Location. The Algonquin Hotel rests on historic West 44th Street in the center of New York City, nine miles from La Guardia Airport and 17 miles from JFK and Newark International Airports. Located in Midtown Manhattan, guests are within four blocks of shopping, dining and entertainment on Broadway, Times Square and Fifth Avenue. Hotel Features. Since opening in 1902, the Algonquin Hotel has had major renovations, although the appeal and ambience of its history has been beautifully preserved. The famed Round Table literary group from the 1920s often met in the hotel's main dining room, comprised of American literary writers and icons including Harpo Marx, Dorothy Parker and George S. Kaufman. The style of the roaring '20s echoes in the lobby, which boasts antique desks, settees and chairs bathed in deep jewel tones of plum, mahogany, caramel and olive, creating the perfect spot for reading, writing and conversation. The Algonquin's Round Table Restaurant serves fresh seafood, roasted lamb and other delicacies. The Oak Room Cabaret offers continental cuisine and cabaret performances on certain nights, and Blue Bar serves casual fare and cocktails. The front desk features business services including photocopying, faxing and mailing, and a fitness center is provided for recreation. Other amenities include 24 hour room service, dry cleaning services, laundry facilities, banquet areas and car services. Guestrooms. The Algonquin Hotel's 174 guestrooms feature modern fabrics, flat screen televisions, large desks, wireless Internet access and pillow top beds. Other amenities include telephones with data ports, bathrobes and designer bath products. Expert Tip. In the 1930s, the owner of the Algonquin, Frank Case, took in a disheveled cat in search of a full belly and started a hotel tradition. The current resident cat, Matilda, oversees the hotel guests as they enter and leave the hotel.
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New York City Hotels - Algonquin
59 W 44th St New York City, NY 10036
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