The Knickerbocker Hotel

6 Times Square 42nd Street and Broadway | New York, NY 10036  [SEE MAP]New York, NY  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Situated in midtown Manhattan and home to two popular restaurants
No on-site pool or spa

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, this historic beaux-arts property is making a comeback. The Knickerbocker Hotel first opened in 1906 and, after years of changes in ownership, remodels to office spaces and closures, the property reopened in February 2015. The hotel's interior was completely renovated but its historic exterior details were kept intact to preserve its National Register of Historic Places and New York City Landmark statuses. Inside, you'll find the guest rooms are outfitted with a minimalist decor. Accommodations come equipped with beds dressed in white linens and down pillows, L-shaped sofas, 55-inch flat-screen TVs and in-room tablets that control lighting and temperature. When it's time for a meal, snag a table at Charlie Palmer at The Knick, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner menus crafted by the renowned chef. The Knickerbocker Hotel is also home to a rooftop lounge and a fitness center. Recent visitors said they were pleased with their New York City stays here, praising everything from the hotel's location (in midtown Manhattan, near the New York Public Library, Times Square and multiple subway stations) to the staff members. What's more, Leaders Club loyalty program members can earn and redeem free nights at this property.

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Location
New York, NY
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 330 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Opulent, Modern, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Solo travelers

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  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2018

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Opened by prominent businessman John Jacob Astor IV (who, not-so-fun-fact, died on the Titanic), The Knickerbocker’s Beaux-Arts design and European luxury quickly made it the place to stay among society’s upper crust. It was even rumored to be the birthplace of the martini and the velvet rope.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 4305 have reviewed the The Knickerbocker Hotel, 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 4305 reviews 4.5 (based on 4305 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Despite The Knickerbocker's historical significance, its rooms are completely modern. Amenities include 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, 55-inch smart TVs and tablets that control room lighting and temperature. Rooms also feature soundproof windows and blackout drapes to drown out the noise of the city. Bathrobes and complimentary bottled water and soft drinks add to guest comfort.
  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi

Standard room size430 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

Location & Parking

Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, the historical The Knickerbocker Hotel is just steps from the hustle and bustle of Times Square and Broadway. The Knickerbocker was originally opened in 1906 by John Jacob Astor IV, who died on the Titanic. The hotel closed in 1921, but it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and designated a New York City landmark in 1988. Despite interior renovations, the hotel's exterior – including its copper lion heads – were preserved.
  • Less than a block south of Times Square - 42nd Street Subway station
  • 24-hour valet parking ($55 to $65)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

The Knickerbocker has two restaurants and a bar on-site. The famous chef Charlie Palmer oversees both Jake’s, which is a coffee shop offering French cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as Charlie Palmer at The Knick, which serves American cuisine throughout the day.
  • Guests can also enjoy a drink at St. Cloud, the rooftop bar

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican, French

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

Kids

The Knickerbocker doesn’t offer any family-specific services, but cribs and rollaway beds are available for $40 per night.
    • Kids club
    • Cribs
    • High chairs

    Fitness

    The Knickerbocker Hotel features a modest 24-hour fitness center with basic cardio and strength-training equipment, as well as free weights.
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
      • Bicycles
      • Tennis
      • Guided runs
      • Paddle boats
      • Motor boats

      Business

      The Knickerbocker has meeting facilities that can accommodate up to 250 guests. Spaces include The Salon, as well as all three of the on-site dining venues, including the 7,800-square-foot rooftop bar, St. Cloud.
      • On-site support is available for events

      Number of meeting rooms2

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

      Pets

      Pets that weigh up to 20 pounds are allowed at The Knickerbocker for a fee of $200 per stay. Additional services may be arranged through the concierge.
        • Pets allowed (with fee)
        • Dog walking
        • Pet-sitting

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