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
- 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
Couldn't fault our stay here in November. We stayed for 5 nights over Thanksgiving and after travelling for 4 weeks throughout the country, it was just perfect to finish our trip!
Only thing, would be to restock the mini bar daily as I did have to call down for sparkling water each day but that is very minimal. The linen and bed was lovely, lighting in bathroom was good and a private balcony was great in the middle of the city!
Thank you so much for making our time so memorable!
After reading positive reviews and the fact this hotel had balconies prompted me to book.
On arrival the surly receptionist requested $1000 deposit despite room being fully paid. I explained it was a bit excessive so she settled on$500 which I assumed was for room service etc.
After a long journey we just wanted to get to our room. The room allocated was a disgrace considering the amount of money paid I expected it to be clean & bright.
Instead it was worn& in much need of a revamp.The T.V was hanging lopsided on the wall. Balcony was flooded with water from the a/c cigarettes & paper cups strewn. The window sills were wet with condensation, the blind mouldy in this dark dingy supposed suite
Back to see The surly receptionist no apologies but the offer of a room change
The next room was a improvement with a decent size wet room but still in need of TLC! The view was of a building site but at least I didn’t need wellies to stand on it unlike previous room!
I thought we’d have room service bring breakfast,what a palaver nobody answered phone from the restaurant despite many attempts eventually a not so surly receptionist walked to the restaurant and asked them to call me.
Happily order placed and delivered. I request to charge it to my room. Only to be told it’s nothing to do with the hotel!!
The safe holding my money had crashed which meant I didn’t have available cash until the engineer turned up to reset it
Additionally the fridge didn’t work, maintenance tried his best to no avail
At this point I was tired of complaining, so I just put up with it.
All in all a big let down the rooms on website are rather different in reality safe to say never again!
Must mention a couple of positives, location good though many hotels in the vicinity. Kenny the doorman is a charming young man & Nathoo in housekeeping is a star.
Ive stayed at the Gothem multiple times. The location is perfect. The staff is always courteous and very helpful. The rooms are clean and laid out very well, with plenty of outlets. I stay there whenever I can.
Only stayed for one night and left without a strong feeling one way or another about the property. Some positives: the front desk staff was helpful, and friendly. The location is perfect, close enough that we walked the theater, a jazz club and the next morning to Grand Central Station and towards the East River/ UN. Also, parking w validation was $40, which is fair for 24 hours in Midtown. The shower was very nice, with excellent pressure and temperature. The Nespresso machine made excellent coffee. The room was super quiet, but also we faced a very dark interior courtyard, as is the case in many Manhattan buildings. We booked on Hotwire and were assigned a room. If it's important to you, you could book directly with the hotel to ensure a streetside room. The bed was only average, which includes the mattress and bedding. There was no decoration (ie art) on the wall, which left the room looking a bit stark. We didn't eat in the restaurant (not affiliated with the hotel), but would have tried it if they had an informal option at the bar, or a happy hour.
We spent five days at the Gotham July 2018. Because it is a boutique hotel, it was very intimate and cozy. Two rooms per floor! We were the only ones on our floor and we had TWO balconies all to ourselves. One overlooked 5th Avenue. The hotel staff felt like family. Very accommodating and we were close to so many NYC attractions. We will definitely be back to the Gotham. It was perfect.