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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Aug 7, 2020 LeighWalker1 Pawleys Island, South Carolina

This is not your average hotel. If you want a big bathroom, go to the Hampton Inn. But if you want real character and true comfort, this is your spot. My husband and I have been staying here for about 35 years. It was our first hotel in New York and since then we have stayed in many others (The Lowell, The Mayfair Regent, The Westbury before its… Read more
This is not your average hotel. If you want a big bathroom, go to the Hampton Inn. But if you want real character and true comfort, this is your spot. My husband and I have been staying here for about 35 years. It was our first hotel in New York and since then we have stayed in many others (The Lowell, The Mayfair Regent, The Westbury before its demise, The Benjamin, The Mandarin-Oriental, The Parker-Meridien, the Tuscany, the Plaza Athenee, and probably some I have forgotten. But we always find our way back to The Algonquin. The beds are comfortable, there are great reading lamps, plenty of plugs for laptops, etc. And that lobby. No wonder the Huffington Post listed it with their Coolest Places in the World to Read a Book. It's just a classic. Yes, it has some warts. Yes, it no longer offers room service (last I knew). But it's a wonderful value for a one-bedroom suite, in a great location, with a killer lobby. I'm in. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Intimate and Grand at the Same Time.

Apr 20, 2020 956kathyl Rowayton, Connecticut

We spent a night at the Algonquin in January in between Broadway plays. This remarkable boutique hotel is now part of the Marriott family and it was perfectly located for our mini-vacation in mid-town. The resident cat and historic images, quotes and drawings of a bygone past made this much more than a casual stay. Bedding and shower supplies… Read more
We spent a night at the Algonquin in January in between Broadway plays. This remarkable boutique hotel is now part of the Marriott family and it was perfectly located for our mini-vacation in mid-town. The resident cat and historic images, quotes and drawings of a bygone past made this much more than a casual stay. Bedding and shower supplies were deluxe and the room was enormous by any standard. We shall return! Read less
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Mar 17, 2020 Q3272TEelizabethl

Every time we visit NY we stay at this HISTORIC, friendly hotel IN SUCH A GREAT LOCATION!!!! It is so rich in NY history that whispers in the rooms, hallways, and the infamous Round Table! Don’t miss an opportunity to stay here!!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent service comfortable bed small room

Feb 25, 2020 ignatsz New York City, New York

My wife and I stayed here for a weekend in town. The hotel is very convenient to the theater district and very quiet and comfortable. It is very historic and the lobby respects its history. The staff are quite helpful and welcoming. The bed was firm and led to a good nights sleep. The room itself was very small so its not a place to hang… Read more
My wife and I stayed here for a weekend in town. The hotel is very convenient to the theater district and very quiet and comfortable. It is very historic and the lobby respects its history. The staff are quite helpful and welcoming. The bed was firm and led to a good nights sleep. The room itself was very small so its not a place to hang around. We enjoyed our stay. Read less
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Feb 17, 2020 Ambassador600070

Loved the hotel, location and valet service. Great for a quick trip to big Apple. Staff was great, especially Nik in Engineering. Breakfast was delish and the nightcap in The Blue Bar a good time. Thanks to the Algonquin, Marriott, and to Nik!