Bedford  3 stars

118 East 40 Street, New York Ny 10016, New York, United States, 10016  show mapSave
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  • Complimentary wireless internet - No microwave in the kitchen area - Nice size bathroom
  • Rooms were clean - Staff were very helpful - Coffee in the room
  • Room was huge - 1-1/2 block walk to grand central terminal - Will definitely return
  • Near grand central station - Within walkin distance of times square - Parking garage was $24 per day
  • Room was clean and had a fridge - Bed was very hard - Staff were accommodating


With its midtown Manhattan location right in the heart of the bustling New York city, the three-star Bedford Hotel offers decent accommodations within close proximity to the city’s major business and touristic attractions as well as shopping areas. Its stylish red-brick building houses dining and business facilities designed to meet your needs.

The nearby Fagiolini on 40th Restaurant, in particular, treats you to authentic Italian cuisine, while two other dining settings serve a wide range of national and international dishes.

All 135 air-conditioned guestrooms at the Bedford Hotel feature renovated premises where high-tech technologies are elegantly combined with warm interior. You will find Wi-Fi internet access and satellite TV right in your apartments.

Metro station as well as train station lies within a five minute walk from the property.

Number of floors   17.  Number of rooms   78.

City Center New York - 2.9 mi
Airports La Guardia (LGA) - 5.8 mi, Teterboro (TEB) - 8.2 mi
Train Stations Grand Central Station - 1000 ft, Penn Station - 5000 ft
Underground stations Grand Central – 42nd Street - 700 ft, 33rd Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) - 2000 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Grand Central Oyster Bar (cuisine: American, Seafood) - 800 ft, Scotty's Diner (cuisine: American) - 200 ft
Parks Tudor City Greens - 2000 ft, Bryant Park - 2200 ft


All rooms come with fully equipped kitchenettes as well as complimentary coffee and tea. Business and leisure travelers will appreciate solid working desk and cozy executive chair, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, data port phone and flat-screen satellite TV as well as individual air-control system. In addition, there in-room safe, fully-equipped bathrooms, iron, ironing board and trouser presser in the rooms.

Rooms/facilities for disabled people are available on request.

No pets allowed.

Dining options

The nearby Blooms Café is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while Ristorante Domenico is an excellent dining and lounge setting offering lunch and dinner inspired by Italian and Continental traditions.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 


Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is available all around the hotel. Fax/print/photocopying services are available at the reception.

Additional features

Additional features include 24-hour front desk, concierge services, laundry room, laundry and dry cleaning services, deposit box at the reception.

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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is USD 55 per day.

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access



from  11 am


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 16 may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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All rooms come with fully equipped kitchenettes as well as complimentary coffee and tea. Business and leisure travelers will appreciate solid working desk and cozy executive chair, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, data port phone and flat-screen satellite TV as well as individual air-control system. In addition, there in-room safe, fully-equipped bathrooms, iron, ironing board and trouser presser in the rooms.

Rooms/facilities for disabled people are available on request.

No pets allowed.

Standard King Room
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Bedford Standard King Room
Bedford Standard King Room
Bedford Standard King Room

Spacious room includes a King size bed, sitting area and private bathroom.

Deluxe King Room
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Bedford Deluxe King Room
Bedford Deluxe King Room
Bedford Deluxe King Room
Bedford Deluxe King Room

Comfortable stylish room includes a King size bed or two Double beds, sitting area, a fully equipped kitchenette and private bathroom.

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Bedford Suite
Bedford Suite
Bedford Suite

Spacious Suite includes a King size bed or a Queen size bed or two Double beds, separate living room with one or two sofa beds, a fully equipped kitchenette and private bathroom.

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Bedford Suite
Bedford Suite
Bedford Suite
Bedford Suite

Spacious Tower Suite includes a King size bed, separate living room with a sofa bed and dining area, a fully equipped pantry and private bathroom.

Bedford LocationWhat's nearby

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  • Underground stations
  • Train stations
  • Parks
  • Tourist attractions
  • Museums
  • Convention centers
  • Stadiums
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What's nearby

What's nearby.

City center – 100m

United Nations Headquarter – 500m

Shopping district Fifth Avenue – 300m

Rockefeller Center – 250m

Macy’s – 100m

Theater District – 150m

Tourist attractions
Train stations
  • 400 ft
  • Pierpont Morgan Library
    1000 ft
  • Master Drawings
    1000 ft
  • International Foundation-Art
    1400 ft
  • Parks 2001
    400 ft
  • Diocese of the Armenian Church
    1700 ft
Universities, Institutes
  • American Friends Tel Aviv Univ
    400 ft
  • American Friends-D Yellin Clg
    400 ft
  • David Yellin Teachers College
    400 ft
  • Career Blazers Learning Ctr
    700 ft
  • Georgetown University
    1400 ft
  • Christine Valmy Intl School
    1400 ft
  • Berkeley Placement Svc
    1400 ft
  • Cornell University
    1400 ft
  • Berkeley College
    1400 ft
  • Cornell University Medical School
    1700 ft
  • Interamerican University Inc
    1700 ft
Underground stations

Local Attractions

  • Central Park
    1.4 mi
    59th to 110th St., from Central Park West to 5th Ave., New York City
  • Japan Society
    5100 ft
    333 F. 47th St., New York City
  • Flatiron Building
    5200 ft
    175 Fifth Ave., New York City
  • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
    5200 ft
    28 East 20th Street, New York City
  • Chelsea Hotel
    1.1 mi
    222 W. 23rd St., New York City

Near the hotel

  • Church of Our Savior
    600 ft
    59 Park Avenue at 38th Street, New York City
  • Scandinavia House
    600 ft
    58 Park Avenue (between 37th and 38th St.), New York City
  • Chrysler Building
    800 ft
    405 Lexington and 42nd St., New York City
  • New York Transit Museum & New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex
    800 ft
    Annex at Grand Central Station, New York City
  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck
    3100 ft
    30 Rockefeller Center, New York City
  • The Morgan Library & Museum
    1200 ft
    29 East 36th Street, New York City
  • Empire State Building
    2400 ft
    350 Fifth Avenue, New York City

Restaurants Nearby

  • Grand Central Oyster Bar

    67% likes this, based on 1016 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Seafood
    Price Range: USD 36 - USD 101

    800 ft
    89 East 42nd St, Grand Central Terminal

    Phone: 212 490 6650

  • Scotty's Diner

    71% likes this, based on 339 reviews
    Cuisine: American

    200 ft
    336 Lexington Ave

    Phone: 212-986-1520

  • Bloom's Delicatessan

    73% likes this, based on 151 reviews
    Cuisine: Delicatessen
    Price Range: USD 33 - USD 42

    200 ft
    350 Lexington Ave. corner of 40th St.

    Phone: (212) 922-3663

  • Nirvana

    76% likes this, based on 89 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian
    Price Range: USD 33 - USD 82

    200 ft
    346 Lexington Ave

    Phone: 212-983-0000

  • Bedford Hotel

    61% likes this, based on 38 reviews
    Cuisine: American

    100 ft
    118 East 40th St

    Phone: 212-697-4800

Getting there.

Bedford Hotel is well connected to the NYC major airports. To get to the Newark International Airport take NJ Transit from New York Penn Station to Newark Liberty Airport Station. Travel time is about 20 minutes. NJ Transit trains run from 5am to 2am. From there, you can catch the AirTrain running every 3 minutes between 5am and midnight and every 15 minutes between midnight and 5am. Otherwise, you can take #62 bus: Take NJ Transit from New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station. Travel time is around 15 minutes. Then catch #62 bus on Penn Station Bus Lanes to the Newark Airport Terminals. Buses run every 20 minutes and it takes 25 minutes to get to the airport.

To get to the JFK Airport catch the A train to Far Rockaway to the Howard Beach/JFK Airport stop. It takes 70 minutes from the lower Manhattan. Then, take the AirTrain to the airport.

To get to La Guardia Airport catch the A, B, C, D, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 trains to 125th Street in Harlem, or the 1 to 110th or 116th Streets and Broadway. After, take the M60 bus to the airport. Travel time is 40-90 minutes. Otherwise, take the 7 train to the 82nd St. Jackson Heights stop and transfer to the Q33 bus to the airport. The Q33 stops at the Central, U.S. Airways, and Delta Terminals only.

Getting around.

Grand Central metro station is located 100m away from the hotel, while Grand Central train station lies 300m away. On-site parking is available with your advanced booking. Extra fees are applicable.

Bedford Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Bedford

Average guest rating

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Based on 577 reviews

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Individual guest reviews

  • Older travelers

    the closeness to Grand central and the faclities of central New York could not be better

    bathrooms could do with an upgrade but a relatively minor problem

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    Good location -not far from Times Square and appeared to be a very safe area (my husband and I walked to and from hotel at all hours of the day and night and always felt safe). Old hotel but very clean and the most amazing, comfortable beds we had while we were away. If you plan on spending your whole holiday in the room you will be disappointed but if you are using hotel for a good hot shower and a good nights sleep, this is the one. Ample restaurants, delis and convenience stores nearby. Overall, a great little hotel with nice staff.

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    I have stayed at the hotel several times, and always have an excellent stay. The hotel staff are friendly and efficient - and always try to respond to my request for a specific room and view. Location is very good

    Faciliies for making tea and coffee are very good, but the hotplate in de luxe studio would benefit from being upgraded

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    Close to all attractions and important buildings.

    • Average rating
  • Group of friends

    A large and comfortable room, very quiet (except for the air-conditioning!) on the 6th floor, centrally located.

    Desk staff rather off-hand, but doorman and others very helpful.

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    Its location is excellent and allows you to explore the city's landmarks easily.

    The air-conditioning was not working in our room and we did not realize it the first night but it was communicated to the front desk the next morning promptly. To our surprise,nothing had been done when we returned later that evening. The evening manager was more proactive and shifted us to a different room where the air-conditioner was working. The lack of a public computer and printer needs to be mentioned as well though the hotel had wi-fi in the room.

    • Average rating
  • Group of friends

    Its location is fabulous and it could cater for 3 persons (ie a studio with a separate bedroom).

    Decor was a little tired and some staff not very helpful.

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    The location was central to the sights we wanted to see. The staff went out of their way to give us advice and show us easier ways to get to our places of interest, and suggesting other activities. Very good all round.

    • Average rating
  • Group of friends

    Hotel staff and location are marvelous

    everything was wonderfull

    • Average rating
  • Family with children

    Super location !!! Everything we needed is just 'round the corner and what we wanted see were just a few blocks away!!! We stayed for 12 nights and every day our towels were changed. The bathroom is neat and clean. We have a kitchenette but a microwave would have been better instead of the stove. Daniel from the reception greeted us warmly and truly helpful. Thank you so much, Daniel !!! We would like to see New York City again...

    • Average rating
  • Single

    Very good location. The room had a good size

    I did not get a non-smoking room, when I had specifically asked for it.

    • Average rating
  • Group of friends

    The hotel is centrally and close to Times Square. It is convenient to Broadway and a lot of other attractions

    It is an old fashioned hotel and does not have the facilities that more modern hotels offer as standard

    • Average rating
  • Group of friends

    It is an ok hotel but the location is great and gives you easy access to Manhatten without needing a Taxi so I liked that.

    The beds were very hard and the hotel set the heat in the rooms way too hot and we had no control over it so that was a drag.

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    I thought the location was excellent. The room was good size and very comfortable. The hotel was quiet, but very close to the subway and many restaurants. We were in town for the ny Marathon and the Bedford worked well for us.

    TV's need to be updated. Business center would be nice on site. Air conditioner was loud when on. Overall we enjoyed the hotel.

    • Average rating
  • Single

    Room was clean and a decent size, and the bathroom was likewise clean, though a bit small

    Decor a bit dated

    • Average rating
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