The Plaza Hotel
What We Love
- The world’s best bubbly at the Champagne Bar
- Live jazz in the Rose Club on Wednesday evenings
- 24- hour butler service in the suites
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What To Know
- The voucher is redeemable for travel falling between January 1, 2016 and April 30, 2016
- A lot of VIPs stay here, so you might encounter tight security en route to your room
- WiFi costs $14.95 per day
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
At the southeast corner of Central Park, the Plaza Hotel epitomizes refined luxury. With its noble French chateau façade, glossy marble floors, twinkling crystal chandeliers and Louis XVI–style furniture, a stay here is anything but ordinary. The hotel’s extensive renovation wrapped up in 2008 and brought the interiors into the 21st century, but the legendary 21-story building still retains the grandeur and charm that has been wowing guests since its opening in 1907.
Bed & Bath
This grande dame’s 282 guestrooms are elegant and commodious, starting at 475 square feet and featuring Beaux-Arts-inspired decor, wainscoted walls and crystal chandeliers. Kingsize beds are bedecked in plush Italian linens and down comforters and backed by off-white leather headboards. Although the hotel’s overall aesthetic harks back to the past, creature comforts such as iPads, iPod docking stations and 42-inch flat-screen televisions can be found in each room. The spa-like bathrooms are done floor to ceiling with pearl-white and honey-mustard mosaic tile, and guests are pampered with gold-plated Sherle Wagner faucets, marble vanities and Caudalie toiletries.
The dimly lit Rose Club overlooks the marble-clad lobby and swank Champagne Bar, and it offers live jazz on Wednesday evening (best enjoyed with a Bloody Mary and a bite from the Epicurean menu). But the crown jewel of this hotel is the Palm Court (which served as a setting for scenes in The Great Gatsby), with its ornate stained glass ceiling and stately columns framing the room; be sure to stop here for afternoon tea, and try the New Yorker or Eloise varieties. Other services include a world class Caudalie Spa, Warren Tricomi Salon, 12 retail outlets and a food hall with such delish destinations as Luke’s Lobster, Lady M Cake Boutique and Sushi of Gari.
How to Get There
This is a historic, beautiful venue. You won't be disappointed. Enjoy your stay, take in magnificent 5th Avenue shopping any time of year and relax for a drink in the Rose Room, Champagne Bar, or take in a proper tea or dinner in The Palm.
I stayed at the Plaza and it was my first taste of luxury in NYC. The room had comfortable furniture and it was very spacious. The service and staff were excellent and I loved the location. I truly felt the luxury of being in this well known hotel. The blanket that's in the closet I wanted to take home, it was like having a warm hug. I will definitely stay here again to experience more of what this hotel offers.
Positives: Beautiful Hotel. Lovely and spacious king size room with comfortable bed, pillows and bedding. Great location-easy access to subway and shopping
Negatives: Service. Everyone from door men, front desk and concierge were just going through the motions. They made nothing about the experience special or warm. Example: asked the concierge to make a reservation at an exclusive bar in the Theatre district. I was told repeatedly that they would call at 5, when the bar opened, to confirm availability. I had such a negative experience thus far I called myself at 5:30....reservation made. Came downstairs at 6 asked them if they had called and concierge said “the number had continued to be busy.” I “politely” informed Them That i made my own reservation 30 min before....
I don’t see myself returning. Too many other great hotels in the city.