Michelangelo Hotel

★★★★☆
  • 152 W 51st St

    New York, NY 10019

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  • 212-765-1900

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We just spent this past Saturday night at the Michelangelo for my husband's 50th birthday. Unfortunately, we were not able to get an early check in (we had a bit of trouble reaching the concierge the week prior) but all was fine when we arrived. The lobby was quite lovely and the front desk was courteous. We were on the 7th floor and the room was spacious and clean (very important!). There was absolutely no view from our room. When we came back to our room after the show, the bed had been turned down but there were no chocolates on the pillow as I had heard there would be. Also, I was surprised that ice had not been placed in the ice bucket (better hotels usually provide this service). The bathroom was a nice size and the tub was quite large but a jacuzzi was really needed there. I loved the complimentary use of the robes and the toiletries were quite nice. The complimentary breakfast consisted of coffee, tea, cappucino and small pastries. Instead of sitting in the overcrowded (not to mention very noisy) lobby, opt to sit in the mezzanine above with small intimate tables for 2 with linen table cloths. Much nicer! All in all, I would definitely stay here again with adults, not children, as there isn't a pool or hot tub.

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★★★★☆

We just spent this past Saturday night at the Michelangelo for my husband's 50th birthday. Unfortunately, we were not able to get an early check in (we had a bit of trouble reaching the concierge the week prior) but all was fine when we arrived. The lobby was quite lovely and the front desk was courteous. We were on the 7th floor and the room was spacious and clean (very important!). There was absolutely no view from our room. When we came back to our room after the show, the bed had been turned down but there were no chocolates on the pillow as I had heard there would be. Also, I was surprised that ice had not been placed in the ice bucket (better hotels usually provide this service). The bathroom was a nice size and the tub was quite large but a jacuzzi was really needed there. I loved the complimentary use of the robes and the toiletries were quite nice. The complimentary breakfast consisted of coffee, tea, cappucino and small pastries. Instead of sitting in the overcrowded (not to mention very noisy) lobby, opt to sit in the mezzanine above with small intimate tables for 2 with linen table cloths. Much nicer! All in all, I would definitely stay here again with adults, not children, as there isn't a pool or hot tub.

Pros: very accessible to theater district (stay away from the "tourist" restaurants

Cons: please bring back the dining room

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This place would be a five star if it was updated (new carpet, etc) and they opened the restaurant. It has been closed for a long long time and it is obvious they don't intend to ever open it again as it has been closed for a long long time and there is no work going in it. The room was very spacious and the bathrooms were nice with the largest tub you will get without paying $1K per night. The A/C you've seen mentioned in other posts is noticeable, but not really that bad a problem. They do need to learn how to tuck bottom sheets in though as they always came undone which is a pain to deal with. The decor is dated. With all that said though, I would recommend the place more so than most others I've stayed at including some high priced places on Central Park.

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★★★★☆

This place would be a five star if it was updated (new carpet, etc) and they opened the restaurant. It has been closed for a long long time and it is obvious they don't intend to ever open it again as it has been closed for a long long time and there is no work going in it. The room was very spacious and the bathrooms were nice with the largest tub you will get without paying $1K per night. The A/C you've seen mentioned in other posts is noticeable, but not really that bad a problem. They do need to learn how to tuck bottom sheets in though as they always came undone which is a pain to deal with. The decor is dated. With all that said though, I would recommend the place more so than most others I've stayed at including some high priced places on Central Park.

Pros: Service and room size

Cons: Needs new carpet and updating generally.

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I love the Michelangelo, it's a beautiful hotel. I travel to NYC often and this is my first choice of hotels. It's elegant but comfortable and is in a great location. You can walk to Times Square or Rockefeller Center easily.

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★★★★★

I love the Michelangelo, it's a beautiful hotel. I travel to NYC often and this is my first choice of hotels. It's elegant but comfortable and is in a great location. You can walk to Times Square or Rockefeller Center easily.

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The Michelangelo is a ritzy hotel in the big apple that caters to people who are looking for a flashy place to stay. If you are more concerned with substance and true character then I think that you will opt for a different hotel. This place has a nice look on the outside but no real heart.

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★★☆☆☆

The Michelangelo is a ritzy hotel in the big apple that caters to people who are looking for a flashy place to stay. If you are more concerned with substance and true character then I think that you will opt for a different hotel. This place has a nice look on the outside but no real heart.

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My wife and I celebrated our honeymoon in New York the week of May 23rd and we cannot speak highly enough about our experience at The Michelangelo Hotel. We both did a lot of research before choosing our hotel and we decided that The Michelangelo was the best overall choice for our trip. I know there have been several reviews indicating that the hotel's staff was unfriendly and even sometimes rude but that was not our experience at all. We were greeted by a very friendly doorman (Cesar) and the check-in attendants were polite and accomodating. We received a free upgrade on our room, which was a nice treat.

We stayed on the fifth floor in a corner room, away from the hustle and bustle... overlooking 51st street. The room was clean, quiet, and very large (especially for a NYC room). There was plenty of room for our clothes and the bathroom was roomy. The two items that I really judge a hotel room by are the shower and the bed. The Michelangelo did not disappoint- the bed was extremely comfortable and the sheets were quite soft. We had chilly weather the week we were in New York (nights dropped below 40 degrees F) and the bed was very warm. The shower was pretty nice too. The water pressure was great but the shower head left me wanting more (only two settings... stream and massage). The hot water stayed hot for me and my wife's showers. We had a slight issue the first night there in that a fuse blew out in the bathroom. We made a quick call downstairs to the front desk and the fuse was reset in less than 5 minutes (now that's service!). The turndown service was alright, I'm not that picky about things like that... so we only took advantage two nights. The breakfast in the morning was lacking... continental breakfast with coffee, tea, juices, and an assortment of pastries (muffins, danishes, etc.). There are dozens of great breakfast places within walking distance if you are in the mood for something different.

The Michelangelo Hotel's biggest highlight is its locatio

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★★★★★

My wife and I celebrated our honeymoon in New York the week of May 23rd and we cannot speak highly enough about our experience at The Michelangelo Hotel. We both did a lot of research before choosing our hotel and we decided that The Michelangelo was the best overall choice for our trip. I know there have been several reviews indicating that the hotel's staff was unfriendly and even sometimes rude but that was not our experience at all. We were greeted by a very friendly doorman (Cesar) and the check-in attendants were polite and accomodating. We received a free upgrade on our room, which was a nice treat.

We stayed on the fifth floor in a corner room, away from the hustle and bustle... overlooking 51st street. The room was clean, quiet, and very large (especially for a NYC room). There was plenty of room for our clothes and the bathroom was roomy. The two items that I really judge a hotel room by are the shower and the bed. The Michelangelo did not disappoint- the bed was extremely comfortable and the sheets were quite soft. We had chilly weather the week we were in New York (nights dropped below 40 degrees F) and the bed was very warm. The shower was pretty nice too. The water pressure was great but the shower head left me wanting more (only two settings... stream and massage). The hot water stayed hot for me and my wife's showers. We had a slight issue the first night there in that a fuse blew out in the bathroom. We made a quick call downstairs to the front desk and the fuse was reset in less than 5 minutes (now that's service!). The turndown service was alright, I'm not that picky about things like that... so we only took advantage two nights. The breakfast in the morning was lacking... continental breakfast with coffee, tea, juices, and an assortment of pastries (muffins, danishes, etc.). There are dozens of great breakfast places within walking distance if you are in the mood for something different.

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Beautiful oasis in the middle of the fast paced city. Quiet, peaceful (not like the marriot down the road, blech!) Rooms were clean, very spacious. Sheets were changed everyday, fresh robe everyday. Elevators were fast and weren't busy or crowded. The free breakfast was a joke though (I certainly wouldn't advertise such silly little thing)..the coffees were weak, and pastries were sparse and stale. The man in charge of the breakfast was SO rude and miserable!! The staff in general wasn't very friendly, we didn't have to interact with them much though. The hotel was really beautiful and calming after a tough day in the city.

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★★★★☆

Beautiful oasis in the middle of the fast paced city. Quiet, peaceful (not like the marriot down the road, blech!) Rooms were clean, very spacious. Sheets were changed everyday, fresh robe everyday. Elevators were fast and weren't busy or crowded. The free breakfast was a joke though (I certainly wouldn't advertise such silly little thing)..the coffees were weak, and pastries were sparse and stale. The man in charge of the breakfast was SO rude and miserable!! The staff in general wasn't very friendly, we didn't have to interact with them much though. The hotel was really beautiful and calming after a tough day in the city.

Pros: beautiful, peaceful, clean

Cons: rude staff

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We arrived at 11:00 expecting to leave our luggage and come back later to check in to the room but the room was ready and we got in right away - the staff was excellent and fulfilled every request we made. Since we got a deeply discounted room rate we didn't expect the penthouse suite (unlike some of the whiners who post in these ratings). As had been our experience on our previous 6 or 7 visits, the room was large, clean, quiet and comfortable with a large bathroom. Over the course of a long holiday weekend we spent several enjoyable hours at the lobby bar with the very personable and professional bartenders, Vittorio and Bernie. We will be back again soon.

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★★★★★

We arrived at 11:00 expecting to leave our luggage and come back later to check in to the room but the room was ready and we got in right away - the staff was excellent and fulfilled every request we made. Since we got a deeply discounted room rate we didn't expect the penthouse suite (unlike some of the whiners who post in these ratings). As had been our experience on our previous 6 or 7 visits, the room was large, clean, quiet and comfortable with a large bathroom. Over the course of a long holiday weekend we spent several enjoyable hours at the lobby bar with the very personable and professional bartenders, Vittorio and Bernie. We will be back again soon.

Pros: large bathroom, friendly staff, location

Cons: inside room - no view

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I stayed here in early 2002 and found the room and setting to be great...although they neglected to tell us that the hotel facade was undergoing renovation and would be blocked by scaffolding.

More importantly, the touted breakfast bar was a total drag. The first morning they ran out of food way before the stated closing time. The second day they had food...but I learned that orange juice and all other drinks besides coffee were $5! On my last morning they physically stopped me from taking breakfast food back to my room, saying it was for my "safety." More like, they want you to pay for room service. Very nickle and dime attitude when you're spending $300 a nite.

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★★☆☆☆

I stayed here in early 2002 and found the room and setting to be great...although they neglected to tell us that the hotel facade was undergoing renovation and would be blocked by scaffolding.

More importantly, the touted breakfast bar was a total drag. The first morning they ran out of food way before the stated closing time. The second day they had food...but I learned that orange juice and all other drinks besides coffee were $5! On my last morning they physically stopped me from taking breakfast food back to my room, saying it was for my "safety." More like, they want you to pay for room service. Very nickle and dime attitude when you're spending $300 a nite.

Pros: Beautiful room

Cons: Bad staff attitude

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Came for Valentines weekend with my fiance and it was just perfect. From all of the roaming around town, it was a central spot and not to mention so comfortable when you needed to slow down. The huge bath made for remarkable relaxation. Service was perfect, room always clean, beds turned down at night, with italian chocolates left on the pillows. Just loved it!!

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★★★★★

Came for Valentines weekend with my fiance and it was just perfect. From all of the roaming around town, it was a central spot and not to mention so comfortable when you needed to slow down. The huge bath made for remarkable relaxation. Service was perfect, room always clean, beds turned down at night, with italian chocolates left on the pillows. Just loved it!!

Pros: Service, Price, comp. breakfast

Cons: Pricey

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More about Michelangelo Hotel

Luxury Rooms and Suites steps away from Times Square, Fifth Avenue and Central Park. Soothing atmosphere ideal for the most discerning business and leisure guests. Superb beds, marble bathrooms and lots of space to relax and enjoy yourself. ROOMS AMENITIES EXECUTIVE STUDIO Wi-Fi Internet Pay TV BOSE radio & CD Player Laptop-friendly safe Minibar Complimentary newspaper Butler service (upon request) Complimentary shoe shine service Bathrobe Toiletries Complimentary transportation to Wall Street (7 - 9am M-F when the NY Stock Exchange is open.) Offering a selection of meeting and function rooms for corporate and social events. 4 flexible rooms - hosting up to 80 seats Private dining room Insieme: Our Lounge & Bar, conveniently located on the lobby level, features a wide variety of wines, spirits and exquisite dishes.

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Throughout this property guests will find imported marble, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art, period furnishings, carved panels and Art Deco details. The lobby and small lobby bar could have been lifted directly from a hotel Florence.…

 

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