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“The only hotel in the world I really feel home!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Peninsula New York
Ranked #32 of 475 Hotels in New York City
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Geneva, Switzerland
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49 reviews
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“The only hotel in the world I really feel home!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

The Peninsula NY... A long story... But I'll try to keep it short! (facts facts facts!)
My first encounter with this ideally located hotel was in Dec. 1999, for the Y2K eve with an uncle, aunt and their five sons
Then every year I try to return, either in summer or winter.
Every time I just feel like: "cool, back home!"
There is nothing wrong in this hotel. Everything works smoothly. In your room you will find everything you will find in a Peninsula, but most important: the control panel. A Peninsula signature.
Rooms are huge, and we were lucky to get a room overlooking the 5 Ave. everytime!
Waking up, opening your curtains (control panel you're my friend for this too!), and watching the early traffic on this ave is a great experience in itself. As we are from Europe, we wake up quite early!
Do not miss the rooftop terrace bar. The Ning. In summer, the open terrace is a pretty crowded place, full of beautiful people, and as always, the view!
I can't wait to hear the groom or the receptionist telling me: "welcome back Mr. Bxxxx". I don't know how they can do this. Maybe the taxi asked us a few questions like "where're you coming from...? And then inform the Peninsula. I don't know, but this is among the many wow in the Peninsula NY!
Can't wait to get back!
Highly recommended!

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I was treated with true hospitality from the very beginning. Although I arrived to the hotel earlier check in time I was upgraded to better room - just not to keep me waiting while booked room is being prepared. Importantly that was made in the middle of high season! Room was nice and comfortable, all advanced equipment and facilities were organized in a very smart way. Interior is of very good taste - there is no unnecessary tinsel but quality of materials and furniture is perfect. I had Breakfasts in main restaurant facing 5ht Avenue and disciplined waiters served a la carte food very professionally. Spa is great although pool itself is too small and it seems to me water in the pool was not that clean. Lifts are made in old fashion manner which brings kind of chic of 30th of last century. Concierge Victoria is VERY professional and I would like to thank her for great advices and help. Internet was provided as complimentary service. Excellent for business and short vacation in the middle of Manhattan life!

Room Tip: Staff is very helpful, professional and trained I trust that they would advice what to chose
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

As always The Peninsula hotels live up to all expectations. Service was great and very helpful concierge. location is fantastic. Our suite was spacious and comfortable.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The Peninsula is one of New York's top hotels. Just lovely. The service was worth the visit alone.
My only grouses would be the $8+ Oj and $58 I managed to drop on breakfast. Disappointing is the pokey little rooftop bar (compared to the deck at the Gansevoort in meat packing or the view from the Mandarin it's disappointing). But definitely a good choice if you get the chance.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Perfect location, friendly staff, it is very close to central park, and it really deserves ***** level, bathroom is just awesome

  • Stayed August 2011
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3 Thank Keresa
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upstate ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

This is a small , elegant and comfortable hotel on east side of manhattan. Not far far from theatre district , but still very close to saks & bergdorfs. If good weather , it is a beautiful walk thru central park or down fifth to the metropolitan, frick, and neue gallery, my favorites. Life is good!

  • Stayed March 2012
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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights. Service, rooms, pool and sundeck were great. I always love The Peninsula - very reliable. However, the lobby needs to be renovated. It is very tired looking and very awkward staircase/ reception/ concierge situation. Location is great for shopping though and very close to Central Park. The sun deck is amazing and the fact there is a pool is a huge bonus (even if it is very small). The concierge was good, but not as good as the LA Peninsula concierge!!! They are definitely the best.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Peninsula New York
Address: 700 Fifth Avenue at 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in New York City
#27 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#38 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#39 Family Hotel in New York City
#39 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Peninsula New York 5*
Number of rooms: 239
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Known for its world-renowned service and attention to detail, The Peninsula New York is the prestigious recipient of the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Awards. This magnificently restored 23-story, 1905 landmark building is ideally located, just steps away from world-class shopping, museums and the magic of Broadway. ACCOMMODATION: Each of the 185 spacious guestrooms and 54 suites at The Peninsula New York meet The Peninsula Hotels standards for luxury, guest comfort and technology. Rooms are designed for maximum comfort, with a good night's rest virtually guaranteed. Each room exudes a sense of tranquility and modernity with crisp bed linens, luxurious goose down duvets, flat screen televisions, marble bathrooms with special mood lighting and signature Peninsula bathtub televisions. For the ultimate convenience, bedside electronic control panels regulate temperature, lighting and entertainment systems. WELLNESS: The Peninsula Spa is a rooftop oasis providing an ideal retreat from the demands of the city. Recently awarded the #1 Hotel Spa in the USA by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler, this sanctuary of seclusion and peace offers relaxing body treatments and sublime skin care in an environment of sheer aesthetic bliss. The Spa features a luxurious range of heat experiences including a steam room, sauna, ice fountain and "experience" shower, men's and women's private relaxation lounges and an Asian Tea Lounge. The Private Spa Suite is the ultimate personal spa experience for couples, friends or family wishing to retreat in total privacy. A glass-enclosed pool, wraparound outdoor sun terrace and cutting edge fitness center with daily group fitness classes completes the wellness experience. DINING: The Peninsula New York's dining venues combine the comfort of tradition with modern elegance for guests to experience sophisticated dining at any time of the day. The signature restaurant Clement presents an energetic approach to regionally-sourced cuisine for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The Bar at Clement offers thoughtful cocktails, wines by the glass and a light menu. After a day of exploring the vibrant heart of the city, the timeless Gotham Lounge is a welcome setting to rejuvenate over Afternoon Tea, or for an unforgettable end to a New York City day, toast from the spectacular rooftop bar and terrace, Salon de Ning, while gazing over panoramic views of the shimmering Manhattan skyline. ... more   less 
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