Andaz 5th Avenue – a concept by Hyatt
What We Love
- Free WiFi, local calls and nonalcoholic minibar items
- Marble bathrooms with benches in the oversize showers
- Attentive, personalized service, including check-in over a drink in the lobby lounge
- Free wine hour from 6-8 pm daily
What To Know
- The property is steps away from Bryant Park
- 24-hour fitness center and room service
- Valet parking is $69 to $80 per day
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Tony Chi converted the 1916 Rogers Peet Building (former Tommy Hilfiger offices) into a serenely stylish hideaway in the heart of Midtown. Like all hip city dwellers, the Andaz is effortlessly cool, all clean lines, lacquer and chrome. In lieu of a traditional front desk, you sit in the lounge on a leather settee sipping a drink while the staff fills in your details on an iPad. On the walls you’ll find a mix of pieces, from murals by local high school students to a stunning 14-foot vermilion acrylic piece by Carlos Capelán.
Bed & Bath
The 184 rooms feel loftlike and minimalist, with 12-foot ceilings, clean lines and a monochromatic palette of midnight, diamond-white and beige. But they’re not at all cold, thanks to rich textures like nubby linen, velvet and leather, and perks like free WiFi and minibars. Towering windows overlook the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue and an inner courtyard — all with double-paned glass, to ensure a good night’s sleep. Spa-like marble bathrooms pamper with Bigelow products and benches in the oversize showers.
A steady crowd of media and fashion types take meetings and sip cocktails in the glass-walled lounge and event spaces, or share tapas at the sexy subterranean bar. At the Shop restaurant, chefs go to town in the open kitchen, cooking up seasonal comfort fare with ingredients from local purveyors and regional farms. There’s a small retail section that’s great for finding unique souvenirs, like locally-made soaps and jams, or on-the-go breakfasts and picnic provisions. Thankfully, the gym stays open 24 hours, in case you want to work off all that indulgence.
In the Area
Directly across the street from the hotel are the stunning hallowed halls of the New York Public Library and, behind that, Bryant Park. In the summer you’ll find free movie nights, public ping-pong tables and picnic spots galore; in the winter, a skating rink and a popular holiday market. You’re also a five-minute walk from Grand Central Terminal, which features the Mad Men–style cocktail lounge the Campbell Apartment and the old New York glamour of the Grand Central Oyster Bar. Window-shop as you stroll up Fifth Avenue to Top of the Rock, the panoramic observation deck at Rockefeller Center, which has killer 360-degree views of Manhattan.
How to Get There
We had a fabulous room at the Andaz-5th Avenue for our stay in New York City. We had a Loft Suite that had lots of room and provided a great base to explore the city. The staff was friendly and attentive to our needs and requests. We will definitely stay at the Andaz when we come back to NYC!
It was very impressive since we had visited it and we had found every features we had needed therefore there is a excellent food serve and unbelievable respect from restaurant workers I had got very impressed that I had never got
The only word I can think of to describe this hotel is “meh”. With all the lovely hotels in this price range, a person can do much better.
The main plus of this hotel is its incredible location across 5th Ave from the public library. It is very convenient to everything. But that does not outweigh its negatives, in my mind.
Negatives: First impression. There is no lobby per se. I walked in (and there is no doorman) to find a guy at a large square counter on which there are several computers. It’s dark and unwelcoming. The young man working there was delightful and very helpful. There are drinks set out in a small lounge off this area which is nice.
The room. If you enjoy staying in a gray/Black/white box, this place is for you. There is not one bit of color. It looked like a contemporary cell. The bed is on a platform and at most 18 inches off the ground. Getting in and out of it was a chore. The desk is oddly low too. I’m 5’ tall and it came up to my hip. Weird. The closet is a glass box. Entirely see through. Don’t even think about trying to hide your mess. I don’t think there was a drawer in the room, either. There was a lovely big window but it brought in no light. The bathroom was lovely and the shower divine, but it too is black and dark. Awesome amenities, though.
The bed was probably the most uncomfortable hotel bed I’ve ever experienced. It was a rock, and I love a firm mattress. The pillows were lumpy and bad. For a hotel of this caliber, they were unacceptable.
I used a pile of Hyatt points for this stay as a treat to myself, and i felt like they were wasted. I’m very thankful I didn’t drop $400! I’m fortunate that I travel frequently for work, and i often stay in hotels of this level, and I generally like I interesting, optique hotels, but I will not be trying another Andaz.
This was my first time staying at an Andaz, and I must say it did not disappoint. The staff at this location is incredible - very friendly and accommodating. Not only is the hotel beautiful, but it’s location is perfect for a week or weekend in New York, as it central to everything in the city and just a short walk from the subway/Grand Central Station. Highlights for me at this location was the staff, gorgeous and comfortable room, wine hour and as mentioned location of property. Oh the chocolate bars in the room are a plus as well!
Overnight stay; the bathrooms are great and the beds are comfortable. Location is perfect right across the street from the NY Public Library, Staff was pleasant and attentive. We're looking forward to our next visit.