JW Marriott Essex House

Midtown, New York

The hotel

Elegant Art Deco-style and top-notch service characterise this 1930s hotel overlooking Central Park. There's fine dining, a late night menu and room service to keep you fully fueled, as well as PRIMP spa to ensure there's enough relaxation versus city-hustle-and-bustle busyness. The rooms are all designed in a contemporary style, with modern features and amenities, and some even have sweeping views of Central Park — what a view to wake up to each morning!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On Central Park South, between 6th and 7th Avenues, a few steps into Central Park. Transfer time from John F. Kennedy International Airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

427 rooms and 101 suites. All with air-conditioning, TV, WiFi access*, mini-bar*, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes and iron and board. Essex Rooms are 330 sq ft with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Central Park View Rooms are 300–350 sq ft and have views over Central Park, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Junior Suites are 500 sq ft and have living area and marble bathroom with oversized bathtub, with 1 king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Family Suites are 700 sq ft and have separate living room, marble bathroom with oversized bathtub, with 1 king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Manhattan Suites are 700 sq ft and have city views, separate living room, marble bathroom with oversized bathtub, with 1 king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (3rd child permitted on a rollaway bed*).

Central Park View Suites are 750 sq ft and feature sweeping views of Central Park, separate living room and marble bathroom with oversized bathtub, with 1 king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Family Connector Rooms are available as a combination of Essex Rooms and Junior Suites, and sleep up to a maximum of 8 people.

SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night menu). PRIMP spa*. Fitness centre. Federico Salon*. Room service*. Local restaurant dinner delivery service*. Concierge. Dry cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi in the lobby and public areas. Valet parking $85 for standard vehicles and $90 for oversized vehicles, plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge. 

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

Please note: Rollaway beds are available at the cost of $75 per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Central Park must do

Mar 16, 2020 Aaron A Columbus, Ohio

Great property on the edge of times square and Central Park. The staff, property and facilities are all top notch (dare I say "spacious" for NYC). The lobby is gorgeous, as is the restaurant and bar area. The elevators remind you of classic films, and if you get a central park view, you're in for a wonderful treat each time you look outside… Read more
Great property on the edge of times square and Central Park. The staff, property and facilities are all top notch (dare I say "spacious" for NYC). The lobby is gorgeous, as is the restaurant and bar area. The elevators remind you of classic films, and if you get a central park view, you're in for a wonderful treat each time you look outside your window. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Efficient & Convenient

Mar 6, 2020 bobcX237AP Huntington, New York

It had been 5 years since we had last stayed at this peoperty and the recent renovations are quite nice. The traditional Essex House decor shows well in the public spaces, and the lobby is welcoming. Valet and doorman services is quick and efficient, especially for NY. Check-in is quick. The members lounge offers a nice, full breakfast and the… Read more
It had been 5 years since we had last stayed at this peoperty and the recent renovations are quite nice. The traditional Essex House decor shows well in the public spaces, and the lobby is welcoming. Valet and doorman services is quick and efficient, especially for NY. Check-in is quick. The members lounge offers a nice, full breakfast and the restaurant next door is convenient. A variety of packages are offered including different room grades, amenities and meals so pick one that suits your tastes. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent front desk staff and great service overall!

Mar 6, 2020 fishbanewalker Bethesda, Maryland

I almost never write a review but the service at the Essex House for our stay here in NY has been so great I decided to write. The valet and bellman were both terrific, incredibly prompt, and helped answer all of our questions. But a special shout out to Melvin at the front desk. He worked super hard to ensure we were in a very quiet room and… Read more
I almost never write a review but the service at the Essex House for our stay here in NY has been so great I decided to write. The valet and bellman were both terrific, incredibly prompt, and helped answer all of our questions. But a special shout out to Melvin at the front desk. He worked super hard to ensure we were in a very quiet room and also helped figure out a room that would work for us since our daughter was unexpectedly traveling with us. Thank you Melvin and all of the staff at this beautiful hotel! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely hotel

Mar 6, 2020 HeatherinEire Malahide, Ireland

Convenient location, clean hotel, nice member lounge. The best were comfortable, and the room was quiet. There's an adjoining restaurant with mediocre drinks and terrible unfriendly service. I wouldn't recommend that.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous property and location but perhaps overwhelmed

Feb 20, 2020 ErikW1131 Dallas, Texas

The recent renovation of rooms is quite nice, but perhaps has lost some of the old-school luxury charm of the hotel. The location can't be beat. Fabulous lobby. Service is just OK relative to previous ownership. Little to no value for Bonvoy Titanium Platinum status. Some deluxe rooms with wall view. VIP lounge is overrun at breakfast making a… Read more
The recent renovation of rooms is quite nice, but perhaps has lost some of the old-school luxury charm of the hotel. The location can't be beat. Fabulous lobby. Service is just OK relative to previous ownership. Little to no value for Bonvoy Titanium Platinum status. Some deluxe rooms with wall view. VIP lounge is overrun at breakfast making a table for 4 or more almost impossible. Staff response to guest issues not in-line with luxury property. Read less