The William

Midtown, New York

The hotel

A newly opened Brownstone Boutique hotel with a private club feel, offering the very highest standard of comfort. Every floor at the William is a different colour and are perfect for a long or short stay in New York. Although modern, it’s a historic building you’re occupying; this was home to the Williams Club since 1924, a private alumni social club for the prestigious liberal arts school, Williams College. Not to be missed is a visit to The Shakespeare Dining Room, a restaurant that evokes an early 19th century English gentleman’s club atmosphere with rich wood panelling, oak parquet floors and marble fireplace. Located beneath is The Shakespeare Pub, boasting a menu of English pub grub, cask ales and wines. The Raines Law Room is another treat – a speakeasy-type lounge with curtained-off booths, service bells for waiters and an extensive drinks list. A unique base from which to explore, we think The William counts as a sight to see and experience in itself!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On East 39th, St between Park and Madison Avenues and 3 blocks from Grand Central Station. Transfer time from John F. Kennedy International Airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

33 rooms. All with are air-conditioning, Apple TV, iPod sound system, mini-bar*, Nespresso™ coffee machine, safe, hairdryer, L'Occitane bath amenities, bathrobes and slippers, and iron and board. Deluxe Full Rooms are 200 sq ft with 1 double bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Queen Rooms are 190–300 sq ft with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Studio Rooms are larger at 260–400 sq ft, most with small kitchens and some with floor-to-ceiling windows with skyline views, with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Shakespeare Dining Room (formal, seasonal dining with an English twist). The Shakespeare Pub (English-style pub dishes). Raines Law Room (speakeasy lounge). Complimentary pass to local luxury gym. Complimentary WiFi. Concierge. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Room service*. Self-parking and valet-parking available*.

* Denotes local charge.

One person must be aged 21 years and over in each room at check-in.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (172)
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Jan 26, 2020 ebrown979815

Great location, but room lacked essential equipment, no Kettle / very poor iron / confusing TV. Tight on space for two double beds. Very boutique downstairs but cold modernist upstairs and rooms. Handy old English pub in the basement.
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Jan 17, 2020 susan65619 Washington DC, District of Columbia

The William is a wonderful choice if you are coming to NYC. The room was perfect and had everything I needed. Great location - just a few blocks from Grand Central. Can't wait to come back and stay again!
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Jan 17, 2020 rrho132012

Beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of NYC...I booked a studio with balcony...large room with kitchenette ..best choice...the lobby area very elegant and stylish ... good value for money... I will surely return
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Jan 7, 2020 kateinvirginia Arlington, Virginia

I knew this hotel was for me from the moment I saw the pictures. I live for colorful hotels and there would be little that deterred me from staying. I stayed in a green room. It was beautiful. Not my favorite color, but I'm not picky. The little balcony in our room didn't have a view but it was unique in that it was covered so even while it… Read more
I knew this hotel was for me from the moment I saw the pictures. I live for colorful hotels and there would be little that deterred me from staying. I stayed in a green room. It was beautiful. Not my favorite color, but I'm not picky. The little balcony in our room didn't have a view but it was unique in that it was covered so even while it was raining, I could sit out there and enjoy my coffee and the rain without getting wet. It was not a particularly large room, but the bed was comfortable, the room was clean and the hotel was colorful. For a space where I only was sleeping, it fit the bill perfectly. Read less
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Dec 22, 2019 jceslak Newtown, Pennsylvania

This is one of my favorite places to stay! Everyone is so friendly, helpful and inviting and the rooms are fantastic. Every time I check in, I feel like I'm coming home. I can't wait to come back again and again!