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
We stayed at this hotel for five nights. Service, location and staff are all great. Rooms are small but the beds and pillows are super comfortable. Loved the little details, from the complementary water bottles to the biscuits/sweets at night time
Great choice of hotel to spend 5 nights in, and the rooftop bar with stunning views of the Empire State Building was superb. Really friendly and helpful staff. The hotel is centrally situated and a must to stay in when visiting New York...
What a great experience. I was worried because of reading previous reviews that the double rooms were very small, however they really aren't. Three women in the same room worked. This is a fabulous hotel and I highly recommend. Close to everything. We would definitely come back.
I stay in a lot of hotels but don’t always take time to write a review. I had to for Archer because I really think at its price-point, a lot of fellow discerning travelers would be pleased with it for a short stay in NYC. I chose it for the location, the glowing TripAdvisor reviews, and the Empire State Building view.
First, let me just gush about the staff. They are ALL incredible, especially Jacob. Friendly, courteous, helpful, always smiling—they are one of the gems on offer. As for the accommodations: spring for an Empire view room on a high floor if you can. The view is marvelous. On my past several trips to New York, I’ve lodged at various notable 5-star hotels. While the ambiance at Archer isn’t as lavish as these establishments, their service is on par, if not superior, to a few of them. Although not as large as my usual pick for an NYC hotel, Archer’s rooms are designed very well and make the best use of the intimate space. I was also keen on the tasteful design. I stayed in a double with a friend and we were quite fine navigating the space to get dressed, apply makeup, iron etc. The view from our 22nd floor room was quintessential NYC and drinks at the rooftop Spyglass were simply fabulous, or as my friend’s cousin exclaimed when he met us for drinks up there, “This view is juicy!” The location of Archer is perfect—easily walkable to numerous attractions and there is a CVS at the corner of 38th and 5th.
My only issue: there was no bellman out front to assist me with my luggage when I arrived. But it was no biggie, as my bags were carryon and manageable. I was just surprised there was no doorman or bellman right out front.
All this said, as much as I love some of the 5-Star hotels in Manhattan, I have now added Archer to my rotation. I will definitely stay there again on one of my future visits!
Just returned from NY weekend. Our stay at the Archer was perfect. It is a gem of a hotel in the heart of a busy city. Centrally located but tucked away from the hustle of the streets. It is within walking distance of many of the main sightseeing spots. The room was comfortable, clean and quiet. The rooftop lounge was a perfect spot to relax after a long day of touring the city. The trip was a birthday celebration and the champagne and card that was in the room upon our arrival was a very thoughtful gesture. The hotel's greatest asset is the staff. Everyone was welcoming, friendly, helpful and professional. We would definitely recommend The Archer and would most definitely stay there again in future.