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City Sun - 44 Reviews - 50 East 13th St, New York, NY - Personal Care Reviews - Phone (212) 353-9700

City Sun

50 East 13th St (at nr. University Pl.)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 353-9700
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City Sun Tanning is within walking distance from the East Village and nearest to Union Square. The staff are informative and willing to answer any questions about packages, beds, ...


Nice salon but expensive- they might sell you the tropical or lotus bed which are reasonably priced but beware the tropical is really really weak. To get a good tan from this pla...

Tanning Snobs! 7/2/2010

My wonderful boyfriend bought me a package for Valentine's - paid for the best sun beds they had, almost $200. Loved it! Staff was great, the beds were the best I had ever used, and the scented towels made you feel so refreshed afterwards. When I decided to purchase my own package when the first ended, I could only afford the basic sessions. Immediately, I was treated like a second class citizen. No more escorts to the tanning rooms, they yelled my room number across the counter, when I asked a question or tried to inform them of a broken fan, the staff looked at me like I had three heads. I was so glad when my last tanning session was up. When the girl behind the counter tried to get me to buy another package, it was so gratifying to say, "No thank you, I'll be taking my business elsewhere." Pros: Moist, scented towels and mints Cons: Stuck up staff more

"Buy One Get One" Special ROCKS! 4/6/2009

City Sun Tanning is within walking distance from the East Village and nearest to Union Square. The staff are informative and willing to answer any questions about packages, beds, lotions, etc. I thought the damp cloth with fresh lemon fragrant was a great addition to any previous tanning salon I had been to. Pros: Affordable Tanning Salon Cons: Short Wait, but worth the results. more

Friendly employees 3/15/2009

I had such a great experience with one of the employees named Kenny. Long story short- he refunded me money (that may have been due to an error on my part) no questions asked. Very friendly and extremely polite. I looked on the website to see if there was a place to write in about my very positive experience, but only found an email. I received a reply from the owners of the salon the next day- one of the nicest, kindest responses. I was thrilled and hope that with this feedback- they can generate more business (although it doesn't sound like they're hurting for customers)! Please go here.. I will continue to talk about this experience to people I know. Pros: The beds, employees and atmosphere Cons: Nothing more

Found my new tanning home 5/27/2008

I just signed up for an unlimited membership, having switched from my old tanning salon and being recommended this place as the best. The service was great - Kenny answered my questions and even gave me the student discount after seeing I was holding an id. I didnt even know it was offered there so that was really nice. I was able to tan on my first day after signing up and was really impressed by the machines. The place is very clean, spa-like, and I'm definitely looking forward to being a member there. more

Best Tanning Salon in America! 5/13/2008

I have lived in LA, New York and Dallas and have never found a tanning salon that compares with City Sun. The high pressure bed is amazing! Their beds do not give a fake tan look, but a golden "real sun" look. I highly recommend this place not only for the quality of the equipment, but also for the friendly service. more

My new Tanning Home 4/29/2008

I never write reviews, but I felt compelled to here (everyone has been asking me where I went !!) I'm from Florida and love to rock a glowing tan, I'm so glad I've found a Happy place to tan (energy is so important) Employees were nice and smiling (which after a long day was nice). The form was like taking a test but I guess that is for safety reasons. The waiver is on the BACK of what you sign, they don't tell you that. I love the wet towels that smell DIVINE! (don't forget to grab one when you walk to your room). Clean and little mints ...its my escape to the beach! Pitfall - Sometimes there isn't anyone at the front and the line piles up, when everyone checks in they accompany that person to their tanning room. I just have to TRY to go at less traffic times. Pros: EVERYTHING Cons: Waiting more

Best Tan in Manhattan 4/28/2008

I love this place! Seriously, I would not even think of tanning anywhere else. Everyone that walks through the door is greeted with a friendly face and great personality. I love the staff there! Gabi and Kenny are so helpful! They are always able to make suggestions on lotions and beds. The store is very clean, welcoming, and has a lot of options for people who just want to get a tan before going to the beach or anyone tanning year round. I've been a client for over a year and never have had a bad experience. more

City Sun rocks! Great tans 4/9/2008

City Sun is in a great location (right near Union Square) and is super clean. My tan came out very even and looks great. I highly recommend this place! Pros: Clean more

OK tan; crappy policy 4/9/2008

City Sun talks you into, and takes your money for, tanning packages, and if you don't use the package within a certain time frame it expires. So what happens if you can't tan within the time frame (tanning isn't at the top of my priority list, that would be reserved for things like working for a living), ultimately, they take your money and never provide you with the service. Their pitiful excuse was that they had books to close . . . absolutely irrelevant. They received the money, they took that money into income when received--what difference does it make when you use the facilities? They should at least assign a cash value to the service so that if rates jump up dramatically (and they haven't) you get the benefit of the value you have already paid to apply to current services. I will not use their services again. Pros: ok tan Cons: service more

Great first experience 10/8/2007

Never tried the tanning thing before. I googled "best new york tanning" on a whim and found City Sun via this website. They gave me a little bit of a ribbing when I asked a ton of lame questions, but were cool about it and very informative. I walked out having spent a bit more than what I was expecting, but the experience was very high-end and spa-like, and the results were good so I had no regrets. I look forward to going back and using the rest of my sessions. Pros: Great atmosphere, friendly staff Cons: Not for people on a budget more

Took Great Care of Me! 9/19/2007

I've been getting ready for my wedding and honeymoon in Hawaii. I've never tanned before but decided to try it. Boy am I glad I did and that I went to City Sun. They were totally patient with me--explained everything, went the extra mile to make me comfortable. I'm a little fair-skinned and they made sure I ramped up slowly to get a great even tan. Plus the whole experience is so nice and relaxing--which you really appreciate as you're going thru the craziness of wedding planning. The big day is next weekend and I couldn't be happier with the results. And after Hawaii I plan to get some sun even during winter right here in New York at City Sun. Pros: Friendly, Clean, Professional more

Not nice to you 7/15/2007

Lies, show where it is written on my contract if you can, and show when i gave you my authorizations to charge my credit card, and show me when you asked me to go somewhere else cause I do not remember that and so the friends who were with me that day. more

an AMAZING tanning experience 6/29/2007

I read the below review (referring to the staff as rude) and I have no idea what they're talking about. When I went to City Sun I was greeted by an extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff. They explained everything to me thoroughly and the place was clean, well presented (think upscale spa....not your average tanning salon) and the amenities were great. After being at City Sun, I would not go anywhere else! Pros: Friendly staff, great tanning beds, clean & well presented Cons: none! more

The sales people were rude 6/14/2007

The tanning beds were very standard. Nothing exceptional. I had to wait a long time, and was not satisfied with my results Pros: The store is easy to get to Cons: The prices were too expensive more

Love it 1/17/2007

I just signed up and I love this place! The staff was very friendly and knowledgable. They give you free water, lemon scented towels and even have spray deodorant for when you are done. I did price comparisons of numerous salons and this is by far the best value. I really don't know why people say it is expensive because for the city it is a great price. Pros: scented towel, friendly staff, location, deodorant for after! Cons: none more

Friendliest, most relaxing tanning salon I've ever been to... 12/21/2006

I went to City Sun after trying several tanning salons throughout New York's five boroughs. City Sun is by far the best place I've been to. The prices are right, the staff is super friendly and the facilities are new and clean. I would HIGHLY reccommend you try City Sun. Pros: good prices, friendly staff, not too crowded Cons: NONE! more

Ok but very overpriced...beware tropical beds 12/13/2006

Nice salon but expensive- they might sell you the tropical or lotus bed which are reasonably priced but beware the tropical is really really weak. To get a good tan from this place you have to buy one of the higher priced beds and it is way more expensive than other can get a much better bed elsewhere. Pros: good location, nice staff Cons: expensive, really light to no color more

For a tanning salon this place has it all!! Great staff, beautiful decor and perfect extras 8/14/2006

I am in the beauty business and was looking for a tanning salon in the city to send my clients to. City Sun is close to my business so I thought it would be a great match for my clients. From the moment I walked in I felt great. The waiting area is soo beautiful. Complimentary bottled water, a staff that greated you warmly and who knew everything about indoor tanning. There beds are the most amazing that I have seen in the city. I used the sunboard bed and it was amazingly cool and comfortable. Satallite radio in each bed that you can actually listen to with great headphones WOW! I chose to listen to the ocean waves channel #1 put me right in a 15 min vacation. Not only did I walk out with an amazingly bronze glow but I felt like I just had a mini vacation away from new york city. I am now going to recommend City Sun Tanning to all of my clients. If you know suntanning take my advice and spend your money at City Sun. I will admit it is not your budget salon but hey in this world you always get what you pay for and what you pay for here is soooo worth it!!! Pros: too many to list. staff, atmosphere, peppermint patty touch Cons: none more

Pricey, but worth it! 7/6/2006

I love City Sun because it is so clean, has state-of-the-art equipment, and has great service! Now that I have been there, it is my favorite! There are no appointments, so if you go in the evening it may be busy, depending on which bed you prefer. There is a great waiting area with TV and magazines. Also, there are complimentary water bottles for before or after your tan. The beds are great (my favorite is the S-Class with aromatherapy, mist, and AC). All beds have satellite radio and there are cool, scented towels. Also they leave a peppermint patty as a treat with each session, which is a nice touch to make you feel welcome. I think it's a bit pricey ($19 for a basic tan, but up to $49 depending on the model you choose), but it has superior service and the tanning beds are VERY effective. Pros: large variety of beds, personal touches, clean Cons: pricey, busy more

Best spray tan ever. 6/26/2006

I've tried many others - from $12- $200- and City Sun is the best hands down. Natural looking, no streaks, no smell, no stick, doesn't stain, last, and fast, fast, fast. more
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Owner Message

  • Visit City Sun Tanning and you'll quickly fall in love with this stylish new ground floor salon, located right off Union Square. City Sun has tanning beds, stand-ups and spray tanning to meet every budget in single and series sessions and membership plans.

    All of our equipment is first class. We offer the only P90 in NYC, which is the best tanning bed in the world. It produces a rich, golden tan in open-air comfort and is a true work of art. The AutoBronzer spray tanner, again the only one in NYC, is miles beyond other salons' old school spray booths and delivers a streak-free, natural-looking tan in under a minute.

    With friendly service, complimentary bottled water, chilled scented towels for apres-tan and a remote control music system in each bed (including a beach sounds channel) make a visit to our salon the highlight of your day.


  • Bronze in standard, high-pressure and stand-up beds, plus open-air spray tanning; amenities include complimentary bottled water and remote-controlled XM radio.

  • 4/27/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 10am-10pm Sat 10am-8pm Sun 12pm-8pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Greenwich Village, Downtown