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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (179)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great choice right next to Grand Central!

Apr 15, 2021 107hudak

Finn did a great job with my booking. He was very friendly and helpful! The Victorian style decor in the lobby is very charming, the rooms themselves are modern with Apple TV and Amazon Alexa. I only stayed one night, but would love to come back for future visits.
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Apr 13, 2021 eccl8awvnb

The room I stayed in was a nice size comfortable and beautiful very quiet the staff was great as well. I would definitely go back to see how all the other rooms look. It’s in a nice area And plenty of places to shop and eat
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Apr 13, 2021 cnwoke634334 Bronx, New York

Although only for a night, I enjoyed the soundproof rooms. I wish they had a smart TV, but very comfortable and cute environment. The shower was a little weird, but didn’t alter my experience at this hotel.
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Feb 17, 2021 vd723218 Islip Terrace, New York

I thought I was getting an ice pen house with a living room and kitchen and bedroom with a nice balcony but we got a small one bedroom with a balcony the small kitchenette did not have a microwave I was very disappointed I couldn’t even heat up my food even in the lobby he said that there was only microwaves in the rooms and they were all booked… Read more
I thought I was getting an ice pen house with a living room and kitchen and bedroom with a nice balcony but we got a small one bedroom with a balcony the small kitchenette did not have a microwave I was very disappointed I couldn’t even heat up my food even in the lobby he said that there was only microwaves in the rooms and they were all booked so no chance of me warming up my food so I didn’t have a hot dinner we ended up ordering food later huge disappointment for a $400 room send even though we were on the top 64 where are the pet houses are mine was not and there was dirt under the curtains hidden..i expected more tbh Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Feels like home in a modern twist

Jan 19, 2021 joebishay9 Long Island, New York

The neighborhood is quiet and the kitchenette adds to the flexibility of staying in when the weather isn’t that good. The spacious balcony added a warmth not expected in the city. The concierge was helpful and polite. The house keeping stopped by to make sure everything was ok, and the amenities within the room were on par with what an… Read more
The neighborhood is quiet and the kitchenette adds to the flexibility of staying in when the weather isn’t that good. The spacious balcony added a warmth not expected in the city. The concierge was helpful and polite. The house keeping stopped by to make sure everything was ok, and the amenities within the room were on par with what an experienced traveler would want. Read less