Riverside Tower Hotel  2 stars

80 Riverside Drive, New York, United States, 10024  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Staff was very nice - Free wifi is only available in the ground floor lobby - Bathrooms are ok
  • Beds were quite comfortable - Two blocks walk from central park - Rooms were old
  • Bathroom fixtures were clean - Staff on reception were really helpful - Sheets, though thin, were clean
  • Broadway is about 2 blocks from the hotel - Beds and bed coverings were third world - Nice view of riverside park
  • Mattresses and linens were excellent quality - Bathroom was lovely - Room was small

Overview

Overlooking the panoramic Hudson River, Riverside Tower Hotel is nestled in a quiet and safe area, a short stroll away from Central Park, museums, numerous chic dining and shopping options.

This budget two-star venue provides complimentary wireless internet access and parking.

All 120 air-conditioned rooms are well appointed and complete with kitchenette and TV.

The hotel provides easy access to a great variety of restaurants and cafes located within a few steps away.

Grand Central station is about 3.8km away.

Penn Station is within 3.9km from the property.

Number of rooms   120.

City Center New York - 5.1 mi
Airports La Guardia (LGA) - 5.8 mi, Teterboro (TEB) - 6.1 mi
Train Stations Grand Central Station - 2.4 mi, Penn Station - 2.5 mi
Underground stations 79th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line) - 1000 ft, 86th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line) - 2000 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Zabar Deli & Gourmet Foods - 800 ft, Starbucks Coffee - 800 ft
Parks Fort Tryon Park - 1700 ft, Fort Tyron Park - 1700 ft

Rooms

All accommodations feature kitchenette equipped with microwave, mini-fridge, coffee and tea making facilities. Dishes, cups, and electric kettles are provided upon request. Besides, in-room amenities include TV, air conditioning, telephone, private bathroom.

The range of rooms includes Single Rooms, Double Rooms and Suites.

Suites comprise two rooms with a queen size, double, or 2 single beds in one room, and two single beds in another. Also they offer table, a floor lamp, two arm chairs and folding chairs.

Work

Fax and photocopying services are available.

Wireless internet access is provided in public area for free.

Additional features

Brailled elevators are provided.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Tour desk
Internet

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

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is USD 35 per day.

Services
  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Work desk
  • Telephone
  • Shower
  • Refrigerator
  • TV
  • Toilet
  • Microwave
  • Sitting area
  • Armchair

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  10 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 10 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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All accommodations feature kitchenette equipped with microwave, mini-fridge, coffee and tea making facilities. Dishes, cups, and electric kettles are provided upon request. Besides, in-room amenities include TV, air conditioning, telephone, private bathroom.

The range of rooms includes Single Rooms, Double Rooms and Suites.

Suites comprise two rooms with a queen size, double, or 2 single beds in one room, and two single beds in another. Also they offer table, a floor lamp, two arm chairs and folding chairs.

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Riverside Tower Hotel Single Room
Bed type: Double Bed

Comfortable room offers a Twin bed, sitting area with arm-chair and private bathroom.

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    Riverside Tower Hotel Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed

    Comfortable room with Hudson River and Riverside Park views offers a Double bed or two Single beds, sitting area with desk, arm-chair and private bathroom.

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      Riverside Tower Hotel Suite

      Suite with Hudson River and Riverside Park views offers one room with a Queen or Double or two Single beds. The second has two Single beds, a table and two armchairs, private bathroom. Suite is for one or two persons.

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      Riverside Tower Hotel Suite

      Suite with Hudson River and Riverside Park views offers one room with a Queen or Double or two Single beds. The second has two Single beds, a table and two armchairs, private bathroom. Suite is for three persons.

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      Riverside Tower Hotel Suite

      Suite with Hudson River and Riverside Park views offers one room with a Queen or Double or two Single beds. The second has two Single beds, a table and two armchairs, private bathroom. Suite is for four persons.

      Riverside Tower Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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      What's nearby

      What's nearby.

      City center is within 8.1km from the property.

      Children's Museum of Manhattan is within 300m.

      American Museum of Natural History is within 500m away.

      Central Park is about 900m away.

      Lincoln Center is only 1.3km away.

      Amusement
      • Playspace 92 St West
        3000 ft
      Museums
      • North Group Inc
        700 ft
      • Children's Museum of Manhattan
        1000 ft
      • 1700 ft
      • Center For Cultural Exchange
        2000 ft
      • Alternative Center-Intl Arts
        2700 ft
      • Ballet Hispanico of New York
        2700 ft
      • Hayden Planetarium
        3000 ft
      • Elaine Kaufman Cultural Ctr
        3700 ft
      Parks
      • Parks and Recreation Dept Mntnc
        1700 ft
      • Parks and Recreation Dept
        1700 ft
      • Central Park
        3000 ft
      Halls
      • Caregiver's Center
        2000 ft
      • Trinity School
        3300 ft
      Universities, Institutes
      • Prince Henry College Office
        700 ft
      • Institute For Expressive Anlys
        1400 ft
      • Amda Inc
        2000 ft
      • Bard Graduate Ctr
        3000 ft
      • William Alanson White Inst
        3300 ft
      Theaters
      Medical care and Hospitals
      • Midwifery Services Inc
        3300 ft
      Underground stations
      • 79th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)
        700 ft
      • 86th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)
        1700 ft
      • 72nd Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)
        2300 ft
      • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
        3000 ft
      • 86th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
        3300 ft
      • 72nd Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
        3700 ft

      Local Attractions

      • Central Park
        1.1 mi
        59th to 110th St., from Central Park West to 5th Ave., New York City
      • Metropolitan Museum of Art
        1.1 mi
        1000 Fifth AvenueA, New York City
      • Lincoln Square
        5000 ft
        Columbus Ave and Broadway, New York City
      • New York City Ballet (NYCB)
        5100 ft
        Lincoln Center's New York State Theater, New York City
      • American Ballet Theatre
        5100 ft
        Performances are hosted at 2 venues:, New York City

      Near the hotel

      • Stand-Up New York
        1100 ft
        236 W. 78th St, New York City
      • Children's Museum of Manhattan
        1300 ft
        212 W. 83d St., New York City
      • Fort Tyron Park
        1700 ft
        Riverside Drive to Broadway, West 192nd to Dyckman Street, New York City
      • Upper West Side
        1800 ft
        Columbus and Amsterdam Ave.s, New York City
      • Beacon Theatre
        1900 ft
        2124 Broadway, New York City
      • American Museum of Natural History
        3100 ft
        79th Street and Central Park West, New York City
      • Rose Center for Earth and Space
        2700 ft
        American Museum of Natural History, New York City

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Zabar Deli & Gourmet Foods

        75% likes this, based on 156 reviews

        800 ft
        2245 Broadway

        Phone: (212) 787-2000

      • Starbucks Coffee

        76% likes this, based on 10 reviews

        800 ft
        2252 Broadway

        Phone: (212) 721-4157

      • Boat Basin Cafe

        63% likes this, based on 83 reviews
        Cuisine: American

        900 ft
        W 79th St

        Phone: (212) 496-5542

      • New Wave Cafe

        55% likes this, based on 39 reviews
        Cuisine: American

        900 ft
        2212 Broadway
      • Cafe 82

        75% likes this, based on 44 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Italian

        900 ft
        2282 Broadway

        Phone: 212-875-8373

      Getting there.

      La Guardia Airport is about 9.2km from the hotel.

      By bus go to the bus stop in front of the airline terminal. Take the M60 bus. Ask for a free transfer. Take bus to the end of the line, at Broadway and 106th Street. Using the transfer, get on the M104 bus. Get off at 79th Street. Walk back to 80th Street. Turn left and go two blocks to 80th Street and Riverside Drive (approximate time 1 hour and cost is 2.25 USD).

      Newark Liberty Airport is within 18.8km from the hotel.

      By bus go outside to the end of the airline Terminal, to the parking lot for buses. Go to the parking space with the sign 'New Jersey Transit Bus, New York City'. Go the bus terminal in New York City. Then, take the A or C subway uptown to 59th Street, there is a free transfer to the #1 subway uptown to 79th Street. Walk up one block to 80th Street. Then, turn left and walk two blocks to Riverside Drive (approximate time 1 hour and 20 minutes and cost is 10 USD per person).

      Getting around.

      Bus stop is 100m away.

      Subway access is within 200m.

      Free parking is available on the street.

      Riverside Tower Hotel Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Riverside Tower Hotel

      Average guest rating

      6.2
      out of 10
      Good
      Based on 359 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Location
      7.0
      Service
      5.6
      Value
      6.1
      Rooms
      5.0
      Dining
      7.7

      Individual guest reviews

      • Group of friends

        TV with subtitles, Window view, responsible receipton

        Economy of area in the room

        • Average rating
          8.8
      • Family with children

        It was near the the subway station and Central Park

        Some of the staff were unhelpful. I think that it could do with decorating, the decor was dark and dingy. Paper was coming away from the wall and paintwork was amateurish. Nothing like the photos on your website.

        • Average rating
          4.2
      • Group of friends

        The rooms at Riverside Tower are small but sufficient. I especially enjoyed the quiet during the nights, when you are tired of all the sightseeing and shopping you can get a good night's sleep. In my experience, the area is safe, daytime and nighttime, and the hotel is a clean and safe walk down Broadway from the city centre. Nearby there are shops and pharmacies which are open all night. The staff is very helpful and courteous.

        The standard of cleanliness is a bit lower than what we are usually used to in Europe, but I was satisfied how it all turned out, and the cleaning ladies did a good job.

        • Average rating
          8.8
      • Older travelers

        It was too expensive for the quality of the room and its services. I do not recommend this hotel.

        • Average rating
          3.8
      • Single

        there was a bed in my room

        Carpet smelled like cat urine, no shampoo or other bath items other than microscopic bar of soap, the towel reminded me of those we had in junior high gym class - thin and like sandpaper, the clerk couldn't cease his cell phone conversation while checking me in.

        • Average rating
          3.2
      • Older travelers

        Great location for walking access to neighborhood, Central Park, museums; great subway access. Staff was very helpful. We had a wonderful view from our corner room on the 13th floor. Quiet. Bed was very comfortable.

        The hotel was very old. The room was old and very small--we had a suite.

        • Average rating
          7.4
      • Family with children

        It is inexpensive and located in a nice quiet neighbourhood right by a bus route. Staff were helpful and they had lots of maps and info. We were able to use buses and the subway with ease but it's also walking distance from Central Park and some nice restaurants. Our rooms were very small but comfortable and we had two rooms with bathroom in between which worked well for us and our teenager. They have a communal lounge with wifi. Rooms higher in the building would have lovely views.

        The rooms were tiny with single beds For two of us to share we had to pull out a camp bed and that completely filled the room. It was actually quite comfortable to sleep on but very low. The decor was shabby. They provided a fridge and microwave but no kettle and no cups so we couldn't make hot drinks. I really missed that. A kettle and cups in the communal lounge would cost little and make a big difference

        • Average rating
          6.6
      • Family with children

        The one area of this hotel that was very appealing was its location to everything we were going to do or visit. Since it was just my son and I, it was acceptable. The rooms appeared to be clean and were changed each day. It had free wifi but only down stairs in the lobby area. Staff was very helpful with any questions and directions. It is conveniently located across the street from central park and all that the park offers.

        We stayed in the room only to sleep and were gone most of the day until 11:00 each night. Since the the hotel had no services (food, drinks etc.) this was not a problem. We had two rooms seperate by a very small shower and toilet.I Thought the rooms were small and the beds were a standard twin and with a tv that had local channels which worked fine. Bring anything you will need, shampoo, hair dryer etc. There is nothing in the way of food, drink or any amenities within two blocks so the midnight snack is a real trip.

        • Average rating
          7.0
      • Couple

        Location.

        No wireless in rooms, poor design/quality of rooms. Needs an update

        • Average rating
          7.0
      • Group of friends

        The staff were excellent and friendly. They did their best to make it a good stay.

        First impressions were not good! The hotel is tired and basic with very small rooms.

        • Average rating
          8.2
      • Single

        I don't likt the tiny hotel !

        Tiny, tiny, tiny!expensive! I satyed in the tiniest hotel! I don't like riverside tower hotel anymore!

        • Average rating
          2.4
      • Group of friends

        Safe neighborhood, great view, clean, convenient location.

        Very small (though adequate), sometimes long wait for elevator.

        • Average rating
          9.6
      • Family with children

        Amazing location with good view.

        Basically starving student level bottom level accomodations. Clean, but tiny noisy rooms. You will save money in a great location but zero frills.

        • Average rating
          6.2
      • Family with children

        The rooms were extremely small, as a family of 4 we could not have stayed any longer. Two nights was more then enough if you are out all day and only return to sleep.

        • Average rating
          5.0
      • Group of friends

        The service is fine. The rooms, although small, are very clean. The location is, for me, one of the best areas of NYC. The price is quite reasonable.

        Lavatories in rooms have a large medicine cabinet with mirror over sinks. It is near impossible to put your face over the lavatory wash bowl, so the faucet water must be splashed or cupped by hand to the face. Consequently, much water gets splashed on the floor, not into the lavatory. Removal of the medicine cabinet would avoid this problem. The mirror could remain, and a smaller cabinet could be put nearby.

        • Average rating
          9.2
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