The Plaza Hotel

Midtown, New York

The hotel

Feel like you’ve been here before? You have, in the movies anyway. From Home Alone 2 and Bride Wars, to Sleepless in Seattle, the location has proved a blockbuster backdrop for some firm film favourites. The Plaza certainly lives up to its name, and being a National Historic Landmark it’s full of old-world elegance and grandeur. Just south of Central Park, there’s plenty of places to eat and drink right on your doorstep, but some of the hotel’s own restaurants are not to be missed. And not forgetting the aptly named Champange Bar, where you can sip on some bubbles whilst looking out on Fifth Avenue and The Pulitzer Fountain.

Amenities

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

Where is it

At Fifth Avenue and Central Park South. Transfer time from John F. Kennedy International Airport: 50 minutes.

Hotel information

282 rooms. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, DVD player, iPads, telephone, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, safe, hairdryer and iron and board. Plaza Rooms are 475 sq ft with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Rooms are very spacious at 550 sq ft with a sitting area, 1 king-size bed and 1 rollaway bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Signature Terrace Rooms are 550 sq ft and include a private terrace overlooking the courtyard garden, an oversized bathroom with window, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Grande Luxe Rooms are 625-750 sq ft and are open-plan with sitting area, white glove butler service (on-request) and butler pantry, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Junior Suites are 730 sq ft and are open plan with a sitting area, and butler's pantry with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Edwardian Suites are 1000 sq ft with a spacious living room with powder room, full bedroom, large master bath and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Pulitzer Suites overlook Fifth Avenue and the Pulitzer Fountain and are 900-1000 sq ft. Featuring separate living room, white glove butler service, 1 king-size bed and full-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Carnegie Suites have partial views of Central Park and are 1000 sq ft. Featuring large separate living room, white glove butler service, 1 king-size bed and full-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Vanderbilt Suites have views of Fifth Avenue and the Pulitzer Fountain and are 1500 sq ft. Featuring two full-size bathrooms, expansive living room with dining area, two bedrooms, the master bedroom with 1 king-size bed and the second bedroom with 1 queen-size bed, plus full-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 4 children. 

The Palm Court (breakfast, afternoon tea, evening snacks and cocktails), The Rose Club, The Champagne Bar, The Plaza Food Hall (European-inspired speciality food hall), Todd English at The Plaza (with 9 diverse food stations). Room service*. Fitness centre. Guerlain Spa*. Warren-Tricomi Salon*. The Plaza Boutique. Shops at the Plaza. WiFi access*. Babysitting service* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Valet parking $95 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Mar 27, 2020 swurvy33 Melbourne, Australia

Stayed here the day after we got engaged in NYC to celebrate but didn’t really feel like a celebration - in the midst of all this covid19 stuff the hotel was dead as expected but still grateful they were talking bookings. Service was not so welcoming and warm at the front desk which I guess was also expected because of all that was happening in… Read more
Stayed here the day after we got engaged in NYC to celebrate but didn’t really feel like a celebration - in the midst of all this covid19 stuff the hotel was dead as expected but still grateful they were talking bookings. Service was not so welcoming and warm at the front desk which I guess was also expected because of all that was happening in comparison to staying at the Pierre the day before. The room was beyond amazing and the amenities. We hope to stay back here again next year on our 1 year engagement anniversary and hope to have a different experience once this is all over. Read less
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Mar 15, 2020 688maddiea Gillingham, United Kingdom

At $99 pp this was more expensive than the Ritz, London but still worth the visit. We couldn’t get through it all but enjoyed most it. Lovely setting, buzzy and a nice atmosphere. Loos were a long way from the tea room and there was a long queue which surprised us. All in all though it was a special treat!
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Mar 11, 2020 Lizpoole1 Walderslade, United Kingdom

Myself and my husband stayed in New York for 5 nights for his 40th birthday. We are so happy we chose the plaza, the location is perfect and the hotel is stunning! Check in was quick and easy, our room was ready before the check in time which was good, the room was spacious and spotless, the bathroom was lovely with the deepest bath ever. The king… Read more
Myself and my husband stayed in New York for 5 nights for his 40th birthday. We are so happy we chose the plaza, the location is perfect and the hotel is stunning! Check in was quick and easy, our room was ready before the check in time which was good, the room was spacious and spotless, the bathroom was lovely with the deepest bath ever. The king size bed was the best bed I’ve ever slept in, it was so comfortable and the pillows were amazing! We slept so well every night. There was a $60 a night resort fee which we weren’t aware of when we booked through Virgin, you can spend $50 a day ok dining in the hotel so it’s not all bad as we got to taste a bit of food at the hotel which was delicious. The staff were all so friendly and attentive and was nice to see them enjoying their jobs smiling and having some fun. If we ever returned to New York this is the only place to stay, we loved it! Read less
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Mar 10, 2020 t831namaste Elmira, New York

The Plaza is truly the epitome of grandeur and class. The meticulous attention to detail exceeded every expectation. The service is one of a kind. The decor is stunning. Crystal, gold, and marble everywhere. While the accommodations aren’t too large they are extremely luxurious. The location is another one of its best assets, one side leading to… Read more
The Plaza is truly the epitome of grandeur and class. The meticulous attention to detail exceeded every expectation. The service is one of a kind. The decor is stunning. Crystal, gold, and marble everywhere. While the accommodations aren’t too large they are extremely luxurious. The location is another one of its best assets, one side leading to the park and the other to 5th Avenue. Read less
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Mar 9, 2020 5starsecretpunters Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

RESTAURANT - NEW YORK ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Well worth a visit to the “HOME ALONE HOTEL” we had a champagne breakfast and it was worth every penny, a lovely view over Central Park, the restaurant is very elegant with a service to match.