My husband and I just returned home after a week at Hotel Elysee, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel is centrally located in Midtown Manhattan, with great locations (such as Rockefeller Center, Central Park, 5th Avenue shopping) all within easy walking distance. We were upgraded to a king room, which was extremely spacious. The bed was large and comfortable and the bathroom was a good size. Although others have commented on this hotel being old, I thought the decor was incredibly charming. The chandeliers throughout the hotel (including the elevator!) create a lovely atmosphere, and were a welcome change to the overly modern and somewhat cold feel of many of the chain hotels. Hotel Elysee has a charming character which distinguishes it from other hotels, while also providing the comforts that I would expect from a top hotel chain. The hotel was clean (and free of bedbugs, as others have noted), and we found the staff to be incredibly helpful and friendly throughout our stay. Although I think that the free cookies may be a little over-hyped, it was nice to be able to have a free pre-dinner drink, and the free breakfasts were exceptional. My only complaint would be the fact that there is only one computer in the "business center", which was almost always occupied. It is possible that they may have had free WiFi, but I did not check on this. Probably worth exploring this further if you are planning to stay in this hotel on business.
I will definitely return to this hotel next time I am in New York.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the Hotel Elysée, you will find the warmth and charm of a countryside inn right here in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Like some of the most distinctive bed and breakfasts in the world, the Hotel Elysée offers its guests so much more than is ever expected from a luxury hotel – all included in the nightly rate. At Hotel Elysee, guests are welcome to unwind in the clubroom with complimentary refreshments serviced throughout the day, including the Library Hotel Collection’s signature Continental Breakfast Buffet each morning, wine and cheese receptions each evening from 5PM-8PM, and coffee, tea, cookies and fresh fruits are served all day. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and bottled water is provided upon check-in. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elysee Hotel New York City
- Hotel Elysee
- Elysee New York City