The Plaza New York

Midtown, New York

Virgin rating

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

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).

Fitness centre. Guerlain Spa*. Warren-Tricomi Salon*. The Plaza Boutique. Shops at the Plaza. 

Room service*.WiFi access*. Babysitting service* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Valet parking $95 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort Fee USD $68.86 per night (payable locally, fee subject to change).

Fee includes: $50 Food & Beverage credit valid in either Palm Court, Rose Club, Champagne Bar, Todd English or In-Room Dining, $50 Laundry and valet credit, $50 spa credit with $100 minimum purchase of Spa Retail, Daily room delivery of bottled water, Access to the Plaza Fitness Center, All local and long-distance calls in North America, *Credits are applied daily and cannot be combined for multiple nights.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Silochan

Aug 8, 2022 771kemg

I had the best tine celebrating my birthday. The staff amd the workers were all very professional amd kind in their job and speaking to you. They are all always ready to help you in any way shape or form. The hotel was always very clean and well put away.
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Aug 7, 2022 AllanaRam

For my sister's birthday this year I decided to take her to the Plaza for afternoon tea last Sunday. We had the pleasure of being served by Muhibul. From start to finish it was a beautiful experience. The ambiance, decor and service exemplified class, as would be expected from the Plaza. Muhibul went above and beyond to make sure we were… Read more
For my sister's birthday this year I decided to take her to the Plaza for afternoon tea last Sunday. We had the pleasure of being served by Muhibul. From start to finish it was a beautiful experience. The ambiance, decor and service exemplified class, as would be expected from the Plaza. Muhibul went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable. Giving us recommendations for his favorite teas (an almond blend I would have never thought to try) and checking on us made us feel so welcomed. The scones, finger sandwiches and deserts were all delicious. Thank you for a great experience and a very memorable birthday celebration. Read less
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Aug 6, 2022 TinkerbellHorsham_UK Horsham, UK

We had a wonderful stay at The Plaza, a lifetime dream for me personally. The hotel is beautiful, the staff are friendly, efficient and welcoming. Special mention goes to Narendra ‘Nick’ Nathani who looked after us in the bar but also went ‘above and beyond’ to make our stay even more special for which we are very grateful.
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Aug 4, 2022 Y6787GWjosep

Great place and amazing service! Bartender Kenny at the Palm Court is amazing ! Great service and great person . The food and wine menu is excellent. Highly recommend this place if your looking for upscale.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The worst afternoon tea experience i've ever had.

Aug 3, 2022 sjshieb1 Hertford, United Kingdom

After being seated a waiter came over with menus. We began to look at cocktail choices and were told that we should leave that and just decide on which tea selection we wanted as they stopped serving at 4pm (it was 3.30pm and we had booked weeks in advance) He brought out water and slopped it in to our glasses and on to the table - which he didn't… Read more
After being seated a waiter came over with menus. We began to look at cocktail choices and were told that we should leave that and just decide on which tea selection we wanted as they stopped serving at 4pm (it was 3.30pm and we had booked weeks in advance) He brought out water and slopped it in to our glasses and on to the table - which he didn't clear away. Brought the stand with sandwiches, desserts etc on and unceremoniously dumped it on the table. The bowls of cream and jam came with no spoons for transferring them so we had to use our knives which isn't practical for a few reasons. He never asked us during this time if we would like to order the cocktails that we had expressed an interest in. In fact getting anyone's attention was nigh on impossible. The sandwiches were hard and dry - certainly not made fresh. The sweets were just that - sweet. They looked pretty but didn't taste as good. The tea was brought out in huge pots (I'm talking family sized teapots) which for one person was just ridiculous. The waiter then reached across in front of me and my plate to pour it in to my cup without a word, forcing me to lean back considerably and the tea had not had time to soak in to the water let alone brew. Basically, very poor service and a less than average tea which cost a small fortune. I would not recommend it to anyone at all. Read less