Trump International Hotel & Tower New York
What We Love
What To Know
- Attentive service can be too formal for some
- The word Trump is all over the amenities, even on bottles of water
- Kitchens can be stocked before arrival according to your preferences
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Understated it is not. But the guests who choose the Trump International — high-flying business travelers, families, couples on romantic escapes — are not looking for subtlety when they book a night in one of the 167 rooms and suites here. A $30 million 2010 renovation softened some of the glitzy edge via a more modern and muted palette, but the property retains its Donald bravado with marble, crystal and gold.
Bed and Bath
Ivanka Trump may have chosen the silver-edged mirrors, silk wallpaper and sophisticated ivory, charcoal and eggplant color scheme, but it was Mr. Trump himself who insisted on the 55-inch flat-screen HDTVs, Blu-ray players, Sound Bar stereos and charging stations compatible with multiple devices. All rooms except the standard rooms have full kitchens with china, crystal glassware, a Subzero fridge and a Keurig coffeemaker. The bathrooms swagger with marble and Jacuzzi tubs, but the real star of the show remains the million-dollar views from the rooms’ floor-to-ceiling windows.
The three-Michelin-starred Jean-Georges is one of the city’s top dining rooms; it serves haute nouveau French cuisine, including caramelized foie gras with green apple cracklings and soy yuzu froth. The exhibition kitchen in the more casual Nougatine serves light, fresh fare, but be forewarned that entrees still aren’t cheap. Neither are the fantastic treatments in the 6,000-square-foot spa and pool area. The four-and-a-half-hour Platinum Experience runs $585, and facials have names like “Trump High Performance.” Would you expect anything less?
How to Get There
I booked a suite with view on Central Park and we are guested up to the entrance at 3 floor, side Central Park but logically view on the street and the covering of the entrance. Really noisy room, cold (they brought us an electric radiator because the central heat was not working properly). That's was not marked on the details of the reservation and the pictures was totally different.
Spa in decline should be renovated, the steam room it was broken, the sauna wasn't hot enough, the swimming pool was smelling of chlorine.
For the price we have spent I expected something better.
Great and fast check in, unsympathetic staff at the check out.
Our stay at the Trump International on Central Park West was truly a special. New York experience. This is a five-star hotel that performs like one with a world-class staff of hospitality professionals. Our experience was magnificent.
We had a fabulous stay here. The hotel was steps away from the Columbus Circle subway which connected us to everywhere. The hotel room itself was well appointed, comfortable and cosy and we had everything we wanted. A special mention for the amicable concierge, Carlos, who was a wealth of information and who managed to get us great tickets for shows.
I normally travel solo, which I enjoy very much, but had the fiancé with me this time, and we both like lots of space, our own bathrooms, so we reserve a two-bedroom suite at this place when visiting New York City together. I customarily stay at Langham or New York Palace. I do think the Trump Chicago is the best metropolitan U.S. hotel I've patronized. New York edition not so high on my list.
Arrived late in the afternoon on a somewhat rainy Friday. Advised cab driver to let me off at Columbus Circle because I didn't want to tell him the name of where I was staying. (I did not vote for him). While walking up front steps (there are about 7-8 steps), bellman standing outside comes rushing over to grab my bags. "When you stay at a place like this, you have to have people doing these thing for you!"
I've always preferred to do those things for myself. I give them tips anyway. Just don't like to have to go through all the mundane, shallow small talk -- "Is this your first time with us? Do you have any social plans while you're here?
"That's my business," I tell them.
Suite was clean. The refrigerator and freezer (complete with ice cubes) is something I like. I like COLD water, and when I wake up at 2 a.m. and want water, I prefer the ice variety, not the room temperature variety in the bottle and glass they provide at turndown service. To me, turndown service is annoying and intrusive. Plus, I don't use a robe or slippers, and I like to adjust the curtains a certain way. It's not beneath me to perform such mundane tasks.
Living room very nice, spacious. Large, circular dining table with several chairs. Large, comfortable sofa with ottoman, good for lounging and stretching out. Probably 60 inch HDTV, lots of channels. Also TVs in each bedroom. Large, sharp pictures. Great view of Central Park and Columbus Circle.
Two bathrooms -- one with vanity/sitting area -- the woman gets that one. Other bathroom very small, not much in the way of counter space to place toiletries. No single walk-in showers, just two combination tubs/showers. Couldn't get a good wide spray from one -- more like two hoses pouring down upon me, but that's no crisis.
All the workers, employees friendly. I'm just different -- personal attention at hotels means little to me. I just like to come and go without feeling as if I'm walking through a gauntlet of congeniality. The people working there mean well, and I understand most guests enjoy being pampered and catered to, but I don't need it.
Lobby very small. Not good for relaxing in a quiet space.
All told, it is a very good hotel, but it's not for me. Simply a matter of taste. Doesn't mean I'm right and people who love it are wrong. It just means people -- in this case hotel guests -- have different tastes.
Came to New York for the first time with an opinion that I would hate it- Got to Trump hotel and was blown away with the outstanding service and courtesy of everyone we met- Reason for visit -my daughters first job - She comes to our room- cant believe how nice it is, the staff says the living room couch is a foldout bed, set it up for her , brought extra towels , extra everything -without being asked by us- Wow I now know what they mean by 5 star hotel