A New York classic with enduring charm
192 Rooms / 163 Suites
On first approach, The Kimberly Hotel gives off a standard New York City apartment building vibe, but upon entering the lovely marble lobby, you’ll see why this place is a perennial favorite — the refined crimson and gold antique furnishings exude an Old World warmth and charm.
Politicians, international dignitaries and tourists alike consistently choose The Kimberly over others to experience classic luxury hotel hospitality. The central location — conveniently within walking distance of Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Times Square, Grand Central Station and Radio City Music Hall — makes this boutique spot a smart stay whether you’re headed to the Big Apple for business or pleasure.
At the New York City hotel’s front desk, a hand-written note of thanks from President Jimmy Carter lets you know The Kimberly is serious about taking care of its guests.
You won’t see housekeeping pushing an oversized cart through the narrow hallways here. Instead, they use linen closets on each floor. There are only five or six suites on each floor and service remains a cornerstone of The Kimberly.
Sixty-eight percent of hotel guests are repeat visitors — 50 percent of guests spend 50 nights or more a year at The Kimberly.
Tip: It may be hard to miss, but check out the spectacular fish tank off the main lobby, which is the largest privately owned salt water circular aquarium in the United States.
Luxurious details outfit each of the 193 guest rooms decorated with a classic-meets-contemporary European flair. Most rooms have a balcony or terrace (very rare in the this city) and all have kitchens or kitchenettes, making this boutique hotel comfy for a small or extended stay.
There are Frette linens on feather beds, umbrellas for rainy days, flat-screen televisions, bathrobes and electric shoe-shining devices. The Executive One Bedroom Suites have stellar cityscape views over 50th Street, and the Luxury Executive Plus One Bedroom Suites come with more than 800 square feet of space and balconies overlooking the majestic Chrysler Building.
Upstairs at the Kimberly is the popular penthouse roof bar and lounge. With an impressive retractable glass ceiling and stunning views of the Chrysler Building, the 30th-floor bar is most festive for weekend brunch and continues to attract fashionable late-night crowds throughout the week.
For those who don’t want to hang out long after the sun has gone down, breakfast is also served on the roof for hotel guests.
Empire Steak House opened adjacent to the lobby in early 2016 — it’s a grand bi-level space with roomy banquettes and atmosphere to spare. Bistango is the on-property Italian restaurant and features an impressive cocktail menu and tasty made-to-order flatbreads.
If working out is a must, you can either visit the intimate onsite fitness center or the lauded New York Health and Racquet Club — both complimentary. The latter is one block from the boutique hotel and has an indoor Olympic-size pool, which comes in handy during brisk winter months.
During the summer, take a scenic cruise to see the sights from the Hudson River aboard the hotel’s 75-foot Kimberly Yacht.