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What We Love

  • Free coffee, fresh fruit and coffee cake in the lounge from 7 to 10 am
  • In-the-know staff rolls out the red carpet for guests
  • Sweet Midtown location steps from Carnegie Hall, MoMA and Central Park
  • Free WiFi

What To Know

  • There’s no gym, but guests can use the free fitness center at sister hotel Ameritania, a block away
  • On-site dining is replaced with room service, and the friendly staff can make reservations at the area’s best restaurants
  • Parking is $25 per day for cars and $35 per day for SUVs in the garage conveniently located next to the hotel


  •  Eco-Friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Room Service
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Artsy boutique sleep with contemporary style, top notch service and a prime Midtown perch

The Look

Quirky ultramodern digs inspired by 1950s art and design. The lobby has a clubby throwback feel with leather armchairs and polished wood walls topped with a wink thanks to electric yellow ceilings and a graphic print border. Zebra carpets and primary colored wallpaper printed with floor-to-ceiling picture frames set a whimsical tone in the hallways.

Bed and Bath

The 37 guestrooms are less eccentric, styled in toned down charcoal and grey hues with pops of color (thanks to mod red chairs) and pattern (the dotted carpets reference modernist icons Charles and Ray Eames). Tufted white leather headboards hover above pillowy beds dressed in Belgian linens and houndstooth throws. Sleek slate bathrooms come equipped with rainfall showers, stainless steel appliances and C.O. Bigelow products.


Curl up on a funky zebra-print chair or chrome-colored sofa with a cup of java, some fresh fruit and coffee cake served daily at the second-floor lounge. After the morning pick-me-up, work on that fitness routine at the free gym a block away in sister hotel, Ameritania. The supreme staff has service down to an art and can give you the insider scoop on the best eats and must-sees.

In the Area

Pay tribute to the hotel’s design theme by checking out the galleries at the Museum of Modern Art. Next, wander through the exhibits at the Museum of Arts and Design, then stroll across the street to Columbus Circle and Central Park for a breath of fresh air. Those more musically inclined should catch a show at Carnegie Hall, a few short blocks from the hotel. Wrap up by tasting your way through the wealth of foodie favorites in the neighborhood, including the swoon-worthy swine at BarBacon gastropub, Brasserie Cognac’s classic French fare, McGee’s Irish bar (the model for How I Met Your Mother), and Frank Sinatra’s signature spot, Patsy’s Italian Restaurant.

How to Get There

The Moderne
243 W 55th St
New York, NY 10019 United States


4.5 Very Good 2159 Reviews
Low price - very good rooms
Reviewed 1 day ago

The Moderne Hotel was a great find. The compact hotel had a room that was just the right size for 2 adults. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the Guest Lounge with it's beverages and snacks. As we were there as weather was changing from cold to wam, our room was too hot. When we asked the desk clerk about how we could adjust the heat, she offered to have an air-conditioner installed. When we returned the room was comfortable.

Great stay!
Reviewed 6 days ago

Clean, friendly staff, quite and unassuming. Was happy to return to my bed every evening. I did miss having some light in my room, but appreciated the decor and the ample supply of outlets for my electronics.

Also, I don't think I've slept on a more comfortable bed in a hotel.

Local, small hotel with a soul
Reviewed 7 days ago

Might be the best alternative if you are looking for the best value near by Central Park with all its facilities. The rooms are great, you will find refreshments in the 2nd level, the bathrooms are great and you will find the best breakfast just 50 meters from the hotel.

Wonderful Hotel
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an absolutely wonderful stay. The hotel was clean and the customer service was excellent. The doorman was kind and the front office always had a smile and were extremely helpful. The hotel provides a umbrella for your use during your stay. The one I had, had some damaged spokes. The housekeeping manager saw it as I was leaving and immediately got me a new one. She was really nice and knew that I had requested my room to be refreshed later and told me that the housekeeper was on her way.

Fantastic hidden gem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would definitely stay at the Moderne Hotel again when visiting NYC. The hotel is hidden along 55th, in a very convenient spot for the Theater District, Hell's Kitchen, 5th Avenue and Central Park. There is a nearby subway station on 8th Ave. The concierge, Tiffany, was gracious, friendly and very helpful. The room was clean and very quiet, the beds were comfortable and the rain shower was a nice luxury.