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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

Amenities

  •  Eco-Friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Room Service
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Overview

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.

Beyond

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

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2202 Reviews
Fun.
Reviewed 18 hours ago

Funky and fun! Great service and nice rooms for the price. I do wish there was coffee in the room but the second floor had coffee and fruit! The lounge area on the second floor was comfortable and modern.

Pleasant Stay
Reviewed 2 days ago

Family of 5 and going to NYC and booking a hotel with enough space is challenging but I am so glad my wife and I discovered this gem a decade ago. Took sometime finding it but when we did, we had to book it and we are glad. The suite had enough space for all of us and the lounge was a great extension to the living space. My kids loved it and often chilled in the lounge after a long day of exploring the city. The hotel is clean, staff very friendly and can't forget Samir - very helpful and always had a smile! Beatriz kept our room in order which I can only assume is daunting given the number of folks and luggage laying around. If I had to comment on something, it would be the firm bed but that is very subjective. Also the 4 to 6 PM snack was missing on Friday - I get it, not too many peeps take advantage of it. Overall we had a pleasant stay and would stay again when in NYC. 4.5 stars!!

5 Star !!!
Reviewed 6 days ago

staff is so smart and cool. Private lounge on 2nd floor for everyone. no cover. just bring a bottle of wine or Perrier . Fabulous shower, amazingly comfortable bed.

go to Tanner Smith's across the street for great drinks and live music!

No idea why this was so expensive
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is supposedly a 4 star but felt like a 2 star with some whacky wall paper on it. The beds were awful, and there are no windows, well one that goes to like a sad alley way. For 330 a night I would have expected way more. S

Good location
Reviewed 6 days ago

The hotel is situated between time square and Central Park. If location is what your looking for then this hotel is perfect.
Room was booked for 3 adults. Very little storage space. Our housekeeper, Josefina, done an amazing job seeings as we had cases everywhere. The hotel has a lounge room where u can get hot drinks and cold water. It has no other facilities. Room service comes from a restaurant across the road - Good food tho! No bar!! Air con in room is LOUD!! VERY LOUD!! 3.5 outta 5 from me