The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

Uptown's Art Deco dowager

from$459night
Includes all taxes & fees
Perks
worth over
$170
  • $100 Resort credit
  • Daily Breakfast For 2
  • Room upgrade on arrival, if available
  • Early check-in based on availability
  • Late check-out based on availability
  • Free Wi-Fi

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

Upper East Side, New York City

What it is

An iconic Upper East Side hotel catering to stars and socialites.

What it isn't

Newfangled. Everything's up to date, but the hotel is old-fashioned at heart, down to the white-gloved elevator operators.

What we think

A true New York classic on the Upper East Side, the Carlyle upholds its reputation as a bastion of traditional luxury. It's discreet (JFK and Marilyn Monroe rendezvoused here), secure (royals and heads of state line the guest registry) and elegant (Bemelmans Bar is still a favorite watering hole for socialites and celebrities). The hotel opened in 1930 and has largely maintained the Art Deco style of original designer Dorothy Draper, particularly the black and white marble lobby. Some rooms have been updated by different designers (Thierry Despont; Mark Hampton) and have various looks, but retain a mostly traditional and urbane decor. Specialty suites are worth seeking out—many have commanding views of Central Park and perhaps a baby grand piano. Downstairs, the Café Carlyle is still Manhattan's preeminent cabaret venue, where Woody Allen performs every Monday and Judy Collins, Chita Rivera and others make regular appearances. To stay at the Carlyle is to experience a specific, delicious slice of a certain New York life, one that will never go out of style.

You're here because

You crave the New York of Wes Anderson and Woody Allen films, where Bobby Short provides the soundtrack and Jackie Kennedy might walk in at any moment.

The Moment

Your martini arrives on a silver tray as you settle into your leather banquette at Bemelmans Bar, surrounded by the namesake artist's whimsical murals. The willowy blonde at the next table catches your eye—isn't she on the cover of this month's Town & Country?

Location

Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side, a block from Central Park and a five-minute walk to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

35 East 76th St
New York, 10021
New York, United States

Dining

The Carlyle Restaurant - Classic French American

Gallery - Casual Dining

Bemelmans Bar

The Cafe Carlyle

Family activities

Museums are plentiful and the the MoMa and the Whitney are great options. Have a picnic in Central Park or check out the BEAST Speedboat tour of New York City