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
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.
It was my second time back to New York and I’ve always wanted to stay in the famed St Regis and glad I did it this time!
We stayed in the Astor Suite and while I was abit skeptical looking through photos before booking ‘coz I wasn’t a fan of red interiors generally. However I was completely changed when I stepped into the room.
The suite was spacious (obviously) and definitely exuded luxury and glamour in its own way. The St Regis branding was also subtly weaves into the furniture and decor you couldn’t miss.
Bed was extremely comfortable and it was a bonus as both of us fell ill midway during the trip and had to spend more time in the room to rest.
Butler service was prompt and wonderful. Knowing that we were ill, they remembered it even the next day and told the butler on the next shift to pay extra attention just in case we needed anything extra. That was really thoughtful and lovely.
Bathroom was decent sized (though not the largest I’ve had for a suite) but I loved the tub and shower area. Shower pressure was strong which was important for me.
The hotel location being next to Central Park was definitely a plus coz we had a long stroll there before we checked in as we arrived early.
We had a quick drink at The King Cole Bar, the original birthplace of the Bloody Mary.y husband ordered some samosas as finger food and boy they were surprisingly good!
All the staff were friendly and helpful and it’s definitely somewhere I’d return to stay again! It would be my dream to try out the Dior Suite and the Bentley Suite.
If you’re coming to New York and would like to indulge or pamper urself, you must stay in the St Regis without a doubt!