WestHouse New York
What We Love
- West 50s location is a short stroll to sights like Central Park, Carnegie Hall and Columbus Circle
- Smart, eager-to-please staff
What To Know
- The staff refers to guests as residents
- There’s no spa onsite, but staff can arrange for in-room treatments
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Designed by award-winning firm Jeffrey Beers International to evoke a luxurious pied-à-terre, the home-away-from-home vibe at this contemporary New York townhouse begins just off the lobby with the Den, a comfortable, clubby space stocked with books guests can borrow to curl up on the tufted sofas with. The public spaces are also scented with an exclusive fragrance created for the hotel by olfactive branding company 12:29 (other clients include Opening Ceremony and Lady Gaga). The 172 rooms and suites are decorated in blues and grays with velvet and leather upholstery, dark woods, and 1920s photos of performers at nearby Carnegie Hall, while large windows mean lots of light and views of Central Park, Times Square, or Midtown Manhattan. Splurge for a Terrace Suite and you’ll not only get a private balcony, but also a Sleep Studio bedding system with an adjustable mattress and turndown chocolates made especially to promote sleep. Breakfast, cocktails, and happy hour nibbles are all served on the 23rd-floor terrace, an indoor/outdoor guests-only space with sweeping views of the city (self-service alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are also available until 11 p.m.). The attaché concierges who are stationed in the lobby from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. know their stuff, so take advantage of their savvy and have them arrange daily itineraries, dining reservations, tickets to shows, and more.
In the Area
Start your day with a walk north to Central Park. Stroll along East Drive past the Central Park Zoo and Loeb Boathouse, and you’ll find yourself at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s easy to spend an entire day taking in the collection of more than 2 million works, but Museum Mile also includes smaller exhibit spaces well worth a visit, like the recently reopened Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. For lunch, head to Café Sabarsky in the Neue Gallery, inspired by turn-of-the-century Viennese cafés (warm up with a Glühwein—hot spiced red wine with orange and cloves). Take in a ballet, opera or play at Lincoln Center and, for a sweet ending to the evening, stop by Momofuku Milk Bar for their infamous “compost cookies” and milk.
How to Get There
Great hotel and fantastic staff. Overall a very nice experience and a good concept. Good services, nice beds and clean rooms.
Special thanks to fantastic bartender Rafael and his great Mumm champagne.
This is my second visit to Westhouse Hotel in New York for business. The staff has been accommodating and friendly. Tarik at the front desk specifically made a previous circumstance during my stay even better the next visit and even remembered the inconvenience despite it happening months prior.
The rooms are clean, comfortable and modern. I look forward to continuing my business and personal travels here.
Westhouse is a 1920’s style boutique hotel with a fantastic location! The rooms were small but well appointed and very comfortable. Walk to Central Park, a Broadway play and Times Square. Steps from the subway too!
The best part was the attentive staff. Vanessa at the front desk was sweet and helpful. Raphael at the bar made you feel like he had known you forever! Make sure to ask him for an Italian Margarita... the best!!!
The evening happy hour was much more than expected. You could actually make it dinner. The breakfast was also very good.
The only con... for such an upscale hotel I hated seeing the housekeeping carts/vacuums being stored in the hallways all night. (They did cover them since there was nowhere to put them.)
A definite recommendation!!!
Last night in NYC before going back to France. Wonderful experience : juste a one night stay and yet a great expérience.
Thanks to Mo, Tarek (at front desk) and Ben (concierge). We will return with pleasure.
When you have staff at a hotel that remembers you post check-in that shows another level of service and understanding of its customers. Tarik in particular was lovely and very welcoming, all other staff I interacted with were also great. The hotel offers extras such as breakfast and early evening canapés/drinks also adds to the experience, thus I have made the WestHouse my go to when I travel to NY. The hotel ticks a lot of boxes from a travellers perspective,