Luxury Hotel Review: Hotel Elysee on Madison Avenue, New York @HotelElyseeNYC

By Kach Umandap - Howe January 19th, 2016 Posted in Best Luxury Hotels, Luxury Hotel Review, Travel Blog No comments

During the third week of January, I was lucky enough to wrap up my New York trip with a stay at the Hotel Elysee, which is actually the fourth boutique property I stayed in with the Library Collections! Amazingly, they upgraded me to a Junior Suite with a welcome bottle of red wine (Thanks Cheryl!)! Here’s a luxury hotel review of my wonderful stay with Hotel Elysee, New York!

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INTRODUCTION

Among the 4 hotels in the Library Collections, the Hotel Elysée is a clear statement of luxury and elegance in Mid-town Manhattan. The building was built in the 1920’s and during the time was known as the place to be for the rich and famous personalities of New York. No wonder why when you see the charming and elegant French countryside style making this hotel an inviting and calming retreat in the middle of the bustling centre of Manhattan. The hotel’s location puts all of New York at your feet – only five minutes’ walk to MOMA and ten to the Rockefeller Center or Central Park. A perfect location for business travellers and those with a love for the theater!

You can check details and latest rates on Booking.com , Expedia or Agoda or visit their website directly.

Don’t just take our word for it though, check out their reviews on TripAdvisor

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AREA GUIDE

The Hotel Elysee is home to the world-renowned Monkey Bar, where popular celebrities hang out! It is also just off the 5th Avenue, famously a fashionista’s shopping haven! Situated on 54th between Madison and Park Avenue, it is well served by taxis and public buses. The closest subway is the E/M train at 5th Avenue and 53rd. The 4,5, 6 subways are also conveniently close by allowing you to get the best out of your New York trip with ease .

Location: 60 East Street and 54th Street

Nearby Landmarks: Central Park, Times Square, Rockefeller Centre and NBC Studio

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TIPS

Whatever you do, don’t miss the wine and cheese night of Hotel Elysee on the second floor lounge for the hotel’s complimentary happy hour!

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AMENITIES

Aside from the complimentary amenities and services I’ve written below, there are also a free computer and printer to use in the 2nd floor club room. The complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel was fast and I was able to do my online work without problems! There is a same-day laundry service, and evening turn down service with chocolates on your pillow with background music prepared for you! Ah!! Love it!

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Complimentary amenities and services:

  • High-Speed Wireless Internet – works really well!
  • Continental breakfast
  • Refreshments in our clubroom
  • Wine & cheese receptions from 5pm-8pm
  • Library with computer station
  • Bottled water, turndown service
  • Passes to a nearby heath club
  • 3pm check-in time
  • 1pm check-out time

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FOOD

Like the other Library Hotel Collections properties, I enjoyed  the complimentary breakfast in the 2nd floor club room, with plenty of fresh pastries, bagels, croissants, great coffee and tea, scones, hard-boiled eggs, hot chocolate — as well as the afternoon wine-and-cheese offerings from 5-8pm. If this doesn’t satisfy you enough cookies, fruit, and coffee or tea are available all day long too! Free newspapers are also available.

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ACCOMODATION

I was treated by the kind Management with an upgrade to their Junior Suite! The bed was one of the comfiest I’ve experienced in my whole traveling life! I even had 2 televisions in the room and of course I took advantage of the bath, especially on such a cold winter night in New York!

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Hotel Elysee New YorkLuxury Hotel Review: Hotel Elysee in Madison Avenue, New York

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Note: This is a sponsored hotel stay with the Library Hotel Collection boutique hotel chain! Thank you to everyone I met who all helped to make this such a special experience. We were invited guests by the hotel and all opinions and text are all mine!

Luxury Hotel Review: Hotel Elysee on Madison Avenue, New York

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Written by Kach Umandap - Howe

Co-Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 120 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she got married then a year later bought a sailboat and is now on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.

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