If you are looking for the perfect weekend gateway trip with a vintage theme, then look no further than this charming hotel. Located in the heart of New York City, this is by far one of the best places in the city when it comes to a weekend escape.
Featuring bagels and hot and cold cereal, the complimentary continental breakfast served each morning includes yogurt, pastries and boiled eggs as well. A complimentary nightly reception with wine and cheese is also available for all guests, as well as complimentary fresh fruit and coffee are available throughout the day.
Hotel Elysée is decorated in a French Country style, the decor choices lend an Old World style to this vintage 1920s hotel which is 2 blocks from 5th Avenue shops, 3 blocks from the Museum of Modern Art and 6 blocks from Central Park. The nearest subway is just 2 blocks away.
Each room has free high-speed WiFi, minibars, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks; some suites have kitchenettes. Large suites are named after famous frequent guests Vaclav Havel, Tennessee Williams and Vladimir Horowitz.
The hotel is home to the famous Monkey Bar which has been featured in countless magazine and tv shows like "Sex and The City" and "Mad Men", is a classic American restaurant with a social buzz.
A stay at the hotel includes a second-floor guest lounge which serves free breakfast, evening wine and all-day snacks. Guest passes are also available to a nearby health club.
Although my stay was a short one, it was a memorable one regardless as the staffs were there to help me with whatever I needed. They were lovely and amazing at their job.. I felt comfortable within minutes of arriving into my suite.
The only bad thing I can say is that I wish I could have stayed longer as the hotel was beautifully designed and decorated. I really felt I was in a different time.
Photo by: HAGUE NYC