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
- 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
I was checked in really pleasantly by June for my stay at the Michelangelo. I had a lovely cosy comfortable room - extreeeemely spacious by Manhattan standards! Guests receive $10 credit for the hotel bar daily - a nice touch. I was upgraded to high-speed wifi for my week-long stay, which was a much appreciated extra. I noticed that the hotel tends to be quite warm. I couldn't seem to control the heat/cool in my room very well, so asked for it to be made cooler which it was, and seemed better after that. The foyer and bar are pleasant; the bar is nice to sit in for a drink before bed and jazzy music plays softly in the background - it would be even nicer with slightly more atmospheric lighting. The barman was especially friendly and helpful. A kettle was delivered to my room on request which was good - I wonder if tea/coffee-making facilities should automatically be in rooms perhaps, for this price. Doormen are friendly and helpful, and cleaning was v.good. The location is just at the top of Times Square - convenient for me as I am a solo female traveller and l felt safe. Recommended if you can handle the garish bustle of Times Square (many don't, but I like it!!). The Michelangelo is a great tourist base near several key subway stations, so that it's easy to get downtown etc. It's also situated right by all the Broadway theatres, so it's handy if you're seeing shows as you can walk to them. And of course, just a stone's throw from Central Park :) I truly loved my stay here, I had a very happy week at the Michelangelo and would definitely return.
P.S. There is a lovely bakery (part of a chain but so nice) with amazing cookies up behind the hotel on 51st between 6th & 7th Avenues, called Maison Kayser…
If you are visiting for plays and mid-town shopping, you cannot beat the location of this hotel. Friendly staff. Rooms a nice, a little bit worn for the wear and only slightly dated, but totally acceptable and I would stay there again if I wanted that location. Use the safe for valuables.
Have stayed too many times to count and the experience keeps getting better. From the charming doormen, to the maids upstairs, everyone is so kind. As often happens, I was upgraded to a roomy studio further enhancing my experience.
The hotel staff is great. Big Shoutouts for Luna the bartender and Henry Diaz who helped keep me upright on the icy sidewalk. Great customer service from everyone there. I recommend and will plan to stay there again.
We visited NYC from the 25/11/2019 to 30/11/2019 and stayde at the best hotel we have ever stayed in.As soon as we arrived at the hotel the staff made us feel so relaxed after a 2 hour car trip from JFK.The hotel has a style of its own and you feel very special right from the start.Having been to NYC before the usual size of the bedrooms is somewhat on the small size,fear note at the Michelangelo the bedrooms are wonderful,especially room 416 which has a great view of 7th Avenue.The bed was to die for after a long in the Big Apple.We will return to this hotel and would once again like to say thank you to all staff(reception,bell boy,doorman and by no means least the chambermaids)who made our special trip so special.PS TRY the Westway Diner on 9th Avenue -10 mins walk for breakfast awesome.-614 Ninth Avenue