Morgans

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Address: 237 Madison Ave, , New York City, 10016, United States

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.5

One of the city's trailblazers, now a hidden gem.

When I stayed at the Morgans in the 1990s Phillipe Starck had done the interiors and it was one of the sexiest and most stylish places I had ever stayed in. Then followed a period when it fell off the radar and other spots raised the design ante. Now I am happy to report that it's back, a chic understated choice that's really benefitted from a revamp by Andree Putman and some of the best service in the city.

Location
4.1
90%
Eating/drinking
4
90%
Leisure facilities
4
90%
Service
4.8
90%
Value for money
4.4
90%
Bedrooms
4.5
90%
Public areas
4.2
90%

Location

On Madison Avenue close to the Morgan Library (a must see with a new extension by architect Renzo Piano) plus close to the New York Public Library and Bryant Park. This isn't my favorite neighborhood in the city usually but I actually really like this leafy pretty block.

Bedrooms

Rooms look fresh and updated after a full renovation by design impresario Andre Putmann. The color palate is simple but pleasing in white and pale gray made warm by fresh flowers and throw blankets and pretty window seats. And the beds are really outstanding. Another plus? The staff is very open to upgrades when there is availability.

Public areas

The lobby is quite small but there is a very nice lounge sitting area on the 4th floor with free WiFi, magazines, two flatscreens and plush sofas to sit and relax. 

Eating and drinking

Asia de Cuba used to be a city hotspot when it opened - Leo diCaprio used to pal around here with his nightlife gang in the 90s - but it's lost its edge a bit. Nonetheless they serve a very good breakfast here now.

Leisure facilities

Small but good gym with machines by Cybex and nice meeting room that doesn't feel corporate. 

Service

Outstanding. I am really impressed at how they have made the service here some of the best in the city.

Who stays there

Stylish couples, discreet businessmen, insiders.

Amenities

Recommended for

Pros & Cons

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