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Essex House

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160 Central Park S, New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-247-0300
18:00 - 04:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 04:00
Sat - Sun 18:00 - 04:00
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Incline Village, Nevada
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124 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Essex House is a good, solid, traditional hotel in the Central Park area. It is convenient to the East Side, walking distance to Madison and 5th Avenues, near the subway and to the park. Rooms are fine and comfortable, service is adequate and staff are fine. Food in the hotel restaurant is erratic - sometimes very good and sometimes... More 

Thank Toni N
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We tried the JW Marriott Essex House this Thanksgiving! I loved the staff however the rooms were not kept up very well. One room the heater didn't work, we were moved to another and the air exchange looked like it hadn't been cleaned in month's. We would often call the At Your Service button and would have no answer. Management... More 

Thank George J
Sara S, Manager at Essex House, responded to this review

Dear George J, Thank you for your feedback. We are thrilled that you were able to enjoy your Thanksgiving with us while in New York City. We are troubled to hear about your experience during your stay. At your earliest convenience, please contact us directly as we would like to rectify this situation as best as possible. We look forward... More 

Medford, New York
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We had just taken out grand daughter to the zoo in Central Park. We spent two hours taking in all the animals. Then we went rock climbing in the park. The melt down came right after that. We needed a place to sit and eat and out of the corner of my eye I saw the Essex house just outside... More 

Thank theTQ
Surrey, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Stayed in a "family suite" and found it v comfortable. Staff extremely efficient, downstairs restaurant/bar good fun.

Thank TibetTrader
Orlando, Florida
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

When you are in the area treat yourself to some well crafted cocktails and great service. The location on the park is great. The bar is bright and airy. The bartenders are very attentive.

Thank BigKahuna100
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for four nights in January. We were lucky and got upgraded to a suite with a Central Park view. The room was huge with a very comfortable bed and a luxurious bathroom with a soaking tub and separate shower. Everything was clean and beautiful. I am attaching a picture of the view from our room.

Thank Beth J
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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243 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

This is a review of the main restaurant in this hotel - the SouthGate restaurant. Ordinarily I'd have just left the review there and been done with it. But look - this is a JW Marriott hotel, which has a very high standard and is one of the higher level brands at Marriott. This pathetic excuse for a restaurant needs... More 

Thank jasoncrh
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Great location. Close to Central Park and Columbus Circle. Superb breakfast in the Executive Lounge. Rooms are dated but decent. Try to get a high floor and facing Central park. The bar is nice, but closes early (midnight), even on weekends. Staff is very attentive, particularly the greeters and doormen. Housekeeping staff is also very good. Gym is adequate. Hotel... More 

Thank Bhang_98
Huntington Beach, California
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

great food, great ambiance, excellent service, amazing location, storied history... about as good as it gets...

1 Thank FunHBMan
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229 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch and had an incredible salad and wonderful wine. Enjoyed the whole experience and caught a little US Open Tennis on the big screen. Great menu variety and all was very tempting.

1 Thank HobbyCheF L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 04:00
17:00 - 04:00
17:00 - 04:00
17:00 - 04:00
17:00 - 04:00
17:00 - 04:00
18:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Central Park S, New York City, NY 10019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-247-0300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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