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Stratford-upon-avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Blakely is perfectly located for almost everything the traveller needs - a few blocks north the Central Park, a few blocks in the other direction to Times Square and Broadway shows. There's a subway entrance at the corner of 55th if you need to cover a little more distance. Our room was very nice, large enough for the two...

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Dear Paul N, Thank you so much for your detailed and kind review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Blakely New York. I will be sure to pass along your compliments to the housekeeping and lobby staff. Please feel free to contact me directly for your next visit to NYC. Yariv Schein yschein@blakelynewyork.com

Lugano, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Midtown location, about 10 min-walk from Times Square, 5 min to MOMA, Central Park, the Fifth Ave and Carnegie Hall. Our 2 queen-bed room, which was on the seventh floor, was a bit noisy, so I mentioned this to the receptionist and we were offered a free upgrade to one of their suites which was on the 11th floor...

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Dear Rebecca2004, Thank you for staying with us. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your visit at the Blakely Hotel. Please come back again soon! Yariv Schein

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at this hotel for over a decade for New York City annual trips mainly because of the location , which is perfect for what we do in the city; walk to museums, concerts at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Broadway Plays, and restaurants; however, it has recently changed for the worse. The more than adequate restaurant formerly...

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Dear John Hill P, Thank you for staying with us and being a loyal repeat guest. I am glad that you find our location to be ideal for your New York City sight seeing and attractions. We really are very well centered in Manhattan making it an easy to travel to almost everywhere. I find it unfortunate you are not...

Canton, Ohio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location and perfect for New Year's Eve ... close to Times Square, but not so close to the massive crowd of people ... just a half block to 7th Avenue where you can join in the fun of watching the ball drop, which we did and thoroughly enjoyed. The hotel is old and quaint. All staff encountered was very...

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Dear OhioKimbee, Thank you for ringing in the New year with us. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back soon. Yariv Schein

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Blakely is a nice hotel, the rooms are probably above average of what you'd typically find. It is located closely enough to all the attactions that are within walking distance. We even walked to the Empire State Building and back. The staff are very friendly and if we return to NYC, we'd consider the Blakely again.

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Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The Blakely is my favorite hotel in Manhattan ! It's out of the fray of Times Square but within easy walking distance if you're looking for more activity than midtown offers. The rooms are spacious, scrupulously clean and quiet. The staff is professional and knowledgeable but friendly and very accommodating. Book it ! You won't be disappointed.

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Albany, New York
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Convenient, nice size rooms, breakfast included. It's all good (except for the TV reception but who cares). Suites are terrific and a great value. rooms on the lower floors get some noise from the street. The new restaurant is always crazy busy. Didn't try it yet.

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Booked the Blakely for a weekend stay-snowing in New York! Hotel was wonderful and staff were very accommodating! Rooms are spacious and well appointed. Showers are terrific! Hotel is within walking distance of 5th Avenue and a short cab ride to Broadway!

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

So, as I get older I notice things about myself that are a bit weird or at least unconventional. One of those is that I don't like pretentious formality, yeah its nice to stay in a 5Star architectural masterpiece with 2.5 staff per room, but that isn't really my thing. I'd rather not, just having to greet every smiling face...

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Dear Ali H, Thank you so much for your kind review. You basically described exactly what we are trying to do here at the Blakely Hotel. We appreciate your repeat business and hope to see you again very soon. Yariv Schein

Lake Zurich, Illinois
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My wife and I stayed at the Blakely a few days before the eve of the new year 2017 and so this may be a factor in the somewhat high price for the one-night stay (it is NYC though, isn't it!). That aside, we were upgraded to a suite and a split of red wine was delivered to us compliments...

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Dear EugeneGary, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was our pleasure to upgrade you, we try to do this with our guests whenever possible. The lines to our new restaurant "Black tap" are an everyday occurrence since they opened approximately a month ago. Everybody has heard about...

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In heart of Midtown Manhattan Central Park West, steps way from Times Square and 5th Avenue Shops. A 4 Diamond Property, voted one of top hotels by US News 2014, Zagat Best Hotel 2014. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Blakely New York

Address: 136 West 55th Street, Bet. 6th & 7th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Price Range: £152 - £375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Blakely New York 4.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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#81 Family Hotel in New York City
#109 Business Hotel in New York City
#112 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#120 Luxury Hotel in New York City
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“Absolutely on one the higher floor (>10th floor), they are much quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Rebecca2004, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Suites are wonderful for longer stays.”
 of 5 bubbles JAugustWest, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask for a lower room closer to lobby”
 of 5 bubbles Bmore4Sure, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get the advertised specials...sometimes they offer upgrades....go for the bigger rooms if you can afford them”
 of 5 bubbles petercL395EO, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Maybe a very high floor on the 54th side would be sufficient to shield you, but no guarantees”
 of 5 bubbles awcharlotte, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
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