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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Aug 19, 2019 alanlO5929QO New York City, New York

My wife and I traveled from California to New York City to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We’ve heard so much about The Plaza Hotel we figured we’d try it for this special occasion. Wow, what a wonderful choice! The hotel is AMAZING and the staff are exceptional. The hotel is located next to Central Park and 5th Ave which made it… Read more
My wife and I traveled from California to New York City to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We’ve heard so much about The Plaza Hotel we figured we’d try it for this special occasion. Wow, what a wonderful choice! The hotel is AMAZING and the staff are exceptional. The hotel is located next to Central Park and 5th Ave which made it great to walk around the park and high end shops. The director of the hotel, who must have heard we were celebrating our anniversary, had champagne, chocolate and a special note delivered to our room. Thanks to the staff, who always smiled and said hello, for making our trip so special. We appreciate the warm and inviting “vibe” you all created at this hotel. We can’t wait until we have the opportunity to return! Read less
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Aug 19, 2019 Victoria P

Vegan afternoon tea was dreadful. The offering looked very "flat" and lacked the flare and style of the other afternoon teas on offer. I thought I should keep an open mind- after all its afternoon tea at the Plaza. It must be good, right? Wrong! The sandwiches were either dry (asparagus) weird (peanut butter and jelly??) , wet bread (cucumber)… Read more
Vegan afternoon tea was dreadful. The offering looked very "flat" and lacked the flare and style of the other afternoon teas on offer. I thought I should keep an open mind- after all its afternoon tea at the Plaza. It must be good, right? Wrong! The sandwiches were either dry (asparagus) weird (peanut butter and jelly??) , wet bread (cucumber) or conceived by a lunatic (avocado and ketchup WTF!). FYI I love pbj sandwiches, but they've no place at a afternoon tea. Especially not when they are made with such rubbish quality ingredients. Then there were the scones.....they might have aspired to be scone, in reality they were heavy unpleasant banana flavour cakes type items. Oh and there's no non dairy cream with which to make them palatable. Just Blackberry jam. Lots of Blackberry jam. We didn't attempt the top layer , but it looked as appealing as an old flip flop. Needless to say we complained, the manager was very slow to respond. When he did appear didn't make any offer to put right, or confirm what would happen to the bill. As it turned out the afternoon tea was removed and we only paid for our drinks. I don't expect businesses to cater to vegan /dairy free etc, but if as a business you've decided to cater to these customers don't dial it in like the Plaza. Read less
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Aug 17, 2019 Momtravelsalot

This is a historic, beautiful venue. You won't be disappointed. Enjoy your stay, take in magnificent 5th Avenue shopping any time of year and relax for a drink in the Rose Room, Champagne Bar, or take in a proper tea or dinner in The Palm.
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Aug 12, 2019 tayrich99 Raleigh, North Carolina

I stayed at the Plaza and it was my first taste of luxury in NYC. The room had comfortable furniture and it was very spacious. The service and staff were excellent and I loved the location. I truly felt the luxury of being in this well known hotel. The blanket that's in the closet I wanted to take home, it was like having a warm hug. I will… Read more
I stayed at the Plaza and it was my first taste of luxury in NYC. The room had comfortable furniture and it was very spacious. The service and staff were excellent and I loved the location. I truly felt the luxury of being in this well known hotel. The blanket that's in the closet I wanted to take home, it was like having a warm hug. I will definitely stay here again to experience more of what this hotel offers. Read less
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Aug 11, 2019 Susan W Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Positives: Beautiful Hotel. Lovely and spacious king size room with comfortable bed, pillows and bedding. Great location-easy access to subway and shopping Negatives: Service. Everyone from door men, front desk and concierge were just going through the motions. They made nothing about the experience special or warm. Example: asked the concierge… Read more
Positives: Beautiful Hotel. Lovely and spacious king size room with comfortable bed, pillows and bedding. Great location-easy access to subway and shopping Negatives: Service. Everyone from door men, front desk and concierge were just going through the motions. They made nothing about the experience special or warm. Example: asked the concierge to make a reservation at an exclusive bar in the Theatre district. I was told repeatedly that they would call at 5, when the bar opened, to confirm availability. I had such a negative experience thus far I called myself at 5:30....reservation made. Came downstairs at 6 asked them if they had called and concierge said “the number had continued to be busy.” I “politely” informed Them That i made my own reservation 30 min before.... I don’t see myself returning. Too many other great hotels in the city. Read less