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 used to be a great hotel, perfectly located midtown Manhattan, ideal for business trips and shopping alike. Nothing too fancy but all the essentials were there.
It has now been stripped down. No more minibar, no more shower gel, no more tea or coffee machine in the rooms. A coffee at the bar now costs $15 (double espresso) and there is no vending machine so get your water from the Duane read before heading to your room.
In addition they charge a $25 “resort fee”, so don’t get fooled by the low internet rate and find another place to stay.
Our stay was good but for the price of the room we wish it atleast had a mini fridge and or a microwave. The room was very clean and the front desk staff was very friendly. The are was conveniently located.
On the service it's a beautiful hotel. Pull back the sheets and mattress pads and all you have is hair, hair and more hair. In addition, the actual mattress had a large blood stain which appeared to be overlooked for some time. Absolutely disgusting. They did agree to comp my 2 day stay but as a relatively prominent hotel you'd think things of this nature world not be an issue. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to my worst enemy. Beware it's not worth it.
Such a great overnight at the Omni Berkshire —-perfectly located in midtown near 5th Avenue, St Pats, Rockefeller Center, et al.... It’s midtown Manhattan, so the rooms aren’t large— but they are super clean, and the staff is super friendly. I would definitely recommend staying here! 😊
Just stayed at the OMNI Berkshire Place for 3 nights. I am a frequent visitor of NYC. I always stay a few nights in a hotel and a few nights with my friends who live there. This time we picked the OMNI. Booked a standard room via BA and the deal was pretty good. Emailed the concierge a few days before my arrival to let them know it was my wedding anniversary. I always do so if I am traveling o my anniversary. When we arrived the hotel manager on duty upgraded my room to a very large and very nice suite with living room - sofas - two huge TV's - great bedroom in a very quiet part of the hotel on floor 10. the hotel is a 4.5 star hotel as far as BA is concerned , some say it is a 4 star and some other say it is a 5 star but for me they were amazing. just the type of place where you want to stay when you want a quiet yet cool hotel with great and spacious rooms exceptional members of staff and a very friendly attitude. with regards to the rest, yes, the hotel was not build yesterday therefore some areas might need a new leak of paint but who cares - what counts for me is the way they make you feel and they made me feel very special and looked after. Thanks again guys.