Gershwin (Superior)  2 stars

7 East, 27Th Street, New York, New York, 10016, New York, United States, 10016  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Right in the middle of manhattan - Room is clean and quiet - Price was very good
  • Room was a good size - Great location - Polite reception staff
  • Staff was lovely - Room wasn't smart or new - Liked 24 hr cafe on corner
  • Very close to saks - Great deli on the corner for brekki - Staff were generally quite friendly
  • Room was spacious - Bathroom, though a little tight, was spotless - 2-3 blocks away from a subway station


Located in 10.3km away from La Guardia airport, the two-star The Gershwin Hotel is in 3.6km from the city center. The hotel has modern fashionable facade, offering Wi-Fi internet access in the entire hotel.

All 135 air-conditioned rooms are equipped with the cable TV and in-room safe.

At the hotel in-room breakfast is served.

The nearest train stations are Penn Station Grand Central Station, 900m and 1.2km away from the hotel and the nearest bus stop is in 100m.

Number of floors   13.  Number of rooms   150.

City Center New York - 2.3 mi
Airports La Guardia (LGA) - 6.5 mi, Teterboro (TEB) - 8.3 mi
Train Stations Penn Station - 3300 ft, Grand Central Station - 4300 ft
Underground stations 28th Street (BMT Broadway Line) - 700 ft, 28th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) - 1000 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Eataly (Cuisine: Italian) - 300 ft, Shake Shack (Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Ice Cream) - 1000 ft
Parks Greeley Square Park - 1300 ft


General information:

The rooms are non-smoking and air-conditioned with the hair dryer, cable TV and heating.

Room types:

Double room with the double bed offers heating and cable TV.

Superior Double room with the double bed has hair dryer.

Superior Queen room with the queen size bed offers private bathroom and seating area.

Superior room with the double beds has private bathroom with the hair dryer.

Superior Twin room with one twin bed offers standard set of facilities.

Suite Queen with the queen size bed offers mini-bar and a seating area.

Family Twin room with two single beds has separate living room.

Dining options

Guests of the hotel are served with in-room breakfast.

The nearest places to eat are:

Birch Coffee is located in the hotel lobby
Brunch Eleven Madison offers “A la Carte” menu, serving American cuisine.
Dining American Hillstone is a good steak house.
Vatan is a vegetarian restaurant

Japanese Sushisamba offers Latino-Japanese cuisine.


Business facilities include fax and photocopying equipment, possible onsite.

Wi-Fi internet is available in the hotel for the rate of 10 USD per day.

Additional features

Child care is possible on request.

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  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • Coffee shop
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Valet parking
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs/baby cots
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Living room
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Voice mail
  • Speaker phone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 11 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • 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. 

Pets are not allowed.

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General information:

The rooms are non-smoking and air-conditioned with the hair dryer, cable TV and heating.

Room types:

Double room with the double bed offers heating and cable TV.

Superior Double room with the double bed has hair dryer.

Superior Queen room with the queen size bed offers private bathroom and seating area.

Superior room with the double beds has private bathroom with the hair dryer.

Superior Twin room with one twin bed offers standard set of facilities.

Suite Queen with the queen size bed offers mini-bar and a seating area.

Family Twin room with two single beds has separate living room.

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Gershwin (Superior) Suite

Approximately 450 square feet the Suite offers a Queen size bed, en-suite bathroom and separate living room with couch.

Entourage Suite
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Gershwin (Superior) Entourage Suite

Approximately 450 square feet the Suite with two separate bedrooms with a Queen size bed and two Single beds and en-suite bathroom.

Superior Room
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Gershwin (Superior) Superior Room
Bed type: Queen Size Bed
Size: 295 sq. feet

Approximately 300 square feet the room offers a Queen size bed or two Double beds and en-suite bathroom as well as sitting area.

Room facilities
    Le Standard Room
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    Gershwin (Superior) Le Standard Room

    Approximately 270 square feet the room offers a Double bed or two Single beds as well as en-suite bathroom.

    Essential Room
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    Gershwin (Superior) Essential Room

    Approximately 225 square feet the room offers a Double bed and en-suite bathroom.

    Bunker Room
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    Gershwin (Superior) Bunker Room Bunker room

    The room for travelers on a budget offers Bunk bed in shared dormitory room with shared bathroom.

    Gershwin (Superior) LocationWhat's nearby

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    What's nearby

    What's nearby.

    City Center is in 3.6km

    Flatiron Building, skyscraper, is in 1.6km to the South Macy’s and the Manhattan mall is in 1.6km to the North

    • Museum of Sex
      400 ft
    • Artist Talk on Art
      400 ft
    • Luboml Exhibition Project
      400 ft
    • David Kaestle Inc
      400 ft
    • Rachel Adler Fine Art
      700 ft
    • Frederick Hughes and CO
      700 ft
    • Metropolitan Historic Structur
      1000 ft
    • Center For Figurative Painting
      1400 ft
    • Centrox Corp
      1400 ft
    Universities, Institutes
    • Blanton-Peale Institute
      400 ft
    • College of New Rochelle
      400 ft
    • New York Theological Smnry Lib
      400 ft
    • American Acad of Dramatic Arts
      700 ft
    • Applachian State University
      1400 ft
    • Techno-Dent Training Ctr
      1400 ft
    • Touro College
      1400 ft
    • Bernard Baruch College
      1400 ft
    • Career Education Intl
      1400 ft
    • American Committee-Shenkar Clg
      1400 ft
    Underground stations
    • 28th Street (BMT Broadway Line)
      400 ft
    • 28th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
      700 ft
    • 23rd Street (BMT Broadway Line)
      1000 ft
    • 23rd Street (IND Sixth Avenue Line)
      1400 ft
    • 23rd Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
      1400 ft

    Local Attractions

    • Top of the Rock Observation Deck
      1.1 mi
      30 Rockefeller Center, New York City
    • High Line
      1.1 mi
      Access at Gansevoort Street, 14th Street, 16th Street, 18th Street, 20th Street, New York City
    • The Phantom of the Opera
      5300 ft
      245 West 44th Street, New York City
    • Discovery Times Square
      5100 ft
      226 West 44th St, New York City
    • Tutankhamun And The Golden Age Of The Pharaohs
      5100 ft
      226 West 44th St, New York City

    Near the hotel

    • Museum of Sex
      200 ft
      233 Fifth Ave, New York City
    • National Museum of Mathematics
      400 ft
      11 East 26th Street, New York City
    • The Museum of Mathematics
      400 ft
      11 East 26th Street New York, NY 10010, New York City
    • Empire State Building
      1700 ft
      350 Fifth Avenue, New York City
    • Greeley Square Park
      1300 ft
      Broadway, Ave of Americas, New York City
    • Koreatown
      1500 ft
      32nd Street, New York City
    • Flatiron Building
      1800 ft
      175 Fifth Ave., New York City

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Eataly

      82% likes this, based on 1899 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian

      300 ft
      200 Fifth Avenue

      Phone: 212.229.2560

    • Shake Shack

      76% likes this, based on 1795 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Ice Cream, Hot Dogs
      Price Range: USD 5 - USD 20

      1000 ft
      Southeast corner of Madison Square Park

      Phone: 2128896600

    • ilili

      76% likes this, based on 277 reviews
      Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Lebanese
      Price Range: USD 52 - USD 77

      200 ft
      236 5th Avenue

      Phone: 212-683-2929

    • Birch Coffee

      64% likes this, based on 41 reviews
      Cuisine: French

      100 ft
      5 East 27th Street

      Phone: 212-686-1444

    • Cafe 28

      74% likes this, based on 91 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Café

      200 ft
      245 5th Ave

      Phone: (212) 686-7300

    Getting there.

    Airport La Guardia is in 10.3km.

    Airport Newark Liberty International is in 16.3km.

    One may use train to the train station Penn Station in 900m from the hotel or Grand Central Station in 1.2km from the hotel, or take the bus to the bus stop 100m away from the hotel location. The city quests may also use underground station to the 28th Street (BMT Broadway Line) in 100m from the hotel or to the 28th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line), which is 200m away from the hotel.

    Getting around.

    Bus stop is in 100m

    Penn Train Station is in 900m

    Train station Grand Central Station is in 1.2km

    No parking is available onsite.

    Gershwin (Superior) Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Gershwin (Superior)

    Average guest rating

    out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 723 reviews

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    Individual guest reviews

    • Single

      The convenience and proximity to subway travel. The hotel is reasonably quiet and all employees who were encountered were polite, friendly and efficient. The room was clean and well maintained.

      Elevator servicve is limited to a single car - but worked well and was fairly responsive to request signals.

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      location, decor

      bed (noisy and not very comfortable), isolation - noise, price

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      I liked the fact that even though we were not booked into a superior room they kept us in there after our first night. They were helpful with certain problems during our stay and friendly.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Stayed a dorm room. Great place to stay no matter what you're doing in New York. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Cafe downstairs was very good. Location brilliant for sightseeing and shopping.

      Squeaky bed. Not great when you're trying to be quiet in a dorm room

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      Very good location, beautiful facade and lobby, interesting exhibitions and events

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Good location, but crowded conditions in the dorm style, hostel type accomodation, interesting decor and ambience.

      Lack of lockers was not disclosed in their website. The only lockers are those which management must be summoned to let you into, with a threat of a charge of 100's of dollars if you misplace the little key

      • Average rating
    • Single

      the room design made me feel as if I lived in NY myself. it's not fancy or trendy but authentic and I loved the wooden floor. moreover I appreciated the young and international crowd staying at the place.

      although my room did not face the main street, it was noisy (air condition). also I think the rooms could be rather cold during the winter season and was wondering whether the hotel provides the rooms with warmer blankets.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      The Gershwin Hotel was clean and the staff was pleasant. My room was in a bit of disrepair, but everything worked well and was clean and comfortable. Quarters in the dormitories are a bit tight, but it was exactly what I expected from a hostel-style room. I felt safe in the area around the hotel and enjoyed being right next to Madison Square Garden!

      The Gershwin is not for people who like to spend a lot of time in the hotel. It is a good value for those who need a clean, comfortable place to sleep at night, but not much money to spend.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Bed very poor quality,room sparsely furnished,hallways shabby;It was not exactly a bargain,either.Wouldn;t recommend to anyone.

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      I loved the staff! Everyone was so very helpful & kind. The decor is great, very modern and artsy. Its in midtown, so cab rides were no more than 8 bucks & theres a train station nearby too.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      i thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the gershwin. i was attracted to the place by the funky frontage, the ideal location and the promise, from other guests commenting on this website, of an experience that's different from your average hotel chain. i was not disappointed: my room was basic, but big and comfortable (i particularly liked the artwork and the wooden floor), the staff were friendly and helpful, there's a congenial little café with a 'library' that provides a quiet corner to work or ponder and the lounge hosts frequent events in the evenings, not all of which may necessarily be everybody's cup of tea, but the one i went to was exactly the kind of weirdly wonderful gig you'd love to discover in a big city.

      you have to pay to use the wifi in the hotel, which really is no longer acceptable policy for a hotel that purports to be trendy and 'with it'. and the café closes and stops serving food quite early during the week which in a 'city that doesn't sleep' doesn't strictly make sense.

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      Good hotel, The staff was very helpful. Good location. Value for money. Easy to check in and out. Charming hotel.

      Only one elevator, which can result in long waiting times (hotel counts 13 floors).The beds have soft mattresses (I prefer a hard mattress). Pretty loud air conditioner, but it didn't keep us from sleeping..

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      Good price and staff helped with everything needed

      They turned off the heather on a cold day excusing it was already summer, although it was still the end of April.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      The only good thing about this hotel is birch cafe which is located next door and have the greatest atmosphere and the best coffee in Manhattan.the staff, tho confused and not organized, was nice and welcoming.

      They mixed up my booking and gave me a room that was not similar to my initial booking. after I complained I got a better room. how ever, the rooms were not clean and it took over 15 min to get hot water to shower.

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      It was excellent

      Inside the room there was not a big mirror

      • Average rating
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