Brimming with Old New York charm, the Dylan Hotel is housed in the restored 1903 Chemists' Club building, a Beaux Arts beauty between Park and Madison Avenues. This 4-star boutique hotel is just 1 block south of Grand Central Terminal on a quiet street between bustling Midtown and the Murray Hill neighborhood bars and restaurants. Bryant Park, a 5-minute walk away, is a great spot to enjoy a New York hot dog and bask in the sun. Stop by the New York Public Library, adjacent to Bryant Park, and snap a picture with the iconic lion statues guarding the entrance. Rising stars take the stage in the Theatre District and at live TV tapings at Rockefeller Center's NBC Studios--both just a half-mile from the Dylan. To explore more of Manhattan, head over to the Grand Central 42nd Street subway station, just steps away.
After a day on the town, treat yourself to dinner at Benjamin Steak House, attached to the Dylan. Featuring an elegant oak-paneled dining room with soaring ceilings and a 10-foot fireplace, this steakhouse is unsurprisingly lauded (Chef Arturo McLeod previously worked at the celebrated Peter Luger Steak House). Benjamin is popular with the business crowd, but among the suits, you may spot a famous face or 2. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily, and the restaurant offers room service during limited hours. A business center is onsite, and complimentary wired and wireless Internet access is available. Guests have access to a nearby fitness center with discount rates.
The Dylan offers 107 modern, well-appointed guestrooms, lending an intimate feel. Beds offer premium bedding, cotton sheets, down comforter, and thoughtful touches such as turndown service and blackout curtains help you rest comfortably. Unwind with an HBO show or a movie on the 32-inch LCD TV, or hop online -- complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. Rooms also include wired (high-speed) Internet access. Bathrobes and slippers are on offer in the Carrara marble bathrooms, and water glasses look like lab beakers--a nod to the hotel's Chemists' Club past.