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
When I booked my room, I was excited to stay at the Gregory because of the great reviews and pictures online. The lobby was cozy and I was greeted quickly and was sent up to my room. They put me on the 2nd floor w/ 35th street views.
My initial thought was the room was cute, small, there was a window unit A/c to cool the room...which I thought was odd. Loved the very high ceilings that make you feel less boxed in. I opened a skinny door to what I thought was the closet....it was the smallest bathroom I had ever been in!!! The toilet and sink are so close together you have to squeeze between them to get to the shower. I was cramped and I am 4'11 and small. Anyone larger would be miserable I think. There was no conditioner and I took the last tiny bit of shampoo left....(they have wall mounted soaps)
I could overlook all of that, including the lamps and phone chargers broken, if it were not for the noise from delivery trucks backing into bays just below my room. From 11:30 - 7am it was a constant stream of trucks loading and unloading, people yelling to guide the trucks in and out. I didn't sleep at all.
Overall if it hadn't been for the hotel putting me in a room they have no business putting any customer in, plus the surprise 'convenience fee' for a list of things I didn't use, it may not have been so bad.
I'd recommend trying to get a room on a high floor to drown out the street noise. Go in knowing there are additional charges (35) to take into account for the room price and if you are a larger person to find out if the hotel has a room with a larger bathroom and make them guarantee it for you.
I would not recommend this hotel to anyone staying on 35th street. Pay a little more and go to the renaissance
I especially appreciated the friendly and helpful front desk staff, who helped me plan subway and walking routes for places I wanted to visit, printed out emails for me, arranged for free laundry (one shirt each night) and in general were extremely peasant.
Stayed for 3 nights midweek. This is a typical mid range NYC hotel with pleasant desk staff with a smart lobby, good WiFi and bar/pub.
Rooms are quite basic but my room (a single Queen on the 3rd floor) was plenty big enough. Bed was comfortable and bathroom shower worked well. Aircon was window mounted and a little noisy but you soon get used to it!
Its location, close to 5th avenue, Broadway and Herald Square makes it convenient too.
We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived, the staff were friendly and very accommodating. The hotel has a quirky feel, with good sized rooms, safety boxes and a fridge. The hotel provided a clean service daily of fresh towels and bedding, along with free tea and coffee being served before 11am in the bar. The hotel location is perfect and sits right next to the Empire State Building and just a few minutes walk from Times square. There is plenty to do around the hotel accommodation, food, shops and entertainment. There is a subway at the end of the street, making it easy to access all other areas. It was the perfect stay.
A wonderful hotel with a friendly unpretentious atmosphere. Great bar and restaurant next door and an excellent location for restaurants, Times Square and theatre district. Reasonable rates too. Would stay here again anytime.