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The Knickerbocker Hotel vs The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

Both hotels are rated very highly by professional travelers. On balance, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is the choice of most reviewers compared to The Knickerbocker. The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel comes in at 89 with approval from 19 publications such as Forbes Travel Guide, Michelin Guide and The Telegraph.

The Knickerbocker Hotel
8 / 10
6 Times Square, New York City, NY 10036
From $749 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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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
"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
"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
"This luxury hotel in Times Square was founded by legendary businessman John Jacob Astor IV."
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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The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
9 / 10
35 East 76th Street, New York City, NY 10021
From $383 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Michelin Guide
"Perfectly sited on Madison Avenue and surrounded by leading boutiques and galleries, this hotel is equal parts exclusive hideaway and world-class hotel."
Frommer's
"This 34-story grande dame towers over Madison Avenue, perfectly epitomizing the old-world, moneyed neighborhood where it stands." Full review
Concierge
"The most pedigreed of the Upper East Side hotels, this grande dame opened originally as a residential hotel in 1930, with composer Richard Rodgers as its first occupant."
Fodor's
"The Carlyle's fusion of venerable elegance and Manhattan swank calls for the aplomb of entering a Chanel boutique: walk in chin-high, wallet out, and ready to be impressed." Full review
Insight Guides
"The great bastion of Old New York caters to royals, politicians, and other elites, housing them in refined Art Deco-inspired guestrooms and pampering them with attentive service."
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