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Reviewed 6 December 2013

The service and courtesy at this Marriott was top notch. Granted we used Marriott points for our stay, which would have been a bit pricey otherwise. The hotel is a block from The Plaza, one block from Columbus Circle and across the street from Central Park. I suggest that those on a budget dine at places other than the hotel....

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Baltimore, MD USA
Reviewed 2 December 2013

We were visiting NYC with our 13 and 7 year olds, arriving on the day after Thanksgiving and staying two nights. We wanted Broadway access, park access, the Met, maybe a little shopping, but most of the places with suites over near 5th Avenue were booked. I was leary because of the recent reviews of the Essex House, but decided...

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2Thank Sirisly
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 December 2013

This was my first stay at the Essex House. We have stayed at countless other hotels in NYC and countless brands. We dealt with Laura, the front desk manager, and she was so easy to deal with and accommodating to my family's needs. Definitely recommend getting a bigger room (which we did) if you have more than 2 people and...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 December 2013

My family and I have stayed almost yearly at the Essex House, now called the JW Marriott Essex House, in New York City over the last decade. We were always very impressed with both the service and the hotel itself when the Jumeirah group owned it. However, since Marriott bought it about one year ago it has gone downhill. Upon...

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3Thank Fil S
Sag Harbor, New York
Reviewed 1 December 2013

We booked our rooms for the Thanksgiving parade months in advance this year because we stayed at the Essex House last year during Thanksgiving and had such a great time! While sorting through and organizing all the Thanksgiving revelers and reservations must be a nightmare for the hotel, the staff accomplished it with such aplomb and courtesy, we were blown...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

Do not order room service... It is ridiculously expensive!!! Sorry but I had to start off with that. Other then the expenses this is the place to go. It's very nice and located in a very convenient area in the city. The people are really nice and helpful

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 1 December 2013

It was a nice property with excellent customer service. The building is old and dated but the location is superb right across from the park with 5th avenue shopping just just over a few blocks. The quality was JW.

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1Thank Rodney N
New York
Reviewed 29 November 2013

A number of staff were off hand and rude and after four hours out in freezing conditions watching the parade we came inside to get a warming cup of coffee but were advised that the facilities were closed as there was a private function. Again later on we were told that we could not sit at a table from 3.30...

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Atlanta
Reviewed 29 November 2013

An experience to put on your "Bucket List"! My wife is so happy to have the opportunity to watch the Thanksgiving Parade from our hotels front door. We braved the cold and then went upstairs to our room to listen to the commentary on t.v. The security staff were great in controlling the crowds returning back to hotel. Sharlene, at...

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Maria F, Manager at JW Marriott Essex House New York, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! We ae so glad that you enjoyed your holiday with us! We hope to welcome you back to the JW Marriott Essex House very soon! Happy Holidays!

Tenafly, New Jersey
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Iv'e always wanted to stay at the Essex House and I wasn't disappointed with my stay. The rooms were spotless and the service was great! We got a mahhantan suite which included a foyer entre, a powder room, a big living room with work desk, a big separate bedroom, and a marvelous bathroom with separate tub and shower. The views...

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Since opening its doors in 1931, the JW Marriott Essex House New York has served as an iconic Central Park hotel, delivering exceptional experiences for its guests. This New York luxury hotel welcomes you with contemporary guestrooms and suites – many affording views of Central Park – that offer distinctive amenities and the latest in technology. ... more   less 

Additional Information about JW Marriott Essex House New York

Address: 160 Central Park S, New York City, NY 10019-1502
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Price Range: $337 - $1,327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — JW Marriott Essex House New York 3*
Number of rooms: 515
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Also Known As:
Jumeirah Essex House Hotel New York City
Jumeirah Essex Hotel
Hotel Jumeirah Essex
Hotel Style:
#131 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#144 Business Hotel in New York City
#191 Family Hotel in New York City
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