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
The WestHouse is such an amazing hotel and the staff is the best! The hotel is in such a convenient location for me to visit family while in NYC. Everyone is just so friendly they are always there to help with anything we need to make our stay wonderful. The 23rd floor staff are so friendly always helping with the food and drinks. (I can't remember there names on the 23rd fl. ) I would like to comment on how wonderful a couple of people were especially great on this trip. Juan, Ethan, Allie, Moe, Nick, Vanessa, Peter, Shawn, Winston, Hamza . I will definitely be returning to this wonderful hotel!
We went for my daughters 17th birthday and this hotel did not disappoint, they even had cupcakes in the room for her birthday. I simply cannot say enough about the amazing staff! Everyone was so nice and friendly and funny. The hotel itself was stunning, clean and welcoming. The light fare in the evening, delicious the breakfast in the morning, again delicious and a great way to start the day. This is now my go to NYC hotel, hands down. The location is perfect close to everything, the hotel was quiet not noisy like many other hotels in the city. I truly cannot say one bad thing about this hotel, and highly recommend it for any and every visit to the city. Thank You WestHouse!!
This hotel is in an excellent location just south of Central Park and within easy walking distance to Times Square, 5th Avenue, etc. There is a subway stop just at the end of the road and so it is very easy to access the rest of the city.
The hotel offers drinks and food from 5pm and 7pm. While we were there this consisted of wine, beer, champagne, fresh pasta, cheeses, hams, bread and salads. It was very welcome to arrive to after a long flight when we were all hungry but didn't feel like going out! During the day the lounge offers hot drinks and soft drinks that are included in the room rate. These could be taken back to your room if you wanted.
Breakfast is also included in the room rate and this was lovely with a good choice.
They have interconnecting rooms which is useful when travelling with children. However the rooms are quite compact, although this is what we would expect in a large city and wasn't a problem for us.
I would definitely recommend this hotel