Royalton

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Address: 44 W 44th St, , New York City, 10036, United States

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.3

Still one of the best boutique options in town.

When it opened back in 1988, the hotel ushered in a new era of City hotels - sexy, hip and almost unbearably stylish. But by 2005, the very things that had made the property such a magnet was working against it, a case of now dated style over substance and a staff that was far from welcoming. Now after another design revamp, the installation of a great new GM who makes the place much more inviting, and better room rates that reflect the new recession economy, the Royalton is definitely worth another look.

Location
4
90%
Eating/drinking
3.9
90%
Leisure facilities
3.8
90%
Service
4.1
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
3.9
90%
Public areas
4.2
90%

Location

On 44th Street, a block with nice restaurants and not as hectic as 42nd Street but still close to Times Square, Bryant Park, and the theater district.

Bedrooms

Clean, compact and stylish units in a palette of whites and creams (with touches of taupe and beige). The staff are generous with upgrades.

Public areas

One of the city's most happening lobby scenes, connected to Bar 44, with locals and out of towners convening for a cocktail. Lots of sofas to sit on but there is always a wait for one of the better spots. Luckily hotel guests get priority and I love the fireplaces during the winter season.

Eating and drinking

Unfortunately I think that the restaurant isn’t up to snuff; it was one of the old parts of the property that actually functioned well but now the over designed, almost nautical feel makes it feel like an oversight instead of a real attraction.

Leisure facilities

A small but perfectly good gym.  

Service

The staff have gone from too cool for school types to ones who are thoughtful like making sure that guests get first dibs on tables and sweet new receptionists who make checking in and out a pleasure.

Who stays there

Stylish media types and businessmen who want a trendy vibe. Also Brit tourists who have made the Royalton a favorite.

Amenities

Recommended for

Pros & Cons

  • Style
  • Location
  • Lobby more a nightclub
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