With so many historic hotels in the Midtown East 'hood, it’s hard to pick just one to stay in. Nestled between Lexington and 3rd Aves, The Kimberly Hotel should make your list. This boutique hotel specifically caters to the business peeps of the world, but with world class amenities and the prime location, it’s something you just can’t beat.
One of the best things about the Kimberly is that this particular hotel is known for all the rooms being luxury suites. A rare thing in the city of Manhattan, but the Kimberly pulls it off. While the ornate decor (when you get to your room, there is a beyond-awesome bronze door knocker of an eagle) may not be everyone’s style, the luxury has been experienced by Hollywood and political royalty (Presidents Reagan and Carter are previous guests). When climbing into bed (you do legit have to climb or jump for how high the bed is raised) you are wrapped in a cocoon of soft cotton comforters and feather down pillows. And when you wake up to take on the city, make sure to take your morning caffeine out on you private terrace and take in the Manhattan skyline.
While NYC does have some of the best restaurants around, some of those are right within your reach. The Kimberly offers 3 spectacular options for its guests: Bistango for Italian cuisine, Upstairs for drinks with a view, and the Empire Steakhouse for an old school meal.
Bistango, located in the back corner of the hotel lobby, has delicious entrees for either romantic dinner or a homey family meal. Order the eggplant parmigiana and top off your meal with an assortment of tasty gelato. Upstairs at the Kimberly is the most well-known restaurant within the hotel. With one of the only retractable glass roof in in Manhattan, guests are still able to enjoy a rooftop experience even when the frigid Manhattan winters hit. Lastly, we have the Empire Steak House. Located right next door to the hotel, The Empire, transports it’s diners back to the days of 50's dining, soft leather booths on the outer rims of the restaurant with an exuberant wine room tucked away in the back. While the meal does leave something to be desired, there are much better restaurants around the city with a much better atmosphere.
With old school elegance (and a history), the Kimberly Hotel is truly defined as a spacious luxury suite experience for all of it’s guests. So treat yourself and live like a king or queen for a hot sec.
TIME OUT TIP: The Kimberly Hotel may be located in one of Manhattan’s poshest neighborhoods; but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a superb bar and grill to let loose within walking distance. Two blocks up and an avenue over, check out the Turtle Bay Tavern. Nightly happy hours and live band music, are always a recipe for a great night out.