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
The service was excellent, really friendly and helpful. We were a family of 6, 4 adults and 2 children. We had a “family suite” which consists of two rooms that open to/share the end of the hallway which then has its own door, so they are connected but can also have privacy from each room. Not sure if that makes sense but it works! Each room had a king or queen bed and also each a daybed, one for each child. So really great for large groups/families. The only thing was our side (the king) was very musty/dank smelling. I was very stuffed up while there through the nights. The other room complained of loud air conditioning (but I enjoy the white noise -we should have switched rooms) and they did see a mouse. But it’s New York and inevitable they are around.
The wifi didn’t work in most of our room either, you had to stand in the doorway. No views from the windows but you’re out and about to see that stuff anyway.
All that being said, overall it really was a great stay, I just like to give all the details. The restaurant downstairs was convenient with good food. The location can’t be beat for all your manhattan adventures. There’s also a great diner (red flame) about two doors down, we ate breakfast there a few times. The doormen were eager to help with anything (getting drives, umbrellas, etc). The bathrooms were awesome.. Really big and lots of water pressure. We would go back, would request a different room if we encountered the same stuffiness/musty smell.
We had an amazing time at the hotel, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful with anything we needed. Deven and Inshon at the front desk were wonderful and made our stay very pleasant, we look forward to staying with you guys again!!
Darnell the bells man was very helpful. Please visit their hotel nice area. Friendly and has great customer service. Thank God for Darnell he went over and beyond!! Very knowledgeable about the area for entertainment,eatery and local landmarks.