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
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I am a Bonvoy lifetime titanium elite. It is rare to have such a wonderful hotel experience as this one was. I was advised that my suite night award was granted five nights before check-in and we were upgraded to a beautiful deluxe suite. When we arrived at 2:30pm, we were checked in by Christina, who could not have been nicer, and informative about our elite benefits. She apologized that our suite was not ready but should be at 4pm. We went to the Astor Court for a late lunch, and went back to reception at 4pm and our room was ready. We were greeted by our butler shortly after our arrival to the suite and our luggage arrived promptly as well. The suite was large, well maintained and very comfortable. The next morning we went to the Astor Court for breakfast and our server was Cesar. He had been with the St. Regis for many years and was not only an excellent server but very personable as well. The next morning when we went for breakfast and asked to be seated with him, he greeted us by name as we entered the dining room. The food at the Astor Court was very good. The hostess Elena was very nice and helpful the entire time of our visit. We went to the King Cole Bar after a show one evening and it was packed. The manager was able to find us a couple of seats at a high top which was fine for a drink before retiring for the evening. The housekeeping was outstanding as we indicated the room was ready for cleaning when we left for our daily excursion and upon our return everything was in order and spotless. We used room service a few times after returning in the evening and we received our order in 20-25 minutes as indicated and the hot foods were hot and the cold were cold. Finally, we wanted to thank two front door men, Greg and Lenny. The day we left was Veteran's Day (we truly thank each and everyone of our veteran's who sacrificed for us and our families, god bless you!). Since the President was in town to give a speech there were secret service, NYC police, barricades, etc everywhere and the street in front of the hotel was closed due to the President leaving to give a speech. These gentlemen were very helpful in advising us where to go to pick up our car and would have taken our luggage wherever we needed if we asked. Overall the level of service, the quality of the accommodations and dining were excellent. We could not have asked for a better five night stay!
Spent just one night but already planning a return visit!
Check in was quick and I received a nice upgrade to a beautiful suite.
Hotel is well maintained, the decor is charming and all the staff were excellent.
Stunning St Regis, definitely one of the must tick off if you are a Bonvoy member. The property is tastefully decorated (a little old fashioned but that makes the charm of this place) with every amenity imaginable. The rooms were a little more modern and very comfortable and inviting with beautiful bathrooms and the most comfortable beds. The rooms themselves however a little small even though we had upgraded to a higher category but this is not unusual for New York.
We also gave the gym a try (mostly because it had a Peloton which was a great opportunity to give it a try) and started off most of our evenings at the King Cole Bar, would highly recommend getting some cocktails here.
We had breakfast included and ate of the A la Carte menu which had the usual options except that portions were very big (given the normal price one would hope so!).
The staff (reception, restaurant and concierge) were very helpful and friendly and helped out with a number of requests. The hotel also has a Bentley which can drop you off in a 10 block radius which was a nice little added benefit.
Overall, a wonderful experience which was near perfection.