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
First time visit to the hotel. We were greeted warmly by doorman who helped us with our baggage and quick check in. Nice to have room available earlier than official check in time. The room prices are high, and the room was well appointed though a little small for the price- tv behind the mirror, nice easy light controls, bathroom with walk in shower and rain shower head. I prefer a shower with a door to stay warmer but it was still nice. I liked the shampoo products which are branded Baccarat. You are reminded you are at a Baccarat Hotel as all the glass from the bathroom to the bar is Baccarat. The salon are is gorgeous and did have a nice expensive glass of Champagne but it was good! The bar are is not that large and does not allow standing at the bar, seating only- so if that's the case the bar should be for hotel guests only- my only real complaint. The spa was booked so didn't get to try it out- I was told its not that large. The staff were all friendly,, the rooms were turned down at night, and overall a great experience. We left in the morning to our car with another friendly bellman saying to come back again.
It’s been almost a year since the last time I stayed here. The only thing that has changed is that I’m a year older. From the minute I pulled up in front and was greeted by name till I checked out 4 days later it is by far the best hotel and has the best staff in town.
Spa, indoor pool, gym, lounge, bar and the suite I stayed in were perfect.
With a little turnover in staff I wasn’t sure if I would have the same experience as in the past. It wasn’t,
It was BETTER!!
If you can handle the rates I strongly recommend staying there.
Thank you to the team for a wonderful stay - here on business for a few days. The team throughout the hotel is courteous, efficient and diligent- from the doormen, to the reception team as well as the breakfast friendly and fun staff. Congratulations, this is now my new favourite hotel in NYC!
One of my favorite place in NYC but the rule that says that the laptops are forbidden past 04.00pm in the lounge area is the most stupid rule I ever heard ! In a city like NYC, where jobs, success and money are a way of life and in a place like the Baccarat hotel where a glass of champagne cost around 60$ you should allow tools that let people work and so earn money they gonna spend on your fancy cocktails !!
The Hotel is Amazing. The place is absolutely Beautiful. The Lobby floor is Stunning with the most amazing Roses and Crystal. Lots of action in the lobby and Bar areas. The Staff is 5 Star attentive to the guests. The rooms are beautiful and laid out perfectly. Our bathtub was awesome. All of the staff we dealt with was so nice and very helpful. Baccarat makes fine crystal and it is found throughout the hotel. The Hotel is a crystal gem in every way!