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
Overall a great visit!! Exactly what we needed - extremely clean room, great location, friendly front desk and they hold your luggage without making you feel like you're being a hindrance to them! The shower was really great - rain shower and wand!! AC was cold and could be loud, but hey - besides that I would highly recommend staying here!!
The overall hotel was nice; however, their shower was not the cleanest I have seen. Also, the water temperature regulation was an issue- water was either scalding or cold, little in between. The staff was outstanding. The balcony was a pleasant surprise.
It is not my first time to be in NYC, but it was in the Gotham Hotel, and for sure they will have one more regular costumer! I stayed in this hotel for 4 days, and everything was just perfect from the very begining! I had fast check in and this lovely lady Kristina, gave me all information about the hotel as well as for the sorounding area. She was definitely at the height of the task!!! The room was very clean, bright and spacious! Location is just perfect!
If you are looking for a place where you can rest and have a beautiful sleep, this is the one!
I will see you guys again, hopefully very soon!
Asked for a upper floor, quiet and nice city view room (as described on website) and got absolutely none of these, to the contrary: lower floor with view on an office and .... huge and unbearable street noise all night. We could not sleep at all - at all. construction was going on right down our window which could not even be closed completely and was absolutely not isolated. No sleep at all.
This ruined our stay and visits the following days.
Hallway really small and in need of a refresh- restrooms on the C level for guests have you pass through loads of garbages and recycling, at the back store of the restaurant, water in the room unsteady and no bottles of water available ... clearly not a 4 stars.
Unfortunately, we cannot recommend this hotel
This hotel is centrally located - within walking distance to a plethora of stores, restaurants, Timesquare and Grand Central station. Room is clean, decent and of reasonably spacious. I got a room facing the commercial building directly opposite the hotel - and boy, it was noisy as hell from the moving trucks and honking horns outside: windows definitely aren’t sound proof. In fact, the walls are so thin, you could literally hear noise from the room next door. I got yelled at by the guest next door because they could hear the music playing from my room - not like I was having a party. I wouldn’t come back here again; it’s not ideal for privacy and a quiet night’s rest - I don’t sleep with ear plugs and I also don’t want to hear the sounds from my neighbor’s room.