A storied past meets modern luxury at the Mansfield Hotel, a Beaux Arts beauty located on Midtown Manhattan's prestigious Club Row. Built in 1903 and richly restored, this 4-star boutique hotel is less than a 10-minute stroll from dozens of Broadway theaters. Or walk just 5 minutes to Grand Central Terminal--this masterpiece of Beaux Arts architecture features a soaring celestial ceiling, a fantastic variety of dining options, and, of course, trains to take you around the city and beyond. Buy a loaf of freshly baked bread, a wedge of cheese, and a cupcake from the purveyors on the main-level Grand Central Market, and stroll just a few more blocks to Bryant Park for an only-in-New-York picnic. At dinnertime, you'll find top-rated restaurants like db Bistro Moderne and Kellari Taverna on the same block as the Mansfield.
Prefer to dine in the comfort of your guestroom? Room service is available 24 hours a day. Evenings, you can sip a cocktail in the M Bar, where a domed skylight, mahogany bookshelves, and live music several nights a week set the mood for a romantic interlude. Or sip a complimentary cappuccino or espresso by the fireplace in the Club Room, where you'll find chess sets, cribbage boards, and an abundance of character from the room's previous life as the hotel's parlor. Challenge your companion to a friendly game--winner buys the next round!
Or challenge yourself to a healthy workout in the 24-fitness center, featuring state-of-the-art TechnoGym equipment. Email friends via complimentary wireless Internet access, available throughout the hotel; use of the 24-hour business center is also complimentary--handy for printing out your boarding pass. Scuffed your opera pumps at nearby Times Square? Never fear: The Mansfield offers complimentary shoe shining in the lobby.
Your guestroom is an elegant retreat from business and bustle. Pillowtop mattresses are layered with luxury linens and down comforters. Flat-screen TVs come with premium cable channels. A clock radio with an iPod docking station is bedside, so you can awaken to your personal playlist. Bathrooms are stocked with complimentary designer toiletries. Can't bear to travel without your furry friend? The Mansfield welcomes small pets.