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JW Marriott Essex House New York vs The Knickerbocker

Both hotels are praised by expert writers. On balance, JW Marriott Essex House New York scores marginally better than The Knickerbocker. JW Marriott Essex House New York comes in at #28 in New York City with praise from 15 publications such as Oyster, Forbes Travel Guide and Fodor's.

JW Marriott Essex House New York
JW Marriott Essex House New York
8 / 10
160 Central Park South, New York City, NY 10019
From $327 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Rough Guide Rough Guide
"The best rooms have spectacular Central Park views, and despite the attentive service and marble lobby, the atmosphere is quite relaxed."
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
"As in years past, today's guests flock here for its premier location, sophisticated services, and quiet luxury."
Frommer's Frommer's
"This Central Park icon oozes Art Deco... You won’t find tiny rooms here, nor should you; suites are magnificent, especially those overlooking the park." Full review
Concierge Concierge
"In terms of price and luxury, it sits a notch below the nearby Mandarin Oriental, Ritz-Carlton, and Four Seasons."
Fodor's Fodor's
"With Central Park views and an art deco masterpiece of a lobby, the JW Marriott Essex House is a comfortable Midtown hotel that is full of character." Full review
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The Knickerbocker
The Knickerbocker
8 / 10
6 Times Square, New York City, NY 10036
From $749 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Restaurant
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Star Service Star Service
"Across from the 50th Street subway station...this groundbreaking hotel may harbor a cool vibe in the lobby...but the best is actually reserved for upstairs." Full review
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Frommer's Frommer's
"Set in a landmarked, 1902 Beaux Arts beaut of a skyscraper, the hotel makes smart use of the building’s grand bones: guest rooms all have soaring 12-foot ceilings and massive windows." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"Rooms in the landmark building are sleek and contemporary–-and perfect for a good night's sleep, thanks to fabulous beds, sound-proof windows, and blackout drapes." Full review
Gayot Gayot
"This luxury hotel in Times Square was founded by legendary businessman John Jacob Astor IV."
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"Originally opened in 1906 by John Jacob Astor, the 330-room Knickerbocker is back in business after a luxurious, $240-million refurbishment." Full review
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