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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 didnt stay at this hotel , we only went there for champagne and pastry during an afternoon. Had a great blanc de Blanc Ruinart champagne served in beautiful Baccarat glasses , the rhum baba was absolutely great , everything was perfect .
Unfortunately we started with an unfavorable first impression as we arrived at the hotel about 1:30pm and were not able to check in until after 3:30pm - though we were continually told by the front desk "it will just be a few more minutes." Our room was very nice - though rather small for a suite; and a large leather couch was impossible to sit on without sliding off. No coffeemaker, and the small refrigerator had very little room to hold anything but their stocked beverages. But we loved the bed and the very quiet, restful sleep. Everything was exceptionally clean, and the staff - housekeeping, restaurant, concierge, front door persons - all were exceptionally helpful and extremely nice. Also loved the decor in the restaurant and lounges, and the beautiful glasses in the room; and the restaurant and lounge area were serene and beautiful. The spa is lovely, and my husband enjoyed his massage very much. Excellent location in mid-town, directly across from MOMA. Easy walk to shops, restaurants, Central Park, Rockefeller Center.
My wife and I are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year and took a long weekend trip to NYC April 18-21. Although we were unfamiliar with the Baccarat, it's reviews and website looked good so we booked the "stay 3 nights and get the 4th night free." The simple summary is that it is a great hotel and we had a fabulous stay. We arrived about the standard check-in time and were told it would be a couple minutes to ensure our room was ready. We were offered a glass of champagne which we enjoyed in a small salon adjacent to check-in. Our room, a Grand Classic King, was on the 5th floor looking directly across 53rd at the entrance to the Museum of Modern Art . Melissa, who checked us in, escorted us to our room and described all of the controls and amenities in the room. The rooms have a classic, clean look. There is a huge "mirror" across from the foot of the bed this is actually the TV (essentially a one-way mirror). All of the people we encountered--Melissa, Pierre in Concierge, the door men, and other staff--were very polite and attentive. The bed was so comfortable that we slept in several mornings and found it difficult to leave the bed!
In addition to being a beautiful hotel with impeccable service, the location is excellent. We had tickets to two Broadway shows, the Met Opera, and wanted to visit the 9/11 Memorial. Although we took Uber a couple times, the theater district theaters were in walking distance. The Met is a bit further but could also be walked. The E train has a stop "next door" at 53rd and 5th Ave which goes directly to the 9/11 Memorial station. Excellent restaurants are within blocks and we also enjoyed Easter Sunday Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral again just a couple blocks away on 5th Ave.
This is a 5 star hotel and commands a luxury hotel price, but it is well worth it!
This hotel defines luxury , can not be decribed, only experienced!! 4th time staying here and definitely not the last!! The rooms are works of art in every way!! The staff impeccable ! Can not speak highly enough of this place . It is a must if you are in NYC!! you will be wowed on a whole new level.
The Baccarat hotel is New York is quite extraordinary. Everything about it is excellent, from the rooms to the dining experience or the service. For instance, the bar is like a dream, offering you the possibility of enjoying your drink from a real Baccarat glass in the best ambience. And unlike other places that aspire to be half as cool, The Baccarat is welcoming and truly cares about everyone that walks in. With 0% attitude and 100% hospitality, it is truly magnificent!