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New York Palace

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At a Glance


  • fresh property after extensive renovation
  • great service
  • unmatched views of St. Patrick's Cathedral


  • high prices
  • harried staff

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New York Palace Review

From the moment you enter the gilded gates of these connected mansions, originally built in the 1880s by railroad baron Henry Villard, you know you're somewhere special; there's a reason this is called the Palace. An 18-month renovation completed in late 2013 modernized this landmark property. Chic, inviting rooms are decorated in soft grays and blues. The expansive lobby with sweeping staircases and arched colonnades remains, as do rooms in the towers, a section of the hotel occupying floors 41 to 54 with particularly luxe rooms and suites (there's separate check-in, more attentive service, and a dedicated concierge). Many of the guest rooms, as well as the 7,000-square-foot health club, have terrific views of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

2010 Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winner

If ever there was a dream-come-true wedding destination, this is it. The lobby, with its sweeping staircases, golden chandeliers, and arched colonnades, and the gorgeous courtyard, with its 15th-century Italian-style motifs, is what Manhattan sophistication is all about. The ballroom is a luxurious locale for a fête; for a small affair, triplex suites have private rooftops and views of Rockefeller Center.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 455 Madison Ave., at E. 50th St., Midtown East, New York, NY, 10022 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/888–7000; 800/697–2522
  • Website:
  • Subway: 6 to 51st St./Lexington Ave.; E, M to Lexington–3rd Aves./53rd St
  • Location: Midtown East

    Hotel Details

  • 822 rooms, 87 suites
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-20-2014

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    A Christmas Delight

    Had the pleasure of staying at The Palace for 3 days just before Christmas 2008 due to the special rate they offered. I am always nervous about "discounted" rooms in expensive hotels because more often than not you end up in a shabby closet. Our standard room, in the main building, overlooked St. Patrick's Cathedral. It was traditional, yes, but updated spacious and comfortable. I was delighted and would recommend this hotel wholeheartedly.

    by AMcanadian, 2/21/09
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    Located on 50th between Madison and Lexington...the Palace is a great location. The lobby is beautiful,the concierge service was excellent. The room was large and comfortable. House keeping services were not as good as expected...we asked for ice and turn down service for each of the 6 nights we stayed here and received the requested service on only 3 nights.Clock radio didn't took 3 calls to get it replaced.The food prices are very high....$33 for a continental breakfast. If you want an upscale hotel in a great location .... the Palace is the place for you.

    by mike14, 9/10/12

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