"Wonderful location. Staff friendly and helpful. "
Happy to be in walking distance of museums. Near Lex train and Madison Ave busses. Liked the Island restaurant and the Sarabeth as neighbors. Loved having the mezzanine for coffee and reading The NY Times and planning our day.
The roof top garden was peaceful and the containers brimming with flowers. View of Central Park from the roof was a pleasure. Look forward to our next stay at Hotel Wales.
Stayed 3 nights--Thurs-Sat, 7/23-7/25/2015. Very clean & comfortable. Arrived before noon was told had to wait until 3pm--official check in time due to all rooms booked. Was told we'd be notified by phone when room available. Luggage securely left in lobby. Returned to hotel at 5:15pm with no phone call. Room available at that time.
We liked that the hotel was walking distance to Central Park, Guggenheim, Neue, The Frick, the Met, bus and Metro lines, and great little restaurants! The staff was helpful and courteous. The hotel was in great shape, clean and refreshing after a day of sight seeing. Loved it and would return!
I just returned from a 6 night stay with my two kids (11 and 7) at the Plaza Athenée in NYC. This hotel was amazing. The location couldn't be beat (loved that is was close to everything, but tugged away on a beautiful residential block), the room was beautiful, and the staff could not have been nicer. Everyone from the super nice lady that checked us in (even gave my two kids little gifts) whose name I wish I remembered right now, to the always friendly and helpful doormen, to the outstanding concierges. The chief concierge especially (although all three I had comtact with were great), Rick Cook, went above and beyond his job with competency but also thoughtfulness. He took care of me even before I checked in, making reservations for us, and most impresively, emailing me when the hotel received important mail addressed to my husband whose name wasn't on the reservation, because he recognized my the last name.
In all, a wonderful experience at the Plaza Athenée. I'm definitely hoping to return next year.
Of all the superlatives used to describe the Upper East Side, one word is apt: richest. Some of the city’s wealthiest residents live in the high rises that line Fifth Avenue. Be prepared to spend an entire day at the Museum of Metropolitan Art. Both a physical and art-world behemoth, the Met is home to several masterworks, from an intact ancient Nubian temple to post-modern color studies.