Hotel Elysée

60 E. 54th St., between Madison and Park Aves., New York, New York, 10022, USA

This intimate hotel is a favorite for travelers looking for good value in a desirable Midtown location. Rooms have a classic European feel, with wooden headboards, rich carpeting underfoot and—in a few cases—fireplaces, tubs, and balconies. In the Club Room, complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks are available to guests all day; there's an extensive buffet at breakfast, and free wine and hors d'oeuvres daily from 5 to 8 pm—good to know since room service is limited. Four of the old-world guest rooms have terraces. The hotel served as a home to Tennessee Williams, Ava Gardner, Joe DiMaggio, Vladimir Horowitz, and Marlon Brando over the years, and is currently the location of the Monkey Bar, one of Manhattan's most storied watering holes.

PROS

  • complimentary snacks and Wi-Fi
  • individually decorated rooms
  • cute library

CONS

  • underwhelming lobby
  • slightly outdated decor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 212-753–1066 | 800-535–9733

HOTEL DETAILS

87 rooms, 16 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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