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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Just stayed for the second time at the Chambers Hotel in NYC. It is a boutique hotel without the attitude. The staff are wonderful. The rooms are quite spacious for New York and modern in design. And I love the Red Flower bath products. Almost worth the cost of the room, lol. Finally, you can't beat the location. It is close to everything - 5th Avenue, Times Square and subways to downtown.
We really wanted to stay at the Whitby across the street but the prices were outrageous. So the next best thing was the hotel across the street--the Chambers. The rooms were perfectly fine. There really was NOT a bar (so if you want to bring a drink upstairs, that won't work) and the breakfast is very continental--but you could always have lots of breakfasts at the Whitby with what you save at the Chambers!
Hey stayed as a family of 4 in August 19.Smooth check-in,though early check-in request couldn't be met (it's Newyork after all!),but we were upgraded to a suite,which I might add was fantastic,to put it mildly.Clean sheets,two bathrooms,huge space by Newyork standards, a mini collection of books to read in the room,an attached terrace with loungers and chairs for a quiet evening gazing at the twinkling Newyork lights.
Great location,five minute walk to Central Park and the posh 5th avenue,a 24 hour bakery two doors away.
However I would be amiss if I didn't make a special mention of their staff which is what made this hotel a standout for us.We were offered water etc on arrival seeing we had young tired looking kids (post a 16 hour flight),all our queries met with a smile and help.We were leaving very early the next day,hence our request for some breakfast was met,and delivered to our room at 5:30 am! Special shout out to Derrick,Taffina,Maria and Keith.Ty guys for leaving the boxes of cereals for the kids at the front desk.Also might I add, though haven't had the opportunity to interact with the manager ,but the grace with which the replies are being sent even to a few negative reviews,that itself shows why the staff is so great, after all like they say..it flows from top.Kudos guys.Cant praise the staff enough.Shall highly recommend the hotel.