New York, United States

Chambers

Rates from (ex tax)$205.00

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD235.24), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Elegant, affluent

Setting

Midtown west

A modernist crash pad in Midtown Manhattan, the Chambers hotel has a few design tricks up its sleeve: concrete bathrooms, open ceilings with pipes exposed and glass desks worthy of any discerning graphic designer – complete with coloured pencils and industrial lamps. The furnishings in the spacious rooms, on the other hand, beckon you to relax, with sumptuous fabrics and a muted colour palette. Downstairs, the David Chang restaurant is one of the city's most popular.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

77 rooms: including five suites.

Check–Out

Noon. Check-out 3pm. Both flexible on request, according to availability.

Rates

Double rooms from $205.00, excluding tax at 14.75 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of $3.50 per room per night on check-out.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD235.24), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates usually exclude breakfast. The à la carte menu features eggs, waffles and granola and costs upwards of US$25.

At the hotel

Personal shoppers, free use of iPads, CD/DVD with big library, and free WiFi throughout. In-room: 42-inch plasma screen TVs, iPod dock, Frette bathrobes, Red Flower products and a minibar with free bottled water.

Our favourite rooms

Deluxe rooms face onto 56th Street, with lots of light and floor-to-ceiling windows. The Studio Suite is on the 15th floor, with a deep tub in a big bathroom. The 900-square-foot Duplex Suite has a vast terrace with walnut floors and a wow of a view.

Packing tips

A warm coat and snow boots in winter.

Also

You'll get passes to a nearby fitness centre with your booking, and you can arrange a personal trainer and in-room yoga instruction and massages.

Pet‐friendly

Small dogs permitted (25lb and under), with a waiver to sign on check-in in case of not-so-little accidents. See more pet-friendly hotels in New York.

Children

Children are welcome. Some rooms can fit a baby cot (free) and an extra bed for older kids. Mini bath robes, games, DVDs and a PlayStation 3 sent to your room on request. Babysitting can be booked (a day in advance) for $35 an hour (min. four hours).

Food and Drink

Photos Chambers food and drink

Top Table

Grab a place at the giant communal table and make some new friends.

Dress Code

Rock-star casual cool.

Hotel restaurant

You're tastebuds are in for a treat, as the hotel has not one but three restaurants, run by award-winning chefs David Chang and Christina Tosi. If you like what you taste you can take breakfast, lunch and dinner amid the warm peachy glow of Má Pêche. Start off with cornmeal waffles for breakfast, then try the coconut curry shrimp and pork buns for lunch, then finish your day with vegetable rice cakes, whole roasted boneless porgy, and habanero fried chicken. Voted one of the most exciting bakeries in America, Milk Bar offers an array of playful puddings and on familiar home-style desserts, such as cereal milk ice cream, compost cookies and crack pie. Fuku's spicy friend chicken seriously packs a punch, as does the rest of the constantly-changing menu.  

Hotel bar

The bar area in Má Pêche serves up elegant cocktails and stays open until 12am.

Last orders

Má Pêche: 7am-11am (till 9am on weekends), 11.30am-2.30pm (10am on weekends) and 5.30pm-10pm (11pm, Thursday to Saturday). Fuku: 11.30am-3pm, 5pm-10pm (11pm Wednesday to Saturday). Milk Bar: 8am-11pm (midnight, Wednesday to Saturday).

Room service

Available between 6.30am and midnight. The full restaurant menu available during kitchen open hours, and a limited menu on offer when the kitchen's closed.

Location

Photos Chambers location
Address
Chambers
15 West 56th Street
New York
10019
New York
United States

Planes

JFK, Newark and La Guardia are all within driving distance. The closest is La Guardia, a 20-minute drive from the hotel. There are regular direct flights from the UK. Call our Smith24 team to arrange flights

Trains

New York Penn Station and Grand Central station are both around a 5-minute drive from the hotel. From here, you'll be able to pick up Amtrak services to other destinations all over the USA. Penn Station will get you to the Hamptons, too, on the Long Island Rail Road.

Automobiles

You don't need a car in New York, but if you do decide to drive the hotel has valet parking. Our Smith24 team can arrange a pair of wheels for you to pick up at the airport.

Worth getting out of bed for

With Central Park just three blocks away, you’ll want to leave the spectacular views from your room, trust us, and venture over to see what the 843-acre park has to offer. Stroll through the grounds or take a tourist-favourite horse-drawn carriage ride and immerse yourself in the heart of New York City. Meander over to Columbus Circle and spend a few hours at the Museum of Arts and Design. Hop on a guided gallery tour or wander freely through the four exhibition floors that host rotating special exhibits. Head down to Madison and 51st Street and walk through the grand interior of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, one of the largest in the US. Guided tours are also available should you want to learn more about its rich history. Theatregoers will want to plan in advance and purchase tickets to a Broadway show before heading to New York. If you can’t score tickets visit Times Square’s TKTS Booth for discounted same-day tickets.

Local restaurants

For a meal to remember, make a reservation for a four-course chef’s tasting menu at Le Bernardin, the highly acclaimed four-star seafood restaurant a mere five blocks from the hotel. Make your way over to Central Park for inventive takes on classic steakhouse favourites in a refined atmosphere at Quality Meats. Before your Broadway show, stop into Estiatorio Milos for their pre-theatre option, a prix fixe Greek menu with the likes of fresh calamari and lamb chops. Dine on creative, fresh sushi at Sushi Zen on W 44th – grab a seat at the sushi bar to chat with the chefs and try the day's catch.

Local bars

Plan a night out to Club Macanudo on Madison and 63rd Street, a relaxed den known for its renowned cigar collection and signature Sixty-Third Street martini.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

I'm a city girl at heart. I love the bright lights and the buzz of arriving in a metropolis. I love feeling I’m part of a tireless engine, in a place where world-changing moments come and go, where big deals are done. When I find out I’m going to stay in a boutique hotel in New York for three days, I’m so excited I start packing immediately (and it’s still a month away).

For me, New York City is all about consumption – food, drink, fashion. Three days in this city and a credit card on nought… Perfect. Forget work and forget the mortgage – for three days, I’m going to be glamour personified. I want to sip the most delicious manhattan, in the coolest bar in Manhattan. I want to do brunch at an all-American diner. And I want to arrive at a fabulous restaurant at midnight and find it full of other diners.

I’m a little disappointed to fly into Newark because, although it’s just the same distance into the centre, you don’t get the JFK route’s postcard view of Manhattan as you drive over the bridge. But not much can dampen the exhilaration of arriving in a city that gives you the distinct feeling you’re starring in your own movie. The grid of streets feels foreign and familiar at the same time. The huge wooden front doors to Chambers Hotel open as we approach, and a porter whisks our luggage away. The lobby is warm and welcoming, with a modern fireplace, comfy chairs and a cosy bar. We’re worn out, but we can't resist one drink before bed. The bar is just to one side of the lobby and the chatty barman mixes a perfect martini. The place is buzzing, as groups of New Yorkers arrive to dine at Chambers’ basement restaurant, Town. We’ve had it though. We retire, excited about the next day.

We wake up on Saturday morning to the sounds of the city (traffic hum, distant sirens). Our quarters are very comfortable and very cool. The room is designed to feel like a loft apartment, with concrete in the bathroom, an unplastered ceiling and exposed pipes for the fire sprinkler. The furnishings are cosy, and heavy suede curtains block out the outside. Industrial lamps match the concrete ceiling for contemporary edge, but underfloor heating means the urban look never gets chilly.

The power shower demonstrates more power than any I have ever known. Drench is not the word. The oversize Bumble and Bumble shampoos and conditioners make us feel at home – much nicer than fumbling to squeeze out the tiny bit of product in a weeny bottle. Before setting off, we raid the creative minibar, which contains city guides, cameras and, of course, the all-important Oreos. I stash these carefully; my partner will need them as Scooby snacks and incentives to carry on shopping if he starts flagging.

The only good thing I can say about jetlag is that at least you wake up early enough not to miss any of the day ahead which, looking out of the window and up (if you look straight ahead all you see is concrete) is going to be a classic, blue-sky New York winter’s day. We wrap up warm and consider the agenda. It’s a hectic schedule of shopping, shopping and shopping. But first, an all-American breakfast at the Brooklyn Diner: pancakes, maple syrup, huge portions, never-ending coffee – yum.

Appropriately prepped, we set off for a day of pounding the streets, straight down to Bleecker Street for the boutiques. I drag my poor, long-suffering partner round until he starts begging for coffee. We make a beeline for the magical Magnolia Bakery at the end of Bleecker and indulge in cupcakes and what my partner announces is the best cheesecake in the world. We then head for Thompson Street in SoHo – home to further yes-please boutiques and little shops. I arrange a win-win situation for Mr Smith, by leaving him sipping designer hot chocolate at Vosges, while I order a sexy, made-to-measure corset from Selima.

All shopped out, we head back towards Chambers. It’s no chore to take in a bit of culture on the way; our modern midtown pad is very close to the Museum of Modern Art. We nip in to wonder at just a few of the fantastic pieces, as well as the beautiful new building, then head back to the hotel for another shower. Changed and ready for the evening, we have a drink in the Chambers bar then step out into the bright lights. We have arranged to meet friends for dinner at Café Medi, the hip restaurant at the Hotel on Rivington on the Lower East Side of New York. The rest of the evening is spent in various bars on the LES; it’s not as developed as the Meatpacking District across on the West, and definitely the hippest area. It’s packed full of bars, with people spilling out on to the street, even in winter, and you can’t help but get caught up in the party atmosphere.

The problem with writing an account of any New York experience is that there is never going to be enough space. I haven’t yet mentioned our stroll through a quiet and wintry Central Park, the perfect bagel from a street stall, sipping manhattans at the top of the Rockefeller centre, or standing in the middle of Times Square mesmerised by the advertising lights. It’s that old film-set feeling: whether you’re working an impossibly glamorous scene for real, or you’re just walking down a gritty street, steam rising from grills and ‘don’t walk’ signs flickering on and off, mundane just never comes into it. With its relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and sophisticated but not intimidating design, Chambers makes a suitably stylish backdrop to our own movie cult classic: a shopping-themed love story with a happy ending.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Chambers’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The modern boutique style and decor, comfortable and clean rooms, friendly and helpful staff, free newspapers delivered to your door each morning, free tea and coffee on the mezzanine, the excellent restaurant downstairs, the fabulous location near all the high-end shops, that it was quiet despite being very central.

Rating

Stayed on 2 Jul 2016

We loved

Everything about this hotel - the service, the staff, the luxurious surroundings and location. A real treat.

Don’t expect

To be disappointed

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Stayed on 20 May 2016

We loved

Great staff. Designed by architect David Rockwell, we loved the space and the mid-town location.

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Stayed on 23 Mar 2016

We loved

Open fires, warm welcome and quirky but spacious rooms only a few blocks from Central Park and 5th Avenue

Don’t expect

Spas or swimming pools - this is Manhattan!

Rating

Stayed on 2 Mar 2016

We loved

The Momo Treats. The hotel staff. The beds. The Shower. The attached bakery/ice cream shop is a must stop in. Momofuku. 10/10

Don’t expect

The front desk to always be attentive.

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Stayed on 4 Feb 2016

We loved

Pretty much everything, amazing decor, comfy and spacious rooms, and most importantly first rate staff.

Don’t expect

To go and not want to come back as soon as possible...

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Stayed on 21 Jan 2016

We loved

The location! Brilliantly located in midtown minutes from Central Park, Moma, Rockefeller Centre, 5th Avenue shopping, The Plaza, and Madison Avenue.

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Stayed on 23 Dec 2015

We loved

Incredibly personal!

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Stayed on 22 Dec 2015

We loved

Our entire stay at Chambers! The vibe at the hotel was fantastic, with amazing artworks and fittings throughout. It was cosy and quiet perfect for our honeymoon! The staff were lovely and always greeted us with a big smile and a chat. The location was also brilliant!

Don’t expect

An onsite gym, however the hotel will give you a pass to a nice local gym.

Rating

Stayed on 21 Dec 2015

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