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Gracie Inn

502 East 81st Street , New York, NY 10028 USA (Show map)
39 Reviews
$169 - $299
per night

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AAA approved / Award winning Gracie Inn Hotel / B&B was named "One of NY's Best Little Hotels for 2009 & won Best B&B in NYC for 2010 by the Village Voice and become AAA approved for the first time in 2011 Located in Manhattan's Upper East Side, around the corner from the Mayor's mansion, Carl Schultz Park featuring a beautiful water front promenade. Close to museums, galleries, great restaurants and the best shopping NYC offers. Guest's rely upon great service while enjoying the comforts of home. We are a small Inn which offers spacious accommodations with a simple, no-nonsense decor. Each unit has a fully equipped with full kitchen, private bath, cable TV w/80+ digital cable channels, and fee Wi-Fi. We are known for our signature, prepared-to-order, expanded, deluxe continental breakfast

Rooms & Rates

Studio Rooms

ALL studios are equipped with FULL kitchens and private baths. Flat screen TV with cable, DVD, Free Wi-FI, CD Player, DVD Player, Hair Dryer, Iron and Board. A complimentary breakfast is delivered to your room each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: N/A

One Bedroom

ALL Suites are equipped with FULL kitchens and PRIVATE baths. A complimentary breakfast is delivered to your room each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Two Bedrooms

Our two bedroom suites are equipped with kitchenettes and are decorated with antique furniture and country decor. We provide our guests with Evian and Perrier water and a complimentary breakfast is delivered to your room each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Our Penthouses are equipped with FULL kitchens and staircases leading to the second floor where you will find a second bedroom. Both Penthouses have private sundeck patios with very lovely views of the city. One Penthouse has a large soaking tub for relaxing after a long day.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

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  • Guest room3.6
  • Services4.1
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness3.7
  • Dining3.4

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Charming Inn.

3.8 on March 24, 2014

Location is great. So quiet I slept like a rock at night!

A cute apartment on the Upper East Side

4.4 on January 04, 2014

The inn is cute, in a residential neighborhood. The breakfast was served very nicely right to our door. The room had a dining area, couch, tv, small efficiency kitchen. It was clean and well lit. The service was very pleasant and friendly. It is only a fifteen minute walk from the Met Museum and plenty of shopping and dining. I was a little worried when I saw the review from mr negative. I have no idea where he stayed it couldn't have been at the gracie inn. I would recommend it. Regarding, the process to use the gift cards was completely pleasant and painless.

Absolutely disgusting

1.0 on November 28, 2013

As a former New Yorker, and who lived in "the City" for over 40 years I sadly have to report that this hotel as disgusting! Any review you see that is fates this hotel more than a one star hotel is either and friend, employee, or is someone who is used to sleeping in a tent. After retiring and living in California for 5 years I decided to go back and visit my brother, who lives a block away from this flea trap. When my wife searched for a reasonable hotel for me on the web she found this place, and called up to make a reservation. When she told me the address I was shocked that I never heard of this Hotel. Since I know the area very well, my brother lives one block away; I looked them up on the web and saw nice pictures, etc. of the rooms and assorted accommodations there. I called to double check my sanity and while talking to them I checked them out their address on Google Street view and just saw a very old tenement building, the type of building that have been torn down over 40 years ago. I asked the reservation guy to confirm that I was looking at the right building and he confirmed it, but told me that it was totally redone on the inside and that the pictures were actuate. When I got there, one has to use a complicated 12 step procedure to get in, and opened the main door, I could see that this place was a major candidate for urban renewal. The pictures you see on the web are not of this hotel. The elevator can handle a total of 2 people with luggage, at best. The door to the room is so old that the spaces for the original locks are still there. The minute I opened the door I was horrified of what I saw, and it was apparent that, for even a blind person, that this room was still in its original 1920s state with the exception of a bed. The room had a very small dirty a/c, etc. The flat panel TV that is really a 19in commuter monitor hooked up to 2 remotes that an engineer could figure out how to use. Since it was very late and I had prepaid 3 days, and, once again, there was NO FRONT desk personnel and I could not check out and get a full refund. I went out and got a bottle of wine, drank most of it and went to sleep. The next day, I spoke to the manager (who also cleans the rooms) that I wanted to checkout and get a refund for the two days I had prepaid. We also had a conversation regarding the deceptive pictures of the hotel on the web, and he of course agreed that they used random pictures but they were not of the actual hotel. I got out as fast as I could.... and for a few dollars more stayed at a Marriot Courtyard.

Innkeeper Response
Funny story. Maybe that bottle of wine he mentioned in his review went to his head. (note: he did mention his sanity in the review, as well) We are not going to waste your time with a story and we promise not to make value judgments on what should be torn down… as we love NY history and NY architecture that is why we live and work here. We do not make value judgments on who cleans rooms. We are a team and every position on our team is important. We don’t accuse “other guest” of “sleeping in tents” that would make us sound pious. We don’t make acquisitions of who wrote previous reviews without any evidence as that would make us look less creditable. We never admitted to his claim of “random” pictures because that conversation never took place. What we will say that we are honest, work hard and do not misrepresent ourselves. The guest never complained while here on property and stayed he did stay all three days. Any he never approached the third party be booked with either. This is not a prison. It is a hotel. So why the rant on-line? Our questions are… Why was he using the AC in late November when it was below freezing? Our elevator holds 4 persons or 1000 lbs per the inspection sticker from NY Dept of Bldgs. Is he claiming to trump this dept.? The Dept of Bldgs, AAA, NY Hotel Assoc. and Expedia inspected our locks and they passed. What does he know that they don’t? What is a commuter monitor? What type of engineer? Funny they did not mention an engineer was needed when we bought the TV from Best Buy.

Quaint getaway!

4.2 on August 26, 2013

I stayed at the Gracie Inn Hotel recently this weekend. The overall experience was great within the hotel. However, it was a little rough getting to the hotel because of transportation. We took metro and bus. After we made it and we got into the rooms it was all worth it. I wasn't disappointed at all! The smell of the room very refreshing, crisp sheets, clean room, and great views. It was absolutely the best experience in NYC that I've encountered. The neighborhood is quiet and it was truly a great weekend! I'm definitely making this hotel my #1 and will be back again in October.


4.2 on May 09, 2013

Very warm and welcoming. A nice change from your typical NYC hotel.

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Location Type

Galleries, Museums, Park, Restaurents, Shopping, Water Front, City, Downtown


New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) 9 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Inn Details

Establishment type

Urban Inn, Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Secretarial services, VCR , Private Baths, Hair Dryers, Kitchens, Free Wi-Fi, Flat Screen TV's, Elevator

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 2:00pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: One Night Deposit
  • Cancellations: 72 hours prior to arrival $50 change fee inside 7 day window $100 penalty for early departure or without out giving 24 hours notice of departure



Daniel and Stephanie

Languages spoken

Serbian, English, German, Spanish

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 7:00am-11:00am
  • Serving Location: Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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502 East 81st Street , New York, NY 10028 USA (Show map)

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