What We Love
- Your Secret Hotel is a stylish luxe property near Grand Central and Bryant Park
- The library lounge’s extensive collection of single malt whiskeys
- Haute nouveau British fare in one restaurant, gastropub grub in the other
- Some rooms have spacious terraces, a rarity for New York hotels
What To Know
- You'll find out the name of the hotel 72 hours after the reservation is confirmed by the property
- Many rooms can be set up for long-term stays thanks to kitchenettes, spacious closets and extensive tech perks including Apple TV and sound systems
- Free WiFi
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- Free WiFi
Entering this stately stone mansion near Grand Central Terminal, you’d be hard pressed to say that this is a hotel. A dapper doorman welcomes you, directing you either to the cozy wood-paneled salon to your right, the stately library and whiskey bar to your left, or back to the stunning dining rooms of the haute-Brit restaurant, with its Wedgwood china and a Waterford crystal chandelier that once hung in Westminster Abbey. Tucked discreetly off to the side is a small door that obscures the elevator up to the guestrooms.
The elevator opens onto an entirely different scene, a Swinging ’60s riot of monochromatic design inspired by a series of abstract paintings. The luxe, loftlike pads feel almost like self-contained apartments thanks to mod seating areas, fully stocked kitchenettes with Nespresso machines, mini-fridges and two-burner convection stoves, and a full suite of tech amenities that help integrate your devices with the HD Smart TVs and sound systems. This tucked-away pied-à-terre feels like your little secret, the perfect hideaway in the middle of the city that never sleeps.
In the Area
Revel in the Old New York glamour of Grand Central Terminal over a martini at the speakeasy-style Campbell Apartment bar or over dinner at the Grand Central Oyster Bar. Or sample the excellent beer selection, from stouts to IPAs to cask-conditioned ales, at Ginger Man. There’s always something cooking in Bryant Park, whether it be summer night movie screenings and carousel rides for the kids, or ice skating and holiday marketplace shopping in the winter.
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Very nice hotel, very modern looking.
Rooms are big and refined.
Clean and silent.
What I didn't like: hotel like this at this price should offer also laundry service, the offer only dry cleaning. There is a room available for self laundry but, if you're here for business you do not have time to make it.
There is not a desk for working.
There is not a plug close to the bed to keep your device charging.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Also a very quiet hotel. I stayed for one night on business and the hotel had a very calm and relaxed feeling about it. The room was perfect. I'd definitely stay here again.
This is a great renovated gem in the middle of Midtown Manhattan.
Comfortable and well sized rooms, equipped with everything you need.
Unfortunately, customer service in the lobby must be improved - you would expect better communication/ manners for what you are paying on this property.