"Peaceful island amid the hustle and bustle"
I'd probably walked by this hotel 100 times in the years I lived and worked nearby, but I had never know a single thing about it. Turns out it's a quiet throwback, a calm and restful sanctuary, literally just steps from some of the busiest sidewalks and streets of New York. I found my room comfortable, quiet, well appointed. Neither fancy nor homey, […] a nice in-between. A perfect base for getting out and about in Midtown, and retreating between meetings or shopping trips. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Charming Small Hotel in NY"
The Hotel Elysee is small, charming, and attentive to guests. Located on E. 54th near Madison, it is close to the Theater District, shopping, and Central Park and Museum Mile. Room rates include a daily breakfast bar and afternoon wine and canapes. The rooms are rather small (but typical for NY) and could use a little updating. But our king bed was […] really comfy, and we slept well. The staff members are great -- most polite, friendly, and efficient. The best testimony to the value of a stay at this European-style hotel is the number of guests you meet there who return year after year. We too shall return! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Weekend Getaway"
The Hotel Elysee is a very traditional type of hotel in that the hotel has that French flair and romantic touch that my wife loved. We had a JR Suite and the room was spacious. With a spacious room it feels a little like home since there is a sofa and two TV's. You can relax. The room was very clean and my wife got some valuable rest. There was no noise […] at all. Central Park was very close and like a lot of New York nothing was more than a $10 cab ride away. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A gem in midtown"
The hotel was everything I hoped it would be and more. The room was quite spacious especially by New York standards. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The continental breakfast was wonderful, as was the evening reception. Yes, there's only one elevator but it's fast and we never waited long. All in all, a terrific place to stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A Diamond in the Rough!"
What a wonderful find. The service was some of the best we have ever had. The front desk was helpful and extremely courteous, as was all of the staff. The room was clean and lovely and a good size. Loved the location near Park Ave. across the street was an excellent Italian restaurant, Cellini. We will definitely stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
most pleasant and comfortableGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Feels like home away from home!"
We have stayed at this hotel numerous times and love the personal service and intimate feel. The desk staff could not be more helpful. Daily breakfast is bountiful, and evening wine and cheese is great way to meet other guests. Safe location. Comfortable rooms. Perfect for those who prefer warm surroundings vs. plastic and chrome efficiency.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Amazing staff and great location!"
Great stay - a hidden gem, boutique hotel. The staff was amazing. Requested housekeeping and they responded in minutes! Guest lounge on second floor was comfortable and offered plenty of good coffee, free breakfast and wine and cheese in the evenings. The bathroom of our King suite was a little smaller than expected but room was comfortable and included […] a lovely enclosed sun porch. Location was great. Free wifi. We would definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Very pleasant and helpful staff; quiet room, great location, good value. Cramped bathroom, leaky windows, substandard elevator service, light door security (no peephole or lock that allows the door to be partially opened)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"not a great place"
Just not a nice place. old and outdated Location is great but that's about it.Genuine Expedia guest review
The best hotel stay within the United States! From the moment we arrived, the staff couldn't do enough for us.Genuine Expedia guest review
All I can say is that the positive reviews of this place are more than accurate!Genuine Expedia guest review
"A great hotel for the price in Midtown- a sleeper"
I found this terrific hotel by doing a hotels.com search by location and price. I was skeptical that a $240 room in Midtown could be any good. This is my new best hotel for Midtown! Great people, decent rooms, well located, and included a real breakfast.The lounge was homey and well appointed. I would recommend this hotel for business and/or romance. […] Not a $500 a night room, but a great small hotel for value. I have paid much more for much less. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We totally enjoyed the experience. Staff was extraordinary in their service. Continental breakfast was great. Only complaint was there were no conveniently located electrical outlets in the room. Had to plug in phone to recharge in the bathroom.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable and cozy"
This is a nice European style hotel well located in Midtown. The service was very good - helpful an pleasant concierege. The breakfast and cocktail hour area being included is a big plus!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wondeful faded beauty with great staff"
One of the BEST hotel stays I have had in a long time. The staff are fabulously attentive and friendly without being too overwhelming. My room was quite spacious and very lovely. You can tell that a fairly long time ago the rooms were incredibly lush, and instead of being redecorated they have been allowed to fade a little with time. The result is EXTREMELY […] charming. I recommend it and I will return on my next stay in Manhattan. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Well located charming boutique hotel"
My sister and I had a lovely visit at this charming hotel. The staff was very helpful, the breakfast was amazing and the room was very comfortable. We both will return to this hotel in the future.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A great surprise!"
Very impressed with this Hotel as I didn't know what to expect. Main reason for staying initially was lack of bed bug reports and fair pricing on our overnight stay. The guys at the desk were pleasant and helpful with a good sense of humor and didn't give off the frat house vibe I was half expecting as I approached them. Rooms were better than expected […] however some of the bathroom grout and fixtures need some help. Continental breakfast was THE best I've ever experienced hands down. This place has the New York charm without the bedbugs. I'd much rather stay at a place like this over the boring Hilton's and Sheraton's any day. As long as prices don't go through the roof - I will definitely be back! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect Location- Great for Business or Pleasure"
Charming, intimate, very European in feeling. Not your big convention style hotel which is a plus! If you demand the latest, greatest, and sleekest of hotel accommodations, this hotel is not for you. If you want quiet, personal attention, and the feeling of comfort and intimacy in the middle of the vibrancy of a fantastic NYC location, this hotel is […] for you. This hotel is a member of The Library group and having stayed at both, I prefer the Elysee. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A Charmer-Would Stay Here Again"
Has a quiet, old-world feel to it. The staff was helpful in every respect. The rooms are a bit small as one would expect in an older building, but they were clean and nicely decorated. Every afternoon, they served something akin to a "tea" for the guests...a very nice touch.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not bad to the discerning traveler"
Very European style hotel. A better restaurant on-site would've been nice. There is a deli across the street for quick bites though.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location and staff."
Love the breakfast and afternoon tea/wine and the homey second floor. Very friendly and helpful staff. super location and will definitely will visit again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great place to stay"
I loved staying at this great hotel. My overall experience was terrific, and the staff was really nice. My only tiny suggestion is that they make it easier to plug chargers into outlets (which are all on the floor behind furniture).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Best Kept Secret in New York"
I was pleasantly surprised by how wonder the hotel and staff was. I intend to stay at that Hotel when ever I am in New York. It feels like home!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very good. We came to N Y for theater but the location was too far from the theater district. Otherwise a wonderful experience. Walter and Diane CoffeyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hotel, Great location-friendly staff"
first time to stay here. Everyone was friendly, the front desk, the doormen, the maids. Enjoyed the Monkey Bar-great service all around.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"My home from home in NYX"
A wonderful peaceful hotel in midtown. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful. The decor and rooms are cosily old-fashioned. Of course there are never enough outlets for phones, computers etc, but that's sadly still the case in most hotels. In the afternoon they put out wine and cheese in the lounge area. Wonderful! And this is also where […] they put out the breakfast (included!) in the morning. It's a wonderful atmosphere and really makes the hotel home in this very busy city. Would always come back to the Elysee! Location is great - walk to Fifth Avenue, Grand Central Terminal, Central Park . . . what else can you wish for? Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Serene and classy hotel in Manhattan"
This hotel is well position in the middle of two busy avenues 5th and Madison. A gem of tranquility in an urban sea . Walking distance to Central Park and other interesting spots in NYC. $7 cab ride to any museum on uptown if you get tired. Hotel offers a healthy breakfast of fresh fruit bagels and yogurt. Walk around the corner on Madison to cafe Europa […] for more breakfast and sandwich choices. Many small venues restaurants on 5th Avenue surprisingly inexpensive for this part of town. Unique rooms! and a bit bigger than average NY standard I stayed on the 6th floor Queen Suite high enough to be spare from street noise. Internet connection was ok. If you want to stay away from impersonal, monotonous looking, crowded places Hotel Élysée is your place! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A nice place to be in NYC"
It really had a very homelike quality which I really enjoyed. Even though it might not be the fanciest in terms of linens, bath fixtures etc., the hotel had everything we needed and everything was very well kept. The staff was invariably warm and friendly. For the price and location, I think this hotel is great.Genuine Expedia guest review
"good hotel experience"
the only negatives were that the bathroom soaps were never replaced until we asked. It used to be that two fresh bars were supplied daily. Also, the toilet paper was clearly cheaper, not plush, but something I would not expect in a quality hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I love this hotel!"
This is our hotel of preference when we are in NYC. Small but modern and a delightful second floor breakfast/coffee room. Great location, helpful staff, comfortable rooms. A very very good value.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very comfortable european boutique hotel atmosphere with lovely large salon and quiet library. Good breakfast and helpful staff. Coffee and tea and cookies always available. Bedrooms are small but comfortable. Easy walk to central park and theater districtGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, great hotel"
Excellent hotel; great value for the location and quality. As a frequent business traveler I was quite surprised at how nice this hotel was. It would be great for business (quiet rooms), a romantic stay or a shopping visit to NYC. Service was fabulous! I will definitely stay here on my next visit to NYC.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Elysee is my favorite in Manhattan."
I am a frequent visitor to Manhattan. This hotel is perfect for me in every way. It is very well located, small, quiet and elegant. Everything is clean and in good working condition. The included breakfast service is in a nice, sunny, well furnished area that is quiet and homey.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel had an intimate ambience, cultivated by the super friendly and helpful doormen and front desk. Decor made you feel like you were in a smaller European hotel (a good thing!) and the room was suprisingly big, for a NYC hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for a quiet, couple getaway."
I gave this hotel 4 instead of 3 stars because in the areas the hotel lacked, it made up for in friendliness of staff, free continental breakfast, and the wine/cheese offering in the evening. The hotel is old but quaintly so. I think they have made an effort to keep it in working order and nicely decorated. I would stay here again. The hotel was quiet, […] mostly older couples-30's-60's age range. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A great spot to rest your head in NYC"
The hotel was absolutely charming -- not a big, impersonal high rise. We also found the location to be ideal for all of our touring plans -- it was centrally located.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel Elysee: Nice hotel and great value."
My cab pulled up and I was greeted immediately by friendly staff. I received the royal treatment at check in too and was given a room upgrade without asking and told about their happy hour, breakfast, etc. A very nice suite at 1/3 the Four Seasons rate! Great value for a very comfortable room. Don't tell anyone. Keep the secret so they'll have rooms […] for me when I definitely go back!! Shhhhh. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Elysee in New York - best location & staff"
A pleasure to stay at Hotel Elysee. It was a wonderful experience. My room was a great size and hotel staff were efficient and helpful. I will definitely stay there again and have recommended it to others. The breakfast and afternoon cocktails/happy hour was excellent tooGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Looking for a good hotel in NYC - look no further."
Very good hotel with good size rooms for NYC. The club room serves a good continental breakfast in the morning and the extremely helpful staff will toast your bread for you on request. The excellent cheese and wine session every evening was a real bonus. We read the reviews about how good this hotel and think it cannot be true. But it really is as good […] as people say it is. We found the staff could not do enough for you. Can thoroughly recommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent service and very comfortable"
ExcellentGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"a great find in New York"
Upon leaving when asked ' how was your stay' I replied 'brilliant'. Sums it up really. Couldn't fault anything,great room, breakfast , service etc. perfect for a city break in New York. Hope to visit again someday. Thank youGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very near Central Park and the big shops. 20 min to Time Sq. Very friendly, attentive and helpful staff. If you want a bit of luxury and made to feel a VIP this is the place.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful stay in midtown New York"
Had a great 3 night stay at the Hotel Elysee. Very convenient location, large King suite room, great selections at the continental breakfast each morning, plus friendly and helpful staff. Would highly recommend staying here and I can't wait to return next year!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Comfy beds, friendly stay"
I was very happy with my stay, the quality of the room was excellent, the staff were always helpful and friendly. The location was excellent, with central park a 5 minute walk away, the clubs were very close and it was easy to get a taxi.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The perfect hotel for a short break in New York"
Before our recent trip to New York we had asked several friends who had been there to recommend a hotel. The general consensus was that the hotels they had stayed in were just ok and we could probably find something better. Well we came up Trumps. The élysée was a super little hotel in a great area of New York. Close enough to walk to many of the main […] sights, including Central Park, Times Square, The Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Centre and many more but away from the noise and bustle. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful and there was a lovely relaxing atmosphere in all areas of the hotel. The icing on the cake was the complimentary breakfasts and cheese and wine every evening from 5 - 8 pm. Many of the guests were returning for their second or third visit which says it all. We would definitely stay at the élysée if we were returning to New York and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends and family. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"excellent hotel in a great location"
the best bits; free cheese and wine, super location, very comfy beds, super helpful staff, lovely breakfast. The not so good bit; only one lift can take a while to catch it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel close to Central Park and 5th Avenue."
Hotel very comfortable and had quiet room on floor 12A (13th) at the back of the hotel. Hotel staff very pleasant and helpful. Continental breakfast and complimentary drinks and snacks were an added bonus. Would not hesitate to recommend this hotel or go again myself.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel close to everything"
Hotel is clean, staff are absolutely fantastic. The inclusive breakfast was great (yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, fruit, pastries etc) and we always found room to sit down even when it was busy. Also enjoyed the week day wine & cheese hour. The drawback was the room (standard king) was way smaller than we expected for the price but I guess […] that's NYC for you. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A little haven"
From the minute we arrived to the time we left the staff could not do enough to make your stay special. Room was excellent with an inner balcony. Will be staying here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
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