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JW Marriott Essex House New York

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   160 Central Park South, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
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PALM SPRINGS, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This great hotel right on Central Parking in architecturally interesting and true New York! Although had a few issues with the stay, the staff was so pleasurable to deal with and took care of issues without any hesitation. The views from the rooms overlooking the park are superb and have work stations so you can enjoy. Great location close to... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

took my wife to New York to celebrate our anniversary. wanted to stay at a place we had not stayed before. after a bit of research, ended up selecting the Essex House. First, the location is great. Right across the street from the south end of Central Park. Easy walking distance into Times Square, mid-town, etc. Hotel is a classic.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my second time trying the JW Essex House. It's has once again disappointed. The overall up keep is dates and needs attention. Our room had no outlets in the bathroom. I called House Keeping twice for extra pillows (which is in my Platinum profile) and never received them. The sinks in the bathroom and bath run did not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Essex House is one of those lovely NYC legacy properties. The lobby maintains a classic look, with modern accents and details. The Good: Staff was great, room was comfortable, nice amenities, and proximity to Times Square is great - you're very close, yet completely tucked away. The Rubs: While comfortable, the rooms are small and pricey. Definitely a luxury... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So finding a 2 bed place in NYC is tough so you generally have to get a suite. The suites are nice here, and the staff and concierge are outstanding. This is also one of the only hotels I could find that has babysitters and 24 hours message available. Also you are not going to get a better park location.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd like to give them non-star I booked room for 2 adult and 1 kid And they gave me room for 1 person!! I asked them to change it because it's really small we couldn't move no place for our bugs it's really small .. Then they said we 're fully booked sorry !!!

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Maria F, Manager at JW Marriott Essex House New York, responded to this review

Dear Hamad A, We appreciate your feedback and for choosing to stay at the JW Marriott Essex House. However, we are disappointed to hear your stay didn’t meet your expectations. When booking on our website, guests are always informed of the maximum occupancy of each room or suite. For our standard room, maximum occupancy is two guests. Generally we are... More

n tonawanda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nestled directly across the street from Central Park, centrally located what ever one wishes to do in the big apple. Ten minute walk to the amazing Time Square. If you are into shopping this hotel is located several blocks from 5th Avenue were all the designers have their flagship stores. Hotel is very historic the rooms are spacious for NY... More

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Maria F, Manager at JW Marriott Essex House New York, responded to this review

Dear ieCNTonawanda, We appreciate your visit and for taking the time to review your stay at the JW Marriott Essex House. We are pleased to hear you found your room comfortable and enjoyed the Central Park views. It sounds like you had a wonderful time both in the hotel and the surrounding area, and it’s great to know you received... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked our room on line with Marriott. Many rooms were offered, king size, queen size, park view, suite, etc. I booked the category offered as a bonus to reward program members. However, it was not a reward benefit,it was just the lowest priced room in the hotel. Stupidly I thought if I did not select "park view" our view... More

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Maria F, Manager at JW Marriott Essex House New York, responded to this review

Dear ceschieg, Your feedback is greatly appreciated. As you know, our hotel features a wide variety of rooms and suites, and not all accommodations feature views of Central Park. We sincerely apologize for failing to meet your expectations with your first room, but we’re pleased to know it worked out in the end. Rest assured your concerns have been heard,... More

marleasil
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My folks enjoyed three nights at the Essex House this week celebrating their 85th birthdays. A fabulous stay! The staff provided outstanding service; truly going out of their way to ensure that every detail was perfect. Everyone was wonderful and a special thanks to Anna and Fatima in Guest Relations. My folks have stayed at 5 star hotels all over... More

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Maria F, Manager at JW Marriott Essex House New York, responded to this review

Dear Marleasil, Thank you for your feedback. It was our pleasure to welcome your parents to our hotel and provide them with a memorable birthday experience. We are pleased to hear everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed both the accommodations and fabulous location. We will happily pass on your thanks to Anna and Fatima. Thanks again—we hope to see... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just returned from 5 nights at the Essex House. We arrived quite late (midnight) after a delayed flight. Check-in, was perfunctory and neither particularly friendly nor welcoming. We had booked a standard room and that is what we got, I get the impression that Marriott status doesn't mean much at this hotel! The room was fine with the... More

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Maria F, Manager at JW Marriott Essex House New York, responded to this review

Dear Neiltoo, Thank you for your honest feedback on your recent five-night stay at the JW Marriott Essex House. We pride ourselves on offering exceptional customer service, and always hope to provide more than a perfunctory service at check-in and checkout. In the future, you can expect a friendlier greeting and farewell. Other than those brief missteps, it sounds like... More

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Address: 160 Central Park South, New York City, NY 10019
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — JW Marriott Essex House New York 4.5*
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Also Known As:
Jumeirah Essex House Hotel New York City
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Since opening its doors in 1931, the JW Marriott Essex House New York has served as an iconic Central Park hotel, delivering exceptional experiences for its guests. This New York luxury hotel welcomes you with contemporary guestrooms and suites – many affording views of Central Park – that offer distinctive amenities and the latest in technology. ... more   less 
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