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

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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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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

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
40 out of 170
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.3

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ballenero
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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
Dazzatronix
Business
London, UK
Sep 9, 2013

Excellent hotel

Clean, superb location, good food, great bar, helpful staff. What more could you ask for

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
cyclo touring
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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Review of InterContinental NEW YORK BARCLAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Melissa HS
Business
Springfield, IL
May 26, 2014

Absolutely Fabulous.

Beautiful hotel with spacious room, but the bathroom is a bit small- but it was built in 1926! The location was close to the family we visited but also close to Grand Central Station, 30 Rock and the American Girl Store. Room service was 24 hour and breakfast buffet was open at convenient time.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great little sandwich/breakfast place on Lexington at 48th

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Review of InterContinental NEW YORK BARCLAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
P&C
Business
NYC
May 25, 2009

Graduation Trip!

This trip was a High School Graduation present for my daughter. We met my niece in NYC and she stayed with us. The Hotel was exactly what we wanted. The flight was delayed @ JFK, can't really help that, but it was exhausting.The one complaint I have was the shuttle service. It was crowded and dirty. The driver from the hotel to the airport crowded too many people and too much luggage in. Other than that the trip was great. Thanks!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of InterContinental NEW YORK BARCLAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sullivan
Dec 7, 2008

My review of InterContinental THE BARCLAY NEW YORK

Great location, just steps to underground walkway to Grand Central Station, and three blocks from Rockefeller Center, and a block from St Bartholomew's outdoor holiday market and cafe. Live classical guitar in lobby during weeknights, festively decorated for holiday season. Very quiet rooms at night, out of the hub-bub of the theatre district, thought still close enough to walk home after performances.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

rockefeller center, fifth ave shopping, theatres

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Review of InterContinental NEW YORK BARCLAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Harlingen, Texas
Jun 12, 2011

Absolutely beautiful hotel. Great staff.

This has to be one of the best in Manhattan. Great staff, especially Jose at the front desk. This was the first visit to Manhattan for two members of the party. Did the "normal" tourist attractions, i.e., Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Ground Zero, Times Square, Central Park. Rode the double decker bus and the subway. Great experience. The hotel was the best part of getting back after a long day. The beds were SOOO comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

I'm not sure what is meant by money savers re restaurants, but most dinners were between 18 and 25.00 at restaurants near the hotel. Don't do the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in one day. Too exhausting because of long lines.

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Review of InterContinental NEW YORK BARCLAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Madame Sakura
Business
Pennsylvania
Jul 6, 2011

Classic & Elegant Stay, GREAT Service!!

We stayed as family, one small toddler girl for two nights on weekend. The hotel has excellent service with professional manners and friendly care to both adults and for a child. The room was classic setting with nice single cup making coffee maker, amenities helped our grooming needs well, and entire hotel hall was quiet and smelled nice flower aroma! We LOVED their breakfast beffet; all organic ingredients and fresh food yet, elegant presentation. The restaurant staffs were all professional, elegant and friendly. The location is great and all near by nice & elegant Park Ave for business needs, Madison Ave & 5th Ave for shopping. A few taxies were always waiting in the front entrance for the guests convenience and bell service was professional. We LOVE to come back to THE BARCLAY InterContinental hotel for everything we need in NYC next time!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Nice, upscale yet convenient walking distance restaurants are in Midtown East on Park, Madison and 5th Ave! But during the spring/summer, for gentlemen, refrain from your shorts and sandals for some elegant Frensh/Italian restaurants/cafes. They have dress code - no shorts.

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