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
My wife and myself stayed at the Gotham for 8 days in June. The location is great! We had an issue on arrival however it was resolved quickly by an outstanding receptionist called Tina. With experience in the hospitably business I understand the value of outstanding staff.
We have just returned from a 3 night stay at this Hotel,
After reading some reviews I was a bit concerned but the Hotel was fantastic, very central for all the sights and very clean and tidy.
We were helped by the staff on Sunday the 10th June a lady on reception and a young lad on the door(sorry cannot remember names but you can check to see who they were that day) we had been let down by our Limo company and they helped us get another car, the young doorman even took us to meet the car which was a stretch and so we got to the Queenmary2 in style.
Thanks so much for the fantastic service and if we ever come back to NYC will stay at your hotel.
For the price it was absolutely fine. Dunking donuts next door for a brew. Rooms are a bit small mind and we had a balcony but we faced a brick wall which was a shame but was well centrally located. Good for the price but think I would stop else where if I went back to NY
I paid in full for 5 nights in this hotel 6 months in advance only to have them call us 12 hours before we to leave to say that there was a glitch and they had over booked. They then booked us into a cheaper hotel without offering us a refund for the difference.
Thankfully we called hotels.com and they were able to find us a much better hotel and our vacation was saved!! If they knew about the glich and that it was over booked why didn’t they call me 6 months ago!! Won’t be staying at this hotel next time I go to New York if that’s how they treat their customers!!
If you're looking for a hotel where the people would go out of their way for a bunch of older people on a birthday trip from Florida this is the place. We checked in with Darline Pete and Sean, and were devastated to learn that our plans of going to Carmine's weren't possible because we didn't have a reservation but oh well that's NYC right? Everything is so busy and everyone is too busy to care about you. Except for at the Gotham! About 10 minutes after we got into the rooms we got a call from Pete that our plans were back on. He was able to pull some strings and got us a table for 6 for 7 pm. On top of that he made sure that they knew it was my brother's birthday and sent us the biggest dessert (called the Titanic) that we had ever seen. The entire trip was great but we will always remember the extra time they took to make sure that our trip started out right.