by Whitney Rife
Situated in Upper West Side, the Belnord is a great option for families who want to stay near the action of the Big Apple, but enjoy a budget-friendly stay. The five-story hotel sits on a quiet, residential street only three blocks from Central Park. Families can stay in suites with two beds, two flat-screen televisions with basic cable, black-out curtains and classy, wood floors. Typically, suites contain small seating areas with a table and a work desk. Wireless Internet is complimentary and available throughout the hotel. Though the hotel has no onsite dining options, many restaurants are in the area. Families can sample the nearby Hot and Crusty, City Diner or Mughlai. The 86th Street Subway Station is a block away, making it easy to get downtown to tourist attractions. Families can also walk to the American Museum of Natural History.
Our Editor Loves
- Suites with two televisions
- Three blocks from Central Park
- Budget rates compared to area hotels
Hotel between 87th and broadway, way too far for visiting the city.
The room i was given was a hole, not even big enough to open my luggage on the floor. Wifi doesn’t work well, which made it rather hard for me to work at night.
No breakfast, no vending machine, no mini bar.
The price was aroun 150 per night which was not cheap.
I would definately not reccomend it
While yes, the rooms are tiny with about 2 feet walking room between the bed and wall/bathroom, you cannot beat the location and price! The bed was very comfortable and the hotel itself was cute with the blue shades and sparkly walls! Take advantage of the free coffee in each kitchen because they remove it in the afternoon. The location is amazing! 10 min walk and your in Central Park, plus the subway is literally 1 street down from the hotel. Getting to Times Square is a piece of cake, just hop on the red line 1,2, or 3 trains to downtown and in about 5 stops you’ll be in Times Square ,42nd. This location is nice when you want to unwind from the hectic loud Times Square area. But if you’re wanting the loud (like I did my very 1st time in NY) then this area may be too quiet and chill for you. You will see many homeless folks in Times Square, I recommend giving them your leftovers if you have any on hand. Always pay it forward when you can! Also, don’t get roped into the sidewalk shows where they hassle you for money, that’s never fun lol. Enjoy your stay!