Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza
What We Love
- Just-renovated Deluxe Rooms in the West Tower or spacious Superior Rooms in the East Tower
- Fitness center and the only indoor tennis court at a NYC hotel (guests pay reduced court rates)
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What To Know
- The hotel is way over on the East Side of Manhattan
- The Ambassador Grill serves modern-American cuisine
- WiFi is complimentary
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
After a $30 million renovation, One UN’s West Tower shines as a sophisticated destination for international diplomats, savvy business travelers and smart tourists. This Kevin Roche–designed black glass building rising between First and Second Avenues is directly across from one of the world’s great landmarks, the headquarters of the United Nations; it’s also just a quick walk from Grand Central Terminal and close to the Theater District, renowned restaurants and even Upper East Side shopping.
Bed & Bath
With 154 guestrooms and suites starting on the 29th floor of the 40-story building, every West Tower room offers panoramic views of the Midtown skyline or of Brooklyn and Queens over the East River through floor-to-ceiling windows. Modern and spacious, guestrooms start at almost 370 square feet and are done up in bronze and taupe for a relaxed yet sophisticated feel. State-of-the-art tech amenities include touchscreen environment and lighting controls, iPod docking stations, Nespresso machines and free WiFi. The granite bathrooms are big, with glass-encased showers and double vanities.
Your stay in the new West Tower includes access to the 30th-floor Skyline Club, which serves continental breakfast, all-day refreshments and evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres — not to mention premium Manhattan views. The club has its own concierge available for everything from setting up wakeup calls to making reservations for a big night out. The hotel also has a full fitness center with top-notch equipment, an indoor tennis court and locker room facilities with saunas.
How to Get There
A few points about this hotel-
- Location is really good
- Rooms are smart, light and modern
- Great beds
- Rooms are high, we were on floor 37, great views
- No free wifi, only in reception, they wanted an extra 10 dollars a day !!
- Reception area was a little dated
- Good staff
- Nice reception coffee shop
Best thing about this hotel was the amazing views. We had a room on 38th floor and another on 39th and were amazed by the views. Our first trips to NYC didn't know which side of Manhattan to stay in, this side was perfect for us, quieter at night, close to grand central and 10 minutes to Times Square. The rooms were OK, super comfy beds and pillows, nice en suite. Some staff really friendly, others not so much. Rooms cleaned and fresh towels daily. We didn't have the breakfast as other reviewers had commented that it was poor value and quality.
Now for the down side........no fridge or water in the rooms, a coffee machine was provided with two coffee pods per day, but no water to fill the coffee machine, so we resorted to buying a few bottles from a local shop. There was a mini bar fridge, but for some ridiculous reason it was not plugged in so I couldn't even keep any fresh milk for the coffee, and none was provided.
We weren't given the code for the free wifi initially so asked at reception the following day and were then given the code.
All in all I'd rate 4/5 because of the drinks situation. 1 black coffee per day, per person, is really not good enough when considering the daily rates charged for the hotel, and it's a real shame that they let themselves down by being stingy with coffee and water.
First and foremost this is a great hotel, as soon as we arrived the building was impressive, it’s situated in a really smart area, quiet yet close to Grand Central and Times Square. Security is top notch with sniffer dogs by the door, this because it’s next to the UN building, saying that everywhere I visited in NYC felt safe day or night.
Most hotel staff I met were friendly and very polite, that goes for all the people that I met in New York.
The room was quite basic but very clean, beds were super comfortable and I slept really well every night. The view of the City was mind blowing, Chrysler Building and the Empire State, look left and you can see the WTC. If I have any complaint it would be that there was no fridge in the room, disappointing as not all people like espresso and some need milk in their coffee. Also two coffees per day for two people is not enough, maybe put milk sachets with the coffee. There was a mini bar fridge but it wasn’t plugged in and had a sign saying not to put anything in it.
Oh and being charged €7 for a bottle of water.. Come on Hilton this is just not on, shouldn’t have to go down 38 floors in the middle of the night to get get water from a shop around the corner for $1.
I recommend Johns cafe just up road for breakfast. Service and food were fantastic great prices too.
If I’m NYC again I would consider staying here again.
I’ve given 4 stars because of the fridge situation, the lack of coffee and the price of water at the bar. It was 35 degrees while we were there and I felt that chilled water in the room was a necessity.
Overall great 👍🏻
We stayed here for 7 nights from June 8th. We had mixed feelings in what to expect due to quite a few negative comments regarding staff. Don’t read the negative comments, every member of staff we got to meet was so friendly, very welcoming and could not do anymore for us. We contacted the hotel after booking and they gave us exactly what we required. The hotel is situated approx 15-20 minutes walk from Times Square. Grand Central 10 minutes. Supermarkets and restaurants 2-5 minutes. Perfect if you want a quiet location. We was given a room on the 36th floor in the west tower (city facing) and the views were unbelievable. The rooms are big, clean and the beds are very very comfortable. Our 3 year old has cried wanting to go back “to his hotel room” since we landed at Manchester, England. We entered our room to welcome cakes and birthday cards for our son. An extra special touch they didn’t need to do. I can’t recommend this hotel enough. This was our 5th visit to NYC and by far the best views of the city I’ve ever seen from any hotel. To be able to see the WTC, Hudson River, part of Liberty island, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler, the Met Life, the Con Edison and the lights from Times Square was worth the expense. Keep up the good work, thank you very much for a fantastic stay and we will definitely see you all again in the future.
I had a great time at the UN Millenium hotel, particularly as it was at a fantastic location, the rooms were big and spacious, and it also has all the amenities and facilities you need for a family vacay!
Loved it. Will be my go-to hotel in New York next time ....