Fans of Charles Dickens will feel right at home at this very old-fashioned and spotless if somewhat cheerless hotel (think "Bleak House"). The rooms have an Edwardian-meets-motel feel, many of the beds squeak, and most rooms share a bathroom. But when all is said and done, this is a very well-located, affordable place to stay in a city that has few such options.
New York City
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120 E. 31st St. (near Third Ave.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Midtown East Transportation Subway: 6 to 33rd St. Phone 212/685-3060 Prices $75–$119 double Amenities Free Wi-Fi Units 84 units Web site Hotel 31