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
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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
Highly recommended this hotel. Great people, great location. Front desk representative and maintenance/housekeeping were outstanding to deal with. Great value in an outstanding location.. Short walk to everywhere.
Decent hotel smack in the middle of town. They have a lounge with water, ice and coffee/tea or fruit available all day. Good for a quiet place to read, work or catch up with the news. Rooms are okay, typical of hotels of this class and nyc.
Reshma and Faraz from the front reception were a real asset to the hotel, lovely people always willing to help you.
Well suited hotel, close to central park and times square. Not noisy at night. No view but as we were only in the room to sleep at night that did not matter, well within budget.
While visiting with my daughter in NY, I booked a few overnights at the Moderne hotel. Well located within easy walking distance to Central Park and lots of excellent neighbouring restaurants. Clean room with comfortable bed and facilities. Friendly and helpful staff.
For the price I'm willing to spend, The Moderne Hotel delivered the best NYC hotel experience I've had to date.
In the past, I've stayed at The New Yorker, Hotel Metro, The Kimberly, and assorted airbnbs. The Moderne Hotel has all of these beat for the following collective reasons:
* Location, location, location - In a great and convenient part of Midtown, with easy access to Times Square and Columbus Circle, the Moderne is even within reasonable walking distance of Central Park. On my last visit I stayed at The New Yorker and found the part of Midtown where that's located to be far grittier; it's nicer up on West 55th. All of the subways I could wish for were very nearby and the area is the right amount of busy at all hours that regardless of time, both the subways and the surrounding streets always felt safe.
* Quiet, dark room - The Moderne is a small hotel with only 34 rooms. Room 502 was as tiny as one expects a NYC hotel room to be but it had something that no other place I've stayed in has ever had: it was not street facing. Room 502 is an interior room with a window that faces a light well. This room gets no street noise and, with the blind drawn, stays dark as long as you desire. (Suites at The Moderne are street-facing).
* Good A/C throughout - My traveling companion thought the A/C was too loud, purchased ear plugs after night #1 (of 6) and slept soundly from there on out. I sleep with a fan on at home and prefer this sort of noise. The room temperature was comfortable in the room and the hotel's common areas.
* Free coffee, tea, and pound cake - Make your way down to floor #2 each morning and you save both time and money. It's nice not to have to start each day with a trip to the local Starbucks or worse.
The cost for all this satisfaction? Manhattan never comes cheap. I booked a Deluxe Room (King-sized bed; 6 nights) through booking.com with full, no-penalty cancellation privileges until the day before check-in. The cost, including the NY taxes and fees ran $277.50 per night. Before booking again I'd see if I could get a better rate going directly through the hotel's web site but even if I couldn't, I'd likely try to stay here again.