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The Plaza New York vs The Knickerbocker Hotel

Both hotels are recommended by writers. Overall, The Plaza ranks significantly better than The Knickerbocker. The Plaza ranks #7 in New York City with endorsements from 18 publications including Time Out, Michelin Guide and Oyster.

The Plaza New York
8 / 10
768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019
From $469 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Rough Guide
Star
"The Plaza has come back from its hiatus looking better than ever."
Michelin Guide
"The esteemed Plaza is neck and neck with the Waldorf-Astoria in the race for New York's most recognizable hotel."
Fodor's
"Eloise's adopted home on the corner of Central Park, the Plaza is one of New York's most storied hotels, hosting all manner of dignitaries, moneymakers, and royalty." Full review
Lonely Planet
"Suitably set in a landmark French Renaissance-style building, its 282 guestrooms are a suitably regal affair, with sumptuous Louis XV-style furniture and 24-carat gold-plated bathroom faucets." Full review
Oyster
Luxury
"The exceptional spa and 24-hour butler service make it worth the splurge." Full review
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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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Request a high floor with an East River view.
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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