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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel but the Destination Fee is a scam

Jan 22, 2020 jc333jc Chicago, Illinois

I have stayed at this hotel many times but will start looking for other options that don't charge an extra fee. It was called a Resort Fee here but that seemed silly on its face since the hotel clearly isn't a Resort. For $35 you get a $25 food credit, free calls (does anyone actually use a hotel phone to place calls?), some coupons for… Read more
I have stayed at this hotel many times but will start looking for other options that don't charge an extra fee. It was called a Resort Fee here but that seemed silly on its face since the hotel clearly isn't a Resort. For $35 you get a $25 food credit, free calls (does anyone actually use a hotel phone to place calls?), some coupons for shopping, and a piece of dry cleaning done. Oh... you also get free Wi Fi--- isn't that free at every coffee place in America? So, nice hotel but that fee is bad form. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful hotel to be back

Jan 20, 2020 erickmJ9604YM Chicago, Illinois

This is definitely one of my favorite hotels. I only stay here when I am in New York. The lounge staff are some of the nicest, professional and attentive people that I have met in the IC Group. I wanted to especially recognize and thank Silvia Guido. Also, Paulette, Blanca and Josefina are superb. I look forward to returning in April. Dr. Erick J… Read more
This is definitely one of my favorite hotels. I only stay here when I am in New York. The lounge staff are some of the nicest, professional and attentive people that I have met in the IC Group. I wanted to especially recognize and thank Silvia Guido. Also, Paulette, Blanca and Josefina are superb. I look forward to returning in April. Dr. Erick J Mann, PhD Professor of History and Fulbright Scholar Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Hotel in NYC...without a doubt!

Jan 19, 2020 BernardR71421 Morayfield, Australia

We stayed at the InterContinental New York Barclay from December 30 to January 11 2019. It was my sister and I's first trip to New York ever and the hotel became our home for the time we were there. Arrival The service on arrival was faultless. We were greeted, welcomed and checked in within minutes and the person behind the counter was an… Read more
We stayed at the InterContinental New York Barclay from December 30 to January 11 2019. It was my sister and I's first trip to New York ever and the hotel became our home for the time we were there. Arrival The service on arrival was faultless. We were greeted, welcomed and checked in within minutes and the person behind the counter was an absolute pleasure to deal with. They even upgraded us to larger suite, something we were truly grateful for. The Room Upon entering the room, we were met with what I can only describe as pure immaculate opulence. The room was perfect. Two massive beds with crisp white sheets, large desk, television (which we never watched), huge bathroom and, of course, a coffee machine! We were excited about what our stay here was going to be like, let alone our time in NYC. During Our Stay We ate at the hotel restaurant on the first night. Food was delicious. I had my very first NY Pretzel! Cocktails were also fantastic! Throughout our stay, our room came to be our refuge from the busyness that is New York. We were out every single day and night, exploring everything New York had to offer, and coming back to a clean room with our beds made really helped bring a sense of calm and normalcy. The service during our stay was absolutely perfect. Departure After what we would consider a "long stay" in NYC, we were excited to be finally going home. Bags packed, elevator down and straight to reception, we were greeted once again. Within 60 secs we were checked out, thanked and a cab organised for our journey to the airport. Truly exceptional service! Last Words I think I've said it all. In all, we experienced outstanding and super-friendly customer service that really helped make a difference. Smiles and greets whenever we arrived back after a long day exploring and an immaculate room whenever we entered. If you're looking for a real home-away-from-home, I would highly recommend a stay at the InterContinental New York Barclay. You won't be disappointed! I know I will be back again should ever I visit the "city the never sleeps" again. #happytravels #siblingsabroad Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Hotel

Jan 17, 2020 Doire27

We have stayed at the hotel a few times. The hotel is stunning and very central for tourist attractions. Staff are wonderful from reception to first class housekeeping. The club room staff are excellent. First class hotel and all staff are very helpful. On the negative side, we booked through BA and booked the most expensive room available to us… Read more
We have stayed at the hotel a few times. The hotel is stunning and very central for tourist attractions. Staff are wonderful from reception to first class housekeeping. The club room staff are excellent. First class hotel and all staff are very helpful. On the negative side, we booked through BA and booked the most expensive room available to us on the website. However, on arrival we were shown to our room which was very small. We had to pay an extra 50 dollars per night for a bigger room. Apart from that, it was a totally first class hotel. We will book again for later this year and will not contemplate staying in any other Manhattan hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous hotel!

Jan 16, 2020 Anon627 Buntingford, United Kingdom

Beautiful entrance to this hotel, we knew we were in New York! Great customer service, very helpful staff, delicious breakfast! Picture of Rockerfellar centre added, short walking distance from the hotel.