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“My personal place of elegance , charm and as if i were in my own luxury villa.” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Plaza Athenee New York
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   37 E 64th St at Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #128 of 454 Hotels in New York City
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“My personal place of elegance , charm and as if i were in my own luxury villa.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

I loved The Plaza, the location is fantastic between Park and Madison but situated on a quit piece of elegance in NYC.
I am a world traveler and am very particular with service, linens and luxuries. The Plaza had it all for me and i will be back with my family very soon
Thank you so much Plaza Athenee . Love you and all of your professional staff, gabrielle

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My partner and I travelled to New York in April and Hotel Plaza Athenee was simply superb. From reception to check-out, the hospitality was exemplary. Our room was immaculate and spacious, with elegant soft yellow and marble decor. The dimly-lit and cozy bar downstairs is an excellent spot for a nightcap, and the morning coffee in the lobby was a nice touch. Perfectly located on quiet and tree-lined 64th St., but just steps to a multitude of destinations. We will most certainly be back!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Athenee, General Manager at Hotel Plaza Athenee New York, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your most appreciated comments. We are absolutely delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.
It would be my pleasure to assist you with your future reservations. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly at ajmaurice@plaza-athenee.com
We look forward to your return and wish you a wonderful remainder of the summer.

With kind regards,

Anne-Juliette Maurice
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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

From the lovely floral arrangements to the unfailingly courteous and helpful staff,this is a wonderful hotel for those who want a quiet and tasteful small hotel apart from the hustle bustle of tourist sites. The location is on a charming tree-lined street in a residential neighborhood within easy walking distance of Central Park. Restaurant and bar prices are well above average,but nice restaurants are within easy walking distance.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Athenee, General Manager at Hotel Plaza Athenee New York, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so very much for your lovely posting. We are so delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit with us. We also appreciate your very kind mention of our flowers, which we take great pride of.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel Plaza Athenee soon.

With kind regards and many thanks,

Anne-Juliette Maurice
ajmaurice@plaza-athenee.com
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Upon recommendation from our travel agent we spent 5 days here in June. It was lovely, very pricey, but lovely. I feel like, although the location was great, a few blocks from Central Park, in a quiet neighborhood, it may have been too far out of the way for our first visit. It was a trek to get anywhere. Attentive service. Outrageously expensive drinks at the bar. $38 for a martini! As a traveled Los Angeles native that even shocked me.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cannes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Plaza Athenee is one of our favorite hotel while visiting New York City. The hotel is very well located in a quiet neighborhood and provides a very professional service similar to the one offered at the Plaza Athenee in Paris. The room service is always punctual and impeccable and the breakfast offered first class.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Athenee, General Manager at Hotel Plaza Athenee New York, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so very much for sharing your comments during your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food and beverage and have made the Hotel Plaza Athenee your home in NYC.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Plaza Athenee and thank you again for taking the time to share your experience.

Wishing you a wonderful summer.

Sincerely,


Anne-Juliette Maurice
ajmaurice@plaza-athenee.com
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Boulder, Colorado
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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Plaza Athenee (do not confuse with the Plaza, owned by ever-tasteless Donald Trump - the Plaza Athenee is in a different/higher category altogether) is an Upper East Side gem, tucked away on 64th in-between Madison and Park Avenues.

The PA (Plaza Athenee) embodies what is best about traditional standards and hotels from the best tradition of hotel-keeping. The service is impeccable - always courteous, always helpful, smiling, nothing too much trouble; doormen who quickly recognize and welcome guests and who seem to know your name more or less immediately. Public rooms that are elegant and on a personal scale with attentive staff. Bedrooms that are elegant, well appointed and for large for New York. Excellent bathrooms in the renovated rooms - ask for rooms with a walk-in shower and you won't be disappointed. Getting taxis on either Madison or Park is not bad. For a short trip to somewhere nearby the hotel may offer a complimentary use of the hotel car; they did that for us to get to a restaurant and it was much appreciated.

I booked two deluxe rooms and my comments reflect the deluxe rooms I saw. I assume similar points can be made about the standard and superior rooms.

A few smaller quibbles: (a) internet access in the bedrooms is an unacceptable $17/day, which is unreasonable when many hotels provide it free and could appropriately be free in a hotel with room costs at these levels; (b) the bathrooms in rooms that have not yet been renovated are small; (c) older rooms are not well provided with sockets for powering phones, iPads etc, though the renovated rooms are fine for this.

A bigger quibble is the approach to service charge in the restaurant: they automatically add a 20% service charge to all bills and then if you pay by credit card (for example a business expense you don't want to charge to a personal hotel bill) they add two(!) lines for further gratuities (a line for the waiter and another one for the captain), but don't show that 20% has already been added in to the price. This is not a worthy practice for a hotel that is in other respects operating at a higher level. It could certainly be considered deceptive and shoddy; at the least it is greedy. I am very surprised that they do this.

Overlooking the stated negatives, this is overall a superb, smaller-scale, classy hotel with excellent service and is a well-located true delight.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Los Angeles, California
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7 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Loved this hotel, calm, sophisticated, gorgeous, elegant rooms and overall very good. And you are in the best shopping area in all of New York. But a little expensive which I guess for NY is the norm.

  • Stayed October 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
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Address: 37 E 64th St at Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Upper East Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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:
#26 Spa Hotel in New York City
#87 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#101 Business Hotel in New York City
#102 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#163 Family 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):
The Hotel Plaza Athenee, New York combines European grandeur with the intimacy of a luxury boutique hotel, creating a home away from home for sophisticated travelers from around the world for over two decades. Located on Manhattan's fashionable Upper East Side, one block to Central Park, the hotel sits in the quiet elegance of this residential neighborhood and shopping district. The prime location also makes the Athenee the perfect place to stay during the U.S. Open or for Fashion Week. With a major renovation completed in 2010, every room has been individually designed to bring out the best in the space. Many guest-rooms evoke a European townhouse feel. Others are more daring with modern styling, and even then other rooms, like the Thai Suite have allowed designers to tap into the same inspiration to travel that our guests arrive with. Many suites feature glass-enclosed terraces and outdoor balconies with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. The hotel is known for providing personalized, attentive service. We're proud to say that we know many of our guests personally, and love seeing faces both familiar and new. Modern amenities like iPod docks and flatscreens are complimented by services that have always made great Hotels like attentive maid service, appealing amenities and the like. The same attitude for exemplary service carries into our event staff, who can't wait to help you plan your next event. From meetings to weddings, you can rest assured knowing that our expert staff is willing to go the extra mile to create a beautiful space for your event. The hotel is home to the award-winning Arabelle restaurant offering diners an elegant atmosphere in a gorgeous gold-domed room. Cocktails, light fare and Afternoon Tea are served in the trendy, Bar Seine lounge where the combination of Moroccan and European furnishings, velvet curtains and leather floors mix to create a unique evening experience. ... more   less 
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