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“Very central” 5 of 5 stars
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Royalton New York Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   44 West 44th Street, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #185 of 459 Hotels in New York City
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 hotel reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Very central”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We stayed at the Royalton for 3 nights. It is so central which is so wonderful in New York. We could walk everywhere. The walk to Central Park and Time Square is so convenient. It also has Bryant park one block away which is also awesome. The alcove room was fab and very spacious and highly recommended. Yes it is a bit dark when checking in and a bit more light would be nice, but luckily one does not hand around the reception area all day! Breakfasts were great and staff are very friendly and helpful. Will recommend it!

Room Tip: The other trip advisors mentioned the alcove room and I booked exactly that and was very impressed w...
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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victoriastewart, General Manager at Royalton New York Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Thank you for your recommendation. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed our great midtown location and spacious guest suites. We hope you’ll join us again soon.
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 stars
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Austin, TX
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We visited the Royalton with our adult children (in their 20s), so we had two rooms. We enjoyed our suite for the extra room and wonderful bathroom, but it was disappointing that the fireplace wasn't actually available to use. Our room was otherwise great, with nice linens and pillows, and very quiet. We were looking for a place that would seem hip and modern for the kids, while offering the luxury that we older types enjoy. My other "must" was a lobby fireplace, since we were there in the winter time (12/27-12/31). The Royalton was the perfect match!

We all loved sitting downstairs near the beautiful bronze fireplace, enjoying a drink and the roaring fire after a day out in the cold. One thing to note is that the tables near the fireplace can be reserved, which I found odd, so if you would like to be next to the fire you may want to plan ahead for the evening.

We found the location to be perfect; within walking distance to many restaurants, shopping and even the theatre, without being in the madness near Times Square.

We only ate bar snacks, so I can't comment on the restaurant. Overall, our whole experience at the Royalton was excellent!

  • Stayed December 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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victoriastewart, General Manager at Royalton New York Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
I am so happy to hear we were your perfect match! It sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed our welcoming lobby and had the chance to truly relax during your trip to New York City. I am so glad you and your family had such a great stay and I hope you’ll join us again soon.
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Richmond, Virginia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This hotel is about a block from Avenue of the Americas and is right across the street from the Algonquin. We were graciously met at the front of the hotel by a bellboy and escorted into the hotel, to the registration desk and to our room. The hotel is very urban chic in decor. It is very dark inside but this adds to the atmosphere. The room was very small but more than adequate and very clean. Nicely appointed bathroom with huge round tub and rain showerhead.This was a great place to stay for a few nights in New York and the price was reasonable for the Big Apple! The restaurant was very good for breakfast. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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victoriastewart, General Manager at Royalton New York Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
I am thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful stay with us. It sounds like you really enjoyed our chic ambiance, relaxing five foot round soaking tubs, and prim location! We cannot wait to welcoming you back again.
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Branford, Connecticut
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The "hipness" of this hotel can take a little adjusting if you are over 40, but it is worth it. We checked in at night when the lounge without walls in the lobby had its music amped up and a lot of patrons partying. But, the staff, particularly the concierge, is helpful and personable. The location is ideal--near Fifth Avenue shopping, Grand Central for transportation and Broadway theatre. The room is large and comfortable, complete with large screen TV and the use of I-Padand Internet. My only negative is the valet parking is expensive ($56 night), but there is a self park garage next door at lower rates.

Room Tip: We had a room at the back of the hotel away from any street noise.
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  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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victoriastewart, General Manager at Royalton New York Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
I am so pleased to hear you had such a great stay at Royalton. It sounds like you really enjoyed our prime location, helpful team members, and convenient in room amenities. We realize that we provide a unique lobby experience with our live music on Thursday nights, but I am glad to hear you enjoyed your arrival experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This was our second stay in a year and a half. Close to Broadway shows, Grand Central Station, walking distance to MOMA. One half block from International Center for Photography. Great for walking uptown to Museum of Modern Art or downtown to Lincoln Center. Wonderful breakfasts. Busy bar scene at night in lobby, but once you are upstairs it is very quiet. Very helpful staff. Good business center. Gave us free wi-fi. I Pad in room. Will definitely go back when next in NYC.

  • Stayed May 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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victoriastewart, General Manager at Royalton New York Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Thank you for your review, it is always great to hear from our loyal guests. It sounds like you really had the chance to explore our wonderful neighborhood and relax in our welcoming restaurant. We look forward to your next visit!
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Metuchen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

My boyfriend and I booked this room for our anniversary. Overall, the hotel is gorgeous, and being a hotel in NYC, the rooms here were THE perfect size. Any other rooms we've stayed at in NYC were tiny and we could barely move around... but this was pretty spacious. Between decor and size, the room was perfect. Not to mention, the soaking bathtub was BEAUTIFUL. We always try to look for a place with a nice tub, and this one has definitely been the nicest one we've seen yet. The best part of our stay wasn't even how beautiful this place was (although a huge plus), but the Royalton staff was truly amazing. The customer service here is top notch. We came in early to drop off our bags to the concierge and went around to our Broadway show. Coming back and checking in, the front desk apologized for the wait and gave us two complimentary drinks at the bar. They even delivered the drinks to our room! On top of that, we made friends with one of the door men later on in the evening, and next thing you know he and the hotel sent us a complimentary gift to our room. It was a white wine bottle with a berries fruit platter, along with a card saying "To the happy couple... Happy 2-year anniversary.. Love, Phil, Rebecca, and the Royalton Family." The phenomenal customer service doesn't even end there.. Calling the front desk late at night, I asked if by any chance they had any cigarettes available for purchase. I was expecting a simple no, as no hotel probably would... But the front desk got one of their staff members to run out and deliver it to our room. Honestly, THE best experience I've ever had. I would like to thank the Royalton staff for making our anniversary very special and truly romantic. The next morning, I didn't even want to leave. It was like the perfect dream getaway. It is definitely going to be our go-to next time we decide to stay in NYC! Can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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victoriastewart, General Manager at Royalton New York Hotel, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Thank you for such a fabulous review. I am thrilled to hear you had such a memorable experience here at Royalton. We strive to make every stay special and unique, and I know our team is proud to hear it was “by far the best experience” for you. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Sligo, Ireland
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We're just home from visiting this hotel for the second time and absolutely loved it again!
We first visited this hotel in May 2010 on our first trip to New York and found the location of the hotel absolutely wonderful, its right in the heart of everything and provides the most perfect location for exploring everything that Manhattan has to offer.
Both times we stayed we got a room with a huge round bath tub and the most powerful rain shower. The rooms are small, which you come to expect from New York but the beds are large with huge pillows and are so incredible comfortable. I loved the little touches like the Ipad with wifi in the room to use during your stay,the iPhone docking system, the large TV and I thought it was nice that they leave a European adaptor in the room for your use (especially as we had forgotten one! ).
I would say the mood lighting in the hotel (which is quite dark) takes a little getting used to but really when visiting New York I think most visitors are like us and are too busy exploring the city to spend much time in the hotel!
I feel I should mention the staff are really friendly and helpful and we will definitely return in the future.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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victoriastewart, General Manager at Royalton New York Hotel, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
I am so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful stay. It sounds like you really enjoyed our central location, relaxing bathrooms, and convenient minibar items. We always love welcoming our guests back and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Address: 44 West 44th Street, New York City, NY 10036
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown , Theater District - Times Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#113 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#131 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#158 Business Hotel in New York City
#167 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Royalton New York Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 168
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Morgans commissioned Roman Williams, to re-create Royalton's legendary lobby. The design - simultaneously sophisticated and complex - juxtaposes an icy cast-glass vestibule and brass furnishings with soft suede upholstery, thick leather walls and hide-covered chairs to create a dark, sexy and luxurious space. Design and architectural details include a mammoth floor-to-ceiling hand forged cast-bronze fireplace, a twenty-foot screen that was once part of the facade of a building in France and hand-upholstered leather walls. ... more   less 
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