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The St. Regis

The St. Regis, Midtown East

At a Glance

    Pros

  • Classic NYC favorite
  • rooms combine true luxury with helpful technology
  • easy-access butler service
  • superb in-house dining
  • prestigious location

    Cons

  • Expensive
  • too serious for families seeking fun

Fodorite Reviews

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The St. Regis Review

World-class from head to toe, this 5th Avenue Beaux Arts landmark comes as close to flawless as any hotel in New York, with tech-savvy rooms, historic touches, and the iconic King Cole Bar. Butlers have been catering to the whims of each and every guest since the St. Regis first opened its doors in 1904, a touch no other New York hotel can match. Rooms have high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, silk wall coverings, and Louis XVI antiques–along with easy-to-use bedside consoles for controlling lighting, audio, and climate, and huge flat-screen TVs that rise via remote control from the foot of your bed. Note that even at these prices, though, you're not guaranteed a stellar view or a separate tub in the more basic rooms. Still, if you require the best, the St. Regis delivers; the "designer suites" are outfitted in one-of-a-kind style by Dior, Tiffany, and Bentley and do have fabulous views. Dine in the legendary King Cole Bar, a dimly-lit institution with famously playful Maxfield Parrish murals, and keep your eye out for historic touches throughout the property, like an original mail chute in the lobby.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2 E. 55th St., at 5th Ave. Midtown East, New York, NY 10022 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/753-4500; 877/787–3447
  • Website:
  • Subway: E, M to 5th Ave.
  • Location: Midtown East

    Hotel Details

  • 171 rooms, 67 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-20-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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    An Elegant Past for a Modern Present

    This hotel boasts a hushed elegance that strikes just the right counterbalance to the hustle and bustle of New York City. The lobby and public spaces are both grand and intimate and the hallways are hushed and elegant.
    The highlight of our stay was the room. We were upgraded to an Astor Suite and greatly enjoyed the extra space. The rooms are traditional, but with modern amenities and the result is a nice blend of both elegance and technology that is not an easy thing to pull off in a hotel room. The St. Regis succeeds very well in this regard.
    The front desk service, housekeeping and concierges are all excellent. We particularly enjoyed the food and beverage presentations, complimentary pressing and shoe shines and no problem attitude of the wonderful butler service. The only drawback to our stay was the service in the restaurant and bar. Despite the elegance and luxury of the St. Regis, the bar service was perfunctory at best and the breakfast service was slow and mostly unfriendly. Thats a shame, because the space (even with the current construction in the restaurant) is beautiful. We didnt sit in the bar itself because the small space was overflowing with people (we sat in the lower bar/restaurant area instead), but it looked very nice and wed recommend at least seeing it during your stay at this hotel.
    This is not a hotel for families on vacation in New York City: its a more refined and elegant space than the typical tourist hotel. Its probably also not a hotel for serious business travelers who need service beyond their rooms: the business center is a dark room off the staircase with what looks like discarded furniture and very little privacy. This is a hotel for people looking for an elegant, luxurious, relaxing place to stay in the heart of New York City. If thats what you want, and youre willing to splurge to get it, this is the hotel for you.

    by mjpbaf, 3/18/07
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    Pricey and Perfect

    We had an opportunity to stay at the St. Regis the week before Christmas this year with our children ages 4 and 6. It was an amazing stay. The room was just beautiful and so very comfortable! Butler service was wonderful. Our every request was taken care of in a matter of minutes. It was a dream vacation! We look forward to coming back again!

    by kathym925, 1/2/07

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