Fodor's Expert Review The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel

35 E. 76th St., New York, New York, 10021, USA

On the well-heeled corner of Madison Avenue and 76th Street, the Carlyle fuses venerable elegance with Manhattan swank, and calls for the aplomb of entering a Chanel boutique: walk in chin high, ready to impress (and be impressed). Everything about this Upper East Side landmark suggests cultivated refinement: rooms are decorated with fine antique furniture, there are vast views from the higher floors, and white-gloved operators work the elevators 24 hours a day. Dining and entertainment options can't help but captivate, especially when cabaret luminaries hold court at the Café Carlyle; Bemelmans Bar is one of the greatest old-school cocktail spots in New York; and the Carlyle restaurant continues to give the lunch clientele something to chew on (Dover sole, Cobb salad). For pampering, the Valmont Spa and Yves Durif Salon can buff, polish, and glow you up for a fancy night out. If you want the fragrance of timeless uptown elegance to go; look for the hotel's collaboration with Brooklyn-based perfumer, D.S. & Durga, named for the hotel.


  • Option of classic or contemporary decor in room
  • Convenient to chic boutiques
  • Several great dining and bar options


  • Removed from tourist sites of Manhattan
  • Restaurants are a scene
  • Every room is different, limiting consistency


Pet Friendly


Phones: 212-744–1600


189 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals