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The London NYC
Ranked #150 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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32 reviews
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“Excellent NYC location, large rooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

We have stayed at The London several times, most recently this February. It is a great headquarters for visits to museums, restaurants, shopping, and Broadway shows. Times Square is in walking distance which negates the need to find a cab after a show. It is wonderful having walking access to the shows without living in the chaos of Times Square. We use the AMEX Platinum program which makes The London a very good value for the location and size of rooms.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

For my annual trip to NYC to see shows, I have stayed at Sofitel on 44th, at The Michelangelo on 51st, and most recently at The London NYC on 54th. All three are very nice and, I think, very comparable to one another. But until this last trip, I had a mild preference for Sofitel, mostly because they offer pricing deals with regularity and it's a little closer to the Times Square. But my experience at The London was a very good one, and leaves me unsure which I prefer most. Yes, it is even further away than The Michelangelo, but it's very nice. And if you're going for shows, and plan to see something at Lincoln Center (as we did) or if you're doing anything closer to the Park, it's nicely situated half-way between Times Square and LincolnCenter/Central Park. The junior suites at these 3 hotels are so comparable (in quality and size) that it's hard to select one over another. Two things that The London has over the other two is better city views from your room, and better dining -- the Gordon Ramsey restaurant there is excellent. In all likelihood, I'll decide next trip based upon who's offering the best deal. And if they're all the same price, I'll probably go with either The London or Sofitel, and pick based upon which location was more convenient to my plans for that trip.

To be clear, this isn't quite Four Seasons or Trump quality, but it's only a half-step down ... for less than half the price! I'd give The London 4.5 stars, and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

My husband and I stayed 3 days at The London as part of our NYC honeymoon. The bellmen and front desk staff were all fantastic- very friendly and efficient. The room was spotless, chic, and comfortable and the location was great for daytripping around the city. There is a subway station close by, the Carnegie Deli is right around the corner, as well as a coffee/ lunch place called Fluffy's that we really enjoyed. I do wish the rooms had coffee makers, but I have no complaints whatsoever. Great stay!

Note: We would absolutely NOT recommend Gordon Ramsay's Maze restaurant within the hotel. Please see my review for details. Terrible experience!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Chose the NYC as it appeared central...wasn't disappointed. Modern hotel, suite spotless. Corner suite with brilliant view over Central Park. Mentioned it was a visit to celebrate a birthday and champagne and chocolates were delivered to the room on first night! Brilliant service. Would definitely stay again

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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165 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

Our family was in the city for just an overnight. We wanted upscale and midtown and we didn't want rooms that start at $865 (for one room), like the Mandarin Oriental.

The London is very reasonable for a family; our two bedroom suite was less than $650 per night. We were very happy with the value we got at the London.

Pros: Small but stylish lobby. Soothing spa-like color schemes. Good size 2br suite, nice bathroom with dual shower heads in the master. Beds, linens, good quality. 2br suite has three flat screens and roomy "living room".

Cons: Zero views. I don't think there was a bathroom fan, is that even possible? MBR does not have great soundproofing vis a vis the suite's living room. The second BR is only a full bed, it was okay for our two young girls.

Neutral: It amazes me how they manage to keep costs down and still make a room feel stylish and upscale. There is no furniture in the bedrooms; shelves at the bedside, a coat rack with shelves instead of an armoire, or a closet with a door.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

This is our sixth time here in recent years and our stay at the London was wonderful yet again. Here's the highlights- classy, intimate yet hip, very clean, spacious rooms (for NYC), great restaurant/lounge and surprisingly quiet. It's an easy walk to theater district, Central Park (3 blocks), fifth ave shopping, grand central station, etc.

The staff always does a great job!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cincinnati, OH
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

We stayed in a two-bedroom suite on the 30th floor.

Good Points
- Comfortable bed
- Great location in midtown
- Clean, high end bathrooms with marble, Waterworks fixtures, Toto toilets and good lighting and nice soap
- One of the bathrooms had two showerheads, a very nice feature.
- Friendly staff

Not-So-Good Points
- The suite wasn't terribly dirty - the bathroom was sparkling clean - but we saw some dust and crumbs in the common room of the suite when we arrived.
- The living room of the suite had a sofa that has seen better days. The sofa was clearly designed to look cool with purple velour, but the fabric was ripping.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The London NYC
Address: 151 West 54th Street, New York City, NY 10019-5302
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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 ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#49 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#75 Family Hotel in New York City
#80 Business Hotel in New York City
#111 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The London NYC 4.5*
Number of rooms: 561
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sophisticated urban luxury in the heart of midtown Manhattan, the award-winning London NYC sets a new standard for New York luxury hotels. Named to several "Best of" and "Top 10 lists", you'll find detailed design, attentive service and The London Bar. ... more   less 
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