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
We just completed a visit and stayed 2 nights. Liked the art emphasis of the hotel and the rooms were modern and amenities fine. The staff were very accommodating and helpful. The location can’t be beat. We hope to be back soon.
Chambers is a lovely hotel, in an unbeatable location. From its unassuming frontage, to the cosy lobby with its open fire, chambers offers a warm welcome. The staff are helpful and low key, offering just the right level of service.
The hotel sits between 5th&6th, but our room was quiet and comfortable. The industrial style softened with splashes of colour. The shower is powerful and invigorating, the bed lovely and comfortable, and plenty of space to move around.
In the evening there is complimentary wine and snacks on the mezzanine, and a very limited breakfast consisting of boiled eggs, coffee and fruit juices with various cereals is served in the morning.
A perfect home from home, in a great location, well done.
Continental breakfast was terrible...we showed up at 8:45am (breakfast goes until 10am) and there were no bowls for cereal, out of fruit, dirty dishes everywhere. When asked if there was more food, the woman said “maybe, I’ll check.” What?! Don’t expect much from their amenities or at least ask because they won’t tell you: free wine from 6-9pm and bottled water available when requested. We felt like they purposely don’t tell you about the amenities hoping you don’t use them, then charge you $26/day when you check out. 😡
We stayed at the Chambers for three weekend nights in November, in a spacious Deluxe King room, with high ceilings, and windows that open. The king bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was spotless, the bath towels were plush. Housekeeping service, twice a day, was profesdional, effficient and unobtrusive. We booked this room with a Fall Promo rate which included an excellent bottle of red wine (thank you!). The location on West 56th between 6th and 5th was perfect for our stay, and West 56th is a great location for walking in the neighborhood and easy access to taxis and Ubers. I very much appreciated that the General Manager, Ansell Hawkins, was accessible in advance of our arrival to provide recommendations for nearby restaurants and bars, sights and attractions, and advice on transfers to and from the airports. While not our first time visiting NYC, this was our first time staying at the Chambers, and I would definitely look forward to staying here again.
We loved this boutique hotel and were sad to check-out. We stayed in a lovely terrace suite, which combined charm and cosiness, a revamped warehouse style, plenty of light, with French doors opening to a massive terrace. Our terrace overlooked W56th St, and included potted fir trees, a dining setting, lounge but unfortunately no patio heater (which would have made it excellent). Great bathroom with a deep tub, large shower, abundant water pressure and a generous supply of towels, shampoo, conditioner and bath gel etc and a separate, additional WC. The room would be improved with a full-length mirror and more wardrobe space/drawers etc (we were travelling via Mexico to NYC, Tennessee and Texas from Australia, so we had a lot of clothing changes). Housekeeping serviced our room beautifully twice a day and all staff we dealt with were friendly, efficient and helpful (although as a smaller operation, they are sometimes juggling a few guests’ queries at once). There is no hotel restaurant, but with a variety of interesting restaurants within a minute of the hoteI, we didn’t notice its absence. An amazing cake shop, Milkbar was packed with people getting their Thanksgiving treats. As others have mentioned, this hotel is in a great location. Sixth Avenue only two minutes away, so watching the Thanksgiving Parade was easy, Central Park and major stores are also very close. I would definitely return to the Chambers Hotel.