The Peninsula New York

700 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY 10019 [See Map]
#2 in Best New York City Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 591 reviews
Property Type Hotel with 239 rooms, 23 floors
Primary View(s) City center, Neighborhood
Style Traditional, Opulent
Best For Business travelers, Families

U.S. News Review

Midtown Manhattan's golden Peninsula calls itself a "cocoon of peace and quiet" amid the fray on Fifth Avenue. And recent travelers agree, though they contend that it's an expensive cocoon. Highlights include free Internet (a rarity in New York City), the rooftop terrace Salon de Ning (which offers stunning city views) and a highly acclaimed spa and health club. But that's not all this ultra-luxurious hotel has going for it. Previous visitors cite the top-notch service, spectacular vistas and enviable location (just steps away from Central Park and Rockefeller Center) as equally compelling reasons to return. Travelers describe the property as elegant and serene, praising the hotel's calming color palette and extra touches found in each of the accommodations, such as stocked minibars, marble baths, cozy robes and slippers, and sleek flat-screen TVs. Recent visitors also compliment the delectable dishes and sophisticated atmosphere at the hotel's dining establishments, the Clement and The Gotham Lounge.

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Critic Reviews

Condé Nast Traveler

“Overlooking some of the most prestigious hops on 5th Avenue, the hotel is a 23-storey 1905 landmark that boasts original Beaux Arts architectural features.”


“The 239-room Peninsula has small TVs in the standard rooms, but the indoor pool, superb gym (free workout gear, organic teas, and a sauna and steam room), widely praised spa and salon, and in-room fax machines make it a fine choice for a quiet, classically luxurious hotel.”

Travel + Leisure

“Of the same vintage as the neighboring St. Regis (both hotels were built between 1904 and 1905), the Peninsula has retained its decorative Beaux-Arts façade — but inside, old-world grandeur meets streamlined modernity.”
Award: Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015


“The hotel's unique Peninsula Academy takes personalized service to new heights, creating planned cultural activities based on guest preferences (if you'd like a Fifth Avenue walking tour or private breakfast at Van Cleef & Arpels, just ask).”
Award: Fodor's Choice


“One of the main reasons to stay at The Peninsula New York is the deluxe amenities. Rooms come outfitted with a fully stocked desk, which is easy and convenient if you are in town on business.”
Award: Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards 2014

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Frommer's Exceptional

Guest Rooms

In a soothing color palette of taupe, gray and gold, standard superior rooms at the Peninsula New York overlook the courtyard for a quiet escape from the bustle of Fifth Avenue.

  • Some superior rooms also connect to a Junior Executive Suite
  • Rooms feature a stocked executive desk with a fax/scanner/copier, office supplies and complimentary Internet
  • Marble baths and Oscar de la Renta bath amenities

Standard room size:

370 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 591 guests have reviewed the The Peninsula New York, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 591 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Located in the heart of midtown on Fifth Avenue at 55th Street, the Peninsula New York is steps away from exclusive shopping and an easy walk to many of the city's most popular attractions, museums, restaurants and performance venues.

  • Near Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.
  • Within walking distance of Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Broadway and the Museum of Modern Art
  • Complimentary Peninsula BMW house car available upon request
  • 24-hour valet parking ($65)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping


The Peninsula New York's fine dining restaurant, Clement, serves contemporary American cuisine, while the Bar at Clement offers Asian-inspired small plates. The Gotham Lounge in the lobby also serves breakfast and afternoon tea.

  • Clement is known for its regionally sourced cuisine
  • The Bar at Clement has a large wine list
  • The rooftop bar, Salon de Ning, offers stunning city views and is open year-round

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

Asian, American
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


The 45-foot glass-enclosed lap pool is open year-round and is adjacent to a large sun terrace with panoramic views of the city.

  • Attendants are on hand with sunblock, water and chilled towels on the 2,700-square-foot sun terrace
  • Complimentary aqua aerobics classes

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Peninsula Spa features Asian, Ayurvedic and European treatments and is known for its signature facials by French luxury skincare line Biologique Recherche.

  • 10 treatment rooms, nail care suite and private men's and women's relaxation lounges
  • Full line of hair and makeup at VU Hair Salon
  • In-room services available

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Amenities for children at The Peninsula New York can be customized in advance according to their preferences, and include in-room entertainment, welcome gifts and snacks.

  • PlayStation and other games available for in-room use
  • Welcome gifts include the hotel's Peter Bear mascot
  • The Peninsula Academy offers programs for children like Kids in the Kitchen
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The fitness center is located on the 22nd floor of the Peninsula New York with spectacular city views, a wide variety of cardio and strength training equipment and complimentary classes daily.

  • Classes include spinning, aqua aerobics, yoga, Zumba, Pilates and circuit training
  • Hot tub, steam room and sauna available
  • iPod docking stations on cardio equipment
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


The Peninsula New York offers a business center, several function rooms with a residential feel and an extensive array of meeting services and amenities, including audiovisual equipment and transportation.

  • 24-hour business center
  • Technology team
  • Professional meeting planners

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The Peninsula New York welcomes four-legged guests, both dogs and cats, up to 60 pounds with no additional fees.

  • Dog bowls and bed in-room (or litter box for feline guests)
  • Must reserve pet-friendly room in advance
  • Central Park nearby for dog walks
  • Pets allowed (free)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting



The Peninsula New York offers all-inclusive wedding planning and both indoor and outdoor venues for ceremonies and receptions.

  • Unique rooftop venue offers impressive views of the city skyline and Central Park
  • Only one wedding per day allows for exclusivity and personal attention
  • Personal bridal shopping with Julie Sabatino, founder of The Stylish Bride

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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The Peninsula New York

700 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY 10019 [See Full Map]