The Iroquois New York
What We Love
- Free coffee in the lobby in the morning, and cider or cold drinks in the afternoon
- A great concierge for help with theater arrangements
- Unlike many Manhattan hotels, the Iroquois is especially child friendly with in-room video games and mini robes for little ones
What To Know
- Rooms overlooking 44th street can get street noise
- The speakeasy-style bar, Lantern’s Keep, is romantic but small; make a reservation if you want to try it
- Parking starts at $35
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This historic 114-room Midtown hotel (James Dean lived here for two years in the 1950s!) aims to make life in the Big Apple easy. There’s a concierge to book tickets to Broadway shows (you can put in a request online before ever leaving home), and you can walk to theater district in minutes. The gym, complete with Finnish Sauna, is open 24 hours so you can always find time to work out. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, there’s Triomphe, a celebrated French restaurant, and Lanter’s Keep, a speakeasy-style bar for post-dinner nightcaps.
In the Area
Two blocks from Grand Central Station, the Iroquois is within walking distance of major corporations, which suits the business crowd, and several top sights, which works for tourists. Guests can walk to any Broadway show, head over to Bryant Park to picnic or watch movies in summer and ice skate in winter, or visit the New York Public Library year-round. Forgot your comfy walking shoes? No big deal. Saks Fifth Avenue’s original flagship store is just around the corner—along with just every other boutique you can imagine.
How to Get There
I’ve stayed here twice now and I’ll go back. My only issue is with the internet service and this time with the Libby computer which just didn’t work, and wasn’t fixed while we were there. The rooms are small
But comfortable. They beds are comfortable. For NYC it’s very quiet and it’s only about 1.5 blocks from Time Square.
Check-in was very efficient. Unfortunately, the main lobby and bar/restaurant area was being renovated, which we were unaware of when making our reservation. This meant only 1 elevator was in service which was annoying at times. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The rooms are comfortable if a little on the small side. The bed was not as comfortable as comparable hotels we have stayed in on this trip. The location was great for us - everywhere we wanted to go was within walking distance.
My girlfriend loves this place, and it is on her rotation when she travels to NYC for business. She was so excited that I was going there for the first time and kept talking about the speakeasy lounge in the hotel. Unfortunately l, when arrived and she asked about the lounge, she was told for the first time that the bar was closed for construction. When she called to book the place, she was told the hotel was having a summer special but not informed that the bar would be closed.
The only other issue was out room was literally 2 feet from the elevator and the noise was a lot. You can see the light from the hallway through the side of the door. A little insulation around the door would help with the noise level.
The staff was excellent, and the room was very nicely appointed. Bathroom was good, and the berry tea downstairs was a nice touch. Great location and nice place.
But, she was quite disappointed about not being told about the speakeasy being closed when she called to book. She has been going there for years,
but I’m not sure whether that will happen again.
We just left the city after a quick overnight to meet up with friends and see a show.
We returned to one of our favorite hotels in the city, the Iroquois --a beautiful hotel with the staff to match. Special thanks to Christof for ensuring we had a memorable, albeit brief visit. We will be back!
It was one of many times we have selected the Iroquois for our stay in NYC. Despite their construction, our room was quiet, beautifully appointed and all the amenities were high quality. Every member of their staff smiled, greeted us at every turn and were extremely helpful. It’s not the most economical choice in Manhattan but so centrally located that we could take buses and the subway anywhere.