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The Blakely New York
Ranked #153 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

My mother and 2 young daughters stayed at this hotel recently. It was a great choice. Rooms were nice, not cramped, lobby was cheerful and clean. All of the staff were wonderful, especially Eric who helped me out with a luggage problem. I will stay there next time I go to NY!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

After being a regular Affinia guest, I decided to try the Blakely based on recommendations from Trip Advisor and I wasn't disappointed. As indicated in many previous posts, the location is excellent -- close to key sites, Broadway shows, subway options, and yet the street is relatively quiet. The staff have all been friendly and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and plan to come again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Newberry, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

This hotel is in a great location and almost the best part is the staff. You feel like they are happy to see you and will help with anything. I stayed at the Marriot once and would choose The Blakely over that anytime. I will definitely stay here again. We were on a long weekend with grandchildren and were able to walk most anywhere. The restaurant was fine for breakfast of bagels, toast and fresh fruit and yogurt. I do not care for NYC coffee but managed. Our room was a suite so the girls slept in the small room and we took the queen beds that were very comfortable. Bathroom could use more or better lighting for makeup purposes. Spa tub was nice for kids and shower was o.k. for adults. The lobby is warm and friendly but again, the staff make this a wonderful place to be in the city. They got us tickets to anything we wanted to see or do and after a day of sightseeing we felt almost at home when the doorman greeted us.

Room Tip: We enjoyed the suite since it gave the kids a room to stay up late in and we could close our door an...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

First time here, but definitely not the last. Easy walk to theatre and opera. It's a bit of old NY. Large suite instead of a small tiny room. Only drawback is slow elevator service. But they toss in free continental breakfast. What a find!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

For a hotel that I wanted to come back to in NYC. The Blakely is great. Ive only just checked in. Its off the main drag - so a bit quieter than other hotels. The lobby is small but welcoming. The restaurant looks great (not eaten there yet). The room is amazing - its an apartment. I didnt need it on this trip - but I kind of like the feel of it now I have this large room. Its nicely done.
Free breakfast tomorrow - 7:30am - so a little late but will work. Its close to Central Park for a morning run and close to everything at the top of midtown.
Staff seem friendly. Off to dinner now - a happy camper - its just got a nice safe and relaxed feel to the place.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

We arrived at the crowded lobby of the wellington hotel since we had a reservation, but we were told that we should change hotel due to no room availability. We had to walk half block to the Blakely hotel (a partner boutique hotel). It was really nice, clean, the breakfast was at a charming restaurant named abbocado. The location was excellent and the street really quiet, one block away from subway, 2 blocks from central park. The last day, they kept our luggage for the rest of the day, the staff was really nice. A peaceful and quiet hotel. We were glad about the change.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

Although there were some drawbacks, I loved this hotel - there is a certain element of charm about it. We stayed for 6 nights and had a very comfortable stay.
LIKES
- the huge master bedroom (we stayed in the suite). It was a little noisy at night as we were facing 55th, but went quiet.
- location is fantastic - near 2 subway stops, walk to Radio City, Rockefeller, Central Park
- great restaurants nearby - try Pazza Notte and PizzArte
- concierge and front desk staff were very helpful
- bathroom a good size
- the day bed / sofa is a proper single bed, and my daughter tells me, so comfortable. better than a fold out sofa and perfect for a child, or even an adult.
NOT SO LIKES
- the floorboards are super creaky so when trying to access the bathroom with our child sleeping in the sofa bed, it was impossible not to wake her.
- the breakfast isn't fabulous (and was also the only time we experienced grumpy staff) so we only went twice in our 6 day stay
- internet in the foyer is soooo slow
- no shower caps in bathroom (my pet hate!)

Room Tip: Definately a higher floor, and one away from 55th, although we were okay.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Blakely New York
Address: 136 W 55th St, Bet. 6th & 7th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5305
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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 ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#80 Family Hotel in New York City
#108 Business Hotel in New York City
#111 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#115 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Blakely New York 4.5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Midtown Manhattan Central Park West, steps way from Times Square and 5th Avenue Shops. A 4-Diamond Property, continuously voted as one of the top independent hotels by US News & World Report - 2014 - 2016. ... more   less 
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