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
WestHouse is a beautifully appointed charming hotel! The staff is helpful and friendly. I greatly enjoyed the amenities such as morning and early evening meals and cocktails, complimentary bottled water in the room and the comfortable den off the lobby. I have stayed at WestHouse twice now and will do so again next time I visit NYC.
Unprecedented hospitality, service, location and breakfast spread. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Ashley, at the front desk, made our trip such a memorable experience.
Many thanks, Olivia & Dave.
My wife and I just checked in. Juan and Vanessa were very pleasant and helpful. Our room in clean and comfortable. There are plenty of pillows and towels.
Looking forward to the amazing breakfast tomorrow