About Hotel Belleclaire
With a side entrance on a residential block of 77th Street, Hotel Belleclaire feels more like an Upper West Side apartment building than a conventional Manhattan hotel. Built in 1903, the Hotel Belleclaire is not tricked out with a huge modern convention center and trendy restaurants—and that's the point. You don’t stay here for an insurance-salesman’s conference. You stay here to feel plugged into one of New York's classic residential neighborhoods, a center of intellectualism and the arts.
Designed by famed architect Emery Roth (New York also has him to thank for the luxurious El Dorado and San Remo residences), the hotel prides itself on its Beaux Arts architectural flourishes. It also boasts an esteemed 20th-century guest list including Mark Twain and Babe Ruth. And the physical structure itself can feel charmingly old school: witness the cozy elevators and black wrought-iron staircases in the hallways. In the rooms you’ll find hardwood floors, marble bathrooms, cherry-red leather headboards, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and free Wi-Fi.
Hotel Belleclaire is located smack in between two great urban greenspaces: Riverside Park (an underrated strip located two blocks west of the hotel, and stretching some 50 blocks north along the Hudson River) and Central Park (located three blocks east). All of this space (a rarity in New York!), plus proximity to Broadway and the American Museum of Natural History ensures that a memorable walk is available in almost any direction.
Shoppers will be glad to know that fabulous Barneys Co-Op – one of the most desirable NYC fashion destinations – is less than two blocks away. And patrons of the arts can post up at Hotel Belleclaire knowing that they’re a leisurely stroll (or a quick cab ride) away from the music, film and dance at Lincoln Center.
Hotel Belleclaire is especially convenient for parents coming to visit children enrolled just uptown at Columbia University. Business travelers will appreciate the Parlor Suites, which feature a separate living area with a desk to get some extra work done after hours. Families might want to consider the Family Suites, which have three full-sized beds spread over two bedrooms.
The hotel has no restaurants. But a recent lobby renovation upgraded the common area to include a bar and a snack station for travelers on the go. For travelers who really want to feel like a local, there's a Westside Market (a fancy grocery store) and Big Nick's Burger & Pizza Joint right around the corner on Broadway. As in any New York City neighborhood, delivery options abound.
Hotel Belleclaire Location Information:
250 W. 77th St.
New York, NY 10024
1 to 79th St.; 2, 3 to 72nd St.
- Business Center
- FREE Internet
- FREE Internet in Room
- Handicapped Rooms/Facilities
- Health Club
- Room Service
- Wireless Internet