The Pearl New York

New York City Hotel
The Pearl New York #38 of 506 hotels in New York City #38 of 506 hotels in New York City
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233 West 49th Street New York, NY 10019
(212) 245-4000

Why we like it

  • Decor is everything you could wish from an upscale hotel
  • Bathrooms are generous in size, with separate showers and bathtubs
  • Continental breakfast offers a wide spread
  • An afternoon wine and cheese hour offers a little extra sociality
  • The attached bar and grill makes a good case for staying in

What you need to know

  • Rooms include a microwave, mini fridge, and an extra little sink to help with snacks and small meals
  • Laundry and dry cleaning services keep you looking your best
  • L'Occitane toiletries add a touch of luxury to your stay
  • An on-site fitness center helps you keep personal resolutions
  • Ask about special deals with neighboring restaurants

Popular Times Square Features

Walk to Times Square Walk to Central Park Free Breakfast On-site Bar On-site Restaurant Rooftop Bar Free WiFi Smoke Free


Throw a stone down 49th from Broadway and you'll hit this culturally-rich property. The Broadway fanatic will be right at home here, with a dozen theaters to choose from within a light stroll. If you want to go a little further afield, hop onto the C or E train at the west end of the block, or hit the 50th St Broadway station around the corner to the west.

  • Distance to Times Square: 0.2 mile
  • Distance to Central Park: 0.6 mile

Property Amenities

Property services

  • Laundry facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Elevator/lift
  • Express check-out
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Free reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Smoke-free property
  • Tours/ticket assistance


  • Fitness facilities
  • Fitness facilities (surcharge)

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms

Food and drink

  • Shared microwave

In-Room Amenities


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination

Bedding and linens

  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • In-room safe
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • In-room safe (surcharge)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Private bathroom (not in room)
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soundproofed rooms

Media and electronics

  • Cable TV service
  • Free WiFi
  • Free WiFi (limited) device count
  • Free WiFi (limited) duration
  • Free WiFi (limited) time
  • HDTV
  • iPod docking station
  • LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free newspaper


The Pearl New York

2,680 Reviews #38 of 506 hotels in New York City

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  • 2019 Certificate of Excellence

Recent Reviews

SharonW59 wrote a review on November 06, 2019 Brisbane, Australia
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Excellent Thoroughly Recommend

Once again, I am going to rave about The Pearl Hotel. It’s been four years since our last visit and this place is still special. First of all was the front reception and the great service and treatment when we arrived. I’d booked the hotel on the Internet two days before our arrival. When I did the booking, I was unable to book the same room for our entire stay, just came up that there were no rooms available. Turns out that by fiddling around with the dates & rooms I was able to get accommodation for our 8 day stay. I’d booked the Deluxe Queen Suite for the first night and the Deluxe King Suite for the rest of the stay. When we arrived at the hotel, Reception were able to work their magic and give us the Deluxe King Suite for the entire stay, as opposed to having to switch rooms after one night. Fabulous service. Best of all – no extra charge. Great location, close to Time Square, close to Subway stations, close to loads of restaurants. Our Deluxe King Suite was just the ticket; the extra room with the lounge area was much appreciated, especially when ours was an 8 day stay. Fabulously comfortable bed, great linen, very clean. All the staff are fabulous – they couldn’t be more helpful, nor do enough for us. Big shout out to Francesco (who definitely gets an Employee of the Month award from me) and Manuel and Juan. Always pleasant, always smiling. Other friends of ours were staying at the Edison – which they didn’t like; and were envious that they weren’t staying at our hotel. We’ll definitely be coming back to the Pearl next time we are in New York.
621Tinap wrote a review on November 04, 2019 Longwood, Florida
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Quite the gem

Location was fantastic as well as service and cleanliness. Hotel stay was great they offered a wine and cheese hour, was great. Very accommodating hotel. Rooms were spacious, beds comfortable and well cleaned. Would highly recommend, we loved our stay.
Soosah123 wrote a review on November 02, 2019 Enniskerry
Trip Type: Family

Perfect Location. Great for families

Stayed here for 4 nights with my husband and 3 children. We had a Delux Suite with 2 Queen beds and a pullout sofabed in the sitting area, perfect for our family of 5. Room was a good size, plenty of space for us all. Hotel is only a couple of blocks away from Times Square, within walking distance to all the main attractions. Staff very friendly and our kids loved the snacks and fruit that were always available in reception along with the iced water. Complimentary wine in the evenings too whuch myself and my husband enjoyed. We would definitely stay here again if we were to return to New York.
Zimmanj wrote a review on October 28, 2019 Montreal, Canada
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  • Location
  • Service

Well Situated and Comfortable

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was very nice. There were slippers, bathrobes and a hairdryer. There is a fridge but no minibar. Close to Time Square. The only poor experience was the restaurant attached to but not part of the hotel. The servers were very nice and so was the manager. There is a problem in the kitchen. The first breakfast they had trouble getting my wife's order correct (the manager comped her meal). The second breakfast we waited well over an hour to get our food (the manager comped the entire meal). On the bright side the food tasted good.
travelmom0007 wrote a review on October 26, 2019 Toronto, Canada
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Great Customer Service - Good Location - No Surprises

Let's look at the Pros first: Great Location - close to Times Square, 1 minute from Subway stop, Great Staff - pleasant, helpful, always available, asked for more towels, asked for help with TV, offered upgrade as room became available Snacks in the lobby available on check in/check out - chips, fruit, lemon water Wine Reception at 5 - didn't partake, but second floor guest lounge has more snacks, fruit, tea & coffee and space to hang out and use WiFi / work Vending machine for snacks and water - so you don't have to pay $8 for the water in room -you get 15% off at the restaurant next door (didn't go but it was busy during check in time) Rooms- clean- hairdryer & iron/board available L'Occitane shampoo & conditioner - but hopefully you don't use these small bottles and bring your own Good sized tv (tv in washroom too - but didn't use it) Black out curtains - but can't keep out all the noise a Few Cons Room is small - as is the washroom- standard size regular tub Not a fan of all those decor pillows on the bed (for sanitary reasons) - gym is very limited - didn't use it but there were only a small number of machines -noise from street - typical NYC fire engines & stuff - so cannot confirm other reviews about rooms where you cannot hear the street noise -small bottles shampoo/conditioner -- switching to large bottles /pump stations would be preferred (although always a risk I guess)


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