The Algonquin Hotel

Midtown, New York

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. Transfer time from John F. Kennedy International Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

181 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, iPod docking station, iHome clock radio, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer, and iron and board. Guest Rooms are approx 165–190 sq ft with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Queen Guest Rooms are 240 sq ft, with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

1-Bedroom Suites are 440 sq ft and have separate living room, with 1 king-size bed plus sofa bed in the living room, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Round Table Restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Blue Bar (open for lunch and dinner). Lobby restaurant (open for lunch and dinner). Fitness centre. Complimentary WiFi. Babysitting service* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*. Valet parking $55 for standard vehicles and $65 for oversized vehicles, plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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May 12, 2019 Pineapple111 Orlando, Florida

It was my daughter‘s 37th birthday, she lives in California and I live in Florida we decided to have the family meet in New York City. We stayed at the Algonquin and we’re more than pleased with the entire experience. From the warm greeting of the doorman, Front Desk and housekeeping everything was perfect! When dined in the restaurant our first… Read more
It was my daughter‘s 37th birthday, she lives in California and I live in Florida we decided to have the family meet in New York City. We stayed at the Algonquin and we’re more than pleased with the entire experience. From the warm greeting of the doorman, Front Desk and housekeeping everything was perfect! When dined in the restaurant our first night and were blown away with the quality of service, food and drinks! Oscar was our waiter and he was amazing ! Kudos to the general manager and the entire team !! I would highly recommend the Algonquin when travels bring you to NYC Read less
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May 9, 2019 L3773JNheidib

The Algonquin is a charming historic hotel just a short walk from Times Square. The rooms are on the small side but this is New York so that’s not unusual or a surprise. We loved the staff - special shout out to Chuck who served our breakfast a couple of mornings, he’s a real treasure. The lobby bar is a fun spot to people watch in the evening.… Read more
The Algonquin is a charming historic hotel just a short walk from Times Square. The rooms are on the small side but this is New York so that’s not unusual or a surprise. We loved the staff - special shout out to Chuck who served our breakfast a couple of mornings, he’s a real treasure. The lobby bar is a fun spot to people watch in the evening. Warm recommendation for this cozy hotel. Read less
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May 3, 2019 Perpesca Tennessee

First, you will be charged $30 per day per room in addition to all other fees so be prepared for that. The front desk staff is rude. The property is tiny and we have yet to find any redeeming qualities about this hotel. Book the Casablanca Hotel down the street- it is much nicer and the staff puts this one to shame.
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Apr 29, 2019 Marlene N Saint Bernard, Louisiana

This was our second time to New York first time we stood in Time square this time I want to stay someplace different I chose this old hotel with history and so happy I did! We checked in early our room was ready. Tell us about the resort fee and how it work so we used it for drinks and food which were very expensive though. The bar and restaurant… Read more
This was our second time to New York first time we stood in Time square this time I want to stay someplace different I chose this old hotel with history and so happy I did! We checked in early our room was ready. Tell us about the resort fee and how it work so we used it for drinks and food which were very expensive though. The bar and restaurant we're nice and comfortable. We met Hamlet the first night we seen him every day , very sweet cat he is. Our room was very nice but small bed was comfortable air condition work very well.bathroom was small but it's an old hotel so we understood that when we booked. All the workers there from the bar, the restaurant ,front desk, bellman terrific and helpful. Read less
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Apr 27, 2019 jerrylewis91

The ambiance and hospitality at the historic Algonquin Hotel was a great wind-down after seeing the amazing Bryan Cranston star in Network at the Belasco Theatre. I had time to unwind, journal, and enjoy a bowl of their delicious French Onion Soup. Perfectly made, served with warmth and welcome rarely seen in busy Times Square. A must after seeing… Read more
The ambiance and hospitality at the historic Algonquin Hotel was a great wind-down after seeing the amazing Bryan Cranston star in Network at the Belasco Theatre. I had time to unwind, journal, and enjoy a bowl of their delicious French Onion Soup. Perfectly made, served with warmth and welcome rarely seen in busy Times Square. A must after seeing a Broadway Show! Read less