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“Hidden European treasure” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Elysee
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   60 E. 54th St., New York City, NY 10022 (Midtown)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 463 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Hidden European treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Wonderful stay. Perfect location, in the heart of Midtown, providing a quiet oasis, within walking distance of MOMA, Broadway, great restaurants and shopping. Wonderful European charm. Amazing second floor common area serving nice breakfast, as well as, a wine and cheese hour, a welcoming way to start and end your day in the city. The rooms have an old world charm. Loved the grey marble bathroom. If you can't go to Paris, savor a taste of it in Midtown, and, stay at this boutique Hotel. Nothing pretentious, everything tastefully done. Dining tip: Cellini, is an excellent Italian restaurant across the street serving quick lunches, and, wonderful dinners, too. Although it's a bit touristy, the 2 1/2 hour circle line tour is great way to understand the geography and scope of Manhattan. If you're trying to get last minute tickets to Broadway Shows, get to the theater box office when it opens the morning of the performance for the best seats. Caramel pecan cheesecake at Magnolia Bakery in Bloomingdales is worth carrying back to enjoy with your coffee at Hotel Elysee!

Room Tip: we were literally right next to the elevator and heard no noise at all. Never bothered looking out...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

While I love NYC,I always have trouble sleeping due to street house. Onto in this charming hotel. Rooms are quaint and quiet. Continental breakfast included. Also wine and appetizers in evening. Lovely library/ lounge area in case you don't want to be stuck in room. Great location. Immediately adjacent to The Monkey Bar.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Pros: excellent complimentary breakfast, free wifi, excellent comfort
Cons: costly $$$ (money over value)

I've booked a two night stay (during my June 2014 reading week) at Hotel Elysee base on the positive reviews on Tripadvisor. Hotel Elysee is a small luxury hotel that offers free Wifi throughout the building. On both mornings I enjoyed their excellent breakfast; I was also delighted with the staff's warm and friendly service.

The hotel was very clean, the king-sized bed was extremely cozy (I wanted to stay in bed and not go home), excellent shower.

The Hotel is walking distance to the MOMA and 5th Ave. (great for shopping), there are some classy restaurants around the area as well.

For people with cars, there is a parking garage right next to the hotel. Side note - (separate from the hotel) my mother's car suffered some light scratches from the parking services.

There is a bit of walking to the closest subway.

Overall, a great experience! :)

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This wonderful hotel offers a sanctuary from the madness that is Manhattan. The style is elegant Parisian and the rooms are tastefully furnished.

It has an excellent location, very close to Madision, 5th and the MOMA and within easy walking distance of Times Square, Broadway, the Rockerfeller Center, Radio City and Carnegie Hall.

The staff is very friendly and helpful and the complimentary breakfasts and hors d'oeuvres, served in the lounge and library, are simply wonderful. The Wi-Fi works well in the rooms and there's a computer and printer if you need to print boarding passes.

Happy to confirm that it's still as good as on our first visit in 2006.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I traveled with my wife and kids to New York and stayed on a hotel on 50th. We had a 50th anniversary celebration dinner that was a surprise to my wife. That very morning it struck to me the idea to take her to another hotel (no kids). I walked in the Hotel Elysee hoping there would be rooms available. Fortunately there was, so I reserved for that special night. The front desk guys were very attentive and helpful. I asked also that they arrange the room with flowers and champagne.

When we arrived close to midnight, we were pleasantly surprised by the decor of the very spacious room, Flowers and champagne were there, as well as a greeting card from the manager.

The room is definitely much larger than the average NYC Midtown room size. Bed, pillows and sheets were very confortable. Complimentary continental breakfast was very good, also better than many. The personnel at the breakfast lounge were also very attentive and kind.

Next time I come to NYC with my wife I will look for staying here.

Thanks to all the Hotel Elysee staff for their professionalism and going beyond our expectations in such a special night.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai
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18 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I found this little gem on tripadvisor and was so happy with it. Location brilliant, around the corner from metro, walking distance to many attractions .
Incredibly friendly and helpful staff,
Small room and bathroom but very comfortable and we were out exploring most of the time.
Free snacks in lounge if you want,
Breakfast not great but adequate.
Would definitely stay here again. Value for money and location excellent

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Omaha, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband found this hotel by reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. What a pearl. We were in NY for our horse's race at Belmont, we wanted to spend the 4th in the city. We have not stayed here before but will stay here from now on. The room was lovely, the staff were friendly and helpful. I love the "library" where breakfast was served every day. Simply charming. The location is excellent, close to the subway and walking distance to Central Park. I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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 > Midtown , Manhattan
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:
#7 Family Hotel in New York City
#8 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#8 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#22 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Elysee 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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
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