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
Stayed here with my Son to celebrate his 21st birthday in NY. The positives are that it is in a great location and central to most attractions. We were upgraded to a junior suite as there were no twin bedded room available which was really appreciated. Mist of the staff were friendly and helpful. The air conditioning was a welcome feature on such a hot day. The only negatives would be the repetition in relation to cakes for breakfast every morning (albeit they were yummy) and the dark haired female receptionist who was not very welcoming or indeed friendly. A smile would have been appreciated. The blonde lady was super nice as were the gents. Thank you all.
The workers were welcoming and kind, and the hotel location is one of the best.
BUT!!! There were more things we didn’t like: the room service was horrible, there were only two places where we could actually breath- the coffee-tea room and the bedroom. The bedroom was so so small- the toilet door was literally on the toilet itself, so we couldn’t close the door. We couldn’t sleep well- the air condition was so old and noisy that we preferred to suffer the heat at night instead of hearing it. Also, we could hear the whole street noise- up from the eighth floor- not so nice, especially when you’re so tired but cat sleep. The worst thing that made our blood boiling was the hotel car service. We reserve a car service at the day before we left. We informed the secretary at the desk that we have a lot of suitcases, they are big and we must not be late because we have a flight to the next destination. We arrived to the lobby on time where we could meet a representative who could help us with our stuff. We were told that the driver will arrive in ten to fifteen minutes late, we told the staff that it’s not alright and un responsible, because we told the secretary the day before that the time is super important. It turned out that we were waiting for half an hour, and when finally the driver showed up, he didn’t want to take us to the airport, so we needed to take a taxi instead, disappointed and furious at the bad service.
This cozy boutique hotel is a gem - clean well-appointed rooms. Friendly helpful staff. Walk to Bryant Park, Grand Central Station, Rockefeller Center, theaters and restaurants. Bus and Subway nearby too....