Archer Hotel New York
What We Love
- Empire State Building views from many of the guest rooms
- David Burke’s creative American fare at fabrick restaurant
- Cocktails with knockout city views at rooftop bar Spyglass
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- The restaurant and streetside bar attract a lively after-work crowd
- Pets are permitted at an additional cost; there is a weight limit of 15 pounds
- Guestrooms are on the small side, but have lots of style
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The 180-room Archer hotel is right at home in Manhattan’s increasingly hip Garment District neighborhood. The 22-story property sits in the shadow of the Empire State Building, with interiors styled after the dapper city digs of “Archer”—an all-seeing characterization of the hotel’s Man Friday–esque service and exacting style. Think exposed brick, classic NYC imagery, mismatched leather furniture in poppy colors, statement chandeliers and a bold, modern art collection. The hotel squeezes 180 guest rooms into its skinny footprint, so expect small spaces with big style. Sliding doors, mirrored surfaces, and custom cabinets maximize the (mostly) under-200-square-foot rooms, while soft cotton linens and thoughtful turndown treats ensure a good night’s sleep. Bathrooms are stunners in mahogany, white and chrome, with subway tiles from floor to ceiling, walk-in showers with Malin + Goetz products and Frette towels and robes.The dead-on views of the Empire State Building through floor-to-ceiling windows in some rooms don’t hurt. With a lobby lounge that spills onto the street, a celeb chef–helmed restaurant, and an insta-hit rooftop bar, Archer designed its public spaces with the Garment District’s increasingly young, hip locals in mind. Ask the concierge to book you a table at David Burke’s fabrick restaurant and feast on creative American fare, including the must-try avocado panna cotta appetizer and the pork shoulder with basil ricotta or the “Angry” lobster Bolognese. Round out the night at Spyglass, the hotel’s 22nd-floor indoor/outdoor bar, where you can sip an expertly crafted Empire State cocktail in the shadow of the Art Deco icon itself.
In the Area
Walk two blocks north to join the year-round crowds of tourists and locals making the most of leafy Bryant Park. During the summer months, claim your patch of grass early for the popular outdoor movie series, sign up online for morning yoga classes, catch a Shakespeare play, take a bird-watching tour and much more. First timers are within easy reach of the classic Manhattan sights, including the New York Public Library, Grand Central Terminal, Times Square and the Empire State Building. On the dining front, head downtown to the burgeoning NoMad neighborhood for top eats at Ace Hotel’s John Dory Oyster Bar and the Breslin, or at barbecue favorite Maysville. Keep going south on Fifth Avenue and look for fashionable finds at Club Monaco, Madewell, J.Crew and Comptoir de Cotonniers, homewares at Marimekko and all things Italiano at Mario Batali’s Eataly.
How to Get There
Stayed 3 nights at the Archer - rooms are well laid out, stylish and very clean. Service for the rooms (daily cleaning/turn-down etc.) is exceptional and they provide a lot of extra touches that go a long way. Happy Hour in the bar/lounge on the first floor is a great deal - with nice bar snacks/drinks.
Bed was not firm enough
Walking distance from every major sites in New York
Charlie Palmer restaurant was great....very nice wine list
Rooftop bar was amazing...great view of the Empire State
Although the sweet treats left in my room every night and the panoramic views from the rooftop bar might be the best parts of this hotel, it’s truly the staff that make you feel at home. They go out of their way to make sure your stay is perfect.
The location is perfect for any NYC itinerary. Situated in midtown, it’s close to major subway stations, great shopping in all directions, and a few blocks to Times Square and the theatre.
I highly recommend this hotel.
I stay at the Archer monthly for work. The staff is incredible! Everyone calls me by name. The location is perfect! The staff goes above and beyond to accommodate you. My past several stays I have requested an early check in time and they have made sure to have my room ready every single time. One trip I needed a private area that wasn't a bathroom and they of course made sure I was well taken care of. The rooftop bar is amazing, definitely one of the best rooftop bars in the City, do not miss it! Turn down service is great, they even leave treats in your room. Bed is comfortable, linens are very nice and toiletries are amazing. I can't say enough good things about the Archer!
I very rarely take the time to rate anything, but in this case I will make an exception. The hotel and staff is far beyond a rating of 5. They were instrumental is making our 1st trip to New York an incredible experience and I thank them. I can't wait to return to the city and will most definitely be staying at The Archer Hotel.