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“Great Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Blakely New York

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The Blakely New York
Ranked #154 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

This hotel was perfect for our five day stay in New York. It was much quieter than I expected even though it was very busy.The room was really good, spacious and the mini kitchen area with fridge freezer and microwave was an unexpected bonus.The free breakfast perfectly adequate even if the choice was limited. Staff were very friendly and very helpful nothing was too much trouble to arrange with one exception that being the breakfast staff who were miserable and unfriendly.. The position of the Hotel was perfect for many attractions and for those further away (Battery Park for example) there was a subway station about 100 yards up the road. I would recommend this Hotel without hesitation

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Everything the reviewer said above mine I would agree with. We were there with family ranging from seven to seventy, and everyone was generally happy. One of the party ended up on a smoking floor, so bear this in mind when booking. We had asked for a quiet room, but that wasn't acknowledged, spell it out that you want a quiet room, and you may be lucky, if you look back on these reviews some people have recommended quieter sides of the hotel. It's the street noise at the front which is a problem - take ear plugs just in case, as this shouldn't put you off booking, as its no quieter anywhere else so centrally located.
I agree that the restaurant staff next door were incredibly rude and unwelcoming, the only rude person we came across in New York.
The concierge team were excellent, very helpful, but if you got on the buses, it is better not to go through the hotel, just walk out onto one of the streets and buy a ticket direct, as you end up stuck queueing in an office some walk away for ages.
The umbrellas came in very handy.
Don't get too excited by the Penhaligon's toiletries - its not as fancy as the London shop sells, just standard bland hotel products!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank antonia p
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

My 2 adult daughters and I stayed at The Blakely last week and were very pleased. The location can't be beat!! Walking distance to Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, great restaurants...and a subway station right on the corner for all things south. We had a King Suite on the front (55th St). Loved having the sitting room and the sitting area in the bedroom. We never felt like we were on top of each other. Plenty of space in the bathroom which I was worried about in a NYC hotel with 3 women and toiletries. The King bed was very comfortable (and that says a lot coming from me) and the sitting room "sofa" is actually a daybed with a very comfortable Twin mattress. The hotel itself was almost European inside. Very comfortable, dark wood-- homey. The employees were very helpful. A shout out to Edwin! He helped us with theater tickets, daily info, transportation... We really appreciated him. Keurig coffee machine in the room, a small fridge and freezer (very handy for leftovers and wine- liquor store a block down) and mini bar prices that were very affordable if you need a munchy. I paid more at the deli down the street for a coke. The only negative (and I mention it only because everyone does) is the restaurant. The employees are incredibly rude during "breakfast" and usually weren't even open during the advertised Happy Hour. I discovered they are a separate company from the Blakely. The hotel would benefit from just locking the door between the two of them. This is a wonderful boutique hotel. A great home in the middle of the city craziness. We will definitely be back.

Stayed May 2014
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Dayton, OH
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91 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

This hotel is in a wonderful location on W. 55th St. Convenient walking to Times Square, shows, shopping, etc. The subway line is at the end of the block. There is a grocery store a block away to buy snacks and drinks for the kitchenette. They have free WiFi although it didn't work in the restaurant. The staff is very courteous and friendly. The concierge was able to get us good theatre tickets on short notice. We ate dinner one night in the restaurant and the food was good. The room we were in was surprisingly large for NYC. We were here 5 nights and would definitely stay here again!

There is a complimentary continental breakfast, but it's hardly worth going to. Mostly breads, a few fruits, coffee and juice. They have yogurt (plain) but it's set out in one big bowl instead of small containers. No ice underneath the bowl, so it warms up which isn't safe

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank musiclover3377
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Our three night stay in NYC was totally enhanced by our stay at the Blakely. The room was more than comfortable. The location was perfect. Most important the staff in toto was great. Everyone went out of their to meet all our needs and answer all our questions. I would not hestitate for a millisecond in staying there again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BigVChicago
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Sacramento
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36 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 4 nights in May, on the 4th floor. Excellent hotel for someone wanting to feel the city's vibe - walk to Central Park or an evening show off Times Square - quick access to the subway. There was great street food on 53rd for those on a budget. Breakfast would have been better with some meat, but they did say 'continental'. Our room was comfortable, but the bedroom walls are thin.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

This hotel was a great little gem in Midtown. Clean rooms, nice bathrooms. The hotel was steps away from a subway entrance, which was super convenient. It was a very small hotel (lobby, rooms, bathrooms, hallways, elevator), but quaint and cute. Housekeeping wasn't very consistent, not always remembering to replace our coffee mugs/bar ware. But, I'd stay there again. Pleasant experience.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Laura M
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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:
#81 Family Hotel in New York City
#109 Business Hotel in New York City
#112 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#115 Luxury 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 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 
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