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
Staff were lovely. Location was perfect if 5th Avenue, Central Park and Times Square and ESB are on your list, and it’s right next to the blue subway line to get you straight to battery park with no changes for SoL ferries. Recommendations for local food were ok, not great. Breakfast was expensive so go across to road to Isadora’s cafe for awesome food in a locals cafe. Hotel could do with a sauna. Rooms were a good size, v comfy beds and feather pillows, and clean. They had an iron and board but for some reason no kettle to make hot drinks which was a bit poor, you had to ring room service to bring you one up (it is FOC though, but just a bit of hassle after a busy day). Rooms at the back overlooked the air con fans so no view...it’s NYC so it’s noisy so take ear plugs. Over all I would recommend and would stay here again.
I'm a long time Omni member, my first time at Berkshire NY and probably my last, we booked for 3 nights and from day one we can't have tv in our room, every time we ask/call we were told someone from thier tv specialist group will look at it......even when i present my self at the front desk the customer service representative never look at me.....probably because i was not wearing suit and tie.......we never been offered to switch room until day two but even then according with manager on duty there was not a good thing to do......they offer us breakfast......
This was definitely a good choice for us considering where our activities planned were located. Easy to walk to 30 Rock, Times Square, Broadway, and surrounded by multiple great chocolate shops! Room was clean, the curtains were thick and blocked out light well, and the staff was helpful. I wouldn't say this is a "hip" hotel, but a good choice for most travelers.
We have just returned home from a six night stay at the hotel. It was absolutely fabulous. There is nothing more you need from a hotel than what they offer. The rooms are huge, comfortable, beautiful decor, large bathrooms with lots of amenities. Bobs restaurant was lovely, the food was fab, the staff are lovely and the general atmosphere was always friendly.
The hotel concierge go out of their way to ensure you have everything you need, help with restaaurants, directions, ideas and shopping.
The Omni Berkshire made our holiday very special with so many fond memories, thank you.
Two adults and two teens stayed in a double. Rooms were up to date and nice. We had free drinks in the morning and a welcome package when we arrived. The hotel is within walking distance to very good shopping and luxury items
Stayed in the 6th floor across from elevator.