Mandarin Oriental, New York
What We Love
- Sophisticated Asian-inspired decor throughout
- The excellent spa, with its tea room, Thai yoga suite and VIP room (with private fireplace, steam room and shower)
- The concierge team is one of the most connected in NYC
What To Know
- The best Central Park views are on floors 45 and higher
- WiFi costs $15 per day
- The property opened in 2003
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- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Perched high in the sky above Columbus Circle on floors 35 through 54 of the Time Warner complex, the 248-room Mandarin Oriental exudes quiet Asian opulence, from the natural materials showcased in the public spaces (wood paneling, granite and marble floors) to the nature-inspired pieces of art (among them, Dale Chihuly’s stunning sculpture of cranes rising from a moss garden) to the Chinese textiles and artifacts found throughout.
Bed and Bath
The rooms have a restrained elegance, in a palette of cream, gold, saffron and ebony. Lacquer desks, silk bedspreads and Chinese watercolors provide a subtle nod to the East. But your real focus, especially on floors 45 and above, will be the views of Central Park and the rest of the city through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
The hotel’s signature restaurant, Asiate, features floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of the city’s skyline. Led by Chef de Cuisine Garrison Price, the menu features modern American cuisine with a creative twist. But the hotel’s best amenity is its spa, where the treatment rooms come with giant windows, raised tubs and kang beds, and the menu surveys Asian healing traditions (Chinese medicine, Thai massage, ayurveda).
How to Get There
The Mandarin Oriental, New York is the finest hotel that my wife and I stay. Our evaluation begins with the staff who make us feel valued and special. The property is magnificent with all amenities. Just the best!
As a frequent guest of the mo I was very disappointed and will definitely never stay there again. The pick up service didn’t work, the personal is not trained well. All in all a terrible experience. No thank you
We stayed two nights before a cruise from Bayonne NJ.
We had driven the rental car into NYC on a Friday afternoon and had to drop it off at Alamo in the block immediately behind the hotel. Great help from the door and Bellman on arrival looking after the luggage. Front desk is in the 32nd floor. You have to use a different elevator to get to the upper floors from reception floor. Our room was on the 52nd floor facing south. Great views of southern Manhattan and the Hudson. Room was a reasonable size and clean and the bathroom, with separate shower and bath was very good.
All the staff we encountered were very friendly. We had both breakfasts in Asiate which were very good. Great views of part of Central Park from this restaurant but the remainder is slightly obscured by Trump’s hotel!
We hadn’t done our homework beforehand and didn’t realise it would an issue to get a yellow cab to the cruise port terminal in Bayonne and into New Jersey. However Patrick on the front door was great and arranged a car for us to the cruise port. We then used the same driver to pick us up at the end of cruise and another of his co workers took us to JFK a few days after the cruise, from another hotel.
Great shopping mall beneath the hotel and we ate both evening meals in the Porter House in the mall.
All in all, a lovely stay at a superb hotel and one we would stay again on our return to NYC.