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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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1949)
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Dec 9, 2019 Kwilliams404 Atlanta, Georgia

Stayed here for business and had high expectations. The hotel didn't deliver. Pricey without the wow factor. It's New York and things cost here I get it. Unfortunately, this doesn't fell like a luxury hotel. The staff is nice, the bed was alright, the shower har it's issues but overall the location made it worth it. Made it to all my meetings with… Read more
Stayed here for business and had high expectations. The hotel didn't deliver. Pricey without the wow factor. It's New York and things cost here I get it. Unfortunately, this doesn't fell like a luxury hotel. The staff is nice, the bed was alright, the shower har it's issues but overall the location made it worth it. Made it to all my meetings with time too spare. Read less
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Dec 8, 2019 StephenInWSeattle Seattle, Washington

Spent the weekend at the Plaza Hotel. History, room, amenities, service, the bed, the food, were ALL EXCEPTIONAL. My wife and I make at least an annual trip to New York, often two trips, and we try to mix it up and stay at different hotels or VRBO's in different areas of New York. The Plaza is going to be tough to beat moving forward, we loved it.
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Dec 8, 2019 Donna C Bluffton, South Carolina

I wish I had known before we walked all the way over there that you have to be a guest there to get in to see the Christmas decorations. I understand, but was very disappointed. My experience would be no stars but I'm sure it's a 5 star place.
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Dec 8, 2019 Traveller650ss

Cant think of a hotel that says New York like the Plaza. Every time I stay there they treat me like a Queen. The amenities in the room when you arrive is always a nice surprise and breakfast is perfect. But what is top of the notch is service, always the best in town. Wouldn't stay anywhere else in NYC.
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Dec 8, 2019 MeeShellMidwifeRN Hughson, California

We visited the hotel, bar, and explored the property. The bar was expensive but drinks were good. The Christmas decor was exquisite, as well as normal furnishings. This iconic hotel is worth the effort to see.