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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Hotel in Central Park area

Nov 12, 2019 bclemente2017 Rochester, New York

The Essex House is great. We only stayed two nights and didn't have any meals here but we did have drinks in the bar. Great atmosphere and plenty of seating. They offer complimentary coffee in the morning which was so convenient. The rooms are spacious and clean. Will definlty book here again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely

Nov 8, 2019 MeMaof08 Wilson, Wyoming, Usa

We stayed for 3 nights in October with a Central Park view, which as noisy. We stayed on VISA and Marriott points so were not affected by the $800 per night rate. There was a $35/day food/beverage credit, which we used, and a spa credit, which we didn't use. The hotel was beautiful, spotless, friendly. The room was spacious, the restaurant good.… Read more
We stayed for 3 nights in October with a Central Park view, which as noisy. We stayed on VISA and Marriott points so were not affected by the $800 per night rate. There was a $35/day food/beverage credit, which we used, and a spa credit, which we didn't use. The hotel was beautiful, spotless, friendly. The room was spacious, the restaurant good. My one complaint was a bit of nickel and diming. We were charged $24 for a (small) bottle of water. We didn't actually take it, so we were credited. Room service was $50 for coffee, 2 English muffins, fruit and "homemade" granola--which came in a Kellogg's box. This wasn't bad actually, nor was the 18% gratuity, but the $5 delivery fee was silly. Since it was room service, the gratuity is for the service. I'd recommend it for those not on a budget--or with a lot of points. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent operation but gold status no longer has access to Executive Lounge

Nov 7, 2019 SPG_will_miss_you New York City, New York

This is a world class hotel that knows how to run a New York location. Away from the chaos of the Marriott Marquis, the Essex house is perfect location near central park. Despite room service delivering items to our neighbors a few times at least we weren't charged for the robes that were sent there after it was straightened out. Even though… Read more
This is a world class hotel that knows how to run a New York location. Away from the chaos of the Marriott Marquis, the Essex house is perfect location near central park. Despite room service delivering items to our neighbors a few times at least we weren't charged for the robes that were sent there after it was straightened out. Even though Gold status no longer has access to breakfast...all higher statuses can still access the first floor room for full breakfast and then dinner o'dourves. Can't wait until our next visit. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Simply Amazing!!!

Nov 6, 2019 Frederick S Milford, New Jersey

What a wonderful first class hotel. We just stayed here for the New York City Marathon and the accommodations as well as the staff were amazing. The staff saw to our needs and they were all very pleasant and personable. As for the accommodations, the room was spacious (large king size) and quite. I would highly recommend.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent with a touch of disappointment

Nov 6, 2019 Assaf M Tel Aviv District, Israel

We arrived very early to New York unfortunately there was no room available to us for check in. But you could notice that the crew did there utmost to try and expedite our check in. The hotel is Luxurious and even more beautiful than in the pictures. The room was very clean, you can see it was visited by the cleaners several of time during the… Read more
We arrived very early to New York unfortunately there was no room available to us for check in. But you could notice that the crew did there utmost to try and expedite our check in. The hotel is Luxurious and even more beautiful than in the pictures. The room was very clean, you can see it was visited by the cleaners several of time during the day. The only two things i can say i was personally disappointed for: One, we came there for vacation and celebration of my birthday, usually at other hotels we stayed at along the years, took notice of it without the need to mention it. This time although we mentioned it, because we were disappointed at our previous hotel (we came from LA), not even a card waited for me at the room. Second, we took the junior suite, which was a very nice, spacious room, but the down side, that it was not facing the Park. Since this is the only "bad" things i can say, we recommend this hotel and will surly return. Read less