What We Love
- Loft-style rooms are spacious by New York standards
- Library-like mezzanine level, perfect for reading your free New Yorker
- The compost cookies at Momofuku Milk Bar, on the hotel’s lobby level
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What To Know
- Hardwood floors and loft ceilings can make the studios a bit noisy, and street noise is audible in front-facing rooms
- There’s no on-site gym, but the Chambers distributes free passes to the nearby New York Health & Racquet Club
- While there’s often a wait, on-site restaurant Má Pêche offers priority seating to hotel guests
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Small in scale (each floor has six guestrooms at most) but big on space (even the standard rooms cover 300 square feet), the boutique property doesn’t need to hang New York kitsch on its walls — this hotel embodies the city. A glass elevator carries guests up and down the property’s 15 David Rockwell–designed floors, which are decorated with pieces from the hotel’s 500-piece collection of work by New York artists.
Bed & Bath
Airy and light-drenched, guestrooms mimic the design and vibe of an artist’s loft, with platform beds, glass-topped architect desks and original artwork on the walls. And should inspiration strike, pencils and a Rhodia sketchbook are at the ready in the minibar. Cavernous bathrooms feature waterfall showers with adjustable pressure and grand tubs set against mosaic-tile walls. The custom-made turquoise sea soap is so addictive, former guests have been known to stop by the hotel just to buy a few bars.
The lobby level sees two offerings from star chef David Chang. Momofuku Milk Bar serves sweet treats with kitschy names: Cereal Milk (made to taste like that last slurp of milk in your childhood bowl) and Compost Cookies (an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink concoction) are among the most popular items on the menu. For dinner, visit Chang’s restaurant Má Pêche, featuring a New American menu and expertly mixed cocktails.
In the Area
Located on 56th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, the hotel is nearly equidistant from the Museum of Modern Art and Central Park. A short walk in any direction takes you somewhere desirable, whether it’s west to a performance at Carnegie Hall, up Madison or Fifth for high-end designer shopping, or south to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Bryant Park.
How to Get There
I picked this hotel because the location was perfect. We were going to see My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center. The hotel is small and beautiful; very boutique look and feel. The front desk was friendly and efficient. The room was small, but it had everything we needed. Everything was clean and comfortable and quiet. You could not hear any other guests or the elevator making its trip. We will definitely come back again.
Stayed at this hotel earlier this month with my boyfriend, and we both loved it! The location is great, right in the heart of midtown. Central Park, Rockefeller Center, and St. Patrick's Cathedral are all a fairly short walk away, along with a couple of subway stations. The rooms were spacious and clean, and I'm not exaggerating when I say that the showers were some of the best that I've come across. We stayed in a corner king room, and the views were incredible with good light in the morning. Would definitely stay here again!
The hotel has a great location within walking distance to Central Park, MoMA, Carnegie Hall and 5th Avenue. Rooms are spacious and very comfortable, furnished with care for details. Members of the staff were welcoming, always ready to help.
Overall, I had a very good experience. The location was perfect for me. Just off 5TH Avenue in Midtown. I walked everywhere. The staff were all friendly, efficient and professional. A special thank you to Daniel who helped me with rebooking and printing a boarding pass when my flight was cancelled, due to weather. I thought the pricing was fair-but the added "accommodation fee", that many hotels charge, is irritating.
My room was comfortable and clean. The bed was firmer than I like- but everyone has different preferences. The shower had the BEST water pressure I have ever experienced.The housekeepers were great and the chocolates for turndown were delicious. I actually went and bought some.
The only recommendation I would have is to have the ceiling painted.It needed it. I was in room 1401.
Overall, I was content and would stay here again.
Thank you Chambers for the lovely stay. I arrived and the front desk and was warmly greeted by Moreau who informed me I received a great upgrade and gave me a quick breakdown of the property and area, he recommended a great coffee place while I waited for my room and I could hang out and enjoy me coffee on their 2nd floor library lounge.
The stay itself was great start to finish, the room was modern and artistic and felt unique in our usual monotonous city hotels. Steps away from everything in midtown with great staff and vibes.