The Blakely New York

136 West 55th Street, , Bet. 6th & 7th Avenue | New York City, NY 10019 [See Map]
#53 in Best New York City Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 883 reviews
Property Type Boutique hotel with 118 rooms, 17 floors
Primary View(s) City center, Neighborhood
Style Traditional
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples, Solo travelers
AMENITIES Internet Access, Business Center, Dining See all amenities

U.S. News Review

Looking for an intimate stay nestled inside midtown Manhattan's bustling city blocks? Then The Blakely is a good bet. Located on 55th Street, just steps away from high-fashion streets and iconic city landmarks like Rockefeller Center and the Museum of Modern Art, this swanky boutique makes an excellent home base for travelers planning to sightsee. Plus, each of the stylish accommodations comes appointed with oak baseboards, sumptuous down comforters, marble bathrooms, Frette bathrobes and complimentary Wi-Fi access — all much-appreciated amenities, according to recent guests. But previous visitors say that this hotel's best perk of all is its immaculate service, from the courteous hotel concierge to the attentive wait staff at Italian restaurant, Abboccato Italian Kitchen.

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Critic Reviews


“Expect conveniences of home in this boutique Midtown hotel, such as full kitchenettes (sink, mini-fridge, and microwave), free continental breakfast, and free Wi-Fi.”

New York Magazine

“Wood paneling and built-in bookcases bestow the lobby with an old British club feel.”


“Designed to feel like a quaint English library, the Blakely better serves families and low-key couples looking for a comfortable and convenient base to explore the many sights of Midtown West”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Frommer's Highly Recommended

Guest Rooms

Standard rooms at The Blakely start at 310 square feet and come with oak wood furnishings and a full kitchenette, including a microwave, dishware and minifridge complete with drinks available for purchase. Four-poster, king-sized beds have pillow-top mattresses and down comforters.

  • Flat-screen TV with premium channels, DVD player and free in-room Wi-Fi
  • Bathrooms are marble with wooden base sinks and shower/tub combos

Standard room size:

310 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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  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center

Location & Parking

Four blocks south of Central Park, The Blakely Hotel is centrally located in midtown Manhattan just north of many popular attractions. A 10-block walk south down Seventh Avenue leads to Times Square, which is blocks away from other sites, such as the Museum of Modern Art, Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Plaza.

  • Multiple subway lines within a four-block radius
  • A mile southeast to Grand Central Station
  • 24-hour valet parking ($35)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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


The on-site restaurant, Abboccato Italian Kitchen, serves traditional Italian fare and features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking 55th Street. The restaurant also offers family-style dining for up to 18 guests.

  • Abboccato is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Happy Hour is 3 to 5 p.m., six days a week
  • Free continental breakfast for guests

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

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




The hotel does not especially cater to children, but does offer cribs and a room service menu with options that some children might enjoy.

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The Blakely Hotel has a small fitness center with natural lighting and an on-site shower. The gym includes cardio equipment and weight-training machines.

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


The Blakely offers a 17th floor boardroom that can accommodate up to 14 people for a meeting, or up to 30 people for a standing reception. The area can accommodate up to 65 people when combined with the Penthouse Suite. The boardroom includes a private garden terrace, kitchenette, private bath and full conference and audiovisual capabilities.

Number of meeting rooms:

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




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