Deluxe, $299-$359; superior, $399-$609; business executive, $459-$599; Berkshire suite, $629-$699; Madison suite, $799-$859
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American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The 21-story Omni Berkshire Place is a traditional luxury hotel owned and managed by the nationwide corporation, Omni Hotels. Suited bellhops greet guests at the door and welcome them into a comfortable atrium lounge dubbed "the living room." The 396 guest rooms are decorated tastefully with either king-size or two double beds and stately armoires that hold irons, extra pillows, and TVs with Web access. Mini-bar areas, stuffed with goodies like Dean & DeLuca chocolate bars and Terra chips, are also equipped with fax machines and safes. The posh suites boast seriously spacious living rooms with grand drapery and plasma TVs, as well as double granite bathrooms with deep tubs and glass showers. Demure maids—that carry supplies in hand-held containers instead of bulky push-carts—keep rooms polished and pristine, while 24-hour room service is provided by the in-house American-fare restaurant Fireside . As if all of this wasn’t enough to keep you happy, there's also a 17th-floor sundeck and fitness center that looks over the Midtown skyline. Though not a full-fledged convention hotel, the Berkshire does have extensive meeting space for corporate groups, as well as a full-service business center. But don't hesitate to bring your laptop—the entire building has wireless Internet access.Pros
Traditional, elegant, and classy; recently renovated with new amenities and wireless Internet through out.
There are no surprises here—neither historic nor innovative, the upscale accommodations lack imaginative, creative design.
This luxury hotel offers three venues—the Juilliard Ballroom, the Carnegie Salon, and the Atrium—that can accommodate 70 to 120 guests. The wedding-reception menu features an array of Italian and New American standards. From $120 per person.