The Gotham Hotel
What We Love
- Home-away-from-home vibe and stellar Midtown views from most rooms
- Only three or four rooms or suites per floor, which means limited foot traffic and noise
- Popular with the business crowd for its friendly staff and homey apartment building–style lobby
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What To Know
- There’s no gym, but the Gotham gives out free day passes to Equinox
- This is a nonsmoking hotel except on rooms’ private terraces
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In a skinny black and gray tower on 46th Street between Madison and Fifth avenues, the stylish Gotham Hotel is a popular business sleep during the week and Midtown crash pad for city trippers and sightseers on the weekend. The petite lobby has a homey vibe, with simple white marble slabs on the walls, clubby walnut paneling, a small seating area and a welcoming staff; the atmosphere is more apartment building lobby than business hotel. Hidden out of view from passing foot traffic is the Wolfgang Steakhouse.
Bed and Bath
The Gotham has just 66 guestrooms, and its skinny footprint means there is a maximum of four rooms per floor. Those at the front of the building give up some square footage for floor-to-ceiling windows and street views, while guestrooms at the back have foyer areas and private terraces. Interiors have a sleek, masculine look, with buttery leather chairs, white marble-topped work desks and warm wood furnishings. Stacks of hardback books give a nod to the Gotham Book Mart, which once stood at this address. All rooms have minibars, free WiFi, Bluetooth speaker systems and spacious marble bathrooms (showers only) are stocked with Molton Brown products.
There’s no gym, but the hotel provides passes to Equinox.
In the Area
You’re just a quick taxi ride from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney, and the Museum of Modern Art is just a short stroll. Make MoMA your last stop and cap off your day with the bold French-American fare at the Modern restaurant. Take a nighttime stroll through Times Square, only a few blocks away, to feel the crazy neon energy (you’re in Midtown, after all, and every tourist has to do it). Afterward, revel in the Old New York glamour of the grand speakeasy-style Campbell Apartment, a haute cocktail lounge tucked into Grand Central Terminal.
How to Get There
I purchased a higher level room w/ 'Terrace' for my son and I for Father's Day.
The "Terrace" was in the back of the building, All I could see is a huge brick wall with millions of air conditioners buzzing loud, and dripping down from higher floors.
It was horrible. The hotel was obviously not booked at capacity and I guarantee they could have put us to the front of the building where we could have a city view. What a dump, will never stay there again for 300 a night (Not a bad price for the city, but not for this shole)
This property is AMAZING! Super cool location, cozy beds, large loft rooms, killer staff, delicious coffee in room! We loved it
Very rare to have the cool balconies to relax at night. One of our new favorites ❣️
The evening we spent at the Gotham was the perfect way to end our holiday. The staff were exceptional, the room was immaculately clean and superbly decorated. We didn't experience a hitch - from the moment we checked in with 7 pieces of luggage to the time we departed. Ideally located in the central Manchester precinct we enjoyed visiting nearby museums and art galleries. A meal at Honey is a must do - perhaps the only less than 5 star experience was the breakfast service - no chef that morning.
I came in for meetings in Midtown and stayed 2 nights. The first night, I checked in super late and was given what was the very last room available, which was horrible. 2nd floor, scaffolding right outside the window, dark, noisy. I didn't sleep at all, went downstairs and told them I'd need a different room or would have to cancel my 2nd night. They told me I should get my bags ready to go and they'd switch me to a higher floor the minute it became available . I wasn't confident. I went back to my room composing in my head the flaming review I'd give the hotel on tripadvisor. Nonetheless, I told them my bags were packed and I'd be back at 3:30 hoping to be given a different room. Came back at 3:00, they greeted me by name and gave me the key to a room on the 17th floor, back of the building, WITH a balcony! I had the best night's sleep of my life that second night. I'll stay there again for sure, but will request a high level room in the back.
I can’t say enough about the staff here. We loved, loved our 4 night stay. Front desk staff and doormen were so friendly and attentive. They went out of their way to help with directions and subway navigation. No matter what we needed, it arrived within minutes. Our cleaning staff was fabulous and the room was meticulously cleaned everyday. We were within walking distance of everything and absolutely loved the location. We’d definitely recommend this hotel to anyone. We also loved the 10$ mini bar credit which we received each day. I hated to leave this place. Thank you for making our first trip to NYC a simply amazing vacation. Lynn and Marcel Halifax NS Canada