What We Love
- Design hotel in the heart of New York’s Garment District
- Exceptional Empire State Building views from the sprawling rooftop bar
- Bespoke furnishings, high ceilings and an industrial look in the 197 guest rooms
What To Know
- Valet parking is available for a fee
- Pets are permitted at an additional charge
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Located on a rapidly transforming block in the heart of Manhattan’s Garment District, the Refinery Hotel is a hip, 1920s-inspired sleep. Behind the neo-Gothic façade, the elegant lobby is all sculpted Venetian plaster and limestone beneath 20-foot ceilings, while the guest room floors channel the building’s former life as a millinery factory and tea salon with brass fixtures, brushed oak hardwood floors, vintage fashion tomes, and bespoke sewing machine–style desks. While rooms range from 250 to 500 square feet, they feel even larger thanks to 12-foot ceilings and oversize windows, while the familiar reclaimed industrial look is kept fresh with large-scale modern artwork. The tastemaking team behind NYC’s Park Avenue Tavern is at the helm of the hotel’s signature Parker & Quinn restaurant, which has a locavore menu and impressive show kitchen. Weeknight live music—from piano to jazz and DJ dinners—score prohibition-era cocktails at Winnie’s Lobby Bar. But the true showstopper is the 3,500 square foot rooftop bar with its cinematic views of the Empire State Building and New York skyline.
In the Area
The Refinery Hotel’s Midtown address puts you close to all of NYC’s classic sights. First-timers shouldn’t miss the Empire State Building, a stroll through Grand Central Terminal or a quick photo opp in Times Square. A few blocks south, pick up gifts for home at Macy’s or head over to all the shops of Fifth Avenue (the best are below 23rd street). Get a culture fix at MoMa, a must-visit Midtown museum housing the world’s best collection of modern masterpieces, or thumb your way through an original Gutenberg Bible and Mozart’s own copy of his Symphony in D Major at the Morgan Library and Museum.
How to Get There
Love love love The Refinery - have stayed about 3 or 4 times (maybe more). The staff - especially Gabe and all the bellmen - are lovely. The location is perfect - totally out of the hustle and bustle but just turn the corner on either 5th or 6th and you're right back in it! Food is good - room service as well as the restaurant.
My only complaint is the housekeeping - which is why I gave 4 stars rather than 5. Rooms aren't cleaned until very late in the day - even when you request an early cleaning - and you always have to ask for them to bring back either towels or washcloths.
Other than that, this hotel is very nearly perfect. I think that they will need to think about doing some refreshing at some point soon as some things are getting a little worn. oh! and having coffee available all day long would be great too :)
Not your typical NYC hotel. The staff from the bellman Ray & Lamar to the front desk staff Gabe & Dante they make you feel like family and some how during our stay they remembered our names. The staffs restaurant recommendations were spot on.
You won't go wrong booking a stay at the Refinery. From the minute we walked through the door, up until the time we checked out, our 3 night stay was our best ever in NY. The entire hotel projects a very comfortable feeling with its modern, classy decor, and the lit candles in the lobby add a soft touch, not to mention a very relaxing scent throughout. There's a cozy bar in the lobby, as well as the Refinery Rooftop restaurant/bar with breathtaking views of the city.
The attention given to detail by the staff was most impressive. Bellmen, Ray and Lamar, greeted us with a friendly smile and warm hello each time we saw them. The front desk agents, Gabe and Dante were extremely knowledgeable when asked different questions about the city and they were both more then happy to help us. Our room was immaculate and Housekeeping even checked in with us each evening to see if we needed anything.
We highly recommend staying at the Refinery, you won't be disappointed.