Intercontinental New York Barclay  4 stars

111 East 48Th Street, New York, United States, 10017-1297  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

Intercontinental The Barclay New York is a large business oriented luxury hotel with 600 sleeping rooms in the tradition of New York’s grand hotels. The location is also great for tourists and it is conveniently located within a short walk of Grand Central Station. The sleeping rooms are spacious and very comfortable. The lobby is visually stunning and expansive. The hotel restaurant cuisine is not spectacular but there are more than enough great eating spots in the immediate area to keep you well fed for quite a while.

Verified Reviews:

  • Comfortable bed - Incredibly small bathroom - Service efficient and helpful
  • Good for it's location for business purposes - Adequate gym - No wireless in the rooms
  • Very close to grand central station - Hotel was very clean - Food there is expensive
  • Rooms were a good size - Bathroom was a tad small - Breakfast was excellent
  • Athmosphere was quite ok - Food in the restaurant was amazing - Staff very friendly

Overview

Enjoying a prime location at the heart of Manhattan, the five-star Barclay New York Hotel is an ideal choice to stay at while you are in New York, regardless the purpose of your stay.

The hotel's building dates back to 1920, when it was firstly built, but after a recent renovation, a spirit of past and present is completed with free Wi-Fi access and a full health club, offering various treatments for body and soul.

The Barclay New York Hotel includes 662 rooms, comprising suites and deluxe rooms, where complete private bathrooms, TVs and internet access come as standard.

Guests are offered a full breakfast at the hotel's breakfast room, while during the day they are welcomed to the on-site a la carte restaurant or to the grill bar, with wide choice of food and drinks.

Underground stations are located within 200-400m from the hotel, while Grand Train Station is situated only 500m away.

The personnel at the hotel speaks English, Deutch, French, Spanish, Italiano, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean.

Number of floors   14.  Number of rooms   686.

Distance to:

  • City center New York - 3.3 mi
  • Airports: La Guardia (LGA) - 5.6 mi, Teterboro (TEB) - 8.0 mi
  • Train stations: Grand Central Station - 1700 ft, Penn Station - 1.1 mi
  • Underground stations: 51st Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) - 1000 ft, Grand Central – 42nd Street - 1700 ft
  • Bus stop - 700 ft
  • Restaurants: Barclay Bar & Grill (Cuisine: Contemporary) - 100 ft, Smith & Wollensky - New York City (Cuisine: Steakhouse) - 1000 ft

Rooms

Guest rooms at The Barclay New York Hotel are all tastefully appointed with modern furniture and all feature cutting edge facilities, namely direct dial telephones, satellite TVs, VCR players, wired internet access and air conditioning.

Each room comes with a private bathroom, which includes a hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers.

Moreover, there are tea/coffee facilities, mini bars and mini fridges available in every room to provide a high level of comfort.

Dining options

A full breakfast is offered daily at the hotel's breakfast cafeteria at additional price.

The Barclay Bar and Grill, situated in the lobby, treats its guests to Italian food and offers an extensive cocktail menu.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Work

Eighteen meeting rooms are well-appointed and can place up to 320 guests for any type of events.

Business facilities include a DVD player, LCD projectors, a white-board, modem lines, microphones and digital projectors.

Free Wi-Fi is offered in public areas of the hotel.

Wired internet access is available in the hotel rooms for USD14 per day.

Leisure

A health club, a fitness center and massage treatments will make you feel refreshed while staying at the hotel.

Additional features

The hotel includes 18 accessible rooms with roll-in showers and accessible bathrooms. Moreover, there is a handicapped parking, available at the hotel.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Front desk
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and the rate is USD 16.95 per day

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 60 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
  • Grab bars in bathroom
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Health club
  • Shiatsu massage
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Voice mail
  • Speaker phone
  • Bathtub
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Sitting area
  • DVD player
  • iHome
  • Living room
  • Video on demand

Policies

Check-In

from  4 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed

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Guest rooms at The Barclay New York Hotel are all tastefully appointed with modern furniture and all feature cutting edge facilities, namely direct dial telephones, satellite TVs, VCR players, wired internet access and air conditioning.

Each room comes with a private bathroom, which includes a hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers.

Moreover, there are tea/coffee facilities, mini bars and mini fridges available in every room to provide a high level of comfort.

Double Room
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Intercontinental New York Barclay Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds
Size: 270 sq. feet

The room with wheelchair access includes a King size bed, bathroom and all modern amenities.

Room facilities
    Deluxe Room
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    Intercontinental New York Barclay Deluxe Room
    Bed type: Double Beds or King Size Bed
    Size: 270 sq. feet

    The room includes two Double beds, oversized living room and marble bathroom.

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      Executive King Room
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      Intercontinental New York Barclay Executive King Room
      Intercontinental New York Barclay Executive King Room
      Intercontinental New York Barclay Executive King Room
      Bed type: King Size Bed
      Size: 295 sq. feet

      The room with wheelchair access includes a King size bed, bathroom and all modern amenities.

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        Junior Suite King
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        Intercontinental New York Barclay Junior Suite King
        Bed type: King Size Bed

        The room includes a King size bed, living room with sofa bed, bathroom and all modern amenities.

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          Superior King Room
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          Intercontinental New York Barclay Superior King Room
          Bed type: King Size Bed or Queen Size Bed

          The room includes a King size bed, bathroom and all modern amenities.

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            Deluxe King Room
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            Intercontinental New York Barclay Deluxe King Room
            Bed type: Double Beds or King Size Bed
            Size: 270 sq. feet

            The room includes a King size bed, en-suite bathroom, coffeemaker and other modern facilities.

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              Twin Suite
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              Intercontinental New York Barclay Twin Suite
              Intercontinental New York Barclay Twin Suite
              Intercontinental New York Barclay Twin Suite
              Bed type: King Size Bed

              The room includes two Twin beds in one bedroom, working desk area, living room, private bathroom and all modern amenities.

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                Intercontinental New York Barclay LocationWhat's nearby

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                What's nearby

                What's nearby.

                The city center with its attractions, shops and museums is only 5km away from the hotel.

                Famous Central Park, which is popular among families and couples, is situated within a 20-minute walk.

                Rockefeller Center, comprising 19 commercial buildings, can be reached within 10 minutes on foot from the hotel.

                Metrazur, one of the most popular restaurants of Manhattan, is only 200m from the hotel.

                Saint Patrick's Cathedral, highly estimated by people interested in history, is located only 300m away from The Barclay New York Hotel.

                Tourist attractions
                Train stations
                Shopping areas
                Museums
                • Architectural League
                  700 ft
                • Jeanie Johnson CO
                  700 ft
                • Dahesh Museum Inc
                  1000 ft
                Halls
                Universities, Institutes
                • Saint Bonaventure University
                  400 ft
                • Gemological Institute-America
                  1000 ft
                • Cornell University
                  1000 ft
                • Institute of Allied Medical
                  1400 ft
                • Berkeley International ED
                  1400 ft
                Casinos
                Underground stations

                Local Attractions

                • Central Park
                  1.1 mi
                  59th to 110th St., from Central Park West to 5th Ave., New York City
                • Shakespeare Garden
                  5000 ft
                  W. Park Dr. and 79th St. Transverse, New York City
                • Museum of Arts and Design
                  5100 ft
                  2 Columbus Circle, New York City
                • Time Warner Center
                  5100 ft
                  10 Columbus Circle, New York City
                • Westside Theater
                  1.0 mi
                  407 West 43rd St., New York City

                Near the hotel

                • Top of the Rock Observation Deck
                  1700 ft
                  30 Rockefeller Center, New York City
                • Forbidden Broadway
                  600 ft
                  47th Street Theatre, New York City
                • St. Bartholomew's Church
                  600 ft
                  109 E. 50th St., New York City
                • Grand Central Terminal
                  1300 ft
                  42nd Street and Park Avenue, New York City
                • St. Patrick's Cathedral
                  1200 ft
                  460 Madison Avenue, New York City
                • MetLife Building
                  1100 ft
                  200 Park Av., New York City
                • Seagram Building
                  1400 ft
                  375 Park Ave., New York City

                Restaurants Nearby

                • Barclay Bar & Grill

                  74% likes this, based on 89 reviews
                  Cuisine: Contemporary
                  Price Range: USD 37 - USD 52

                  100 ft
                  111 East 48th Street

                  Phone: 212 906 3130

                • Smith & Wollensky - New York City

                  76% likes this, based on 717 reviews
                  Cuisine: Steakhouse
                  Price Range: USD 40 - USD 60

                  1000 ft
                  797 Third Avenue

                  Phone: 212-753-1530

                • Raffles

                  Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop

                  300 ft
                  511 Lexington Ave.

                  Phone: (212) 223-6785‎

                • Avra Estiatorio

                  71% likes this, based on 264 reviews
                  Cuisine: Seafood, Greek
                  Price Range: USD 41 - USD 61

                  500 ft
                  141 East 48th Street

                  Phone: (212) 759-8550

                • Lexington Brass

                  63% likes this, based on 105 reviews
                  Cuisine: American
                  Price Range: USD 32 - USD 51

                  400 ft
                  517 Lexington Ave

                  Phone: 212-392-5976

                Getting there.

                Airport La Guardia is located only 20km from the hotel.

                By taxi it will take you 45min to reach the hotel and will cost you USD45.

                Newark Liberty International Airport is 25km away.

                By taxi it will cost you USD75 to get to the hotel.

                Grand Central Train Station is 500m away from The Barclay New York Hotel.

                Penn Station is located 1.7km far.

                Getting around.

                The underground station 51st Street IRT Lexington Avenue Line can be reached within a two-minute walk.

                Grand Central – 42nd Street metro station is 400m away.

                The bus stop is located at the hotel's doorstep, only 100m away.

                Private hotel parking costs USD60 per day with no reservation needed in advance.

                Intercontinental New York Barclay Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Intercontinental New York Barclay

                Average guest rating

                7.4
                out of 10
                Very good
                Based on 172 reviews

                Rating by category:

                Location
                8.9
                Rooms
                7.0
                Service
                6.3
                Value
                7.3
                Dining
                7.2

                Individual guest reviews

                • Group of friends

                  The room service prices seem a bit excessive

                  • Average rating
                    7.4
                • Couple

                  Nice Reception people.

                  Terrible bathroom, old and tiny.

                  • Average rating
                    7.4
                • Group of friends

                  The concierge was helpful and the hotel was very close to heart of NYC. The bed was very comfortable.

                  The checkin clerk was offhand to the point of being rude. Parking (valet) was astronomical at $60 per day plus taxes. Drinks in the bar were also hugely overinflated, but maybe this is standard for NYC hotels.

                  • Average rating
                    6.6
                • Single

                  Room sizes good. Staff friendly.

                  Very tired decor throughout the hotel. Noise from street level. Didnt think it was an intercontinental hotel - probably why I was a little disappointed.

                  • Average rating
                    7.4
                • Single

                  Very nice staff at this hotel. Very courteous and helpful with all inquiries, checking in, etc. I received exactly the room location that I had requested when booking. Extremely comfortable bed and the room size was excellent. Beautiful lobby and bar area. I recommend this hotel and would definitely stay there again.

                  The carpet in my room was pretty worn so looked dirty even though it probably was clean. It would have helped if the bellman delivering my luggage had pointed out a few features of the room, how to adjust the alarm clock, where the coffee maker was hidden, etc. I had real trouble trying to adjust the clock time as it wasn't on the correct time when I arrived. It took me quite a while to realize that there was a coffee maker in my room. Nice that it was so discreet, but I almost missed it! These are very minor points compared to the over all positives of my stay.

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Single

                  The location was very good.

                  My room faced to 48th and the traffic noise was very loud all night. My bathroom smelled of urine very badly.

                  • Average rating
                    7.4
                • Group of friends

                  Con Ed was working on the line and we had no hot water from 11pm -10:30 am. Hotel comped the room

                  • Average rating
                    8.2
                • Older travelers

                  The location is very good. The consierge was very helpfull and the reception stuff made us feel quite welcome. Thank you.

                  Breakfast including is most comfortable like in europe and in Israel.

                  • Average rating
                    7.4
                • Group of friends

                  The Intercontinental Barclay is a lovely hotel & is very well situated for a city break to New York - not too far from anywhere but not right in the middle of all the buzz. Our room was very comfortable, clean & quiet....... which in NY is an absolute blessing!

                  We were disappointed to learn that there wasn't free internet access & at $7.95 for 15 minutes access, it's fairly expensive even for just a short burst. I only wanted to update my Facebook but before I knew it I was into my 2nd 15 minute slot & had to pay about £10 for the pleasure. From the money the hotel is raking in (eg. $40 for 2 drinks at the bar!), I don't think free internet & monitor access is unreasonable. I've never had to pay for it in any other hotel I've ever stayed in.

                  • Average rating
                    9.6
                • Single

                  Service staff had an, "I want you to be pleased," attitude and they lived up to their attitude.

                  The business center is too expensive. Most business people will want easy and economical, preferably free, access to computers and internet. This is a minimal amenity for business travelers.

                  • Average rating
                    8.8
                • Couple

                  The location was excellent and the beds were comfortable.

                  We had to change rooms twice within three days. The first was due to a large gap at the base of the door which allowed a lot of noise in. They upgraded us from a Queen to King room, but tv in the second room stopped working and they couldn't replace it. Wifi could only be accessed in the lobby but had poor reception. The bathrooms were tiny, especially for a King room. Coffee facilities were limited.

                  • Average rating
                    6.6
                • Couple

                  The location of the hotel was great, we could walk to almost all major attractions. The room was comfortable and the breakfast was excellent. The staff were helpful allowing us to have a late check-out on the day we left & overall we had a lovely saty at The Barclay. I would defiitely stay there again.

                  It can be quite noisy in the rooms if you are in one that faces the road - the constant beeping of taxis & whistling by the hotel staff to flag down a taxi can get a bit much at times

                  • Average rating
                    7.8
                • Single

                  it was central and close to the bus pick up for Javits centre

                  no cafe style dining

                  • Average rating
                    8.4
                • Older travelers

                  Location good.

                  No facility for making tea in the rooms. The extracters in the bathrooms did not work. Complementary Tea/coffee in lobby stopped at 7am.Basic internet facility should be complementary. the bathrooms are too small.

                  • Average rating
                    5.0
                • Group of friends

                  Location was good for walking but, I was very dissappointed at how dirty smelling the lobby was.

                  I stayed in NYC before and after a trip to the Galapagos. On the way down I stayed at a Hilton and on th way back I spent a little extra to end the holiday on a high note and chose the Intercontinental. In Asia Intercon hotels are luxurious and wonderful. The Intercon Barclay was a big dissappointment. The smell in the lobby for all 3 days was sour and foul. It reminded me of a gym locker. I hated walking through the lobby and sometimes you could smell it on the stairs before you even entered the building. Considering I paid about 100 dollars more a night then the Hilton, which was only three streets away, the room was very small and cramped. The bathroom was also very small, dirty, and the grout in the tile had not been cleaned well

                  • Average rating
                    5.8
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