The Algonquin Hotel Times Square Autograph Collection

59 West 44th St - Midtown West Map
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The Algonquin is a deluxe and historic landmark hotel, located on the prestigious Club Row, 44th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan near Times Square. After an extensive multi-million dollar renovation, our 4 di... more

The Algonquin is a deluxe and historic landmark hotel, located on the prestigious Club Row, 44th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan near Times Square. After an extensive multi-million dollar renovation, our 4 diamond AAA rated NYC hotel re-opened in 2012. The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection® is famed not only for its rich history, but its hospitality. More than a century of playing host to famous and influential guests has created a tradition of meticulous and prodigious service. Our staff carefully notes your individual requirements and preferences so upon arrival all your wishes can be attended to. We feature a host of thoughtful amenities that cater to the needs of business and leisure travelers, such as complimentary wireless high speed internet, comfortable furnishings, and personalized service. Few Manhattan hotels can rival our historic landmark in blending the old and new. The lobby, newly restored with writing desks, antique furniture in deep jewel tones of plum, mahogany caramel and olive, still retains the architectural properties, charm and ambiance long associated with this landmark hotel. Original marble sta... more

The Algonquin is a deluxe and historic landmark hotel, located on the prestigious Club Row, 44th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan near Times Square. After an extensive multi-million dollar renovation, our 4 diamond AAA rated NYC hotel re-opened in 2012. The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection® is famed not only for its rich history, but its hospitality. More than a century of playing host to famous and influential guests has created a tradition of meticulous and prodigious service. Our staff carefully notes your individual requirements and preferences so upon arrival all your wishes can be attended to. We feature a host of thoughtful amenities that cater to the needs of business and leisure travelers, such as complimentary wireless high speed internet, comfortable furnishings, and personalized service. Few Manhattan hotels can rival our historic landmark in blending the old and new.

The lobby, newly restored with writing desks, antique furniture in deep jewel tones of plum, mahogany caramel and olive, still retains the architectural properties, charm and ambiance long associated with this landmark hotel. Original marble stairs have been polished and layers of paint have been removed from the iron banisters to reveal beautifully detailed ironwork dating from 1902. The newly appointed guest rooms and suites have plush carpeting, new mattresses, bedspreads and drapery and hand selected antique furniture. The bathrooms have period wall coverings, fixtures and refinished soaking tubs. Plush carpeting and custom wallpaper, designed by New Yorker cartoonist Robert Mankoff, join antique light fixtures and prints in the hallways. Intimate arrangements of settees and chairs create the perfect environment for reading, writing, quiet contemplation or conversation and as a result, The Algonquin retains its position as a welcome oasis of civility amid the hectic pace of New York. The hotel has been named "One of America's 10 Best Historic Hotels" by Historic Traveler Magazine. The Algonquin is minutes to fine dining, shopping and entertainment venues.

Famed literary gatherings. Echoes of some of the world’s most celebrated cabaret singers. A singular environment of inspiration that spawned the creation of The New Yorker magazine. All of these things are impressive in their own right. More impressive still is that they all occurred at The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection.

Today these traditions continue, just as they have for over 100 years. Step into the sanctuary of our lobby on any given evening, and you will find a diverse mix of New York’s cultural and artistic elite. Here, and within our famed Round Table Restaurant and Blue Bar, martinis are savored, ideas are shared, insights arrived at, and the designs that result shape the cultural fabric of the city.

At the beginning of the 20th century, New York’s social life was moving from downtown ballrooms to what has become today’s soaring Midtown. It was this migration that led to the construction of The Algonquin. In 1902, an intimate hotel with a red brick and limestone façade opened its doors in what had become one of the most fashionable neighborhoods in Manhattan. The two most popular restaurants of the era – Sherry’s and Delmonico’s – were within walking distance. Five of New York’s great clubs – Yale, Harvard, Bar Association, New York Yacht, and the Century – were neighbors. The Hippodrome, advertised as “the world’s largest playhouse,” opened across the street, as did a number of noted theaters.

From its inception, manager (and later owner) Frank Case created a vision for The Algonquin as New York’s center of literary and theatrical life. His enduring fascination with actors and writers led him to extend them credit, in the process luring such luminaries as Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and John Barrymore.

Famed women flocked to the hotel as well, as The Algonquin was unconventional early on in accommodating single women guests. Over the years, these have included Gertrude Stein, Simone de Beauvoir, Helen Hayes, Erica Jones, and Maya Angelou.

Three Nobel laureates visited on a regular basis, including Sinclair Lewis (who offered to buy the hotel), Derek Walcott, and most memorably William Faulkner, who drafted his Nobel Prize acceptance speech at The Algonquin in 1950.

The legend continued to evolve, maintaining its original spirit faithfully through a series of renovations. After joining the Autograph Collection, a group of independent and unique luxury hotels, The Algonquin was acquired by its current owner. The hotel was then closed for five months in early 2012 for extensive renovations to help preserve the hotel's iconic spirit while adding contemporary comforts.

But perhaps the most important facet of our history is found in our hospitality. The hotel notes each guest’s individual requirements and preferences, so that upon return, their wishes can be attended to in advance. One keen observer wrote: “The Algonquin is one of the fast diminishing breed of hotels – those that still boast personality.” In the premiere issue of Historic Traveler magazine, The Algonquin was named one of “America’s Ten Great Historic Hotels.”

In 1987, The Algonquin was designated a New York City landmark, and in1996 it was designated a literary landmark. But surely, this remarkable hotel is destined for even greater artistic, cultural, and literary greatness.

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Intimate and Grand at the Same Time.
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We spent a night at the Algonquin in January in between Broadway plays. This remarkable boutique hotel is now part of the Marriott family and it was perfectly located for... more »
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Every time we visit NY we stay at this HISTORIC, friendly hotel IN SUCH A GREAT LOCATION!!!! It is so rich in NY history that whispers in the rooms, hallways,... more »
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Excellent service comfortable bed small room
Feb 25, 2020
My wife and I stayed here for a weekend in town. The hotel is very convenient to the theater district and very quiet and comfortable. It is very historic and... more »
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Loved the hotel, location and valet service. Great for a quick trip to big Apple. Staff was great, especially Nik in Engineering. Breakfast was delish and the nightcap in The... more »
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Feb 3, 2020
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440-sq-foot (41-sq-meter) room with courtyard views


Layout - Bedroom, living room, and sitting area

Internet - WiFi

Entertainment - 32-inch flat-screen TV with premium channels, pay movies, iPod dock

Food & Drink - Free bottled water

Sleep - Pillowtop bed, premium bedding, a pillow menu, and blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, bathrobes, and designer toiletries

Practical - Sofa bed, safe, and free newspaper; free rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request

Comfort - Daily housekeeping and climate-controlled heating and air conditioning

Accessibility - Raised toilet seat, doorbell/phone notification, height-adjusted amenities, roll-in shower, and bathroom grab bars

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1 King Bed

265-sq-foot (25-sq-meter) room with courtyard views


Layout - Separate sitting area

Internet - WiFi

Entertainment - 32-inch flat-screen TV with premium channels, pay movies, iPod dock

Food & Drink - Free bottled water

Sleep - Pillowtop bed, premium bedding, a pillow menu, and blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, bathrobes, and designer toiletries

Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; free rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request

Comfort - Daily housekeeping and climate-controlled heating and air conditioning

Accessibility - Raised toilet seat, doorbell/phone notification, height-adjusted amenities, roll-in shower, and bathroom grab bars

Non-Smoking

Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability

 

1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed
165-sq-foot (15-sq-meter) room with courtyard views

Layout - Separate sitting area
Internet - WiFi
Entertainment - 32-inch flat-screen TV with premium channels, pay movies, iPod dock
Food & Drink - Free bottled water
Sleep - Pillowtop bed, premium bedding, a pillow menu, and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, bathrobes, and designer toiletries
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; free rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping and climate-controlled heating and air conditioning
Accessibility - Visual fire alarm, phone accessibility kit, and doorbell/phone notification
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
 

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1 Queen Bed
240-sq-foot (22-sq-meter) room with courtyard views

Layout - Separate sitting area
Internet - WiFi
Entertainment - 32-inch flat-screen TV with premium channels, pay movies, iPod dock
Food & Drink - Free bottled water
Sleep - Pillowtop bed, premium bedding, a pillow menu, and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, bathrobes, and designer toiletries
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; free rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping and climate-controlled heating and air conditioning
Accessibility - Visual fire alarm, phone accessibility kit, and doorbell/phone notification
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
 

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