Answers from Our Experts (1)
The St. Regis New York makes traveling with your family easy — whether you have a baby, toddler or teen — with a host of amenities and activities aimed at making kids feel at home and entertained.
Before you even arrive, you can tell the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel’s concierge which toys and games your children like and the staff will pre-stock your room with everything from Wii to Candy Land to Finding Nemo on DVD. If you don’t take advantage of the pre-stocking service, your butler can also bring whichever toys and games your children might like after you arrive. The concierge can arrange access to a variety of video game systems on request, including Xbox, PlayStation and Wii. There’s also a flat-screen television in each guest room and the main bathroom, so your kids can get their fill of movies and shows, or they can stream them on the Web using the hotel’s free Wi-Fi and laptops borrowed from the business center.
When the kids get hungry, order room service from the 24-hour menu, which includes a “Mini Butler Bites” section just for youngsters. You’ll find a range of kid-friendly fare, like hot dogs, mac and cheese, chicken fingers and pizza, as well as yummy soups, salads, sandwiches and the signature King Cole burger for older children. For dessert, try treats the whole family can share, such as the parlor-style banana split topped with hot fudge and cherries or the “freeze burger,” a giant ice cream sandwich made with chocolate chip cookies.
If you’re traveling with babies or toddlers, the luxury hotel can provide outlet covers and table bumpers to childproof your space. Cribs are available at no extra cost, though rollaway beds are an additional $95. If you want to go to a late-night dinner or show, ask about babysitting services at the concierge — the staff can recommend a trusted company with reliable, experienced sitters.
The New York hotel’s convenient location in Midtown also means several great activities for children are close by. Head to Central Park to play in one of its 20 playgrounds, ride the carousel or visit the zoo inside. Or, catch a cab to the American Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side. About two miles from the hotel, the museum houses large-scale dinosaur replicas and the Hayden Planetarium. Kiddies will find plenty inside the hotel and outside of it to keep them busy.