What We Love
- Upper East Side location makes for quiet rooms and expansive Queensboro Bridge views
- Frette linens, iPod docking stations and well-stocked minibars
- The cozy corner Lobby Bar turns into a cappuccino bar in the morning
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What To Know
- There's no room service from the rooftop Prime restaurant; ask for local delivery menus if you’re dining in
- East Side location means it’s a 15-minute walk to the nearest subway
- Take the doorman up on his offer to call you a cab — few drive up this sleepy stretch of York Avenue
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Contemporary chic. Modern touches such as zebra-print carpeting, brushed steel tables and houndstooth throw pillows feel markedly more downtown than Upper East Side. The nailhead trim, mock-croc elevators lead to 21 floors of similarly mod guestrooms, a rooftop restaurant and long checkered hallways adorned with boxy flower installations.
Bed & Bath
All 197 guestrooms have a contemporary style, with black studded ice buckets, white tufted headboards and dark wood desks. Oversize windows frame expansive views of the East River, the twinkling Queensboro Bridge and the Roosevelt Island Tram — just be sure to use the blackout shades if you want to stay cocooned in the luxe Frette linens. Tech comforts include iPod docking stations and 32-inch flat-screen TVs, and the marble bathrooms have cushy bathrobes and aromatherapy-infused Lather products.
The small gym and business center are welcome extras in this space-saving city, and though the on-site Prime restaurant doesn’t offer room service, it’s worth dining in for the views alone. On the rooftop of the 21-story building, Prime serves upscale kosher fare, such as kobe beef sliders, roasted kabocha squash and a variety of sushi options. The lobby bar is perfect for a nightcap or morning cappuccino, especially during the warmer months, when you can take your beverage alfresco on the connecting patio.
How to Get There
We spent the week in NYC and stayed at Bentley. All the major things were done right - check in and check out was handled in a friendly and efficient manner (Kudos to Brittany and Hope at front desk for helping with all arrangements on check out day). Location was perfect for us, rooms were clean and had all the stuff we needed. A few very minor issues - the hotel water in shower took a very long time to come on (perhaps b/c we were on a high floor) and the heater a bit loud. On the whole, though, it was a great place to stay on Upper East Side & we would certainly come back/
Convenient location for surgery at MSK. Nice stay with comfortable room, bed, and professional staff. Only issues were no coffee maker in our room and cooling did not keep to setting we selected. We would stay again.
Very accomodating and friendly front desk. Fresh coffee and paper in lobby. Keurig in each room. Booked hotel website was the best price. Hotel was one block (1st street) to many hotel choices.
Room was well cared for, included small frig and safe.
Recommend Ritz Diner, one block (1st and 62) for lots of variety and wholesome meal if you don't want fine dining option.