by Whitney Rife
The landmark Villard Mansion is the elegant, larger-than-life entrance to the Lotte New York Palace. The hotel is on Madison Avenue across from Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown. The stately Lotte New York Palace features just under 1,000 well-appointed guestrooms and suites with upscale amenities and stylish furnishings. Families can choose from an array of unit styles, including superior and tower accommodations. All rooms display marble bathrooms, separate seating areas and full-sized desks. Select suites present kitchens and outdoor rooftop terraces. GILT Restaurant & Bar is known for its Modern American cuisines and wine cellar. Istana offers breakfast and lunch in the New York Palace’s lobby. At the hotel, guests enjoy luxury amenities, like complimentary house car service on a first-come, first-serve basis for transportation around the city. Shuttle service runs to the Theater District and to Wall Street.
Children receive special treatment at New York Palace. Coloring books and teddy bears are provided upon request. Bathrooms have child-sized robes and slippers. DVD players are available and parents are offered all the infant accessories they can imagine, from cribs to high-chairs to baby powder.
Our Editor Loves
- Children's teddy bears
- Suites with kitchens and terraces
- Free house car transportation service and shuttle
Traveling with my daughters and mom to celebrate her 80th birthday. We only heard great things from friends who have stayed here from back home in Ireland. We booked a superior room with 2 beds. We had the pleasure of checking in with a young man that was kind to us on check in. Daniel was such a nice person. He gave us a larger room with two queen beds in the towers. It was such a beautiful touch. We are so thankful. We come from a very simple way of life so this went such a long way for my mom. Glad to experience such an amazing hotel. Plus there is no place back home with 46 floors so that was really exciting.
Recently stayed 4 nights here on a trip to celebrate my mom’s 70th birthday. The location is great if you’re looking to stay in mid town. We paid an extra $50 per night to upgrade to a room with a view of St. Patrick’s Cathedral (they wouldn’t upgrade us due to the special occasion which was annoying - didn’t even send up any dessert or wine which many hotels will do if you’re celebrating something special). The view of the cathedral was the only benefit of staying here. Spectacular view to wake up to. Otherwise, the rooms are very tired and dated. No coffee maker or USB plugs. Old system to control the lights and AC. Both phones in our room were old as hell and broken. Bathrooms are very old. We enjoyed our stay but won’t be staying here again. For the price, there are nicer options.