Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Winner: Best Over-the-top Luxury
- The dazzling public spaces, including The Bar, with its rose-tinted Baccarat chandeliers, a 60-foot natural-wood bar, and vintage art sourced from French antiques markets
- A museum-worthy art collection spanning 250 years with marquee international painters, photographers, and sculptors
- The USA’s first ever La Mer spa
- A covetable location in resurgent Midtown Manhattan across from the Museum of Modern Art
What To Know
- Free use of chauffered vintage CitroënDS’s for trips within 15 blocks of the hotel
- Free WiFi
- The majority of the guestrooms don’t have bathtubs
- After 4 pm, the Petit Salon is reserved for guests only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In a city with its fair share of over-the-top hotels, the Baccarat brand’s first property manages to up the ante, from the jaw-dropping interactive light display made of 1800 Baccarat Harcourt stemware to the old world elegance of the public spaces⎯the Grand Salon, Petite Salon and The Bar designed by Parisian duo Gilles & Boissier. There is beauty at every turn—think shimmering objet d’arts, pleated Jouffre silk walls, coyote fur chairs, and, of course, sparkling crystal chandeliers.
Bed and Bath
If the main floor is all about glimmer and gloss, the spacious guestrooms are a study in restraint with ivory white walls and fabrics, framed smoked mirrors that hide the TVs, crystal sconces, and red lacquer boxes filled with the minibar’s Baccarat glasses. Bathrooms are all white Carrara marble, with glassed-walled showers, oversized showerheads, and exclusive amenities by Parisian perfumer Francis Kurkdjian.
This is the new playground for the world’s super wealthy—European royalty, CEOs, A-list celebs, and high-flying business travelers. They gather for $25 dollar cocktails at the Versailles-inspired The Bar or for dinner at Chevalier, the sophisticated restaurant run by Chef Shea Gallante, which serves on-point French classics. On the lower level, the 1900 square-foot Spa De La Mer from the NY-based luxury skin care company La Mer is the first of its kind in the US, with 4 treatments rooms and a 55-foot-long pool.
In the Area
With the opening of the Baccarat, a newfound energy has returned to Midtown Manhattan. Across the street from the hotel is the renovated Museum of Modern Art, with 150,000 photographs, sculptures, drawings and prints, not to mention a robust film collection. Nearby, there’s the just-opened The Polo Bar by Ralph Lauren and revamped Rainbow Room, with its gorgeous skyline views. For those in need of a city break, the southern border of Central Park is within easy walking distance from the hotel—take a stroll among the grassy knolls, charming bridges and gurgling fountains.
How to Get There
We stayed at The Baccarat hotel two weeks ago for our wedding weekend. This hotel is top notch and definitely a five star! We got the Grand Classic King room and it was marvelous! They have baccarat glassware, the tv is in the mirror, the bathroom was big and has the best rain shower, the room was spacious considering NYC standards.
The service we received was also top notch. From the moment we parked our car, the doormen were already there to help unload our bags and luggage. And mind you, we had tons of stuff that time (welcome/gift bags, wedding dress, tons of bags/clothes, and suitcases -which took us 2.5hrs to load in the car) there were two guys who transported every single one of our items from the car to our room safely, we didn’t catch their names. Guillermo helped us on our way to the room and we did not have to stress on any of it!
During check in, we were greeted with champagne and the front desk receptionist, Melissa, took care of us. We told her it was our wedding the next day and she congratulated us and gave us well wishes. We informed her that we would have a lot of guests and wedding vendors who will be going in/out our room and said it was okay.
On our wedding day, we had a lot of people in our room that morning and we left the room messy from all the getting ready process. After our celebration and before we got back to the hotel, we were already thinking we have so much mess to clean up since we left that morning and almost dreaded going back as we were exhausted after our big event. But when we entered our room, we were so shocked that the room was spotless clean! Big thanks to our housekeeper, Natasha, she did a great job and definitely helped end our night stress free. We ordered room service and they even gave us a complimentary bottle of champagne and a small cake with hand written note.
A few days before our stay, we called to request for coffee machine and they have a Nespresso machine with tons of pods waiting for us in the room. They are very accommodating in every way possible it seems, all you really have to do is ask. We requested different things and brought it to our room: iron and board, a bar chair, plates, more Nespresso pods, they even gave handmade chocolate chip cookies for our son.
Our whole stay was amazing from check in to check out, and everything in between! We are so glad we chose to stay in The Baccarat hotel on our wedding weekend; we are looking forward to our next stay!
Hotel is in a great location close to 5th Ave, Central Park and across the MOMA. Room was elegantly appointed and offered great views. Service is wonderful and the concierge was very helpful and prepared. Even when you are not staying here make sure to have a drink at the gorgeous bar!
This is probably one of the best hotels I've stayed in, ever. From remembering that you've stayed before to having your room exactly how you've requested. Knowing the company I work for, having that station playing on the television as I walk into the room is always a nice touch. Thank you. Can't wait to visit again.
there are not enough words to describe how truly amazing this property is from the door man all the way to the top just pure pleasantness pure happiness pure great attitude the staff are so friendly and eager to help in whatever way possible shout out to BRUNO at the front desk who was such a pleasure to meet he was so super special this was definitely an experience ill never forget and cant wait to go again just wow mesmerized wow ty ty ty so much Baccarat it was absolute greatness!!!!!!!!
Once again, couldn’t be better. Continues to be the most perfect experience from the minute I arrive to the minute I leave. The room is spectacular. The staff is helpful, cordial - perfect. And it’s all so quiet. Like it’s my own private residence. I’ll just pretend it is. As often as possible.