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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 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #101 of 451 hotels in New York City
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“Second stay as great as the first”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We returned the the Blakely for an opera weekend, having selected it originally for proximity to Lincoln Center, and enjoyed it just as much the second time. If you can splurge for the 1-bedroom suites, they include a small sitting area that's very comfortable. We have found the hotel to be very quiet at night, and the staff are uniformly friendly and helpful. Given the lack of nice accommodations around Lincoln Center, this place is only a 10-15 minute walk and makes visiting Lincoln Center much more enjoyable. The breakfast in the restaurant is another plus.

  • 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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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

The Blakely came recommended to me by a friend. I was there in August 2012 with my mother and niece and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Based on that visit, I booked it for a reunion with 10 sorority sisters in December, 2012. Asst. Manager Yariv Schein was very helpful in coordinating three rooms, including a suite, putting us close to one another, juggling the billing among all the women, and accommodating our needs. We were there in December which is, of course, high season, and he worked with us to get us the best rate possible. The location of the hotel in Midtown is superb, you can walk everywhere, many amenities and all the sights are nearby and the subway line to lower Lower Manhattan is close by. The hotel is clean and nicely decorated, the staff is friendly and helpful, and continental breakfast in the neighboring restaurant is included. I would not hesitate to stay at The Blakely again for work or personal reasons and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Blakely Hotel over the long weekend in February 2013, and we really enjoyed our stay. Perfect location: 55th street between 6th and 7th Avenues - close to several subway stops, restaurants, shopping, etc. Our room (1308) and the bathroom were fairly big by NYC standards, clean, and very comfortable. Continental breakfast and wi-fi were included in the rate.

The only complaint I have is a heater/AC unit - it made high-pitched shrieking noise throughout the night - I had to turn it off and it eventually stopped.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Clean, nicely appointed rooms. I have never been disappointed by the sleeping experience on the comfortable beds. The streetside rooms are noisy but I'll gladly accept the street sounds for the reasonably price at this high quality hotel. Services are limited but I rarely use hotel services when traveling on business.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This hotel is charming and quaint. Hard wood floors, beautifully decorated, and immaculate. The bathroom is modern and has a rain forest shower. The suite was spacious and well laid out. Definitely the place to stay.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 February 16, 2013

The paneled lobby, the flocked chairs flanking the sofa in the lobby, the suede-lined walls in the floors above ~ all reminiscent of an English club. While not ostentatious or snobby at all, The Blakely has much to desire in NYC - fabulous location for this price (Gosh, the St. Regis is a few blocks over for a lot more $$$, the Hilton is on the corner for more $$$), friendly and helpful everybody, and more than accommodating rooms.
Rates include a continental breakfast served in the restaurant adjacent to the lobby. Watermelon in February was spectacular! Luscious! Thanks, Blakely!
Our room had all you could want in its galley kitchen in the hallway - mini-bar, frig, sink, plenty of dishes and cutlery (you could dine here if you chose), microwave, a Keurig for morning coffee.
Bath and room were more than adequate - lots of mirrors in the bath, comfy bed and a sitting area beside. We were on the 11th floor with a great view of City Centre and welcomed sunlight each morning!
The lighted closet had great space, an ironing board, a hair dryer, wonderful shelving.
This is a find for those of us who don't want to pay through the nose to enjoy NYC. Just stay away when I want to come so there is a room for me!

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Recently stayed at The Blakely and had a one bedroom suite. It was quite spacious by New York standards and was well appointed. It is near some great restaurants, pubs and theater district. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would stay there again and recommend to friends.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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 > Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#67 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#80 Family Hotel in New York City
#91 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#123 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Blakely New York 4.5*
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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