We love historic hotels and Élysée did not disappoint. Built in 1926, once the stomping ground of Tennessee Williams, who dubbed it "The Easy Lay." Home to the iconic Monkey Bar, which we took advantage of more than once; this is a charming, though tiny hotel. Small rooms, beautifully decorated in heavy curtains, mahogany, and Gallic furniture. We celebrated our anniversary and the desk cheerfully gave us a room with a balcony and a bottle of champagne upon arrival. Every room is different and if you want a sitting area, larger bathroom, or balcony just ask. You just might get it. The service is impeccable, friendly, and helpful. Pricey, we paid nearly $500 (including all taxes) a night during a Busy week (Tony's and Belmont Stakes) but a delicious breakfast of fresh fruit, juices, delicious NY bagels (toasted) yogurts, and made to order cappuccinos probably saves 30-50 bucks a day for breakfast. In fact, our entire group loved the second floor sitting area. We tended to regroup there with breakfast in am, tea and cookies in afternoon, and complimentary wine in early evening. Great location, near Central Park, Broadway, and Fifth Avenue window shopping. A quiet, friendly, oasis in a busy, concrete jumble.
- 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