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The Blakely New York
Ranked #135 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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35 reviews
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“Boutique bargain in mid-town”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

I've stayed at the Blakely several times in the past five years on business and with family. The hotel is a bargain in a city known for expensive lodgings. The rooms, especially the one-bedroom suites, are generous for NYC. This is not a cookie-cutter, high-rise hotel. Continental breakfast is complimentary. The parking garage is next door. The location is perfect if you're calling on mid-town offices or taking your family to see the sites at Rockefeller Center or Central Park. Quality stay at reasonable rates.

Room Tip: Suites are very generous in size and affordable.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Cannes, France
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Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

We found this hotel on luxury group and booked directly with the hotel. Cozy little gem between Times Square and fifth avenue. Everything was excellent. It's an older bldg but bathrooms are upgraded to modern standards.

  • Stayed March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

We always stay at the Blakely when visiting New York. (Tried a different hotel once and hated it).
The hotel looks small but is generous and comfortable inside. The rooms are lovely with the most comfy beds ever. Tea and coffee in the room makes a big difference as well as a fridge. The Concierges are excellent without being officious. Basic breakfast is provided which is also a plus for us, although on this occasion additional items to order were not available which was a shame. A perfect location, an easy walk to 5th Avenue and Times Square complete the deal for us.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

My two teenagers and I stayed in a one-bedroom suite and could not have been happier with this hotel. I called the night before to request an early check-in, and the room was ready when we arrived at noon. We were given our keys and that was that...no grand, unnecessary act of showing us up to the room, which we liked. We utilized the sitting room. The beds were incredibly comfortable with nice, firm mattresses and quality pillows. The room was very clean, and we felt safe and well taken care of here. Though there was a delay with one item on our room service order (mushroom flatbread), it was worth waiting for. Breakfast was a great perk. When we asked for a late check out the next day, it was granted. A car service was called for us, which ended up costing less than a cab. I wish we were there now!

Room Tip: Our fourth-floor suite faced W 55th St. We had a late night, so the traffic in the morning was a bit...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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New Jersey
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

We enjoyed a 1BR suite here for 2 nights, and everything was great. The layout of the unit, in particular, was excellent, with the bathroom near the door, then the bar area, then the sitting room, then the bedroom. Great location, big room, superb service (exceptional!), good price.

Just one surprising thing to be aware of: they have two "smoking" floors, #5 & #13.

Will look forward to staying here again.

Room Tip: Be advised that floors #5 & 13 allow smoking.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We returned the the Blakely for an opera weekend, having selected it originally for proximity to Lincoln Center, and enjoyed it just as much the second time. If you can splurge for the 1-bedroom suites, they include a small sitting area that's very comfortable. We have found the hotel to be very quiet at night, and the staff are uniformly friendly and helpful. Given the lack of nice accommodations around Lincoln Center, this place is only a 10-15 minute walk and makes visiting Lincoln Center much more enjoyable. The breakfast in the restaurant is another plus.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

The Blakely came recommended to me by a friend. I was there in August 2012 with my mother and niece and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Based on that visit, I booked it for a reunion with 10 sorority sisters in December, 2012. Asst. Manager Yariv Schein was very helpful in coordinating three rooms, including a suite, putting us close to one another, juggling the billing among all the women, and accommodating our needs. We were there in December which is, of course, high season, and he worked with us to get us the best rate possible. The location of the hotel in Midtown is superb, you can walk everywhere, many amenities and all the sights are nearby and the subway line to lower Lower Manhattan is close by. The hotel is clean and nicely decorated, the staff is friendly and helpful, and continental breakfast in the neighboring restaurant is included. I would not hesitate to stay at The Blakely again for work or personal reasons and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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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
#110 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#111 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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