The Kimberly is one of the most beautiful hotels I have seen. The decor in this lovely boutique hotel is incredibly elegant, and yet the place makes you feel very much at home. The amenities are so thoughtful, including umbrellas in the event of rain!
Sadly, we were staying at The Kimberly to be near Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, so this was a very difficult and tense time for us. We were , therefore, so surprised and grateful to have been upgraded to a gorgeous one-bedroom suite, which really lifted our spirits.
I don't know where to begin singing The Kimberly's praises. As I mentioned, the rooms are beautifully appointed, as is the lobby. Every single staff member that we encountered was absolutely wonderful--kind, cheerful, and helpful. The service , from the front desk to the maids to the doormen was nothing short of excellent. I don't know if I can honestly say this about any other place that I have stayed, but truly every staff member we encountered behaved as though the guest was the most important person in the world.
Our one-bedroom suite was spacious, beautiful, and exceptionally comfortable and convenient, with a microwave, wet bar, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, dishwasher, dishes and utensils. The bedroom had two double beds and a large closet with two lovely robes for guest use. The living room had a comfortable sofa bed, a coffee table, a dining table, and a desk. Both the living room and the bedroom had flat screen TVs. The lovely marble bathroom offered nice extras, such as a scale, a hair dryer, and makeup remover pads. The furniture is really pretty, made in Italy.
We did not have time, energy, or desire for fun, due to the reason for our trip, but we did take a peek at Upstairs, the penthouse lounge, and it was gorgeous. There is a fitness room on the second floor, but also guests are allowed to use any New York Health and Racquet Club. I would love to go back one day and have dinner at Noir, their intriguing-looking restaurant housed in a former opera house.
The location is great, with lots of eateries and a subway station nearby, and just far enough away from the crazy Times Square and Rockefeller Center neighborhoods.
If I have one complaint, it is that I found out too late that complimentary coffee, tea, fruit and pastries were being served in the penthouse in the afternoon. I was sorry we missed it, since we really were not in a position to go out and about. But it was my fault for not reading the little sign in the elevator, so I am complaining about myself!
I have already told all my friends about this lovely gem of a hotel, and I highly recommend it for both business and vacation travelers, including families with children.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Kimberly is a traditionally styled, boutique suite hotel located between 3rd & Lexington Avenues. With 30 rooms and 162 suites ranging from 266 to 935 sq ft., we offer personalized service from a warm and caring staff. Most of our suites have balconies, a rarity in NYC and many offer views of the city. Our mattresses are covered with feather beds and decked with Frette linens, which earn comments such as "I didn't want to get up" from our guests. A bonus here, is that in addition to our on-site fitness center, work-out enthusiasts can use any of the NY Heatlth and Racquet Club's 9 locations, including pools and work-out classes at no additional cost and can enjoy a cruise for three hours on their 75 ft yacht (in season) for a fee of $30 which includes a light buffet supper. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kimberly Hotel New York City