Built in 1981 by railroad baron Henry Villard and luxuriously renovated in 2013, the grand entrance of this hotel is right across Madison Avenue from majestic St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Great hotel!Pros: Beautiful hotel, incredible view and far enough away from the craziness of Times Square but a pretty easy walk to wherever you want to go. I was skeptical because of the deal we got on hotels.com but it was an awesome spot!Cons: No closet in the hotel room.
Pros: locationCons: room wasnt clean properly by housekeeping
Fantastic StaffPros: My wife and I stayed at the Palace many years ago and this stay was the first under Lotte's ownership. It's a big hotel, so it lacked the intimacy of some place like the Lowell Carlyle or the Plaza Athenee. That said, it's considerably less expensive, unless you are in the Towers. What I found remarkable was the consistency of staff attitude. Friendly, appropriately personal, attentive, and helpful.Cons: $50 for a simple breakfast (farro porridge with fruit, coffee, and a freshly made vegetable juice, was a new high (or low, depending on how you look at it) for New York. Delicious for sure, but pricey.
I may never use Kayak again. You cost me hundreds of dollars. Cons: The hotel never had my reservation so whatever I booked through Kayak/getaroom was bogus. The hotel could not meet the rate so I was stuck paying hundreds of dollars more. Your service almost left me with no rooom for my trip. This is totally unacceptable and I deserve compensation for this.
Pros: Staff was very cordial and gave excellent customer service. Cons: Charge for Wi-Fi was unexpected for a $700 a night room.
Very luxPros: Staff was great, service excellent, rooms were huge in the TowerCons: No coffe in room, very pricey to have sent to your room
Pros: Large rooms, excellent location
Wonderful hotel and location Pros: Decor, location, cleanliness Cons: $16.00 for wifi
Pros: Our room directly overlooked St. Patrick's Cathedral and it was gorgeous. The room was spacious (unusual for NY), clean and comfortable. There's a wonderful café right off the beautiful hotel lobby for specialty coffees and French pastries, and the fitness center is amazing. Plenty of bar/restaurants within walking distance, as are many of the tourist attractions such as Rock Center. I would highly recommend this hotel, and will look into staying there again.Cons: There was nothing that I disliked about this hotel, although I would have preferred a lower internet rate (it is $16/day).
Great hotel-- 16.00 per day for wifi?!Pros: Absolutely beautiful hotel in a great location! Loved my stay there!!Cons: Charging 16.00 per day for wifi is insane
Pros: It was my first time in New York and the location could not be more ideal. The hotel was central to all of the main attractions. We stayed around Thanksgiving and all of the holiday decor were already stunningly displayed. A lot of tourists stopped by the outside courtyard, which is quite the photo opportunity. Inside the lobby, they hosted a "happy hour" during the weekdays around 5pm which consisted of small bites - all delicious and inclusive with your stay. My boyfriend had to work during our visit and a shuttle was provided to the financial district. The staff were excellent and very friendly. Cons: We had a bit of a situation where we found rotten food in our mini fridge leftover from previous guests. The manager was very accommodating and provided great customer service. The only other negatives were that the internet was not included with your stay and the bellman/greeters stood by the door but did not open the doors for you which I found a bit odd.
Pros: Front desk personnel was very professional and nice. She tried to accommodate all our request. Cons: None