I came here with my partner during the Christmas holidays. We stayed at the top floor, corner room, and boy was it fantastic!
Came initially because the hotel was featured prominently in the U.S. tv show Gossip Girl. That said, the hotel is definitely a five-star luxury hotel with all the bells and whistles that you would expect. It is a traditional classic hotel (i.e. not modern) decor. Prices can easily top $400/night but we found a great promotional deal for around half the price for a 45sqm room during the busy holiday season.
The lobby is absolutely to die for; it's ornate fixtures and that old time classical New York feel is ever present. The staff are friendly and curt. The room excellent; though the bathroom is definitely on the smaller size (which is normal New York expectations). The location is excellent and nearby major tourist, shopping, and eating destinations. Walking up to Times Square area can be a bit of a chore, though, if you don't have a good pair of shoes. Though, admittedly going during the winter season may have made walking less enjoyable but just as splendid with the New York holiday sights.
For the restaurant lobby downstairs, food is excellent but expect high five star prices for such, deserved or not. That said, this being New York, there are tons of places to eat around the hotel.
For getting here, we took the private limo from JFK airport. But, I wouldn't recommend driving since the drop-off / pick-up area is literally at curbside only with no apparent hotel parking available. There are, of course, plenty of taxis and private cars for hire. Just be sure you know where you want to go as New York drivers tend to not have much patience if you don't know where you're going.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lotte New York Palace stands at the intersection of contemporary luxury and classic elegance, boasting modern accommodations and landmark architecture in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The hotel's collection of well-appointed guest rooms, sophisticated suites and luxurious Towers accommodations offers an array of amenities ideal for business travelers and leisure visitors alike. With some of Manhattan's most spacious hotel rooms and a range of expansive suites, The Palace offers unrivaled New York City accommodations. Each newly renovated suite comes with a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline, a large marble bathroom, and a wide range of upscale amenities, including Molton Brown products. The city's signature sights sit just steps from the hotel, including Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, the upscale shopping of Fifth Avenue, and the theaters of Broadway. Business and leisure travelers enjoy elite amenities in every room or suite, including high-speed Wi-Fi (surcharge) and broadband Internet access, plush bathrobes and linens, a fully stocked refreshment center, as well as access to a modern fitness center and selection of relaxing spa treatments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- New York Palace Hotel
- New York City Palace Hotel
- Palace Hotel New York
- Palace Hotel Nyc