Uncovering Europe's best budget hotels since 2001.

Hotel Marrakech

2688 Broadway, 103rd Street, New York, United States

6.9
Hotel Marrakech, New York

Photo provided by hotel

Doubles from: $89 to $230

Check Rates for Hotel MarrakechChecking Rates for Hotel MarrakechNo availability

EuroCheapo is currently checking rates for your dates

Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors

The two-star Marrakech Hotel, located near Central Park, Columbia University and some famous jazz bars, offers 127 sufficient— though not amazing—rooms at very reasonable rates.

Quick read

Pros: Friendly, helpful staff. Convenient subway access. Good value.

Cons: No elevator. Thin walls. Dark rooms.

Rooms

The rooms at the Marrakech Hotel have a minimalist feel, with dim lighting and cool cultural touches, such as an ornate Eastern-style nightstand or sari-style bed covers. Alternating walls are painted in contrasting colors, and some rooms have cool exposed brick walls as well.

Each room is equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen television and CD player clock radio.

The private bathrooms, from the mirrors to the shower curtain rings, are shiny chrome. They also have Ecco natural bath products and a massage showerhead on hand. A hair dryer is available at reception.

Hotel Facilities

The hotel’s Moroccan-themed Kazbar Lounge, with its mosaic tables, signature cocktails and international music, is a great place to enjoy a little exotic flare (note that the lounge is closed in winter months). The hotel also has a restaurant, Sookk Thai Asian Restaurant (located next door), which serves up tasty and inexpensive Thai favorites.

Wi-Fi is free in the lobby and lounge. The Marrakech does not have an elevator (and does have lots of stairs).

Location

The Marrakech Hotel is lacated on Broadway, the restaurant- and shop-lined main drag of the largely residential Upper West Side. Columbia University, Grant’s Tomb and the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine are all just north of the hotel. And Harlem is just a little further north of all that.

The area is also home to an array of green spaces, with Central Park a 10-minute walk to the east (we recommend walking across the Conservatory Garden on the eastern side of the park), and Riverside Park an even quicker walk west.

It’s about a 15-minute subway ride to Times Square and the rest of Midtown.

Guest reviews in brief

Guests find the Marrakech to be rather basic but a good value. They like the hotel’s convenient location (just across the street from the 1 train), and many commend the hotel staff for their kindness and hospitality.

Most complaints revolve around the hotel’s dated building. Guests don’t like lugging their bags up the stairs, and also complain the rooms get hot in winter (a common issue with the steam heating in older New York buildings). Some guests feel the rooms are too dimly lit, and a few say the carpets are dirty and that the thin walls don’t keep out noise from the neighbors.

*These reviews were provided by verified guests who booked through EuroCheapo's reservation partners. Click on the links below to read reviews in detail.

Transportation

Subways: The 103rd Street subway station is located just across from the hotel. There you can catch the 1 train, a local line that runs along the West side, with major stops like Times Square, Penn Station and the West Village

JFK: To reach the Marrakech Hotel from JFK, take the Air Train to Howard Beach Station, then the A train to 59th Street-Columbus Circle. Transfer to the Uptown 1 train to 103rd Street, and the hotel is just across the street.

LaGuardia: Take the M60 bus to the last stop: Broadway and 106th Street. Then walk three blocks south along Broadway to the hotel.

Newark: Take the Air Train to the NJ Transit station, and then any NJ Transit train into New York Penn Station, where you can catch the 1 train to 103rd Street.

Read more about airport transportation in New York.

Reviewed by: Kari Hoerchler, EuroCheapo Staff Writer

Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.

Amenities

Hotel

  • Reception: 24-Hour
  • Wi-Fi: Free

Room

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom: Private
  • Cable TV
  • Telephone

Contact

2688 Broadway, 103rd Street
Upper West Side to Harlem, New York, United States

+1 212 222 2954
Fax: +1 212 678 6842

Website: http://www.marrakechhotelnyc.com/

Email: info@marrakechhotelnyc.com

About the Hotel Marrakech neighborhood

Located west of Central Park, the Upper West Side is a largely residential area, filled with tall apartment buildings, stately brownstones, and families. The area is home to Lincoln Center, the American Museum of Natural History, and Columbia University. One of its greatest attributes may be its borders: you're never more than a few blocks away from either Central Park or leisurely Riverside Park. Famous Harlem, whose importance as a historically African-American neighborhood cannot be matched, begins north of Morningside Heights. Despite its dangerous reputation, Harlem has become much safer... and much more popular with tourists.

Hotel Marrakech, New York
Hotel Marrakech, New York
Hotel Marrakech, New York
Hotel Marrakech, New York
Hotel Marrakech, New York
Hotel Marrakech, New York
Hotel Marrakech, New York

Nearby Hotels

Dorms from $30

(0.15 km)

8.0 out of 10
Hostelling International New York, New York

Doubles from $90

(0.35 km)

6.4 out of 10
Morningside Inn, New York

Doubles from $60

(0.47 km)

6.7 out of 10
Royal Park Hotel & Hostel, New York

Dorms from $30

(1.3 km)

7.7 out of 10
International Student Center, New York

Doubles from $94

(2.03 km)

Mount Morris Bed & Breakfast, New York

Follow Us