The Algonquin

59 West 44th Street, New York City, New York, United States, 10036

Price from: £101

Exterior of The Algonquin/Photo Credit:  http://www.algonquinhotel.com

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#35 of 80
expert-rated hotels in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Location:
4.1
4.1
Bedrooms:
3.6
3.6
Eating/drinking:
4
4.0
Public areas:
3.7
3.7
Leisure facilities:
3.3
3.3
Service:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
2.5
2.5
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Design and architecture, History

Expert review of The Algonquin

A literary landmark in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.

The oldest hotel still operating in New York City. Once home to Dorothy Parker's vicious circle, The Algonquin has been named in the National Trust Historic Hotels of America. A $4.5 million renovation in 2008 refurbished the hotel lobby and rooms and it's still a hangout for New York's literary elite.

Location: 

Perfectly positioned on 44th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Broadway theaters are only two blocks away. 

Bedrooms: 

The hotel has 174 carpeted rooms and suites in a contemporary color palette. New custom beds with comfortable pillow top mattresses were incorporated during the 2008 renovation, offering a more relaxing retreat. Blue sunbursts hang above the bed and shades in bright orange and red cover small windows. Themed suites are available for literary lovers such as the Vanity Fair Suite, Playbill Suite and Dorothy Parker Suite.

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Public areas: 

The hotel lobby was upgraded in 2008 but still retains its understated elegance. Recessed and pendant lighting illuminate the legendary space. You can relax on the hunter green or midnight blue couches. 

Eating and drinking: 

The Oak Room has been a popular watering hole for generations and has featured a number of high profile performers including Harry Connick Junior and Diana Krall. The Round Table Room restaurant serves American cuisine and the Blue Bar and Lobby also serve cocktails throughout the day, should you want a more low-key time. 

Leisure facilities: 

Guests can use the hotel's fitness center throughout the day. 

Service: 

Service is more formal than at other hotels, due in part to the hotel's historic status. Don't worry, it's still friendly.

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Who stays there: 

Business travelers, Europeans and anyone interested in New York's literary history.

Price advice: 

Sundays are always cheapest. Look for deals in January and February too.

Pros: 
Landmark hotel
Near Broadway
Cons: 
A bit fuddy duddy

More information on The Algonquin:

Price from:
£101
Type:
Hotel
Address:
59 West 44th Street, New York City, New York, United States, 10036
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
Midtown West

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