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 (2003)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Birthday Getaway

Oct 5, 2020 JuditaBa

The Plaza hotel has been the perfect stay for my birthday weekend which was made special by the lovely staff. They have been very friendly and helpful for restaurants and sight seeing recommendations. Many thanks to Shane from front desk who was particularly helpful throughout the whole weekend and helped my boyfriend to organise a birthday… Read more
The Plaza hotel has been the perfect stay for my birthday weekend which was made special by the lovely staff. They have been very friendly and helpful for restaurants and sight seeing recommendations. Many thanks to Shane from front desk who was particularly helpful throughout the whole weekend and helped my boyfriend to organise a birthday surprise. Overall it has been a great experience and a fantastic weekend. Also, I would highly recommend the Tan Yard restaurant 😊 Read less
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Aug 20, 2020 TiffanySoonerville Tulsa, Oklahoma

We love our stay! The bedroom was spacious and comfortable. There is a coffee machine and a TV with a great choice of channels, lovely bathroom, lovely bed linen, robes, and towels. It is worth paying extra for a lake view because the view is stunning. Every staff member is so well-trained, they are friendly and helpful and put the guests' needs… Read more
We love our stay! The bedroom was spacious and comfortable. There is a coffee machine and a TV with a great choice of channels, lovely bathroom, lovely bed linen, robes, and towels. It is worth paying extra for a lake view because the view is stunning. Every staff member is so well-trained, they are friendly and helpful and put the guests' needs first. This place is highly recommended! Read less
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Jul 29, 2020 LynMP001 Sydney

Beautiful building and room, doirman was great. But, not as grand or good as expected and has lost it's finesse. Restaurant staff weren't great at breakfast....really not well trained at all. They stood gossiping and squabbling behind the screen loud and visible and, ignored guests, attitude was poor, food was average, scant and the chef was a… Read more
Beautiful building and room, doirman was great. But, not as grand or good as expected and has lost it's finesse. Restaurant staff weren't great at breakfast....really not well trained at all. They stood gossiping and squabbling behind the screen loud and visible and, ignored guests, attitude was poor, food was average, scant and the chef was a novice at making omelettes and had a don't care attitude....was pretty crappy, so much so, we complained. Don't eat there....plenty of better places with better service! Read less
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Jul 24, 2020 laurabirceanu

On a serious note, we loved it. Absolutely loved it. I do love Manhattan so I may by byas, but the room, the staff, the location, the holiday vibe...it was amazing. Snow would have made it a 7 star stay.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating If you aren't staying, experience the Plaza by booking breakfast!

May 26, 2020 ShaunPeace Sheffield, United Kingdom

I went to the Plaza hotel for breakfast one morning while on a business trip, the visit had been recommended to me and did not disappoint. The Plaza hotel is stunning and the breakfast was as grand as the decor. A must see!