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The Kitano

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • extra soundproofing in guest rooms
  • cute mezzanine bar area
  • good value
  • excellent live jazz

    Cons

  • lower-floor views are limited
  • expensive restaurant

The Kitano Review

As you might guess from the name, the Kitano imports much of its sensibility from Japan, with touches that include a bilingual concierge and a high-concept Japanese restaurant—and it also makes for a notably service-oriented stay. One thing that's not classically Japanese, though, are the lovely oversize guest rooms, which are decked out in beige and gold. Head downstairs through the eerily quiet lobby to get to the Hakubai restaurant, or just to rub Fernando Botero's rotund sculpture of a dog for good luck—it's the hotel's mascot. The property also attracts music enthusiasts with Jazz at Kitano, a restaurant by day and jazz club by night.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 66 Park Ave., at E. 38th St. Midtown East, New York, NY 10016 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/885–7000; 800/548–2666
  • Website:
  • Subway: 6 to 33rd St.
  • Location: Midtown East

    Hotel Details

  • 149 rooms, 18 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-20-2014

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