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“Warm atmosphere and excellent location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Plaza Athenee New York
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   37 E 64th St near Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065 (Upper East Side)   |  
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Sag Harbor, Ny
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144 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Warm atmosphere and excellent location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This was my third visit to the Plaza Athenee in NYC. It is a small cozy hotel in the prime Madison Ave. shopping area very near Barney's. It has an old fashioned feel and the rooms and bathrooms are very small. Service in the bar is very friendly and quite slow. The staff are thoughtful - they treated us to a glass of prosecco while we waited past three PM for our room.
It is very quiet - great place to "sleep-in"

Room Tip: Guess from the reviews you better head for the penthouse....
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Istanbul
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50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Overall a nice hotel with good quality. Limited reception area where luggages are stocked/accumulated. Very attentive and solution oriented staff especially at the reception and concierge. Moderate size deluxe rooms (ask for a room receiving daylight). Small size bathroom with limited amenities. Small but very cosy bar, entertaining magician show on Mondays...Reserve your taxi if you are travelling in peak hours otherwise doorman may not get you one for more than half an hour...

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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Los Angeles, California
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124 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Maybe it was AMEX FHR and maybe it was that the PA felt badly that I had such a terrible experience at the Palace NY (that I had to check out after checking in) but, when I arrived, not only was my room ready but I had been upgraded to the penthouse. WOW! Talk about an amazing hotel room! The room itself was huge with a great TV, walk-in closet with wall of mirrors, updated marble bathroom with fantastic shower (that even had great water pressure) then I also had a solarium (which did get a little warm because it had three walls of glass) which was a separate sitting room with a TV. The best part, however, was the roof-top wrap around terrace with sitting area and lounge - simply spectacular views of the city! Wow.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I've stayed at the Plaza Athenee several times over the past few months since it is part of the AMEX FHR program.

Well, the hotel sure is showing its age. Common areas are looking quite worn and shabby, the bar/restaurant is aging (not so gracefully) and the rooms, especially the bathrooms, are very out-dated.

That said, the location is right in the center of the bullseye! Quite, tree-lined street just off madison, yet the 64th street location makes it an easy walk to the 57th street area (shopping epicenter), the park, and the offices on Madison and Park on the east side. (I view the Carlyle as sort of a close competitior, but the PA has a slightly better location since it is another 12 blocks uptown.

I should add that even though the hotel is well-worn, it does (generally) feel clean, or at least clean enough.

Also, while expensive, the PA usually seems to come in at a slightly lower price point than many of its competitors on the FHR roster... And, unlike many other properties, the AMEX room upgrade has always been available when I've stayed there.

Room Tip: Corner Rooms seem to be the best and most spacious.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santiago, Chile
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

It's certainly a unforgetable experience to spend a classic New York weekend in this charming Hotel. A great mixture between the "savoire vivre" of the french culture and the friendly "customer service" of the Americans makes this Hotel a special Manhattan experience.
With a bar than can create very well made drinks and a quiet and personalized service at the restaurant, off course wilth complex french cousine, all of it with an early 20th century decoration, it is a perfect location to enjoy a quiet stay in mid town Manhattan.
The rooms are ample with plenty of sun light, with a bed that invites you to rest and have only good dreams. Luxury bathroom and an extraordinary Housekeeping Service.
Concierge services provide you with ample choices for restaurant reservations, show tickets and other helpfull tips, allways with great success.
A very good hotel focused in providing you with personalized service, at a good price for what you obtain.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Certainly, this is a fine hotel. The decor was done very nicely and tastefully and our room was nice, all marble bathroom, and of a decent enough size. Staff were nice as well. A bit formal and stuffy, but this is par for the course on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It's somewhat rare to find any guest outside of a full business suit.
The hotel's location is excellent and it is only one short block away form the Club Macanudo cigar bar- Pretty much the only place left in NYC to enjoy a cigar and a drink. In any case, there was one disappointment- Paid Internet. Now wait a minute! A $49 Motel 8 gives free internet, there is no reason on earth why a five star hotel, charging fifteen times the price of a Motel 8, has the nerve to charge for it. It's just the principle of the thing. Certainly they are not alone, many five star hotels and finer hotel still run this scam, but this practice must end. However, aside from this travesty, everything else was to my satisfaction there.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

A wonderful place to stay. Boutique style, hidden gem. Perfect location! Classy, safe, quiet, amazing staff. The intimate bar and lovely restaurant are charming and food is very good. Purchased as a package thru Orbitz and saved over $400.00 on the room for 2 nights. This is my second time staying there. I was welcomed back with a plate of lovely pastries in my room and a note from the manager. Can't wait to return!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Address: 37 E 64th St near Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Upper East Side , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Spa Hotel in New York City
#74 Business Hotel in New York City
#108 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#167 Family Hotel in New York City
#184 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Plaza Athenee New York 5*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On a quiet tree-lined street of the Upper East Side is where you will find the Hotel Plaza Athenee, a boutique luxury hotel nestled among genteel residences and lavish townhouses on Sixty-Fourth Street between Park and Madison Avenue. Combining cosmopolitan luxury with the intimacy and services of a boutique hotel, Hotel Plaza Athenee has created a home away from home for royalty, world leaders, celebrities, executives and sophisticated travelers from all around the world since 1984. Charming and elegant in every detail, rich in style, Hotel Plaza Athenee speaks of a more refined time and place. The classic grandeur of the Hotel Plaza Athenee welcomes with an opulent atmosphere where Louis XVI style meets Manhattan's uptown chic. Hand-painted murals, noble Italian marble, French antiques and lux furnishings create our gracious haven. Located in the heart of Manhattan, the best of New York City's attractions are within a short walk from the Plaza Athenee's front door. Enjoy delightful strolls to Central Park, Madison Avenue boutiques, galleries, and museums. Our location is convenient to the city's cultural, financial and business centers. Offering sophisticated cocktails, an extensive curated wine and champagne list, as well as refined afternoon High Tea and Light Fares, our beautiful Bar Seine's eclectic decor of rich velvets, animal print fabrics, and leather floors provides the perfect setting for all occasions. The exquisite gastronomical feasts of Arabelle are sure to linger in one's memory. Our Chef's culinary creations for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch are served with grace, using only the finest local, organic ingredients. Where leaders of finance and fashion plan strategy on next season's creations, Royalty and A-list celebrities dine privately, weddings and celebrations are meticulously catered to; understated and attentive service is our passion. To relieve and strengthen both mind and body, The Hotel Plaza Athenee houses a 24-hour fitness center and offers our guests the only Valmont SPA in the United States. At sunrise, greet the morning with vigor. At dusk, melt away the tensions of work and play. There are still retreats in the world where proud service and love of detail are unobtrusively and generously given. In New York, Hotel Plaza Athenee is such a place. Accommodations The Hotel Plaza Athenee offers 140 guest rooms in a variety of styles and decor. Find respite in the lushness of our guestrooms and suites where thoughtful touches of comfort and luxury soothe away the day's travails. All guest rooms feature ultra-plush beds with luxurious Italian linens, Louis XVI style furnishings, comfortable seating areas and writing desks. Plasma TVs and wireless internet services are provided for your in-room entertainment. A selection of suites feature enlarged marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, double sinks, full kitchenettes and boast both sun-drenched indoor-glass enclosed atrium terraces and outdoor balconies with unobstructed panoramic views of the New York City skyline. Configurations of up to four bedrooms with living rooms and dining rooms, offer a residential style experience with upscale services. The ambiance is reminiscent of fine homes, thoughtfully furnished, elegant and polished. ... more   less 
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