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
Me and my partner stayed here for 7 nights in November and really enjoyed our stay. We stayed on the 22nd floor which had a big balcony on the front that would be nice during the summer and the room was a decent size for New York. There was quite a lot of noise from Air conditioning units outside the room but there is nothing the hotel can do about that. Any problems we had with the room were sorted quickly. One thing i did not like was the safe on our room didn't work as it was not attached to anything, it was just sitting in the cupboard.
My husband and I stayed here for three days. Location is PERFECT! We were never farther than a ten minute walk from anywhere we wanted to go. The rooms were clean and it was great to have a terrace and minibar in the room. The staff was amazing and very helpful. Especially Anton, he went above and beyond for us. The restraunt, wolfgang, also served great food. When we come back to NYC we will be planning our stay here.
The hotel is great and the rooms are a good size for NYC standards. The decor is also great and I loved the fact that there is also a cute little balcony. Aside from the hotel itself, the staff has been wonderful. Especially the doorman Artan who was super helpful and accomidating. The service has been great and we will definitely return.
Stayed in the Gotham Hotel for a few days while in New York and i must say i wasn't expecting to have my own private Balcony on the 21st floor with another balcony right across overlooking 46th street. They also have a great restaurant downstairs, i believe it was a steakhouse. Just wished they let me in my room with my wine.Kudos to the Gotham for also hiring a wonderful staff who always kept a smile on their faces. Special thanks to Christina and Alex who helped me navigate through the city map and assisted me in getting to my destinations safely. The only thing that i feel needs improvement would be the lighting in certain parts of the room, and they were also working on a building across the street which i'm pretty sure once completed shouldn't be a problem
This has become my favorite hotel in Manhattan after an incredible stay this week. The rooms were well decorated, extremely clean, and had a great Nespresso machine for coffee in the mornings. Making the stay even more memorable was Tina at the front desk,!who in all my travels was clearly the most friendly hotel employee i’ve come across. Manning the front of the hotel was Kenny, who was equally as friendly and quick with great local recommendations & directions. I would definitely stay at this hotel again and highly recommend it.