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
Convenient location. Very dark rooms with almost no lighting. Too cool for school. Large shower with horrible controls. Now shower door so water sprayed everywhere. Service was mediocre at best. Poor value.
This was our fourth time at the Andaz 5th Avenue over MLK weekend. We were in NYC for a Broadway play and what's nice about this hotel and location is that you are walking distance to Times Square but not IN Times Square.
The hotel is chic and well appointed what to be expected from a Andaz. What sets this apart if the service. We got there around 11:30 on a Saturday and they were able to check us into a room. The rooms are nice, only complaint is that open cube/closet isn't the most practical. I would to have some coat hook, coat rack etc.
The bathroom is beautiful as are the ammenties.
What really set this apart though was the service. My partner left a necklace I gave him in the room and housekeeping the next day reached out and arranged for it to be shipped to our house. Its a small necklace and it could have easily been overlooked. The attention to detail, follow through and customer service we experienced including them Fedexing to us was exceptional.
This hotel is a great choice for Mid-Town.
I stayed here for a business conference. I was very pleased with the property and the experience. My room was on the top floor with a balcony. It was BEAUTIFUL! We had prepared meals each day which were delicious. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
We stayed in the Andaz 5th Avenue for a week, and because we are a family with two (grown up) children, we booked a two bedroom suite. They are hard to get in NYC so we were happy the Andaz have them.
We were delighted to see the suite had huge windows, and an amazing view: right to 5th Avenue and the Library. It was really beautiful!
The only minor thing was the lobby: we found it rather chaotic, and the service was mediocre. But once more: our suite and the view was fantastic!
Staying here three nights (Feb 1-4). Just ho-hum.
The "wine hour" in the lobby isn't there unless you track down the front desk staff, who will go unlock the hidden stash and pour a cup. The problem is that she's so busy with checkins you have to bother her to go beg for it. Disappointing as I've been happy to buy wine and drinks at brunch but can't get a glass at the happy hour which is supposed to be an Andaz signature trait.
No upgrade for globalist on a three night stay (with a very late check in the first night), though I see one guy who is ticked off by the long wait for check in right now (7:20pm) is upgraded to a suite for his one night stay, so that's good.
Not trying to be negative. On the plus side the room is clean and as others have said room reasonable size. Staff have been friendly. But this place doesn't have a "cool" Andaz vibe in my opinion. If I change my overall view after I check out I'll update this.