New York City is only about a three and a half hour train ride from my home west of Boston, and we visit somewhat frequently. While there are loads of hotels in Manhattan, I typically look for hotels that have decent-sized rooms – which can be very rare in Manhattan, where tiny hotel rooms are the norm. I also like to be located centrally, so that I can walk just about everywhere that I want to go, and it’s essential that my hotel is absolutely spotless. The Omni Berkshire Place in Midtown Manhattan has all of these.
Less flashy than its neighbors the New York Palace and the Waldorf Astoria, the Omni Berkshire Place is modern, elegant, and comfortable. It’s centrally located just a few blocks from such attractions as Times Square, Fifth Avenue, Radio City Music Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Rockefeller Plaza. If you need a cab, the hotel’s bellmen are more than happy to get one for you – but you can walk almost anywhere.
The rooms and amenities at the Omni Berkshire Hotel
The hotel’s rooms are decent-sized, with built-in closets, large bathrooms, flat-screen televisions, comfortable beds, and large work desks. Due to the location of the hotel, they do cater quite a bit to business guests, and the amenities reflect that. Suites, However, it’s still a very family-friendly hotel, and the brand offers kid’s amenities such as kid’s backpacks handed to each kid at check-in. Join the free Select Guest program for free coffee/tea delivery, as well as other perks.
I was most impressed with the cleanliness and decor of the Omni Berkshire Hotel. This recently-renovated hotel is completely spotless, and the room decor is clean and elegant, making the rooms seem even more uncluttered. It’s a great place for families and individuals to stay!
Expect to pay about $400-$600 rack rate per night, although packages and specials are often available.
21 East 52nd Street at Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212) 754-5000
Disclosure: I stayed at the Omni Berkshire Place at no cost for purposes of review.