Check-out 5 Feb 2015

West Side YMCA

2 stars
5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY 10023
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
11 reviews
Great location

This hotel was everything I expected it to be. My reason was to be very close to Central Park as I... See full review

  • Tammie
  • 12 Oct 2014
Location, location, location

The room is tiny and plain and the restrooms could use some updating. BUT we were not in the room... See full review

  • Ramski
  • 5 Dec 2013
Set close to the national historic landmark Central Park and top local attractions, West Side YMCA New York City makes for a convenient starting point for travellers exploring the vibrant Big Apple. This affordable New York hostel places tourists to must-visit destinations like Rockefeller Center and Empire State Building. Apart from perusing through notable collections at American Museum of Natural History and Metropolitan Museum of Art, holidaymakers can also take snapshots of the bustling Times Square.
General

West Side YMCA New York City provides safe deposit box and Wi-Fi access in the lobby for a more convenient stay. Guests at this New York budget property can work out at the 65,000-square-foot fitness centre on site or explore shopping opportunities at Fifth Avenue, few steps from this cosy retreat.
Location

West Side YMCA is positioned on West 63rd Street in Manhattan, next to subway stations and about four miles to New York City centre. Vacationers spend spare time catching enthralling performances at Broadway Theatre and Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts.

  • NOTICE: The property is currently undergoing renovations of the 10th and 11th floors which will encompass complete modernization of the bathrooms and corridors as well as installation of new lighting and new carpets. In addition, rooms on those floors will undergo some basic cosmetic upgrades to complement the new bathrooms and hallways. Work will take approximately 10 weeks and should be completed by July 15. Signs are placed throughout the building regarding the work being done. Please be advised that we will take every precaution to insure comfort during this period.
Dining

West Side YMCA New York does not have an on-site restaurant. A wide array of cafes and bistros can be found nearby.
Rooms

All 360 comfortably appointed single and bunk bed rooms come with shared bathroom facilities, cable colour TV and air conditioning. Rooms with private bath is available upon request.

West Side YMCA Rooms

Single
The room offers 1 Twin Bed with shared bathrooms, color TV and air conditioning.
Bunk
The room offers 1 Bunk Bed with upper and lower berth, with shared bathrooms, color TV and air conditioning.
Premium Single
The room offers 1 Twin Bed with semi-private bathroom, color TV and air conditioning.
Premium Bunk
The room offers 1 Bunk Bed with upper and lower berth, with semi-private bathroom, color TV and air conditioning.

Amenities

  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant

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Hotel Map

40.7708 -73.9808
Area served
New York.
Nearby airports
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Area description

West Side YMCA is positioned on West 63rd Street in Manhattan, next to subway stations and about four miles to New York City centre. Vacationers spend spare time catching enthralling performances at Broadway Theatre and Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts.

  • NOTICE: The property is currently undergoing renovations of the 10th and 11th floors which will encompass complete modernization of the bathrooms and corridors as well as installation of new lighting and new carpets. In addition, rooms on those floors will undergo some basic cosmetic upgrades to complement the new bathrooms and hallways. Work will take approximately 10 weeks and should be completed by July 15. Signs are placed throughout the building regarding the work being done. Please be advised that we will take every precaution to insure comfort during this period.

Nearby points of interest

  • Broadway: 0.2 km
  • New York Institute of Technology: 0.2 km
  • Dante Park: 0.2 km
  • Studio 54: 0.2 km
  • Lincoln Center: 0.3 km
  • Time Warner Center: 0.3 km
  • Columbus Circle mall: 0.3 km
  • Museum of Arts and Design: 0.4 km
  • Victorian Gardens, Central Park: 0.4 km
  • The Juilliard School: 0.4 km
  • Vivian Beaumont Theater: 0.4 km
  • Metropolitan Opera: 0.4 km
  • Lincoln Square: 0.5 km
  • School of American Ballet: 0.5 km
  • Richard Tucker Square: 0.5 km
  • Broadway: 0.2 km
  • New York Institute of Technology: 0.2 km
  • Dante Park: 0.2 km
  • Studio 54: 0.2 km
  • Lincoln Center: 0.3 km
  • Time Warner Center: 0.3 km
  • Columbus Circle mall: 0.3 km
  • Museum of Arts and Design: 0.4 km
  • Victorian Gardens, Central Park: 0.4 km
  • The Juilliard School: 0.4 km
  • Vivian Beaumont Theater: 0.4 km
  • Metropolitan Opera: 0.4 km
  • Lincoln Square: 0.5 km
  • School of American Ballet: 0.5 km
  • Richard Tucker Square: 0.5 km
  • American Musical and Dramatic Academy: 0.6 km
  • Rose Museum: 0.6 km
  • Municipal Art Society: 0.6 km
  • Carnegie Hall: 0.7 km
  • 57th Street: 0.7 km
  • CitySpire Center: 0.7 km
  • Sherman Square: 0.7 km
  • Tuscan Square: 0.8 km
  • Takashimaya: 0.8 km
  • Central Park Zoo: 0.8 km
  • Roseland: 0.9 km
  • Henry Luce Nature Observatory: 0.9 km
  • August Wilson Theatre: 0.9 km
  • Verdi Square: 0.9 km
  • Neil Simon Theatre: 0.9 km
  • Septuagesimo Uno: 0.9 km
  • Knickerbocker Club: 0.9 km
  • Fifth Avenue: 1 km
  • Metropolitan Club: 1 km
  • Bloomingdale's: 1 km
  • Bergdorf Goodman: 1 km
  • Gershwin Theatre: 1 km
  • FAO Schwarz: 1 km
  • Harmonie Club: 1 km
  • New Amsterdam Theater: 1 km
  • Equitable Center: 1 km
  • Circle in the Square Theatre: 1 km
  • Winter Garden Theatre: 1 km
  • Museum of American Folk Art: 1 km
  • American Craft Museum: 1.1 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (11)

Ratings and reviews for West Side YMCA

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 11
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
2.7
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.5

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of West Side YMCA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SF visitor
Business
Sydney, Australia
23 Oct 2014

Great location

Pros: Well located in the center of Manhattan, so all major sights are nearby. Cons: There was no Wi-Fi signal in the room and only in the hallway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of West Side YMCA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tammie
Business
Singapore
12 Oct 2014

Great location

This hotel was everything I expected it to be. My reason was to be very close to Central Park as I only had a 13 hour layover in NYC. I was looking for a clean, basic, safe room and that is exactly what I received.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

It is very close to Central Park, Times Square, subway and heaps of other attractions. If you are looking for location over amenities then this hotel ticks the box.

Review of West Side YMCA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ramski
Business
Permian Basin Texas
5 Dec 2013

Location, location, location

The room is tiny and plain and the restrooms could use some updating. BUT we were not in the room enough to notice. Great value and a fantastic location. Staff was great, best way to put it is that I have found a new place to stay when I visit Manhattan.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of West Side YMCA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Banna
Business
Not Provided
10 Jul 2011

The rooms/hallways/bathroom are

The rooms/hallways/bathroom are pretty rudimentary -- kind of like a dormitory at a second-rate college forty years ago. But that was just fine with me! Everyone was friendly and accommodating, I had everything I needed, the location is fabulous and the price is great for Manhattan. It may not be to everyone's taste, but it suited me just fine.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of West Side YMCA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
22 May 2011

I've stayed at this Y many times

I've stayed at this Y many times since the 80's. Cleanliness has improved markedly. With full use of gym facilities and location between Lincoln Center and Central Park it can't be beat for the price.Though not for the overly picky.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of West Side YMCA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Esther
Business
Not Provided
3 May 2011

For a hostel facility the West

For a hostel facility the West Side YMCA is as good as you can expect it to be. I stayed on the recently renovated 13th floor. All room and bathroom facilities exceeded my expectations. Personally, my only negative comments: -Unable to open the bedroom window, and I prefer some fresh air at night. The AC worked well though (if noisy). -No kettle in room although I know that this is more common in the UK than anywhere else. A cup of boiling water from the downstairs cafe cost a quarter and was not available 24 hours. -The cafe downstairs was comparatively reasonably priced I suppose, but still felt a little expensive for the quality of the cooked food. But those are my ONLY negative comments. The security, staff friendliness, facilities etc were such that I felt that I got great value for money. Best of all was the proximity to Central Park, where I often sipped my morning cuppa. I would definitely recommend this YMCA, especially if you're on a lower budget.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of West Side YMCA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Yuwa
Business
Not Provided
27 Mar 2011

It's very good to go to the central

It's very good to go to the central park and the broadway show and so on!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of West Side YMCA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
James
Business
Not Provided
21 Oct 2010

THe use of the sauna steam room

THe use of the sauna steam room , gym and swimming pool was most welcome ,its an excellent location next to Central Park and good for Columbus Cicle 59th Street Subway and Uptown /Downtown trains for $27 Dollars a week Metro Card. However very noisey a school playground next door from 9am , and the YMCA attracts many Young Students who are very noisey and lazy leaving the communal bathrooms in a mess at times ..although regular cleaning goes on ..they do not use the bins and leave the place untidy ..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of West Side YMCA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
2 Nov 2009

Excellent location at affordable

Excellent location at affordable prices. Rooms are small with minimal facilities. Not the cleanest hotel I've stayed in.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of West Side YMCA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PEDRO
Business
Not Provided
25 Sep 2009

GOOD LOCATION, NICE PEOPLE AT

GOOD LOCATION, NICE PEOPLE AT FRONT DESK, IS A GOOD OPCION TO STAY IN NY

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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