New York City Hotels



The Shoreham


At a Glance


  • tech-friendly
  • pet-friendly attitude
  • stylish decor


  • not designed for families
  • limited space

Fodorite Reviews

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The Shoreham Review

In a neighborhood packed with generic hotels, the Shoreham offers a welcome dose of style, along with proximity to Midtown's attractions. Sleek rooms are on the small side, but do offer nice touches like Aveda bath products, mini-refrigerators, and comfy pillowtop mattresses. Some rooms have soaking tubs in slate bathrooms. The small on-site café serves three meals a day plus 24-hour room service, and complimentary cappuccino and espresso is available 24/7. This boutique property attracts artistic types with rotating art installations in the lobby and welcomes pets (there's a dog-walking service). Tech is big here: you can request an Xbox 360 or PS2, and rooms have free Wi-Fi and big flat screens. The trendy bar is designed to give the illusion of being underwater; whether or not this succeeds, the lighting and translucent glass are a nice backdrop for a cocktail.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 33 W. 55th St., between 5th and 6th Aves. Midtown West, New York, NY 10019 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/247–6700; 877/847–4444
  • Website:
  • Subway: E, M to 5th Ave.
  • Location: Midtown West

    Hotel Details

  • 174 rooms, 37 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-20-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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  • Room  

    Location, location, location

    Our family of three stayed at the Shoreham around the Christmas holiday 2011. We found the staff to be welcoming and helpful. The best part about the Shoreham was the location -- walk out the door and up to Fifth Avenue and you are in the heart of the city. The room was comfortable and quiet -- we had a king plus a sofa that was made into a bed at turndown each night. I agree with a previous reviewer about the bathroom. The glass door is nice until there is a middle-of-the-night bathroom trip that lights up the room. But considering all the positive aspects of this hotel, it's not a big deal. I would stay here again, and have recommended it to friends.

    by gigim, 9/9/12
  • Room  

    Big Disappointment

    Stayed here Nov. '08 and found standard room to be astoundingly tiny. Bathroom is a frosted glass cube ( instead of walls ) which seems interesting until a spouse uses the bathroom at 3:00 am and turns on the light. Then the whole sleeping area is flooded with light. No individual reading lamps near bed, only one night stand ( I had to place my book, cell phone, etc. on the floor ). Stainless steel sink was not much larger than an airline lavatory sink. Mini bar did not work during our 4 day stay even though front desk was advised. Location is good for walking to shops.

    by berea408, 12/3/08

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