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The Knickerbocker Hotel vs The Peninsula New York

Both properties are rated highly by reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, The Peninsula New York is preferred by most reviewers compared to The Knickerbocker. The Peninsula New York has a TripExpert Score of 88 with positive reviews from 16 publications including Concierge, Oyster and Forbes Travel Guide.

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
  • Restaurant
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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 Peninsula New York
8 / 10
700 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10019
From $634 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
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Frommer's
"Housed in a beauty of a landmark Beaux Arts building, the Peninsula is the perfect combination of old-world charm and modern, state-of-the-art technology." Full review
Concierge
"It offers a smooth combination of Art Nouveau interiors and top-of-the-line business services, some copied from its Hong Kong flagship."
Fodor's
"Stepping through the Peninsula's Beaux Arts facade onto the grand staircase overhung with a monumental chandelier, you know you're in for a glitzy treat." Full review
Oyster
Luxury
"A quiet, classically luxurious hotel." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"Expect legendary Peninsula service at the small Asian chain’s Big Apple outpost. Rooms are designed for ultimate comfort with the latest technology integrated seamlessly."
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