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Review of Hotel Plaza Athenee New York

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Hotel Plaza Athenee New York
Ranked #186 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
milan, italy
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171 reviews
171 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Not bad”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2008

Good Upper East Side location, large rooms for NY standards, comfortable beds, not very modern but tastefull decor, small bathrooms. Can be a good choice if you get a convenient rate.

  • Stayed May 2008
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank lucaerrante
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2008

We recently stayed at the Athenee Hotel - the hotel is in a nice location - close to Central Park, staff were very attentive and professional - concierge was very helpful. The room was a little dated but neat and clean. Room was quite small but adequate for our needs.

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank Hefty7au
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Toronto
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34 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2008

I was supposed to stay at the Lowell but since they were full on short notice, they recommended the Plaza Athenee. Rooms were dark, dingy and tiny for a premium price. The service was awful like they didn't even care. Good location in the Upper East Side and the bar was ok. Didn't try the restaurant because the hotel put us off so much. The purpose was to see the Radio City Rockette Christmas show and Macys Thanksgiving Parade and we did. They were both worth it!

  • Stayed November 2003
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank newyorklover123
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US
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2008

Loved every minute of it! We were spoiled and enjoyed the intimate surroundings. Beautiful room - not very large (but that is NY I guess).
We will be back for Christmas shopping.

  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Lindaw101
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London
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2008

Thoroughly enjoyed my recent stay at the Plaza Athenee. Spacious, comfortable room which was elegantly furnished, and with modern creature comforts (flatscreen+DVD player+ ipod docking station). Most importantly, room was quiet, with no street noise. Air con worked perfectly....Hotel reception, bar and restaurant have air of timeless discrete luxury, and were exceptionally well maintained.
Staff were at all times attentive, courteous and well-informed, and focused on the well-being of guests.
Would strongly recommend hotel.

  • Stayed May 2008, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank PNLLondon
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northern California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2008

There is much to recommend the Plaza Athenee: comfortable beds, quiet location, and attentive staff.

But, alas, even such a lovely place as the P-A loses its (expensive) luster when it can't get something as prosaic as its heating, cooling, and ventilation under control.

Wall-mounted thermostats indicate that both heating and cooling are available in the guest rooms. But after one warm, stuffy night in our suite, we had to conclude that the air-conditioning wasn't working. When we called the front desk to ask how to switch on the AC, an employee was dispatched with two laundry-hamper-sized cooling units, one for each room. He then opened the window, stuck a hose out of it, and patched the hose in place with cardboard and duct tape. And there the units sat in our suite for the rest of our visit, like two R2D2 robots -- inelegant and obtrusive obstacles in our otherwise lovely bedrooms.

The ventilation problems continued in the hotel lobby. One is greeted by strong aromas that our children dubbed "Chinese restaurant" -- an oily, pervasive cooking odor. We were met by these odors morning, noon, and night for three days, and they hardly encouraged us to stay on the first floor for drinks or dinner.

We paid a premium for the hotel's "only" connecting rooms, each of which had a view of a brick wall about three feet away from our windows. Okay, in New York it happens. But, combined with the first-floor cooking odors and the third-class "air conditioning," we have to conclude that our money could have been better spent on the Upper East Side.

God help anyone booked here during the summer!

  • Liked — Location, staff, small size (not a chain hotel)
  • Disliked — Poor ventilation, heating/cooling, no view, expensive
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 Thank orbitsgrl
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San Diego
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2008

We came in early for a business meeting to spend a weekend together in New York. Very quaint hotel where the service was spot on. We were spent from our red-eye and they were able to let us sleep in another room until ours was ready.
Small things are a bit dated like the toiletries, TV and older scale in the bathroom.
If you prefer more modern, then I would shop around.

  • Liked — Old World glamour and location
  • Disliked — Bathtub kept draining
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank SofonisbaSanDiego
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Property: Hotel Plaza Athenee New York
Address: 37 E 64th St, New York City, NY 10065-7003
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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:
#28 Spa Hotel in New York City
#77 Business Hotel in New York City
#131 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#168 Family Hotel in New York City
#191 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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