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Hotel Plaza Athenee New York
Ranked #183 of 466 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
New York
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43 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Re; Perfection!”
Reviewed 25 December 2011

A fast getaway for 2 days in the city. The hotel was elegant and immaculate. The service was beyond fantastic where nothing is a problem and you feel very special but you know they really mean it. Location is key and it doesn't get better than this. What a hidden gem in NYC.....

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 December 2011

Checked into this $800/nigh hotel expecting the 5 star treatment (think Four Seasons). Well it was not that. First room they showed me for $800 was about 150 sq.ft. and was directly next to the air conditioning exhausts. I finally had to speak to the manager to get a room that did not over look the AC apparatus. Turns out all the rooms are extremely small from my outlook. Hotel is dated and in need of a redo. Kinda like something out of the 1960's. The bed was comfortable and linen nicely done. Lobby is also tiny and can get very congested. We wanted to eat at a German restaurant but the Hotel concierge told us there were none around due to the fact that New Yorkers do not like German food! All and All I was not overly impressed.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Athenee, Manager at Hotel Plaza Athenee New York, responded to this review, 20 December 2011
Thank you for your honest feed-back-I am sorry we did not live up to your expectations. We have redone most guest rooms in 2010 and will do the remainder in 2012 and our rooms have a range of 285-460 sf. I have addressed the restaurant issue with the concierge who is extremely sorry for not being able to provide appropriate recommendations-there certainly are a number of options.
I would be happy to discuss this further and make up for your disappointment-please feel free to contact me at swurst@plaza-athenee.com.

Sebastian Wurst
Executive Assistant Manager
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New Castle, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

Feel like you are lucky enough to live in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, steps from Madison and 5th Avenue, Central Park, shopping, dining and museums....yet discreetly located on a quiet residential avenue. The service and surroundings are top notch and we were treated like the royalty that has been known to stay here....we even had Veuve on ice in our room and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival!! A wonderful way to kick off our weekend getaway in the city. I definitely hope to stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2011

Some of the best service I've ever had at a hotel. It was a pleasure to stay at the Athenee. Special mention to Jason who took care of the late night room service and kept the bar open after hours for us to enjoy nightcaps after some long days working.

I would absolutely stay at the Plaza Athenee again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Rome, Italy
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2011

I was in NYC for 10 days and I had a chance to stay at a few hotels.
My award goes to Plaza Athenee and I think this hotel deserves it.

The location is pretty exclusive, residential neighbourhood, more calm then midtown. You can walk to very nice places or you have the underground if you need to be more fast.

The check is wonderful, sitting down in a lounge area, more relaxed than the check in counter.
My room was a perfect balance of tradition and modern elegance.

I visited the SPA and unluckily I had no time to use it. Will do next time.

Last but not least, every member of the team made me feel home every single moment.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2011

Just a perfect hotel in every sense. So Quiet- you may never know that you are just two blocks from a very busy New York street and great shopping. The staff were great, so helpful and
accomodating and the helpful staff on floor 12 even cleaned our room before we had a late check out, just going that extra mile. The room was a good size for Manhatten and well equipped. The bed was very soft, perhaps for us a little too soft but again very comfortable.
Recent reviews are correct, the views are not spectacular but I trade that any day for quietness.
Just two blocks from Central Park perfectly located for the Frick Museum too.
Yes, we would go there again.

Room Tip: Floor 12 and 07 was a particularly quiet room and nice location although it wasn't a perfect vie...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2011

Wonderful hotel if you want to be incognito. Small lobby much like apartment building. Great little bar if you like quiet. Classic older small hotel. Booked with Platinum AX, unfortunately did not get upgraded. Standard Courtyard King room, lower floor. Room was fine, very dark. Older classic marble bathroom. Unfortunately a little mold on bathtub tile grout. We prefer The Carlyle.

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  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Plaza Athenee New York
Address: 37 E 64th St, New York City, NY 10065-7003
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper East Side , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#30 Spa Hotel in New York City
#77 Business Hotel in New York City
#137 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#165 Family Hotel in New York City
#188 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Plaza Athenee New York 5*
Number of rooms: 143
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on a charming, residential street on 64th Street between Park and Madison Avenue, Hotel Plaza Athénée is an Upper East Side luxury boutique hotel that has been a home away from home to royalty, world leaders, celebrities, executives and discerning travelers since 1984. Ideally situated in the heart of Manhattan, guests are just minutes from Central Park, Madison Avenue boutiques, galleries and museums. Elegant and refined in every detail, rich in style, Hotel Plaza Athénée offers a grand yet inviting setting where classic French inspired style meets Manhattan's uptown chic. Hand-painted murals, Italian marble, French antiques and luxe furnishings create a gracious haven. Guestrooms and suites have a distinct residential style in character with the genteel neighborhood where it resides. ... more   less 
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