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
This hotel was nothing short of amazing - from the ambiance, service/staff and room - everything was top notch! The restaurant food is a bit pricey as well as the bar, but the food/drinks and service were all well worth it. Would stay here again and highly recommend this amazing hotel!
We had breakfast here and enjoyed it a lot. Beautiful interior, very classic and quiet. Food is good and service is top notch. Riccota and lemon panecaces are not in the menue but you must ask for it. Place is across the street from MOMA museum and it is a great idea to go there.
This was my second stay at the Baccarat in NYC. I live in London and travel to NYC frequently for leisure and business and have done so in the past 20 years. Stayed in many different hotels, from edgy/trendy to the big classicss.
But since i decided to try the Baccarat for the first time in Oct 2017, i will not choose another hotel for the forseable future.
Everything about the hotel works brilliantly, location, check-in experience, overal beautiful design, the room, the lounge the bar, the gym, pool etc. But the one most important thing to point out i think is the service. The magic of perfect service in my mind is what you also experience in 3 star Michelin restaurant, it needs to be there all the time without “being there” and the Baccarat has 100% undertood that. It needs to be competent, available, efficient and nothing is ever a problem.
In spite of not being a small hotel, meaning they handle a lot of guest, i really felt a high level of personalisation and therefore made both my stays very special.
I dont have anything negative to say, one may argue that they should have a proper restaurant, but given the vast amount of choices in NY, it doesn’t bother me. The lounge has plenty of great casual food options, great wine selection, all served impeccably by competent, friendly and well trained staff!
So for anyone looking for a refined, peaceful, luxurious stay in NYC, it has to be the Baccarat! I dont think any other hotel in NYC comes close.
The hotel is ideally located for anyone touring MoMA (directly across the street). Once you step through dark, encapsulated ground floor entrance, the rest of the hotel opens up to you in layers. The lobby, salon, dining room, and bar are each a bit more open and cozy than the last, and the rooms have a sense of understated opulence (think pure luxury without the baroque touches so often accompanying properties of this caliber). A well-though-out design and private placement of suites and spa enhances the other-worldly feel of the Baccarat. You are transported from the loud and lively streets of New York to a discreet and calm oasis where service is out of sight but never out of touch.
I just popped in with a friend for an espresso and it turned out to be the most exquisite moment - the espresso was served in a handcut beautiful little sherry-style glass on a platter with a golden spoon and a minute red velvet ‘financier’ pâtisserie - the surroundings that make the espresso so unforgettable are truly from a world that hardly exists anymore - totally out if this world - from the angelic crystal chimes that greet you to the magnificent wall constituted entirely out of crystal wine glasses to the fabulous interiors everything in this hotel is literally out of this world