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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Very good service, with exceptionally (for New York) friendly and helpful staff. This was first time a this hotel in more than a decade, and time has not been kind to the hotel. In the detail (eg frames of pictures in elevators) are old and worn. It’s too bad because location is great and rooms are spacious and well laid out.
Great value. I think we were very lucky to get a weekend price of US$225 a night. Very good price for the location and hotel quality. On top of that, we were give a huge room. Excellent hospitality and friendly staff.
The Room was excellent and spacious. High ceilings, master bedroom and master bath was excellent! Soaking tub, nice shower with perfect water pressure and enough room to get around without feeling claustrophobic. The living area was very nice as it provided more than enough room to walk around while providing nice views of madison avenue. Probably a perfect room during the Macy's day parad. Overall a great experience!
At $700/night I expected something more from this otherwise well reviewed hotel People were great. But the room was a classic over-priced New York City hotel room. Nice location and service good. The $23 triple latte/espresso was over the top for breakfast as well.
Absolutely outstanding stay. I attended a group event, held in house, and stayed two nights at the Omni.
Hotel staff was exceptional. Doormen were polite and courteous; going above and beyond! Housekeeping was efficient and friendly. Room service was so fast.
And we ran into an incident with a guest who accidentally made a huge ruckus in the hall. The staff's prompt response to the issue and resolution of it deserves 5 Stars.
Thank you Kelly at the front desk and Jess for your lovely handwritten note. Beautiful touch. Thank you Francesca for your attention to our stay!
And the incredible tall doorman that helped us all the way to our car!!! (I wish i caught your name)
Look forward to staying with you again!