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  • 65 W. 54th St. Map It
  • Midtown West
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  • Excellent restaurant and bar
  • Historic property
  • Spacious suites


  • Some rooms could use a refresh
  • No a/c in the hallways

Fodor's Review

This grande dame was built by William Randolph Hearst in 1926 for his mistress, Hollywood actress Marion Davies, and it's hosted many from Tinseltown since then, including Cary Grant in the Presidential Suite for 12 years. Some of the higher-floor suites have terraces overlooking 6th Avenue. The standard rooms are a bit tired, however, and some come with "New York-y" views of an airshaft. The premier rooms are a better choice, with fresh designs including tufted headboards, marble bathrooms, and a generous work space. The Murals on 54 restaurant, which takes up a big portion of the ground floor, serves Italian-influenced American fare under the gaze of 1930s-era murals—try to spot the "obscene" additions that the artist inserted after a disagreement with Hearst. Randolph's Bar continues to be busy late into the evening.

Hotel Information


65 W. 54th St., at 6th Ave., New York, New York, 10019, USA

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212-247–2700; 800-223–4099

Hotel Details:

  • 359 rooms, 67 suites
  • Rate includes: No meals

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