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Hotel Elysee

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60 E. 54th St., New York, NY 10022 40.760099 -73.973242
nr. Madison Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-753-1066 | 800-535-9733 | Fax: 212-980-9278 Send to Phone

  • Price Range: Expensive, Very Expensive
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  • Type of Hotel: Historic New York, Luxury Hotel
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Sample Room Rates

Deluxe, $229-$439; junior suite, $339-$549; suite, $389-$599; Royal Suite, $775-$1,500

Official Website

elyseehotel.com

Nearby Subway Stops

E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.; 6 at 51st St.

Parking

  • Valet Parking
  • Nearby Parking Lots - Validated

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

  • Babysitting
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fax Services
  • Gym Passes
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hotel Bar/Lounge
  • Hotel Restaurant
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Room Service
  • WiFi Service

Room Amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchenette
  • Meeting/Conference Rooms
  • Minibar
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • TV
  • VCR
  • WiFi service

Profile

The renovated Hotel Elysée has been a part of the New York Scene since its completion in 1926; old-school luminaries like Marlon Brando and Ava Gardner were known to flit about its rooms during their downtime. Tennessee Williams even moved in, living at the hotel for 15 years before dying here in 1983. The hotel conveys both upscale elegance and old-world charm, with a modern black-and-white marble floor and mahogany walls in the lobby that somehow complement the French provincial furnishings of the 100 guest rooms. All suites boast high-speed Internet access and some even feature solariums. If you've got the cash, the one and only Royal Suite—dubbed the Steinway—features a living room and, you guessed it, a baby grand piano. The Elysée's Club Room offers free wine and hors d'oeuvres on weeknights. Then there's the famous Monkey Bar, an upscale watering hole and eatery covered in all things simian. It used to be a pit stop for celebrities in the '40s who, according to legend, would have their chauffeurs drop them off for a nightcap. That probably explains why, amid the monkey décor, there are blown-up black and whites of bygone stars.

Pros

Free booze on weeknights.

Cons
These days, chances of a celebrity sighting are slim.

Claim to Fame
The Monkey Bar; the final home of Tennessee Williams.

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