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“Comfort, service, and location - terrific small hotel in NyC !”

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The Blakely New York
Ranked #137 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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“Comfort, service, and location - terrific small hotel in NyC !”
Reviewed August 17, 2007

The Blakely is is comfortable is every way: the rooms are nicely furnished, the lnens are good quality, closets are roomy, the bathrooms are well-equipped, the tea/coffee self-service is convenient-- and it is nice having book shelves in the room, with hard-bound books !

The Blakely really distinguishes itself in *service* ! I requested a room with a quiet location, and the request was honored with courtesy. When I arrived, the front desk, serviced by Marleni, confirmed a dinner reservation, and Marleni also took care of requests for small problems with the bathroom tub/drain, quickly, efficiently, and courteously.

The hotel is located on a quiet (for NYC) side street, West 55th, about a block from Sixth Avenue, and near Seventh Avenue/Broadway--Times Square -- but the feeling is "miles away" from the density of those areas.

The Blakely is great !

  • Liked — The quality of the rooms -- and the service
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 16, 2007

It has been a few weeks since my stay at the Blakely and I am still shaking my head. Was this hotel for real? or was it just a dream? Amazing rates, huge rooms, beautifully appointed and the most comfortable beds in any hotel! Very quiet - a welcome escape from the craziness on the street! The restaurant was lovely with a very reasonable 'restaurant week' menu. The concierge and porters were very friendly and nothing was a problem. My only slight annoyance were the very zealous housekeeping staff who would enter the room as soon as they knocked. Point to note: Hang out the Do Not Disturb sign while you are in the room. Otherwise .. faultless. Do yourself a favour: STAY IN THIS HOTEL!!

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2007

We booked a one bedroom king for 8 nights.The location in midtown is great. The staff was almost always courteous and helpful.

The noise level at night was only mildly annoying until the 6th night when there were doors slamming and other guests on the 9th floor coming and going as late as 4 AM. There were demolition activities going on at the Hilton across the street. I realize that noise was out of control of staff at the Blakely.

The 7th night was dreadful with exceptionally loud and offensive noise: screaming, door slamming, and way too much exposure to the loud intimate activities of other guests on the ninth floor.

Calls to the front desk brought assurances that the noise would be controlled but attempts at control were unsuccessful.

Although I attended my daughter's wedding feeling unwell from 2 sleepless nights, there were no offers from management to adjust the room rates for those nights.

The experience was disappointing after reading the great reviews for this hotel. Noise problems can happen anywhere but for the rates charged at this hotel, it seems reasonable to expect that problems be addressed or that some rate adjustment for the sleepless nights be offered.

Liked: location, room size, pleasant staff, cleanliness, free wireless

Disliked: excessive noise, dim lighting in bath, musty odor in room when air conditioner not on

  • Liked — Location and room size
  • Disliked — Noise at night
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2007

We just spent 4 nights at the Blakely and found it to be an excellent choice. Rooms and location are excellent, you think you are miles away from any life but the reality is it is a few hundred yards away. The staff are top rate, they are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Recommended without hesitation. Even my kids loved it and nothing pleases them.

  • Liked — Cleanliness and friendliness
  • Disliked — Person next door slammed his door at around midnight each night. Pain ita.Need door closers fitted.
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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Pasadena, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2007

My husband and I stayed at the Blakely for one week this July and had a fantastic experience. The room was extremely comfortable and quiet, the staff always friendly and helpful, and the location was excellent. The feeling of the hotel is small, personal and somewhat like a special hotel in London. We were exceptionally happy with our experience, and also strongly suggest you eat at the restaurant associated with the hotel. The service was outstanding and the food was spectacular. We are critical travelers, and will definitely return to the Blakely whenever we go to New York.

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  • Stayed July 2007, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2007

Our family of 4 recently returned from a 2 night stay at the Blakely Hotel ( 2 kids 8 & 11)- We Loved our stay! Perfect location- close to central park, times square, subway yet far enough away so to escape all the craziness! With a family of 4 the 1 bedroom suite was awesome- plenty of room for all at we felt a great price for NYC. The staff was very friendly- we will be back!!!

  • Liked — 1 bedroom suite- enough space for a family of 4 & great location
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2007

What a Great Hotel! Stayed in a one bedroom King suite which was ample room for A NYC hotel room. Although I agree with other reviewers, the lighting in the bathroom was a little dim. The staff was extremely curteous- checking and holding our bags for us since we arrived earlier than check in. Also, holding our bags for us the next day after we had checked out. One of the TV's in our suite was not working and was fixed within a half hour. It is quiet at night but still close enough to all the hot spots in the city.
I am an extremely light sleeper and did not wake up once.
Whatever you do, DO NOT go for the American Breakfast Buffet. It is outlandish to charge over $16.00 per person for cereal, fruit and toast. We ordered eggs and were charged an additional $10.00. A $50.00 breakfast???? Give me a Break! There is a Cafe accros the street- which we found out later. Othyer than that, would definitely return to the Blakely again.

  • Liked — Location, size of room for price
  • Disliked — Bathroom Lighting, Restaurant
  • Stayed August 2007, 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:
#80 Family Hotel in New York City
#108 Business Hotel in New York City
#111 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#112 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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