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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
My mother came to visit me from FL and we had the most lux stay ever at the Pierre. Upon check in, the hotel smelled like the inside of floral garden which I found out is thanks to the Etro products they have in the rooms - love! Ana Dekker, the front desk manager, was beyond attentive to any of our needs and a complete sweetheart! She may have solidified our trip to being one of the best vacations (staycation for me). Mother even brought the puppy and they had the cutest doggie beds and dog treats for him😊 The lounge has the best bartenders and the doormen always had a smile on their faces :) Definitely staying at the Pierre moving forward!
Nathalie Anaya Kennedy
I have stayed at The Pierre a couple of times now and my experience last week cemented my loyalty to this historic property. Located just a hop, skip, and a jump from Central Park, Bergdorf Goodman, shopping on Madison, and Museum Mile, the Pierre's location is hard to beat. I arrived last Thursday and found that there was an issue with my reservation. Anna Dekker at the front desk saved the day! She went above and beyond to ensure that I was well taken care of. Not only did she straighten out the issue with my reservation, but she upgraded me to a beautiful room with a fabulous view of the park and then sent up a tray of homemade chocolates. I really appreciated the warmth and care she showed me in what was a very stressful situation. She even called my room the next day to ensure that I was happy and comfortable. My room was well-appointed and spacious and I was always greeted by a friendly smile whether by the elevator attendants, the doormen, or the staff at Perrine. For anyone in search of a luxury hotel on the Upper East Side, it is hard to beat the charm, character, and attention to detail at The Pierre!
I always feel like coming back home and welcomed by friends.Excellent service and customer care, the room view is amazing and the concierge and reception desk are excellent, I definitely come back next year! Congratulations to all the Staff and to the Management
Expensive hotel-facility is old and nothing great. Seat at the desk was broken. Noisy hallway by hotel workers. Room
Was ok but when I checked in was told I was given a room with no tub, just shower. Was not good.
As the title of my review suggests our stay at The Pierre was perfect from start to finish.
My fiancé and I deceived to get married in New York and from the very first email to the hotel about the logistics of marrying in New York the service received was simply impeccable. The fabulous Abraham who took time to answer all emails and once at the hotel made sure that nothing was left to chance helping us ensure that our wedding went perfectly. All staff at The Pierre are without exception friendly, helpful and smiley.
The room (we had a city view suite) was huge and filled with beautiful furniture making our 5 night stay so comfortable. Every last detail is considered down to glasses wipe, bookmarks and scrubbing mit in the bathroom.
We sampled a variety of room service meals during our stay and again these were faultless.
We truly felt welcomed and cared about.
Thank you Pierre for making our wedding and honeymoon so special. Looking forward to returning for our anniversary.