Ratings based on 758 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from london

Great stay with the family!

Posted Feb 21, 2017
From the initial check in, concierge support, bar staff, welcome staff, room size, quality, cleanliness and value for money, I can not find any fault in our 6 night stay at the hotel. Great location and great hotel!
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 21, 2017 by Sara, Hotel Management
Dear huw, We are pleased to read your kind words. It is fantastic to hear you enjoyed a flawless stay in New York City. Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Williamstown, MA

Very comfortable hotel close to a lot!

Posted Jan 27, 2017
Pros: Very nice and very helpful staff, and its great location.
Cons: Nothing that I can think of.
Location: Very close to Central Park, the Metropolitan Opera, the Natural History Museum, Museum of Modern Art but also to close to a horrible spot, Trump Tower
Able to walk to many wonderful spots such as the Metropolitan Opera, the Natural History Museum, Museum of Modern Art but also to a horrible spot, Trump Tower.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 30, 2017 by Sara, Hotel Management
Dear Tom, Thank you for the excellent review. We are thrilled our staff was helpful and kind and that you enjoyed our location near Central Park, The Metropolitan Opera and so many other wonderful New York City attractions. If you are ever back in the area, we would be delighted to host you again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Caracas-Venezuela

Nice hotel close to all transport systems

Posted Jan 26, 2017
Wonder-full location, right in the middle of everything in NYC!!!, all transport systems are available and it is in front of the Central Park. The Bar and restaurant are exquisite!!! Very recommended for couples for a weekend in love! Near Columbus Circle where you can find nice shopping and top restaurants!! We went to a Jazz bar in Columbus Circle it was one of the most wonderfull experience that me and my spouse had ever
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 30, 2017 by sa, Hotel Management
Dear Juan Carlos, Thank you for the kind words. We love our location near Central Park and other NYC spots, and are thrilled you enjoyed it as well. With so much to do in the city, it is wonderful that you were able to explore and find new, exciting places. We are glad you found SOUTHGATE so appetizing, and that the weekend went off without a hitch. We hope you come see us again soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great hotel + great location

Posted Jan 24, 2017
Very comfortable and excellent location. Only criticism was no tea/coffee facilities in the room.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 26, 2017 by Sara, Hotel Management
Dear Traveler, Thank you for this wonderful review. It is delightful to hear you found the accommodations comfortable and appreciated our proximity to excellent New York City hot spots. We will keep your feedback in mind as we update our hotel. We look forward to serving you again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Alexandria, Va

Opera Trip

Posted Jan 21, 2017
Pros: Suites, restaurant, and staff are the best.
Cons: No complaints or issues. Just complements.
Location: Opposite Central Park South. Walk to Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Met and MOMA Museums.
Fantastic stay. Upgrade from booked Junior Suite. Breakfast & dinner in restaurant every night. Went to two operas at Lincoln Center. This is a thrice repeat stay at this excellent hotel with excellent service. Thank you.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 24, 2017 by Sara, Hotel Management
Dear Phyllis, We are delighted to read your review. It is wonderful to know your experiences at our hotel have kept you coming back. We work towards making our accommodations, dining options and dedicated staff the best they can be, and we are pleased you took notice. With our proximity to Central Park, Lincoln Center and other New York City attractions, we are happy to know you were able to explore at your leisure. We look forward to seeing you again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Seattle

Paying for location not amenities

Posted Dec 28, 2016
Great service, location and views of the park; however not the quality in room that I'd expect for the price. Given the convenience of subways in NYC, it may be advisable to get something farther into midtown at a lower rate. If you want the view of central park, this is the place!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 3, 2017 by Sara, Hotel Management
Dear JB, Thank you for taking a moment to tell us about your most recent stay. While we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed beautiful views of Central Park and experienced great service, it is unfortunate to hear the quality of your accommodations were not up to our standard of excellence. As we continue to update and renovate, we hope to get the chance to welcome you back.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Boston

Perfect location and property!

Posted Dec 26, 2016
This hotel was perfect for my family's Christmas weekend in the city, with shopping and shows close by, easy access to Rockefeller Center and Central Park, and cheerful staff and decorations inside. It was my fist stay at Essex House, but it won't be the last.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 3, 2017 by Sara, Hotel Management
Dear Carmen, Thank you for telling us about your most recent visit. Christmas is a magical time, and we are thrilled you chose to spend it with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our staff and holiday decorations. It is fantastic knowing you took advantage of our proximity to Central Park, Rockefeller Center and other wonderful attractions. We would love to welcome you again in the future.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Central Park hotel

Posted Dec 24, 2016
Walk outside and you are in Central Park. Close to different subway lines.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 3, 2017 by Sara, Hotel Management
Dear Traveler, We are grateful you took the time to share your experience. It is terrific to hear you enjoyed our hotel and the wonderful convenience of being steps from Central Park and public transportation. If you find yourself back in New York, we would love to welcome you again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Overlooking Central Park

Posted Dec 21, 2016
Great location on Central Park South with a room and view overlooking the park. Unfortunately the room had a musty smell when the heater fan came on and the fan rattled all night.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 3, 2017 by Sara, Hotel Management
Dear Traveler, We greatly appreciate your review. While we are elated to hear you enjoyed our lovely location and views, we are concerned by the challenges you describe. Your comments have been noted and will be used when making improvements in the future. We hope you will consider returning for a truly five-star experience.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from M

oldie, but goodie

Posted Dec 18, 2016
Wonderful wonderful...elegant as always. The entire staff aimed tonlkease. We are native New Yorkers who stayed in the city for the weekend. We shall return!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 3, 2017 by Sara, Hotel Management
Dear marge, Thank you for your wonderful words. We are pleased you enjoyed our beautiful hotel, and that our staff was friendly and helpful. We hope to serve you again soon.