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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Very much a mixed bag. Of course it is a fabulous location right across the street from Central Park. We had a marvelous view looking down on Central Park which I would have appreciated much more it the windows weren't so dusty and dirty. The lobby is very attractive and well maintained and the beds are quite comfortable.The linens are...

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Maria F, Manager at JW Marriott Essex House New York, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. I would like to apologize for your disappointment with your stay. I am glad that Ramon could help you throughout your stay. If you would like to further discuss your stay please feel free to reach out to us directly.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Stayed here during an overnight layover in New York. The location is brilliant - situated right in front of Central Park and not far from Times Square. Really enjoyed the classic art deco design and the elegant, cozy rooms reminiscent of the 1920s. The lounge on the first floor is really spacious, and has a diverse selection of food (especially...

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Reviewed 7 June 2014

I've been staying at the Essex House for year, through various ownership. It's now a JW Marriott and I find it's still the same quality and comfort that I've always experienced. The rooms are well appointed and comfortable. The staff is wonderful and attentive. Marriott Gold members have access to a club lounge that provides great breakfast options as well...

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Maria F, Manager at JW Marriott Essex House New York, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed our Executive Lounge. We hope you will stay with us again the next time you are in New York City!

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I stayed at the JW Marriott Essex House for two nights (Thur & Fri) in late May for Memorial Day Weekend. It's important to mention that I got the hotel through Priceline's Name Your Own Price service for around $200/night. With that in mind, I thought the hotel is ok. The lobby is very nice and has an "old elegance"...

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Sterling, Virginia
Reviewed 4 June 2014

I really have nothing else to say but perfect. The location is unbelievable! Easy to get to the Metro, easy to get to Times Square and Theatre District. Just overall, an awesome experience. My only advice is to NOT use the bellmen. Just walk about 10 yards up the street and get your own cab. Not worth paying a bellman....

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Winchester, Virginia
Reviewed 2 June 2014

The location of this hotel, across from Central Park, is fantastic. And the service was wonderful. But the condition of the room left much to be desired. From broken closet knobs to pealing ceiling paint in the bathroom, to a toilet that would run all day unless you jiggled the handle, the conditions were bad considering the hefty price.

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Maria F, Manager at JW Marriott Essex House New York, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are glad you enjoyed our location and the service. We have taken note to all of the areas that need improvement, so we can make enhancements to the areas mentioned. We hope you will stay with us again the next time you are in New York City!

Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 1 June 2014

I was in town for a short weekend trip to see the Yankees play the Red Sox, but I like to stay near Central Park, so I decided to try the JW Marriott Essex House. It's located on the southern tip of Central Park, which makes it a prime location. I had a park-view room, which was quite nice. The...

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Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are glad that you had such a wonderful experience with us! We hope that you will stay with us again soon!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2014

great service, accommodating staff. Views from the higher floors have great views of central park - bear in mind you'll have to ask for the park view when booking. Very centrally located. you can walk to times square from here. great clean newly decorated rooms when we visited in 2008. Mattress very comfortable and a great choice of pillows available.

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Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 29 May 2014

By "decent value," of course I mean by Midtown standards. This hotel is a renovated older building, with all the constraints that implies. My room was small for anywhere else in North America but decently sized for New York. The room was comfortable, including the bed. The desk was narrow but usable. The bathroom is small by contemporary standards. The...

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

You just can't ask for a better location in NYC. Located on Central Park South so you are out of the hub bub of Times square and just a walk across the street to Central Park. My wife an I stayed here over Memorial Day Weekend and found the room to be exactly what we were looking for. A real...

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Since opening its doors in 1931, the JW Marriott Essex House New York has served as an iconic Central Park hotel, delivering exceptional experiences for its guests. This New York luxury hotel welcomes you with contemporary guestrooms and suites – many affording views of Central Park – that offer distinctive amenities and the latest in technology. ... more   less 

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Address: 160 Central Park S, New York City, NY 10019-1502
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Price Range: $457 - $1,098 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — JW Marriott Essex House New York 3*
Number of rooms: 515
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Also Known As:
Jumeirah Essex House Hotel New York City
Jumeirah Essex Hotel
Hotel Jumeirah Essex
Hotel Style:
#131 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#144 Business Hotel in New York City
#191 Family Hotel in New York City
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