Peninsula New York, An Old Lady in the Heart of Manhattan

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Welcome to The Peninsula New York, an iconic five-star hotel that serves as a gateway to a world of unparalleled luxury and refined elegance in the heart of Manhattan. With its classical opulence, impeccable service and prime location, The Peninsula New York has become synonymous with excellence. And guess what, my partner and I had the pleasure to stay there a few days… Here is my review.

In this comprehensive review, I will explore the features, exceptional offerings, and the captivating atmosphere of The Peninsula New York. Like many other outstanding Peninsula places in the world I has the chance to visit in the past.

Prime Location and Accessibility

Nestled in the vibrant Midtown Manhattan, The Peninsula New York boasts a prime location. Indeed, it is located near the city’s most renowned attractions: Fifth Avenue, Central Park and the legendary Rockefeller Center.

Fifth Avenue, New York
Fifth Avenue, New York

With convenient access to major transportation hubs like Grand Central Terminal, exploring the city’s cultural landmarks and engaging in world-class shopping becomes effortless and convenient.

Luxurious Accommodations

Immerse yourself in a world of classical luxury, with meticulously designed guest room or suite at The Peninsula New York. We stayed in a Superior Room, around 35 sqm, which was using same design as we could have seen at Peninsula Bangkok. Each space is a sanctuary of sophistication, featuring beautiful furnishings and awe-inspiring views of the dynamic cityscape – but ask for a room with nice view.

Superior Room - Picture by Peninsula New York
Superior Room

Whether you choose a room or an expansive suite, every detail is crafted to ensure a memorable stay. The design is a bit dated I have to say, but the hotel will soon enter in a renovation mode.

Culinary Delights

Embark on an extraordinary culinary journey at The Peninsula New York’s dining establishments. Clement Restaurant, led by a Michelin-starred chef, tantalizes your palate with innovative and seasonally inspired menus. It also showcases the finest locally sourced ingredients.

Clément Restaurant
Clément Restaurant

On the other hand, the Gotham Lounge invites you to indulge in a delightful ambiance while enjoying imaginative libations and exquisite afternoon tea offerings.

A Haven of Relaxation

Escape the frenetic pace of the city and surrender to the tranquility of The Peninsula Spa on its luxurious rooftop. This haven of rejuvenation offers an extensive range of luxurious treatments… Including therapeutic massages, revitalizing facials, and holistic body therapies tailored to meet your individual needs.

Indoor pool
Indoor pool

The serene atmosphere, coupled with the expertise of skilled therapists and the use of premium products, ensures a transformative and rejuvenating experience for your mind, body, and spirit. I particularly enjoyed the gym with its dedicated terrace, overlooking city’s skyscrapers and Fifth Avenue.

Impeccable Service

In this residence, personalized service is at the heart of the guest experience. The highly trained staff anticipates your every need, providing discreet and attentive service to ensure your stay surpasses all expectations.

Rooftop terrace
Rooftop terrace

From the moment you step foot in the hotel, the warm and gracious hospitality of The Peninsula New York’s team elevates your experience, leaving an indelible impression of exceptional service and creating lasting memories. I really enjoyed Front Desk team who carefully handled an issue I had with the shower and offered me a nice compensation to apologize.


Prepare to encounter a great place, impeccable service, and timeless elegance at The Peninsula New York. From its prime location and luxurious accommodations to its exceptional dining options, this hotel offers a great experience to classical style lovers. Whether you’re visiting for business or leisure, The Peninsula New York invites to immerse yourself in a world of refined opulence, where every detail is meticulously designed to create cherished memories in the heart of Manhattan.

After visiting the Peninsula Hong Kong, the Peninsula Paris and The Peninsula Bangkok, I can say this one is a bit older but still up to the level of other properties. And what about the stunning Aman New York? Check it out :)

Stayed in July 2023

The Peninsula New York originally opened in 1905 as the Gotham Hotel and has been renovated the last time in 2021. It is composed of 241 rooms and suites. We stayed in a Superior Room, around 35sqm, which public rate starts at USD 695/night.

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700 Fifth Avenue at 55th Street,
New York City, NY, USA


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