Omni Berkshire Place
What We Love
- Family-friendly: Kids get milk and cookies on the first night of the stay
- Turn-down service, complete with cozy robes and slippers
- An attentive and friendly staff
- Pet-friendly; fees and limitations apply
What To Know
- All guestrooms were renovated in 2010
- WiFi is an additional fee per day (unless you’re a member of the Select Guest program, then it's free)
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The white marble lobby is decked out in funky patterned wing chairs in chocolate and cream, chrome and white cocktail tables, and beautiful flower arrangements that bring a touch of the outside in. But the homeyness of this property really comes from the staff, which welcomes little ones with knapsacks full of toys and coloring books and couples with personal assistance in booking dinners, Broadway tickets, and more. Designer Alexandra Champalimaud remodeled the hotel in 2010, putting mahogany and sycamore accents in every room, as well as desert-pink Italian marble and royal red granite in the bathrooms. Premier Rooms are a spacious-by-city-standards and feel cozy thanks to upholstered headboards, plush bedding, and a warm color scheme of coffee, chocolate, and taupe with pops of citrus, while Berkshire or Madison Suites are worth the splurge for the separate living rooms (all have views across Madison Avenue or 52nd Street). The hotel’s intimate restaurant, Fireside, is right off the lobby, in a space anchored by two towers made out of picture frames. Request the nook in the back where hundreds of amber-colored glass bottles jut out from an incandescent wall, and order the funky nouveau bar fare (think Philly cheesesteak dumplings and drunken duck quesadillas). Aside from a small fitness center and patio on the 17th floor, which have partial views of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the hotel doesn’t offer any recreational facilities. But let’s be honest: You’re here to explore the Big Apple, and the concierge is more than equipped to send you on your way.
In the Area
Surrounded by Midtown’s skyscrapers, the 21-story Omni Berkshire Place has an enviable location on Madison Avenue – putting some of the city’s most illustrious sights, including St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Museum of Modern Art, right at your fingertips. Just two blocks from the hotel, take the elevator to Top of the Rock for bird’s-eye views of the big city. For an outrageously over-the-top meal, head up Madison to Tao, housed in the old Palace movie theater. The glitterati, from Beyonce to Madonna, come for haute Asian fare in the dramatic dining room where a 16-foot Buddha holds court over a virtual reflecting pool.
How to Get There
The omni is the best hotel in New York City. Being a select guest gives you many perks and this hotel really takes care of its guests. The steak and eggs breakfast in Bob's is just the best breakfast. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and very appreciative that we stayed there. I very strongly recommend this hotel. The location is also great for visiting Central Park or even going to a show.
I was on the phone and the net to try to prepay for my son's room It was quite the runaround when my son arrived late at night, his partner's name was on the reservation, but not his .I spent a lot of time working on this, and it still wasnt correct! Our rooms were smaller than I remember and the bath tub had only one had to help entering and exiting
Way overrated. Small rooms with little amenities and management balked at promise to correct valet parking nightmare. The walk too the far away parking garage to and from the hotel in the rain with my luggage and disabled wife was certainly a turn off.
we stayed here for five nights with our adult daughter for a special birthday. we told Suzanne and she kindly had cake and wine placed in our room the first night which was so kind and much appreciated.. .we received a fantastic welcome from Rachel and it would have been nice to have received a similar response from the receptionist checking us out! we had enrolled as select guests so had free Wi-Fi during our stay, we had coffee on our first morning which was most welcome but unfortunately not on the others. The hotel does provide citrus water by the elevators which was always welcomed but it was very wet during our stay and it would have been lovely to have been able to make a hot drink before we went out and came back something we have always been able to in other countries. we received great help from the concierges especially Ms Murphy. This is not a criticism of the hotel but we had no where to dry our wet clothes I am sure our cases doubled in weight with our wet clothes but we were very grateful for the umbrellas the Omni provided. The hotel does not provide shower gel just bath soap but I assume this is the American way! As soon as I arrived home there was an email asking about or stay.. .
Very courteous staff were very helpful which was nice since this was our first time in NYC. The doormen, the bellmen, the staff at the front desk and even the painter doing touch ups around the building were all very polite which was unexpected. I guess one shouldn't always believe the cliche's one hears about a city or it's residents. We will be back for sure.