My husband and I decided to treat ourselves on a recent visit to NYC and stay at the Plaza Athenee hotel. Although we had often visited it for cocktails, this was our first, and last, overnight stay It started out promising, with a lovely upgrade to a generous room, huge closet and a modern, large bath...but the lighting designer should be shot..the bathroom was.dark and difficult for makeup and shaving. On the way to the room the bellboy chatted, but never offered to take the bag my husband was carrying.
There can be a long wait for a taxi...this hotel is on a quiet side street uptown on the East side and cabs are not plentiful.
Dinner was a disaster: the dining room was sparsely filled, but we were greeted warmly and seated. Halfway through our appetizer course the waiter came to clean the table , and when objected, he announced that the main course was on the way and we should put our appetizers on the side. No way! so our meal came later, a little dried out and lukewarm.
So, in spite of pleasant people, the rate of $895 per night (plus tax) , was not the luxury we expected and have experienced in other five star properties.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on a charming, residential street on 64th Street between Park and Madison Avenue, Hotel Plaza Athénée is an Upper East Side luxury boutique hotel that has been a home away from home to royalty, world leaders, celebrities, executives and discerning travelers since 1984. Ideally situated in the heart of Manhattan, guests are just minutes from Central Park, Madison Avenue boutiques, galleries and museums. Elegant and refined in every detail, rich in style, Hotel Plaza Athénée offers a grand yet inviting setting where classic French inspired style meets Manhattan's uptown chic. Hand-painted murals, Italian marble, French antiques and luxe furnishings create a gracious haven. Guestrooms and suites have a distinct residential style in character with the genteel neighborhood where it resides. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plaza Athenee New York City