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Get an overview of this hotelUpper East Side prestige, legendary cabaret and bar

Central Park: 1 block

Host to world leaders and entertainment luminaries, this Upper East Side landmark presides over fashionable Madison Avenue, 1 block from Central Park and 5 blocks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Beguiling Bemelmans

The ultimate New York supper club, Café Carlyle hosts talents such as Woody Allen and Elaine Stritch. Bemelmans Bar is renowned for its enchanting murals by the creator of the Madeline children's books.

Art and antiques

Guestrooms are individually decorated in a classic Louis XVI style, with original artwork and antiques. Beds are dressed with 440-thread-count sheets and sumptuous down duvets. Marble baths feature Kiehl's toiletries.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A stately presence on Madison Avenue, the Carlyle is one block from Central Park and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Neighbors include some of the world's most exclusive couturier shops, such as Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, Yves St. Laurent, and Prada. Museum Mile, a lovely stretch of Fifth Avenue (two blocks west), is home to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Frick Collection, and other renowned cultural venues.

The Carlyle Restaurant, decorated in an English manor house style, is a longtime favorite among Upper East Siders. The adjacent Gallery, with opulent decor inspired by a sultan's palace, is a popular post-midnight haunt for the entertainers at the Café Carlyle and Bemelmans Bar.

WiFi access (surcharge) is available in the lobby. Sense Spa offers a steam room, and unique treatments in a relaxing atmosphere; its fitness center features Technogym equipment. The Yves Durif salon is open seven days a week and offers in-room service.

Valet parking is available in a secure garage.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Health club 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Nightclub 
  • Number of floors - 33 
  • One meeting room 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Total number of rooms - 188 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Year Built 1930 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • DVD player  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Laundry facilities  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 14.95 USD per day )


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Climate control 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • DVD player 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Minibar 
  • Pay movies 
  • Phone 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Slippers 
  • Turndown service 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

The Carlyle Restaurant - Inspired French and regional American cuisine with Greek influences. Longtime favorite among Upper East Siders. Two intimately lit rooms decorated in English manor house style, including Aubusson rugs, Fortuny silk, chintz-covered banquettes, 19th-century engravings. Breakfast and dinner daily. Lunch Monday–Saturday. Sunday brunch. Ladies Who Lunch two-course prix fixe menu Monday–Saturday.

Café Carlyle - Legendary cabaret hosting greats such as Elaine Stritch, Eartha Kitt, and Woody Allen, who jams with the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. Romantic, intimate venue in tradition of 1930s supper club. Music-themed murals by French artist Marcel Vertes, the Oscar-winning art director of the 1952 movie Moulin Rouge. Dinner and entertainment Monday–Saturday.

Bemelmans Bar - Celebrated bar with original murals by Ludwig Bemelmans, artist and creator of Madeline children's books. Murals depict whimsical scenes of Central Park, including picnicking rabbits. Art Deco design includes leather banquettes, dramatic black-granite bar, 24-karat gold leaf–covered ceiling. Classic cocktails. Sophisticated bar menu includes Mini Marinated Lamb Chops and the ground-to-order Carlyle Black Angus Burger. Madeline lunch and afternoon tea for children and parents, with pianist and songs, Friday–Sunday afternoon. Entertainment Monday–Saturday evenings.

The Gallery - Exotic decor inspired by the sultan's dining room at the Topkapi Palace in Turkey. Upper gallery wrapped in deep red, hand-painted wallpaper. Banquettes made of antique kilims and red-fringed velvet chairs. Intimate lower gallery features intricate blue-and-gold wallpaper. À la carte menu 10 AM–2 AM. Continental breakfast, afternoon English tea.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel's health club features cadio equipment by Technogym, an Italian fitness and wellness company.

Central Park, one block west of The Carlyle, encompasses 843 acres of meadows, woods, cliffs, ravines, gardens, paths, and lakes in an emerald setting. Popular walking and running routes include Central Park Drive (closed to traffic during scheduled hours) and the path around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. The Loeb Boathouse, on a picturesque lake, provides rowboat and bicycle rentals. The Wollman Memorial Skating Rink offers ice-skating in the winter and splendid views of the park and city year-round.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

  • Massages 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at Midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.


Pets allowed, Only dogs and cats are allowed, Pet maximum weight in lb is 25

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: USD 35 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 60 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

Awards & Affiliations

  • The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is listed in the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2012 Travel + Leisure 500.
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