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The William in New York, NY

The William in New York, NY

Specialties

Officially unveiled in the fall of 2013, The William is a modern extended stay hotel located near Bryant Park in Manhattan. Stay for a month or more and be immersed in a lifestyle localized in culture, yet tailored in service. Thoughtfully crafted for our discerning clientele, The William features thirty-three guest suites that leave no detail unexplored. The atmosphere is crisp and modern to match our guests' sophisticated sensibilities. Our Culture Curators will guide you as you live, work and play like a local. Come and experience the highest standard of comfort, design and technology at The William.

Exclusively in New York City.

The William aims to redefine the extended stay guest experience through a localized and authentic approach inspired by the most advanced service, design and technology.

History

Established in 2013.

Located at 24 East 39th Street between Park and Madison Avenues, The William is centrally situated in Manhattan. Standing at the intersection of New York's cultural and business communities, The William is within blocks of Grand Central Station, the United Nations, Times Square, five-star culinary destinations and some of the most prestigious corporate headquarters in the world.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 4.41

Address: 24 E 39th St, New York, NY, 10016
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Comments (17):

1. Walt F.
visited from las vegas. absolutely loved the place.  something fresh and new in NY is a tough accomplishment and these guys did it.  beautiful room and killer amenity package.  every employee I met made me feel special and went above and beyond to make my stay unique.   drinks at shakespears were amazing.  the bartender, chris, was a hoot.  will definitely stay there again and again when I'm back in town.

02/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. P L.
Very pretentious restaurant inside the hotel. I went there for dinner with a friend and while it is very nicely decorate, the server was rude and cold, the food was so-so and definitely not worth the price. Our server said that he  could only put our whole order in and not add anything to it- very bizarre. When we  were ready to leave he just took our bill book and that was it- no goodbye, thank you or anything. For a place that is trying too hard to be fancy the service was not good and it is just that...trying too hard.

13/04/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
3. Guylene D.
LOVED The William!!!  It's location can't be beat. Minutes from Grand Central Station, Bryant Park, and lots of great restaurants and bars. Our room was spacious and decorated in a fun modern style. My wife and son joined me for a week long business trip to New York and The William made the week feel like I was working from home. The staff was professional, courteous and  extremely accomodating.  Their "Cultural Curator" arranged daytime excursions for my wife and son, and the neighborhood was beautiful and safe for them to walk around. The hotel provided all of the necessary assistance to make my work time at the property productive and they were first class. We really loved the convenience of the kitchenette and Nespresso coffee machine. The William felt like a second home and we will definitely be back.

05/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. R N.
Was pleasantly surprised when I booked a mystery hotel through Jetsetter for one evening in NY and it ended up being this one.  Cute, boutique hotel with a convenient location.  Staff is very helpful, rooms are what you'd expect for NYC but has plenty of amenities.  Good restaurants/pubs on site - would recommend the scotch eggs and homemade ricotta from the pub in the basement (the Shakespeare).  Will likely visit, again.

21/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. Lizzy B.
I stayed at the William this past weekend and my experience was unlike any hotel / apartment experience I've ever had. As soon as you enter the space, you are completely drawn in, sparking curiosity as to what lies upstairs. I knew from the second I walked in that this was something special.

The people at the front desk are warm, friendly and helpful, and took the time to carefully explain each unique feature (Nespresso machines, showers, etc). They also gave me a personalized "passport" with useful information about the area, including restaurant recommendations, which was helpful since my friends and I always have trouble brainstorming.

The rooms are breathtaking both from far out and close up. The bold colors provide light and excitement, without being overwhelming (a delicate balance to strike!). Kitchens have everything you need as well. Not to mention- Possibly the best beds  I've ever slept in (and I'm currently considering buying one for my own home, or at least the pillows ; ) )

The bar downstairs is lively, comfortable and casual...It also features a great menu.

Would highly recommend this to anyone looking to be inspired by their stay in NYC.

06/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Kate W.
We used jet setter to find this gem and will definitely be coming back!  The upgraded rooms were very cute and even offer Apple TV. The staff was attentive and provided us with local restaurant suggestions.

04/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
7. Knapweed L.
Beautiful design, great location, spacious room with terrace, high-end products (nespresso machine, l'occitane baths, apple tv), friendly people!

21/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Mitch C.
This is the first time i've felt the urge to write a review. Stunning design, the perfect mix of modern meets old world charm. Ample amenities (coffee machine, apple tv, cook top) location! location! location! and above all the staff went above and beyond. My next stay will be at the William without doubt.

11/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Abby K.
Prepare yourself for a guest experience unlike any other; The William is a modern extended stay hotel in class of it's own. Flawless design, superior technology, carefully curated service and outstanding amenities (Nespresso machine, Apple TV, Ipod ready speakers, L'Occitane bath products to name but a few) nestled above two great restaurants/ bars. With Grand Central, Bryant Park, Times Square and premier shopping destinations just a few blocks away, this is a hotel that I would recommend to anyone seeking the pinnacle of luxury guest experiences in New York City!

06/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Deanna T.
The premier extended stay hotel in Manhattan.  The William offers a pied-à-terre lifestyle with the most luxurious hotel services and amenities.  The William offers a chic, sanctuary-style environment with modern conveniences. Within its 33 guest rooms and suites, you will find an oasis of calm amid the hustle and bustle of one of the most exciting cities in the world.

08/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Tim M.
Recently got tipped off about this place from a friend who said it was new.

First off the rooms are huge compared to some of the hotels I have stayed in NYC, it is also much more functional and homely with its décor, Nespresso machines, kitchenettes and Apple TVs among others ...  I've also never slept on a more comfortable bed!  My room came with an amazing balcony and view which I hadn't experienced at the other hotels I have stayed in NYC.

Can't beat the location - right around the corner from central and close to the corporates in mid-town.

The staff were wonderful, responsive and helpful.  The bar man sure knows how to mix a drink also! Don't forget to visit him downstairs - blink and you'll miss it.

It is all the small things when I come to stay at the William, beats staying at a chain. My second time and I will definitely be back for my future visits.

11/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
12. Cynthia M.
Beautiful bar and space with a great vibe. Unfortunately drinks are overpriced and I definitely didn't receive the wine that I had ordered. It is great for late night quiet conversation but since it is a smaller space, I am sure it would be way too congested for the afterwork crowd.

14/09/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
13. Jacqueline K.
Love, love, love this hotel! You would never know it's there unless you're looking for it (my sister walked back and forth for 15 minutes out front). Then you walk in & it looks very quaint with the first bar immediately to the right before the reception desk.  But once you walk in to the elevator hall you will never see such bright colors splashed across hotel floors.  

We lucked out with a double room done up in blue hues.  The beds were amazing, the amount of space we had was out of this world! I'm not a Nespresso fan but I'm sure many would find that to be an added perk.  The kitchennette area was so cute and the closet had ample space with bath robes :)

I think the only negative thing you could say is that if your luggage is heavy it's going to suck carrying it up the stairs into the hotel.  Other than that, I was in heaven.

09/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
14. Amanda L.
Hands down, one of the best NYC hotels my fiance and I have ever stayed in.  Every single thing from booking until checkout was flawless.  Every member of hotel personnel was warm, friendly, caring and helpful.  We arrived, and were greeted by a wonderful girl at the front desk who didn't hesitate when I asked her if an upgrade to a room with a terrace was available.  She was gracious,  immediately checked, and then changed our room to the one we wanted.  She explained our hotel "passport" to us, which contained the Wi-Fi and Apple tv passwords, nearby restaurants, in-house restaurants, etc.  The card keys work the elevator, and activate the power in the room, which was really great for energy conservation.  The hotel itself is gorgeous, the rooms each have bold color schemes, elegant bathrooms done up in grayscale, and the most comfortable beds!  Everything was spotless, and each feature was well-thought out.  The amenities were wonderful, including an umbrella, fluffy bathrobes, floor uplighting, in room safe, L'Occitane bath products, a Nespresso machine, everything you could need, nothing was overlooked.  We had reservations at their location of Raines Law Room, and the cocktails definitely did not disappoint.  We were thrilled with our stay, and can't wait to return!

26/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
15. Dee B.
Firstly, let me begin on applauding the pros of the room. They have a wonderful modern decor in the room my boyfriend and I's stayed in (Penthouse Suite). Wonderful! Very spacious and clean room as well. They provide you with a free wifi password and even have an apple TV in the room that works well with your iPhone. It comes with a kitchen, living room, dining room, walk in shower and two robes alongside two flat screen TVs. I have absolutely no complaints about the room except one; one that managed to ruin my whole experience.... and my finances.

I am 22 years old and always take full responsibility for any of my actions. Unfortunately, that day, I rested my legs onto their living room table. It collapsed literally in seconds. At first, all i could think of is....oh sugar honey ice tea I broke the table. I immediately reported the incident to the front desk where the front desk associate and I both agreed that I would not be getting my incidental fee charge back from when I first checked-in; Which was fine with me. However, after hours of thinking, I thought to myself, how could a table collapse so fast from a minor foot rest? But then I let it go. Once at check-out, she again informed me that I would not be getting my incidental fee back, which was cool, then stated that she would "find the cost of the table" and contact me from there. That was oddly weird due to the fact that I paid the cost of their damage cost, yet they wanted to charge me more? It was also weird because why would I have to wait for you to "find out the price of the table, when all the suite rooms provide the same table? Isn't that something you guys should already have on file? After about 30 mins after leaving, my boyfriend checked his account because he received a text and email from his bank that indicated fraud usage and temporally blocked his account. Once he viewed his account he saw that they charged him on four separate accounts with totals that did not resemble the one they gave us a receipt for. They charged him about 1,000+ on his account for our room that was about 400 dollars. I could not believe that! We let it go due to the fact that we believed it was a mistake and they would surely fix it. BOY WAS I WRONG!! They emailed us the NEXT DAY and told us they took $975 from his account due to the broken table. What left me flabbergasted was that they actually charged us the same day we checked-out and DIDNT EVEN TELL US while we were all face to face but WAITED UNTIL WE LEFT to charge us while they would "find out the cost" and then emailed us the NEXT DAY to inform us about the price they ALREADY took out from his credit card the day before. How unprofessional, rude and a bad way to run business. Another unfortuante factor that occurred is when my boyfriend called to speak to the manager, Alice, she told him this isn't the "first time that table broke". Why keep supplying rooms with low quality tables then? Sounds like a set up to me and it definitely feels like one as well. The room is wonderful but not worth the trickery of this hotel. SPEND YOUR MONEY ELSEWHERE!!!! and if you decide to stay don't touch ANYTHING!! don't even LOOK at anything or it just might BREAK!

24/02/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
16. Jeff C.
Best hotel stay in nyc yet. Most friendly staff and perfect conditions for a great night.

22/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Angella S.
I'm afraid to let this one out my Yelp bag of tricks but I gotta give credit where credit is due, this is one FAB NYC hotel.

If you know me well - hell, if you know me at ALL - you know I'm a shameless service snob.  This on-the-go lady is all about the little things that are the keys to opening my heart, like when the doorman opens the door, says "good morning, good evening" and when the bell hops are right there to offer a helpful hand with my bags. Believe it or not, these teeny tiny acts of courtesy are sadly lost on too many 4+ star hotels.

Well The William had all of that covered.  So whatddya know?! They were off to a 5-star start :)

But what came next was a super surprise.  The hotel is actually pretty freaking cool!  [And you never know with these NYC hotels.  The reviews say one thing, but you get upstairs and it's something completely different.] But yes - it's HIP without that silly "hipster" vibe that I can't stand (Take Hotel Zetta in SF. NOT my cup of tea).  Halls are dimly lit and the walls are dark, but head up to your room and Voila!  A well lit, sparkly clean room with nice amenities and bright blue touches. Nothing too crazy but just a pop of bright. And surprise surprise...my room had been magically upgraded to a deluxe with a full kitchen - what?!  Add that to the fact that the Murray Hill neighborhood is on point and in-house dining options were at my fingertips.  I'm ready to return to NYC in a heartbeat.

The only boo hoo, if I had to say, was that you can practically hear right through the walls. So maybe not the most romantic spot - if you know what I mean :)

29/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0