The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites New York

The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites New York

215 East 64th Street Upper East Sid, New York City, NY 10065
area relax - ingresso
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#112 of 502 hotels in New York City
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Seize the opportunity to live like a local at the artistically designed and residentially inspired The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites. Located on the Upper East Side on an intimate, tree-lined street, the pet-friendly The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites is the picture of city living.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Wifi
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Paid private parking on-site
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Sofa
Kitchenette
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighborhood
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

215 East 64th Street Upper East Sid, New York City, NY 10065
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Lexington Ave / 63rd St
3 minNew York City Subway
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daylilly50 wrote a review Apr 2021
New York City, New York811 contributions338 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is located across the street from a medical center, and near many others , so they have a lot of people who have come for medical reasons.
Rooms are very large and very comfortable, particularly if you are staying for an extended stay.
There is a real working kitchen with a full refrigerator, and large microwave and stove top.
The lighting is excellent for reading
The bathroom is well equiped, and has toiletries in refillable bottles in the shower. There is also a full length counter along one wall. Maintenance needs to be more attentive, however, to checking that all drains are working properly
The location of the bathroom, however, is not great. It is literally on top of the bed.
One issue the hotel has, is climate control. There is only heat or cool, and it is controlled by the season. On checking in they should alert you to this, so you dont spend time trying to get air on and being frustrated that you cant.
The front desk staff is very nice though and friendly
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Date of stay: April 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Kawi475 wrote a review Jan 2020
Houston, TX25 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The suites are the size of mansions, by any city standards, impeccably clean, comfortable beds and pillows, and coffee available 24 hours a day. The location is perfect, near buses and subway stops, Bloomingdales. The staff members are courteous and incredibly helpful. The doors are heavy, which means you can't hear your family members in the bathroom or bedroom, if you need privacy. You also can't hear other guests in their rooms. Amazing stay on the Upper East side.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from JRauer, General Manager at The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites New York
Responded Jan 13, 2020
Dear Kawi475, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a five star review on TripAdvisor! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Gardens Suites Hotel and look forward to welcoming you back the next time your travels bring you to NYC! Regards, Jennifer Baldwin General Manager
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Siena wrote a review Jun 2022
44 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I Thank Nigel at the front desk to give me a quiet, sunny ,good view room #811. He has been friendly and quick to response for any requests I had. Also bellman Skyer is great help from the day one. They made my stay very comfortable, and I will return to this hotel next time I am in NYC.

I wanted to avoid crowded and loud Times Square area. Hotel Room is large, plenty closet spaces, and a kitchen. Nice and quiet residential upper east side area. A great burger joint Jackson-hall is across the street (as well as many other eateries) Morton Williams around the corner. Quick access to many subway lines and Cross town buss, the location of the hotel is unbeatable for me.

Minor set back was room cleaning, water glass was never replace or cleaned entire 6 nites stay. Also hair dryer was never put it away. But it was not issue at all. Just that everything else was excellent. My suggestion to the hotel is to give guests choices of how often they want having room cleaning - for an environmental prospects. Some of guests may choose clean towels and sheets every 2-3 days or room cleaning for a good cause.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Room facing 65th street (back of building) was quiet
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Anthony A wrote a review Jan 2020
32 contributions35 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I've stayed at the Affinia Gardens before, and I've recommended it to friends. It's an older hotel, but it's comfortable and I love the location ... it feels as if you're living in an apartment on the Upper East Side. Not a tourist neighborhood at all.

On my most recent visit, however, two pairs of expensive headphones disappeared from the room. That has never happened to me before, at any hotel that I've ever stayed at.

I reported them missing early in the week, suggesting that maybe the housekeeping staff had put them somewhere within the room that I could not find. I did not feel as if the concern was taken seriously. They made a note, and, when I checked back that evening, I was told, no, nothing was found. That was it. Sort of an "oh, well" attitude. I'm not even sure anyone bothered to look for them.

So I decided to file a report upon checking out. When I insisted on filing a report, the manager on duty assured me that she was certain no one on the housekeeping staff would have taken them. However, the facts are: the headphones were in the hotel room; and then they were gone. We searched the hotel room top to bottom before we left, and found nothing. And, despite the fact that I'd reported it early in the week, no one at the hotel seemed to care all that much, until I insisted on filing a report.

Bottom line, I'll never stay there again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from JRauer, General Manager at The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites New York
Responded Jan 13, 2020
Dear Anthony, Thank you for providing us with your feedback on your recent stay at the Gardens. Please be assured we take our guest's concerns very seriously and did conduct a full investigation on your missing headphones. With that being said, I apologize if our concerns about your items were not conveyed appropriately. Please contact me directly at Jennifer.baldwin@denihan.com so I can share our findings as it relates to this matter. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Jennifer Baldwin
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Judimc wrote a review Jul 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand38 contributions8 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a 6 night stay for my sister and I to celebrate a 50th birthday, her travelling from the UK, I from New Zealand. We tried to contact the hotel via our booking without success, then phoned from NZ to see if they could assist with airport transfers and grocery ordering; the retailer only accepts USA cards. They gave me an email address for reception, which I used twice without success. When we arrived at the hotel they advised that they had noted the enquiry on our booking, they made no comment as to how they had missed responding to the 2 emails. Interestingly when we questioned the bill to the same email address we received a response pretty quickly

Every morning we said “hi” to the desk staff, evenings we also made an effort to ask how they were. Not once did any of them ask about our plans for the day, offer a friendly word or advice, nor ask how our day had been. Though they had noted the birthday, no enquiry was made as to how we would celebrate, in short, there was complete disinterest in us as guests.

We had a good sized room, great little kitchen though under equipped, serviceable but elderly bathroom. Beds were firm but comfortable, however pillows were cheap and lumpy. There was not a cushion to either bed or the sofa. The housekeeping was very generous with towels, and kept everything at eye level clean, though a good dust to corners would improve matters.

The only facility the hotel appears to offer is a small gym, to be charged a considerable sum for this is unwelcome. Surely this should be charged on a per use basis

Our rating is based on a great sized room, reasonable house keeping, and the location in close proximity to the subway, an amazing supermarket and good local restaurants. We were slightly thrown buy those reviews that commend the staff for being friendly. The only comments made to us were by one individual member, who asked daily after my sisters missing suitcase; no offer was made to assist us with this
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Date of stay: July 2022
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lynnieb217 wrote a review Jan 2020
Golden Beach, Australia31 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very impressed with the size of the room and position of the property. Easy walking distance to Central Park, subway, restaurants and we walked to midtown on more than one occasion. The two bedroom apartment easily accommodated six adults and the rooms despite being older, were well maintained. My only complaint is the lighting in the rooms could be upgraded to LED as they are very dull.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from JRauer, General Manager at The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites New York
Responded Jan 27, 2020
Dear lynnieb217, Thank you for taking the time to post your five star review of the Gardens on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Regards, Jennifer Baldwin
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Chilli C wrote a review Feb 2020
Colchester, Connecticut4 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was another enjoyable stay during Antiques Week, which actually lasts almost three weeks, at the Gardens Suites. I have been staying here for several years each January and definitely feel like I am in a home away from home. Kris, Nigel, Mike, Sal and the entire staff are welcoming, accommodating and professional. The rooms are clean and well taken care of, and the recent renovations are quite nice. I recommend the Gardens Suites for anyone staying in the area for an extended visit, the kitchenette is a life saver. The exercise room is small but also clean and well kept and a good place to "work out" some of that NYC stress.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Allison A wrote a review Apr 2022
Toronto, Canada56 contributions88 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’m hesitant to write a review bc I don’t want this place to get more popular than it is and harder to get a reservation next time I want to stay! Having encountered the Affinia chain quite by accident (walking past on— they never came up In an internet search for me) I will only be staying there on future trips to nyc.
As a former New Yorker who regularly comes to visit family now with my own family of 2 small kids, 2 step kids and my husband and I , we have outgrown being able to crash at family’s apartments. Airbnb does not allow for rentals of entire apartments in nyc— which is key when traveling w small kids to have the extra space and rooms and kitchen etc. in comes Affinia. Extremely spacious, modern and well appointed APARTMENTS! Our recent stay had a highly functional little kitchen complete w dishwasher, large bedroom with two queens, and a big living room w pull out couch and a dining table we had our New York family and friends come over for dinner at (while the kids could be asleep next door). Only minor improvement could have been the outdated bathroom but it was functional enough given the huge benefits of the rest of the suite.
They had everything you needed like a pack n play, high chair, etc. The staff were all so friendly and helpful. We have now stayed at the 38th st and 64th st properties. 64th is particularly convenient with numerous drug stores, Starbucks, groceries, etc. and a subway w elevator on block away. we ordered DoorDash or Uber eats in a few nights and had family over for dinner while the kids slept .

When traveling with small kids staying in a standard one hotel room is just impossible. Staying at Affinia let’s you live like a New Yorker with kids but with daily housekeeping service :)
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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marylouis2020 wrote a review Jan 2020
Birmingham, Alabama1 contribution1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
For my family of 5 this was the perfect option! We loved the extra space with room to sleep all of us comfortably. The kitchen was also a nice perk as we had groceries delivered for snacks and quick breakfasts in the room. We found the staff to be very friendly and quick to respond any time requests were made for things like extra towels and pillows. The location on the Upper East Side was great- we were able to walk to so many of the places we wanted to go, and it was nice to be out of the hustle and bustle of busier parts of the city. Parts of the room felt a little dated, but we would easily stay here again! I would recommend it for bigger families who don't need a luxury hotel experience or just anyone wanting a large space/kitchen.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from JRauer, General Manager at The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites New York
Responded Jan 13, 2020
Dear marylouis202, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review of the Gardens on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Regards, Jennifer Baldwin
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Charles R Y wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington, DC, United States3 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I travel quite a bit and as a result don't want to "live out of my suitcase". My preference is to empty my suitcase, hang the shirts and pants, and put my briefs, sox, sweaters, etc. in drawers - Oh! Wait! There aren't any drawers!!!! It may seem like a little thing, but if that 's what it takes to make a customer comfortable, they will return. I probably won't be returning to the Gardens Suites Hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: For $670+ for two nights, as I said above, I didn't like living out of my suitcase.
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Response from JRauer, General Manager at The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites New York
Responded Jan 27, 2020
Dear Charles, As the General Manager of the Gardens, I am disappointed to hear that you were dissatisfied with your experience. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly the next time your travels bring you to NYC so we can ensure you have the room layout and conveniences you need. I will be more than happy to arrange for your room to have has ample drawer space and look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Jennifer Baldwin
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elemental asked a question Aug 2020
Milford, NJ12 contributions19 helpful votes
Is there a Keurig coffee maker in room? Plates and silverware?
Answer from ekinparadise
Fleming Island, Florida6 contributions8 helpful votes
Not a Keurig but coffee maker using packets of coffee. Kitchen has everything you need for long term stay. Dishware, bowls, silverware, pots, pans, cooking utensils, openers, dishwasher detergent, and more. If i recall right they may provide initial paper towels and napkins but do not resupply those items. We had a 1 br apt and it was roomy, comfortable and very clean....hope this helps.
Answer from JRauer
New York City, New York4 contributions
Yes absolutely. Simply call the hotel after you have made your reservation and we will make the necessary request. Note that our one-bedroom apartments have a sleeper sofa in the living room as well. We hope to be able to welcome you to The Fifty.
Jo P asked a question Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom27 contributions20 helpful votes
What is the approx transfer time via organised shuttle from JFK airport from the hotel
Answer from JBJC4
London, United Kingdom166 contributions54 helpful votes
Between 30 minutes to 1 hour...depending on traffic.
Catherine885 asked a question Oct 2019
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom120 contributions26 helpful votes
Do the hotel rooms have hairdryers. Thanks
Answer from William45318
Covington, Ohio4 contributions6 helpful votes
Yes, they do.
afif k wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The suites are great for friends and family trips"
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mary m wrote a tip Aug 2023
Dublin, Ireland27 contributions45 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you put lock on door at night"
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WriterKass wrote a tip Jun 2023
Brooklyn59 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great restaurants & food trucks nearby"
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Thomas S wrote a tip Jun 2023
London, United Kingdom142 contributions75 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stayed in Room 311. Great large window looking at the trees of the park behind the hotel."
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Laura S wrote a tip Apr 2023
Kimberly, Alabama1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Silver Star Restaurant was amazing and we felt at home every time we ate there! Super fast delivery also!"
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PRICE RANGE
₱24,486 - ₱37,463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
affinia gardens hotel new york city, affinia gardens new york city
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Gardens Suites Hotel By Affinia
LOCATION
United StatesNew YorkNew York CityUpper East Side / Lenox Hill / Manhattan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
132
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites New York
Which popular attractions are close to The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites New York?
Nearby attractions include Bloomingdale's (0.4 km), Society of Illustrators (0.3 km), and Argosy Books (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites New York?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a fitness centre, room service, and a business centre.
Which room amenities are available at The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites New York?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a sofa.
Is parking available at The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites New York?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites New York?
Conveniently located restaurants include Daniel, Sprinkles, and Tony's Di Napoli.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites New York?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites New York?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites New York?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites New York?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites New York?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (7.2 km), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (7.2 km), and Hamilton Park (4.6 km).
Is The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites New York accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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