I've eaten and had drinks in the hotel many times, however I never stayed as I used to live close by. My wife and I came in from Vegas before a move to the middle east for a year. As someone who also lived and spent time in New York this place reminds me of The Carlyle (good thing) in a lot of ways. The parts that are old are old on purpose and why you come, the updated portions do not take away from the property, the best of both worlds...meanwhile the service is perfect. We stayed in a Bungalow, the walk to and from it was always a pleasure, and as I had experienced before while not a guest, the Polo Lounge always fantastic.
If you haven't stayed here, you must. If you have and don't feel as I do then I am sorry because I can't imagine an experience more perfect experience. Go and feel like you are living in a Slim Aarons photo. Thank you to the staff for their service and professionalism.