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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Nov 20, 2019 MarkP115 Swampscott, Massachusetts

This is a historic old hotel located on a relatively quiet street in a great location, near Times Square and Grand Central. I was upgraded to a large and beautiful suite. Service was first rate, and so too are the bar and restaurant b My sole complaint was that the hotel cat, Hamlet, was not out while I was in the lobby. Cats can be like that,… Read more
This is a historic old hotel located on a relatively quiet street in a great location, near Times Square and Grand Central. I was upgraded to a large and beautiful suite. Service was first rate, and so too are the bar and restaurant b My sole complaint was that the hotel cat, Hamlet, was not out while I was in the lobby. Cats can be like that, particularly those, like Hamlet, of obviously regal bearing. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Enjoyed our stay at this nice hotel

Nov 19, 2019 tsb1727 Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina

Very nice small hotel on 44th. Great location, very good service, very small but nice rooms. Only complaint is they charged you $30 per day fee that can be offset at the bar or restaurant. No complaints until yet get to the bar and the mixed drink is $21. Also, they were not able to get my safe to work and left it as is. Otherwise, very… Read more
Very nice small hotel on 44th. Great location, very good service, very small but nice rooms. Only complaint is they charged you $30 per day fee that can be offset at the bar or restaurant. No complaints until yet get to the bar and the mixed drink is $21. Also, they were not able to get my safe to work and left it as is. Otherwise, very comfortable and clean with friendly service. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Classic Hotel and Our go to place to stay!

Nov 7, 2019 Napaherewecome2019 New York City, New York

If you are looking for a classic place to stay with history, you need to stay at the Algonquin. By the way it is a Marriott too! For 10 plus years we have been staying at the Algonquin every time we are in New York City! Fantastic location, friendly staff, great bar and comfortable beds!
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Nov 2, 2019 Dave O

The Algonquin hotel is a classic, wonderful style and location. What keeps us coming back is the amazing staff from the doorman, front desk and service personnel. The bar/restaurant is fantastic worth having the destination charge!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stop for a Drink - No Need to Spend The Night

Oct 31, 2019 C2002SHmarkm

Good hotel. Clean. Bellmen are terrific with cabs and cars. Typical of the area - small rooms, but it goes with the territory. A very annoying coffee set up in the morning. As we all stand around waiting our turn to get a simple cup of coffee the thought occurs about this nice hotel is a bit pricier than others in the area and they others… Read more
Good hotel. Clean. Bellmen are terrific with cabs and cars. Typical of the area - small rooms, but it goes with the territory. A very annoying coffee set up in the morning. As we all stand around waiting our turn to get a simple cup of coffee the thought occurs about this nice hotel is a bit pricier than others in the area and they others might allow the traveler to get a simple courtesy cup of coffee without the hassle. Lobby is nice. The legendary literary roundtable is worth stopping in for a drink - though they have now stopped making the truly legendary Dorothy Parker drink - is basil really that hard to find?? Still - to be in the bar where F Scott Fitzgerald and Groucho Marx once tippled is a great feeling. If with guests new to the area, we may well stop in again for a drink, but we almost certainly have spent our last evening sleeping there. Read less