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 neighborhood is busy with many restaurants and hotels and near theaters. Doorman not always available but no stairs! Hardly a lobby ... just hard stools for 2 plus a small bench ... more sitting on second floor with computers! Check in is easy but had to wait a bit at 3 PM for room to be available. Taxi pick up and drop off can be problematic...lots of competition on narrow street. Room is small dark and quiet depending on hall noise and courtesy of others. Nice bathroom ... large with shower in queen bedroom on 6th floor ... no street noise! Best of all next door is db Bistro ... very good and room service! And many choices very close from a diner to fine dining and in between.
Nice hotel with generously sized room. Clean room and halls. Nice, simple lobby. The front desk staff was warm and accommodating and there was a nice plate of cookies in the room. Would definitely stay again.
I would highly recommend this hotel, its location and price is amazing for what you get. Fresh cookies every day, great staff and comfy rooms with a good selection of channels to watch if you've had a long day walking around. I would like to give a massive thank you Daniel out front, hes a very friendly guy who has good advice and knowledge of the area. He really made our stay one to remember and was such a great bloke to chat to whilst having a smoke out the front. Thank you for a great visit.
We stayed over spring break for 2 nights. The room was okay. Staff was awesome, friendly and always willing to help. However, at checkout we brought an issue to their attention and were advised a manager would be calling back and have yet to hear back from anyone.
It appears they are either in midst of updating or in need of updating rooms. When we checked in our room had a tile from the bathroom wall on the floor with a gaping hole exposing the pipes. Now, to clarify this was not the issue we brought to the front desks attention, although we should have brought that up as well.
Above all the accommodations were decent for NYC.
We stayed there this last week end (3 nights).
The staff is nice, the room was big enough and we were not hearing the people next doors so that was perfect for a good rest....!!
But, the heat was to high, if we open the window it’s crazy loud outside as the hotel is very well located 👌
And the big disappointment was that the sink and toilet were clogged. It looks like the system is really old and not taking care of.