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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating EXTREMELY CORPORATE FRIENDLY

Jul 19, 2019 Associate3866

Thank you Joanna Szepietowska (Jennie, Sherwin) and upper management for allowing us to cancel one of our Executives' rooms due to a Dental Emergency. We were past the time of cancellation and Joanna made a concerted effort to try to assist and was successful. It's an unfortunate rarity that client service is still a thing. I would most… Read more
Thank you Joanna Szepietowska (Jennie, Sherwin) and upper management for allowing us to cancel one of our Executives' rooms due to a Dental Emergency. We were past the time of cancellation and Joanna made a concerted effort to try to assist and was successful. It's an unfortunate rarity that client service is still a thing. I would most definitely recommend corporate bookings at this location. Ask for Joanna. She's receptive to responses as well. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Boutique Hotel

Jul 17, 2019 frands Jensen Beach, Florida

Stayed here with 7 people. We booked a suite and 2 queen rooms. Our queen room was a little smal, the othe queen bigger, The suite was perfect for the 3 girls. Very unique hotel with old world charm. The staff was exceptional starting with chck-in with Marissa, Very helpful and friendly. The perks we recivedL tickets to the Big Bus tour,… Read more
Stayed here with 7 people. We booked a suite and 2 queen rooms. Our queen room was a little smal, the othe queen bigger, The suite was perfect for the 3 girls. Very unique hotel with old world charm. The staff was exceptional starting with chck-in with Marissa, Very helpful and friendly. The perks we recivedL tickets to the Big Bus tour, complimentary breakfast, $30 vouchers for each room that you can apply for drinks or meals. For breakfast, Nadia was very determined to get us a table for all of us! Everyone were encountered were courteous and friendly. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not A Marriott

Jul 14, 2019 joe C Daytona Beach, Florida

My wife and I stayed at the hotel for a weekend and found the location excellent and the rooms very small as we knew beforehand, but the first TV needed to be replaced and was, but the remote didn't work with new TV. The internet was down the whole stay which was OK, except the hotel didn't have a concierge and the doorman didn't know best way to… Read more
My wife and I stayed at the hotel for a weekend and found the location excellent and the rooms very small as we knew beforehand, but the first TV needed to be replaced and was, but the remote didn't work with new TV. The internet was down the whole stay which was OK, except the hotel didn't have a concierge and the doorman didn't know best way to Newark Airport. We took taxi to Port Auditory, but airport bus was available around the corner the theater information was limited. We enjoyed the bar and food was good in dining room but again service not good. The hotel had plenty of staff but poorly trained. We will stay again due to location but needs management change. Don’t expect hotel being a Marriott Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Full of character and charm, excellent staff

Jul 12, 2019 adventurerplus Georgia

We came to NYC for the weekend to celebrate an anniversary with a favorite play and dinner. This is the first time we've stayed at the Algonquin and will not be our last. The hotel is a truly beautiful property with lots of interesting history. Edwin checked us in and he was so professional and welcoming. The charm of this hotel within such a… Read more
We came to NYC for the weekend to celebrate an anniversary with a favorite play and dinner. This is the first time we've stayed at the Algonquin and will not be our last. The hotel is a truly beautiful property with lots of interesting history. Edwin checked us in and he was so professional and welcoming. The charm of this hotel within such a close proximity to the prime tourist area made it feel like a haven. It is a true gem! Thank you for such a great stay. We also dined in the restaurant which was very delicious with the same excellent service. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating New York as it used to be

Jul 11, 2019 rm209 Longboat Key, Florida

We stayed here for the location. We have never met a more friendly staff any where. The hotel represents old New York. While our room was small and the bath was small it had all of the amenities. The only drawback was a window A/C. Seeing the iron railing by the staircase, the restaurant with the picture of long ago celebrities and the dark wood… Read more
We stayed here for the location. We have never met a more friendly staff any where. The hotel represents old New York. While our room was small and the bath was small it had all of the amenities. The only drawback was a window A/C. Seeing the iron railing by the staircase, the restaurant with the picture of long ago celebrities and the dark wood made us think of times long ago. We had a light breakfast that was fine for us. Service was excellant. Again the staff were perfect. Read less