The Bryant Park Hotel
What We Love
- Bryant Park location where NYC publishing, business and cultural elite converge
- Proximity to a bustling restaurant and nightlife scene — without added room noise
- Open bar for hotel guests weeknights from 5-6 p.m. at Cellar Bar
What To Know
- Free WiFi throughout the hotel
- Free valet parking for hotel guests on Friday and Saturday nights
- Fitness center is open 24 hours a day
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Though Fashion Week no longer unfolds at its doorstep (the Tents now go up in Lincoln Center), the Bryant Park Hotel has sought to maintain its glitterati vibe at the crossroads of this business and tourist friendly neighborhood. The once white-hot Asian restaurant Koi has chilled a bit with age, but its sexy atmosphere attracts romance-seeking night owls and magazine staffers sipping post-work cocktails. Cellar Bar lives on as a dark cave for late-night cocktails, frequently hosting fashion and culture industry events and the occasional after-party for the on-site screening room. Rooms are brighter and more serenely designed and come with sound machines.
In the Area
There’s always something cooking in Bryant Park, whether it be summer night movie screenings and carousel rides for the kids, or ice skating and holiday marketplace shopping come wintertime. Tourists will enjoy proximity to the beloved Stephen Schwarzman building of the New York Public Library (AKA the main branch) right outside, as well as Grand Central Terminal to the east and the Theater District to the west.
How to Get There
On a previous visit to NY, we came across the downstairs bar at the Bryant Park, cool Moroccan vibe, so we decided to stay this time. Big mistake! The room was spacious, the furniture is IKEA like, low and cheap! There are NO creature comforts, no coffee machine, no bottles of water.
The bare minimum of hotels. I had to rig the outlets to hold the tiniest of plugs, all drop out from the outlet! No doorman to help with luggage, no doorman to open their heavy door! We were in room 1407, filthy windows. If you are looking for a upper class quality hotel, this is not it! I wanted to checkout the first night we arrived. I will continue to stay at the Langham hotel, down the street, much nicer alternative.
We had stayed at the hotel a few times before, and this was another wonderful stay. The last time we were there, the Holiday Market and skating rink were being installed across the street, so it was quite noisy. This time, we were upgraded and had a room in the back of the hotel, much more quiet. When we had some light coming in at night from city lights because there was a space between the top of the shade and the window frame, a quick mention to front desk staff resulted in an immediate remedy by maintenance and housekeeping. Every comment to staff resulted in a terrific response. We have stayed in many hotels in NYC, and the Bryant Park Hotel has the best staff by far! We will be back.
Great, central location - very convenient to get around. I checked in early, the room was not yet available so I left my suitcase, came back at 3pm and got my key and bag immediately. The front door staff & bellmen were awesome during check-in. Once in my room, I requested a fridge and it was delivered in a few minutes. All interactions with the staff throughout my 4-day stay were really great - kudos for providing excellent service!
The room was nice, simple. Bathroom was spacious, modern and had a rain shower with great water pressure! I was on the 11th floor and heard no noise (traffic, sirens) whatsoever. This may have been the best sleep I've ever had in a hotel. I enjoyed my stay here and would definitely come back.