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
I always look forward to hotel stays in New York. As a native New Yorker that comes home for visits with family and friends I look for quirky off the beaten path hotels that offer interesting takes on a New York experience. This hotel has sorely disappointed.
Our room was so dark upon entering that we could not find the light switches, no soap, no shampoo, television was broken, bathtub was broken. And that was just the first 15 minutes!
Sunday morning at 8:00 am the elevator is broken, we are on the 9th floor and every housekeeper is banging through the hallways vacuuming and slamming doors. We were thrilled. I could go on, but unless you get a really really good price skip this mid-town disaster and go elsewhere
This may become my new regular spot for weekly business. Modern, efficient clean rooms and everywhere you're surrounded by original architectural details from the past.
It was disappointing that the beautiful " M " bar is closed however the location has more than its share of wonderful eateries. Sen Sakana will be my next review.
I was fairly sceptical about staying here due to reading some mixed reviews& complaints but from my experience I cannot complain. Location was fab, 5 mins from Times Square and 10+ from loads of other attractions, transport links were easy. The hotel was very clean, cleaners were friendly and helpful as were the staff at the reception& the lounge area was also nice and breakfast was as equally as nice, standard but it’s what you expect.