The Michelangelo Hotel
What We Love
- Sleeping soundly, thanks to the quiet, residential-style floors and an afternoon checkout time
- Free coffee, tea, and pastry is served in the Tuscan room each morning
- Free car service to Wall Street (available 7 to 9 a.m. weekdays)
What To Know
- There's a small on-site gym, or for a daily fee, you can swim laps in the 25-yard pool at the affiliated Athletic & Swim club across the street
- Free WiFi
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The only U.S. outpost of the Italian Starhotels group (which has properties in Rome, Milan and Venice), this hotel announces its cross-pond bravado with a long hallway lined with oil paintings and velvety banquettes, as well as a pink marble lobby crowned in crystal chandeliers.
Bed and Bath
The 179 rooms — large, especially by urban standards — are spread over seven floors, a number that feels refreshingly modest in this over-the-top part of town. Wall-to-wall carpets keep things quiet, and bookshelves, gilded mirrors and bureaus lend a residential feel. This traditional decor carries through to the Grand One-Bedroom Suites, which fill their 800 square feet of space with book-lined foyers, sitting areas and kingsize beds. The bathrooms, fitted with small TVs and two sets of sliding doors, are not only among the city’s largest but, with 55-gallon soaking tubs and fragrant Etro products, perhaps some of the most indulgent, too.
The backlit Insieme Lounge aims for a sultry vibe, with studded chairs, bright red walls and orchids. On the menu: wine, playful Italian-inspired cocktails like La Dolce Vita (Ketel One and limoncello, with a twist of lemon) and meals to match (antipasti, panini, pasta). Work it all off in the on-site fitness center.
How to Get There
We just returned from our mini-vacation to NYC. We had minimal interaction with the staff other than Asha, who checked us in. She was wonderful and very helpful. There were 4 of us (my spouse and 2 kids with me). This location seems to be the perfect distance to Broadway, Times Square, Rockefeller Square and the MoMA. Everything was just a couple blocks away. The lobby and the hotel in general are beautiful and ornate. It reminds me of what a grand, old world hotel should look like. Warm and elaborate, not sleek and modern.
We booked a room with 2 king sized beds. The room was very spacious with a clean, 2 section bathroom. There was also a sizable walk-in closet. Slippers and robes were available in the closet. Our room looked over 7th Ave. The view was excellent. They have added an extra layer of windows that do a remarkably good job of keeping out the street noise. There were 3 windows, so there was no lack of natural lighting.
The only negative (as so many others have pointed out) is the residence charge. It is nice to get some of it back through a $10 drink credit each day.
If we are coming back to this part of the city again, we will certainly be staying there again. Definitely recommended.
Michaelangelo is a great place to stay if your going to a show or the Met. Very convenient to everything. Lobby, rooms, ambiance are great but the bar area seems slightly dated and in need of an upgrade.
I strongly recommend staying at the Michelangelo on your next trip to NYC!
I had booked a 4 night stay in NYC at Michelangelo. I picked this property because I had stayed there over 50 nights in 2009 and 2010. I was always impressed with the incredible staff and the luxurious intimacy of the property.
One of our family members became ill one day before we were supposed to arrive. As usual the staff in reservations impressed me again ( 10 years later!) and because of the illness fully canceled our reservation without penalty! They truly do care about their customers! We will be back soon!
My 7-year-old daughter and I went to NYC for a long weekend to see a Broadway show, visit the Central Park Zoo, and check out Times Square. She had never been to NY before, and I wanted to be close to all the action. This hotel is in a perfect location - right in Times Square and the Theater District, and just a short walk to Central Park. The hotel itself is gorgeous. Our room wasn't ready right at 3pm as promised, so we were upgraded to a HUGE suite (unheard of size for Manhattan!). The furniture was beautiful and comfortable, the A/C worked great, and there was zero hotel or street noise. The lobby and small lounge are lovely, and the staff are friendly and helpful. I would absolutely stay here again, and highly recommend it. I can't imagine you could find anything better at this price!!
Loved this boutique hotel in the middle of everything! The staff was very nice, gave us a lovely room (especially after I mentioned my milestone birthday) and I enjoyed everything about our visit. The staff was attentive, the lobby and room was gorgeous and well appointed and everything was clean. I slept in until 10a on the day we departed....in a hotel! Quite unheard of when there's usually doors slamming and vacuum cleaners running. The highest compliment I can give is that I felt at home here. Recommend to anyone that wants a quiet adult getaway in the middle of the bustling city. Thank you Michelangelo for a memorable stay!