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The Alex

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205 E. 45th St., New York, NY 10017 40.752669 -73.972917
nr. Third Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-867-5100 | Fax: 212-867-7878 Send to Phone

  • Price Range: Expensive, Very Expensive
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  • Type of Hotel: Good for Business Travelers, Luxury Hotel

Sample Room Rates

Deluxe, $195-$459; studio, $259-$599; one-bedroom suite, $495-$699; executive one-bedroom, $595-$799; two-bedroom suite, $795-$999; penthouse suite, $3,000

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Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.


  • Valet Parking

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

  • Babysitting
  • Cellphone Rental
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Express Checkout
  • Fax Services
  • Gym
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hotel Bar/Lounge
  • Hotel Restaurant
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • Pets Allowed
  • Room Service
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi Service

Room Amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • DVD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchenette
  • Meeting/Conference Rooms
  • Minibar
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • TV
  • Video Games


Nestled amid the soaring skyscrapers and bustle of Midtown, this 33-story luxury hotel exudes minimalist chic and calm. Contemporary Zen-like accommodations—courtesy of über-designer David Rockwell—are coupled with a retro-mod cocktail lounge and Riingo, chef Marcus Samuelsson’s two-star Japanese-American restaurant. The guestrooms and suites are refreshingly simple: Chocolate-colored drapes dress large windows and mossy green pillows accent comfy triple-sheeted beds. Small touches like candles and orchid-stone arrangements add to the meditative mood. High-tech amenities (flat-screen TVs, CD/DVD players, and T-1 connections) fit neatly into cabinets with flip-out desktops. The limestone bathrooms are not large, but the rain showers, Frette towels, and Frederic Fekkai toiletries will leave guests feeling pampered. For extended stays, some stylish suites come with private terraces, extra closet space, and designer kitchens boasting Poggenpohl cabinets and state-of-the-art appliances. Do note: The view of the Chrysler building, touted by staff members, is a bit obstructed. And for natural lighting, be sure to request a room facing the street.


Sleek design, the latest amenities, and a happening restaurant/bar scene meant to impress.

Though upscale, it lacks the charm and history of older, grander hotels in the vicinity.