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The Blakely New York
Ranked #138 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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“Wonderful hotel”
Reviewed 17 May 2012

My husband and I stayed five nights the first week of May. Staff very quick in handling our two concerns over smoking smell from another room and noisy air conditioner. Obtained sixth row tickets to Broadway play at a terrific discount for us. Lovely rooms and ammenities. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys staying at a small hotel. Wonderful breakfast up the block at Park Cafe next to Wellington Hotel. Convenient to walk to many sights including Times Square. Kudos to Barry, Alex, and Edwin.

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Reviewed 3 May 2012

Overall good experience on well located boutique hotel with suite accommodation, very suitable for couples or small family of 3 like us.
Pros- great location, subway close, 10 minute walk to Lincoln centre, times square, rockefeller centre, fifth ave shops. Very close to dry-cleaning, restaurants, nail bars etc. Decor is boutique, old fashioned , very clean. Free breakfast and wifi included. We had a one bedroom suite. Very comfortable queen beds, small dark sitting room with comfortable sofa sleeper, nice bathroom and excellent spa bath. Noise not w problem away from 55th street. Elevators work fine, apparently were being fixed for 3 months hence others comments.
Cons- no outlook, dark rooms, 2 queens in main bedroom so a bit tight for space . Closet room sufficient. The breakfast is adequate, certainly saves money and time, but staff so rude that they all should be sacked. This restaurant is not the Blakely but allied to it and they should change as it reflects badly on them. Similarly room service food is limited and closes early. We found the lovely library entrance to be sadly lacking in warmth from staff for most of our 8 day stay, although the last 2 days we were suddenly noticed and assisted in a helpful way. The staff multitask and as there is no dedicated concierge or door opener or person to get taxi, if the is is important, maybe this is not the hotel for you.
Overall- excellent value for money. Perhaps make contact with Andreas or staff downstairs early on to be recognized and/ or have concierge advice. No need for lower room- elevators are fine and there may be a little more light in room.

Room Tip: A suite with a queen bed would provide more room if they have this layout
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

Comfy rooms, friendly and efficient staff, good breakfast, terrific location. However, do not, under any circumstances, let them put you in a room on the 2nd floor. At least 2, probably 3 or more, rooms on the 2nd floor have no daylight whatsoever because outside the windows are pipes, boxes, and engineering conduits which completely block out the light. In (slight) mitigation of this, the manager found us 2 different rooms on higher floors without too much problem.

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Newbury Park, California
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

My wife and I stayed 3 nights at the Hotel. The location is excellent. The suite, consisting of a good size bedroom and a smaller "living room", were adequate although the "living room", which like the bedroom had a flat screen TV ,had a couch that was a pull out bed and not the most comfortable to sit on while watching TV. I found the living room dark since it had no outside window situate between the bedroom and the bathroom. The bathroom was neither large nor small but adequate and more than acceptable. If you are looking for "bling" this Hotel is not for you. . The lobby is very small and like the room it's decor is best described as traditional. The continental breakfast is nothing special consisting of juice, coffee, cereal, small muffins, bagels etc though you can order from a menu. Overall and given the prices of hotels in the city it's a good value.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights mid-April, my first time in New York, my husband's umpteenth. It is certainly well-located for most tourists' needs, whether they be sighseeing, shopping, theatre/shows, dinner, opera.... We walked as far as downtown Greenwich, Soho and Chelsea, as well as the more attainable midtown locations of 5th Avenue, Times Square, Broadway, Central Park, the Met, Frick and the Lincoln Centre. Bike hire and subway connections a stone's throw from the hotel too if your feet aren't up to it! I found the lobby and common areas to be a little cramped and the decor was a touch too masculine, even dated for my taste, but it is very clean and the reception/concierge staff are friendly and helpful. Room was comfortable and clean but not generously proportioned nor can you expect any good views; thankfully we were on the 8th floor so the traffic noise did not cause a problem. The rooms are not cheap but I imagine that the price is representative of similar hotels in such a location. Breakfast was fine, with a selection of fresh juices, yohurt, cereals, muffins, bagels and fresh fruit but anything beyond this is chargeable. I would happily recommend this, particularly for its location, but will personally try for something with more character next time!

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Additional Information about The Blakely New York

Property: The Blakely New York
Address: 136 W 55th St, Bet. 6th & 7th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5305
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#80 Family Hotel in New York City
#108 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#108 Business Hotel in New York City
#111 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price range (per night): ₹ 14,143 - ₹ 32,503
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Blakely New York 4.5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Midtown Manhattan Central Park West, steps way from Times Square and 5th Avenue Shops. A 4-Diamond Property, continuously voted as one of the top independent hotels by US News & World Report - 2014 - 2016. ... more   less 
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