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).

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Jan 26, 2020 Shev61 Shelby, Michigan

We travelled to New York with another family. We got the family connector rooms....not cheap but worth every penny. For New York hotels, the rooms are very large. Bed is super comfortable. Shower and amenities great. Hotel staff is awesome and duper helpful. Fitness center is excellent with ......get this.....sauna and steam room. Location… Read more
We travelled to New York with another family. We got the family connector rooms....not cheap but worth every penny. For New York hotels, the rooms are very large. Bed is super comfortable. Shower and amenities great. Hotel staff is awesome and duper helpful. Fitness center is excellent with ......get this.....sauna and steam room. Location is fantastic and right across from Central Park. For Marriott Uber Reward members the Concierge Lounge has a spectacular breakfast. Will be back again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel, hard to get to

Jan 20, 2020 Casse S Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

We had a wonderful time at this hotel. The staff were helpful and friendly. The lobby was beautiful. The room was clean, spacious and comfy. Didn’t have a great view (we were on the back side of the hotel and could only see an alley) but it was still a nice room. The only issue was that the road was closed at random times for the majority of our… Read more
We had a wonderful time at this hotel. The staff were helpful and friendly. The lobby was beautiful. The room was clean, spacious and comfy. Didn’t have a great view (we were on the back side of the hotel and could only see an alley) but it was still a nice room. The only issue was that the road was closed at random times for the majority of our stay and it was extremely difficult to get Uber’s to pick us up. When we checked out we had to drag all our luggage about half a mile through crowds in the freezing cold to get to a car. This is just something to keep in mind. For this reason alone I probably wouldn’t stay here again in Winter. Other than that, we had a great time. Read less
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Jan 16, 2020 Ari G Hartford, Connecticut

My wife and I routinely go to this hotel for weekend getaways to the city. We are always very satisfied with the service, check-in etc...Our room was ready on time (@ 12:00 PM) as per my on line check-in via the Bonvoy app. The room is always very clean and the beds are remarkably comfortable. The bar this time of year was rather busy but the… Read more
My wife and I routinely go to this hotel for weekend getaways to the city. We are always very satisfied with the service, check-in etc...Our room was ready on time (@ 12:00 PM) as per my on line check-in via the Bonvoy app. The room is always very clean and the beds are remarkably comfortable. The bar this time of year was rather busy but the service was excellent. We did have one glitch. The parking garage could not fin my car so it did take an extra 30 min to find and bring my car around. Yamira at the front desk waived my parking fee, which we though was so gracious. I will say that Yamira has checked us in several times and she is one of the best, most attentive front desk people I have seen and I travel quite a bit. I hope she checks us in next time. Hats off to her. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating JW Marriott brand diluted - not really a 5-star hotel IMO

Jan 7, 2020 TravelgalCathy San Francisco, California

My husband and I stayed 5 nights here from Dec. 9-14. We were here on business and pleasure. Our room was on the 5th floor and faced 58th street. We've stayed at other JW Marriott hotels, but lately, we've noticed a drop in the level of service/quality. Pros: location, the staff was attentive and friendly. Our room was well-appointed and supplied… Read more
My husband and I stayed 5 nights here from Dec. 9-14. We were here on business and pleasure. Our room was on the 5th floor and faced 58th street. We've stayed at other JW Marriott hotels, but lately, we've noticed a drop in the level of service/quality. Pros: location, the staff was attentive and friendly. Our room was well-appointed and supplied robes, slippers and bathroom amenities. The hotel was decorated nicely for the holidays. Cons regarding the room: no full-length mirror (only 1 mirror in bathroom), very small closet, drafty (windows not sealed) to the point of us catching colds even though windows were closed and blinds were drawn the entire time. Cons regarding the executive lounge: 2 out of the 4 days shoo-ed us out right at 11 a.m. so they could use the space for a reception for a conference. On another day they ended breakfast an hour early. On 2 of the days, we were not allowed to enter the lounge until 5 pm (we usually have access to the lounge all day to get drinks and snacks). Management decided to prioritize some company's conference's needs over the Customers who pay for the Executive Lounge. This was not a good move on Management's part - I was not the only upset customer. Finally, the Executive Lounge (during breakfast on Friday) felt more like a circus/Marriott-like as it was filled with mostly families with young children. Having stayed at JW Marriotts elsewhere, we've never seen either of these things happen before. Note: charging $35 per day "resort fee" was a bit ridiculous, in my opinion. (This is another thing that made it feel more like a Marriott than a JW Marriott.) We didn't have time to use the gym, so what is that fee for? We found out we could apply a portion of it to charges made in the bar (charged to our room) and to laundry. The prices in the hotel bar were high, even by San Francisco standards ($16 for a shot of Frangelico). There is a back door in the hotel that opens onto 58th street which is useful, especially when it is raining. This is a nice hotel, however, it appears the JW Marriott brand is being diluted - it's not in the same class as the St. Regis which is a truly deserving of a 5-star rating. Read less
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Jan 5, 2020 N634JNmelissab Hanalei, Hawaii

We had a wonderful stay at the J.W. Marriott Essex House. We were greeted by Greg at the Front Desk who extended a warm welcome and took excellent care of us. The Essex Room was larger than we had expected based on other reviews. We were very pleased with the comfortable bed and walk-in shower. We would highly recommend the J.W. Marriott Essex… Read more
We had a wonderful stay at the J.W. Marriott Essex House. We were greeted by Greg at the Front Desk who extended a warm welcome and took excellent care of us. The Essex Room was larger than we had expected based on other reviews. We were very pleased with the comfortable bed and walk-in shower. We would highly recommend the J.W. Marriott Essex House for it location, well appointed rooms and courteous staff members, most notably Greg. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in New York City. Read less