The Marcel at Gramercy
What We Love
- Prime Gramercy location close to high-end shops on Fifth and Madison Avenues
- Empire State building views from the roof deck
- Comfy beds with upholstered headboards
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What To Know
- Minimal facilities: No on-site gym, restaurant, spa or bar
- Rooms are on the small side — starting at 150 square feet — and street noise is audible
- Hallways are dim and lack the contemporary design of the common areas
- Parking On Site
On a residential street in Gramercy, Hotel Marcel is a playful, conveniently-located crash pad with 136 rooms. The lobby is all 70s whimsy with a massive circular black patent leather couch, shag carpets and a two-sided gas fireplace.
Bed & Bath
Standard rooms are seriously teeny but come with beds dressed in Frette linens and, in some, framed mirrors that enlarge the space. Headboards upholstered in chartreuse or cream leather and vintage-style bedside tables provide an elegant counterpoint to the otherwise youthful decor. And the zebra print throw pillows may not be for everyone. Energy-saving controllers power everything, from the wall-mounted 32-inch LCD TVs to the bedside iPod docks. Bathrooms have fragrant Lather bath products, square Kraus wash basins and glass-encased rain showers (although water pressure leaves something to be desired).
This is more of a place to sleep than a place to hang. Aside from the lobby, the only other common space is a casual 10th-floor lounge, which serves free tea and coffee all day and an underwhelming continental breakfast each morning. It adjoins a roof deck with lounge chairs and photo-worthy views of the Empire State Building.
How to Get There
I travel to NYC monthly and always stay at the Marcel. You would think after my 10th stay at the Marcel the customer service would be stagnant but the staff are just as great as my first visit. They always make me feel at home. The staff goes above and beyond to accommodate me. My number one is Kiara Guzman at the front desk and Milta is great as well. I would also love to give honorable mention to Muhammad, Abdul and Nabil (wonderful doormen). The location of The Marcel in my opinion is in the best neighborhood and at night its quiet so I don't hear any outside noise. The guest lounge on the 10th floor is a bonus.
Staff is and always is awesome. Abdul and all the desk staff cater to your every need.
Clean, tidy and the roof top is awesome.
A quaint and quiet place to stay with tons to do all around.
Would highly recommend.
This hotel is average in all aspects. But it is in a good location and clean. The rooms are small and need some updating. The service is ok. There is no parking in the hotel, but there is a parking garage nearby that is associated with the hotel. The price was right which is why I would probably stay at the Marcel again.
This was my fourth visit to New York and I was hardly surprised at the going rate for a hotel during peak season. That being said, this was the worst hotel visit I've had by far.
With the exception of the hotel staff who were very welcoming and professional, the hotel itself was fairly dark and drab. We were initially put in a room on the 2nd floor which barely had a window! The hotel kindly moved us to another room but this was room was arguably even smaller than the other one.
The room itself was poorly equipped and the bed was small and uncomfortable for 2 people.
I would say this hotel may suit a lone business travel but few others - the pictures of the rooms used online are deceptive too. Very disappointing stay all round.
Lovely hotel in a great location if you don’t want to stay uptown but is still close. Subway was only a ten minute walk. Really clean and comfortable room we even had a balcony which was a nice treat. Staff were lovely very friendly and polite. Abdellah was very helpful. The only issue we had was the air con was not great the room was always warm other than that lovely hotel