What We Love
- Opened in spring 2015, the Gregory is the revamped and rebooted version of the original 1903 Hotel Gregorian and retains many of the building’s original features
- All 132 guestrooms have an elegant, masculine style in muted grays and midnight blues
- Mod cons include free WiFi and bath products by Apotheke, and King Rooms have dead-on views of the Empire State Building
- The lobby is part café (free coffee is served from 7 a.m. to 12 noon) and part cocktail bar (after 4 p.m.), and the next-door Brendan’s Bar and Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
What To Know
- The guestrooms are snug, but they use the space well
- Brendan’s Bar and Grill, a classic Midtown Irish-American pub adjacent to the lobby, serves as the hotel restaurant but does not supply room service
- Dogs under 50 pounds are welcome (one per room) for a $250 refundable deposit and a $50 fee
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In the heart of New York’s Garment District, just blocks from Herald Square, the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden, the Gregory Hotel reopened after a tip-to-toe revamp in spring 2015. Formerly the Gregorian, a historic New York property dating back to 1903, the Gregory now has a sleek but timeless interior style, a library-like lobby and 132 elegant guestrooms. The rooms are New York–snug but use the space well, done in unfussy white, gray and inky blue shades, with raised platform beds, leather-wrapped side tables and work desks. All of the rooms have flat-screen TVs, full-length mirrors and simple bathrooms that sport a cool NYC mix of white subway tile walls and black-and-white mosaics on the floors, as well as bespoke Apotheke amenities. Downstairs, the gorgeous, masculine lobby does double duty as the morning coffee shop between 7 a.m. and noon and a clubby lounge with a must-go cocktail happy hour beginning at 4 p.m. The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant as such, but Brendan’s Bar and Grill, right next door, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
In the Area
You’re just a short walk from all the restaurants, galleries and nightlife in Chelsea and the lights of the Times Square theater district. For a dose of retail therapy, take your plastic downtown to the Meatpacking District and hit Diane von Furstenberg’s flagship as well as such designer stores as Yigal Azrouël, Carlos Miele and Alexander McQueen. If you prefer culinary indulgence, head to Chelsea Market and gather picnic essentials among the cheesemongers, lobster purveyors, bakers and gelato makers before checking out the sunset views over the Hudson from the High Line, an elevated park.
How to Get There
My family had a an excellent stay at The Gregory. The staff was warm, friendly and attentive. Our room was super clean and well-maintained. The location was great, proximal to the UN, Empire State building, Times Square, and many NYC attractions.
I stayed one night here during a quick work trip to the city, and Victor at the front desk went absolutely above & beyond to make my sure my stay was comfortable and enjoyable. I loved the room, it was stylish, and well appointed with a comfortable bed & sofa, and the desk was perfect for my needs. I would definitely stay again, and hopefully longer than one night!
The experience wasn't what the website looked like. The lobby indeed is very pretty but I think it might be the only thing that has been renewed in a while. Bathroom in my room was tiny, windows haven't been cleaned for a while. For breakfast you have to go next door to the Irish pub which I in the end didn't end up doing.
What a neat hotel in the middle of the City. From its classic feel to the spacious clean room, and your exceptional staff made my one night stay a memorable one. Edgar was attentive, friendly, and helpful. Thank you!
We had visited the Gregory in April 2018 and despite the reviews, we had no fault with the hotel.
It's location remains great for access to many of the mid-town attractions and also for the subways to everywhere.
However, despite being March, we had to open two of the windows in the room all day and night and run the air conditioning unit to combat the full on heating system that cannot be controlled in the room.
There are only 2 elevators serving the 12 floors in the hotel which also need to be used by the housekeeping staff and when one of the elevators broke mid way though our stay, that meant long delays in going up to of down from your room.
Finally, the "resort fee" added to the cost to cover two bottles of water per day (per room - not each person) and wifi in the hotel leaves a sour taste.
I got access to free wifi everywhere in NY including on the subway stations so to use that as an excuse for additional fees is poor really.
Whilst we enjoy the decor and location of the hotel and the front desk and lobby staff are very keen to help, I am not sure we will return to this hotel next time we are in NY.