by Lissa Poirot
In 2013, upscale hotelier Langham Corporation took over a Fifth Avenue property in Manhattan, renovating it and transforming it into a property worthy of its name. Many incorrectly view the property as being a luxury hotel for business travelers, and its Fifth Avenue location may lend to that opinion, but the hotel prides itself on being family friendly, and offers a number of family packages. Look for Family Getaway packages with tickets for nearby Empire State Building, Little Collectors packages with books, games and puzzles inspiring kids to enjoy the nearby museums, and more.
The hotel also offers family suites with kitchenettes and washers and dryers, and provides welcome amenities for kids that include books and games.
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The property has 214 rooms and suites, the smallest of which are 420 square feet; the largest size is more than 1,900 square feet. Rooms are categorized by size, as well as view and floor location. The Langham's suites benefit from having kitchenettes with gas burners, convection ovens and full-sized refrigerators, as well as in-room washers and dryers. Free rollaway beds and cribs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The hotel's traditional rooms, at 420 square feet, provide a king bed or two twin beds. Superior Place rooms have views of the courtyard and are located on the 5th to 10th floors and have the option of a king or the twins, as well as connecting options to create two bedrooms. Prime Place rooms have views of 36th Street and are also located on the 5th to 10th floors, and have only a king bed.
Deluxe Place rooms are 688 square feet in size with a king bed on the 5th to 17th floors. The rooms have views of 36th Street or Fifth Avenue.
The best rooms for families begin with these rooms, which provide two queen beds. The rooms range in size from 780 to 900 square feet and are located on the 5th to 10th floors. Views for Family Place rooms are of Fifth Avenue. Family One-Bedroom Suites are larger, at 1,040 square feet, with a king bed and queen sleeper sofa in the living area. These rooms are located on the 18th to 27th floors with views of Fifth Avenue or Midtown.
Larger king rooms with sitting areas, including sleeper sofas for small children, are available in the Executive rooms. The Executive Place rooms are 780 to 900 square feet on the 5th to 17th floor, while the Empire State Executive Place rooms are 935 square feet and on the 12th to 17th floors. The latter has views of the Empire State Building, while the former has views ranging from courtyard, 36th Street or Fifth Avenue.
The hotel's largest accommodations begin at 935 square feet in size and climb to 1,085 square feet, with three two-bedroom residences maxing out at 1,905 square feet. All suites provide a king bed. Langham Suites have a separate living area and are located on the 18th to 23rd floors with views of Midtown or Fifth Avenue. Empire State View Suites are located on the 18th to 24th floors, with the name stating its obvious views. Residence Suites are located on the 18th to 23rd floors and are larger than the other two suites, also with separate bedrooms and living rooms.
Stay in club room for 2 days. I like ginger flower scent in the lobby and the ambiance was always warm every staff always greet me with a smile when ever i come.The club lounge had a good variety of dishes in the evening. I love the grilled lamb and dumplings.You had a wonderful staff in club lounge they always make you feel at home.especially shirley who looked after us so well during our stay.she's doing her job so well. No matter how busy club is she always had a big smile for everyone.
by PJL F
Great location. Large room with all the amenities you could possibly need. But best of all? Friendly, helpful staff - and amazing bed time cookies. The best Manhattan hotel I’ve stayed in - so much so that I even dug out my password to write this review.
This city hotel does not provide play areas or activities for kids, instead serving as a home base for families who are enjoying New York City and its many attractions.
Chef Michael White leads the hotel's signature restaurant. A fine-dining establishment, it features a menu of Italian and French Riviera dishes. Although the environment is more for adults, the restaurant welcomes families with an early dinner seating at 5 p.m. There isn't a children's menu, but the chef will cook anything the kids may request. The restaurant is open for breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m., lunch noon to 4 p.m., and dinner 5 to 10 p.m. during the week, closing at 10:30 p.m. on weekends.
For casual dining, Measure's menu of American and Asian dishes created by Chef David Vandenabeele is open for lunch and dinner. Guests can dine from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. (On Sundays and Mondays, the restaurant closes at midnight.) On Saturdays and Sundays, from 2 to 5 p.m., guests can enjoy modern afternoon tea with snacks and pastries served in bento boxes.
Planning & Tips
Free Wi-Fi is found throughout the hotel, with in-room Wi-Fi supporting up to five devices.
Free water and soft drinks are available in the rooms, and guests can request different beverages.
A 24-hour fitness center is located on the fourth floor, with personal trainers and yoga, as well as one-on-one sessions.
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New York City is a year-round vacation destination and the Langham finds itself busiest during the Christmas season. A family-friendly hotel, it finds weekdays dedicated to business travelers, who extend into weekends when their families join them for trips.
The Langham is located on Fifth Avenue, between Bryant Park and Grand Central Station. The hotel is 30 minutes from JFK and Newark airports and 15 minutes from LaGuardia, by taxi or car.
The hotel is not located in the midst of the Times Square or Central Park attractions, but it is located on prestigious Fifth Avenue, where many come for the best shopping. Families can walk, take taxis or jump on the subway to maneuver through the city. The hotel also has cars available by request, first-come, first-served. Valet parking is available at the hotel for an additional fee.
For Mom and Dad
As part of the hotel's renovations, the Langham converted the Spa into the Chuan Body + Soul Spa. Head there for a relaxing treatment.