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The Plaza New York

Fifth Avenue at Central Park South | New York, NY 10019  [SEE MAP]New York, NY  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Iconic New York City luxury hotel with afternoon tea
Pricey nightly room rates and hefty valet parking fee
One of Gotham's landmark hotels, The Plaza has asserted a steadfast place in American culture, appearing in films like "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "Home Alone 2." Even Eloise (of the storybook series) has her own pink-striped suite, designed by Betsey Johnson. But this New York mainstay – an attraction in and of itself – is very much a luxury hotel, complete with white-gloved butlers. Many recent travelers said that staying here is an iconic experience, and the service, suites and even family-friendliness deserve major props. Previous visitors particularly highlight the Rose Club's plush seating and sophisticated ambiance as a must-see while staying here. The elegant Palm Court, Champagne Bar and Plaza Food Hall also earn a nod of approval from recent visitors for their romantic settings and delectable dishes. And as far as bedding down is concerned, guests have only positive things to say about this Fairmont outpost's decadent accommodations, outfitted in Beaux Arts decor, ornate floral motifs and spacious marble bathrooms complete with signature toiletries.
New York, NY
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 282 rooms
Primary View
City center
Traditional, Historic



  • 5.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews


It could be said that no other New York hotel is as synonymous with luxury as the century-old Plaza, or has carved out such a place in 20th-century culture.



This landmark property emphasizes service, with white-glove butlers for each guest room and suite, and in-room portable touch screens for contacting the concierge or just turning down the lights.

Travel + Leisure


The Palm Court's famed stained-glass ceiling was re-created pane-for-pane with the help of New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 3121 have reviewed the The Plaza New York, 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 3121 reviews 4.5 (based on 3121 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Starting at 475 square feet, standard rooms at The Plaza New York are huge by New York City standards – large enough for a seating area, a work desk and king-sized bed. The Plaza rooms are decorated in a regal style with 24-karat gold-plated fixtures and marble tabletops in rooms and bathrooms.
  • Bathrooms have separate shower and tub
  • iPads in all rooms with access to guest services and in-room climate control
  • Wall-mounted flat-screen TV with DVD player and iLuv stereo audio system; in-room Wi-Fi is $14.95 per 24-hours
Nightly resort fee$50

Standard room size475 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

The Plaza is on the edge of midtown Manhattan at the southeast corner of Central Park, but it is still accessible to many attractions. Walk two blocks east to Carnegie Hall or five blocks south to the Museum of Modern Art. The area around the hotel on Fifth Avenue is known for its upscale shopping.
  • About a half-mile south to Rockefeller Plaza and about a mile southwest to Times Square attractions
  • Grand Central Terminal is also a mile south, and there are multiple subway lines within a four-block radius of the hotel
  • About 10 miles east of LaGuardia Airport and 16 miles northwest of John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($95)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

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


The Plaza offers numerous dining options, the most popular being a 32,000-square-foot gourmet buffet at the Plaza Food Hall that includes everything from lobster to frozen yogurt. The Palm Court serves an American breakfast as well as afternoon tea, while the Todd English Food Hall, open for lunch and dinner, offers a wide variety including a raw bar, flatbread pizzas, pasta, tacos and rice dishes.
  • The Rose Club offers pricey cocktails and an epicurean menu; live jazz is performed every Wednesday and Thursday night
  • The Champagne Bar overlooks the Pulitzer Fountain and is the most exclusive dining option at the hotel with a limited food menu and an extensive menu of cocktails, wines and, of course, Champagne

Number of restaurants5

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

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


Guerlain Spa at The Plaza features a full array of spa treatments from wraps and massages to facials and manicures.
  • Waxing is featured at the spa

Services offered:

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


The Plaza offers a variety of amenities and services for kids and their families. There are multiple themed suites that cater to children, like the "Eloise Suite" which comes with Eloise-inspired trinkets and a copy of Eloise at The Plaza. Child-size bathrobes and complimentary amenity kits for babies and toddlers are also available.
  • Babysitting services are available 24 hours a day with a four-hour minimum starting at $40 per hour
  • Kids menus at all on-site dining options; refrigerators available upon request
  • Note that rollaway beds cannot fit into standard rooms; cribs are available
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The Plaza's fitness center includes cardio and strength-training equipment, plus free weights. The concierge can arrange personal training.
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    The hotel has 21,000 square feet of meeting space, including the 4,800-square-foot Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 600 people for a reception, and the 4,680-square-foot Terrace Room that can seat up to 370 people banquet-style. Seven smaller, flexible meeting rooms can be used for meetings and conferences and up to 286 people theater-style. Conference rooms also feature wireless services and state-of-the-art conferencing equipment.
    • Many of the original meeting spaces have received historic landmark status
    • Staff on-site to assist with planning and catering needs

    Number of meeting rooms7

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


    The Plaza allows dogs up to 25 pounds for a one-time, nonrefundable $250 fee. Guests must sign a waiver and pay for any damage that is caused by the pet.
    • Pets cannot be left unattended in rooms
    • The hotel's Canine Companions Package offers a bowl for food and water and a dog bed
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting


    The Plaza is well-known as the premium wedding venue in New York City. The hotel can accommodate weddings with up to 500 guests and receptions with up to 600. Ceremonies typically take place in the Terrace Room with receptions in the Grand Ballroom.
    • Separate planning company that's exclusive to The Plaza, CPS Events, handles wedding details
    • Extensive catering menu (starting at $50 per person) and on-site audiovisual team
    • One of the most expensive wedding venues in the city

    Maximum wedding guest capacity600

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

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