The Kimberly Hotel & Suites
What We Love
- The lobby centerpiece: a framed letter from former President Jimmy Carter (a frequent visitor)
- Chrysler Building views from the black-and-white roof terrace bar
- Weekend brunches with bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys
- Frette linens in all guest rooms
What To Know
- You can make dinner reservations and airport limo bookings from a touch screen monitor in your room
- Though there’s a standard gym on the premises, guests receive complimentary passes to the New York Health and Racquet Club (about a block and a half away), which contains a swimming pool and squash courts
- In-room Wi-i is available for an additional cost
- Guests are invited to a complimentary sunset cruise on the hotel’s private yacht from May to September
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
No single spot better reflects this midtown institution’s eclectic soul than the 3,000-square-foot, Versailles-meets-The Velvet Underground rooftop lounge Upstairs, anchored by a rubbed bronze bar counter and playful Moooi furniture. (Heated wooden floors and a retractable roof ensures year-round access.) The celebrated 1980s-era hotel, which underwent a comprehensive overhaul in 2011, flaunts its ornate, Louis XV-esque accents—Persian rugs and ormolu in the lobby; English countryside and French provincial-themed rooms—with such wild abandon that it’s refreshing in a city of hotels where minimalism usually reigns. That unabashed indulgence is also on full display at the Empire Steak House, a restaurant reminiscent of a 1920s opera house complete with banquettes and crystal chandeliers. The only reminder you’re in present-day NYC is Bistango, the airy, lobby-level trattoria where diners feast on antibiotic-free meats, sustainably sourced seafood, and one of the city’s more extensive gluten-free offerings.
In the Area
With so many dining and drinking options onsite, you won’t have to pick from Midtown East’s meager nightlife options. During the day, however, you’ll find yourself in an enviable zip code: opt for a guided tour of the nearby United Nations (offered seven days a week), or visit the Museum of Modern Art, which is within walking distance, as are Fifth Avenue boutiques and some of the city’s most photogenic churches including St. Patrick’s Cathedral. A more underrated oasis: the 1/3 acre semi-tropical atrium and lily pond inside the Ford Foundation Building (open to the public), only ten minutes away on foot.
How to Get There
My family (my wife, 13 year old daughter and I) stayed at The Kimberly from 4.7.18 until 11.7.18. This was my fifth time in NYC, my wife's second time and our daughter's first. It was our first time staying in a NYC hotel.
I can honestly say that we didn't want for anything. We stayed in The Empire Suite which was huge. The beds were clean and comfortable, the maid service was efficient and unobtrusive and the staff as a whole couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. NYC was extremely hot at the time but the air con. was extremely welcome. We didn't eat or drink there but the bar and restaurant looked very inviting. There was construction noise but it didn't bother us and I bet there isn't anywhere you could stay in the city without being affected by construction, they are constantly building everywhere.
All in all it was a very successful trip and I would certainly look up The Kimberly for our next visit before looking elsewhere. Well done!
I was in NYC to surprise my sister on her 50th birthday. We live far away from each other and she was here to celebrate her birthday.
When I told the manager during check in about the planned surprise, he provided me with a complimentary bottle of champagne, on ice, wrapped with a bow.
Customer service does not get better than that!
The surprise was a hit, and the champagne was the perfect touch.
The room was large, the bed very comfortable, and I liked the turndown service (and the two chocolate squares that went with it). I highly recommend this hotel.
Well-located and cute hotel in midtown Manhattan, good price range, everyone was extremely nice but I did not enjoy seeing the front desk people being yelled at by managers, guests don't need to see any of that.
I recently stayed at The Kimberly with a few of my girlfriends for a 30th birthday trip. Everything was much more than we expected. The room was clean and beautifully decorated. The staff was warm, friendly, welcoming, and accommodating. You couldn't hear any noise from outside and the beds are easily some of the most comfortable ones that I have slept in. I don't have a single thing I can complain about with this hotel.
Plus the rooftop! Oh man! It was a complete surprise when we arrived that from about 11-4 (I think... don't quote me on that) the rooftop offers free coffee, tea, and pastries. It was just what we needed for a little pick-me-up after a flight. And the view is beautiful! We didn't make it up there for drinks, so I don't know the pricing on that, but we did walk around at night and it was lovely.
If you're looking to stay in Midtown and are looking to treat yourself and make your stay comfortable, I would highly recommend The Kimberly.
What a great location. On the 31st floor (Penthouse level) of the Kimberley Hotel; this is a great bar serving cocktails and a great selection of wine, beers and spirits. The views are fantastic. A must go to place when in NYC.