Intercontinental The Barclay

Midtown, New York

The hotel

The Barclay first opened its doors in 1926 under the aegis of the Vanderbilt family, quickly achieving a reputation as a hotel of distinction and exclusivity. Bette Davis, Marlon Brando and other celebrities have enjoyed its brand of hospitality in the past, now it's your turn! The hotel manages to combine old-world glamour with modern 21st-century functionality. Guests can enjoy an elegant residential design and state-of-the-art room facilities. There is also a health club for you to take advantage of. The Gin Parlour, with its club-like setting, is a great place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink before heading to one of the many restaurants and nightspots in the local vicinity.

Amenities

  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

On East 48th Street, just steps away from Park Avenue, the Rockefeller Center and Grand Central Station. Transfer time from John F. Kennedy International Airport: 60 minutes.

Hotel information

702 rooms on 14 floors in 1 building with 6 lifts. All with air-conditioning, cable TV, WiFi access*, mini-bar* and fridge. Superior Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Superior Double/Double Rooms have 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe King Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Double/Double Rooms have 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

The Gin Parlour and Barclay Restaurant (modern American fare and gin menu). 1,500ft health club with fitness centre with steam room. In-room beauty and massage services*. Room service*. WiFi access*. Laundry/dry-cleaning facilities*. Concierge services. Valet parking*.

One person must be aged 18 years and over in each room.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location walkable to many sights

Sep 20, 2020 Aprilnguy California

Great location walkable to many iconic sights that Manhattan has to offer. Rooms are clean and warmly decorated. Easy access to the light rail and subway system. It's been nine months since I stayed here but was reminded to post a review after binge watching Homeland (a TV show in the US) . Several episodes were filmed here with the lobby ceiling… Read more
Great location walkable to many iconic sights that Manhattan has to offer. Rooms are clean and warmly decorated. Easy access to the light rail and subway system. It's been nine months since I stayed here but was reminded to post a review after binge watching Homeland (a TV show in the US) . Several episodes were filmed here with the lobby ceiling being the most obvious. The downside is the poor service at the Gin Parlour bar. The hotel charges a daily fee which can be used as a credit at the bar but not enough to cover drinks for two. Did not appreciate the bar's mandatory 15% service chargel. Gratuity should be based on customer's satisfaction which typically range from 15%-20%. Felt the service is poor because of the guaranteed gratuity. The waitress had an attitude, and was hard to get any acknowledgement, smile, or any type of service. Aside from poor service at the bar, the remainder of the hotel staff were professional and things went smoothly. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel

May 20, 2020 wken0023 Chicago, Illinois

The lobby, rooms, the bar, the gym and the entire experience one of the memorable stays of all times. Absolutely beautiful hotel. On my second visit, it was a surprise the front desk staff knew i stayed there before.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating central location

Mar 14, 2020 jmarieveronica

Friendly welcome by reception staff. All hotel staff we interacted with over the 4 days were super helpful, friendly and professional. Good breakfast . Very central location. Nice room, comfy bed ( very soft pillows, too soft for me but i'm sure if i asked they provide firmer pillows ) Room is on the small seize but it's New York. City... The… Read more
Friendly welcome by reception staff. All hotel staff we interacted with over the 4 days were super helpful, friendly and professional. Good breakfast . Very central location. Nice room, comfy bed ( very soft pillows, too soft for me but i'm sure if i asked they provide firmer pillows ) Room is on the small seize but it's New York. City... The walls are thin , you can actually hear conversations from neighbouring rooms, so be prepared for that. There are many bars and restaurants nearby. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Long weekend

Mar 11, 2020 dougbP6516VE

I have stayed at several hotels in NYC but this is the best. The location, comfort,price and of course the staff. I love the bar and the guys behind it really look after you. Special mention to Jose and Alessandro. Can't wait to go back yet again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great service from Paulette Hope in Club Intercontinental

Mar 9, 2020 Pavarroti Jedburgh, United Kingdom

This is our third stay at the InterContinental Barclay Hotel. We love it’s style, location and service. This time we booked a room with Club Intercontinental access. Compared with other Club Intercontinental Lounge facilities, this one is on the small side, with services limited when compared to the fantastic Lounges in Medellin, Hong Kong, or… Read more
This is our third stay at the InterContinental Barclay Hotel. We love it’s style, location and service. This time we booked a room with Club Intercontinental access. Compared with other Club Intercontinental Lounge facilities, this one is on the small side, with services limited when compared to the fantastic Lounges in Medellin, Hong Kong, or London. However, what is in offer is of good quality, and the stand out thing is the service from Paulette and the rest of the team. Always there to welcome you personally, making sure the lounge is well stocked, clean and tidy. Thank you to you all, it was a pleasure to meet you and thanks for great service at Club Intercontinental. David and Mike Read less