The apartment can be recommended in all ways - it is a good place in the city and the view over the city is not getting better. Only minus is the cleaning - please check the apartment before you enter into a final cleaning agreement. Otherwise everything else is in the top.
We really enjoyed our stay in this apartment in Hell's Kitchen. It is a nice apartment in a very secure building. You are literally a 5-minute walk to Broadway and a 10-15 minute walk to Times Square but it in a quiet residential area. The view is unbelievable!
The pictures do not reflect how poorly furnished this apartment is. There were no comforters only wrinkled sheets on the beds with a folded throw at the foot of the beds. No wash cloths at all to accompany the old greyish blue towels. Even though I am used to only having one roll of bathroom tissue to start off, it would have been nice to have more than an 8th of an inch left on the roll.
The apartment was not clean - with long black hair in tge tub and on the floors. I had to clean out the coffee pot so we could use it. The refrigerator had food spills on the shelfs so it wasn’t even wiped down before our arrival.
I think what was most disappointing was that on the website there are pics of the building across the street and not the actual building we stayed in. I do not recommend for anyone to stay in one of Samuel’s rentals
We knew about the $80 cash cleaning fee, which Samuel also mentioned in his email, but were very uncomfortable with having our ID and bank card photographed by his manager as a condition of our stay. These conditions were mentioned on the Tripadvisor website. This is not a hotel. Other Tripadvisor hosts take a deposit through Tripadvisor and repay after the visit, and we would have been much happier with that. We would not recommend this arrangement and it did cloud our stay. Apartment was a long way from Times Square, but had great views, was clean if a bit scuffed. Strangely creaking beds with what seemed to be foam mattresses.
Accommodations and location were perfect for my friend and myself. The view is as advertised and the roof top deck was an added bonus! Sara was most helpful upon our arrival showing us where everything was both in the apartment and the building. She also gave us information about shops, etc. in the immediate area. We would certainly stay here again.