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
Great location; good size room for NYC hotel; good service; Wolfgangs Steakhouse restaurant in lobby is delicious; parking garage directly across street. Dunkin Donuts and another nice gourmet coffee shop right next store. Convenient location to Rockefellar Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Saks 5th Ave, etc.
Just days after getting married, we arrived in the city for our honeymoon and checked into the Gotham Hotel to be disappointed from the very start by the deceiving photos presented online that alluded to a much more grand and welcoming hotel. Our AC broke in the night resulting in horrible sleep and the bed was not comfortable at all. The room size was the only plus about our stay. We clearly stated that we were on our honeymoon and asked for a room with a view and were then placed in a room facing the concrete wall in the back. We would not recommend this hotel to others as we were not only disappointed by the hotel but also the customer service, or lack there of, from the staff members. We were also charged to check out of the hotel early, when the AC didn't even work - the management made us feel as though it was our fault that their hotel rooms were inadequate.
This boutique hotel is situated in an ideal location! There’s a mini-market a couple of doors down and close to 5th Ave/Madison for an amazing shopping experience.
My room (Midtown King) was very large for NY standards and there was a small balcony with a table and chairs. There was not much of a view but it’s NYC and you’re lucky to even have an outdoor area.
The staff on the front desk were always very kind and accommodating!
There’s a small restaurant connected to the hotel. It was always quiet there and great service.
Overall, I recommend this hotel if you’re interested in staying near Midtown while in NYC. While it is a boutique and does not have many amenities, their location and large style rooms make up for it!