The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York
What We Love
- Though the building spans 41 floors, the hotel has an intimate, quiet feel
- Pets under 15 pounds stay for free and receive a customized room service menu including gourmet doggie biscuits, water bowl (replenished daily), and
- dog-friendly dining al fresco at Perrine
- The 24-hour concierge and elevator operators couldn’t be friendlier
- High tea is served in Two E lounge between 2 and 6 p.m. daily, and there’s live jazz every Tuesday night
What To Know
- Several floors of the hotel are residential; you may share an elevator with people who call the Pierre home
- French-American bistro Perrine opened in summer 2016 and features a terrace overlooking Central Park
- There’s no spa on-site, but in-room treatments can be arranged
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Dating back to 1930, the Pierre is quintessentially Old New York, complete with all the elegant hallmarks—marble floors, gilded moldings, multitier chandeliers—of a high society stay. Today the hotel is a fash-pack favorite and plays host to the Parsons designer showcase and Marc Jacobs afterparties. Beyond the luxe trimmings, the Taj hotel has a warm residential vibe, thanks in part to a $100 million renovation in 2009. And the Pierre doesn’t just feel like home; for some people it actually is: the 41-story building has 76 private residences, including a penthouse that once belonged to J. Paul Getty. The 189 guest rooms (including 49 suites) are more quietly luxurious than the opulent lobby and trompe-l’oeil-muraled rotunda. Each is decorated in one of four subtle color schemes and accented with exquisite Frette linens and soft neutral touches, from tufted cream headboards to damask carpeting. The bathrooms are elaborate affairs, outfitted in sand-hued marble and featuring separate soaking tubs, Molton Brown amenities, cushy bathrobes, and slippers bearing the Pierre’s monogram, of course. The white-gloved staff (which includes 24-hour elevator operators) will happily direct you past the lobby to Perrine, a restaurant adjacent to the iconic Rotunda, which specializes in seasonal French-American cuisine. The re-designed Rotunda space, from architect Daniel Romualdez, is the place to be for pre- or post-event small plates—the lobster tartine and miniature strawberry shortcakes are favorites. Two E bar is the spot for a nightcap (try the expertly crafted Sazerac) or decadent dessert (the molten chocolate cake is accompanied by a shot of melted dark chocolate) in a sultry Deco setting. High tea is served daily between 2 and 6 p.m., and there’s live jazz every Tuesday night. And for working off any overindulgence, there’s a well-equipped fitness center on the third floor.
In the Area
The most immediate attraction, Central Park, is on the Pierre’s doorstep, meaning it’s easy to take a wander among the grassy knolls, picturesque bridges and gurgling fountains of Manhattan’s backyard. If you’re looking to catch some culture, venture to the Museum of Modern Art and peruse the 150,000 photographs, sculptures, drawings and prints, not to mention the robust film collection. Afterward, stroll up Madison or Fifth avenue for some of the city’s best big names in shopping, from Céline to Swarovski.
How to Get There
We stayed at the Pierre from February 12 to the 16th, to celebrate my birthday with our children, who live in the City as well as some friends.
We had dinner for seven at the Perrine, which all went wonderfully.
To be honest we did have some issues with our room when we first arrived, but those were alleviated by the overwhelming hospitality and generosity bestowed upon us in recompense.
Our suite and the service was wonderful, and the management’s response to any issue was very satisfying.
Our stay at the Pierre offered a refined level of understated luxury reminiscent of an iconic era in New York.
Excellent on every level. It's one of the best hotels in NY.
Location is Amazing, service and staff at a TOP-level.
The Pierre is an experience that excels on any level.
It gives you a nostalgic feeling, and a warm home feeling during your travel.
Staff was fantastic,super nice and professional (congrats to management) hotel is truly wht you expect to see in nyc elegance,luxury, old charm. Only thing that could be better was the breakfast a bit poor... beside that it was amazing concierge managed to book us a table at peter luger (and its not easy) Totally recommand it
Stayed over two weeks at The Pierre Hotel with family while receiving medical treatment. The staff at the hotel was INCREDIBLE. Our large, two bedroom suite was elegant and felt like home. The location is wonderful. I highly recommend the hotel for all of these reasons and more.
I am a frequent visitor to mid-town. My firm held a conference here this year and I must say, this hotel is impressive. Everything you would expect from a Taj Hotel, including afternoon high tea. Every, yes, every, hotel employee you meet will great you with a warm smile, genuinely engage you in conversation, and offer to help. Superb room amenities and fabulous location. Walk the avenues, walk to the theater, stroll Central Park!