The Carlyle is a timeless New York landmark that has maintained the charm and elegance of the 1930s while blending in modern amenities and contemporary sophistication. Its rich history and star-studded guest list make it a favorite for anyone seeking exclusive luxury within the concrete jungle of Manhattan. This striking 35-story Beaux Arts hotel is one block from Central Park and is close to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and iconic shopping along Madison and Fifth Avenue. Whether dining at one of the atmospheric restaurants, sipping a cocktail to the rhythm of jazz, or relaxing in the spa, The Carlyle will captivate your senses and transport you to another time and place.


What can I expect from the area around The Carlyle?

The Carlyle is arguably in one of the finest locations in New York City. The Upper East Side is known for its wealthy residents, refined restaurants, designer boutiques, classic brownstones, and upscale high-rises. Within walking distance you’ll find Central Park and the glamorous shopping streets of Madison and 5th Avenue. Only a ten-minute walk away you’ll find Museum Mile, which includes celebrated collections within the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and El Museo del Barrio. Besides having plenty of activity on your doorstep, The Carlyle’s location allows some rooms to have exceptional views of the city skyline and Central Park.

Key Facts

  • La Guardia Airport is 10 miles away, JFK International airport is 18 miles away, Newark International is 20 miles away and Teterboro’s private airport is 30 miles away
  • Situated in the Upper East Side, one of Manhattan’s infamous, upscale neighborhoods
  • exceptional restaurants, museums, shops, and Central Park are within walking distance

What is special?

  • private car and limousine service may be arranged through the hotel concierge
  • many famous families have made their homes on the Upper East Side, including the Roosevelts, Kennedys, Rockefellers, and Carnegies
  • a short taxi can take you to the Broadway theater district, and to other renowned New York City landmarks

What do the guests say?

  • walking out the front door and shopping on Madison is so convenient
  • excellent access to the neighborhood, including Central Park and museums
  • a grande dame of a hotel; located on the Upper East Side on a quiet street


Are there rooms with views of the New York City skyline?

Each of the 192 rooms at The Carlyle is equally stylish and elegantly decorated with features such as hardwood floors, custom fabrics, and marble-clad bathrooms. You’ll find exceptional comfort, ample space, and unique artistic touches. The 92 spacious suites, some of which have captivating views of the city skyline or Central Park, are the pinnacle of luxury, some of which have housed American presidents, royalty, and celebrities for decades. Choose from a comfortable king-size bed or twin beds. Each room comes with a flat-screen Smart TV, Nespresso coffee machine, slippers and bathrobe, a fully stocked mini-bar, Kiehl’s bathroom amenities, and all the modern amenities you would expect from one of the finest hotels in New York.

Key Facts

  • The Carlyle offers 192 Art Deco-style rooms, including 92 suites, some with stunning Central Park or city views
  • the rooms are beautifully decorated by renowned designers such as Tony Chi and Thierry Despont
  • no two rooms at The Carlyle are the same

What is special?

  • the Presidential Suite encompasses the entire 26th floor and enjoys a 360-degree view of the city, a private elevator, three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a living area with a piano
  • rooms feature the original hardwood floors and charming custom fabrics throughout
  • while each room is unique, you are sure to find each more spacious than the average New York hotel room

What do the guests say?

  • our two-bedroom suite with its courtyard view was extremely quiet and peaceful
  • at the Carlyle, I feel like I’m coming home to my very chic New York City apartment
  • a beautiful room, full of style and atmosphere

Pools & Spa

Does The Carlyle have a spa and salon where I can relax and pamper myself?

The wellness center at The Carlyle is an Upper East Side retreat where you can find pure bliss amid one of the busiest cities in the world. The highly efficient treatments and products of the Valmont Spa, combined with the personalized service you receive, create an exceptional full-body experience of relaxation and escape. Visit the Yves Durif Salon before any special occasion for a dazzling selection of hair, nail, and makeup services from professional technicians and stylists. The fitness center at the hotel combines the latest technology with top-quality equipment to maintain or improve your fitness during your stay.

Key Facts

  • the wellness offerings at The Carlyle include a spa, sauna, beauty salon, and fitness center
  •  the Valmont Spa is a wellness retreat with an extensive menu of pampering facials, massages, and full-body treatments
  • the Yves Durif Salon at The Carlyle is a glamorous full-service salon offering clients a wide menu of hair, nail, and makeup services, including bridal party options

What is special?

  • discover the magic of superior anti-aging treatments at the Valmont Spa
  • Valmont is a Swiss skincare brand that is well-known in elite circles
  • the salon features celebrity hairstylist Yves Durif and his team of world-class stylists

What do the guests say?

  • had an incredible experience at Valmont spa; my esthetician was extremely knowledgeable
  • the spa was great, the facilities spotless, and it was a very relaxing and rewarding experience
  • The Valmont products are fabulous, and the therapists were top-notch


What types of cuisine do they serve in the restaurants at The Carlyle, and will there be live music?

The Carlyle’s timeless New York dining experiences range from mid-19th century nostalgia to afternoon tea, or from a supper club cabaret to the authentic Manhattan backdrop of a jazzy cocktail bar. Dowling’s at The Carlyle features elegant American classics with throwback dishes from the past century, while Café Carlyle celebrates the golden age of New York cabaret. If you’re looking for old-world piano or jazz to accompany an extensive drink menu, Bemelmans Bar remains one of the best cocktails bars in the world. Whether you’re looking for a bright and cheerful setting or a peaceful and moody atmosphere, you’re sure to find culinary masterpieces, flawless service, and artistic flare in any of these establishments.

Key Facts

  • three restaurants and a legendary bar make up the dining and drinking options at The Carlyle
  • Café Carlyle is an intimate supper club with classic cabaret shows, while The Gallery specializes in Afternoon Tea
  • The Dowling’s at the Carlyle serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a weekend brunch

What is special?

  • Director Woody Allen plays clarinet with his Jazz Band, regularly on Monday nights at Café Carlyle
  • Bemelmans Bar features works by the author and illustrator of the Madeline books, as well as murals depicting the changing seasons of Central Park
  • Dowling’s at the Carlyle was named for Robert Whittle Dowling, an urban planner who acquired the hotel in the 1940s

What do the guests say?

  • the restaurant and bar were amazing as we enjoyed the jazz music, as well as the special champagne bar
  • We had one of the most amazing meals I’ve ever had in New York City – the Steak Diane at Dowling’s is a must, and it has to be followed with the ice cream sundae
  • we had an amazing culinary experience and excellence in service


What attractions can I experience within walking distance from The Carlyle?

From guided museum tours to a martini masterclass to a family picnic in Central Park, The Carlyle creates a calendar of events and optional experiences for its guests. The hotel concierge will help arrange activities on your wish list during your stay in New York City. Transportation by private car or classic New York-style taxi is an easy way to be whisked away in minutes to places like Time Square, the Empire State Building, or Broadway. However, you don’t have to go far to reach some of the most iconic locations, such as Central Park, Museum Mile, and Madison and Fifth Avenue, which are all on your doorstep when staying at The Carlyle.

Key Facts

  • easily reach the theater district and other sources of entertainment by private car or taxi from the hotel
  • indulge in some of the Upper East Side’s best shopping opportunities just outside your door on Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue
  • Central Park is only a block away, making it easy to wake up for an early morning stroll in one of the most famous parks in the world.

What is special?

  • immerse yourself in history and culture in the galleries, art displays, and decor within the hotel
  • The location offers a wealth of activity on your doorstep
  • book one of the exclusive experiences arranged by The Carlyle to make your stay extra special

What do the guests say?

  • we were made to feel incredibly welcome wherever we went – everyone we met was friendly, warm, and professional
  • the entire staff makes us feel special, warm, and welcome
  •  a wonderful spot to experience Manhattan
  •  this hotel truly embodies all the best of New York from the past

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