The sleek and spacious rooms at this modern hotel make you feel like you're inside of a New York loft, with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over 5th Avenue and the New York Public Library. Service is excellent and the midtown Manhattan location is convenient for both sightseeing and shopping.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Some guests might find the midtown location a bit too busy and frantic.
Loft-inspired rooms have king beds and notable freebies, including Wi-Fi, snacks, and nonalcoholic drinks (no pesky $5 bottles of water here--those are free).
Some suites have private balconies or landscaped terraces that are perfect during the warm weather months.
Big marble bathrooms have double sinks, walk-in rain showers and C. O. Bigelow bath products. One notable feature is porcelain footbaths; these large bowl-shaped footbaths next to a bench make it easy to soak your feet.
The sleek and spacious lobby offers plenty of breathing room and flows right into the ground-floor restaurant. A large-scale mural and creative overhead lighting bring an artistic touch to the minimal design.
The Shop, the on-site restaurant, is a stylish space with an open kitchen that serves farm-to-table classics.
Located across the street from New York Public Library, this hotel is a convenient pick for exploring the landmarks and shopping of midtown Manhattan on foot. Subway access is excellent, with B, D, F, M, and 7 train service at 42nd Street/Bryant Park and 4, 5, 6, 7, and S train service at Grand Central.
For a quintessential New York breakfast of fresh bagels and smoked fish, head over to Zucker’s (6-minute walk) on Lexington Avenue. Make a reservation at Ai Fiori (6-minute walk) to experience Chef Michael White’s famous pasta in an elegant dining room—this is a dinner (or lunch) worth getting dressed up for. UrbanSpace (7-minute walk) is one of New York’s most diverse food halls, with a range of popular vendors including Roberta’s, Mile End Deli, Red Hook Lobster Pound, and Mimi’s Hummus.
Parker & Quinn (5-minute walk) is a buzzy bar and restaurant with a retro feel and creative cocktails—it’s particularly fun at happy hour. Salvation Taco (8-minute walk) is known for tasty Mexican-inspired fare like braised short rib tacos, but this bar and restaurant is equally as attractive for cocktails and cold beers.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Two signatures of Andaz properties—sleek style and trusted service—are happily present in this loft-inspired hotel. In a neighborhood where rooms are typically tight on space, the Andaz is a spacious alternative with downright giant bathrooms. We love the simple freebies (bottled water and Wi-Fi) and the location across the street from the New York Public Library and Bryant Park.