InterContinental New York Barclay

111 E 48th St | New York, NY 10017  [SEE MAP]New York, NY  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Guest rooms are spacious and tastefully appointed
Some guests wished their rooms were more spacious
Originally opened in 1926 as one of four hotels built during the expansion of Grand Central Terminal, the InterContinental New York Barclay reopened its doors in April 2016 after undergoing an extensive two-year restoration. Now, this historical InterContinental property (which once welcomed notable guests like Perle Mesta and Ernest Hemingway) combines traditional Federalist decor and local 1920s-inspired artwork with modern touches like bold accent colors and a fully equipped fitness center. All of the hotel's 733 guest rooms and suites come with custom Anichini bedding, flat-screen TVs and subway tiled-bathrooms, while the upgraded Presidential Suite offers additional perks like a private fitness center, a baby grand piano and a library office. Most former guests appreciated their rooms' decor and amount of space, though some bemoaned poor water pressure in the showers. No matter which accommodation you choose, you'll enjoy access to The Gin Parlour (where 80-plus premium gins are served alongside international dishes made with sustainable, organic ingredients), a business center and 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Plus, travelers who pay an additional daily fee (which ranges from $80 to $120) can access the Club InterContinental, a lobby lounge that offers free Wi-Fi access, personalized reception services and complimentary breakfast, among other amenities. Keep in mind that IHG Rewards Club members can also earn or redeem points when staying here.
New York, NY
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 733 rooms
Primary View
City center
Traditional, Historic



  • 4.5Hotel Class


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Designed by New York Central Railroad in the early 1920s (and funded by the Vanderbilt family), the 15-story InterContinental Barclay is in many ways a classic American-style hotel (though its parent company, IHG, hails from across the pond).

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2477 have reviewed the InterContinental New York Barclay, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2477 reviews 4.5 (based on 2477 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The hotel boasts 733 guest rooms and suites, all of which were renovated in 2016. While steeped in history, this hotel boasts many modern amenities, including Anichini bedding, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, digital readers, bathrobes and bathrooms with dual showerheads.
    Nightly resort fee$34.43

    Standard room size250 square feet

    • Premium channels
    • Workspace/desk
    • Minifridge
    • Bathrobes/slippers
    • Minibar
    • Shower/tub combo
    • Separate shower
    • Separate tub
    • Internet
    • Wireless internet
    • Free internet
    • Fee for internet usage
    • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
    • Adjoining rooms available

    Location & Parking

    InterContinental New York Barclay's midtown East location, close to several Fortune 500 companies, makes this a popular mid-range choice for business travelers. But, it's close enough to major attractions – a five block walk to Times Square, for example – to attract an equal amount of leisure travelers.
    • The shops on Lexington and Fifth Avenues are just around the corner
    • Central Park is just under a mile to the north
    • About a half-mile walk to Grand Central Station and multiple subway lines
    • About 10 miles from LaGuardia Airport and 15 miles from John F. Kennedy International Airport
    • 24-hour valet parking ($70 to $80)
    • 24-hour self-parking
    • Airport shuttle
    • Car service

    Within walking distance of:

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


    At The Gin Parlor you'll find international cuisine sourced from local and sustainable ingredients. Menu highlights include braised beef short ribs, sea scallops and New York cheesecake. It's also an ideal place to sip on a cocktail, as the bar boasts more than 80 varieties of premium gins. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the bar stays open nightly until 1 a.m.
    • Room service is available from 6:30 a.m. to midnight

    Number of restaurants1

    Cuisine TypesAmerican, French

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


    The hotel is just a short walk to Times Square, FAO Schwarz and the American Girl Place.
      • Kids Club
      • Free Kids Club
      • Fee for Kids Club
      • Cribs
      • High Chairs


      The 24-hour fitness center is equipped with weights, strength-training machines and a variety of cardio machines, including treadmills and ellipticals.
        • Weight equipment
        • Cardio equipment
        • Yoga mats
        • Free fitness classes
        • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


        The hotel has long been a popular corporate and social meeting space with its 15,000 square feet of event space, including five breakout rooms. Event staff can help with booking, staging, audiovisual equipment and catering services.
        • There is a 24-hour business center

        Number of meeting rooms16

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


        One pet per room is allowed to stay at this hotel, and all guests must register their dog with the front desk upon check-in. There is a $250 nonrefundable deposit for anyone who brings a pet.
        • There is a 25-pound weight limit
        • Pets allowed (with fee)
        • Dog walking
        • Pet-sitting


        Redesigned in 2016 to highlight its 1920s-style glamour, the ballrooms and dramatic staircases at this hotel are ideal for lavish weddings. The Grand Ballroom can host up to 500 guests for receptions and 450 guests for seated dinners, and the Empire Ballroom can host up to 350 guests for receptions and up to 280 guests for seated dinners.
        • An on-site planning is available to help with all the details

        Maximum wedding guest capacity500

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

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