The Peninsula New York
What We Love
- Timeless, white-glove service and a crack concierge team
- Roof deck and bar that’s open year-round (outdoor terraces warmed by heat lamps in the winter)
- New restaurant, Clement, serves a contemporary American menu
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What To Know
- Expect high-profile guests like celebrities and visiting dignitaries
- Don’t expect killer views from your room — but you’ll find them on the rooftop bar
- Fitness center closes at 9.30 p.m.
- The pool will be closed for renovations from January 5 to March 6
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Famous for its do-or-die attention to service, the Peninsula New York is housed in a 1905 Beaux-Arts building at Fifth Avenue and 55th Street. MoMA, Bergdorf Goodman, Broadway’s theaters and a parade of city buses are steps away, but the noises stop at the door. And so do the crowds. In lieu of an open lobby, like the one at its famous flagship property in Hong Kong, this Peninsula has a small marble foyer with a grand staircase that leads to jewel-box-size spaces. The atmosphere is clubby — the kind of place where Mad Men’s Don Draper would feel at home.
Bed & Bath
All 239 of the tailored rooms are the decorator’s equivalent of a camel coat — shades of soft brown and easy to get comfy in. Spacious by New York standards, rooms range from the 440-square-foot Deluxe Room to the apartment-size Deluxe Suites. All have business travel–essential work desks and fax machines, Midtown-essential double-glazed windows, plus dark wood furnishings, free WiFi and courtyard or Fifth Avenue views. Ensuite marble bathrooms are outfitted with tubs and separate showers, TV and radio systems, and mood lighting.
Brand new restaurant, Clement, opened on October 1, 2013 sporting Yabu Pushelberg–designed interiors in a series of intimate spaces and a contemporary American menu devised by chef Brandon Kida. For lighter bites, next door Bar at Clement dishes up Asian-influenced small plates and an extensive cocktail and wine menu, while on the mezzanine level of the lobby, the Gotham Lounge is the spot for breakfast or afternoon tea. For one knockout view, head to Salon de Ning on the rooftop terrace (open yearround) or get pampered in the The Peninsula Spa or pool.
Read more about Clement’s farm-to-table fare in our Magazine.
In the Area
Just a few blocks away is the entrance to the 843 acres of Central Park, with its grassy knolls, picturesque bridges and gurgling fountains. Two blocks to the south you’ll find more than 150,000 photographs, sculptures, drawings and prints at the Museum of Modern Art, not to mention its stellar French-American restaurant, the Modern. The upscale gastronomical opportunities in this area are outstanding: Per Se, Jean-Georges and Marea are all within a couple of blocks. Afterward, take in a show at Jazz at Lincoln Center, which is located in the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle and is home to a 15-piece big band led by Wynton Marsalis. No stay in Midtown is complete without a shopping spree along Fifth and Madison avenues — go for retail therapy at Bergdorf Goodman, Saksand Fendi, to name a few.
How to Get There
I am so sorry type this review but my experience was really below my expectation.
Room are good but missing a lot! The bar on the rooftop is so beautiful but also quality food the food, drinks and service is sadly average.
Make se se stay at the peninsula only for the location 😒
My room was great, but below the expectations in term of value and service!
Service is Normal like thousands 4/5 star hotels around the city!
The terrace is so beautiful but the service is not 5 star.
Well, why choose peninsula? Just for the location
This was first stay at the Peninsula Hotel. I have stayed at the Regency and the London many time before with AMEX platinum. The location is great! Everyone is helpful and polite. This hotel is truly 5 stars and first class. After we arrived our room was ready on a high floor but there was no upgrade possible until the following day. The upgraded room was bigger and wonderful. It made the entire trip great. The breakfast was amazing and service perfect. The roof top bar was cool on Friday night and the gym was spacious and well equipped. They even have an indoor pool. I honestly could not say anything bad about this beautiful hotel. I will definitely stay again and will look into the hotel chain in Asia on a future trip planned.
Dr. Lee Hauer Room 605
Close to perfection.
Lovely room, spacious for NYC, beautiful bathroom, everything clean.
Food and drink high quality and well-presented.
Even the outrageously expensive cocktails in the rooftop bar were memorable!
Location fairly unbeatable.
Staff absolutely top notch - and that is what really makes a difference: throughout our stay, we felt like we mattered.
Can't fault a thing - other than the price!
Thanks to the team at the NY Peninsula, I had a great stay in a perfect room just right for me, I had one night to stay in NYC after being at a business event at another NYC hotel and I was so happy I chose my last night at the Peninsula. Caroline Laroche the Guest relations manager took good care of me to make sure I had a room that suited my desires and also they were so kind to have a piece of cake and balloons for a belated birthday for me . I have nothing but amazing things to say about this hotel. I had a nice spa facial and spent time in the wonderful spa . Unfortunately my stay was short but it was sweet. The Peninsula is never disappointing. The service and luxurious accommodations are the finest.