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
I had to change rooms 3 times at this hotel. The first time the air conditioning did not work properly and after contacting the front desk I was fobbed off with an excuse that it was very hot outside!! The 2nd room I was offered woke me up with a pungent smell of petrol. This gave me and my son a headache and made us feel sick. The third room again did not have a properly functioning air conditioner.
I complained to the management who are refusing to refund me my money for this terrible experience. Please avoid this hotel at all costs. The last thing thing to say is all 3 rooms I stayed in had very poor lighting and so if you feel compelled to book a room take a torch!
We were staying in The Gotham Hotel for a week
We got room with the balcony... don’t bother- you’ll be looking at the wall - like most of New Yorkers- but no point paying extra for it....
The room is big enough but bathroom very basic and wouldn’t call spotlessly clean... we have seem to get less towels as the week passed by....
And because shower door weren’t sealed properly we needed to dry the floor every time after taking shower....
There was Nespresso machine in the room but every morning I needed to ask for an extra coffee pot for next day... as it shouldn’t be a standard in 4 star hotel to refill it....
we decide to do different things with my boyfriend on one day but he forgot his hotel card.... the girl at the reception -despite that she knew him from passing everyday and him presenting his ID wouldn’t let him in the room explaining as a security reasons
I get that but it would be nice if she uses common sense and a bit of will to help
Our passports and all belongings were in that room - what my boyfriend would do if anything would have happen to me????
Overall ok hotel for New York I guess.... wouldn’t call it 4 star....
Ok location but not on the friendly side....
I chose this Hotel because of the room size, having been warned by friends that most hotel rooms are very small. The room 33 was nicely furnished, with a fridge and mini bar, a small balcony with table and chair. The room looked onto the side of a building, so no view. There are 2 Balconies for guests use at the front, near top of the hotel. the staff were friendly and helpful. really enjoyed our 6 day stay there.
Nice and clean room. Looks bigger on the pictures but it works for a couple of days. Curtains was very dirty!! The AC was very loud!! Needed to turn it off while sleeping. Good WiFi. I recommand takeaway breakfast from the dunkin donut next to the hotel. Good location while staying in NYC.
I was very nervous booking a hotel in New York but thankfully choose The Gotham. Having read reviews I was aware it is not clearly from street view so look for Wolfgangs. Room was larger than I expected for what I was paying. Bed was super comfortable , coffee in room was very good ( you can buy more pods for $5 which to me is a great deal) The shower was great in that it had a wand to simply have a rinse . Yes the balcony faced a wall but I spent my time on the 19th floor balcony having my dinner there many a night. Fluffy dressing gowns, slippers I felt rather spoiled. The staff were so helpful , i felt for the few days I was there it was home. I cannot say enough positive things about them. From printing off directions, directing me to some of the most terrific places to eat or simply having a chat, they made my stay memorable. Tina , Tina would always welcome me with a chat , some skitting ( in our side of the pond that is like " we are friends" ) . If there was an issue it was amended , if there was a want , it was looked after. I saw many people come to the hotel when other hotels let them down in some way. All were delighted with their move and I can see why. I know I have not included the door staff names, the cleaners names, the maintenance guys names but they all made for a memorable stay. I found the hotel very well situated. It is a short walk to Times Square, cheap eats nearby as well as a discount shop to purchase the likes of coffee, snacks if like me you are on a budget. Grand central is about 2 city blocks away . Fantastic eatery near there with various vendors and a selection that should please anyone in your party. Dunking Doughnuts is two doors away, what more could you want really ? I am so glad I took the chance and will be returning to stay again.