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What We Love

  • The glass-enclosed solariums with panoramic city views that come with some suites
  • The colonial clubhouse vibe of the leather-floored, red-walled, velvet-curtained Bar Seine
  • Lounging all day in the in-house Swiss-style spa. It’s the only Spa Valmont in the country, and the private treatment rooms come with ensuite steam showers

What To Know

  • If you’re booking a suite in the summer, get one with a terrace; in the winter, ask for a solarium
  • Breakfast is not included
  • Even the smallest rooms are a good size for New York City

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Classic Upper East Side boutique famous for its European grandeur, detail-oriented service, and celebrity clientele one block from Central Park

The Lowdown

Maybe it’s the setting on a brownstone-lined street, but even though there are more than 140 rooms here, the Plaza Athenee New York manages to feel more like a residential luxury townhouse than in a New York hotel. This is Beaux Arts style at its finest: all rich fabrics, marble bathrooms, Sferra Italian bed linens, gold Paul Garnier clocks. And while it might be pricey—celebs keeping a low profile love this place—the location is unbeatable for any who want to take advantage of Madison Avenue shopping, Central Park strolling, and convenient services like babysitting and dry cleaning. The intimate lobby is the antithesis of giant corporate hotel lobbies, decorated with sculptures, murals, and antique writing desks in the place of check-in counters. Arabelle is the place to be come nightfall, where updated classics like shrimp cocktail and oysters Rockefeller are served under a gold-domed ceiling and Murano chandeliers.

In the Area

The Upper East Side location is hard to beat. The hotel is a single tree-lined block from Central Park, walking distance from the three Bs—Bloomingdale’s, Barneys, and Bergdorf Goodman—and just a minute from the galleries, museums, and designer stores of Madison Avenue. Four of the city’s best museums are within walking distance (the Frick, the MoMA, the Guggenheim, and the Met) as are the Rockefeller Center and Broadway.

How to Get There

Hotel Plaza Athenee
37 E 64th St
New York, NY 10065 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 746 Reviews
Fantastic hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have just had a fantastic four day stay at the Plaza Athenee. What a fabulous hotel! It is elegant, friendly and beautiful. The hotel pays attention to all the small details. The rooms are exquisite. The food in the restaurant is delicious - - the best spinach omelette I’ve ever had. Lovely initimate bar, perfect for a nightcap after the theater. All the staff made us feel very at home. We will be back.

Beautiful wonderful perfect
Reviewed 6 days ago

We returned to the plaza athenee to celebrate a birthday this past weekend. We love this hotel. We try to stay here 3 or 4 times a year and have never been disappointed. Truly 5 star from arrival to departure. A beautiful hotel well located in Manhattan

Great hotel with personal service....and infrastructure challenges
Reviewed 1 week ago

The quality of service and old-school charm of this hotel are very appealing. I loved the bar and the hotels are very roomy for New York. My enthusiasm is tempered by the fact that I had three different rooms over the five days I was there due to infrastructure problems. On day three the toilet in my lovely room overflowed. I asked to be moved and the fan in the cooling system in the second room did not work. Finally, for the fifth night I had a lovely room where everything worked. I think the hotel knows they have infrastructure issues as with both instances I received a nice note and complimentary food and/or wine in my room with an apology. While a nice gesture, this did not compensate for the hassle of changing rooms. (I was not offered a reduction in the cost of my stay.) I don't know how the traveler assures they are assigned a "good room," but if I had been placed in the full functioning room throughout my stay I would have been much happier and my review would have reflected my increased satisfaction.

Fabulous stays!!!!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where do I start??
I have reserved 9 days (8 nights) at the Plaza Athenee with my 3 boys !
When we arrived I realised I had forgotten one suitcase at the airport!
We arrived at around 20h when I almost collapsed when realising what I had done.
Julien , the front desk assistant manager made I don't know how many calls to track my luggage.
Next morning the concierge team made the rest and finally got the police who had found my suitcase . Next thing in the morning problem solved!
Rick Cook chef concierge , Jonathan assistant chef concierge, Anthony Silva concierge, Albert Almonte guest service manager, Chan Jose Jean Robert at the entrance Bernard Robert at security, Julien Bouvier
Monika at the entrance , Angel doorman,Jawn Jay , Alberts assistant, Taedlyn , Melinda front desk, Keith Dada my sweet and adorable house keeper Jamie Castano in room dining Sayeed Ahmed at restaurant Fernando in room dining,Vicky Saeda house keeping,all of these mentioned made our stay so special and precious .
The service is top notch, quick, efficient always wanting you to feel at home.
A great thank you to all of you.
5 more days to go with you all in this lovely place.
Then back again for over 6 weeks on two different trips.
I really feel at home at the plaza Athenee in New York . I will be back soon for 2 weeks.
Everything you ask is done and they do everything to make you feel at home!!!!!!

Most annoying shower I've ever had.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed the Athenee for one night June 7th into the 8th. While the hotel looks nice with it's ornate decor. The room itself was rather large and a comfortable bed. Three things really knocked my rating of this hotel: 1. One of the two elevators was not functioning. 2. The in room snacks and drinks in the bar are rediculously priced. 3. (This last thing was extremely annoying). The shower curtain which in my opinion was too short, also was not weighted. While in the shower, the curtain would suck into the shower all the to the wall and would literally wrap around me while in the shower. I have to believe other have complained about it in the past.