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The Blakely New York
Ranked #135 of 466 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“really nice hotel”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Blakely Hotel over the long weekend in February 2013, and we really enjoyed our stay. Perfect location: 55th street between 6th and 7th Avenues - close to several subway stops, restaurants, shopping, etc. Our room (1308) and the bathroom were fairly big by NYC standards, clean, and very comfortable. Continental breakfast and wi-fi were included in the rate.

The only complaint I have is a heater/AC unit - it made high-pitched shrieking noise throughout the night - I had to turn it off and it eventually stopped.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Clean, nicely appointed rooms. I have never been disappointed by the sleeping experience on the comfortable beds. The streetside rooms are noisy but I'll gladly accept the street sounds for the reasonably price at this high quality hotel. Services are limited but I rarely use hotel services when traveling on business.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Morris Plains
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2013

This hotel is charming and quaint. Hard wood floors, beautifully decorated, and immaculate. The bathroom is modern and has a rain forest shower. The suite was spacious and well laid out. Definitely the place to stay.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Frederick
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2013

The paneled lobby, the flocked chairs flanking the sofa in the lobby, the suede-lined walls in the floors above ~ all reminiscent of an English club. While not ostentatious or snobby at all, The Blakely has much to desire in NYC - fabulous location for this price (Gosh, the St. Regis is a few blocks over for a lot more $$$, the Hilton is on the corner for more $$$), friendly and helpful everybody, and more than accommodating rooms.
Rates include a continental breakfast served in the restaurant adjacent to the lobby. Watermelon in February was spectacular! Luscious! Thanks, Blakely!
Our room had all you could want in its galley kitchen in the hallway - mini-bar, frig, sink, plenty of dishes and cutlery (you could dine here if you chose), microwave, a Keurig for morning coffee.
Bath and room were more than adequate - lots of mirrors in the bath, comfy bed and a sitting area beside. We were on the 11th floor with a great view of City Centre and welcomed sunlight each morning!
The lighted closet had great space, an ironing board, a hair dryer, wonderful shelving.
This is a find for those of us who don't want to pay through the nose to enjoy NYC. Just stay away when I want to come so there is a room for me!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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Tel Aviv
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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
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Oak Ridge, NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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
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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:
#79 Family Hotel in New York City
#107 Business Hotel in New York City
#109 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#109 Romantic 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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