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
We spent the weekend at The St. Regis to celebrate my birthday. From check in to check out, service was flawless, polished and professional yet friendly as well. We booked through Fine Hotels and Resorts for our first night and used points for our second. I had assumed we were going to be treated "less than" as we were using points, but I was happily incorrect. As this was a stay cation for us, we checked in exceedingly early. Our room wasn't ready, but as we ran our errands I received a phone call letting us know when it became available, and that a small upgrade was given to us as well. Our room was very large for NYC, with a comfy seating area. The furnishings and fixtures were very well thought out. As we love to indulge in Room Service, there was ample seating for the room service table, including a folding chair that was exactly the right height for the table. Well done!
As for the Room Service itself, dinner was prepared with high quality ingredients, arrived at the correct temperature and was very tasty. So much so that we stayed in on our second night as well. The clay pot curry was yummy and the naan served with it was perfectly grilled.
I must also give credit to housekeeping. Our room was immaculately clean and toiletries were replenished daily.
But what really set the hotel over the top was their acknowledgment of my birthday. They had a special birthday dessert after our tea service and in our room a delicious plate of chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of Pinot Grigio welcomed us the first evening accompanied by a hand written note. It was extremely thoughtful and more appreciated than I can say.
Oh, and they have a fabulous selection of TV channels. Thank you for including Bravo in the lineup!
I only have three negatives and they are minor - 1. The breakfast from room service was not up to the same standard as dinner. The juice, coffee and bacon were excellent, but the rest of the meal tasted like it was under a heating lamp for some time. Also, I asked for no eggs on one of the plates but received eggs on both mornings. Not the end of the world, except for the fact that I can't stand the smell of eggs and it permeated the rest of the items on the plate. 2. The Astor Court does not have the old school glamour I remember. It seems smaller and darker now, which is a shame as the remainder of the hotel is so bright and cheery. Service though was consistent with the rest of the hotel. 3. The Windows to our room needed to be cleaned. Badly.
Overall however we very much enjoyed our weekend. If you're skeptical about choosing this hotel, don't hesitate. The location is fabulous and the hotel is an icon.
I checked out of St. Regis and couldn’t wait to review the hotel. The hotel is a gem in New York. One of the best hotels I have stayed. 100% Luxury. The staff are the best, polite, warm, helpful ready to do anything to make your stay as pleasurable as ever.
The rooms are beautiful. We stayed in a standard room on the 18th Floor. Believe me a standard room here is a junior suite in any other hotel. We have a 24 hour butler available to make your stay memorable. The bed is son comfortable. The bathrooms are large with everything you need. The sheets are changed and laid anytime you sleep or sit. The slippers are changed everyday. You get a fruit plate daily.
The hotel has Bentleys to take you with a 10 block radius in Manhattan.
Then the breakfast is made to your specifications with freshly squeezed juices, all types of teas and coffees.
I totally enjoyed my stay. Will definitely be back.
On recommendation from people to go here rather than the plaza, it is worth it. Wait staff are great and attentive. Great atmosphere and you can go to the bar after woods. Did get some other great tips from a couple of locals.