If you have a taste for memorabilia, great architecture, or classic New York charm, try the Belleclaire Hotel, a mid-range boutique hotel at 250 West 77th Street on New York's Upper West Side. A skyscraper in its day, the hotel was an early Beaux-Arts / Art Deco work by the famed American architect Emery Roth. During the Belleclaire's fashionable days, notable guests included Mark Twain, Babe Ruth, and Maxim Gorky. This landmark hotel, with its corner tower and carved facade, was saved from ruin, renovated, and skillfully refurbished in 2008. The new lobby, crowned with a 40-foot atrium, blends modern and Edwardian chic with the classical accents of the hotel's original tile-mosaic flooring.
Accommodation for Every Taste
Accommodation ranges from attractive rooms to themed suites and tower arrangements with near-circular views. Business travelers enjoy free access to the business center, and can book the Broadway meeting room. The hotel is wheelchair accessible and family friendly, with no charge for children under sixteen. Guests also enjoy a 24-hour fitness center. A concierge service arranges tours and reservations for guests.
A Popular Place
On the Upper West Side, Belleclaire Hotel is centrally located amongst fashionable boutiques, street cafes and restaurants. The hotel is also just a few blocks from the iconic attractions of Central Park and the Museum of Natural History, and within walking distance of the Lincoln Center.
Flight was delayed a full day, so we headed over to the hotel and was pleasantly surprised at the how much we got for our money's worth! The staff was extremely accommodating as well.
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Clean, nicely designed rooms; comfortable and cozy
Construction work in rooms opposite - woken up by loud drilling and hammering at 9am for two of my three night stay. I think I should have been alerted to this fact before I registered.
The crisp white linens every day along with big fluffy towels. The staff were uniformly friendly and helpful. Being able to check our bags for a couple of hours on the day of departure prior to leaving for the airport was very appreciated.
Convienent location to sights. Nice neighborhood. Great restaurants and grocers. Safe, lovely area with everything at your fingertips. Friendly, helpful staff.
room was clean and nicely furnished, close to dining, shopping,and subway
window coverings did little to filter outside noise, bath room sink was tiny
hotel was at good location, clean and quiet
location, privacy, and all the above