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The Blakely New York
Ranked #140 of 466 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Haddonfield, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great location, lovely hotel”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

The Blakely is a small, luxurious boutique hotel located conveniently between the theaters and attractions of mid-town, and the museums and activities of uptown and Central Park. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the concierge service was responsive. The rooms were comfortable, and the suite was big enough to entertain 4 guests for a pre-dinner gathering.
There was a lovely continental breakfast served in the downstairs restaurant, Abboccato, the next morning, which was included in the price. Parking was available at a discount next door. I highly recommend this hotel, and will stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

Blakely is conveniently located in mid-town, close to everything I needed, but not stuck in the mid-town craziness.
The rooms were comfortable and big (for NYC) with well stocked mini-bar, refrigerator, coffee maker, etc.
The continental breakfast has limited offerings, but they have a menu to choose from as well.
I love finding a quiet haven in the midst of everything I need to see.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2014

We had a great time at the Blakely,from the first check in to our check out the staff were exemplary. The rooms were spacious,comfy bed and great pillows,coffee machine.Supermarket nearby.Walking distance to Time Square,Park Ave,Central Park.Would defiantly stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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San Antonio, Texas
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109 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2014

The Blakely is an older but luxurious and quite spacious hotel. The suites offer ample room for guests with a small fridge, microwave, and coffee/tea maker. The offer a continental breakfast which is limited but tasty. The location is excellent ~ close to theatres, Central Park, and subways. This hotel is a great deal. Staff is attentive,

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gainesville, Virginia
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2014

We had good time at the Blakeley in spite the weather, which was pretty bad. We went to NYC for pleasure and stayed there for 3nights. It is easy to move around because it is located in the middle of the action: very close to the Park, 5th Avenue and the theaters. Our suite was rather specious, clean and well appointed. The staff was very helpful and ready to find transportation. The restaurant on the ground floor is just OK. All and all it was a very pleasant stay under difficult circumstances. The price was very reasonable for NYC hotel. We will certainly go back when we go to New York.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2014

Stayed here for four nights. The concierge and front office staff were exemplary and extremely helpful with a number of things, such as scheduling an emergency hair appointment on incredibly short notice (30 minutes), navigating the subway system and ordering car service. Felt like a more personal touch than other places.

The room was comfortable. Love the kitchenette, it was cold when I was there so it was nice to come back to the room and be able to heat up a hot drink.

I will definitely consider returning here for my next trip.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Colorado Springs
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

The Blakely NYC is a small hotel that is located just off 7th Avenue on 55th Street. It is just a few steps from a subway entrance and about 5 minutes' walk from Times Square. The hotel was clean, quiet, and well-located. The night bell man, Alex I think, was a wealth of knowledge and very helpful in finding places to eat and things to do. The room was very nice with enough room for three women to easily move around.

The room had a "kitchenette" but it lacked a stove top. I was hoping to boil an egg or even fry an egg but the only cooking item was a microwave. The fridge was FILLED with minibar items but we needed to use it so took the ample minibar out. It is helpful to have a fridge.

The complimentary breakfast was mostly breads, bagels, sweet rolls. These prevented me from eating there more than the first day since I am gluten intolerant. The only option for me was some plain yogurt and some fruit. It was disappointing that they asked for a $2 tip to eat there. I certainly did not eat $2 worth of the yogurt that was available!

Checkout was quick and easy. It has a small formal lobby with fresh flowers and a classy look. It was a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed January 2014, 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 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#113 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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