by Amanda Geronikos
Located in Central Park, JW Marriott Essex House New York is a city icon. Better yet, it’s an ideal option for families visiting the Big Apple, particularly for Thanksgiving; the hotel offers incomparable views of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
JW Marriott Essex House New York offers several room variations, including rooms and suites. The Two Double Guest Rooms and Family Suites can easily accommodate families of four. Cribs and rollaway beds are available upon request, but are not permitted in these rooms. If you’d like to use a crib, you’ll need to book a Manhattan, Junior, Central Park or Park Deluxe Suite. All rooms and suites include luxurious bedding, shower and tub combinations and complimentary bathrobes to use during your stay.
Other onsite amenities include a restaurant, fitness center, and complimentary coffee in the lobby each morning.
Our Editor Loves
- Family Suites
- Location in Central Park
- View of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
We stayed for 3 nights in October with a Central Park view, which as noisy. We stayed on VISA and Marriott points so were not affected by the $800 per night rate. There was a $35/day food/beverage credit, which we used, and a spa credit, which we didn't use. The hotel was beautiful, spotless, friendly. The room was spacious, the restaurant good. My one complaint was a bit of nickel and diming. We were charged $24 for a (small) bottle of water. We didn't actually take it, so we were credited. Room service was $50 for coffee, 2 English muffins, fruit and "homemade" granola--which came in a Kellogg's box. This wasn't bad actually, nor was the 18% gratuity, but the $5 delivery fee was silly. Since it was room service, the gratuity is for the service. I'd recommend it for those not on a budget--or with a lot of points.
This is a world class hotel that knows how to run a New York location. Away from the chaos of the Marriott Marquis, the Essex house is perfect location near central park.
Despite room service delivering items to our neighbors a few times at least we weren't charged for the robes that were sent there after it was straightened out.
Even though Gold status no longer has access to breakfast...all higher statuses can still access the first floor room for full breakfast and then dinner o'dourves. Can't wait until our next visit.