The Mansfield Hotel
What We Love
- Free espresso offered around the clock in the library
- The state-of-the-art fitness center is open 24/7
What To Know
- Rooms facing 44th Street have the best views, but can pickup street noise so it's worth requesting a room on a higher floor
- WiFi is available for an additional $14.95 per day, but is free in the hotel's main areas
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
This 12-story number is done up in pearly white marble, oak-paneled walls and gilt-framed artwork. First built in 1903 as a gentlemen’s club for young swells, it held a place of honor on what is still known as Club Row (44th Street between 5th and 6th avenues). More than a century later, the Edwardian edifice remains dapper and poised throughout, with gleaming crown moldings, a ladder-equipped library and wrought iron staircases.
Bed and Bath
The 126 guestrooms have hardwood floors, kingsize beds with upholstered headboards and 300-thread-count linens, black-and-white photographs by Judith Turner, and original bay windows with cushioned seats. Suites have charming living areas with French doors that lead to the bedroom, and one even has a miniature library. Although the bathrooms are pint-size (some have the sink outside the door), they’re stocked with great Beekman 1802 bath products.
The Club Room has low wooden game tables, leather chairs and a free self-serve espresso station available around the clock. The dapper M Lounge serves breakfast — fluffy cheddar omelets and sweet buttermilk pancakes — but is best for an after-work drink by the mahogany bookcases beneath romantic Beaux-Arts lighting. There’s also a gym with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment.
In the Area
Sample the exquisite French fare across the street at Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne, from pan-seared monkfish and crispy duck confit to the foie gras–, short rib– and truffle-stuffed burger. Walk to the TKTS booth, just five blocks from the hotel, for day-of, half-price tickets to Broadway shows. Less than three blocks away, the New York Public Library, on the National Register of Historic Places, houses one of the world’s largest rare book collections; it offers free tours Monday to Saturday. After sampling the art at the Museum of Modern Art, behold the bold French-American cooking going on at the Modern.
How to Get There
Other than a convenient location this boutique hotel was a disappointment. Bar under construction so it was closed. Room was very dark, window Ac turned off every hour, tiny bathroom-creepy vibe overall. Super narrow hallways and tiny elevator. Lots of street noise disturbed sleep-plus uncomfortable beds. Do not recommend. You can do better!
Super friendly staff and a generous junior suite.
Took a bit of getting used to the air conditioning fan noise coming through the windows, but the bed was comfy and I slept through.
The happy hour wine in the library in the afternoon was a nice surprise while waiting for the airport transfer home. Will definitely come back when I’m in the area next.
Thanks for a lovely stay.
I was greeted by a beautiful and clean lobby with high ceilings. The staff in the lobby was very welcoming and pleasant and they were serving wine in the library room when I arrived, which was a great way to be welcomed. The Manager Eric and Concierge Robert were especially helpful in planning out my stay in the city.
The hotel rooms are under renovation (needed) but this didn't affect my stay at all and was not intrusive (they were working on a different floor than mine) I look forward to seeing their finished product in a few months.
Overall I ended-up having a nice stay, after I changed out of my tiny room in the back into a larger room facing 44th Street. If I had only stayed a night or two it would not have mattered to me, but I was there for 6 nights and needed just a bit more space. The hotel was very quick to switch my room, which was exactly what I was looking for. Don't expect any frills but you will find clean, comfortable rooms at a great location.
Good afternoon. Let me start off by saying the hotel is professional. I book it this week and stayed there. The price was not bad, for New York.
The hotel I come to find out has 24 hour coffee/hot chocolate and that is in a room when you walk in on the left hand side. Shown with chess board tables, it is not bad. I don't drink wine but I was told it has that too from 4-5 pm...Not my cup of tea personally, since I don't drink, wine.
When I got to the hotel, I checked in and was assisted by a gentile man Robert to the room. Then I went to the area around Best Buy to get food, then went back to the room. The bathroom was not bad. The bathroom, clean, the towels clean, the shower, excellent. I emphasize on the excellence of the shower since some hotels have a dripping problem which this one did not.
I did not use the televsion since my mission there was to have quiet and to use the WiFi the hotel has for typing...and typing I did. It was the reason why I wanted a quiet midtown area to get things done. The WiFi they had there was GREAT, it was secured, not open so I did not have to think of one seeing elsewhere what I may have bought using a card.
The bed, it was SOFT, the sheets clean, the pillows soft, four pillows. The dresser was not bad,
When it was after 12 am I went to the front desk to find out about ice then I was told about where to get a cup from, that is when I saw the chest like tables and the books in their library. I then went back upstairs, drank juice, went to sleep...
Now, the reason why I called the title in part 'and steps' is because there was a step to get int othe bathroom, swirling steps from floor to floor, a step by the front door, and steps to get to the lobby...
When I was checking out the people Ronald and Rosa who were at the front desk did help me and then I left.
Will I book it again? Yes. Is it better than the Marriott? Yes.
Also, the staff who was doing the cleaning on the floor I was on, were helpful too