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“Modern, Chic, with Good Rooms” 4 of 5 stars
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Langham Place, Fifth Avenue
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   400 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10018 (Formerly The Setai Fifth Avenue) (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 449 hotels in New York City
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“Modern, Chic, with Good Rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Stayed there for 5 nights with wife in a studio suite.

Positives:

Rooms: Very nicely done, spacious by NY standards, with all the amenities. Decor is modern (somewhat of a Zen concept). The only two nitpicks here would be that the lighting is dim, even with all the lights on, and views aren't that great.

Service: Top notch, gracious, friendly, and knowledgeable. They really go out of the way to make sure your stay is comfortable. I've been writing reviews on this site for a long time and don't usually spend much time talking about the service (wife and I generally prefer to be left alone), but here it's worth a mention.

F&B: Good bar, but not very private since there seem to be many non-guests. Breakfast was decent, didn't have chance to try dinner.

Negatives:

Location: Hotel is on 37th and Fifth, a few blocks from Korea Town, and quite honestly not the best-looking part of town. I used to live in NY for 15 yrs so I know my way around the city, and this location is not going to be to everyone's liking. It's somewhat centrally located (not that far from wherever you're going), but then again it's really not walkable from anything (other than K-Town and perhaps Times Square if you're in the mood for a long walk). I was at this hotel for a function and I liked this hotel a lot, but for us location wasn't ideal since we like to eat and hang out in SoHo and West Village. If your interests take you more uptown, similar concerns. I think this hotel's location is best suited for people who are relatively new to NYC, whose itinerary takes them all over the place. Otherwise, our personal preference is to stay downtown near our interests, or go for something upscale near Central Park

Overall, this is a solid choice for a trip to NYC.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The best thing about this hotel is location! Rooms are very nice: big, clean, comfortable. Hotel staff is also nice. The only reason i put 4 of 5 is probably service. Nobody has met us in the restaurant for the breakfast, so we were kind of lost. We were highly recommended to take a hotel city car, but we tried to do that we found out that there was only 1 car and it was gone and actually at 9pm it is pretty much done for the day. In general, for sure, nice hotel. I would recommend it to stay in

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, DC metropolitan area
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

A luxury hotel. Priced like a luxury hotel, service, staff recognize this and behave accordingly. Recommend it if you need a luxury hotel near the heartbeat of the city. They treat you right at the front door, and everywhere else in the hotel. Great for a special invent and you want to remain in the ciy.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I am a frequent traveler for leisure and work - and have stayed in hotels around the world and many luxury hotels in New York. It is always essential for me to find a place that will be comfortable to stay in, have a great workout facility, have modern features to allow for work on the road -- and frankly because I am away from home so much, excellent service. I am pleased to say that the Setai Fifth Avenue meets all of these expectations -- and on the service point exceeds even my very high expectations. The staff is phenomenal - including head concierge Brian F. They make you feel at home and treat you like you are a celebrity. In addition, the rooms are beautifully decorated in modern Italian neutral palette. The suites feature kitchens and washers and dryers, making it great for long-term stays or families. Spa on property is also a great feature. Michael is fantastic masseuse. I highly recommend this property.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

My husband and i stay here around half a dozen times a year. We have stayed in pretty much most of the 5 star hotels in NYC ranging from The Plaza, New York Palace, Mandarin Oriental, Ritz carlton to name a few.... hands down The Setai is the best.

From the minute we exit the cab we are always greeted with a smile (and now a hug), everything is taken care of even down to personal requests such as more coke cans and less other soft drinks in the fridge.

They always escort me to my room and carry my shopping bags no matter how busy they are.

My favourite was a casual chat with a dooman about my love of american cookies and how every time i visit i find cookie stores. Within 15 minutes a complimentary plate of freshly baked cookies and a glass of milk was delivered with a note saying "now you don't have to find them, enjoy!"

Rooms service is always amazing. Healthy and naughty options always available, cooked with the freshest ingredients. Always delivered within 30 minutes, and if you stay for as long as we do they even remember what you like for breakfast!

The Italian restaurant is worth a visit too, highly recommended. The food and service here is consistently excellent.

Overall, the Setai is in my humble opinion is the best hotel in NYC and dare I say it, it has a lasting memory of being the best no matter where we travel in the world.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Booked the Setai for our 5th Wedding Anniversary and from start to finish it was an experience to be had. The service was impeccable and nothing like I have ever received. Newspaper to your door every morning, arranging of taxi's at a drop of a hat.
Il Fiori the restaurant was also fabulous. Although we never had dinner in the michilin star standard restaurant, we did have Breakfast each morning which was truly out of this world.

Located a block down from the Empire State Building and 7 minute walk from Times Square, it is in an ideal location for shopping and sightseeing.
Not really anything special in the form of views from the Hotel but if you are looking for views..go to a hotel in Tuscany or Florence, Italy!

I would highly recommend the Setai and just hope that whenever you get there you will have the privilege to meet the best bellman in all of NYC.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paris,France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Booked the Setai for my brother's honeymoon
really top hotel
I had booked a studio room and they were upgraded because of the honeymoon
the spa (expensive !) was good as well
ggod choice; the hotel was so nice they even had dinner in their room

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 400 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10018 (Formerly The Setai Fifth Avenue)
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Murray Hill
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 449 hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Langham Place, Fifth Avenue 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gracefully complementing Manhattan’s luxurious Fifth Avenue and boldly accenting New York City’s famous skyline, Langham Place Fifth Avenue is a renewed celebration of sophistication and style. Soaring more than sixty stories above the city, Langham Place, Fifth Avenue represents the new heart of the world’s most inspired metropolis. Accommodations exude the very essence of luxury and elegance. Duxiana beds, Pratesi linens, and floor-to-ceiling rain showers leave guests breathing easy, if not breathless. ... more   less 
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