The Plaza Hotel

New York, USA

The hotel

Feel like you’ve been here before? You have, in the movies anyway! The Plaza has provided the location for many motion pictures and rightly so, because it’s stunning. In fact, it’s one of America’s most celebrated hotels as well as a National Historic Landmark. Newly renovated rooms and suites are the height of old-world elegance, although you’ll find the very latest in technology at your disposal, including HD TV and in-room iPads! They also boast the largest square footage of any luxury hotel in New York City. Add to the mix 24-hour butler service for all suite guests and you can see why this is such a treasure! In a great downtown location, some of the finest eateries are on-site, including The Palm Court, the city’s iconic destination for afternoon tea for more than 100 years! The Todd English Food Hall is also incredible, offering a true dine-around experience among nine diverse food stations – there’s the pasta bar, the sushi bar, the noodle & dumpling bar and many, many more. Every day spent in New York is special so why not celebrate with a glass of champagne? With views over Fifth Avenue, sip on the world’s finest champagne, caviar and wines at the aptly named Champagne Bar, an experience that is as indulgent as it is unforgettable.

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.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful, Excellent & Breathtaking Experience

Apr 22, 2019 J4574ZBcherylm North Barrington, Illinois

Last year I stayed at The Plaza hotel 10 times due to the beauty, elegance and excellent experience of feeling important by all the staff at the Plaza, The moment you arrive in front of the hotel you are greeted by open arms welcoming you to The Plaza. Your bags are taken to check in where you are welcomed with information of the hotel and… Read more
Last year I stayed at The Plaza hotel 10 times due to the beauty, elegance and excellent experience of feeling important by all the staff at the Plaza, The moment you arrive in front of the hotel you are greeted by open arms welcoming you to The Plaza. Your bags are taken to check in where you are welcomed with information of the hotel and escorted to your room. The rest is a fairy tale until you leave. Read less
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Apr 21, 2019 kngyyc

The Plaza is a beautiful property that is perfectly located in New York. Close to Central Park, Madison Avenue shopping and top museums, this hotel offers luxury and well appointed rooms to make you feel spoiled.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Deluxe Room Two Queen Beds

Apr 21, 2019 c c England, UK

We stayed at this hotel for the first 5 nights of our 10 night holiday in New York. We were 2 adults and 2 teenagers. The lobby area as we walked into the hotel was beautiful and we were met by the fragrance of fresh flowers - we all felt that this is a very special place in a premier spot in the city. The deluxe room with 2 queen beds was lovely,… Read more
We stayed at this hotel for the first 5 nights of our 10 night holiday in New York. We were 2 adults and 2 teenagers. The lobby area as we walked into the hotel was beautiful and we were met by the fragrance of fresh flowers - we all felt that this is a very special place in a premier spot in the city. The deluxe room with 2 queen beds was lovely, very clean and an adequate size for the 4 of us. We were on the 9th floor overlooking 58th Street and our room was very quiet for sleeping. The bathroom was huge and beautiful. The beds were very comfortable, my only minor gripe is the same as most of the hotels we have ever stayed in, housekeeping don't seem to have a standard supply of firm pillows for those of us who don't like a soft pillow. We ordered room service one evening and the roast chicken was delicious, however the pancakes at breakfast were a little dry and could be improved. Would we return to The Plaza? In a heartbeat! Read less
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Apr 20, 2019 Scenic74705 Australia

Its always a pleasure to return to this old beauty at Central Park, the staff are friendly and familiar. Right from the minute you arrive we feel special every time, we had a slight medical issue for my daughter while I was staying this trip and the staff went beyond the call of duty over one particular night. I will remember this and whenever we… Read more
Its always a pleasure to return to this old beauty at Central Park, the staff are friendly and familiar. Right from the minute you arrive we feel special every time, we had a slight medical issue for my daughter while I was staying this trip and the staff went beyond the call of duty over one particular night. I will remember this and whenever we are in NYC again we'll be sure to return... Read less
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Apr 20, 2019 Barbie21144 Baltimore, Maryland

The “Plaza King” room has plenty of storage space, drawers, shelves, and two closets. In the closet are a clothes brush, shoe horn, shoe mitten, sewing kit, umbrella. The hotel has laundry and shoe shine service. The wet bar has an ice bucket, tongs, glasses, corkscrew. There’s a microwave, but no coffeemaker (it’s available upon… Read more
The “Plaza King” room has plenty of storage space, drawers, shelves, and two closets. In the closet are a clothes brush, shoe horn, shoe mitten, sewing kit, umbrella. The hotel has laundry and shoe shine service. The wet bar has an ice bucket, tongs, glasses, corkscrew. There’s a microwave, but no coffeemaker (it’s available upon request). Toiletries are: bar soap and body wash, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, cotton balls/tips, shower cap, bath salts (even though no bathtub), and a hairdryer (not attached to the wall). The lotion was not very moisturizing. The shampoo was harsh, and it took about half bottle of the conditioner to smooth down even my thin hair. My big disappointment was the bathroom. It's large, but there's only one sink, one towel bar, (there are two pegs, but the bathrobes were hung on the them) and no place to hang the hand towels. The lighting was slightly dim and makeup mirror not lighted. Very little counter space for your own toiletries, and no real shelf-space. However, I liked the shower set-up: The fully-enclosed shower itself is quite large, with separate on/off handles for the shower wand and shower head; temperature is set (in degrees) on a dial in the middle. Though the room is elegant, the carpet definitely needs to be replaced. We had problems with the a/c unit. We tried to adjust the temperature, but the thermostat said it was “locked.” We ended up having to open the windows. After discussing with the front desk, it was better the second night. Still, we had a wonderful stay in the hotel. Everyone from the doormen, front desk, housekeeping staff, and bar were friendly, personable, and helpful. Be sure to check out the amazing food hall. Read less