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The Bryant Park Hotel

40 West 40th Street | New York, NY 10018 [See Map]
#32 in Best New York City Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
Property Type Boutique hotel with 128 rooms, 25 floors
Primary View(s) City center
Style Modern
Best For Business travelers, Couples, Solo travelers
AMENITIES Room Service, Internet Access, Dining See all amenities

U.S. News Review

This hip boutique hotel is located — can you guess? — right on Bryant Park, and it's custom-made for the fashionable set, the see-and-be-seen crowd. Occupying the former American Radiator Building, the hotel accommodations are spacious (for Manhattan), and accented with eye-catching magentas, along with ultra-luxurious amenities, such as Bose sound systems, Molton Brown bath products, refreshment centers and sleek flat-screen TVs. But what recent guests really appreciate is the plush bedding and the hotel's proximity to major attractions such as Rockefeller Center and Fifth Avenue. Another crowd-pleaser: Koi Restaurant, which serves up stylish Japanese-California fusion cuisine. Fashionable city-dwellers also frequent the hotel's Cellar Bar, a popular après-work watering hole, located on the the Bryant Park Hotel's basement level.

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Critic Reviews

National Geographic Travel

“At the Bryant Park Hotel, a boutique luxury property across from the New York Public Library, the art and the decor are sparse, but walk downstairs and you’ll see something that sets it apart from the rest in a decisive way: a movie theater. And not just any movie theater, but a Real 3D screening room.”

Lonely Planet

“Looming to the south of cosmopolitan Bryant Park, this modish ... hotel (complete with red-leather elevator) dishes out bare-bone minimalist rooms, most with huge views and full-size soaking tubs, and all with high-tech sound system, flatscreen TV, travertine bathroom and cashmere blanket.”

Travel + Leisure

“Inside the year-old Bryant Park lurks a sophisticated subterranean cavern [Cellar Bar] that fuses Gothic and post-mod touches: vaulted ceilings of creamy white tiles; wrought-iron chandeliers; a bar bathed in a shifting, sci-fi rainbow of light. Candles illuminate sexy goings-on that could only transpire underground.”

Oyster.com

“Between the black-clad doormen wearing earpieces, the padded red-leather walls and red-lacquer counters, and the soft techno music playing at all times, it's clear from the start that the Bryant Park Hotel is meant to be a hip place. The hotel's proximity to both the Garment District and the Condé Nast building makes it a popular choice for fashion industry jet-setters — but not families.”

New York Magazine

“The pricey 128-room luxury boutique, housed in the historic American Radiator Building, provides extras that keep guests like Leonardo DiCaprio coming back for more.”

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 1207 guests have reviewed the The Bryant Park Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.5 (based on 1207 reviews)

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Amenities

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

Location & Parking

The hotel is in the heart of midtown Manhattan, across the street from the New York Public Library and the Bryant Park green space. The hotel's central location makes it easy to hop on just about any subway line, and it’s a close walk to most major tourist attractions. Bryant Park across the street hosts a summer movie series and a winter skating rink

  • Nightlife and dining options are limited near the hotel
  • Short walking distance to multiple subway lines, Grand Central Station and Times Square
  • Complimentary valet parking in an off-site lot on weekends; you’ll pay $46 for 24-hour parking during the week
  • 24-hour valet parking ($46)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($22)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

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

Guest Rooms

Raised beds and bathroom vanities with bare white walls give Bryant Parks deluxe rooms and suites an airy, minimalist feel, while light hardwood floors with deep purple and navy leather accents keep it mature. Cashmere blankets and goose-down comforters, 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and sound therapy machines round out every room.

  • Travertine beige marble bathrooms; most are showers only, some junior suites have tubs
  • Nine suites have terraces and other rooms have views of Bryant Park or the Empire State Building (north or southeast on higher floors)
  • Suites only offer one bed per room

Standard room size:

300 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

Dining

The Bryant Park Hotel features Michelin-starred LA-based Koi Restaurant, serving Japanese-Californian fusion food as well as cocktails amid bamboo and modern accents like a giant latticed wall. Reservations are recommended. Cellar Bar is the hotel’s popular basement vaulted tavern with a distinctly gothic feel; a small (five options) tapas menu is available, but the focus is on wine and cocktails.

  • Open for dinner and lunch (weekdays only); lunch Monday to Friday 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; dinner Monday through Thursday 5:30 to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday till 11:30 p.m.; Sunday dinner 6 to 10 p.m.
  • American and continental breakfast favorites like pancakes, French toast and omelets are served for hotel guests at Koi (from $15)
  • 24-hour room service from Koi

Number of restaurants:

2

Cuisine types:

Asian, American

Awards:

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

Pool

Spa

Kids

This hip hotel clearly markets toward a non-family clientele. Leather room accents and a "sexy" basement bar as well as certain amenities (ahem, an adult pleasure chest) may make kids feel uncomfortable.

  • No kids menu at Koi

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The Bryant Park Hotel has a small carpeted and mirrored 24-hour fitness center. Available for use are an elliptical, treadmills, stationary bikes, weight training equipment like leg extension and curl machines, a pull down bar and dumb bells.

  • Three LCD TVs
  • The concierge can arrange guided runs or personal training sessions
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs (with fee)
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The hotel is a popular meeting place for film and fashion industry meetings in part due to their 62-seat Private realD 3-D Screening Room (Martin Scorsese and Wes Anderson have screened films here for the press). There is also a boardroom, a terraced loft and an unterraced loft (1,100 square feet each) for meeting or event use — loft space is often used for industry receptions and the occasional sample sale.

  • Screening room has full A/V, Wi-Fi and food and beverage catering
  • The screening room books fast, so be sure to call far in advance for rental inquiries
  • No formal business center for hotel guest use

Number of meeting rooms:

4
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Golf

Wedding

The Bryant Park hotel occasionally hosts weddings, though there are no dedicated wedding planners available (events staff helps with details). The top two floors of the hotel host loft spaces that can hold up to 70 people. One loft has an outdoor terrace overlooking Bryant Park, and the gothic Cellar Bar can hold 250 guests for a non-traditional cocktail reception.

  • The hotel mainly reserves blocks of rooms for bridal parties
  • Bryant Park across the street is a popular venue for weddings and photos
  • Be sure to check with the NYC Parks department for Bryant Park wedding details, permits and restrictions

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

250
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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The Bryant Park Hotel

40 West 40th Street | New York, NY 10018 [See Full Map]