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
Overall, this is a nice hotel with friendly staff and the rooms are generally well appointed. The bed was comfortable, the sheets and towels in new condition and good quality. Nice C.O. Bigelow toiletries included. The location is excellent, near Times Square and Grand Central Station. I drove to the City and valeted my car with the Hotel. It couldn't have been easier. It was just as easy when I was ready to leave with my car waiting out front. My only issue, but it is substantial for me, is that the room had been smoked in. It was musty with that heavy "un-fresh" air smell. I don't know if all the rooms are like that but that made my rating drop significantly. If it had not been a smoker room (and it was not disclosed as such) I would have rated it 4 or 4.5.
i have stayed here many times and it's always a pleasant experience. the rooms are tiny but that's ok because i am out all day anyway. i stayed here august 11-13 and unfortunately i forgot a pair of jeans in the room and realized it the day after i checked out. i was pleasantly surprised that housekeeping had it and followed instructions to have them sent to me. i was told to email the front desk and provide credit card information and they would take care of it. i informed them it was a time issue and they said they would do the best they could. well here we are 5 days later and i had to call 2 more times to find out if they were sent. the first phone call the gentleman said he would call me back when his manager came back from downstairs. i waited a couple of hours and called back. i was then told "oh yes, we have them and we have all the information". i asked why it is 5 days later and they are still there when it takes 1 day to ship within new york? there was really no acceptable answer. i'm sorry, but i think that's rude and not great customer service!!!
Just returned from a ten day stay, a fantastic hotel! There were 5 of us in one room but didn’t feel like we were tripping over each other. Maid service twice a day and cookies at night, spacious bathroom, very clean. Air conditioning was a god send. Located in the heart of Manhattan but being 2 streets back meant the air on drowned out traffic noise. Reception and bell men were very polite and extremely helpful. Would return and recommend this hotel!