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New York Marriott East Side

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525 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10017 40.755469 -73.973047
nr. 49th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-755-4000 | 800-242-8684 | Fax: 212-751-3440 Send to Phone

  • Price Range: Moderate, Expensive
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  • Type of Hotel: Good for Business Travelers, Historic New York

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Sample Room Rates

Singles and doubles, $199-$549; junior suites, $459-$750

Official Website

marriott.com

Nearby Subway Stops

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

Parking

  • Valet Parking
  • Nearby Parking Lots - Validated

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Express Checkout
  • Fax Services
  • Gym
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hotel Bar/Lounge
  • Hotel Restaurant
  • Hotel Shops
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi Service

Room Amenities

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

Profile

Built by Jackie O’s grandfather and opened in 1924 as the Shelton Towers, this 35-story, 646-room hotel may now be a Marriott, but it retains a decidedly historic feel. Gargoyles adorn the detailed exterior and the main floor’s oak paneling, marble floors, and lounge seem more suited to a private club than a hotel lobby. The rooms themselves are also old-fashioned, though complemented by a full set of contemporary amenities. Guests have access to all that the elegant East Midtown neighborhood has to offer.

Pros

Ritzy midtown location.

Cons
Constant traffic along Lexington Avenue can create valet service hold ups.

Claim to Fame
The Marriott East Side was once home to painter Georgia O'Keefe and photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Harry Houdini performed one of his great escape acts in the now-closed basement pool.

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