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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Great Staff, always ready to help.
Managed to get us on a boat trip for the 4th July Cerebrations.
We decided to go in July for a great Holiday.
Booked the hotel 21st June. somewhere Central.The weather was very humid / hot. But the air conditioning in the hotel and on public transport was fantastic.
Great hospitality made us feel very welcome at all times no matter who we were dealing with. Ideal location for Rockefeller plaza Central Park park and madison avenues. Room was perfect really large king size bed with our own suite and kitchen
We booked our very first trip to New York, first the flight, then the hotel, my wife chose the Kimberly Hotel in midtown Manhattan. Absolutely loved the location, very central, the service was top notch, the room elegant, and, the rooftop patio an absolute blast!!! We are definitely going to come back and, look forward to staying at the Kimberly.