The Algonquin

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

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.2

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
4.1
90%
Eating/drinking
4
90%
Leisure facilities
3.3
90%
Service
4.1
90%
Value for money
2.5
90%
Bedrooms
3.6
90%
Public areas
3.7
90%

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.

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.

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.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • History
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • Near Broadway
  • Landmark hotel
  • A bit fuddy duddy
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