The St. Regis New York
What We Love
- The legendary mural over the King Cole Bar provides a perfect backdrop for the “Red Snapper” Bloody Mary
- Thornwillow library, bookbinder and stationary bar sells artisanal products and serves cocktails
- Specialty Suites themed around Bentley, Dior and Tiffany
- 24/7 St. Regis Butlers on each floor have their own iPad app
- Customized treatments (by appointment) at the Remede Spa
What To Know
- Free pressing for two pieces available upon arrival
- Free Internet access in all rooms
- Check in is not until 4pm
- Pets are not allowed
- READ MORE: Where to eat, play and shop in NY
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The St. Regis has been the standard-bearer for New York glamour since titan JJ Astor built it in 1904. The tower of glittering elegance got a multimillion restoration in 1991, retaining its Old World charms. From attentive butlers on every floor to a three-bedroom Presidential Suite that’s hosted heads of state and Dali, accommodations are as legendary as the storied King Cole Bar and best-kept-secret Thornwillow library lounge.
In the Area
From the corner of 5th Avenue and E. 55th St., guests have some of the world’s best shopping at their doorstep, with Cartier, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman and FAO Schwarz a stone’s throw away. Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and the MoMA are within walking distance, and Museum Mile stretches just north of Central Park a few blocks up. The upscale gastronomical opportunities in this area are outstanding: Per Se, Jean-Georges and Marea are all within a couple of blocks. Afterward, take in a show at Jazz at Lincoln Center, which is located in the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle and is home to a 15-piece big band led by Wynton Marsalis.
How to Get There
This is a beautifully restored hotel with all of the modern amenities. We stayed one evening for our anniversary. We were upgraded to a larger room that had a sitting area. For NYC the room was much larger than expected. We stay in the city every few months and I think this is the largest room we have ever had in NY. Breakfast in the morning at Astor Court was very good. The only real negative is that the bar gets very crowded at night so if you want to go relax and have a drink it may be a good idea to make a reservation. We tried to go and have a drink but there was no seating - you can sit in the restaurant but the bar looks very nice and relaxing.
This is one of our favorite hotels in NYC. The location is excellent, the rooms are beautiful and the service is the best. We have stayed here several times and have never been disappointed. The food and bar are fantastic.
It is very apparent from the time you enter the lobby that the hotel has been serving customers for many, many years. If you judged the hotel merely by the lobby and the hallways you would immediately doubt your choice as the lobby is small and the common areas, while well maintained, are in need of a facelift.
However, the rooms are another story in that they are spacious, well appointed, and comfortable. The service here is what you would expect from a hotel in this category, with attentiveness at every level. As with the vast majority of hotels in NYC they tack on a "destination" fee, which was once a "resort" fee until they understood the ridiculous nature of that term in NYC. In this case its $50, which can be used for many things including your bar bill or food bill. In other words its a price increase, much like a baggage fee and its quite annoying. The $ 50 doesn't even cover the cost of 2 cocktails. i wish they would just give the all in price like foreign hotels and be done with the irritating, hidden prices. By the way try and get a cocktail around 5 PM and you will be hard pressed t o find any room in the bar.
As mentioned the service is top shelf, the location very central and you will get a good night of sleep.
old, classics. prefer. peninsula, four seasons.
this. is. a. classic hotel in good location
near gap store, near peninsula, few minutes. from. Central Park
st regis is a. high target
you can try it
good location for shopping
The service at this hotel, hands down, beats any other hotel in New York City. My stay was over the holidays 2018. The hotel was completely soldout. I needed to use my Marriott Platinum Elite benefit to check out at 4pm. Even though the hotel was sold out, they had every right to ask me to leave at 12noon, they extended the 4pm check out for my stay. The St. Regis NYC went above and beyond. For that, I thank you.