The Langham, New York
What We Love
- Central location close to the rapidly-changing Garment District, the Empire State Building, and more
- Expansive 24-hour gym caters to serious athletes and insomniacs alike
- Ai Fiori, its sophisticated, Michelin-starred restaurant, and the adjacent Bar Fiori for its craft cocktails and small plates
- Soothing treatments founded on traditional Chinese medicine at Chuan Body + Soul, the fourth-floor spa
What To Know
- Langham's takeover in 2013 brought in an expanded event space and penthouse suites by French design firm Roche Bobois, as well as a multi-million dollar art collection by Alex Katz
- You'll sleep well with Swedish Duxiana beds and Italian Pratesi linens
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
On a busy Midtown block, The Langham, New York has a simple exterior that belies the modern style in neutral-tone oak, limestone, and onyx. It’s the kind of place that makes you speak in hushed tones and soak up the welcome—and carefully engineered—sense of calm. From the personal assistants to the maze-like spa, the hotel has a stately, elegant air that appeals to the business crowd as much as weekenders looking to splurge in style, and New Yorkers after a staycation. The 214 loft-like guest rooms and suites are among the city’s largest, with oversize windows that offer both sprawling city views and warm natural light along with panels of Italian walnut and rosewood, stark white linens, and slate-gray accents that lend an organic, subtly masculine vibe. The bathrooms, which are bigger than some city apartments, feature rain showers, televisions inset in the mirrors, and Zuma soaking tubs that look comfortable enough to sleep in. This cool kid on the block has already shown it can keep pace with the best of them, housing Michelin-starred Ai Fiori, his-and-hers Julien Farel salons, and the Chuan Body + Soul spa, which occupies the entire fourth floor. For an early morning workout during your New York excursion, there’s an impressive 24-hour gym that’s fit for athletes and insomniacs alike. After all, New York is the city that never sleeps. But if you must, do it in a Duxiana bed.
In the Area
Get a culture fix at MoMa, a must-visit Midtown museum housing the world’s best collection of modern masterpieces, or thumb your way through an original Gutenberg Bible and Mozart’s own copy of his Symphony in D Major at the Morgan Library & Museum. For a memorable New York meal, slurp raw oysters on the half shell at the Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, buried in Grand Central Terminal’s cavernous depths, or walk south to Madison Square Park and get in line for your must-try burger at Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack.
How to Get There
New York City is known for its cramped hotel rooms - but the Family Room at The Langham was just perfect for the four of us. Minus the fact that the beds are doubles, when really 2 queens could easily fit in the room that's over 700 sq ft AND has 2 bathrooms plus, basically a full kitchen. Such great value. Also, the staff was wonderful. Everyone single one of them. I really appreciated our stay, and wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
Fantastic hotel located near the Empire State Building chooed to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary. Strategic location, high quality room and professionality of the hotel's staff members makes our vacation very beautiful.
We chose the Langham based on recommendations from a personal driver we use in NYC, website reviews and in the end, convenience to Madison Square Garden.
First the lower ranked items:
The location, while close to Madison Square Garden, is in the garment district with obvious business closing all around. Lord & Tayor used to be an anchor, but is closed and totally empty. The location is also not close to shopping, theatre or desirable restaurants.
We upgraded to a beautiful room with windows all around, but had a few problems. The automatic curtains did not function; the toilet ran constantly and the bed was very uncomfortable. Engineering fixed the not functioning items once reported. For the bed, we tried a bed board, but since the top mattress (actually a mattress topper) was so thin, this made the bed more uncomfortable. We had the bed board removed and lived with the bed as it was.
Finally, this hotel is very expensive. One could easily stay in one of the elite hotels on Central Park for the price they charged.
For the good:
The service staff was exceptional. Very friendly and responsive to every need.
The room was beautiful. Especially the bathroom, which was large with white marble tile.
The hotel is extremely convenient to Madison Square Garden, which was an initial requirement of ours.
They have a hotel car which, when available, will take you 10 blocks or so free of charge.
Overall, very nice hotel, but expensive.
Just right... Great location, great rooms. Big for NYC. Staff is great. Our room was high (24th floor), so no noise. Comfortable mattresses (pillows were weak- first worked problems!!). Shower is great- rain head and hand held with good pressure. Not inexpensive, but worth it.
Enjoyed Sunday Brunch on the rooftop of the hotel, Amazing view of the 5th Ave, if you truly are a people watcher. I know, it’s not that high up, but still, the live DJ was amazing at 9am on a Sunday morning.