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Andaz 5th Avenue
Ranked #90 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

This really is a fantastic hotel. Location is perfect, rooms are wonderful, food is great and staff are friendly (by NY standards). I've stayed here umpteen times and i've thoroughly enjoyed every moment.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

I could not fault this hotel in any way. Every element came together. Light, bright room, fluffy duvet and comfortable beds, brilliant aesthetic, and amazing bathroom - especially that giant shower. I love that they comp the drinks/snacks - we probably had 2 things in a 3-night stay but it's the gesture that's meaningful. Staff seemed nice, though I can't say we called on them much to test out the services. It might be nice to be in an instant "neighborhood" like SoHo depending on what you're in New York for, but it was quite handy and central for most of our needs. Lots of value here. I've stayed at many places in the city but unless I'm splashing out at the Crosby Street or similar, this will be my new go-to spot in New York.

Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

Andaz Fifth Avenue has one of the world’s prime locations. Just minutes from New York’s best entertainment districts and on one of the most iconic shopping streets in the world, it’s fair to say that this is every girl’s dream hotel. And the boys will love it too… The nearest subway station is just one block away, making getting round Manhattan really easy.

Rooms are very modern with all the latest mod cons, along with control panels that work everything. Tricky at first (or after a few cocktails), but clever and quirky. We loved the fact that you more or less have a light for every mood. Our room was high up and set back in the building, a two-roomed ‘suite’ that overlooked the street. The room has two huge windows, a huge sofa, desk and awesome bathroom with a three-way shower. Our friends fared better with their view of the NYC Central Library (those infamous steps!) but their room was smaller and didn’t incorporate a living room area. Our room was also quite tricky to get to – down a number of corridors, two lifts and round some corners. Not that we cared – it was peaceful, comfortable and worth the trip!

Check in is done while you take a seat and grab a glass of wine (free between 6 and 9pm!), by ‘hosts’ using ipads. No formal, stuff queue at check-in here and these hosts multi-task, so there’s no horrible atmosphere or hierarchy evident. The staff are friendly and fun, and nothing is a problem for them – they eve gave me their direct number if I thought of anything that I needed while I was out. Personal touches like this make Andaz stand out.

We took breakfast each day in ‘the shop’ – and as you would expect, it’s pretty amazing, but in my mind nobody does breakfast better than the Americans. There’s also a really cool bar called ‘the bar downstairs’ that serves up delicious tapas-style sharing plates and knock-you-out cocktails. It feels so trendy and SO New York in there. There’s also a pretty cool, well-equipped gym in which we worked off the excesses of those nights before.

We ate at Bubba Gump on Times Square, John's Pizza place on Bleecker Street, the Atlantic Bar and Grill and you MUST have the Sunday jazz brunch at the Garage in Greenwich Village. We watched the sunset from Top of the Rock, shopped til we dropped and had a great time too. Andas Fifth Ave? RECOMMENDED!

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

My partner and I stayed here because we thought it was the best deal in the best location for a hotel with a reasonable name, such as Hyatt. We had a great 2-night stay with breakfast. The downstairs staff was warm and friendly; the room comfortable if not overly large. The bath and shower were great after a long day sight-seeing. Only complaint is that the bed itself was a little firm, and the pass cards a bit temperamental in the elevator. But would we stay here again, or recommend this hotel? Yes. It's a great deal in a very central location.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

We held, at very short notice, a business meeting for ten people over a couple of days when the city was "almost full". Participants were from Europe, and elsewhere in the USA and all agreed that the hotel was a very pleasant and successful place to meet. The best accommodation was in rooms that overlook the NYC Library; those with rooms at the back were a bit gloomy. The decor for the public and meeting areas was well done, and not a usual hotel boring style. Eating in "the shop" restaurant was a bit hit and miss, with the service slow at times. The attitude and friendliness of the staff could not be faulted. Muzak a bit intrusive for a business location.

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Additional Information about Andaz 5th Avenue

Property: Andaz 5th Avenue
Address: 485 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-6149
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Family Hotel in New York City
#34 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#45 Business Hotel in New York City
#48 Green Hotel in New York City
#73 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€€
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Andaz 5th Avenue 4.5*
Number of rooms: 185
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on 5th avenue at 41st street, Andaz 5th Avenue is in the fashionable Bryant Park area of midtown Manhattan directly across the street from the New York Public Library. Guests will enjoy easy access to iconic New York attractions, like Times Square, Grand Central Station, Empire State Building, Herald Square and the Theater District. For a little retail therapy, we are within walking distance to endless shopping along 5th Avenue and are near subways to take you to other neighborhoods and the outer boroughs. The Andaz experience begins the moment you arrive and are greeted by one of our Hosts, who will check you in via handheld PC. Art work can be found throughout the hotel, whether it's 14-foot murals by Carlos Capelan, which glow like fire through the windows on 41st Street, or our ever-changing tbd Art series on the doors to the bar downstairs. But we don't just want you to look at beautiful things - we want to let you live the beautiful life as well. As part of that promise, we offer amenities like free Wi-Fi, a mini-bar stocked with complimentary non-alcoholic drinks and snacks, and 6,400 sq. Ft. Of event space. ... more   less 
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