InterContinental New York Barclay
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A grand New York classic hotel, the InterContinental New York Barclay is currently undergoing an extensive renovation that will revitalize every aspect of the property while maintaining its original 1926 elegance. Reopening in late 2015, the Barclays residential ambiance will reflect the style and service of a Park Avenue Ambassadors residence.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Concierge Desk
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
- Mini bar
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Cable/Satellite TV channels
- Jacuzzi Free: Yes
- Gym Free: No
- Name: GRAND CENTRAL
- Distance: 500 metres
- Name: JFK International Airport
- Distance: 14.8 miles
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Types: Pets accepted on request with hotel
- Cost: $0.00 per night
- Nearest Tube/Metro Name: Grand Central Distance: 500 metres
- Nearest Airport Name: Jfk International Airport Distance: 14.8 miles
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 805 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Great hotel in NYC
Stay Date: 05/2017, Mandybean wrote this review.
Just enjoyed a little getaway with my husband and we chose the InterContinental Barclay due to its location and the fact that it had a gin bar and boy did it not disappoint! The hotel is a good price and in a wonderful location. The service was sup… See more
Just enjoyed a little getaway with my husband and we chose the InterContinental Barclay due to its location and the fact that it had a gin bar and boy did it not disappoint! The hotel is a good price and in a wonderful location. The service was super friendly and the rooms were very nice and clean. The gin bar did not disappoint with amazing service, a great selection of gin and a lovely setting. I highly recommend! Collapse
Stay Date: 05/2017, Amir K wrote this review.
Great location, bar is always humming. Rooms are excellent. I've never had one negative experience except for the evening it was jam packed and I was confused what was going on. The check in desk is always polite, the servers very attentive. This is … See more
Great location, bar is always humming. Rooms are excellent. I've never had one negative experience except for the evening it was jam packed and I was confused what was going on. The check in desk is always polite, the servers very attentive. This is great value! Collapse
Incredible hotel 5 stars all the way
Stay Date: 05/2017, Abconnor2 wrote this review.
Nothing negative to say. Rooms were amazing. Location is amazing. Staff was incredibly friendly. Can't wait to return to this hotel. The maids did a great job and I loved the heated bathroom floors. 5/5!!
Nothing negative to say. Rooms were amazing. Location is amazing. Staff was incredibly friendly. Can't wait to return to this hotel. The maids did a great job and I loved the heated bathroom floors. 5/5!! Collapse
10 Things to Know about the Barclay
Stay Date: 04/2017, edyang wrote this review.
Summary: after hours of reading review of Manhattan hotels, I went with the Intercontinental Barclay. My family thoroughly enjoyed it and I won't hesitate to make it my go-to place on NYC trips. 1. Great room service food. The first night we arrived… See more
Summary: after hours of reading review of Manhattan hotels, I went with the Intercontinental Barclay. My family thoroughly enjoyed it and I won't hesitate to make it my go-to place on NYC trips. 1. Great room service food. The first night we arrived late due to air traffic congestion at Newark. By the time we got to our rooms, it was 11:15pm; room service ends at midnight. Our family ordered a salad, shrimp linguine and a grilled chicken dish. Not only did the food arrive shockingly fast, the quality was on par with top restaurants. My wife is picky about her food, and she kept talking about how fresh the salad was with high quality vegetables. 2. Convenient location. I guess with the subway and taxi/Uber options in Manhattan, most locations would be considered relatively convenient. While this wasn't on the doorstep of the popular tourist locations, it was about 10 mins from Times Square, Broadway, Central Park, etc. In fact, distance wise it was faster to walk than to sit in gridlocked traffic. 3. Classic ambiance. One aspect I really enjoyed was the ambiance of the hotel. It was classic, but not pretentious. Every component was tastefully chosen, including the multiple artwork in the rooms. Even the choice of perfume scent as you entered the lobby was consistent. 4. Quiet. Having stayed at NYC hotels where you could clearly hear the urban bustle, the rooms here were shockingly quiet. Likely due to the fact that the hotel itself is located on a side street and not facing a main avenue. Made for great night sleeps and naps. 5. Not so comfortable beds. Unfortunately the beds could use a bit of work. Sheets were scratchy and loud. Every movement made loud rustling sounds. Really hope they can address this as sleep is obviously an important part of any travel. 6. Top notch service. Every service personnel we encountered was polite and helpful, if not in the NYC type of manner. To be expected in a hotel of this caliber, but still nice to see the consistency. 7. Nice bathrooms. Bathrooms are very important to my wife. These were in modern decor, with strong water pressure and consistent hot water availability. Best of all, the bathrooms were very clean. 8. Addictive welcome TV screen music. This sounds stupid, but the music that the main menu on TV is very soothing and addictive. It's an upbeat kind of contemporary jazz music. Our family just enjoyed having it on in the background, so much so that I sort of memorized the jingle lol. 9. Great food around the hotel. Aside from the stellar room service, everything we ate around the hotel was top notch. Within 2 blocks we tried Avra Estiatorio and The Sea Fire Grill. The former was a Greek seafood restaurant with wonderfully fresh food in a casual atmosphere. The latter was a more formal seafood restaurant that had absolutely delicious dishes. Everything we ate at both places was so good. Even the deli across the street from the hotel--Ashley Fine Food--exceeded our expectations. It's a 24 hour mash of a corner grocery store with various food options: sandwich bar, Asian food, buffet style food, juice bar, etc. Surprisingly, everything we had there was very good. 10. Lovely toiletries. Last but not least, I loved the lemongrass scent of the toiletries. It's the little things in life. All in all, a 5 star hotel in my books. I wouldn't hesitate to make this my base of operations anytime I'm back in New York. Collapse
Standard Intercontinental Quality But Lacks Its Uniqueness
Stay Date: 01/2017, DforDan wrote this review.
I have been staying at a few different InterContinental properties over the world, the one at the Barclay, like the others, shares some similar attributes like the tan color palette with a shot of vibrant yellow. The room is not bad, very comfortable… See more
I have been staying at a few different InterContinental properties over the world, the one at the Barclay, like the others, shares some similar attributes like the tan color palette with a shot of vibrant yellow. The room is not bad, very comfortable and the bathroom is spacious along with its high-quality amenities (love their lotion). But if I have to benchmark this one against the other ones I have been to, the difference is obvious, I can't find anything special to say or to convince others they should stay at Barclay other than the one in Times Square. Neither the view, nor the location, nor the service level offers a distinctive advantage. To many others, this is absolutely a wonderful hotel. For myself, I am more critical. There's a word I can describe the other ICs. Not this one. Collapse
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