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Bryant Park Hotel in New York, NY

Bryant Park Hotel in New York, NY


The Hotel features:

-Complimentary Open Bar in the Cellar Bar for all hotel guests Monday-Friday from 5pm to 6pm

-Complimentary Valet Parking for all overnight hotel guests on Friday and Saturday nights.

Best of Citysearch first place winner for "Most Romantic Hotel" and The Cellar Bar first place winner for "Best Hotel Bar".

The Bryant Park Hotel overlooks New York's world famous Bryant Park, and is steps away from Manhattan's Times Square, Broadway, the Fashion District, and Fifth Avenue shopping.  

Located in the newly restored American Radiator Building, with a gothic-inspired tower and black-brick exterior, the hotel now houses 25 stories with 128 guest rooms including 16 suites, 10 park-view terraces, a Penthouse and 2 loft spaces with 180-degree skyline panoramas.

Spacious rooms are bedecked with contemporary décor and signature room appointments that include LCD HD Televisions, authentic Tibetan rugs, goose-down duvets, and travertine marble bathrooms.


Established in 1924.

The American Radiator Building  is a 338 ft. tall building in New York City overlooking Bryant Park.

It was conceived by the architects Raymond Hood and John Howells in 1924 and built for the American Radiator and Standard Sanitary Company. The structural form is based on Eliel Saarinen's unbuilt competition entry for Chicago Tribune building.

The black brick on the frontage of the building (symbolizing coal) was selected to give an idea of solidity and to give the building a solid mass. Other parts of the facade were covered in gold bricks (symbolizing fire), and the entry was decorated with marble and black mirrors. Once again, the talents of Rene Paul Chambellan were employed by Hood and Howells for the ornamentation and sculptures.

The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In February, 2001, The Bryant Park Hotel opened it's doors to the public in this magnificent space.


Company Info:

Rating: 4.21

Address: 40 W 40th St, New York, NY, 10018

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    Comments (89):

    1. Keith R.
    Wonderful hotel--this is the first time that I have been satisfied with my experience at a hotel in NYC.  Chic design, with a great restaurant (Koi) embedded in the hotel, a sweet bar in basemement (cellar bar) and SPACIOUS rooms!!!  The staff even deigned to smile, once in a while.  The subtle nuances to the design of the room and the amenities were perfect.  Stay here (of course, you may need a decent budget or wallet to afford it).

    26/04/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    2. Julianne C.
    A fine balance of minimalistic simplicity and decadence! I know, it's a bit of an oxymoron but when you're faced with the cool and hip Bryant Park Hotel, that's the description that comes to me. I've been to the Cellar Bar and Koi before so it was exciting to have a mini-getway at BPH. We were upgraded to a junior suite with a view of the park upon checking in, which was great! Our spacious room was sparsely but elegantly furnished with an ambiance sound machine, iPod docking station (which does not charge your iPod), Bose stereo, privacy button (no signs to hang on the door knob!) and the luxurious Molton Brown products! Oh and they also offer Pleasure Chest "toys" that you can order and discreetly delivered to your room! So fun! We loved that our ice bucket was already filled with ice in our room when we arrived, the turn down service, fluffy towels and  of course, the impeccable service! The concierge was helpful, front desk staff super friendly and just about everyone was professional. On Saturday night, we were practically ushered into the Cellar Bar when we told them we were guests of the hotel. What I didn't appreciate was the the shower door that  had a half an inch gap, which flooded the bathroom floor everytime we showered. The bed was not the comfiest and the walls were really thin. Also, the closet in our room was pretty small and had just a few hangers. But overall, I give it 4 stars because it was a great experience staying at the ultra sexy Bryant Park Hotel.

    03/04/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    3. Laurel M.
    I was immediately somewhat disappointed with the Bryant Park hotel. The lobby was not very fabulous and the doorman and bellhops not as attentive as Id like. (although I later found out my boyfriend had excused the bellhop from taking our bags to our room, but that doesn't make up for the majority of times an employee was standing at the door and made no effort to open the door for me). We went to our room - which was a Bryant Park Suite - and I was again somewhat disappointed, but the place did grow on me the longer we stayed. It just did not seem as sumptuous and well-appointed as I was hoping for, or in comparison to other NYC hotels I have stayed at. The view we had from our multitude of windows was excellent though. Especially at night, you could see Times Square lighting up the sky just a couple blocks away. The bathroom was my favorite part. It was HUGE. HUGE bath, large separate shower, mirrors everywhere, and I thought the very square sink was a really cool design. The Bose speakers and iPod hook-up through-out the suite was pretty nice and handy too.
    I really liked Bryant Park itself. It was a very cute park. And it looked like they were beginning to prepare for the upcoming fashion week. The hotel though, I was very surprised its the hub for fashion week. It just did not seem outstandingly chic enough to me at all, especially after all I had heard about it.
    There was really nothing terribly wrong with the hotel, but I personally have no interest in staying there again. I don't love staying in Midtown for one thing so I suppose in that respect I'm biased, and I've preferred my prior stays in hotels Downtown.
    I would however, definitely recommend it for others wanting to stay in a convenient Midtown location and who are looking for a somewhat chic environment.

    06/10/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    4. Ian S.
    Recently stayed in the hotel for three nights. It's a great location in the centre of Midtown. Room was spacious, Furnishings were long on design but short on practicality. Excellent view of a brick wall or the nudist in the buildng opposite. The room temperature was freezing whatever adjustment to the temperature dial. The water temperature was also similarly freezing. Report  to front desk resulted in vague apology. For the price, there are far better hotels!

    22/04/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    5. Rah Rah C.
    The highlights of our room were the large well equipped bathroom and a large balcony with a great view! The BOSE wave radio and wide screen TV made spending time in the room enjoyable. Overall the decor, housekeeping, front desk,  and bell staff added to a very positive experience!

    All deluxe view rooms and Junior Suites are both nicely sized and provide views of Bryant Park.  On site Dining is KOI Restaurant, featuring Japanese inspired cuisine with California accents. The Cellar Bar is the 3,000 square foot cavernous lounge for nightlife. In room private dining is available 24 hours-a-day.  Bryant Park is adjacent to the hotel and Central Park is about 1 mile away.  The hotel is around the corner from 5Th Avenue shopping!  The Theater District and Times Square are just a few blocks away!

    08/08/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    6. Theresa H.
    OMG, I looooove this place. Housed inside a beautiful Gothic Art Deco building is one of the trendiest hotels in NY. My stay here overlapped with part of fashion week and the staff did not miss a beat. Not a thing is overlooked at the Bryant Park Hotel. Take a ride in their orgasmatrons...errr, their elevators, open up the door to your suite, and the world is your oyster. You have got to experience this place. Bravo!

    18/09/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    7. Melissa A.
    I stayed there this past weekend for my birthday.  We had a double room on the 7th floor.  The hotel has a relaxed jazzy hip vibe to it. From the red light, red-padded elevators (very sassy) to the dimly lit sheik rooms. I didn't get a chance to go to the Cellar Bar but I hear it's incredible.  The service was friendly and humble, considering the atmosphere of the place.  The 5 stars really belong to the concierge who saved my weekend, by booking dinner reservations for a party of 15 t with 10 minutes notice!

    10/11/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    8. Tim O.
    This is a good location if you need to be in Midtown, but perhaps also want to go to the Village or downtown.  On 40th you can avoid the heavy traffic you hit a few blocks up.  It is also a good location it you want to visit Times Square - as it is near the sites but not as congested as the hotels that surround the square.  The hotel tries a little too hard to be hip - sort of Ian Schrager circa 2002.  Lots of red and black that seems a little dated now.  The rooms are simple and clean - all white - very nice bathrooms, comfy beds, flat screen television.  The concierge was very mediocre - didn't return my call and then disappeared. There is a free happy hour for guests in the very hip bar.  I prefer The Tuscany W, or if I am staying higher The London, but this is a good choice if the location suits you.

    06/07/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    9. Tamara W.
    Though I have not had the pleasure of staying here, I have had a chance to host a fashion presentation here during the most recent Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. I must say the staff is amazing! Chris Cestari, The Director of Sales, bends over backwards to ensure that his clients are happy. We definitely appreciated that. He is meticulous and very detailed oriented. He also never forgets a name and face. He remember all kinds of details about my client including that she had a son and made a little gift for him to take home (how sweet is that?!). I definitely will do more events (and make sure I spend at least one night) with at the Bryant Park Hotel.

    22/09/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    10. Lesa W.
    I stayed here on business and have to say I loved this hotel and would stay here again on my next trip.  All the details are clean/modern but warm and earthy, not too cold.  The room was big compared to other rooms I've had in NY.  The bathroom was nice/clean and to my delight they had Molten Brown travel toiletries - my favorite!   We had a party in the cellar bar at night too and that was a great space and good cocktails.  All in all great place and fairly reasonable - highly recommended.

    07/09/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    11. Hywel J.
    Glitzy, Ritzy, fashionista hangout, The Bryant Park is a trip (what's with the blood red elevator lighting?!?). I fell happily asleep, only to be woken at 8am by Christina Aguilera singing outside my window (for some morning TV show).

    Nice big bathrooms though.

    It  does feel rather glamorous to have to fight off the paparazzi as you make your way out of the hotel though....I think they mistook me for Brad Pitt's little brother.

    27/08/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    12. Sam M.
    Softest Bed and Sheets OF MY LIFE! (I wish I wrote down model numbers and brands)
    Chic modern look
    No really, its very trendy
    Super nice rooms

    Bryant Park? Where the hell is that? Its far from everywhere you'd want to go.

    03/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    13. Cecillia T.
    Definitely one of the nicer hotels I've stayed in... At first look, the lobby is quite small and the decor is very modern... However, what won us over was the service. The front desk was always very helpful and made many suggestions for us, also being very patient when we had questions... The bell boys were very nice and cute. Haha. We had a junior suite with a full view of Bryant Park, and being as into fashion and clothing as I am... That was very exciting. Our room was spacious and nicely decorated, with Molton (sp?) shower products which were very nice... Great location and view, about a five minute walk from Times Square, and a two minute walk from the Alice+Olivia boutique... Hehe. Definitely the place to stay if you're ever in New York!

    11/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    14. Sujata S.
    Beautiful boutique hotel with great rooms with a nice restaurant and bar in the lobby. I have stayed here many times over the last few years and have been pleased with the service and my experience. My only gripe has been with catering that is too slow and has often messed up the orders.

    31/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    15. Sherri C.
    The lobby of the Bryant Park Hotel is decorated with red leather-upholstered walls, lots of black, simple lines...while the very clean room we stayed in was almost entirely in white and beige with strips of lighting in the walls and a large bathroom entirely lined in peachy marble.  The bed was more comfortable than the Waldorf-Astoria's.  And ladies, listen up, the amenities are cool Molton Brown products.  You can even purchase full-sized items off a shelf in the bathroom.

    There was a line out the door every night for the popular Cellar Bar.  If you're staying in the hotel, you just flash your room key to the bouncer and he lets you right in.  So, if you're just dying to hang out at the Cellar Bar...get a room!

    We did eat at Koi our first night there, since we arrived from JFK at around 10:00 pm.  It was convenient to have a good restaurant in the hotel for dinner.

    We found a reasonable deal on Expedia.com and the cost to stay here was no more than the cost to stay at any other great hotel in NYC.  It is located right across the street from the beautiful New York Public Library and Bryant Park, where you can get excellent breakfast and lunch items from the three 'wichcraft stands, and there is a Pax Wholesome Foods down the street on the corner -- as well as a subway station.  Times Square / Theatre District and Grand Central Station are also within easy walking distance from the hotel.   Highly recommended!

    29/08/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    16. Zachary J.
    This is a hard hotel to review. I feel like you either love the Bryant Park Hotel, or hate it right away.
    This hotel is not for everyone! If techno and club music are not on your playlist and you do not enjoy modern style rooms or the fashion/club scene then look elsewhere.

    The Hotel:
    Great location! Close to everything. Times square is a short walk away. Bryant Park and the NY Public library are across the street. This is a smaller boutique hotel, and as such it can be a little harder to find. The staff here is hit and miss. Some of them (front desk) are helpful and nice. Others just kind of stand around the "Lobby" and will not even get the door for you. It is strange having a pseudo-bouncer next to the elevators, but whatever floats your boat I guess. Dressed in either all black suits or ribbed sweaters, I feel like the staff all look like the baddies from a Steven Seagal movie. The elevator feels like Wesley Snipes should be killing vampires in there; Red leather walls with red lighting and club music going is strange elevator decor to me. This place really does get going at night though! Koi and the Cellar Bar are both onsite and appear to be pretty popular.

    The Rooms:
    We stayed in the Junior Suite. Had a great view of Bryant Park and the library. Clean, modern room felt very chic. Molton Brown products are a great touch. Large rooms for the price. Our room had no dresser though, which made storing our outfits tough. Large shower and soaking tub both ran very hot, no cold showers here. Rooms can be a little noisy at night, but it is the city. The maid service here is great!!!

    Large rooms, close to a lot of attractions. Not for everyone. 3 stars.

    Issues: Staff needs work. Too much inconsistency in service. How about some free wifi for the guests!
    Check your rates when you check in. THEY WILL CHANGE YOUR NIGHTLY RATE, and not for the better.

    23/05/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    17. Eric T.
    Dig it.

    Location:  OK, midtown-ish, right across from subway stop, near Times Square (not that you want to hang out there, but it is central).  Nice that Bryant Park is across the street, so you don't walk out into a dark shadowed street and actually have some green space.  And the Cellar Bar downstairs is pretty cool.  They had a 5-6pm free cocktails deal M-F for hotel guests - nice!

    Room/Facilities: we asked for an upgrade and got one - not to a suite, but to a larger room with a King.  It was surprisingly spacious, corner room with decent closets, a sitting area, and good-sized bathroom.  These are Manhattan standards of course, but it was fine.  Decor is sparse, and I hate those giant decorative vinyl pillows, but the bed and sheets were comfy.  One issue - the hot water took forever to get going in the morning.

    Service: Totally upbeat and cordial and helpful.  They got us a room reasonably quickly after a red-eye flight (we had to wait until about 9am, but normally check-in is later) and were always helpful at the front desk.

    Overall, a good place.  I'd go back, especially if room rates stay low.

    31/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    18. Daniel M.
    We loved our stay at the Bryant Park. I recently got married, and my husband and I stayed at the Bryant Park with many family and friends for the weekend of the wedding. It was perfect! The location - right off Bryant Park with a view of the park, the library, and the beautiful skyline - is fantastic and extremely convenient, the staff is wonderful and helpful, and the rooms are spectacular (including the bathrooms with skyline views) - if you are lucky you will book one with a terrace over the park. Thank you to the Bryant Park for making our wedding weekend wonderful!

    30/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    19. Caroline A.
    Having worked with several luxury hotels, I am a hotel snob.  We had a great stay at the Bryant Park Hotel.  Location is perfect and the rooms are clean, modern and luxurious.  

    Upon arrival, we were taken to our room, where all of the hotel and room amenities were explained to us.  I especially liked the privacy button next to the bed that turns on a red light outside the door.  There were two closets, a large flat screen television, Bose radio system and internet access (with a charge).  The hotel was very accommodating.  We needed extra towels, and they gave us six!  

    My favorite part of the room was the bathroom!  It was GINORMOUS.  We had a separate shower and a huge bathtub perfect for two.  Hotel puts different Molton Brown bath products so you can test their various lines.  

    The staff was friendly and very welcoming.  I highly recommend this property to business and leisure travelers!

    28/05/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    20. Debbie W.
    The Bryant Park hotel wont blow everyone away, but if you're into fashion, or just like the feel of fashion, its a great choice.  It definitely has its own feel from the minute you walk in the doors of the beautiful building, through their red lobby and even walking around their uniquely lit hallways.

    The rooms have a kind of european feel.  They feel sparse, i guess, but you're not missing anything.  Its just kind of open and light and minamalist.  The rooms are very cool-ly lit, with lots of dimmers and lightswitches for moods, an ipod dock,  a great flat screen tv, and a kick ass minibar (AND a kick ass honor bar full of decadent bath products).  The bathroom is roomy and luxurious too.

    Locationwise, if you're into fashion, you cant really beat it.  (or even if you're not)  You're right across from Bryant Park, and a short walk to Times Square, PennStation, Grand Central, so you can get virtually anywhere in the city without trouble, and you're a short walk to the ICP, great shopping, and a great magazine store.  

    Skip the breakfast in the hotel restaurant unless money is no object.  Its decent but very pricey.  $30 for eggs and bacon and toast, with another 7 for a glass of OJ is just too much.

    24/08/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    21. Brandon C.
    Now this is a hotel!

    Chic lighting and detailed decor are important here but the service speaks for itself.  Never have I felt so cool, and yet so comfortable at the same time.  

    Some people complained that their view wasn't great.... ummm... welcome to New York.  The view was never intended to be spectacular from your room.  It's intended to be spectacular when you get out in the city.  If you're looking at another office building then you should be thankful you are not facing the street and hearing the sirens.

    If you have the opportunity, stay here.

    My name is Brandon C. and I approve this message.  Paid for by friends of Brandon C.

    11/06/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    22. emeril l.
    Service here is top notch, they will take great care of you. Andres was the best!  It's a little creepy and also very awesome that they address you by name when you call down to the front desk.

    This place is not totally geared to those traveling with kids, though there are some hidden gems that will help you along....1. They don't have cribs, BUT the tiny chaise makes a great little bed for a toddler, just use one of their crazy long bolster pillows to hold the little guy in there. 2. right across from the carousel in Bryant Park, guaranteed to make the little ones smile 3.  The red lights in the elevator really made my tot's day.  

    The free valet parking on the weekends CAN NOT BE BEAT!

    For an inexpensive meal, try Pax on the corner.

    14/05/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    23. Katie C.
    An okay stay, but watch your bill afterwards.

    My husband and I stayed in a Junior Suite for two nights last weekend to celebrate my birthday.  Overall it was okay--no major problems during our stay but several annoyances afterwards that unfortunately marred my last impressions.

    - Location: Bryant Park was lovely and it was very walkable to the subway and everywhere else we wanted to go, yet the street it was on was relatively quiet and peaceful, without any of the noise you'd expect from being so close to Times Square.
    - Free valet parking on weekends!  Fantastic.
    - Room size was excellent, with a king bed, two chaises, a coffee table, and a full dining table for four.
    - Loved the strong water pressure in the shower.
    - Chocolates and turn-down service, always appreciated.

    - We requested a copy of the Sunday Times to be delivered, but I guess our request was forgotten because we got the New York Post instead, just like everyone else.
    - The TV reception was pretty poor.  Not that we were in New York to watch TV but during the brief times when we were winding down from the day, it did seem rather amateurish to deal with poor picture quality and intermittent sound from one of the speakers.
    - At check-in, the clerk asked if we had brought a laptop and wanted internet access.  I said sure, so he wrote down an access code for us.  Two days after getting home, I noticed a $20.63 charge on my credit card.  I called the hotel and found out that it was for two days of internet access at $9.95/day.  Rather misleading that he didn't mention the charge when giving us the access code, and the woman I spoke with on the phone didn't offer to reverse it either, even when I said that we were not informed of the charge beforehand.  It wasn't until my husband called back did it get straightened out.  So we did end up getting a refund but this was certainly a hassle that should have been avoided in the first place.
    - And yet another billing hassle.  We were charged $32 for an umbrella.  It was raining on Sunday morning, so we borrowed an umbrella from the closet when we went out for coffee.  We did not take it with us when we checked out later that day, yet our credit card was billed for it a few days later.

    Note that none of these charges were on our account at the time we checked out--they only appeared on my credit card later.  All told, 3 phone calls to get $50+ of additional charges reversed is a pain.

    30/04/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    24. Steve K.
    The rooms are small but decorated nicely. Mine was a corner room with a view of a brick wall. While the furnishings were very modern and cool-looking, they were also uncomfortable and impractical. The chairs had very little padding and very low backs. The coffee table and side tables were flimsy. There was no desk, and the climate control seemed to be a dummy box. Lighting was mostly indirect/ambient with hidden controls that took me several minutes to find. The bathroom was large and well-equipped, but it literally took five full minutes for the shower to heat up.

    During my two-night stay, most of the staff exhibited courteous, attentive service, however there were a couple bad apples. Very bad apples, in fact. How unfortunate. I like this hotel, I really do. The location is so convenient and relatively quiet. For the price, however, I'd rather stay at the Ritz-Carlton where the service is impeccable.

    27/05/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    25. Evan M.
    We picked the BPH for our short weekend stay because it seemed more modern and the location was ideal.
    The rooms were good-sized for NYC, the bathroom was amazing and spacious. The room service was excellent and all the service staff were gracious and helpful.
    The location is ideal for Midtown exploration.
    We loved our stay and the staff did everything to make it so. The rooms are good for NYC and they were clean and well-kept. Would definitely return.

    28/05/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    26. Cheryl P.
    This review is about 2 weeks overdue but my memory has not failed me. From check in to check out, service was impeccable! The front desk employees were friendly and welcoming. Nicole was an absolute delight! Her professionalism and upbeat attitude made our experience all the more enjoyable. Brian, the concierge, was very knowledgeable and helpful. The service staff was always present and willing to assist - from hailing a taxi to greeting us at the door. There is a genuine warmth that makes your guests feel at ease. This is truly a reflection of a great establishment!
    Our Junior suite was very spacious and clean! The bathroom large and I loved the Molten Brown products and we had a beautiful view of Bryant Park. Loved the fact that there was free cocktail hour from 4-6pm for guests in their popular club/lounge. Free admission and easy access each night so you can beat the crowds. Can't wait until my next visit here!

    05/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    27. Jon S.
    Great last-mnute stay, staff was extremely friendly and accomodating. Greta location, very nice rooms, will stay again!

    01/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    28. Susan B.
    Nice hotel! Spend a little more and get a room with a view of the park.

    17/09/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    29. Amelia M.
    My bridal party and I asked for an early check in and was given one as well as an
    upgrade to a penthouse wedding suite complete with terrace overlooking Bryant
    Park and the New York Public Library!
    There were the trimmings such as strewn petals, balloons, and of course chilled
    champagne.  The staff was very attentive and pleasant, most of all, Darren the
    Reservation Specialist made it his policy to reach out to me and put me at ease
    that early check in will be available for me on my wedding day. They have made
    the experience there truly memorable.  My husband and I highly recommend this hotel.

    17/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    30. Alex A.
    I love this hotel mainly because of the location.  it's near everything! Including my place of work.  The service is great, the rooms are always spotless, with ambiance soothing sounds for relaxation and modernly equipped gadgets.

    14/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    31. Bill B.
    Found this hotel as an option on priceline.com along with a half dozen hotels that looked okay to us.  A friend of ours from New York suggested this one above the others.  And I'm glad she did!

    Firstly, we booked a Junior Suite (since I had my family with me and this is New York) and with a couple emails to the hotel they secured me one with two beds.

    Upon arrival, the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating and I was surprised to find out that they had bumped us up to a 2 room suite -- even better!

    The location was great -- 3 block walking distance to Times Square, 10 blocks to Rockefeller Center and a quick cab ride to Central Park.

    Room was good size (by New York standards).  Two rooms and a very nice view.  Modern style -- clean lines and simple look.  Nice view of the park and New York Public Library (of Ghostbusters fame).

    We went during Thanksgiving so Bryant Park was set up with a skating rink and little shops -- adding more to the holiday spirit of the stay.

    During our entire stay, everyone was nothing but friendly and accommodating.  I will definitely consider staying here again should I ever visit New York (which I probably will).

    28/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    32. chase m.
    Although the red elevators are a bit creepy, i have to say the rooms are very clean & neat.  Furniture wise, nothing really fancy just a couple pieces of very nice furniture.  As for the bed, having a comfy bed is so important especially on long trips, this place definitely makes sure their guests get good ZzzzZ's.  And it's right across from the park! the location is perfect for people to who want to be in the middle of it all w/out having to deal w/ the crowds of Times Square.

    Cellar Bar is the bar in the hotel, and quite a treat.  Although in the basement of the hotel, it still feels very welcoming and warm.  Hotel guests get complimentary drinks from 5-7pm Monday - Friday (I think those are correct times?)  

    Would I come back? In a heartbeat! :)

    22/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    33. Angella W.
    I checked in late tonight and was met by a very kind staff who was eager to help me feel comfortable and everyone I spoke to on the phone or in person was cheerful and friendly. I had to do some last minute set up for meetings tomorrow morning and the on-site engineer even delivered an extension cord up to us at 11 PM!

    The rooms itself are small but cozy. It's clean and quiet, despite being in one of the busiest neighborhoods in New York. The corner suite we have for meetings is insane. Not only is it huge with beautiful views, it has a full bath complete with shower and seperate bath tub.

    What I like best about this hotel:
    - It's small and quiet. Just what you need after a day of bustling, loud Manhattan
    - Molton Brown products!!!
    - Location: Just two blocks from Times Square
    - 24 hour room services, great for midnight munchies
    - Fast wireless Internet

    Agree that the tiny red elevators are kind of creepy though. At least they're fast!

    07/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    34. Chris L.
    Had a lovely experience at this hotel - the rooms are big for a NYC hotel, and the staff were very helpful. Our room had a little balcony which was amazing.

    We were there with a group of folks for a weekend excursion, and my one gripe was that the concierge recommended a total Bridge and Tunnel crowd club to us as a late-night dance spot. I guess that's what they considered tourists would want as a "seems like a NYC spot" experience, but as someone who lived in NYC for decade, I was disappointed.

    Don't send the tourists to the Bay Ridge party scene, Bryant Park Hotel. It was the one blemish in an otherwise amazing stay.

    28/08/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    35. Chris R.
    Very nice Boutique hotel. Rooms are very clean, but a tad small. Great Midtown location for business and for a nice couples weekend. Just on the fringe of Times Square and Theatre District as well as 5th Avenue shopping.

    09/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    36. Sean S.
    Downstairs in the "cellar" they have a decent club here.  The DJ could use some work, but not bad.  $8 beers and $12 cocktails.  Plus you get the added benefit of sexy girls dancing behind the bar.  This is fine if you're with a few guys, but if you get distracted away from the girls you're actually trying to talk to, it may get you in trouble.  Oh yeah, and a couple of Mln Matchmaker sightings.  =)

    19/02/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    37. Andrea R.
    The Bryant Park Hotel is one of my company's preferred hotels in NYC, so on a recent business trip, this is where we stayed. Other reviewers have hit the most important points: very clean, comfortable, good staff (I never had anyone in the lobby/front desk ignore me) and a great location near Bryant Park. Yes, the vibe is a little odd-- the dark red elevator walls with a black floor and the cellar bar are a little Gothic, but it's kind of a cool environment. My room was very bright and the bathroom was huge, especially compared to other hotels I've stayed at in the city. I never had an issue with noise, though my co-worker who had a room with a street view did say her room was a bit more noisy.

    One odd, yet funny thing that I have to mention: in the hotel directory of services, the last tab is something called "Objects of Pleasure." You can imagine what those are. Seemed like a strange thing to offer in the services menu, but hey, whatever floats your boat.

    I will say that the hotel seems a little bit on the pricey side compared to other hotel deals that I found online, but I was very pleased with the experience, and since my company prefers this hotel, I plan to return.

    18/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    38. Ronald S.
    The Bryant Park Hotel is my current favorite hotel in NYC. I've stayed at way too many of the cute little boutique and trendy hotels around the city, and have enjoyed the BPH the most so far ..

    When we checked in we were lucky to be bumped up to a mini-suite (it was my birthday! woohoo) and the suite was very nice - a view 20+ floors up of Byrant Park to one side, and the empire state building on the other side. The room was big - one of the largest I have had in NYC at a "reasonable" price .. the bathtub was also HUGE.  Shortly after we settled in they stopped by with a snack, and then a little later some chocolates.

    Bryant Park is a decent location if you have business or plans midtown, and its not too far from downtown or uptown. a nice central location.

    Part of the good deal we got here is the free valet parking - we checked in friday afternoon and stayed til late saturday and parking was free - this could have set us back 40-80$ elsewhere .. not bad.

    The staff at BPH was all very nice and friendly, the hotel was clean and quiet for being in the middle of Manhattan.

    The only things i didnt like - the bathtub only had hot water - and it was scalding .. had to run the handheld shower into the tub to cool it down... and we asked for a late check out and that was no problem, but when we returned from brunch we were locked out of our room :( we weren't told the doors all lock at 12.. also, having to pay $10 for wifi feels like 1995.. how do NYC hotels still get away with this?? these minor things aside, BPH is #1 on my list for NYC lodging..

    26/08/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    39. Gena V.
    Very romantic hotel in the city. Quiet, stylish and comfortable.

    25/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    40. Vanessa M.
    The hubby and I stayed at the BPH over Labor Day weekend.  I didn't know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised by the "awesome-ness" of this hotel.  Number 1, it's  located steps from Bryant Park.  Number 2, it's art deco design is amazing and the black and red motif in the lobby pops!  The room was outstanding and we had a direct view of the park.  

    This may seem silly, but the best thing about the room was the bathroom and the shower.  I could actually rent out the bathroom as an apartment in NY!  It's that big.  The shower was so amazing, I stayed in there forever.  

    I'm going to try and book a room for fashion week in February.  How cool would it be to stay there and walk to across the street to the fashion shows??

    07/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    41. Dililah S.
    Shit is $$$$$ go else where. If you love suits definitely go... if not go else where.  it's a really cool place to be in, but it's a sausage fest of suits.  If that's your type put on your best work dress, and go.  It's fun to go with your girls, because the cheese plate goes well with scotch. YUM.

    24/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    42. Min Min T.
    Great WIFI. Check.

    Rain showerhead. Check.

    Comfy beds. Check.

    Excellent soundproofing. Check.

    Killer location to both the rest of the city and the subway system. Check.

    The hideous light of Times Square coming through the window I could have done without.

    30/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    43. Jarett L.
    My friend and I went to New York from Dec 26 - Jan 4, 2012. The price was decent (I guess?) for the time that we went and everything was super close to the hotel. Honestly I was expecting a little more from the Jr Suite, something along the lines of when I stayed at the JW Marriott in China, but oh well, it was still a very spacious and big room.

    The hotel itself houses a lovely, good resturant (Koi) and a pretty decent night spot to hang out at on the Weekends (The Cellar Room). The hotel is also very central to a lot of the big tourist attractions in NY. ~5min walk to Times Square, ~10min walk to Empire State Building and Rockefeller Plaza, you can walk to Central Park which is 20 blocks away (wouldn't recommend this when it's 2*C outside though). FREAKING COLD!

    24/7 gym and I think there was a pool? We never got around to either or. They provide Molton Brown shampoo, conditioner, body wash and other Molton Brown products that you may purchase. The menu for room service was very good as well, there were a few occasions where we were too hungover or too drunk to leave the room to get food, so we had to resort to room service.

    Overall, I will probably stay at this hotel again, can't beat the convenience and I'm sure the price would be a little more affordable during not so high season.

    08/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    44. Seth F.
    My wife and I stayed at the Bryan Park Hotel to mark our 10th wedding anniversary. We spent our wedding night here as well. We were treated incredibly well.

    When I first booked the reservation they noticed it was for such a special occasion and emailed me to say they were upgrading us to a deluxe room with a balcony. They stayed in contact for the few weeks leading up to our arrival, and greeted us like old friends when we finally checked in.

    We came into the room to find champagne and balloons congratulating us.

    The whole experience was absolutely phenomenal!

    24/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    45. Eric S.
    We were in NY last weekend to run the NY marathon and stayed at the Bryant Park.  From the minute we got there to the time we left, everything about the hotel was great.  Room was fantastic (and huge by NY standards -- we opted for a junior suite).  Everyone working there is super friendly and provide excellent service.  And the location is so central.  Really easy to get there from Newark airport -- just take the train to Penn Station and walk up a few block and you're there.  Thanks Bryant Park, we'll be back!

    07/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    46. Trisa S.
    I believe the hotel is overpriced.  It is located in a nice/central location, the hotel lobby is not a mad house , and the staff was very helpful.  I found the rooms to resemble cheap Ikea furniture and décor.  I also had issues with wi-fi connectivity, having to spend unnecessary time on the phone with IT.  I also has computer issues after leaving on both my laptop and Ipad because there was still some link to this connection.  I haven't experienced this with other hotels wi-fi connection and I travel a lot.  We stayed 2 nights at Bryant Park Hotel there and then pricelined a 3 star room in midtown at 14 the cost.

    15/05/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    47. John R.
    So my friend's company booked a suite to hang out after a fundraiser that they hosted.Everyone was dressed in suits and gowns.

    I showed up after my shift of bartending to meet them for drinks.  I got pushed around by security.  I was barely allowed to go upstairs. And eventually we were asked to leave.  Not surprising, if we were rowdy or unruly, but it really was very tame.  In fact, some of the guests were pregnant and not even drinking.

    We were asked to leave the hotel, with no compensation..  After being asked to spend money in their hotel bar, despite the fact that we had a fully stocked suite, the bar was closed.

    It was humiliating, We had 16 buisness people in our room.  And it is the worst customer service I have ever witnessed.

    If you want fun and comfort to die, go to the Bryant Park Hotel.

    10/12/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    48. Heather M.
    my boyfriend and I went to NYC for a quick weekend visit on a small budget.  though this isn't a cheap hotel, it's a good price for a nice room in a great location (the park is beautiful and fun, and it's close to everything you'd want, including a subway station which the friendly person who checked us in helpfully pointed us to), and when you factor in free weekend parking, it's definitely a deal!

    we didn't take advantage of the bar or restaurant at the hotel, so I can't speak on those.

    the bed was comfy, there was free wifi, and the tub - my god, the tub!  perfect for a pair of hot and tired travelers to rest in after a long day.  

    everyone was very friendly and very helpful, including holding our bags after checkout until we were ready to leave the city.  

    there was a parade closing off their road that weekend, which did keep them from bringing our car to us when we left, but we were informed when they took our car the first night, again on checkout, and given ample instructions on where to pick it up when we left.  they made the best out of an inconvenience that was out of their control, so I wasn't at all put off by that.  

    I've been in a few NYC hotels I quite liked, but this was my favorite as far as comfort+price+convenience+location.

    09/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    49. Angie G.
    The staff is incredibly friendly and proximity to city life couldn't be much better/ the fees for Room Service are a little crazy (hungover and need a coffee in suite? well none in rooms so fork over $8 plus 20% plus a $4 delivery charge for a single cup). On the flip side the bed is more comfortable than the picture lets on and rooms are spic and span. Simply put: just don't expect a lot of complimentary things to ease the hefty price tag

    18/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    50. J H.
    From the moment we pulled up it felt like we were in for a pampered experience as the bellman whisked us inside from our cab and took our luggage!  

    This hotel was amazing, quiet and cozy with a huge bathroom (not just huge for NYC but huge for hotels in general!).  We had free Wi-Fi and a free happy hour at the Cellar Bar with champagne and cocktails!  

    The staff was fantastic and friendly along with attending to our every need including bottles of water at check-out!

    07/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    51. Rachel B.
    This hotel is class meets swank in the heart of midtown. It's half a block from the library, directly across the street from Bryant Park, and is walkable to a few (though not many) dining options.

    -courteous, polite, and helpful. went above and beyond. This goes for everyone from the bellhops to the front desk attendants to the housekeeping staff.

    -small, but comfortable. Very modern. Nicely done bathrooms, great plush robes.
    -flat screen TV
    -paid internet (blah) - $10/day
    -crazy-ass mini bar which I was afraid to even look in for fear of shifting something and having to pay.
    -nice-sized closet with shelves and plenty of hangers, a garment bag, free reusable shopping bag with name of hotel, and umbrella in case of rain. (Um, unless someone accidentally left that behind on their visit.)
    -great bed. on the small side (maybe a queen or full) but extremely comfortable with a plush white comforter and four pillows.
    -I had a really bad view, but my friend who was in the bridal suite had a fabulous view of the park.
    -turn-down service with chocolates on the pillow :)

    -cool, clubby, modern. Dark, hot elevators with red lights (not kidding - it was like Hell).

    -they have a restaurant, Koi, which my friends ate at for brunch and they loved. We tried to eat there for lunch one day around 3 but they weren't open at that time.

    -there's a club downstairs called Cellar Bar. It was like a goth S&M dungeon on acid. I'm not sure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing, but I had a good time.

    -would recommend based on hospitality, location, and amenities. Very nice, even though I'm not really into the party scene.

    08/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    52. Veggie L.
    I can't really complain anything. Staffs are polite, professional, always there to help you. They provide free parking on Friday and Saturday and helped us keep the car and luggage after our checkout on Sunday and delivered our car/luggage when we returned ( no charge). it seems all their staffs are happy ones.  

    The hotel is only a few blocks away from Times Square, Empire State, Grand Central metro (a main train/metro transfer stop). 30 minutes walking from central park, 40 minutes walking from the MET museum. We stayed here for convenience, getting 2 nights good sleep out of the tight schedule,  and service is important too. They did perfect jobs in all. So I'm giving it 5 stars. But it is not a 5 star hotel. If you are looking for ambience, decorations, dine-in restaurant, and a relaxing bar where in the middle of the night you can grab a drink without having to walk out of the hotel, this is not  the one. They do have a Cellar bar, but not for kid, and probably need reservation too. There was guard at the door and I had my small kid with me, so I did not even bother to ask.

    27/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    53. Tim K.
    As the Cellar Bar is a part of the Bryant Park Hotel and I interacted with Hotel Security and Staff I am posting my review here as well.-

    My date and I booked the New Years Eve event held in the Cellar Bar for Dec. 31,2012. As the tickets and booking website stated, we arrived early to avoid lines. Before doors opened we utilized the restrooms before the event was to start.

    The restroom attendant greeted me an I entered the stall. Unfortunately, we had been traveling most of the day and eating food we normally wouldn't at home. I took a little more time than I would have liked. The attendant soon began banging on the stall door. He asked "are you from here or from outside!" I responded that we weren't from the hotel ,however, I held tickets for the NYE event. He cut me off and demanded that I come out at once. he did not listen to my statement about having tickets. I repeated that I had tickets. The attendant ignored me and continued banging on the door demanding I come out at once. Then the attendant said he was getting security to open the door. I rushed to finish cleaning myself. When I exited the bathroom security was entering to open my stall door.

    I explained the situation to the hotels security head. I was a paying customer. I purchased VIP tickets. The security head explained that there is an increased amount of outside revelers who try to utilize the bathroom. appologized, however didn't admit any wrong doing or try to rectify the situation.

    1) If the Attendant greeted me... Why wouldn't he ask if I was a patron at the bathroom doors?

    2)Why would the Attendant not listen to the patron? I said repeatedly that I had Tickets and would be happy to present them upon exiting.

    After my conversation with security I found the front desk of the Bryant Park Hotel and asked for a Manager. The front desk was very pleasant as was the manager, However, I still felt I was being told a standard script without sincerity.

    When we entered the bar the staff were not organized. No one checked our tickets or ID's. When we approached a waitress about our tickets she had no clue what was going on. When we were finally seated out seats left alot to be desired. We were right by the bathroom doors. Every other person spilled their drinks on us on there way past to the bathroom.

    the appatizers were cold and were not spread out enough so that everyone had access to them.

    The DJ was very bad. He couldn't mix beats very well. Often his mixes were very out of place. While the song selection varried it didn't flow and often resorted in two or three lines from a song before being switched into another song from a different decade. The DJ also used alot of foul language. Not the kind of DJ I expected from a bar and hotel that markets it's self as fashionable and high class.

    For a hotel that prides it's self as fashionable the listed dress code didn't match what people were wearing. Semi-formal/NYE festive isn't a tee shirt and jeans,  lots of sweater vests  tweed and bow-ties. The feel was indeed dead poets society.not very fashionable.

    The mix of people wasn't very diverse. The crowd was white ivy leauge twenty somethings. There was 4 guys to every girl.

    The bar had an excellent selection of liqour. All top shelf and high quality.

    The atmosphere is very nice. The arch ceilings and lighting are excellent.

    My over-all rating is highly influenced by my experience with the bathroom Attendant and Security. I expect a certain amount of cattle calling at these type of events. I didn't feel the seating warrented VIP status. I would be apprehensive to reserve anything againg with Cellar Bar or Bryant Park Hotel.

    02/01/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    54. Kristen L.
    Our stay here was comped (otherwise we likely wouldn't be staying here, let alone in Manhattan) so we were pretty stoked with the room. The room was spacious and the separate tub and shower in the bathroom was luxurious.

    Overall the accommodations were lovely, though I have a few complaints.

    1) Our room faced the alley so it was a little noisy at times.

    2) We could here the doors of the two rooms next to us anytime the opened/closed.

    3) I needed some band aids (walking around the city in heels for several days did my poor toes no favors) and called the front desk. We were told there were band aids in the mini bar. For $6 I could have two whole band aids. Really?

    4) The wifi was down for the first day and a half that we were here. Lame.

    The turn down service at night was a treat and the front desk staff were very helpful and friendly (except for band aids).

    For a free room, I give it 5 stars. If I were paying though, it'd be more like 3.

    15/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    55. Pyt U.
    FREE WiFi (doesn't exist in nyc hotels)
    Open bar! M-F 4pm
    Comfy bed
    Robes/ slippers
    Big tub
    Shower- super hot, great pressure
    Mini bar
    In room dining 24/7
    QUICK service- room service & ice came fast

    Expensive room service and not very good
    Could hear neighbors door every time they opened & closed

    01/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    56. Bobbi B.
    We will defiantly being going back to the Bryant park hotel.  ALL the employees made us feel like we were the only ones in the hotel and so polite and helpful.

    The location is perfect!  The room was so cozy and had everything u would need or want.  The bathroom was really great and being a few steps from beautiful Bryant park is a huge plus.  

    Free valet.  Free wifi.  Free happy hour.  And not on a super busy road.  Need I say more!

    Also we had a great time at the Cellar Bar and never had to wait in line to get in as we were guests of the hotel.
    Thank you chase for your help and kindness you gave us a beautiful room with a view ;)

     We had the best anniversary !!  Can't wait to do it again.

    31/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    57. Leslie B.
    Upgraded to a view of the park.  They left a bottle of Champaign for my birthday.  Had a free happy hour during the week in the cool cellar bar.  Great location by the park.  Only downside was no in room coffee. All was awesome and the staff was great!

    13/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    58. Myrddin C.
    I cannot give a good review to a hotel that does not have internet service. Even after 2 days it is not working.

    Seriously? How is that possible in this day and age.

    Rooms are okay. Lots of hot water. No internet.  If you are a tourist and here for fun, then this is not a problem. But if you want to work? Then go somewhere else.

    Edited in Jan 2014:

    They never did get the internet working. But they did try to charge me for mini bar items that I never used.

    02/12/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    59. laura W.
    Prepare to get swanky, people. A red leather elevator with red lighting takes you upstairs.

    -FREE happy hour on week days 5-6pm in Cellar Bar
    -Well designed and comfortable rooms (but not huge)
    -The bathroom has a wonderfully deep tub and great shower
    -Chocolates with turn down service
    -Comfortable beds
    -Great customer service
    -Incredible location
    -Extremely quiet
    -Bathrobes (oh la la)
    -Ipod dock

    -No free wifi
    -No coffee maker or free coffee (!)
    -Smelled weed several of the nights

    The "Pleasure" booklet is pretty hilarious. Give it a gander if you have the time.

    05/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    60. Leah N.
    My go to NYC hotel when I just want to feel like a queen. This was my 7th stay here and wow, amazing every time.

    I tend to arrive into the city early, way earlier than check-in, yet every time, I am always able to get my room. Sometimes I have had to upgrade for said room but when I am in there by 8AM and an extra $50, no complaints here at all.

    Service- Amazing. The front desk is so helpful with anything you need. Always great at getting me a cab or helping me find a good pizza joint.

    Rooms- LOVE. Free wifi, comfy beds, deep tub, ample room in shower, CLEAN, sitting area in certain rooms, magazines I actually want to read, plenty of closet space, lots of natural light, great views.

    An all around win on so many levels. You just cannot go wrong.

    11/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    61. Steve s.
    Three of the best words heard by a traveller: You have been upgraded

    I am almost compelled to write a great review, because the penthouse was just that good with balconey, living area, giant bedroom and incredible bathroom

    Bryant Park is in the heart of Midtown right off 6th avenue. It is a contemporary syle place with a Japanese restaurant and cool bar in the lobby with a small reception area. It is across from Bryant Park, which is really cool

    I would probably still rated Bryant Park really high based on just location, but the woman Nikki at front was especially courteous as was the rest of the staff

    Great find

    06/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    62. Mariusz L.
    This review is LONG overdue.

    I got a room on Hotels Tonight for our anniversary. I wanted to do something special for my girlfriend. I got some flowers and wine and headed to check in. I was greeted by Felix at the desk (he's the man). We chatted a bit and he was super friendly. I asked to get a room with a view of the park or on a higher floor and he gave be BOTH! It was amazing. I later mentioned it was my anniversary but didn't think anything of it. When I was dropping off my stuff in the room, room service knocked with a complimentary bottle of champagne and balloon!! I was blown away. I also brought my own wine glasses and the wonderful lady who was making my room buffed them for me.

    I can't wait to stay here again. I never imagined this level of service. Oh and the location? One of the best located hotels in the city.

    28/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    63. WK C.
    My partner took me to the Bryant Park Hotel for my birthday. We had a lovely room with a terrace overlooking the park. The room was beautiful and service was perfection. Staff  missed no opportunity for kind attention. I felt spoiled.

    27/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    64. Bryan W.
    Very fancy hotel with great location as long as you can afford it. Great in room dining menu from Koi Restaurant.

    22/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    65. Eric M.
    Feel comfy!!

    20/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    66. Amanda M.
    The hotel staff here are incredible. I was very impressed. I told them it was my husband's birthday and they sent up cupcakes and a balloon. The room size is not bad for NYC and the room was tastefully done. The shower pressure was amazing.

    I'm not sure why people are complaining about the location. If you don't like midtown, don't stay in midtown. It worked for me because we were going all over manhattan during our stay.

    21/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    67. Lisa M.
    The hotel staff is the best thing about the hotel, super friendly and helpful.  The rooms are small, but well appointed.  Came here for our anniversary and was disappointed that our room looked out on the AC unit and an eyesore of a building next door.  I told them that it was a special weekend for us, but still no view.  Free parking on Fri and Sat was a surprise, a nice one at that.  The club in the cellar had a great DJ and the service was great all around.  It's pricey, but if you don't care than this is a fun experience.  The park right outside the front door was priceless I only wish I had a view of it from my room!  No ice machine on the floors but they were quick to bring the ice to you.  Big bath tub and great water pressure in the bathroom.

    28/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    68. Jenny H.
    Unbeknownst to me, I'd booked one of the top romantic hotels in the city. The service was lovely. The fellow still remembered how to pronounce my last name upon checkout. Something of a rare bird!

    We arrived to find that our room was not available and instead received a free upgrade. Score! We unpacked while tuned into runway shows... there was a separate channel?! Nice! The elevators were a fiery feast for the eyes. Shortly after sunset, we returned to dimmed lights and complimentary ginger-passionflower chocolates on our pillows. After a night out, we relaxed in our plush robes, Molton Brown products and the soothing sounds from the ipod-mp3 Bose hookups.

    The hotel was very accommodating with our luggage even after check-out. The location was excellent and for my first NYC experience, we couldn't have picked a better place.

    13/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    69. Sally R.
    Once again, an amazing experience. Personal attention--staff remember your name and can't do enough. It was my anniversary which I had mentioned to front office director Darren Sumner. Not only did he give me a great room, but he sent us a bottle of champagne, a "Happy anniversary" balloon, and a hand-written note.

    Bryant Park is our go-to hotel! I can't say enough between the rooms, staff and location.

    10/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    70. Dan K.
    Bryant Park Hotel has quickly become one of my favorite hotels in Manhattan. The rooms are gorgeous and the staff is incredibly friendly, but the best thing about this hotel is its location -- not bombarded by tourists, close to fun areas, and directly across the street from Bryant Park. I highly recommend you stay here in the winter time for the beautiful ice skating rink at Bryant Park, which I consider far superior to the rink at Rockefeller Center. Great for families, too.

    18/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    71. B B.
    The hotel was the best place for my birthday celebration.  Staff and service could not have been better!  Friendly helpful and exceptional service.  
    Our room was overlooking the Bryant park rink!  Outstanding  view of the park and the boutique shops.  
    Very romantic room!  
    Night club was fun dancing he night away!  Had a Blast!  Great time!  Highly recommend

    16/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    72. Josh B.
    Great location. Very friendly and helpful staff. Clean and modern rooms, albeit not equipped with coffeemakers. Comfortable bed. Nice bathrooms with soaker tubs. Overall, a good experience.

    01/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    73. Derek R.
    By far, the BPH is the finest hotel in the world housed in a former sewing machine factory. I challenge you to find one better. Big rooms, friendly service, nice amenities. Close to the subway and Dean and DeLuca. My son and I used the BPH as a base of operations for a full exploration of the Big Apple, and we weren't disappointed.

    Our room had a terrific view of the park, where we watched movies in the evening with hundreds of brand new best friends. One of our NYC favorites.

    25/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    74. La M.
    The perfect NYC Hotel. Location was fantastic, and staff was very pleasant and attentive. We were in a Jr Suite on a high floor facing Bryant Park, which is a must.

    Steps away from a subway stop, shopping, restaurants, and attractions, and best of all, the best dessert in NYC next door.

    Will definitely stay here again.

    25/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    75. Geo C.
    Hands down the best hotel I've stayed at in NYC. Super friendly and helpful staff, very clean rooms, on site restaurant, great location at Bryant Park (which is worth visiting too!).

    22/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    76. Thomas S.
    I have stayed in great hotels all over Manhattan but this hotel was the best.... It wasn't  because of the room or locate which was all nice. It was the people that work there.
    No stuck up staff at this place. They made me feel like a million bucks. The staff made you feel at home, even down to the people who sweep the floor. If you want great service than look no further.


    03/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    77. Leila K.
    I'm changing my review because they've changed their attitude. The door guys actually remembered me this time, so I wasn't frustrated at daily anonymity (which meant showing room keys/shouting at them perfunctorily) like last time. Doors were opened for me at least 50% of the time and the room was spacious. Tips were earned.
    Never been a fan of hotel toiletries, Molton Brown is no different. Bring your own toiletries inc shower caps.
    Close to a great $25 hair salon on 38th and 6th (also $27 mani pedi - bring own polish); Bryant Park Grill (grill terrace or bar indoors is best for eating, the cafe is horrible); Library - stunning with great readings; Godiva on 41st and Time Square for best iced chocolate (when the guy makes it); Cipriani at Grand Central Terminal; and 42nd St subway if you're sick of waiting for cabs here).

    08/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    78. Julia C.
    Absolutely loved this hotel! It is within walking distance of Times Square, MoMA, Grand Central Station, the NY library, and many amazing bars and restaurants. The service in the hotel was impeccable and the accommodations were fantastic. The  Bryant Park Hotel offers free parking to all guests, which is a rare find in Midtown.

    When we entered the hotel lobby, we were greeted by a professional staff. They immediately upgraded our room because they simply had it available! The room was chic, sexy, and modern. The sheets, towels, etc. were very nice and clean. I love, love loved the bathroom! They had a huge spa tub and a steam shower. The hotel also has a great fitness center with all new equipment and clean facilities. We will definitely be booking our next stay in NYC here!

    19/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    79. Kate M.
    I honestly don't get what all the fuss is about. Maybe the Bryant Park Hotel just isn't my style, but I've stayed in far nicer hotels for the same price.

    I'll preface my critique by mentioning that the view from our room was lovely, overlooking the ice skaters and Christmas Tree in Bryant Park. And in conjunction, the location of the hotel is nice, with access to the park and the New York Public Library across the street.

    Unfortunately, the modern aesthetic the hotel is going for comes off as sterile and a bit cheesy, with stark white walls, minimal art, and heavy use of cherry red vinyl.  The house music playing in the elevators made sense at 11pm, but felt forced for the bleary-eyed visitor heading out early the next morning. The doormen were unpredictable, sometimes greeting me with a smile and opening the door, other times being completely distracted with who knows what.  They struggled finding us a cab, which is mostly due to the location and time of day, but we wished they would have clued us in to that, as we later realized that we could have saved a lot of time just walking to the end of the block.

    The Bryant Park Hotel seems suited for the younger, club-going crowd, but for anyone else, I'd recommend one of New York's other nice hotels.

    21/12/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    80. Eric W.
    This is the sexiest hotel in New York City.

    It's not for virgins.

    And for God's sake, leave the kids at home.

    This is where you stay when you want a romantic weekend in NYC with your girlfriend.

    That is all.

    03/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    81. Christopher L.
    I stayed here recently at one of the suites. I think this is an outstanding hotel. The staff was on point, very accommodating. The room was very clean, all the fixtures furniture were new. All the bed linens and toiletries are all top-of-the-line. I deftly stay here again if I get the same room.

    30/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    82. Shelly L.
    Love the Cellar Bar! Great rooms, wonderful food and helpful staff. The only place to stay in NY!!

    18/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    83. Dave B.
    My wife and I got a last second room on Hotels Tonight app and were so pleasantly surprised by the attentive, friendly service from everybody we'll make it a point to return. Other hotels could learn a lot from this place, be nice and people want to return. The room of course was nice as advertised, comfy bed, nice clean bath.

    30/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    84. Haneen O.
    Terrific stay. Spacious rooms (a rarity in manhattan). Steps away from all the stores on 5th avenue, close to Times Square (but not too close), with plenty of restaurants and coffee shops close by. The service was incredibly friendly, rooms were clean, and I will most definitely come back. Shout out to Miguel whose an absolute rockstar.

    09/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    85. Kristi K.
    This hotel is in a fantastic location. Bryant Park is in your front yard. Walking distance to Times Square, Central Park, 5th Ave shopping, really in the middle of everything.

    I had heard rave reviews of this hotel from co-workers who often stay here on business. I was traveling for business so thought I would stay here too. The hotel is VERY trendy - probably too trendy for me. I didn't feel like I fit in. The lobby is very small and the elevators are completely red playing techno music. The hotel room was VERY plain. I thought the room hadn't been finished but then when talking to co-workers learned that this was the decoration style. The bathrooms were very good sized for NYC. There was nothing wrong with the hotel but just not my style. For my next trip to NYC I will stay elsewhere, somewhere where I feel more comfortable.

    28/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    86. Bee L.
    THE SERVICE WAS AMAZING.  I've travelled a lot and stayed at many nice hotels with friendly staff but they really do go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable. It was NOT a pretentious or snobby atmosphere. Every single person (rarety) was nice :) shout out to our concierge Miguel and Darren.  The rooms were modern and huge for NYC. Location is perfect for tourists and our view of the park was beautiful! Ive never written a review about a hotel before but this place deserved the praise! THANK YOU BPH staff, you made our vacation so effortless and memorable - Rachel & Travis

    05/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    87. Jennifer L.
    Sexy, luxurious and modern. I came for a weekend work trip and thoroughly enjoyed everything his hotel has to offer. The staff was courteous and accommodating, the rooms were sleek and comfortable and the hotel had lovely perks.

    Service: I flew a red-eye flight from Los Angeles and arrived 6am at the hotel. Although the concierge didn't have an available room for early check-in, she took my number down and let me store my bags at the hotel while I explored the city. Within a couple hours (around 8am/9am) she called me when a room opened up and was able to check-in. The concierge also helped suggest and gave me directions to popular tourist attractions. The staff goes above and beyond. One night I needed some paperclips and binder clips and the concierge provided that! There's a door man, staff at the main elevator to check room keys and bell boy.

    Room: I got lucky with a corner room outfitted with windows on two sides of the room that brought in much light and a decent view. I was surprised with the spacious guest room offering 1 Queen bed, Travertine marble bathrooms, BOSE Wave Music System, Obusforme Sound Therapy Machine, 32" High Definition LCD flat screen television, High speed internet and wireless access available, in-room refreshment center and an in-room safe. The bed was oh-so comfortable, I had the best night sleep and it left me not wanting to wake up in the morning. The bathroom was luxurious and equipped with a powerful hair dryer, Q-tips, cotton pads and Molton Brown amenities.

    Perks and Amenities: A big perk for hotel guests was the open bar happy hour at 5p on weekdays at The Cellar Bar, the hotel's cavernous gothic lounge. This hotel is equipped with a gym and a movie theater room.

    Location: This boutique hotel is prime location in mid-town Manhattan. It's walking distance to Times Square, the Bryant Park MTA stop, a 20-minute walk to Central Park/Natural History Museum/The MET. Not to forget it's across from a happening spot--directly across from the NYC Public Library and Bryant Park, the home of Fashion Week and the great ice rink in the winter months.

    This was my home away from home in the Big Apple.

    07/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    88. Michael S.
    Positives: central location to 5th Ave shopping and Theater District.
    Negatives: far overpriced for sparse hotel, not sure why this would be considered trendy, simply looks unfinished.
    Staff was blasé and not concerned with our needs. Room was ready 90 minutes post check-in time.
    Promised roll away bed (which cost $100 nightly ) was nowhere to be found.

    28/12/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    89. TennisBum P.
    Loved this hotel.  The location is ideal for many visitors.  It's in midtown, perfect for tourists, but you get none of the frenzy of Times Square and has a vibe of a nice neighborhood being across from Bryant Park.  When you step out front of the hotel you won't feel the need to get somewhere else.  Very comfortable. In the room, I loved the wooden floors, the simple Scandinavian design, the luxury touches, and a gorgeous large Hedonistic bathroom.  The staff are wonderful, friendly and attentive.  Want to feel that someone cares about you in New York City? Choose this hotel.

    Some reviewers have a problem with the "style" of the hotel.  I know how dirty hotel carpets are, even if they look clean.  I really appreciate the wooden floors.  Wood is warm to me.  Bed on posts without a useless skirt, to me, is hygienic.  I appreciate this style and only wished more hotels would adopt it.

    29/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0