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
This is my second visit to The Bryant Park Hotel within a few months and it has quickly become my new fave. The front desk staff are super accommodating, the rooms are nicely furnished, bathrooms are modern and well thought out. You can't beat having Bryant Park out your window and front door for dining, sitting and people watching. The hotel is central to all modes of transportation too. This is a winner in my book!
Seamless service from the moment we walked in the door. Room was bigger than expected and had a great view of Bryant Park. Spacious bedroom and bathroom, all very tastefully equipped. Great visit - wish we could have stayed longer!
Very friendly and big rooms by Manhattan standards. Good water pressure. Huge bathtubs. Fantastic location near just about everything. Would happily stay here again. My only complaint is that the rooms lack blackout curtains.
I was soooo pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Full disclosure -- we are Tablet Plus members so we booked on that program meaning we got a nice upgrade on check in. First of all the front desk and bell staff at this hotel are super welcoming, friendly and helpful. They handed us a bottle of water on arrival (and departure) and were extremely pleasant to deal with (not the norm in NYC especially.) They upgraded us to the most amazing suite that had a full dining table which was awesome as we had to spend our mornings working. We were worried about being in a room so small that only one of us would have a desk (my husband and I work together). The only downside is that we faced Bryant Park and there seems to be work going on all the time -- drilling, scaffolding going up or down -- at all hours of the night and day. They do give you ear plugs so we just wore those at night and it was less an issue. Pretty near to perfect stay -- great location but really the staff made our stay so enjoyable. A real gem in NYC. Oh! And it's in the old American Standard building which is such a joy to sit and look at from Bryant Park...
From the check-in process, quick reservation work by the concierge, attentive waiters and sushi bar chefs, the service at this property was exquisite. The rooms are well appointed and generous with upscale amenities like nice shampoo, creams, etc.; slippers at the bedside; a comfy robe; great lighting
and a gorgeous view of Bryant Park on W. 40th between 5th & 6th. I would happily stay there again.