InterContinental NEW YORK BARCLAY

4 stars
111 East 48th St, New York, NY 10017-1297
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
170 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

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

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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

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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Modern Italian, at the Time Warner Center
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Aquavit
Scandinavian
Fig & Olive
Mediterranean
Marea
Italian seafood
Pampano
Veracruz style seafood from Chef Richard Sandoval and owner Placido Domingo.
Casa Lever
Contemparary italian in a landmark building.
Seafire Grill
Contemporary American Seafood, the Seafire Grill lends the perfect balance to refined cuisine, chic décor, 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 (170)

Ratings and reviews for InterContinental NEW YORK BARCLAY

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
170 out of 170
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Barrie, *
Jul 28, 2008

My review of InterContinental THE BARCLAY NEW YORK

Excellent location for our stay in New York. Able to walk to Fifth AVenue shopping, Times Square, subway. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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

Close walking distance to Fifth Avenue Shopping. Subway nearby - clean and safe.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
USA
Jul 26, 2008

Beautiful place to relax

These beds are unbelievable! The pillowtop mattresses were perfect, as were the pillows. The room was larger than we expected so that, and the great air conditioning in the peak of the summer swelter, was a welcome respite. We were outpriced when it came to in-room snacks and the hotel restaurant but the nearby delis and, of course, the street vendors, gave us a perfect New York option. We paid more than we're use to but, it's New York! Would definitely use this hotel again.

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

Just blocks away from major attractions like Rockefeller Center, Chrysler Building; Madison, Park, Fifth, and Times Square all within easy distance; metro (subway) only three blocks away.

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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
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NYC Newcomer
Richmond, VA
Feb 17, 2013

Wonderful NYC Visit

The Intercontinental NY Barclay is a lovely place to stay and is centrally located in the Manhattan area. It was very easy to walk to 5th Avenue, Times Square, Rock Center, and St. Patrick. The staff was very helpful in recommending places to eat and visit while we were in NYC. It was our first time in NYC and we certainly picked the right place to stay.

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

Check out the dining in the Rock Center. Good variety and great prices.

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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

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Get there
Evansville, IN
Feb 13, 2013

Superb treatment

Our recent stay at the Intercontinental New York Barclay was like a dream come true. We had a large fabulous suite with every amenity possible. The staff went to great lengths to see that everything was right and showed us hospitality that would rival any hotel in the world. We would definitely recommend The Barclay to our friends and to anyone who enjoys being pampered.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Saint Louis
Jul 3, 2008

Perfect Location

The Intercontinental, the Barclay New York is the perfect mid-town location. It is within easy walking distance of so many places and just two blocks from Grand Central Station. The staff was very friendly. We remarked many times how pleasant everyone was. The room was lovely. The bed was too soft for me, but that is my personal choice. The down comforters were cozy and the other amenities in the room made it a nice place to relax. The lobby is lovely and the flower arrangements magnificent! I will stay there again and would recommend it to others!

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

We were just two blocks from Madison Avenue and the best shopping in New York! Also very close to Rockefeller Center. Just about 10 short blocks from Central Park. All very easy walking!

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Review of InterContinental NEW YORK BARCLAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BobE.
NYC
Oct 28, 2013

Great location & historic hotel

Our stay in NYC could not have been better. Everything was first rate--from doormen on at this hotel. Would definitely stay here again.

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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Review of InterContinental NEW YORK BARCLAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Tuscaloosa
Jun 15, 2008

Great location and good staff

The hotel was great. The location was excellent. I enjoyed the city at any time. The hotel in walking distance to the 5th Ave, the Rockefeller center, the Empire State, Time Square, the Great Central Station, and 12 block away from Central Park. If you go as a tourist I recommend this hotel. The hotel is in good standard, the service is good. The concergie was very useful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

5th Ave. is at 3 blocks away. You will find many restaurants and stores. I used to go to an Sbarro (Italian restaurant) nearby when I didn't want to expend too much money. There is an Starbucks 1 block away and good cafe on Madison Ave. and 48st for breakfast also.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Con and Maf
virginia beach, va
Nov 12, 2013

Loved the location… and the doorman!

Clean, friendly, helpful staff and location was super for theatre and shopping. We will stay there again.

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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