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The Peninsula

  • 700 5th Ave. Map It
  • Midtown East
  • Fodor's Choice
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Pros

  • Brilliant service
  • Fabulous rooms with convenient controls
  • Unforgettable rooftop bar

Cons

  • Expensive

Published 06/26/2015

Fodor's Review

Stepping through the Peninsula's Beaux Arts facade onto the grand staircase overhung with a monumental chandelier, you know you're in for a glitzy treat. Service here is world-class and personalized, and the views are stunning: either the northward sweep up 5th Avenue to Central Park past church steeples, or east toward the beautiful St. Regis across the street. Excellent high-tech amenities include a bedside console that controls the lighting, sound, and thermostat as well as a TV mounted over the bathtub (in all but standard rooms). The rooftop Peninsula Spa, with indoor pool, is monumental. The Salon de Ning, a rooftop bar bedecked with Chinese-style daybeds, has dazzling views of Midtown, though the crowd isn't quite as hip as it used to be.

Hotel Information

Address:

700 5th Ave., at 55th St., New York, New York, 10019, USA

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Phone:

212-956–2888; 800-262–9467

Hotel Details:

  • 185 rooms, 54 suites
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 06/26/2015

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