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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  • Excellent (1975)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating every detail was taken care of during our stay!

Jan 21, 2020 dimarcomama Long Island, New York

talk about first class service! we stayed a party of 7 (kids included ages 10-4) and every detail was handled with such care and attention! we had VIP service all the way! The concierge got us hard to get dinner reservations not available to the public! they arranged VIP service at FAO Schwartz toy store for our kids, VIP limo to take us there and… Read more
talk about first class service! we stayed a party of 7 (kids included ages 10-4) and every detail was handled with such care and attention! we had VIP service all the way! The concierge got us hard to get dinner reservations not available to the public! they arranged VIP service at FAO Schwartz toy store for our kids, VIP limo to take us there and the VIP tour of the empire state building!! i cannot say enough about the team at the Plaza and how wonderful they made our trip! we CANNOT wait to go back! Read less
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Jan 17, 2020 fahad d

I stayed in the hotel from the ‏11th of January till the 18th, the hotel is disaster very old the furniture is garbage, the isolation on the walls and the doors is zero, nevertheless I stated in a room on the 58th Street you cannot sleep in the evening from the noise and they cannot do anything, finally I think all the people who work here Are not… Read more
I stayed in the hotel from the ‏11th of January till the 18th, the hotel is disaster very old the furniture is garbage, the isolation on the walls and the doors is zero, nevertheless I stated in a room on the 58th Street you cannot sleep in the evening from the noise and they cannot do anything, finally I think all the people who work here Are not pleasant for some reasons either they don’t get paid enough or they’re not happy with the environment I would not recommend anybody to stay at this hotel Read less
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Jan 12, 2020 LkAnW

We haven’t been to the Plaza since it reconstructed to condominiums. We were delighted that the hotel is open and still carries the flavor of the old Plaza Hotel. Nick, in the Champagne bar is an invaluable member of the staff. He is personable, accommodating and always charming and polite. We will miss his wit and knowledge of food and… Read more
We haven’t been to the Plaza since it reconstructed to condominiums. We were delighted that the hotel is open and still carries the flavor of the old Plaza Hotel. Nick, in the Champagne bar is an invaluable member of the staff. He is personable, accommodating and always charming and polite. We will miss his wit and knowledge of food and libations. Did we mention the French onion soup? It’s equal to Les Halles in Paris. Also, Rapha at the concierge desk is to be commended for his superb support in getting tickets and any theater request fulfilled. We look forward to a quick return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great food and service

Jan 12, 2020 Specialtraveler123

The food and the service was excellent. I loved the variety in the types of teas that the Plaza has to offer. Not to mention, how kind Porfirio was in explaining the menu and giving my brother and I tea bags to take home!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Champagne Bar staff was AMAZING

Jan 11, 2020 abbeyk844

Our waiter was amazing and so friendly. It was a nice place to grab a drink after a long day of shopping. Our waiter was extremely helpful and gave us lots of good recommendations, and service was impeccable! Would definitely recommend this place to everyone!