The Whitby Hotel

18 W 56th Street, New York City, NY, USA
Midtown

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19.5
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  • Rooms19.5
  • Public Spaces19.5
  • Service19
  • Overall19.5
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Hotel Description

We’ve been looking forward to telling you about this one ever since we saw those telltale steel-framed windows appear over West 56th Street. Firmdale, the proprietors of Soho’s fine Crosby Street Hotel (as well as too many London hotels to mention), is at it again, this time in Midtown, just two blocks from Central Park. The Whitby Hotel brings the warmth and coziness of English hospitality to a neighborhood that’s already got plenty of American-style luxury hotels, and proves that Firmdale can compete with anyone in the world on comfort, and look just that much more stylish and charming while they’re at it.

As of mid-March only a handful of guests have been in and out of the Whitby so far, but it’s fair to expect that things will be running smoothly already — they’re not new to this business, after all. It may not be courtyard-terrace weather yet in New York, but the Whitby Bar is in fine form — complete with afternoon tea service — as are the lobby lounge, the Orangery, and the 130-seat private cinema that is the Whitby Theater.

And the rooms! Here, as usual, owner-designer Kit Kemp puts her stamp on things, with trademark bold colors tuned to complement Midtown’s slightly muted palette, and the usual exquisite taste in details, from the artwork to the bathroom fixtures to those steel Crittall windows. If there’s any down side at all, it’s that now we can’t help but wonder what’s next — if you can make it here and in London, then surely you really can make it anywhere....

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Hotel Criteria

  • 86 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Happening

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Honesty Bar
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Please note that an additional occupancy tax of 2.00 USD per night will apply to stays in the One Bedroom Suite, the Corner Terrace Suite, and the Terrace Suite. An additional occupancy tax of 4.00 USD per night will apply to stays in the Whitby Suite. The minimum age to check in is 21 years old.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • The Whitby Suite

    • Fits 6 people
    • 2 King Beds
    • 1845 ft²/171 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • kitchenette
    • minibar
    • Occupies the entire top floor
    • Rik Rak bath amenities
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • Superior Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 330 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • phones
    • Rik Rak bath amenities
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • Situated on 2nd floor
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Room

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 350 ft²/32 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • phones
    • Rik Rak bath amenities
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • Situated on floors 7-11
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Luxury Room

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 350 ft²/32 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial street or city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • phones
    • Rik Rak bath amenities
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • Situated on floors 3-6
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Junior Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 450 ft²/41 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • phones
    • Rik Rak bath amenities
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • Situated on floors 2-6
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Junior Terrace Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 470 ft²/43 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • phones
    • Rik Rak bath amenities
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • Situated on floors 12-15
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Terrace Suite

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 680 ft²/63 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • phones
    • Rik Rak bath amenities
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • Situated on floors 12-15
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • One Bedroom Suite

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 700 ft²/65 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • phones
    • Rik Rak bath amenities
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • Situated on 11th floor
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • Corner Terrace Suite

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 780 ft²/72 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • Rik Rak bath amenities
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • Situated on floors 7-8
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Honesty Bar
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Please note that an additional occupancy tax of 2.00 USD per night will apply to stays in the One Bedroom Suite, the Corner Terrace Suite, and the Terrace Suite. An additional occupancy tax of 4.00 USD per night will apply to stays in the Whitby Suite. The minimum age to check in is 21 years old.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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