Not too far from the Empire State Building; it's so close you could almost touch it.
The hotel's 177 rooms come in four categories: superior, deluxe, executive and premier. All rooms were designed by Lisa Knight and incorporate vintage photos from the Condé Nast archives. Knight used mahogany and walnut and mixed textile patterns to create a comfortable enclave. Superior rooms are fairly "bare bones" as far as the aesthetic goes but do have 100 per cent Egyptian cotton sheets. Deluxe rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows. Executive rooms have beautiful purple printed ottomans as well as sofas and/or sofabeds. Premier rooms are quite spacious, with views of the Empire State Building, balconies and a separate seating area. Bathrooms have marble countertops and Fragonard bath amenities.
The two-level lobby is inviting with dark columns, yellow walls and purple couches flanked by fashion photography. A curving staircase connects the two levels.
Eating and drinking
The Strand is an American bistro that opened in September of 2010. A complimentary European buffet breakfast is served daily. And the rooftop, glass-enclosed Rooftop Bar at the Strand showcases comfortable daybeds and banquettes and the most amazing views of the Empire State Building. I felt that I could reach out and touch it.
A 24-hour fitness center is available. They also provide massages.
It's friendly it a little off at times.
Who stays there
Couples and singles.
The hotel runs specials throughout the year but January is always the best.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Great views / scenery
Pros & Cons
- Rooftop bar
- Great views
- Service is spotty
- Basic rooms contain the bare bones