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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Barclay was one of the landmark luxury hotels its era; this history is honored with a nice display by the guest elevators. I stayed here on a recent business trip and enjoyed all of the hotel's features: newly renovated guest rooms, fitness center, bar dining. The bed was very comfortable and my room was quiet. But nice facilities and...

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Tupelo, Mississippi
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I hope I always have enough money or points to stay in this hotel when I visit NYC. Tasteful. Incredibly well kept. Kudos for housekeeping & service! Room service is pricey as usual. But beds & linens make me want to weep, they're so perfect!

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HerveHoudre, General Manager at InterContinental New York Barclay, responded to this review

Hello SojournerSole, Thank you for your very kind review and for your recent stay. I loved reading your descriptive feedback and hope you can always stay with us whenever visiting NYC! It is great to know we delivered an excellent product and service as our team is dedicated to providing our valued guests an exceptional experience. We hope to welcome...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed (family of 4) for one night after Thanksgiving in a suite. It looked as though it had been renovated recently - the tile was brand new! It's small but appointed nicely and we had a pull out couch and a roll away. We were away from the elevator and it was quiet. The location is right around the...

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HerveHoudre, General Manager at InterContinental New York Barclay, responded to this review

Hello decembergirl5, I am so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your recent stay with us. You are correct -we reopened this past April after a 20-month renovation so almost everything is brand new. Thank you for your flattering recommendation. It is the highest compliment we can receive from our guests. Happy holidays to you and your family....

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel just reopened after extensive renovations and it looks fantastic. It is tastefully decorated and very high end. We have stayed 3 times and will be back. There are certain things that can impact your stay in a hotel that you don't always think of. For instance, never having to wait for an elevator, a nice smell in common...

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HerveHoudre, General Manager at InterContinental New York Barclay, responded to this review

Dear cityorcountry, Thank you for your very flattering review and for staying with us. It is of the highest compliments when our guests return to the Barclay whenever they are in NYC, and I appreciate your feedback very much. Our team is dedicated to making our guests' stays a memorable and exceptional experience and we are always thrilled to know...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The people who work here are incredibly warm and hospitable, we felt as though we were being welcomed into someone's home (albeit a very big, and nice home) for the day. Can't say enough about this place - wonderful experience from top to bottom. Thanks!

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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful property. From the moment we pulled up, it was a class act. Valet and Bell service were fast, efficient and very friendly. The hotel staff were so gracious and the service was impeccable! The recent renovation has made this hotel truly luxurious and a true gem in New York city!!! It is well worth a visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A truly luxurious hotel. The big money that Intercontinental hotel spent to renovate the hotel, clearly shows. Located on Lexington Ave. the hotel is close to lot of attractions. The breakfast is excellent and so is the bar. Tell the Bartender to prepare you a cocktail of her choice. You will not be disappointed. Nicely appointed luxurious room with toiletries...

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Toronto
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Good location, nice new room and so far very courteous staff. Very disappointed that there is a $16.00 daily charge for internet access. Really....? It seems there is an inverse correlation between hotel room rates and what they charge for Wifi. Inexpensive hotels offer it free while SOME expensive hotels charge for it. A real nickel dime turn off....... .

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Jose Torelles, the head bartender, is exceptional in his knowledge and accomodation. We asked for a specific gin (among the 94 offered!) which was unavailable but he introduced us to alternatives and educated us on the four types of gin. When we returned the next day he remembered our original request and had received a shipment that day & made...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love this hotel and all the staff here, they were beyond amazing! I was an actor hired to shoot a commercial for this hotel and they went out of there way numerous times to accommodate all the crew when they didn't need to just because they wanted us to feel welcomed and have an easy day. BIG shout out to...

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Barclay Bar & Grill
Barclay Bar & Grill
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Since first opening its doors in 1926, the InterContinental New York Barclay has welcomed countless guests to enjoy a luxurious residential-style experience in the heart of the city. Originally constructed as part of the Grand Central Terminal expansion, The Barclay became one of four notable railroad hotels built to service the well-heeled men and women travelling to New York City. Its convenient location, directly above the railroad tracks, permitted the hotel the unique distinction of having its own platform in the basement, ideal for the upscale rail traveler who occasionally arrived by private train car. In addition to its Midtown East location, the hotel made an immediate impact with tenants and critics alike for its characteristic atmosphere of comfort and elegant domesticity. From that moment, The Barclay began to write its history as the hotel of choice for those looking to take respite in this stately residential hotel of international prestige. Today, the InterContinental New York Barclay remains Manhattan’s preeminent luxury hotel after undergoing the most ambitious restoration in its history. Combining sophistication and contemporary design, while staying true to its original Federalist style details, The Barclay exudes confidence and warmth, delivering the same residential feel with modern comfort and flexibility introduced to the world in 1926. ... more   less 

Additional Information about InterContinental New York Barclay

Address: 111 East 48th Street, New York City, NY 11101
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Price Range: £153 - £531 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — InterContinental New York Barclay 4.5*
Number of rooms: 702
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Also Known As:
Intercontinental New York Barclay Hotel New York City
Intercontinental New York City
Intercontinental Barclay New York
New York City Intercontinental
Barclay New York
Barclay Hotel New York
Intercontinental Barclay Hotel New York
Hotel Style:
#12 Green Hotel in New York City
#61 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#159 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#165 Family Hotel in New York City
#168 Business Hotel in New York City
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