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“Good place to stay in NYC...close to many things for tourists!” 4 of 5 stars
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The Blakely New York
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   136 West 55th Street, Bet. 6th & 7th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019 (Midtown)   |  
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Ranked #115 of 463 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Alameda, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Good place to stay in NYC...close to many things for tourists!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

My friends and I had a suite at The Blakely Hotel for my bachelorette party.
PROS
*Sitting area was nice with an additional TV and a large pull out couch
*Nice Bar area in the room
*Bedroom was big as well...another TV in here and an iPod dock :)
*Beautiful bathroom

CONS
*Radiator leaked...carpet was wet the whole time we were there. Told maintenance, but nothing was done. This also made the room smell a bit musty.
*Bathroom had 1 outlet, and it was in a very strange spot. We were at a Bachelorette and had a ton of girls needing outlets, so this was a little inconvenient for us.
*Elevator was small and took FOREVER. Often took the stairs.
*Continental Breakfast was offered, however only had muffins, and bagels. Staff working was extremely rude.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Fort Worth, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Blakely is a wonderful hotel, excellent location, extremely friendly and helpful staff, rooms that are very comfortable, clean, comfortable beds with good pillows and well appointed. The complimentary continental breakfast was a great plus and the restaurant is a good place for other meals, as well. the concierge service was excellent - there was always someone there to offer help, even umbrellas on our rainy day. We would consider no other place to stay in NYC.

Room Tip: Our corner suite #605 was great but know that while it had a large shower with an "in ceiling&q...
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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london
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We've now stayed here 3 times and it gets better every time. The location is superb, and the hotel itself is excellent. The rooms are spacious and stylish, the staff are very helpful, the breakfast is great. We intend to continue visiting!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Largs
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Blakely is in a superb location for Times Square, Fifth Avenue and Central Park with a Subway a few mins walk away.There is also a car park next door for anyone brave enough to bring a car into the city. Reception and staff in main hotel were most helpful and could not do enough for their guests. Concierge would also have done anything for guests. Housekeeping was excellent with bedding and towels changed every morning on our return from breakfast. Breakfast was another matter or should I say the staff in the dining room. We found them to be quite indifferent and were made to feel asking for tea and coffee was more than a bother for them - most unlike the usual warm welcome in other American establishments. Food at breakfast was more than acceptable however but service with a smile would have gone a long way
I would however have no hesitation in using this hotel again so to all the helpful smiling staff WELL DONE

Room Tip: Room looking over 55th street on 10h floor was quiet and room temperature was always comfortable
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Second time staying at the Blakely. Other than the rugs in the lobby have seen better days, our stay was as good as the first and we will stay there again. Other reviews are accurate with large clean rooms, friendly and able staff and a central location to central park, times square, etc.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Hamilton, Ontario
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This hotel's location was very good, central to most things, the rooms were reasonably spacious and very clean. The bed was very comfortable and the sheets were changed every day, lovely! the armchair was the most comfortable I have found in any hotel and had a footstool, very nice. Each room has a kitchenette, with microwave and fridge and coffee maker, though no kettle which would have made it perfect. The staff very very friendly and helpful, except for the breakfast staff. As in other reviews breakfast (which is free) was a bit of a nightmare, very busy at 10.00, we had a 15 min wait,coffee not great, and an envelope for tips on the table before you sit down. My husband went another day at 7.30 and said it was much better. Overall this was a great place to stay and I would go back again.

Room Tip: We were on 5th floor, it was very quiet. Peeked into the corner suites, they looked very nice!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Olney, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

As others have said, great location but also great staff, particularly the concierge staff who can't enough for you.
We had a 'no ask' upgrade to a suite and this is now our hotel of choice in New York, whether we get upgraded or not !

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Additional Information about The Blakely New York

Address: 136 West 55th Street, Bet. 6th & 7th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019
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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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#69 Family Hotel in New York City
#84 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#109 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#130 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Blakely New York 4.5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In heart of Midtown Manhattan Central Park West, steps way from Times Square and 5th Avenue Shops. A 4 Diamond Property, voted one of top hotels by US News 2014, Zagat Best Hotel 2014. ... more   less 
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