City Club Hotel
What We Love
- Free WiFi and access to New York Sports Club
- Located near Fifth Avenue shopping and Midtown’s famous landmarks
- Fresh-baked cookies during turndown service
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What To Know
- Some rooms are dimly lit and run on the small side
- The hotel is calm and quiet — not a place for people looking for a wild Manhattan night
- Discounted garage parking across the street for $41 per day
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Built in 1904 as a nonpartisan political club, the hotel retains such turn-of-the-century details as brass mail chutes and ornate crown moldings, but overall the look is serenely modern. The small double-height lobby almost feels like a spa, with low lighting, potted orchids and a shell-like swirl of a spiral staircase flanked by a two-story bookcase filled with history, art and design tomes. And despite its name, there’s no club onsite, a welcome relief from the relentless crowds and throbbing soundtracks at other Manhattan hotels.
Bed & Bath
There’s a homey warmth to the 65 guestrooms, which feature Honduran wood, bronze and limestone details that blend with with black-and-white Giglio art, framed LPs and vintage books. At turndown they deliver fresh-baked cookies. Bathrooms are more overtly luxe, with chocolate marble, Bigelow amenities, fluffy bathrobes and built-in speakers.
Aside from the small lobby, the only common space is the restaurant. But it’s quite a restaurant. Run by Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud, DB Bistro Moderne offers a contemporary take on traditional bistro fare with dishes like crispy duck confit with savoy cabbage, wild mushrooms, bosc pears and a sweet-and-sour duck jus. It also has one of the city’s best burgers, which is stuffed with braised short rib, foie gras and black truffle and served on a parmesan bun. Enjoy the fare in one of two dining areas flanking a decadent wine bar.
How to Get There
Staff, location and rooms all excellent. Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable about restaurants in the area. We are a family of 5, got the family suite and it was perfect. The hotel rooms and location were very clean and safe. We will be back again!
Upon arrival the front desk agent was super friendly. She was very nice.
when we enter the hotel room it was a different story. Room was not clean at all, Bathroom door wasn't working. There was mold in the bathroom. Am so glade I stayed one night only. Even though we had late check out. Housekeeping kept on knocking the door. The only good thing about this hotel was the staff front desk and door man very nice.
It is a really tiny hotel, the entrance is barely to be seen. The staff was nice and friendly at arrival. However they blocked a deposit on my credit card without informing me upfront. The room is so small, two adults of small size had trouble to move. No room for luggage, coats etc. The bed was even for our small size too short. Anyway the price is okay considering the location, which is perfect. Also the cleaning and house keeping was very good. Would not recommend it if you need some space and air to breath.
Very happy with the hotel. Great location, staff are nice, not a lot of facilities and our mini bar never got topped up but all round, very happy. Food and drink at the restaurant and bar were nice too.
I booked a petite room for a one-night stay on a business trip to New York. When I checked in, I was upgraded to a queen room and found a complimentary half-bottle of wine courtesy of the management and staff. The bed was comfy and the bathroom was large. Two warm chocolate chip cookies were delivered for turn down service. The staff was friendly and welcoming. I would definitely stay again and highly recommend this hotel! Easy location just a short walk or subway ride to Penn Station.