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The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

35 East 76th Street | New York City, NY 10021 [See Map]
#8 in Best New York City Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
Property Type Hotel with 188 rooms, 35 floors
Primary View(s) City center
Style Modern, Opulent
Best For Business travelers, Couples
AMENITIES Room Service, Internet Access, Dining See all amenities

U.S. News Review

This refined Rosewood property is the epitome of 1930s art deco. Most recent visitors praise this hotel's white-gloved service staff and overall Old World elegance. Overlooking Central Park from its perch on the Upper East Side, The Carlyle shares an address with an eclectic array of high-end galleries and boutiques, not to mention a handful of top-tier restaurants. After you've roamed the streets of Manhattan, you can unwind at The Carlyle Restaurant, a high-end dining establishment renowned for its glamorous clientele and exquisite culinary offerings. For a more lively atmosphere, head to Café Carlyle, where classic cabarets are performed regularly. When you're ready to turn in for the night, relax in your sumptuous accommodations, appointed with luxurious Kiehl's toiletries (a guest favorite), iPod docking stations and fully stocked minibars.

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Critic Reviews

Travel + Leisure

“A haven for presidents and blue bloods since 1930, the Carlyle has a pedigreed past, to say the least; it's easy to imagine Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn bumping into one another at lunch — oh wait, they did.”

Frommer's

“Some quarters have a tremendously chic, modern deco look with such niceties as terraces, Jacuzzi tubs and kitchenettes; while others will be teeny tiny, with a somewhat tired French country décor and not many other amenities.”
Award: Frommer's Exceptional

Fodor's

“Everything about this Upper East Side landmark suggests cultivated refinement: rooms are decorated with fine antique furniture, there are vast views from the higher floors, and white-gloved operators work the elevators 24 hours a day.”
Award: Fodor's Choice

New York Magazine

“Tuxedo-ed men and bejeweled women enjoy fine French cuisine at Carlyle Restaurant; lighter fare in the Turkish-themed Gallery; drinks among the whimsical murals of Bemelman’s Bar; and classic entertainment in the famed Café Carlyle.”

The Telegraph

“The finest location on the Upper East Side, perfectly situated on Madison and 76th — otherwise known as the corner of Wealth and Sophistication.”

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 238 guests have reviewed the The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.5 (based on 238 reviews)

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Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center

Location & Parking

On East 76th Street and Madison Avenue, just one block from Central Park, The Carlyle sits in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Guests can find high-end shopping, dining and the “Museum Mile” (including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Whitney and the Frick), all within walking distance.

  • Subway's 77th Street location (6 train) is the only stop within easy walking distance
  • Fairly removed from many of Manhattan’s prime (non-museum) tourist locations, though accessible by cab
  • LaGuardia Airport is approximately 8 miles away; John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark International Airport are approximately 18 miles away

  • 24-hour valet parking ($59 to $69)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

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

Guest Rooms

Guests can expect luxury apartment-style rooms each with unique character and decorated in vibrant patterns in shades of pale yellow, blue, red or cream with Audubon or Kips' English countryside prints.

  • Kiehl's beauty products in marble bathrooms; many rooms have whirlpool tubs
  • Some suites feature terraces and grand pianos
  • Personal fax machines, DVD players and iPod docking stations

Standard room size:

300 square feet
  • Internet (with fee)
  • 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 Carlyle Restaurant is an English manor house with a supper club vibe where specialties include Dover Sole and Lobster Thermidor. The Gallery serves daily light fare and tea in its Turkish parlor. And the hotel's two famed evening social haunts — Café Carlyle and Bemelman's Bar — bring together drinks, dining and entertainment.

  • The main restaurant is located on the ground floor, serving three meals a day
  • The Café Carlyle seats 90 people, is liveliest in the evenings, and jackets are recommended attire for men
  • Entertainment on offer most nights in Bemelman's gold-leaf capped English-style bar

Number of restaurants:

4

Cuisine types:

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

Pool

Spa

The Sense Spa is outfitted with chandeliers, mosaic tiles and cool colors for a refined and relaxing atmosphere. A Duet Suite allows for couples treatments in addition to a relaxation room and private men's and women's changing and steam rooms. Treatments range from oxygen therapy and massage, to hair and waxing services and anti-aging regimens like microdermabrasion.

  • Most services range from 60 to 90 minutes in duration
  • Guests are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes prior to treatment to enjoy spa's facilities.

Services offered:

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

Kids

The Rose Buds for Children program offers scheduled events, kids menus for in-room or restaurant dining, Primrose skincare products and even kid-sized robes and slippers. Some reviewers say the hotel's "stuffy vibe" might not be the best for families, but if you are traveling with little ones, make advance reservations for needed amenities.

  • Wireless baby monitors, full-size cribs with linens, changing tables, diaper pails and in-room bottle warmers available
  • Babysitting service with professional nannies available
  • In-room baby-proofing service to ensure child safety
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The Carlyle's mirrored, white-walled fitness center is located in the same area as the Sense Spa, and offers a wide range of equipment for guest use.

  • Trainers are available for fitness classes through the concierge
  • The gym features basic Technogym-brand cardio equipment
  • Dumbbells and weight benches available; no resistance weight machines
  • 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 Carlyle is well-equipped to host high-powered conferences in its meeting rooms, foyer or dining areas. Crisp white table linens, artfully shaped water vases and high-back chairs merge the hotel's signature style with boardroom business.

  • The Versailles and Trianon meeting room-style suites can each be divided to host board meetings and business entertainment
  • The Carlyle also offers catering menus and customized meeting planning services
  • No dedicated business center for guests at the hotel, but the front desk can arrange printing, faxing and other needs

Number of meeting rooms:

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

Pets

Pets are welcome for a $75 per pet per night cleaning fee. Call in advance for the Rose Buds program for pets and hotel staff will outfit your room with special doggy treats.

  • Conflicting reports from hotel staff say that the maximum total pets in-room is unlimited, or limited to three. If you plan on traveling with multiple pets, it’s always best to call in advance.
  • Dog beds, bowls and spring water also available
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

Wedding

The Carlyle hosts rehearsal dinners, luncheons and society weddings and receptions (from $195 per person). Classic, traditional and Jewish weddings (with full Kosher catering) are Carlyle specialties. The pet-friendly venue pampers important furry family members and encourages them to join in the ceremonies.

  • The Eternal Bliss package features perks like Champagne and caviar, included accommodation for the bride and groom, discounted room rates and free anniversary stay
  • Wedding hair and makeup available in the Sense salon and spa
  • Hotel has an on-site floral designer, L’Olivier

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

225
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

35 East 76th Street | New York City, NY 10021 [See Full Map]