Once upon a time, the New Yorker magazine was founded right here at this Midtown West landmark. The Harvard and Yale clubs are on the same block, and tuxedo-clad waiters serve guests as they have for more than a century. The old-world appeal is backed up by real literary pedigree—William Faulkner, Maya Angelou and a whole host of famous writers have stayed at The Algonquin. (It can’t hurt to bring your notebook.) There’s an in-house cat named Matilda, an oak-paneled Edwardian lobby and plush leather banquettes at the Blue Bar.
|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|
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