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The Knickerbocker Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence


#54 of 498 hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Edging the bright lights of Broadway and the calm of Bryant Park, The Knickerbocker is a legendary New York landmark reborn as the first luxury hotel in Times Square. The Knickerbocker is a haven of refined elegance, created by John Jacob Astor in 1906 and now reimagined into a sophisticated urban sanctuary mere blocks from Fifth Avenue, MoMA, Rockefeller Center and Central Park.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 100 out of 100
566Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
228Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
100Room tips
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But I really liked the Knickerbocker! Was in town for an event with hotel arrangements made for me. I am so glad because i never would have chosen to stay in TS—the noise, the crowds, bad food. But the hotel was very pleasant and our room spacious (!) and comfortable. Staff was friendly and accommodating. And the rooftop bar was cool.
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Hotel's Favorite
We've stayed here before and time and time again we are so impressed with the staff of the Knickerbocker. This time, we had some friends come over after dinner and they couldn't believe how much nicer "our" hotel was then the one they were staying in downtown. 3 staff members that were outstanding and did everything they could to make our stay memorable. Ming (front valet) greeted us upon arrival and started our weekend out on a great note. He was also on when we checked out and is excellent at his job. Andre also helped us when we were leaving and is also an excellent staff member. They're both friendly and charming. Upstairs we were given wonderful service by Afua Bocitemcia. She was extremely helpful, courteous and did everything she could to make our stay one that will of course have us come back again. Kudos and thanks all around.
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Response from KarimAbdelhamid, General Manager at The Knickerbocker Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Lisabiasi, thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to welcome you back again. I couldn't be happier to hear how well taken care of you feel during your visits. We appreciate you acknowledging Ming, Andre, and Afua-- I'll be sure to share your kind words with them and our entire team. We are proud to have earned your loyalty and can't wait for your next visit. Warmly, Karim
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I just got back from staying four nights at the Knickerbocker hotel in Times Square and I have so many great things to say about them. We arrived and the concierge saw our bags and immediately pointed us in the direction of check in. There was a short wait but when we were seated at the desk the agent was so cheerful and pleasant. The upgraded room made the honeymoon even more special. The room was beautiful and nicely renovated. The décor was so up to date and had a great lighting scheme throughout. The location in Times Square was so ideal for everything that I wanted to walk to. One of the most amazing parts of the stay was that even though you were smack dab in the middle of Times Square, it was very quiet in the room. Housekeeping was very attentive and I never needed for anything. I also loved the way that through text I was asked if I needed anything and they made sure I was enjoying my stay. It is blatantly obvious that this hotel cares about the customer experience.
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We booked The Knickerbocker Hotel for its central location and roof-top bar. The location was very central, happy with how it was near to everything we needed. The roof-top bar was a bit of a disappointment as it was closed off on all the days we were there to accommodate companies having corporate parties, we had to find alternative bars to drink in, not good as was really looking forearms to that part of my stay at this hotel. The rooms were very clean, spacious and had all the mod-cons such as shampoo/conditioner/shower gel, slippers, bath robe, secure safe, iron/board, fridge, large tv, telephone and remote controlled black out blind. We decided not to have breakfast at hotel as it was not included in the price however we found a lovely breakfast place called Pershing Square which was only about a 7 minute walk beside Grand Central station. The beds in this hotel are extremely comfortable and have a selection of pillows. Air con in room is excellent. Check in at hotel and luggage collection a little slow at this hotel. The hotel offers a great blow-dry service who come to your room. I just want to note that while staying here at this hotel after we checked in, we received about 15 emails which were all ‘no reply’ emails and had no contact details which we thought was strange. We loved our stay here and congratulate the staff on their lovely hospitality.
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Response from KarimAbdelhamid, General Manager at The Knickerbocker Hotel
Responded yesterday
CarolP954, thank you for your great review. I'm delighted to hear that you loved your stay and that you felt so well taken care of by our team. Happy our location was perfect for your visit and that your room had everything you needed to fully relax. I do regret that you didn't have the chance to experience St. Cloud-- we do close from time to time to accommodate events. We appreciate your helpful feedback as well, and hope to have the chance to host you again. Warmly, Karim
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The property is perfectly located. Close to grand central, Times Square and fifth avenue shopping. Rooms are spacious. I would prefer Molton Brown amenities. Turndown service included a box of very necessary chocolates. A nice treat.
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Response from KarimAbdelhamid, General Manager at The Knickerbocker Hotel
Responded yesterday
Exploration252179, thank you for your five-star review. It was a pleasure to host your weekend getaway. Happy that our location was a perfect fit for your visit and that your room allowed you to fully relax. Glad you loved the turndown treat as well. We would love to welcome you back when you return to NYC. Warmly, Karim
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$283 - $697 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNew YorkNew York CityTimes Square / Theater DistrictTenderloinMidtown WestGarment DistrictMidtown
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