The Algonquin Hotel

Midtown, New York

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 2201 reviews

The hotel

One of New York’s prized historic buildings, The Algonquin first opened its doors to the public on November 22, 1902. Attracting the glitterati with its luxury accommodation and Time Square location, it’s been popular ever since and not just with humans! Yes, you read that right – several cats have also called The Algonquin home – each named Hamlet or Matilda according to gender and afforded the same hospitality as everyone else. Guest rooms are second to none in the city, effortlessly combining old world elegance with cutting edge amenities and stunning city views. There’s a fitness centre for the enthusiast or simply order a cocktail from the iconic Blue Bar, one of the most desirable meeting places in NYC and indulge in a bit of people watching instead. The Round Table Restaurant is another sought-after destination, once the haunt of literary and theatrical notables it is now one of the places to see and be seen.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Just a block from Times Square and steps from Fifth Avenue shopping.

Hotel information

181 rooms. All of which are air-conditioned with satellite TV, telephone, high-speed Internet access, iPod docking station, iHome clock radio, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, safety deposit box, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms are approx 165-190 sq ft with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Round Table Restaurant (breakfast, lunch and dinner), The Blue Bar. Fitness centre. Complimentary WiFi. Babysitting* (on request). Laundry/dry cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*.

* Denotes local charge.

Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 2201 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cute hotel with Hamlet

Feb 21, 2019 tandabru Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for a business trip. We were upgraded to a larger room because of his platinum status. This hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to several NYC landmarks. There is a parking garage directly across the street for your car as well. The lobby is very cozy and our morning breakfast was very good.… Read more
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for a business trip. We were upgraded to a larger room because of his platinum status. This hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to several NYC landmarks. There is a parking garage directly across the street for your car as well. The lobby is very cozy and our morning breakfast was very good. The best and most charming aspect of this hotel is the resident orange tabby cat, Hamlet. I was so surprised to see the large orange kitty sitting on the bellmans cart as we were checking in! How sweet! Prior to staying here we were unaware of the history of the Algonquin cat, however it is a lovely story. Being a cat lover it made our stay feel even more like home! Our room was spacious by New York standards and included a king size bed, bathroom and separate living room. We were very happy with our stay and will definitely plan to return again and recommend. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stay here for history and service and LOCATION!

Feb 21, 2019 marciabarham Raleigh, North Carolina

After staying here before renovations, my husband and I decided to stay at The Algonquin over Valentines Week. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. Arriving mid-morning, the hotel stored our luggage and we hit the streets of NYC. We received a call way before normal check in time that our room was ready. The lobby is such an… Read more
After staying here before renovations, my husband and I decided to stay at The Algonquin over Valentines Week. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. Arriving mid-morning, the hotel stored our luggage and we hit the streets of NYC. We received a call way before normal check in time that our room was ready. The lobby is such an excellent place to hang out and the hotel provides excellent complimentary coffee made by the cup. Friends came into the city and this was the perfect place to visit with them before going out. The Blue Bar was fun and the bartenders were excellent. We chose one of the larger rooms that had a king bed. The room was sufficient. If you are coming to NYC to stay in a glamorous hotel with every amenity possible, don't stay here. The Algonquin is filled with history, architecture and great service. After a busy day in the city, it's wonderful to return to a hotel that makes you feel at home and offers serenity. To stay at The Algonquin with a sense of history, family, service, and coziness is exactly what we enjoy. Thank you to all who made our trip memorable. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely, hotel w/character & Hamlet!

Feb 16, 2019 Lifeisg00d LongmeadowMA

We were really looking forward to our stay at the Algonquin & it didn’t disappoint. Great location near Times Square. The Simon & Schuster suite was lovely and beautifully decorated...full of character. The history of the hotel is so interesting & then there’s Hamlet! We just loved him! He eluded us the first day, but we eventually spotted him at… Read more
We were really looking forward to our stay at the Algonquin & it didn’t disappoint. Great location near Times Square. The Simon & Schuster suite was lovely and beautifully decorated...full of character. The history of the hotel is so interesting & then there’s Hamlet! We just loved him! He eluded us the first day, but we eventually spotted him at the desk. He’s a beautiful, friendly little man. The Round Table restaurant was reminiscent of it’s literary history with its beautiful woodwork, and it was a great spot for apps & drinks -the service was friendly & attentive. There’s a nice diner next door with the fastest breakfast service we’ve ever experienced too. We will definitely be back to the Algonquin. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quiet please!

Feb 12, 2019 gwmedmom Rutherford

The Algonquin is a lovely historic hotel. It is within walking distance to the theater district. Clean, comfortable beds and good shower. Nice bathroom amenities. Also provides bottled water for free which is pretty much unheard of nowadays. You will find that the rooms are very small. There is no bathtub if this is important to you. … Read more
The Algonquin is a lovely historic hotel. It is within walking distance to the theater district. Clean, comfortable beds and good shower. Nice bathroom amenities. Also provides bottled water for free which is pretty much unheard of nowadays. You will find that the rooms are very small. There is no bathtub if this is important to you. These things weren’t issues for us. Our problem was the excessive amount of noise outside almost all night. This is New York and you should expect sirens, car horns blaring and usual city noise however we weren’t prepared to be up almost all night. Our room faced 44th street which is the front of the hotel. In addition to the usual street noise we listened to garbage trucks coming and going and making the noise that they make when garbage is thrown into them. Also listened to the loud voices of the garbage men as they worked. We tried to remedy this problem by raising the room temperature so the heating system would kick on. This helped a little bit until the heating system started banging and creating noise of its own. Needless to say we were very frustrated! If you are considering staying here be sure to ask for a quiet room and one that is away from the elevators. You will probably not have a view and may be facing an alley but you will get a good night’s sleep. All this being said we will stay here again. We liked the historic charm of the hotel and it’s good location in the city. We will be sure to ask for a quiet room! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating C- Marriott needs to improve....

Feb 3, 2019 spencermit Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Apparently this is the oldest hotel in NY. The staff are very helpful and gave me early check in and also let me move rooms, as the 1st room was tiny....However there are a couple of things which are annoying, no coffee in the room and the machine downstairs was closed till 7am, so if you have jet lag you will need to go for a walk.....MARRIOTT -… Read more
Apparently this is the oldest hotel in NY. The staff are very helpful and gave me early check in and also let me move rooms, as the 1st room was tiny....However there are a couple of things which are annoying, no coffee in the room and the machine downstairs was closed till 7am, so if you have jet lag you will need to go for a walk.....MARRIOTT - PLEASE STOP WITH RESORT CHARGES - If I want to spend money - Let me choose, forcing customers to spend. Read less