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
Pleasant and helpful staff.We were given information about all we asked for.Room cleaned excellent every day.Great room and balcony with amazing view!We hope we could find a hotel like this everywhere in the world! Thank you for making our trip even better!
We went as a couple and paid the extra for a junior skyline suite as we were staying 6 days.
When we arrived we were welcomed by pleasant staff, no map of new York given and no information about nearby attractions or restaurants etc. Nothing informative in the room about new York or the surrounding area, which I found surprising. Most places have something for tourists to read and refer to throughout there stay.
The room is a reasonable size (always look bigger in the pictures) the balcony is tiny but a nice space. I suspect it would be more relaxing if there wasn't a building site right opposite, so you get noise and workmen (again perhaps to be expected in New York, but a bit of advance notice would have been nice). However it is nice to have an outside space, just watch out for the puddle from the air conditioning unit which drains onto the balcony floor.
There is a coffee machine but you are restricted to one coffee pod, per person per day only, the rest you have to buy. In my opinion they would be better just supplying a kettle and tea and coffee sachets. There is nothing posh or upmarket about having a coffee machine and restricting the amount guests can use it.
The air conditioning unit was very noisy though it didn't affect us as we hardly used it.
The room in general could do with some refurbishment the dark wood and plain walls just seems rather outdated as do the curtains, it's a pretty uninspiring room. They have a huge mirror but no light any where near it for putting on make up or getting ready and no plug socket any where near it for doing hair. I know these sound like silly things but you do have to wonder who plans these rooms. The room safe is nice but it isn't secured to the floor so if someone wanted they could just lift the entire safe and it's contents.
The bed was very big and very comfortable and the hotel was quiet at night, though as with anywhere in new York you do hear outside noise and this is to be expected. I think the building site across the road adds to the noise. The bathroom was very big and the wet room was nice though there were some holes in the ceiling where I presume there had been a leak from upstairs .
The rooms were clean and the maid service was good.
There is no separate bar in the hotel, though if you wanted I believe you could sit for a drink at the Bar in Wolfgangs steak restaurant which is located within the hotel. We ate there once $180 dollars for 2 steaks 2 sides and chips to share, a wine and couple of beers!!!! Though to be fair we were prepared for the price and the food was lovely.
The staff are very friendly and helpful, Tina Alex and Kenny all chatted away with us and helped us when we needed it.
The location of the hotel is FANTASTIC it is within walking distance to many of the attractions and is a great location for subways to the other destinations in New York, grand central, empire state, times square, macys and rockefeller to name a few are all within walking distance. There is a coffee shop next door for when you have used up your coffee pod allowance! and are in abundance!!!
The hotel is fine but with a bit of effort it could be fantastic especially given the location, a boutique hotel....... it is nearly there. I wouldn't class the rooms as stylish perhaps a bit out dated dark wood, plain walls, plain bedding, but it is a small central hotel with great staff, who are extremely helpful and pleasant.
This review might seem very negative, but I have tried to be informative and these are the facts!
I would stay again if the price was represented in the design and style of the rooms.
Once again the staff were fantastic and it is a very central hotel in a bust central area right of 5th avenue. We had a great time in New York
We really enjoyed our stay, the staff were great and very helpful. The room was clean and had a safe and a fridge. It was situated close to a lot of the places that we wanted to visit and wasn't far from the subway at Grand Central Station. The area felt safe. Situated just off 5th Avenue. Not far from the MOMA, Rockafeller, Central Park, Empire State Building, Grand Central Station and Times Square.
I recently spent a few days in New York and stayed at the Gotham. Rooms are comfortable, service is very friendly and location is super convenient as it’s a short walk from Grand Central Station.
If you have a car, the hotel is partnering with a nearby garage but it’s a valet only parking meaning that it takes a while to get in and out.
Also, take the time to enjoy the view from the highest floors (all guests get access to the balconnets)
We spent 8 nights at The Gotham in a Junior Suite. We loved the balcony looking down 46th and it was wonderful for viewing the Pulaski and Columbus Day parades. It was great having the separate seating area to give extra space. While all staff were friendly and helpful Kristina on front desk and Shaun on the door were especially so. Wolfgang’s restaurant on the ground floor is also definitely worth a visit if staying here.