limpo, perto do metro e com cozinha bem boa! recomendo a todos que querem bom custoxbebeficio!
cama e banho de qualidade. wifi e tv a cabo funcionam bem!
nao tem recepcao. tudo automatico, mas as meninas da limpeza muito atenciosas.
I think the best way to describe this place is to say that it is similar to staying in a relative's guest room. Maybe it is similar to a guest house or a very small European pension.
I received an email from the hotel approx. a week from my scheduled stay. It would explain when my credit card would be charged, how to find the hotel and what to do to check in when I arrived. I previous reviewer stated that it all seemed rather shady how the hotel doesn't have any signage and that you have to walk up 2 flights to get to the "lobby". I can assure you that there was nothing at all shady about the Royal Suites.
The 2 flight walk up is difficult with luggage. As the stairs are narrow and steep those with mobility issues or the elderly may find this property impractical. I arrived at 13:00 and checked in 2 hours early. No problems at all. You simply pick up the phone and dial the number listed. The receptionist tells you the number for room and the number to open the lock box that holds the key.
There are 2 doors separating the hotel from the street and both have a push button numbered lock. The door at street level is open during the day as the first landing is shared by a dentist's office and the hotel. I'm an early riser and found at 06:00 that the interior door was not closed properly by the last guest arriving back to the hotel. The street level was secured but if you stay here, be certain to pull the doors closed behind you.
I was in the room with the bunk beds. It was spotlessly clean. There was a 27 inch TV and a window air conditioner. The air-con worked very well but as water leaked onto the floor from it. The room has a door that leads to the rooftop patio which is very spacious. It might have been nice if the hotel supplied some chairs so you could seat there. The back garden behind the hotel has a giant pear and what appeared to be an even larger fig tree.
The washroom is communal and there is a kitchen as well. A large supermarket is situated on the northwest corner of 116/Lex. The area is serviced by MTA buses and as pointed out by a previous poster, the subway (the 6 line) stops at 116/Lex. I used both and found it very easy to get around. The Port Authority and JFK are very easily accessed from this location. The local area in Spanish Harlem and the hispanic flavours and colours shine through. I had tacos from a food truck for dinner one night and washed them down with Mexican soft drinks. Delicious.
Again, I cannot emphasize enough the cleanliness of this property. Clean and inexpensive are 2 very important factors for me. The Royal Suites hits both of those nails on the head. I will deffinitly stay here again.
Use the address to find the hotel, the map from booking.com was off. The hotel seems shady -- it was not advertised outside at all, you just had to find a narrow door labeled "160" that seemed to lead to a gyno / a dentist -- it actually takes you to a flight of stairs leading to another door with the name of the hotel. The neighborhood did not feel too safe. (And the code on the door? The locals outside knew it anyway.)
On the positive side, I had no issues with the hotel. The checkin worked as promised and expected, the room was clean (although it did not look anywhere close to what is shown on tripadvisor), the shared bathroom was not an issue.