Superior, $995; deluxe, $1,045; grand deluxe, $1,095; Astor suite, $1,500; deluxe suite, $1,800; Madison suite, $2,100; St. Regis suite, $2,400; Fifth Ave. suite, $2,750; grand suite, $2,950; designer suite, $5,500; Bottega Veneta suite, $6,500; imperial suite, $7,500; governor's suite, $8,500; presidential suite, $15,000
E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.; N, Q, R at Fifth Ave.-59th St.; F at 57th St.
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This historical Beaux-Arts landmark has been serving the privileged since 1904, and thanks to a $100 million restoration in 2006, the Midtown gem continues to impress. Built by Col. John Jacob Astor IV of ill-fated Titanic fame, the St. Regis’s 237 guest rooms and suites feature Louis XVI furniture, crystal chandeliers, soaring ceilings, marble baths and silk-covered walls. Need more? For a whopping $15,000 or more a night, the Presidential Suite comes with a dining room for eight, fully-equipped kitchen, library, three bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms. Each floor has 24-hour butler service to tend to a guest’s every whim—including, even to unpack the suitcases. The legendary King Cole Bar and Lounge is home to Maxfield Parrish's famed 1906 mural of Old King Cole, and claims to be the birthplace of the Bloody Mary. Every inch of the property screams opulence—down to the mini chandeliers in each of the stalls on the first floor men's room.Pros
A great location, top-notch service and the thrill of staying in an old-school landmark.
Messy guests—or parents of messy kids—need to step carefully: The walls are lined with silk.