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
We loved our stay here, what an iconic hotel. Beautiful room, spacious bathroom, everything was immaculate and well maintained. Palm Court was probably one of the highlight, it was just magical. We can not wait to come back.
This was a very fun place to grab champagne and frittes! You feel quite fancy enjoying in the hotel lobby. It was quiet for a business meeting as well. The waiter told us our fries would take 20 minutes, but they were ready in 5!
Not at all as we expected. Room was dark with no lights, filthy carpet with childrens paint stains on the carpet (including a large green clay chunk stuck on the carpet), walls lacked all pictures but instead had just large, exposed nails & holes. Room also had an old, dirty, stand alone refrigerator pushed up against a wall with the cord running the length of the wall to reach the plug. This room should have never been in the rotation. And I should mention that we are Amex Centurion members who booked directly with Fine Hotels & Resorts and this was the room we received.
The shopping concourse of The Plaza, the tea service, and the rooms all speak to an upper crust lens on the New York City experience. The rooms are small and comfortable, the food well plated, and the service cordial if rushed during peak times. Nestled at the foothill of Central Park, the hotel offers walking to Museum Mile, easy access to Broadway, and serves as a jumping off point to the UES and UWS.
I went to the Plaza for the afternoon tea on June 7th. My daughter and I had a good time, and the quality of food just excellent. However I was for a bad surprise after I checked my visa card statement it appeared that I paid 100 dollars more than I signed for on the bill when I was at the Plaza. After I called the Plaza it appeared that someone among hotel staff added 100 dollars to the 30-dollar tip that I left making in a 130-dollar tip! Just like that! If I did not keep my own check and did not verify my visa card statements carefully, I would be overpaying a 100 US dollars more. I called back the Plaza, and they reimbursed me 100US$ but I wonder how many other customers were fooled by their staff? The trust is lost. I would recommend anyone to cross check your invoices and be very careful at the Plaza. If I were the Plaza management I would be so ashamed for this incident I would reimburse the entire invoice, not just 100$, to make my customer feel better and ensure that this customer would come back.