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
- 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
Had a great time at The plaza, came in from Los Angeles to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Teak and Omar took great care of us. They went above and beyond to make sure we felt comfortable and welcome. The Plaza is our number 1 choice in NYC.
The atmosphere, food and service are exactly what you would expect from The Plaza. Any other afternoon tea falls far short of this experience. If you make no other dining plans while visiting this area just make sure to book afternoon tea here!
I went with my best friend for afternoon test time and it was absolutely amazing. The service is unparalleled and I could not say more pleasant things about our waiter Porfirio! He was most welcoming, fun and friendly and even brought us dessert when he heard it was my friends birthday. The food is delicious and an overall great time. I will definitely be back!
If I could give more than 5 stars I would. The service was fantastic from the moment we were greeted curbside. The staff at The Plaza are incredible. House keeping did a great job freshening up our room everyday and the concierge helped us find food locally for the kids. They even placed the orders for us. Our two children had a wonderful time. My daughter especially enjoyed the Elouise store on the lower level of the hotel, while our son enjoyed the room service and our close proximity to local attractions. The Plaza is iconic for a reason. The service is impeccable, the architecture is one of a kind and the location next to Central Park is amazing.
We really noticed The Plaza’s Lobby greeter throughout our stay.👌🏽(Rafael, if we are not mistaken)
Very warm, polite and helpful. he remembers our name which makes it more personable.
We even saw him accompanying an elderly taking the stairs.
When checked out, offered bottled waters for us to bring.
We will definitely come back and hope to see him again!