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Hyatt Union Square New York

  • 134 4th Ave. Map It
  • Union Square
  • Fodor's Choice
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  • Convenient and vibrant location
  • Buzzy dining and drinking outlets


  • Charge for Internet
  • Some standard rooms are small

Fodor's Review

Experiencing a bit of "real" New York (and getting away from Midtown) got easier when this Hyatt opened just south of Union Square in a newlybuilt tower with three restaurants, an on-site gym, and bikes and scooters to borrow. The location is prime, bustling NYC, near New York University and at the hub of major subway lines, which means that guests span the business, tourist, and visiting-family demographics, along with some staycationing locals. Check-in via iPad, then head up to one of the studios, deluxe studios, or suite rooms. All are smoke-free and pet-friendly, and have signature Hyatt Grand beds, flat-screen TVs that link to an online concierge, work desks, and the required tech amenities; higher categories enjoy upgraded views and separate living areas. The muted designincludes wide-planked oak floors, wood-and-stone baths, and an open bathroom with double-wide shower; best of all, the windows actually open. The three dining options include the fullystocked Singl bar; the Latin-accented Botequim, with an open kitchen and illuminated wine displays; and the Fourth, an American Bistro with café, communal and fine dining areas, and French doors opening out to the city.

Hotel Award Winner | 2013

Hotel Information


134 4th Ave., New York, New York, 10003, USA

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Hotel Details:

  • 178 rooms and suites
  • Rate includes: No meals

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Feb 17, 2015

Splurge on the Sanctuary Suite!

My spouse and I stayed at the Hyatt Union Square on a Saturday evening in mid-January 2015 for one night. We booked our reservation on-line on the Hyatt website using a special rate called “And the Winner Is”, in which each guest is presented with an envelope at check-in that offers a special perk such as a bottle of wine, a late check-out, or a room upgrade. We hoped for the room upgrade, because we had already booked a “better” room category

of the Alcove Loft. (Therefore, the only categories to upgrade to are the Emphyreal Suite and The Sanctuary.) Much to our delight, the front-desk agent upgraded us to The Sanctuary (a 1-bedroom suite with a terrace) upon check-in! What an awesome surprise! The Hyatt Union Square is located on Fourth Avenue at 13th Street in the Union Square / Gramercy / Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan. The property is located one block from Union Square itself, and many shops and restaurants are right outside of its doors. Two drugstores, Walgreens and Duane Reed, border Union Square; in addition to pharmacy items, both stores operate as mini-markets, selling drinks, snacks, reading material, and so on. The Sanctuary Suite is located on the second floor of the hotel, as are all of the Terrace rooms. The room number for The Sanctuary is 211. (We believe that the other rooms ending in “11” are the Alcove Loft rooms, which are all corner suites and offer slightly more room to their occupants.) The best feature of the Sanctuary is the 1,000-square foot L-shaped terrace. Because the living room area is positioned on the corner of the building, the room contains floor-to-ceiling windows, each set of which has automatic blinds and sheer drapes that open and close with the touch of a button. You can access the terrace from both the living room and the bedroom. Unfortunately, we stayed in this room in the winter, so we did not get to fully enjoy the outdoor space, but it contains many different pieces of outdoor furniture, such as a dining table / chairs for six people, two single-person lounge chairs, one double two-person lounge chair, two sofas, two chairs, several outdoor lamps, and potted plants / foliage. The terrace must be an amazing space when the weather is nice! The room itself features wood floors, leather wall panels, and suede ceiling tiles. The oversized suite includes a separate living room with a 2-piece futon-like sofa, dining table / chairs for four people, large free-standing iPod speaker cube, and unique kind of mini-bar. The bedroom features a king-size bed, second flat screen TV (incorporated into the mirror of the dresser unit). The two-part bathroom contains a huge walk-in shower for two people and a large sink vanity. The toilet cubicle is in another area that you can closed off with sliding pocket doors, and it has a second tiny free-standing sink in an area that can also be closed off. (Note that the description of this room online mentions a “separate powder room”, however, this room contains only one toilet. Although this room contains two sinks in different parts of the large bathroom, it does not incorporate what we think of as a “powder room” meaning an additional “half-bathroom”.) Two bathrobes (but no slippers) hung near the shower, and larger-than-normal (perhaps 5-ounce) bottles of CO Bigelow toiletries (including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and body lotion) were located in a recessed area of the shower. In the living room, The Sanctuary contains a door that permits it to adjoin with a terrace suite, creating a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom unit when both units are rented. We previously stayed at the Hyatt Union Square in October of 2013 (see our previous review for more information on the hotel features). Our second stay was just as pleasant as our first stop, and we plan to visit this hotel again. Although there are not many hotel options in this neighborhood, this hotel is surely the best!

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