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“Great boutique hotel in a very good location.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Blakely New York

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The Blakely New York
Ranked #170 of 478 Hotels in New York City
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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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58 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great boutique hotel in a very good location.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Recently stayed at The Blakely and had a one bedroom suite. It was quite spacious by New York standards and was well appointed. It is near some great restaurants, pubs and theater district. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would stay there again and recommend to friends.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

We stayed 12 nights and upgraded to a 2 bedroom suite. It was very comfortable stay. The hotel is small so you get full attention from the staff. They are very helpful. Breakfast nice, even so it is continental. The free Wi-Fi is good. The location is superb!! Good buses going up/down and across town. There is an underground station (R Q N) end of the street. Good coffee shops and restaurants near the hotel, and very good gourmet to go like Dean & Deluca 56th , or Morton Williams 57th. Both, just next to the 6.5 Ave. The small kitchette meant being able to bring back the good food and eat indoors. The hotel is next to the MoMA, Columbus circle, Broadway theaters, Times Square the Carnegie hall and the central park. Would definitely return!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Oak Ridge, NJ
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

Just returned from a w/e at The Blakely! Clean,quiet, cozy, very comfortable beds and loved, loved, loved the hot water in the shower! Small kitchette in the rooms meant being able to bring back "doggie bags" from the wonderful NYC restaurants. Close to everything, whether it be Broadway and Times Square or a walk in Central Park. The complimentary breakfast at the Abbocato Restaurant was plentiful, but service and smiles were hard to find. Would definitely return!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, MA U.S.
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

The Blakely is a small, boutiquey hotel just below Central Park. The staff was very welcoming and friendly and helpful. For example, we called down for an extra pillow, and it was in our room in 10 minutes! The room was a good size, not huge, but big enough for a desk and easy chair. There were a microwave,refrigerator, and a Keurig in our room. Even though it's on w. 55th, it is easy to get to the east side and downtown. There is a free breakfast in the morning with fresh fruit, muffins, toast and cereal, and plenty of dining options all day within a block or two. The hotel is across the street from the New York City Center, near MOMA, and not that far from Broadway theaters. It's modest price makes the Blakely an ideal place to stay!

Room Tip: Stay on an upper floor to minimize street noise.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ljbayer
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Durham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

Fantastic small hotel with the personal touch. Spot on for location. Our first trip to New York with our 7 year old daughter and we could not fault the hotel. Everyone was very friendly and professional. I don't know why there have been negative comments concerning the breakfast as it is ample and very good. The bed in our room was to die for. I never wake feeling rested but for two nights in October I certainly did. Have contacted the hotel since we returned to get details of the mattress. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Blakely New York (and already have) and will certainly return. An excellent find.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sao Paulo
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Blakely is a small hotel very well located. Looks like a very traditional hotel but everything looks good and new.
Staff is really nice and helpful.

Rooms (at least mine) are good, continental breakfast included is OK. The only thing that could be better are the lifts, which are small and really slow. Sometimes, it takes a long time to get to where you want to go.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

We just spent 3 days and 2 nights in New York -our 3rd year in a row staying at the Blakely. We just love the personal service from the valet/cocierges. Alex and Andre are so friendly and helpful. Rooms are always clean, spacious enough for 4 to be in there comfortably. Love the location - prefer the rooms towards the back - quieter - less street noise - than in the front.
PERFECT location, small hotel compared to others we stayed at years ago.
The only criticism I would have about the hotel is the complimentary breakfast - we tried it last year and were disappointed so we didn't even attempt it this year.
We are looking forward to our fourth year in a row stay there next year!

Room Tip: if you prefer a little less "city noise" ask for a room in the back
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Janice C
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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:
#81 Family Hotel in New York City
#109 Business Hotel in New York City
#112 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#123 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 heart of Midtown Manhattan Central Park West, steps way from Times Square and 5th Avenue Shops. A 4 Diamond Property, voted one of top hotels by US News 2014, Zagat Best Hotel 2014. ... more   less 
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