The Royalton

44 W. 44th St., between 5th and 6th Aves., New York, New York, 10036, USA

Back in the 1990s, the Royalton's lobby bar was one of the prime meeting spots for local A-listers, and a redesign has attracted a new generation of movers and shakers—be prepared to run the gauntlet of the buzzing lounge before reaching your room—but the helpful staff have ensured a smooth transition. Updated guest rooms, designed by Charlotte Macaux, are comfortably sleek and elegantly outfitted with atmospheric lighting, fresh flowers, and candles changed daily. Some rooms have working fireplaces; there are plasma-screen TVs and iPads in every room. Luxe bathrooms have huge circular Roman soaking tubs and rainfall showers. The restaurant Forty Four is a solid locale for a quick bite, with a menu of global small plates and fancy cocktails.

PROS

  • hip lobby scene
  • luxurious beds and bathrooms
  • helpful service

CONS

  • dark hallways
  • lighting verges on eye-strainingly dim

Location

QUICK FACTS

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Trendy
Sceney
Central
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 212-869–4400 | 800-697–1791

HOTEL DETAILS

141 rooms, 27 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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