A respite in Midtown Manhattan
117 Rooms / 9 Suites
Opened since 1901, The Iroquois New York has seen more than its fair share of guests, but one in particular stands out: James Dean. The actor spent two years living at the luxury hotel in the 1950s, and that’s why you’ll find a suite there named after him.
But Hollywood cred isn’t the only reason to stay at the New York City hotel. What’s even more of a draw is its convenient location. Perfectly positioned on 44th Street in the city’s Midtown Manhattan neighborhood, The Iroquois puts you right near Times Square, Grand Central Station, the Theater District, Fifth Avenue and Bryant Park.
Despite its busy locale, the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel provides a peaceful spot after a sightseeing-filled day ends. Find immediate respite just off the lobby to the hotel’s library. Then retreat to your simple but stylish room to discover wood paneling, crisp white Frette linens and C.O Bigelow bath amenities.
Our Inspector’s Highlights
• The intimate French Triomphe restaurant is a great place to start your day with a hearty gourmet breakfast (like the eggs Florentine) or finish it with a relaxing dinner (lobster vol-au-vent in a flaky puff pastry shell with roasted vegetables and mixed forest mushrooms in a tarragon Cognac sauce).
• You may need to be patient to score a marble-topped table at Lantern’s Keep, the tiny cocktail bar that focuses on freshly made, exotic drinks, but the libations are worth the wait. Try the unusual Jungle Bird, with blackstrap rum, Campari, pineapple and lime.
• Fair warning: You might blow off your workout entirely and spend an hour in the wood-lined sauna inside the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel's gym.
• In a neighborhood overflowing with chain restaurants and shops, the expert concierge knows all the tucked-away bistros and last-minute Broadway ticket outlets to make sure your trip to New York is one of a kind.
• Midtown Manhattan hotels are known for having tiny bathrooms. However, you’ll find plenty of space and even bathtubs the marble-filled bathroom.
Things to Know
• The centrally located Midtown Manhattan hotel puts you within walking distance to endless shops, restaurants and subway lines to take you all over the island.
• Multilingual staff will be there to guide you through every step of service to make your stay at the New York City hotel completely comfortable.
• One of the things that makes The Iroquois New York different from other hotels is it was home to several celebrities, most notably James Dean. The actor lived at the hotel for two years in the 1950s, and now there’s a suite named after him.
• The accommodations have classic décor — white walls, tufted tan headboards that reach the ceiling and are flanked by mirrors, and wood furniture.
• Each bed is topped with a Simmons Beautyrest mattress and Frette linens.
• The Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel's bathrooms have floor-to-ceiling marble and luxurious C.O Bigelow bath products.
• Flat-screen televisions with built-in DVD players and in-room movie-buying technology mean you’ll be kept entertained, while a daily New York Times newspaper, evening turndown service and fully stocked mini-bar are little perks that you’ll enjoy while staying at the New York City hotel.
• You’ll find dark paneling, custom furniture and neutral palettes throughout the intimate boutique hotel, which opened in 1901 with a design by noted architect Harry Mulliken.
• The Iroquois New York has a traditional and classic design style that wouldn’t look out of place in a grand European hotel.
• The Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel has fewer than 150 rooms, which means that the accommodations are fairly spacious and not cramped.
• When you enter the lobby, you’ll notice dark paneling, an antique grandfather clock and an intimate room called The New York Public Library. This spot is filled with dark leather furniture, and shelves line the walls showcasing books about New York City.