InterContinental NEW YORK BARCLAY

4 stars
111 East 48th St, New York, NY 10017-1297
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
185 reviews
Absolutely Fabulous.

Beautiful hotel with spacious room, but the bathroom is a bit small- but it was built in 1926! The... See full review

  • Melissa HS
  • May 26, 2014
Great vacation value!!!

Great location close to Grand Central Station and subways, walk to 5th Ave, cozy diners within 2... See full review

  • MrSept1966
  • Apr 25, 2014
Midtown Manhattan grandeur with fine dining and Neo-Federal design

Built in 1926 through support of the Vanderbilt family, the Neo-Federal-style InterContinental New York Barclay offers classic Manhattan magnificence for travelers. A grand glass ceiling graces the hotel lobby, setting an artful tone that carries through to guest rooms dressed in understated elegance. Barclay Bar and Grill is a destination, with farm-fresh American and Continental cuisine. InterContinental also features a fitness center with a sauna and a steam room, more than 13,000 square feet of event space and a location just off Park Avenue.

Highlights

  • A just-off-Park-Avenue location, within easy walking distance to the best New York attractions
  • In-room massage or a full-service fitness center with a steam room and a sauna
  • A stately guest room furnished in the style of an elegant home

Location

InterContinental New York Barclay offers a convenient Midtown Manhattan location at East 48th Street, between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue. Grand Central Terminal, Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue and Times Square are all within easy walking distance.

Rooms

InterContinental Barclay brings understated elegance to a stay with richly tailored accommodations designed to feel like home. Depending on the room choice, guests enjoy amenities such as turndown service, a premium cable/satellite TV with pay-per-view and Internet browsing, a CD player, a sound system, video rental services, high-speed Internet access (fees apply), a two-line phone, bathrobes and air conditioning. Suites also include an oversized living room, a marble bathroom and feather duvet/pillows.

Features

The InterContinental Barclay features a full fitness center with cardiovascular and circuit-training equipment, plus saunas and steam rooms. In-room massage service is also available.

Dining
Dining is a highlight at Barclay Bar and Grill, serving American and Continental cuisine breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
Transportation

  • Grand Central Terminal (0.3 mi/0.4 km)
  • Penn Station (1.8 mi/2.8 km)
  • Statue Cruises, Battery Park (Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island ferry) (6.3 mi/10.2 km)
  • LaGuardia Airport (11.2 mi/18 km)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (15.6 mi/25 km)
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (17 mi/27.3 km)

Attractions

  • Rockefeller Center (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Museum of Modern Art (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Times Square (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Central Park (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Empire State Building (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Madison Square Garden (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (2 mi/3.2 km)

Business

  • More than 13,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, plus catering services (fees apply)
  • A 24/7 staffed business center with services and PC access (fees apply)
  • Free Wi-Fi access in hotel lobby and in Barclay Bar and Grill

Amenities

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Ice machine
Activities
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Lounge
Services
Business center
Maid service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Porters
FAX
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
White board
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Ironing board

Hotel Map

40.7557 -73.9744
Nearby airports
John F. Kennedy International Airport, (JFK), 16.80, MI, SE; La Guardia Airport, (LGA), 13.00, MI, NE; Newark International Airport, (EWR), 16.00, MI;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Ford Foundation Building: 0.1 mi
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: 0.2 mi
  • MetLife Building: 0.2 mi
  • Cathedral of St. Patrick: 0.2 mi
  • Grand Central Station: 0.2 mi
  • Chrysler Building: 0.2 mi
  • International Building: 0.3 mi
  • Lever House: 0.3 mi
  • Citicorp Center: 0.3 mi
  • Rockefeller Center: 0.3 mi
  • NBC Studios: 0.3 mi
  • Nintendo World Store New Yok: 0.3 mi
  • Paley Park: 0.3 mi
  • GE Building: 0.3 mi
  • Diamond District: 0.4 mi
  • Ford Foundation Building: 0.1 mi
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: 0.2 mi
  • MetLife Building: 0.2 mi
  • Cathedral of St. Patrick: 0.2 mi
  • Grand Central Station: 0.2 mi
  • Chrysler Building: 0.2 mi
  • International Building: 0.3 mi
  • Lever House: 0.3 mi
  • Citicorp Center: 0.3 mi
  • Rockefeller Center: 0.3 mi
  • NBC Studios: 0.3 mi
  • Nintendo World Store New Yok: 0.3 mi
  • Paley Park: 0.3 mi
  • GE Building: 0.3 mi
  • Diamond District: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Modern Art (MOMA): 0.4 mi
  • Radio City Music Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Japan Society Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Television and Radio: 0.4 mi
  • Sony Building: 0.4 mi
  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab: 0.4 mi
  • University Club: 0.4 mi
  • Daily News Building: 0.4 mi
  • NY Public Library: 0.4 mi
  • CBS Building: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of American Folk Art: 0.5 mi
  • American Craft Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Henri Bendel: 0.5 mi
  • Paine Webber Art Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • East Side: 0.5 mi
  • Trump Tower: 0.5 mi
  • Belasco Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Taipei Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • New Amsterdam Theater: 0.5 mi
  • Ralph Bunche Park: 0.5 mi
  • Cort Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Bank of America Tower: 0.5 mi
  • Bryant Park: 0.5 mi
  • Lord & Taylor: 0.5 mi
  • Bergdorf Goodman: 0.5 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.5 mi
  • United Nations Headquarters: 0.5 mi
  • Bloomberg Tower: 0.5 mi
  • Stephen Sondheim Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Lyceum Theatre: 0.6 mi

Dining

Barclay Bar & Grill
The Barclay Bar and Grill provides American and French influenced Continental cuisine in an informal dining atmosphere under the culinary leadership of Executive Chef Serge Devesa. Open seven days from 7.00am to 10.30pm. The BBG is known for its Natural P
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Aquavit
Scandinavian
Fig & Olive
Mediterranean
Marea
Italian seafood
Pampano
Veracruz style seafood from Chef Richard Sandoval and owner Placido Domingo.
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Contemparary italian in a landmark building.
Seafire Grill
Contemporary American Seafood, the Seafire Grill lends the perfect balance to refined cuisine, chic d├ęcor, and impeccable service. The restaurant focus is the clean and honest presentation of the highest quality locally sourced seafood, predominantly seaf
Barclay Bar
The buzz of New York City can be felt every evening in the Barclay Bar, a comfortable lounge where you can relax and unwind after a busy day in the city. Our friendly mixologists, led by Jose Torrella, prepare seasonal cocktails, refreshing elixirs, and m

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (185)

Ratings and reviews for InterContinental NEW YORK BARCLAY

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
185 out of 185
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of InterContinental NEW YORK BARCLAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
cyclo touring
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Feb 2, 2014

Perfec stay in NYC!

Excelent hotel midtown, close to many attractions. We love the service, especially the Conciergerie, where Dominic and Julieta were very attentive and helpful. Classic hotel with large rooms, clean. Sure we will be there again next time in NY.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a Doune & Reade one block distance, in Lexington X 47th St.

Review of InterContinental NEW YORK BARCLAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Flossy Fearnley
Portsmouth, England
Feb 24, 2014

New York break

Great hotel in a good location, staff were friendly and helpful. Restaurant a bit pricey as was the mini bar but plenty of places to eat nearby. Would recommend Ruby Tuesday,s in Times Square.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Try walking the High Line from the Meat Packing district, well worth it on a sunny day.

Review of InterContinental NEW YORK BARCLAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Heberuru
Miami, Florida
Mar 9, 2014

Great Option

Great Hotel, Great Location. Will definitely recommend!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Room Service Awesome Thai Restaurant and Really Cheap

Review of InterContinental NEW YORK BARCLAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
kanga1102
Piedmont, SC
Mar 12, 2014

Perfect location, luxurious

The hotel was beautiful and the room comfortable. I love staying in historic hotels that have a cozy feel to them. It is wonderful that, even with the shades drawn, I knew where I was because it didn't look like every other hotel in the chain. The location was perfect - a few short blocks from Grand Central, which made the subway very accessible. The staff was incredibly helpful as well - hailing a cab was a simple matter of talking to the doorman. I'm a native NYer living in SC, and I will be using this hotel the next time I'm in NYC.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Have an unfilled hour? Take the short walk to Grand Central! It's not usually something people think to do in NYC, but it is a work of art, inside and out.

Review of InterContinental NEW YORK BARCLAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MrSept1966
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 25, 2014

Great vacation value!!!

Great location close to Grand Central Station and subways, walk to 5th Ave, cozy diners within 2 blocks, Starbucks across the street, the Concierge Domenic is the go to guy, other staff also very professional an courteous. There is no vending machine, but gift shop is open until 11pm. Bad: I woke up with back pain every morning for a week because the mattress was too worn out. It sinks in the middle and leans to the left. The doormen sure can whistle for taxi because I hear them loud an clear from 10 floors up and from 7am to 11pm. We got free wifi internet for being IHG members. Print boarding pass for free at the business center downstairs. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of InterContinental NEW YORK BARCLAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Minneapolis, MN
May 8, 2007

Very Enjoyable Experience

The location was perfect, just a couple blocks away from 5th Ave and the rest of Midtown. Everything in Midtown was within walking distance and a subway station was just two blocks away. Rooms were well-appointed, clean, and well-kept with the standard amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of InterContinental NEW YORK BARCLAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Detroit, MI
Jun 18, 2007

Great Location

The Intercontinental was very close to Grand Central Terminal, Fifth Ave. shopping, Times Square, Central Park and the subway. We walked everywhere. The hotel staff was very helpful in directions to JFK. Great deli across the street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

$6 total fare from 53rd and Lexington subway station to the JFK airtram right to the terminal. Total time less then 45 minutes.

Review of InterContinental NEW YORK BARCLAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bekycaz
Indian Trail, NC
May 4, 2010

New York, New York

Loved the HOTEL, very nice and staff was friendly. Felt like "Pretty Woman" staying here. I really didn't want to leave.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of InterContinental NEW YORK BARCLAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ballenero
Montevideo, Uruguay
Dec 29, 2011

Home away from home

Felt totally at ease from the moment we walked in. Friendly staff, clean well appointed room (although bathroom could use a bit of modernizing). Close to subways and great restaurants. Great value for money. Will return.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Matisse, french bistro on Second Ave. and Ali Baba for turkish delights, also on Second Ave

Review of InterContinental NEW YORK BARCLAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Travel savvy
Washington, DC, USA
Dec 27, 2011

Home away from home

Beautiful lobby with complimentary wifi, friendly professional service, well appointed comfortable room in a great location! Pet friendly is a big plus!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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