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
From service, to staff to the great decor our stay at The Quin was perfect. A block away from Central Park, the hotel is in a perfect location for a quick visit or a prolonged stay. We will visit again!
What a great boutique hotel! Fantastic staff! Concierge very helpful and knowledgeable! Very clean! Great location for our family. Made to feel as if they are waiting for you to return each evening just to hear about your day! Plan to return!
First the Fantastic - The location is amazing! Walking distance to Central Park, Columbus Circle, Times Square, 5th Ave shopping, MoMa, Carnegie Hall, lots of shopping and dining nearby. The beds were very comfortable! Concierge was helpful and friendly. Water and coffee offered in the lobby as well as newspapers every morning.
The average - Rooms are very small and the furniture definitely shows wear and tear. The fitness room is good but the air conditioning was not working properly the day I was there which made it somewhat stuffy and uncomfortable.
The not so good - scaffolding and construction on the exterior of the hotel make for a very poor view from your window not to mention lack of privacy. You can also hear construction noise taking place during the middle of the night. We had to leave our air conditioning fan on high all night to drown out the noise. Also, the carpets in the hallways were dirty - stains near the elevator etc. I think they said there were plans to renovate and replace all carpets - that would be great!
All in all, it was a good stay because we upgraded to a suite, the beds were great and the location was awesome.
If you can, pay the extra $$ for an upgrade to a suite - its definitely worth it and made our stay much more enjoyable and more comfortable.
I have stayed at the Quin before it became a Hilton dozens of nights - probably at least 60. It was my go to hotel for business trips and I even booked it for family trips. The staff was always flexible and accommodating. No more.
I booked a business trip to stay at the Quin through Magellan for June 18-20. Apparently Hilton has a 5 day cancelation policy. 4 days before my scheduled trip, client matters caused me to have to cancel. I immediately called the hotel and they refused to waive the cancelation fee regardless of my longstanding patronage and the fact I would be back again. I was told "Hilton doesn't do that". Magellan called on my behalf and they were told they would waive the fee only if I had proof such as a doctor 's note. Seriously? How do I prove my client's matters caused the interference? This is so short sighted. One thing is for certain - I will never return to the Quin and I will let people know that their policy means more to them than customer loyalty.
We stayed here 7 nights. The hotel is very nice and cosy. The location is wonderful. Next to Central Park and all the touristic activities. The breakfast and all the meals at The Wayfarer are as good as you can get in New York. Excellent!
Try it and you going to come back!
Ask for an upper level with a view.