With Carnegie Hall and Central Park within view, and Broadway shows and Fifth Avenue shops nearby, this 16-story hotel is ideally located for enjoying popular New York pasttimes. The 240 spacious guestrooms have a restful, residential feel, with prints of old New York on the walls and pastel floral bedspreads, headboards, and draperies. Most have data ports, dual-line telephones, and air conditioning. The hotel's multilingual, CPR-trained staff provide 24-hour desk and message service, and valet parking, in-room movies, and fax service are available. LaGuardia Airport (LGA): Approximate driving time is 25 minutes and distance is 10 miles. John F. Kennedy Airport: Approximate driving time is 45 minutes and distance is 15 miles.
The intimate lobby/sitting room with dark paneled walls, carved moldings, fireplace, satin-brocade chairs, mirrored ceiling, and gleaming chandeliers sets the mood of this quiet oasis surrounded by the city's best entertainment, shopping, and dining. This is a smallish, older hotel that prides itself on personal attention from a caring, multilingual staff. Gracious, old-fashioned rooms are good-sized, most with two closets and all with data ports, two dual-line telephones, desks, and comfortable armchairs for reading and relaxing. Bathrooms have make-up mirrors and hair dryers. Free Continental breakfast includes fresh rolls, muffins, pastries, coffee, and tea.