The Whitby Hotel, Firmdale Hotels

  • 18 W 56th Street, New York City, USA
  • Midtown
  • 86 Rooms

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The Whitby Hotel, Firmdale Hotels

  • 18 W 56th Street, New York City, USA
  • Midtown
  • 86 Rooms

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19.7
Verified guests have rated this hotel out of a possible score of 20

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, while looking just that much more stylish and charming while they’re at it.

The Whitby Bar and Restaurant is a typically triumphant space — complete with afternoon tea service — as are the lobby lounge, the Orangery, the courtyard terrace, 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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Facilities & services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Honesty Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Bikes available
  • Golf nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Shuttle service

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