4.5
Very Good 1430 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Prime perch on Madison Square Park in a 1909 landmark building
  • Legendary hotelier Ian Schrager's style mixed with preserved period details like the 30-foot long, hand-foraged black steel fireplace and stunning Venetian plaster staircase
  • Rock Star chef Jason Atherton’s innovative menu (think Scottish langoustine with mango and a 36-hour Berkshire pork belly) at The Clocktower restaurant, which overlooks Madison Square Park
  • Marble bathrooms have enclosed rainforest showers and Le Labo toiletries

What To Know

  • Free WiFi
  • The hotel stitches the clubby warmth of Manhattan’s Gilded Age mansions with Schrager’s signature minimalism for a classy residential vibe
  • Clubby extras include a parlor with a billiard table and a library serving cocktails

Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

New York it-spot in a Madison Square Park landmark with a destination restaurant and a buzzy library bar

The Lowdown

Rising from the corner of East 23rd and Madison Square, the slender Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower has been a Big Apple beacon since 1909. Back then it was the tallest building in the world, modeled after Venice’s Campanile down to a clock tower with four faces, one on each side of the tower’s 25th to 27th floors. In May 2015, Hotelier Ian Schrager and partner Marriott put the building back on the map renovating it from spire to clock to parkside entrance. The result? A hotel that stitches the clubby warmth of Manhattan’s Gilded Age mansions with Schrager’s signature minimalism for a classy residential vibe. Guests are welcomed into an oak-paneled foyer with a 30-foot long, hand-foraged black steel fireplace, and a stunning Venetian plaster staircase spirals up to the second floor billiards parlor and sophisticated library cocktail lounge. The hotel’s neutral palette of taupe, ivory and white is complemented by just enough dark wood and amber lighting to anchor big, modern rooms to the tower’s gilded grandeur of yore. Marble bathrooms go beyond with enclosed rainforest showers, and Le Labo toiletries; upgrade to suites for a soaking tub. Picture windows frame unique city views including leafy Madison Square, the colorful Empire State Building, and the ritzy One Madison residential tower (where big shots like Rupert Murdoch and Tom Brady own homes). We’re big fans of British chef Jason Atherton’s The Clocktower, the second–floor dining room peering out over the park. The menu is inspired by his homeland with dishes such as Scottish langoustine with mango and a 36-hour Berkshire pork belly.

In the Area

Still hungry? Head over to Danny Meyer’s original Shake Shack – your order? Cheese fries and a Shack burger. Feeling a little saucier? Stroll across the park to chef Mario Batalli’s Eataly, a 50,000-square-foot love song to all things Italian, where you can carbo load at La Pizza & La Pasta trattoria or enjoy fresh fish at Il Pesce. Over on Park Ave, restaurateur Stephen Starr just opened Upland, serving California-inspired fare complimented by a wine list heavy on the Napa Valley.

How to Get There

The New York EDITION
5 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10010 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1430 Reviews
Away from this hotel
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was the worth experience of Cheeking (30 minutes ) and room very dirty ( see the photos ) it’s i think not acceptable for this brand to have this situation .
And be careful also when you reserve city view !!! It’s no vieux ( check the photo )
Then toilet was not clean also !!!
The sofa !! Cannot seat on it ( photos )
Electric line dangerous !!! ( photos )
Not acceptable at 800 USD for one night !!

Good place to work on your elevator pitch
Reviewed 3 days ago

Located right on Madison Square some rooms at the NY Edition offer some cool views. I stayed here three times now and if you are lucky you get a nice view. One thing that keeps getting on my nerves is the elevator system which is inconvenient and slow so its a good place to work on your elevator pitch as you will spend plenty of time waiting for- and in the elevator.

The bar is very nice and service friendly. The restaurant looks good but there is better food in Manhattan and the service can be improved.

Highly recommended
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic visit, clean property, recommend the owl drink at the lobby bar! Friendly staff! Thank you to Suela for making our visit a great one and for her attentive service. Directly in front of Eataly!

Awesome service at classy property
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am a Marriott Titanium and stayed at this property for couple of days. Found the loft suites to be quite spacious, stylishly designed (Ian Schrager’s handiwork) and well anointed. The views from the room facing Empire State, Flatiron Building and onto Jersey were fantabulous.

Service from front office staff was very good. The hotel being located in a historic property (Metropolitan Life Insurance Building dating back to 1909) in its own right was a definite plus. Overall, very good experience at the property.

Entry level and not 5 star... look elsewhere.
Reviewed 6 days ago

Third hotel of our 6 day trip and the most disappointing by a country mile. Arrived at 4.20pm to be told our ‘upgraded’ room not ready. Waited another 40 mins in the bar (with a drink on the house) then headed to our Loft room.

Average to say the least. Clearly a disabled access room (maybe they all are?) but meant actually not very comfortable for us. Shower sprayed everywhere making floor a death trap. Curtains didn’t shut fully. Plastic water bottles. Very dark. Not spacious I dread to think the smaller rooms.

Worst of all. No tea and coffee making facilities. I have NEVER stayed in an alleged 5 star hotel without at least this. So we ordered room service and were charged $35 each day.

Breakfast is beyond average. Cold and unappetising. We have been at the London Edition and eaten inBerners Tavern and this is a poor cousin. Staff at lobby bar on the day we arrived actively discussing their hangovers and looked it. (We no judges... we like a drink or three but these guys were hanging)

To top off the very average service for what is meant to be a 5 star hotel - my sister called pre my arrival from Europe to arrange a bottle of champagne to be delivered to room upon arrival as it was my birthday. They told her she needed to give 72hours notice!! When they finally got back to her she told them it was too late. In this day of tech what is that all about. Am actually glad she didn’t spend her money.

Having stayed at The Dominick earlier in the week I can assure everyone it worth the slightly extra money and is in a nicer district.

Our check out bill was overcomplicated and whilst I think we got to the bottom of it, totally over detailed vs the other two we had this week.

New York is full of hotels. This is one I shan’t return to.