6 Columbus – a SIXTY Hotel
What We Love
- Location on Columbus Circle, near marquee attractions and numerous subway lines?
- Private terraces and plenty of space in Studio King Rooms
- An intimate rooftop bar that’s open year-round
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What To Know
- The hotel's lively scene is better for singles and couples
- WiFi costs $15 a day
- There’s no on-site fitness center, but Central Park's running trails are a stone's throw away, and guests can use the swanky nearby Equinox gym for $50
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Just off Columbus Circle, 6 Columbus, A SIXTY Hotel borrows heavily from mod ’60s design, bringing some downtown style to Manhattan’s usually reserved West Side. The small but toasty-warm lobby, with its leather banquettes and artwork by photographer Guy Bourdin (of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar fame), sets the tone for the entire property. Cowhide-covered walls and shag carpets lend a quirky please-touch vibe, and the model-worthy staff sports uniforms by Rag & Bone.
Bed & Bath
The guestrooms check all of the Midcentury Modern boxes, with colorblock desks, Saarinen-style side tables and chrome and lucite floor lamps. The light palette of white, slate and baby blue make the cozy guestrooms feel open and airy. Cobalt-tiled bathrooms with glam illuminated mirrors feel indulgent thanks to fluffy Frette robes and Ren body products. Upgrade to a Studio King for a terrace with views of Columbus Circle.
The excellent Blue Ribbon sushi is a buzzy neighborhood favorite, but it’s the indoor/outdoor, year-round Above 6 bar that is the hotel’s undiscovered gem. Kick back with a scotch on the rocks (there are more than a dozen to choose from) as the glittering skyline spreads out around you, and you’ll feel like a ’60s-era Mad Man in no time.
How to Get There
6 Columbus, Central Park was a great place to set up camp while we explored NYC. The best part about this property is its location. It was also clean and reasonably priced. Also, there is a great sushi bar in the lobby. The staff was very welcoming and helpful and we felt safe while we were there.
my stay here was very good. I had a nice sized room very close to where I needed to be. The restaurant is excellent. The room itself was well arranged. I like the neighborhood also, I was close to good places for breakfast.
I had booked a room at the Hudson New York on the same block, but it was inhabitable. Fortunately, the Six had rooms available and set me up with a nice one on the 4th floor. Whew. The staff was great... this had turned out to be a kinda rough trip (the airline lost my suitcase in addition to my original hotel being awful). But they took care of me. Definitely felt homey and comfortable. The large picture windows facing the Time Warner Center and the park are a plus, there was a microwave in my room (no coffee machine, but there's a Starbucks next door to the lobby) and the location couldn't be better. Because I didn't have my suitcase for 4 days of the trip :( I had to buy necessities every day, but literally everything I needed was within a block. Small gripes are: the bathroom mirror is too high, the armoire door was broken, and there are no drawers. Most importantly, this hotel saved my trip. I will definitely stay here again.
My husband and I had a trip to NYC for the dates of June 10th to June 14th (part business for him & pleasure for me - our 20th wedding anniversary is on 6-12). He had certain hotels that were allowed per his company and 6th Columbus was one on the list. We have stayed in NYC 7 different times but had never stayed at this hotel & were excited to try it out.
The hotel sounded & looked great online. A major selling point was the rooftop bar. However when we arrived on Monday it was pouring down rain - my husband & I were trying to get the suitcases out of the cab but the doorman just stared at us. We took the suitcases & proceeded to walk up the stairs as fast as possible to keep from getting soaked and neither doorman (there were 2) offered to help.
We got to the check in counter where the desk clerk seemed too busy to even recognize we were standing there. While I stayed near the couches I noticed another man (I am guessing another doorman although it wasn't clear what his role was) just staring at me. The other 2 doormen were also looking at us which made me very uncomfortable as if we had stumbled into some kind of secret but were not in on the surpise - awkward to say the least. *this happened all 3 times we were at the desk (initial arrival, check-in, & when we left)* I am not sure what is wrong with those guys but as a woman who was going to be alone while my husband was at a conference during the day I DID NOT feel comfortable AT ALL!!!!!
The desk clerk told us the room would be ready in an hour so we checked our bags & walked to have lunch. Once we arrived close to 1:30pm we were told that the computers were down so we could not get any keys to the room. The desk clerk also informed us he had no way to upgrade us to any other room even though it was our anniversary (FYI - the new hotel we moved to gave us the BIGGEST suite they had & made a point of doing everything they could to ensure a wonderful stay)
A man named Louis ushered us to the room & I must say he seemed nice.
When we walked in the room I nearly lost it. I am not easily upset & in fact am very laid back however this room was INCREDIBLY dark, dated, small, and only had 2 very small windows that overlooked another building. I immediately started having clausterphobia. I told my husband we needed to get out ASAP.
He got on his computer immediately to try & find another hotel. *FYI: the Wi-Fi was awful in the room!
When we went downstairs to check out we spoke to Nicole. We explained our issues with the hotel although I did not voice my concern with the men that made me uncomfortable because they were STARING at us! UGH! I wanted out of that place as soon as possible - it was awful. Nicole was nice enough & honestly we hope they can take some of these suggestions & make this a better experience for future guests.
HOTEL OVERVIEW: lobby is very small and dark. The desk clerk was not friendly and seemed preoccupied. The hallways are a DARK blue with dark grey carpet. The room was a dark brown and blue combination. The halls are narrow with only a one person capacity. The elevators are SMALL & we had to share them with the employees (no service elevator) - there were 2 employees in the elevators with dirty towels and sheets as we were leaving which isnt a huge deal but is kinda of gross.
Suggestions: If this were my hotel I would give it a total remodel and place white walls with white tile and light grey sofas in the lobby with accent pillows in shades of blue to brighten the place up. The halls need to be some softer shaded of light grey or light blue to reflect light and brighten the place up. The rooms also need to be brightened up - paint the wood pieces a white color and replace the dark carpet with something lighter. The bathroom décor was fine and I loved the dark blue tile. But honestly this hotel needs some work.
I booked this hotel due to the close proximity to business meetings I had in the city. Though the location was convenient, the hotel itself was unacceptable on almost all aspects. The one star is for the accuracy of photos. The lack of any other stars is due to the misleading nature of the photos.
Greeting: During a pouring rain, the front lobby staff opened the door but did not offer to help me or my companion with our luggage (up the wet steps). They did give us uncomfortable looks as they sized us up. I did not at all feel safe. The looks were whether we were worth stealing from or worse, assaulting.
Check In: The staff was ok, but gave us a glance as though they were extremely busy, though no other person was checking in. Had they said they are wrapping up something and will just be a moment, I could understand the delay and cold shoulder. No apology, no thanks for our visit. No hospitality.
Lobby: The area was dark and uninviting for a hotel. It would be great for a nightclub or perhaps an hourly hotel for one night stands, but not for a family or business trip.
Elevator: The two of us and our luggage barely fit in the elevator with our luggage.
Room: I could step from door to bed, it was that close to the door. The walls were paper thin. I could hear ever conversation of every person in the hall. I could hear every step and every door opening / closing. And, anything said or sound made in the room could be heard from the hallway. Again, if using the room for hourly purposes or a one night stand, it could do. But I'd never recommend this place for a family or business trip, you'd get no rest with the hallway noise and wouldn't feel comfortable having all your conversations heard by others.
Value: This is a relatively expensive place to stay given the above. There are so many local and national options to this place.
If this were the last room available in the city, I'd probably suggest going to a shelter - you'd feel more safe and not be surprised by the size and lack of privacy.