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18 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019-3806
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#8 of 518 hotels in New York City
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The Whitby Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting New York City, offering a quaint environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

The Whitby Hotel features a concierge and room service, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a fitness center and a lounge.

Close to some of New York City's most popular landmarks, such as Love Sculpture (0.1 mi) and Manhattan Skyline (1.1 mi), The Whitby Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

New York City has plenty of seafood restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Nobu 57, and Marea, which are serving up some great dishes.

Best of all, The Whitby Hotel makes it easy to experience many great New York City attractions like The High Line, Central Park, and Bryant Park, which are some popular parks.

Enjoy your stay in New York City!

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Holly894 wrote a review Jun 2022
North Palm Beach, Florida123 contributions47 helpful votes
The hotel is beautiful, everything about the hotel is beautiful. My phone calls arranging the rooms were so easy, the reservationists go above and beyond to help. We arrived a hour before check in and they welcomed us and took our bags and showed us to the restaurant until our room was ready which was only a short time after we arrived. The turn down service each night was so nice with the waters and pillow spray bottles. Hand written notes were left in our room to welcome each of us. It’s a wonderful location, the beds are heavenly and the rooms are quiet. We look forward to returning when we’re in the city.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Our stay came with breakfast, request when booking. Breakfast is wonderful at the hotel.
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Lisa Z wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions
Stayed at The Pierre last weekend and this weekend at The Whitby Hotel. Coming back to The Whitby for two more weekends in July. My deluxe, luxury room was beautifully designed, large, comfortable and very clean!! I can’t say enough about the fantastic staff from Kathrin, the manager, to the front desk (Ryan and Evan), housekeeping and bellman, all was perfect! A huge shoutout to Ryan for helping my son and his friends in the wee hours of the morning. I can’t wait until my next visit.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
MERROGERS wrote a review Jun 2022
8 contributions2 helpful votes
When you step into the Whitby, you are immediately met with happy faces and you feel at home! The staff is perfection along with the rooms! Very unique in decor! I have never been to a hotel where the housekeeping is so good! The room was impeccably clean! My stay at the Whitby will not be my last! Best location for shopping and great restaurants within walking distance! The Whitby in my opinion is a great option to feel special and welcomed!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Beth K wrote a review Apr 2022
Centennial, Colorado4 contributions
The Whitby Hotel, Manhattan, is more than a hotel. It's an experience. The hotel is beautiful and reflects the work of the owner/interior designer. There seemed to be no end to the interesting art, china, tapestries, wall coverings, furniture and collections of books. The rooms are impeccably clean and include twice daily housekeeping visits. The bathrooms are bright with lights and the beds include Frette linens. What really sets this hotel apart is the friendly and attentive staff. After checking in we received welcome notes from the head housekeeper, head concierge and the general manager along with a box of delicious chocolates. The front desk and concierge staff that included Frederick, Victor, Manny, Tony and Jerry were professional, friendly and helpful. They assisted us with tickets, maps, subway travel, taxis, restaurants and recommendations for sites we might enjoy. Victor even remembered our names. After 6 days, it was difficult to leave The Whitby Hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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lvhorner wrote a review Apr 2022
Orrville, Ohio85 contributions28 helpful votes
Beautiful boutique hotel. Private. Intimate. Quite pricey for my junior suite but it was worth it. Bathroom is lovely. Maid service twice daily and everything was immaculate. Very secure. Walking distance to almost all I wanted to do. 24 hour full room service which was wonderful. Victor was always helpful and personable. Bar and restaurant were very nice. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
38Traveller00 wrote a review Mar 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia74 contributions76 helpful votes
We just spent a few days at the Whitby and I think we have our new favorite NYC hotel. The room (one of their smaller rooms) was clean, modern, and well sized. Soft sheets. The bathroom was terrific -- great shower layout, strong water pressure, US style towel heater, etc. Great closet space with fun but useful lighting. The downstairs jazz bar/restaurant was a delight. The after hours room behind reception (with an honor bar) was a terrific addition.
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Date of stay: March 2022
cashclay wrote a review Mar 2022
Beech Mountain, North Carolina107 contributions84 helpful votes
We have stayed a hotels all over Mid Town NYC and this is by far the best experience we have had. The location is great and the hotel facilities are over the top! We loved all of the artwork and subtle decorative touches in the rooms and public areas. The staff were very helpful and friendly. A special shout out to Concierge Tony! He made our stay extra special! We had several meals at the hotel and all was great! Especially the Breakfast! We will definitely return. Good bye Pierre and Palace! This is our new NYC hotel!
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Date of stay: March 2022
Bella P wrote a review Jan 2022
New York City, New York4 contributions1 helpful vote
The Whitby never disappoints. Beautiful ambiance, great food and service. It has been always my favorite whether is for breakfast, dinner or afternoon tea. Simply the best! I give special support knowing that this hotel has been open during covid pandemic and without lowering its quality. Two thumbs up!❤️
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dan H wrote a review Jan 2022
7 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed at The Whitby over New Years with my family. The design and style of the whole hotel was just flawless. We stayed across 3 different rooms and each room had its own personalised style, great views and classy fabric walls. The one comment I would make about the rooms is a lack of coffee machine, otherwise flawless. I have stayed in many a hotel around the world but this has to be one of the best city hotels I have stayed in. The hotel is quite pricey but you are getting exactly what you paid for. All the staff in F&B were excellent as well, nothing was too much to ask. A special shout out to Louis on the front desk who really looked after my family and I. Thank you. I will be returning!
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Date of stay: December 2021
Ibrahim A wrote a review Dec 2021
Los Angeles, California38 contributions98 helpful votes
I know it is hard to find anything charming in midtown and this hotel certainly is charming, but it is nowhere near as charming as it needs to be to command these prices. Also, the decor is original and delightful, but that delight gives way to feeling taken advantage of after a day or two as the hotel's shortfalls start to become more and more apparent. For one thing, the staff is mediocre. They are genuinely trying to do their best, but as much as they try, they are simply not the right people for the job. I am going to guess that the hotel owners (Firmdale) don't want to pay for an A+ staff and happy to skate-by with the B-team to maximize profit. Places like The Mark and The Carlyle are institutions that know the value of the A+ team and it makes a huge difference in the guest experience because they do. It feels like you are part of a family there while it feels like everyone here wants to do the minimum not to get fired and the hotel wants to pay them the minimum needed not to quit. Even The Crosby downtown (sister hotel to The Whitby) has done a much better job hiring. If Soho hasn't become an outdoor shopping mall with idiots fighting over "limited edition" merchandise to stand in line for, buy and sell on eBay at every corner, I would have stayed there, but alas, the days of Soho being cool and edgy are far and away in the rear view mirror. Soho is only still cool for the clueless. I digress, the concierge at The Whitby has zero pull around town and is basically left googling, Open Table-ing and Resy-ing the same as you would without their help. We got where we needed to go with zero help from them. They tried, but simply don't have the skills or connections to make anything meaningful happen. Other hotels in this price range can pull off miracles when needed. These guys don't even know what the new restaurants and shows are, let alone have special access to them. Also, the front desk staff aren't cold by any means but they are also not particularly warm or welcoming and the none of the staff wear N-95 masks and all get by with a paper one often hanging below their noses. New York is the Covid variant epicenter of the world. This should not be acceptable at any price range, let alone this. Now to the rooms. 1. At these prices, the curtains and shades need to be automatic. I have to work every night and morning to open or close them. Their cords are also very awkwardly placed and hard to reach (behind TVs, night stands, etc) 2. They do not have those heated room service compartments to deliver warm food to the rooms, so the best you can hope for is room temp food. 3. There is a single off switch for all the lights in the room by the door. If it is on, you have to navigate your way in the dark, if it is off, you are blinded. Not an the fluid experience one would expect for a $2000 room or a $5000 suite. The Baccarat Hotel has the lighting (and room service) thing down to a science. I can go on and on, but the bottom line is, if you are willing to pay these prices, don't expect to have the experience associated with them. If they give you 50% off and you have to be in Midtown, then you are about where you should be viz a viz the price to value ratio for a 5 star midtown hotel. Do better Whitby or lower your prices to match the experience you actually provide.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
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$801 - $1,258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNew YorkNew York CityMidtown West / Midtown
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Whitby Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Whitby Hotel?
Nearby attractions include St. Patrick's Cathedral (0.3 miles), The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (0.1 miles), and Experience NYC | Sightseeing Tours (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Whitby Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Whitby Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Whitby Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Whitby Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Whitby Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Grande Boucherie, Loi Estiatorio, and The Bar Room at The Modern.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Whitby Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Whitby Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Whitby Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Whitby Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Whitby Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Whitby Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (4.1 miles), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (4.0 miles), and Hamilton Park (2.3 miles).