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Hotel Plaza Athenee New York
Ranked #206 of 468 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A fine hotel in a great location”
Reviewed 12 February 2012

This was our first stay at this small (142 guest rooms and suites), elegant hotel well-situated in the Upper East Side of Manhattan just off Madison Avenue, with ready access to the many fine shops and cultural attractions of that part of Manhattan. Long unassociated with its Paris name-sake, it retains, however, much of the ambiance and charm of the Paris hotel. We stayed five days in a reasonably-priced interior room which was well-furnished and nicely appointed, but with a view from its one window of the brick wall of an adjacent building. (If views are important to you, pay the extra and select a exterior view on an upper floor.) The staff including doormen, reception, concierge and chambermaids were all congenial and professional in performing their functions. The public areas of the hotel looked fresh and were well-maintained, reflecting in part recent renovations. Car valet service was prompt and reasonably priced. We had one dinner at Arabelle, the hotel's main dining room. While the dining room and the adjacent bar were very atractive, the food and service were little better than average - perhaps as a Monday it was an off-night, as it does get a good food rating from Zagat. We look forward to staying at this hotel again and would recommend it without reservation to our friends.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2012

A hotel with a big name but without much character. Dark and small lobby area, inattentive staff. Rooms and bathrooms are in need of renovation . The service is average and the breakfast was not what one could expect from a 5 star property.The location is great though, but there are better options in NY.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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Athenee, Manager at Hotel Plaza Athenee New York, responded to this review, 30 January 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on your recent stay. I am sorry that we did not live up to your expectations and would like to find out the details of your dissatisfaction to improve our performance. Please contact me at swurst@plaza-athenee.com
Sincerely,
Sebastian Wurst
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

We stayed at this lovely little gem for the weekend in January. The location is ideal for a shopping weekend in NY. A nice, quiet residential street around the corner from lots of great shops. The service is wonderfully efficient. The lounge is intimate with a nice menu of munchies and drinks. While our room was small, it was well appointed with a very comfortable bed, flat screen TV and an ample bathroom with great amenities. The only minus was the breakfast and this is truly a minor criticism -- the food was a bit lackluster. The service was pleasant and professional in a relaxed environment -- something a bit hard to come by in the City. We would certainly return. A guaranteed good night sleep!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

We have frequent occasion to visit the upper east side of NYC and have stayed at at least six "5 star" hotels in the area. This is the one we'll return to. All the expected amenities are there, but with little, added touches that become all the more meaningful for their lack at competing hotels. From the bathroom supplies to the flexibility of the parking garage to the accommodating housekeeping staff to the quality and service of the included continental breakfast, the Plaza-Athenée leaves us no nits to pick.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

We came to experience Christmas in New York and were amazed by the Plaza Athenee Hotel's location. It is close to Barneys, Bloomingdales and other great shopping and was a short walk to Rockefeller Center. It also really close to the Lexington Av/63 St subway station. The staff was very courteous and helpful. And the rooms are HUGE by New York standards. Definitely the biggest room we've ever staying in during any of our trips to the city. We will definitely stay again!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Plaza Athenee New York

Property: Hotel Plaza Athenee New York
Address: 37 E 64th St, New York City, NY 10065-7003
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper East Side , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#31 Spa Hotel in New York City
#77 Business Hotel in New York City
#147 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#167 Family Hotel in New York City
#190 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price range (per night): ₹ 20,090 - ₹ 51,421
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Plaza Athenee New York 5*
Number of rooms: 143
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on a charming, residential street on 64th Street between Park and Madison Avenue, Hotel Plaza Athénée is an Upper East Side luxury boutique hotel that has been a home away from home to royalty, world leaders, celebrities, executives and discerning travelers since 1984. Ideally situated in the heart of Manhattan, guests are just minutes from Central Park, Madison Avenue boutiques, galleries and museums. Elegant and refined in every detail, rich in style, Hotel Plaza Athénée offers a grand yet inviting setting where classic French inspired style meets Manhattan's uptown chic. Hand-painted murals, Italian marble, French antiques and luxe furnishings create a gracious haven. Guestrooms and suites have a distinct residential style in character with the genteel neighborhood where it resides. ... more   less 
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