What We Love
- Your Secret Hotel is a five-star property near Central Park with top ratings from TripAdvisor
- Upscale restaurant dishing up farm-to-table fare in a clubby dining room
- State-of-the-art gym is open 24 hours
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What To Know
- You'll find out the name of the hotel 72 hours after the reservation is confirmed by the property
- Great for couples and business travelers; might not suit families with small children
- Two blocks south of Central Park and a five-minute walk to Columbus Circle
- No same floor requests can be accommodated
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a location that can’t be beat (you’re walking distance to Lincoln Center, Central Park and all the boutiques along Fifth Avenue), this Secret Hotel has a tranquil, upscale vibe that’s hard to find in Midtown Manhattan. And although the streets beneath you crawl with tourists and 9-to-5ers, you won’t hear a thing from your modern, subtly masculine room. The smallest are 200 square feet (the norm in NYC) but have all the contemporary comforts savvy travelers expect: designer beds, Nespresso coffee makers, HD LED TVs and swank bathrooms with rainfall showers. The restaurant is popular with the after-work crowd, so go early for posh cocktails in the lounge and book in advance for a table in the clubby dining room. Prices reflect the quality of the seasonal ingredients, with a changing menu of inventive seafood dishes and classic desserts given a modern spin. For fitness fiends, the state-of-the-art gym is open around the clock, or you can work out like a true New Yorker and hit the running loop in nearby Central Park. For other city diversions, the seriously well-connected staff will hook you up with personal trainers, theater tickets, private shopping excursions, limo transfers, and just about anything else you dream up.
In the Area
Smack in the heart of Manhattan, this Secret Hotel puts you within blocks of some of the city’s best restaurants. Book in advance and splurge on once-in-a-lifetime meals at lauded sushi restaurant Masa, or Thomas Keller’s peerless French eatery, Per Se, both on the fourth floor of the nearby Time Warner Center. If you don’t blow the budget here, take your plastic for a wander along Fifth Avenue and hit Barneys, Tiffany’s, Bergdorf Goodman and the gallery-like Louis Vuitton flagship — all sights in their own right. And for a dose of Manhattan culture, head north along the east side of Central Park to Museum Mile, where you’ll find the Guggenheim, Neue Galerie, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Museum and more.
How to Get There
I understand NY to have a standard of smaller rooms in this area however I do have to point out how misleading the pictures are to the reality. I would not have paid a premium to stay in this size of a room.
The Quin Exceeded our expectations. We had two queen beds and 4 females. The room was a great size, with very comfortable beds/pillows. The bathroom was a great size and the shower had very good water pressure. It was clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. Excellent location too. Five Star for this hotel!
We upgraded to a corner room so we weren't looking out through scaffolding. Every day had a new surprise. Sangria in the lobby for Friday happy hour. Jars of nuts and snacks in our room the next day. Loved the vibe of the bar/restaurant -- pricey but very Manhattan. I expected to see a celebrity or two. Rooms are small but the upgrade had a couch and two windows so worth it.