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The Blakely New York
Ranked #138 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Palm Desert, California, USA
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78 reviews
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“Wonderful small hotel”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

The Blakely is a great small hotel in an ideal location. It is within walking distance of all the places we wanted to be - Broadway shows, Columbus Circle and the Lincoln Center Jazz venue, MoMA, Central Park and, of course, 5th Avenue shopping. The subway was also just down at the end of the block to get anywhere we wanted to go.

All the staff are very helpful and very pleasant. Our room was clean and comfortable, well-equipped with coffee maker, microwave, mini-refrigerator and dishes. We could easily have taken a simple breakfast in our room but the continental breakfast included in the room rate was very good. The rate also included free Wi-fi, a necessary amenity.

We will stay at the Blakely again the next time we visit NYC. It meets all our needs and wants.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

6 night stay- enjoyed great location, breakfast everyday, comfortable bed, fresh linens every day, good shower and tub, mini kitchen in room, coffee maker in room, helpful staff - great location! Would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Waimate, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Recently had six days here, room was spacious, good big comfortable beds. Clean rooms, not much of a view and make sure if you want non-smoking to confirm at reception. We had to move as put on a smoking room. Breakfast is adequate. Good location with short walk to Central Park and time square. Staff friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

... to stay. Very central location. Nice English library style foyer and rooms. We started on 13th floor. No issue with lifts. Complimentary breakfast OK. Was given the hotel SUV to take us to JFK airport.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We recently stayed at this hotel for a five nights in New York. From the beginning to the end of our stay we can only describe the accommodation and staff as excellent with the suite we were given being well appointed and spacious.
The continental breakfast we had each morning was adequate to start the day off with cereals, fruit, bread, bagels, coffee or tea and muffins being on offer. In the evening the restaurant attached to the hotel offered a nice Italian menu with a good variety of food.
This hotel is ideally located being a short walk from Times Square, 5th Avenue and Central Park.
If you want a small hotel in a great location in New York we would highly recommend staying at the Blakely.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Nice hotel, excellent location, even though expensive, specially considering the breakfast (boring and with a rude lady managing the breakfast room). They charged us nearly $7 for 4 tiny slices of bacon (adding the tip on their own!?). Otherwise nice, clean rooms.

Rooms on our floor were smoking rooms, despite me telling them we don't smoke, the smell was quite present one evening, coming from the room next to ours.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

I recently spent 10 nights at the Blakely enjoying a reunion with two school friends. We really loved the hotel and found all the staff to be really friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and we were always greeted with a smile and a friendly word by the reception staff and concierges. We had separate rooms which were all kept absolutely spotless, with clean bed linen and towels every day. The beds and pillows were so comfy and the rooms large and airy. Despite being in the centre of busy Manhattan the hotel had a calm and peaceful atmosphere and was a real haven to come back to after our hectic days of sightseeing.

The small kitchen area in the rooms was a real bonus with a coffee machine, plenty of lovely coffee (and tea), cutlery and crockery, sink, microwave, fridge and freezer. There was also a well stocked minibar with drinks and nibbles. Home from home!

Despite some of the negative comments about the breakfast, we enjoyed it and were served with as much coffee/tea as we wished and enjoyed the selection of fresh fruit, cereal, yoghourt, croissants and bagels.

Thanks to all of you at the Blakely who made our stay so enjoyable and we wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone planning a trip to New York. We would love to come back again some day.

Room Tip: My room was at the front of the hotel on the second floor as I don't like elevators but despite...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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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
#108 Business Hotel in New York City
#108 Luxury 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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