Guest room, $199-$585; studio, $209-$645; one-bedroom suite, $229-$645; executive suite, $249-$705; executive plus, $259-$730; two-bedroom duplex, $389-$945; three-bedroom duplex, $439-$945; Madison, ambassador and empire suites, $279-$770; two-bedroom suite, $499-$895; luxury one-bedroom suite, $299-$780; Chrysler Suite, $349-$885; Diplomat Suite, $499-$939
B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center
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The Kimberly manages to pull off both classic and breezy. Persian rugs and chandeliers decorate the marble lobby; rooms are furnished in French provincial and English countryside styles. Suites featuring one or two bedrooms, a living room and kitchenette, attract families as well as extended-stay business people and a sprinkling of celebrities and diplomats. South-facing rooms on the upper floors have a view of the Chrysler Building, and most rooms have either a step-out or full balcony. The hotel’s restaurant Ferro's adds some contemporary Italian flavor, and its adjoining nightclub Nikki Midtown, which claims a following among the upwardly mobile set, mixes bottle service and dancing. Guests 18 and older receive free use of the New York Health & Racquet Club, whose facilities include a swimming pool, whirlpool and indoor golf. They can also easily satisfy a shopping and art craving in one outing, since Fifth Avenue's boutiques and the Museum of Modern Art are only a short walk away.Pros
The in-room kitchens, dining and drinking options, and midtown location offer plenty of ease for busy travelers.
The East Midtown neighborhood is not exactly known for its nightlife.