The lobby centerpiece: a framed letter from former President Jimmy Carter (a frequent visitor)
Chrysler Building views from the black-and-white roof terrace bar
Weekend brunches with bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys
Frette linens in all guest rooms
What To Know
You can make dinner reservations and airport limo bookings from a touch screen monitor in your room
Though there’s a standard gym on the premises, guests receive complimentary passes to the New York Health and Racquet Club (about a block and a half away), which contains a swimming pool and squash courts
In-room Wi-i is available for an additional cost
Guests are invited to a complimentary sunset cruise on the hotel’s private yacht from May to September
Parking on site
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Stately, Euro-style gem, with spacious suites, velvet window treatments, and marble baths near the United Nations
No single spot better reflects this midtown institution’s eclectic soul than the 3,000-square-foot, Versailles-meets-The Velvet Underground rooftop lounge Upstairs, anchored by a rubbed bronze bar counter and playful Moooi furniture. (Heated wooden floors and a retractable roof ensures year-round access.) The celebrated 1980s-era hotel, which underwent a comprehensive overhaul in 2011, flaunts its ornate, Louis XV-esque accents—Persian rugs and ormolu in the lobby; English countryside and French provincial-themed rooms—with such wild abandon that it’s refreshing in a city of hotels where minimalism usually reigns. That unabashed indulgence is also on full display at the Empire Steak House, a restaurant reminiscent of a 1920s opera house complete with banquettes and crystal chandeliers. The only reminder you’re in present-day NYC is Bistango, the airy, lobby-level trattoria where diners feast on antibiotic-free meats, sustainably sourced seafood, and one of the city’s more extensive gluten-free offerings.
In the Area
With so many dining and drinking options onsite, you won’t have to pick from Midtown East’s meager nightlife options. During the day, however, you’ll find yourself in an enviable zip code: opt for a guided tour of the nearby United Nations (offered seven days a week), or visit the Museum of Modern Art, which is within walking distance, as are Fifth Avenue boutiques and some of the city’s most photogenic churches including St. Patrick’s Cathedral. A more underrated oasis: the 1/3 acre semi-tropical atrium and lily pond inside the Ford Foundation Building (open to the public), only ten minutes away on foot.
The Kimberly Hotel & Suites
145 E 50th St
New York, New York 10022
How to Get There
The closest major airports to The Kimberly Hotel are:New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) - 8.6 km / 5.4 miNewark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 18.8 km / 11.7 miNew York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 20.3 km / 12.6 miThe preferred airport for The Kimberly Hotel is New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.