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Hotel Elysee
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   60 E. 54th St., New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 449 hotels in New York City
New York City, New York
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37 hotel reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Worthy of Top Rating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

What really makes a highly rated property? While reading through the reviews prior to staying here this week, notation was made of where the reviewers hailed from and what they were looking for. Could they be jaded (the less than stellar reviews) or simply not "well traveled" (the excellent reviews)? We've tried to stay here in the past for a quick overnight or two, but had been unable to secure a reservation. This time, we were fortunate. Very fortunate. Assuming (bad thing to do) that valet parking at the hotel would be off the charts expensive, we first attempted to park nearby. Most lots were full as they often are midday during the week. We pulled in next to the Hotel Elysee and the parking attendant at the garage to the right of the hotel told us that the Hotel has their own valet parking which would be a better "deal" for us. WOW! Who does that? Try to save you money parking in NYC!!! Quickly, the attendant went and located the doorman to Hotel Elysee who promptly helped us unpack and then whisked our car away to the parking garage on the left side of the hotel. The 24 hour parking rate for hotel guests is $30.00. Quite a nice deal for this neighborhood. A very positive beginning to our stay. Upon walking into a modest reception area well appointed in wood, gold leaf and old world elegance, we were warmly greeted and checked in. Informed that we had our room upgraded, we happily took the elevator to our floor and unpacked. Our room was beautiful. Just beautiful. The lighting was superb, the details exceptional, spotlessly clean. Gilchrist & Soames amenities, plentiful towels, free wi-fi, complimentary wine and cheese in the evening, complimentary continental breakfast in the morning....and the staff? They were genuinely nice, kind people who cared about your experience. Our special thanks to Juan. In a world where the hospitality industry experience is often impersonal and rushed, we felt pampered and cared for. When you put all of this together, you have an extremely high rated property worthy of a top rating. Thank you to everyone. We will return.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

A great Boutique Hotel with a European feel and a super location in mid town Manhattan. The staff is attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. The Monkey Bar restaurant and bar is next door with entrance from the hotel lobby and makes is most convenient. The continental breakfast and evening wine, cheese and snacks offer great selections and is a super value as well. The Hotel Elysee is always my first hotel of choice in New York.

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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is our second stay at Hotel Elysee and we continue to be quite pleased with the accommodations. The hotel has a very attentive staff (for example, they make notes of your room preferences) and the overall feel of the hotel is peaceful and calm. A most enjoyable aspect of the stay is the lounge area where snacks are served all day and one can relax quietly in the middle of a busy city. The location is excellent for museums, shopping, restaurants, and strolling. A late check out of 1 pm also adds to the desirability of this hotel. We highly recommend the Hotel Elysee and plan to return for future trips.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I have been a guest at the Elysee for the past 13 years on a very regular basis, usually several times a year. I have found the staff to be extremely helpful, friendly and client minded - far beyond what one experiences at other hotels. The hotel itself has stayed up to date and over the years has reflected the changes in standard one would expect, whilst never losing its very one of a kind charm. One very unique and positive feature is the lobby on 2nd floor where breakfast and a cheese, crackers and wine sunset hours treat are served in a very relaxed and communication friendly environment. This lobby has created many wonderful contacts and new friends and miraculously transforms strangers into the hotels guests. I travel a lot all over the world and so see a lot of hotels - the Elysee is definitely one of the nicest places to be and the only one to be at when in New York.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

We have stayed at The Elysee many times. It has great ambience, wonderful staff and is ideally located.
The breakfast and late afternoon snacks are added bonuses.
Have no desire to stay anywhere else!!!

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Location is excellent and close to shops, restaurants and Central Park.
The hotel is small compared to most of the others, and this is a definitive plus, the staff is friendly and super efficient.
Morning breakfast is very good even if the space available is not enough when there is a lot of people.
The Monkey Bar is a must for cocktail or quick bite.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The location of the hotel, the quality of the rooms, etc., is excellent.
But what made this hotel the best stays I ever had is the great hospitality from the people at the reception desk, they are always willing to help you with a big smile... thank you!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Hotel Elysee

Address: 60 E. 54th St., 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 Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#7 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#9 Family Hotel in New York City
#12 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Elysee 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Hotel Elysée, you will find the warmth and charm of a countryside inn right here in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Like some of the most distinctive bed and breakfasts in the world, the Hotel Elysée offers its guests so much more than is ever expected from a luxury hotel – all included in the nightly rate. At Hotel Elysee, guests are welcome to unwind in the clubroom with complimentary refreshments serviced throughout the day, including the Library Hotel Collection’s signature Continental Breakfast Buffet each morning, wine and cheese receptions each evening from 5PM-8PM, and coffee, tea, cookies and fresh fruits are served all day. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and bottled water is provided upon check-in. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Elysee Hotel New York City
Elysee New York City

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