Midtown East - Grand Central, New York

Fifty, NYC – an Affinia Hotel

Ryan Haase
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Why We Love It

  • A $19 million renovation in 2014 brought in sleek furnishings reminiscent of a stylish urban apartment
  • Rooms are spacious and great for families -- even the standard room offers 50%-100% more space than Manhattan's average
  • All guests can attend a free wine happy hour and select from a pillow menu -- the latter may come in handy as some rooms get road noise
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral and Fifth Avenue's flashiest flagship stores are about four blocks west

"Cool, vibrant but soothing" -- Blackbook

89% (9 Member Ratings)

"The staff was very friendly and helpful. We especially enjoyed the second floor lounge area – such a comfortable place to relax and make plans before a night out in the city!"
Feb 20, 2016
Brighton, MA, United States


Map & Directions

John F. Kennedy International Airport is a 50-minute drive via taxi cab or rental car in good traffic. From LaGuardia Airport, the hotel is 30-minute drive via taxi cab or rental car in good traffic. The hotel is one block away from 51st subway station.  

Rooms & Rates

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This hotel's rooms are the kind that make you want to hire a decorator. Largely done up in soothing monochromatics, they have the elegant injections of colors -- bold printed throw pillows and Morris Louis-like abstract wall art -- that you'll try and try again to mimic in your own place. This hotel's confident style came about thanks to a $19 million renovation completed in 2014.

Rooms are about 50% larger than the average Manhattan space, and have a mini-fridge and a pillow menu. Studios and suite upgrades have full kitchens and sleeper sofas. A club room on the second floor has a cozy fireplace and free Wi-Fi, and each afternoon from 5-6 p.m., the management pours complimentary glasses of wine while mingling with guests.

The surrounding streets can be busy and noisy -- sound-sensitive sleepers should ask for the back of the building. Head about four blocks west to reach Fifth Avenue, which in this area of town stocks some flagship department stores and clothing retailers. The Art Deco towers of Rockefeller Center rise along the avenue's west side, and right across the street on the east side soar the gothic spires of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

From the press:
  • "A hide away from Midtown's madness without running too far from the action" -- Gayot
  • "Plenty of space to stretch out" -- Fodor's



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Internet access (fees apply)


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • ADA compliant rooms

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Children and additional guests: Children ages 11 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Children 12 and older will be charged at adult rates. Infant's cot/crib not available. Extra bed available on request and in One Bedroom Deluxe Suites only: $30 (subject to tax) per night for ages 12 and over. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $50 (subject to tax) per stay. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: The rates for the (Studio and Junior Suites) are subject to an additional $2 (subject to tax) occupancy tax which will be added to the total price at the hotel.

A facilities fee of $25 (subject to tax) per room/ per night is additional and will be added to the total price at check-out. This fee includes $10 daily food and drink credit to our Cupboard or Corner Store (must be redeemed daily, this credit cannot roll over), Daily Wine Hour during Social Sips from 5-6PM, Wireless Internet access for all of your devices, 10% off at Celebrity Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s The National Bar & Dining Rooms, In-room gourmet coffee and tea offerings, Unlimited package handling and storage prior to and during your stay, Business services, including printing, Local and domestic long distance calls, 24/7 access to our state-of-the-art fitness centers, Access to Affinia bikes (where applicable),and Concierge services.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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9 Member Reviews
(89% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: The staff was very friendly and helpful. We especially enjoyed the second floor lounge area – such a comfortable place to relax and make plans before a night out in the city!
David Feb 20, 2016 Brighton, MA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Good location
Other Comments: Only negative is that "free wifi" is only in the lobby area of the hotel. You have to pay 14.95 to have in your room
Lorrie Dec 14, 2015 Littleton, NC, United States
Other Comments: I've stayed at Affinia several times. I feel because we got a good deal, they stuck us in a crappy room. Loud as hell. Won't come back.
Ann-Marie Nov 26, 2015 Wilmington, DE, United States

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