Current guest reviews on TripAdvisor reflect the claims of the old survey with 1,029 ratings for “Terrible” and only 155 for “Excellent.” However, some guests will deal with the setbacks for the location and affordable price tag.
There have been a total of 25 bids for the hotel. As the bidding draws to a close, the accommodation is expected to sell for around $180 million with the buyer committing to a “full-gut renovation” costing $100 million to $125 million, said Lawrence Wolfe, who has been handling the sale.
Hotel Carter first opened in 1930 as Hotel Dixie to celebrate the Old South, and hosted big bands at its lounge while serving “delightful cocktails." Tran Dinh Truong, a Vietnamese business man, bought the hotel in 1977 and owned it until his death in 2012.
Hotel Carter is located at 250 West 43rd Street, New York City, NY.