We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wonderful Surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Blakely New York

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Save
You added The Blakely New York to your Saves list
The Blakely New York
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   136 West 55th Street, Bet. 6th & 7th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019 (Midtown)   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #115 of 463 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Lee, Massachusetts
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We have stayed in many NY hotels. This was our first experience at the Blakely. We arrived on Sat March 30, 2013 to spend my husband's birthday in the city. At check-in we were told we had been upgraded-a first for us-to a beautiful suite with living room, huige bedroom, that was just delightful. The staff could nothave been nicer. The restaurant complimentary breakfast was more than adequate and the breakfast staff very accomodating.When we checked out on Monday morning I asked why we had been upgraded and we were told "If we have the room, why not." There is no question that we will return to the Blakely, everything about it, including the location is excellent. Lois and Stephen Lenett

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

937 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    491
    358
    60
    17
    11
See reviews for
271
309
33
94
Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (169)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Jersey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

we arrived at the hotel after a short flight from Toronto. The reception staff were very helpful and our room was ready straight away it was a the top floor but it wasn't a problem because the lift open right outside our door. The room was a nice size with a king size bed and sofa bed for our son there was bath robes, hairdryer, iron and safe in the cupboard. also a small kitchen area with a micro wave coffee machine and fridge.
The bathroom was lovely also.
Breakfast was a buffet which was alright! the staff in the breakfast showed you to your table and poured you your coffee and you were expected to pay 2 dollars a head for that which i thought was steep but the u s a is big on their tipping so you have to do it!
The location was brilliant 5minutes walk from time square and central park.
overall we had a great holiday and the blakey was a nice place to stay

Room Tip: all good higher floors will have less noise from traffic
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This place is in a wonderful location close to Central Park, the subway,shopping and the theaters.
We had a small suite with King bed in one room and a large sofa bed it the other. The bathroom was large with granite counters and a large shower. Everything was very clean. The elevators are small, which reminded me very much of Europe. All of the staff were very helpful and nice. The continental breakfast was very nice except for the fact that there was no yogurt. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
chester, england
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

It was very noisy in our room at the front, no better at the rear of the hotel. Rooms are a good size, had two doubles and a sofa bed, big bath with shower over, kitchen. Wifi described as superfast but it was most definitely very slow. No cable option. Internet no better in another room we were offered (we checked with laptop before upheaval of moving). . On the last night we asked for fresh milk instead of UHT portions provided as we had used all the carton we had bought and they wanted to charge 13 dollars for a glass of milk. We did get some in the end after talking to the manager but even the much maligned English hotels would have provided this with no charge! The Blakely isn't cheap and on the face of it should have been well worth the money as the breakfast was included - bread and cakes (big charges for eggs or porridge). Not as good as it thinks it is! Wouldn't recommend.

Room Tip: Take ear plugs if you can tolerate them as it's very noisy.
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles, CA
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We stayed 4 nights at the end of March. From the minute we arrived to the time we checked out, everything went smoothly. We were in a one bedroom suite, which consisted of a bedrooms with two large beds and a living room with a single bed. Both areas has TV's and DVD players, which worked out nicely. My kids watched a movie they brought with them and we watched our own program in the bedroom. There was a desk and chair and a comfortable chair with ottoman in the bedroom as well. The kitchenette area was definitely a plus. I knew they had Keurig coffeemakers, so I brought some hot chocolate for my children. The hotel supplied complimentary coffee, decaf and tea for the Keurig, which was replaced daily. The mini fridge/freezer came in handy as did the microwave. We called down three different times during our stay for ice and towels and within minutes, they were at our door!

I found no problems with the free internet and the hotel has a computer in the lobby where you can print out boarding passes, etc. I even used it to print out some tickets to Madame Tussaud's. The elevator speed had been vastly improved and the complimentary continental breakfast was great. It consisted of coffee/tea, cereals, breads, muffins and fresh fruit. My kids were even satisfied!

Location couldn't be better. Less than one block from the subway station for N,R,Q trains. We used the system a lot to get around everywhere. Also the hotel is within a few blocks of Times Square, Broadway and around the corner from Central Park. Trust me when I say you do not want to stay right in the Time Square area, unless you like noise and endless people in front of your hotel!

When we checked out and had an evening flight, the bellman held our bags until our car came. All in all a fantastic hotel and experience!

  • Stayed March 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Calabasas, California
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Really an amazing bargain for under $300 per night in a great midtown location. We had two one bedroom suites. Each includes a king size bed, day bed, tiny kitchenette and bath. The amenities are good for a hotel at this price point. Service was personal and friendly with the bellman doubling as concierges and very helpful and warm. The elevators are cramped and old but function fine. There are about 8 rooms per floor. The included breakfast is the major weak point. It's basically stale pastries, yogurt a couple of fruit selections and some bagels. The coffee was awful. Skip breakfast and go down the street to a diner! We normally stay at much higher end hotels so I am unusually critical and tough but this hotel is a great deal for someone who is out and about in New York sightseeing, in for theater etc.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
alberic
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This hotel really ticks all the boxes...it is in a great location (just 10 mins walk to Times Square) and is very comfortable. From the moment we wlaked in we could smell fresh lillies in the lobby and the staff checked us in very efficiently. They were so helpful with everything from checking our theatre tickets to suggesting places to eat. the bed in the room was so comfortable..we struggled getting up in the mornings! The room has everything you need from a fridge/microwave and tea/coffee making facilities. The toilietries in the bathroom were really nice and there was always fresh towels.
Breakfast was in the restaurant next door and was more than adequate....plenty of cereals/muffins and fresh fruit plus juices and coffee.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to be near the attractions but doesn't want tp pay a small fortune.

Room Tip: We were on the 15th floor so didn't hear much from the road.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Been to The Blakely New York? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Blakely New York

Address: 136 West 55th Street, Bet. 6th & 7th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number:
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Despegar.com, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Hotels.com so you can book your The Blakely New York reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Blakely New York Hotel New York City
Blakely Hotel New York City
Blakely New York City
Blakely New York Hotel

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Blakely New York, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.