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The New York Palace Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   455 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #111 of 458 Hotels in New York City
Nissequogue, NY
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Perfectly Positioned”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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Miami, Florida
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11 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you walk in, for the first or 50th time, you feel welcomed. From the doormen to the front desk folks you can feel it instantly. Not sure how the front desk folks keep composure like they do but they do. They never have a false note, no false ring but they maintain a smile in the face of the worst complainer while not being disingenuous. (no, not me but there is one in every crowd) The rooms are comfortable, have never had a bad view. The beds and linens are luxurious but not over the top in any way.

If you want to be near about anything iconic NYC this is the place to stay. The concierge (s) always know the right place to suggest. Doormen are always ready to provide an umbrella on rainy days and manage to get a taxi for you when even the Pope might not be able to do so.

Tired of shopping or exploring? The bar is lovely, bartender accommodating. Want to gather with friends and not stress? The lobby is great! Want to watch people but not venture out? Just sit in the front desk lobby area and have a blast, you will see all the comings and goings.

We have returned many times, year after year. Is it the least expensive place you could choose? Not on your life. Is it a terrific place to stay for a special occasion? You betcha. Of course to me any time I am in Manhattan, it IS a special time no matter the reason for the visit.

It is staying at the best without the snooty. It is like going to visit your incredibly wealthy relative who happens to only hire the best best best staff. Warm and welcoming without being cloying.

Christmas is a grand time to be there! But then again, so is the Spring, the Summer and the Fall.

Was just there...ready to be back!

Room Tip: Have never had a room there without a view. The elevators are not noisy at all but folks coming out...
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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wife and I stayed at The New York Palace for three nights in December. We found the hotel to be very nice and well located for shopping and shows. Check in was very good and efficient. Received a very comfortable room on the 39th floor looking out over St. Patrick's. Room and bathroom seemed to have been recently renovated and was quite cozy. Room was also very quiet. Two negatives, outrageous fee for use of wireless internet, seemed most unreasonable considering the room rates charged.......and the lack of a restaurant on property to have a real breakfast.....only option was pastry shop. Room was serviced nicely each day and checkout was easy and efficient. Would absolutely consider returning to The New York Palace for our next New York visit.

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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Franklin, Ma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The only real problem we had while staying at The Palace was during check in. The reception staff member I dealt with was not warm or eager to make our stay welcoming. It was very crowded and there was quite a wait to checkin as well, maybe too stressful for the staff? Other than that, the other members of the lobby staff and especially housekeeping were exceptionally pleasant.

We stayed in a Cathedral Corner room and it was very large and had a wonderful view (on a high floor). Unfortunately, the Cathedral is under construction and is covered in scaffolding, but the view of the GE building is still very nice, especially at night. The room, while nice, is showing its age. All of the brass electrical plates are either dented or scratched. The television integration with hotel information, guide, and channels is very nice. The bathroom was clean and adequate. The bed was very comfortable.

The hotel is conveniently located to the tourist attractions. There is no actual restaurant in the hotel, but there are plenty nearby. The hotel is decorated beautifully for the holidays. Valet parking was a bit confusing as it is a small entrance next to the hotel and very expensive.

Overall, we thought the hotel was reasonably priced for the location, size, and visual appeal and would stay again.

Room Tip: The corner cathedral room is a nice size and far away from the elevator. Try to get a high floor fo...
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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Metairie, Louisiana
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Palace towers. The room was large and very comfortable. We had a great view of St Patricks also. But...there is nothing extra! For the tower rooms there are no perks. The staff was friendly but again nothing extra. Location is good for shopping and radio city.

Stayed December 2014
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Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to New York for a weekend get away and found the perfect hotel. it was very cose to the shopping on 5th Aveneue as well as walking distance to the Rockefeller Cente

The rooms were spacious and just renovated and looked great

The service was excellent through out the hotel

looking forard to goin gback in the Summer.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our 2nd time staying at this hotel. The lobby is nicely appointed and the rooms are quite spacious by NY standards. When we checked in, they upgraded us to a room with a view of St. Patrick's, which was unbeatable. The location of this hotel is ideal, situated between Madison and Park Ave, within easy walking distance to Rockefeller Center and 5th Ave shopping. Our 4yr old son also had a blast here. The only negative is that the hotel doesn't really have a valet service. You park your car in the garage that's attached to the hotel, and at $70/day, it's quite steep. Other than that, we will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Any room facing Madison Ave. is worth it.
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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 455 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10022
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#65 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#73 Family Hotel in New York City
#77 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#97 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The New York Palace Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 899
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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