Superior, $339-$529; deluxe, $369-$559; executive king, $399-$609; suite, $825-$1,150
B, D, F, V at 42nd St.-Bryant Park; 7 at Fifth Ave./Bryant Park; 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S, W at Times Sq.-42nd St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Guests thinking to find American-Indian décor at The Iroquois Hotel will be disappointed. Instead, expect European opulence and comfort at this luxury establishment, located on a hotel-laden block in Midtown. Visitors enter an impressive marble floor lobby furnished with a distinctive grandfather clock; just off to the side is a wood-paneled study, complete with high-speed computer and printer, not to mention stacks of leather-bound classics from Dickens, Chekhov, Twain and Steinbeck. Rooms are small, yes, but come with Italian-marble bathrooms, Frette linens and bathrobes, dual-line telephones, Bose radios and iHome systems in each room. Begin the day with a breakfast at the famous Triomphe, then hit the fitness center and Finnish sauna before taking on the day. Or, sleep in and exercise later: the fitness center is open 24-hours.Pros
With only 114 available rooms, the staff is able to pay extra attention to their guests, resulting in efficient service all around.
The initial list price for rooms seems a little high considering the nearby options. Keep checking the hotel website for significant discounts.