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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
To those Asian checking in, watch out for the taiwanese lady at front desk.
The room was clean and very comfy bed if only they can install sound proof windows would be great. Bathroom was clean. The problem was the rude and racist attitude of the front desk taiwanese lady who assisted me. Two days of horror.
My wife and I stayed at the Marcel for the third time and continue to be impressed by the friendly and helpful staff. A shout out to Isabel and Milta at the front desk and reservations.
This is a good basic hotel in a great location for exploring New York. We will come again!
When we first went into our room I was unsatisfied by it, and I wrote a review about how the room wasn’t matching my standards and they immediately gave us a free upgrade and we enjoyed the rest of our trip in this lovely hotel .. and the staff are super friendly