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Best 5* Hotel in NYC at Christmas?

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Best 5* Hotel in NYC at Christmas?

It's all in the title. What's the best 5* star hotel in NYC at Christmas? Ideally a hotel with charm (and a great Christmas feel to it), a big lobby with an atmosphere and charm. Oh and a central location!

Thanks :-)

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1. Re: Best 5* Hotel in NYC at Christmas?

The New york Palace?

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2. Re: Best 5* Hotel in NYC at Christmas?

The Plaza is very beautiful at Christmas.

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There is rarely only one best anything in NYC. Different people have different tastes. The NY Palace is not a 5* hotel (maybe 4-4.5) but is well located and has beautiful public rooms. It's undergoing renovations now that I would GUESS should be finished by Xmas.

The Plaza is a classic. Other options include the Pierre, the Ritz Carlton Central Park South, the Peninsula (4.5*) and the St. Regis. The Mandarin Oriental is great if you prefer modern.

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Whiz, I'm very interested to know, with your wealth of hotel knowledge, why you believe the Palace to be a 4-4.5 star property rather than 5 stars? TA lists it as a 5 star, Oyster lists it as 4.5.

What makes a hotel 5 stars in NYC? Or anywhere for that matter.

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5. Re: Best 5* Hotel in NYC at Christmas?

A level of personal service and attention. Many of the 5* hotels in NYC offer private butlers for their guests.

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Oh OK, thanks. I would imagine having a private butler would be VERY 5 star.

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I had a v enjoyable stay at the palace but wouldn't class it as a five star hotel either

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That's interesting, it claims to be five star for some reason. From the pictures, the view of the Cathedral from some rooms is gorgeous.

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Yeah we had a great view of the cathedral. Like I said, great hotel.

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IMO I found the Palace lobby interesting but over done and glitzy to the nth degree. Feeling was expensive but

couldn't feel the class that comes with five star hotels. Something on Central park with a view is my

opinion of the luxurious feeling of NY that can be found in several other hotels. Not five star but the London

is worth a look and some rooms snag a view of the Park.