Alexander Woollcott and Dorothy Parker swapped bon mots in the famous Round Table Room of this 1902 landmark—and you’ll still find writer types holding court on the mismatched armchairs of the sprawling, old-school lobby. The Algonquin certainly trades on its literary past (cartoons from The New Yorker cover the hallways, commemorating Harold Ross, who secured funding for the magazine over long meetings at the Round Table), but a major renovation spruced it up for 21st-century visitors, families included.
|Venue name:||Algonquin Hotel|
59 W 44th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to 42nd St–Bryant Park; 7 to Fifth Ave|
|Price:||$249–$899 double. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|