We stay in NYC often (we live just outside the city) and have stayed at most of the 5-star hotels there. We were going this time to a show at Madison Square Garden and to see the tree at Rockefeller Center so - we wanted something fairly close to each.
I often book thru Amex Platinum Travel to get the amenities included in the program. The rep. suggested the Palace Hotel (which I had never been to). Turns out the location couldn't have been better (Madison & 50th). The courtyard (and our room) looked directly across the street to St. Patricks Cathedral and was only 1-2 blocks to the tree. MSG was 15 blocks away but - you can get a cab*.
*Cab - the only negative to this hotel was that the side street it is on (50th Street) is very congested and the line for the valet to get a taxi was insane. We decide to walk a block or 2 to try and get one (in the rain) and ended up walking all the way to MSG. NYC was crazy that weekend due to the tree, various demonstrations (as seen on TV) and a huge police presence.
The room was adequately appointed for a 5-star and room service efficient. The staff at reception was welcoming and efficient as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The New York Palace stands at the intersection of contemporary luxury and classic elegance, boasting modern accommodations and landmark architecture in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The hotel's collection of well-appointed guest rooms, sophisticated suites and luxurious Towers accommodations offers an array of amenities ideal for business travelers and leisure visitors alike. With some of Manhattan's most spacious hotel rooms and a range of expansive suites, The Palace offers unrivaled New York City accommodations. Each newly renovated suite comes with a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline, a large marble bathroom, and a wide range of upscale amenities, including Molton Brown products. The city's signature sights sit just steps from the hotel, including Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, the upscale shopping of Fifth Avenue, and the theaters of Broadway. Business and leisure travelers enjoy elite amenities in every room or suite, including high-speed Wi-Fi (surcharge) and broadband Internet access, plush bathrobes and linens, a fully stocked refreshment center, as well as access to a modern fitness center and selection of relaxing spa treatments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- New York Palace Hotel
- New York City Palace Hotel
- Palace Hotel New York
- Palace Hotel Nyc