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The Blakely New York
Ranked #136 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

We had a great time at the Blakely,from the first check in to our check out the staff were exemplary. The rooms were spacious,comfy bed and great pillows,coffee machine.Supermarket nearby.Walking distance to Time Square,Park Ave,Central Park.Would defiantly stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

The Blakely is an older but luxurious and quite spacious hotel. The suites offer ample room for guests with a small fridge, microwave, and coffee/tea maker. The offer a continental breakfast which is limited but tasty. The location is excellent ~ close to theatres, Central Park, and subways. This hotel is a great deal. Staff is attentive,

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gainesville, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2014

We had good time at the Blakeley in spite the weather, which was pretty bad. We went to NYC for pleasure and stayed there for 3nights. It is easy to move around because it is located in the middle of the action: very close to the Park, 5th Avenue and the theaters. Our suite was rather specious, clean and well appointed. The staff was very helpful and ready to find transportation. The restaurant on the ground floor is just OK. All and all it was a very pleasant stay under difficult circumstances. The price was very reasonable for NYC hotel. We will certainly go back when we go to New York.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Stayed here for four nights. The concierge and front office staff were exemplary and extremely helpful with a number of things, such as scheduling an emergency hair appointment on incredibly short notice (30 minutes), navigating the subway system and ordering car service. Felt like a more personal touch than other places.

The room was comfortable. Love the kitchenette, it was cold when I was there so it was nice to come back to the room and be able to heat up a hot drink.

I will definitely consider returning here for my next trip.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Colorado Springs
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2014

The Blakely NYC is a small hotel that is located just off 7th Avenue on 55th Street. It is just a few steps from a subway entrance and about 5 minutes' walk from Times Square. The hotel was clean, quiet, and well-located. The night bell man, Alex I think, was a wealth of knowledge and very helpful in finding places to eat and things to do. The room was very nice with enough room for three women to easily move around.

The room had a "kitchenette" but it lacked a stove top. I was hoping to boil an egg or even fry an egg but the only cooking item was a microwave. The fridge was FILLED with minibar items but we needed to use it so took the ample minibar out. It is helpful to have a fridge.

The complimentary breakfast was mostly breads, bagels, sweet rolls. These prevented me from eating there more than the first day since I am gluten intolerant. The only option for me was some plain yogurt and some fruit. It was disappointing that they asked for a $2 tip to eat there. I certainly did not eat $2 worth of the yogurt that was available!

Checkout was quick and easy. It has a small formal lobby with fresh flowers and a classy look. It was a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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boston
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Stayed here during another "polar vortex" last weekend. I had gotten a really good deal on Luxury Link, plus had a credit, so the cost was $388 for two nights including taxes! A little bottle of wine and some chocolates were also included. The lobby is small, not opulent. The welcome was warm and we were given a choice of available rooms. We had a king room in the back (no view but that was our choice). The parking in the garage next door was $35.00/night, very reasonable.

The room was big, and had a chandelier and a sunken recessed ceiling so it felt very spacious. The bed was super comfortable. Very quiet at night, no noise in the hallways, and we didn't hear anyone above us. The bathroom was excellent, lots of space for toiletries, and a huge marble tub which was awesome for a soaking hot bath after freezing our tushes off! The water pressure in the shower was wonderfully strong. Mini fridge, and a Keurig machine were convenient.

We had some drinks and cicchetti in the bar that were very tasty: arancini, grilled shrimp, and a fried fish dish. My arancia martini was delicious, and the bartender substituted one of the blood orange liqueur shots for me with orange juice (I just cannot drink a 100% alcoholic drink haha!)

The included breakfast was basic, but adequate. A variety of breads, mini muffins, cereals, fruit and yogurt. This let us splurge more on dinners and I will tell you after the dinners we didn't want a big breakfast! You could also order off the menu for breakfast but we did not do this.

Didn't use the fitness room or the concierge.

The location was excellent too, we walked to the Theater District, and had it been warmer we would have walked a lot more and further, as it walking distance to Central Park. Near a subway stop too. It a quiet oasis after our day and nights out. No attitude. There is a wonderful gallery a little down the street, stop here if you can, they have handmade crafts from many different artisans, we bought some really pretty holiday ornaments.

I would stay here again if staying in this area, and would even stay without the "deal", that just made it sweeter!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2014

This hotel is always a great place to stay New York City. The staff are helpful and pleasant The rooms are spacious and clean.The beds are comfortable the concierge will assist with information and arranging transport to airport. The downside to this hotel is the restaurant where complimentary breakfast is served. It is small crowded and the manager is certainly not pleasant when you walk in.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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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
#107 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#108 Business Hotel in New York City
#111 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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