About Hotel Pennsylvania
Situated in the heart of the garment district, where visitors can catch a glimpse of old New York in its manufacturing heyday, the historic Hotel Pennsylvania is a New York institution that offers superbly located accommodations and excellent value.
Just across the street from the Hotel Pennsylvania is New York's most famous event venue and its most important transit hub: Madison Square Garden and Penn Station. Penn Station provides access to the West Side subway, Amtrak, the Long Island Railroad and the New Jersey PATH train. Madison Square Garden is the home of the Knicks, mixed martial-arts bouts, Justin Bieber concerts, and hosts pretty much every other arena-worthy artist who rolls through town. A block east is Macy's Herald Square, still one of the world's largest stores after more than a century of operation; and the Empire State Building and Fifth Avenue are only one more block east.
The bustling neighborhood around the Hotel Pennsylvania is filled with pre-war brick office buildings and is dedicated to travelers, shoppers and concert-goers. Discount clothing and import stores abound, and a quick bite – whether it's a slice of pizza, a hot dog or a piece of cheesecake – is never far away. Times Square and the theater district are a ten-minute walk north. To the west are the Hudson Yards, a light industrial neighborhood that is gradually transitioning into a residential one, and the Jacob Javits Convention Center. East is the garment district, including the Fashion Institute of Technology, and Koreatown, whose restaurants offer some of the finest Korean cuisine outside of Seoul. The hot, stylish neighborhood of Chelsea is to the south.
Built in 1919 by the famous architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White, the Hotel Pennsylvania is a giant, with 1,700 rooms, large spaces for conventions and expos and three floors dedicated to business travelers (the Penn 5000 Club Rooms) with a club lounge and extra amenities. It offers a business center, a fitness center, complementary day passes to an adjoining health club, a luggage room and safe-deposit box. Its busy lobby is filled with choices for quick and casual dining, and ticket counters run by independent businesses will let guests book a flight or a tour with equal ease. The Penn currently offers Wi-Fi in the lobby and meeting areas.
The Penn's rooms are classic New York value hotel accommodations – simple and comfortable. Many architectural details, like the bathroom tile, outer-room doors and the hallway molding, are original, giving the hotel the feel of 1930s Broadway. (In fact, many TV shows and movies have filmed in the Pennsylvania to capture that "New York" atmosphere.) Many rooms have multiple beds, making them a good choice for families and groups. It is a favorite of leisure travelers, students, international travelers and group travelers, and is an outstanding value for travelers who want to explore the city.
Did you know?
The Hotel Pennsylvania has the oldest still-functioning telephone number in the United States – Pennsylvania 6-5000 – and it inspired the Glenn Miller song of the same name.
The Hotel Pennsylvania is perfect for budget travelers, for large groups (students, church groups, families, etc.) and for travelers who are interested in a base of operations from which to explore the city. Its rates are reasonable – always a consideration in New York – and its size makes finding adjacent rooms more likely. Its rooms with double beds are ideal for families with children, and its closeness to Penn Station makes it easy to hop on the train and travel the entire city and beyond. The Pennsylvania is also pet-friendly – in fact, it is the hotel of choice for the contestants of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. It also has three floors dedicated to business travelers (the Penn 5000 Club Rooms) with a club lounge and extra amenities, including continental breakfast, 24-hour coffee and tea service, Wi-Fi, and mini-refrigerators in the rooms.
Hotel Pennsylvania Location Information:
401 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
1, 2, 3 to 34th St./Penn Station; N, Q, R to 34th St./Herald Square
The Statler Grill
The Statler is an old-time New York steakhouse that offers seafood, steak and other American classics. It serves lunch, dinner and brunch and has a bar.
A branch of Lindy's offers American cuisine in the lobby, along with their signature cheesecake.
This java stand sells coffee, fruit and bottled drinks.
The Hotel Pennsylvania offers a free continental breakfast for Penn 5000 Club Room guests.
- 24 hour front desk
- Attraction Shuttle Service
- Business Center
- Cable/Satellite TV
- Currency Exchange
- Dry cleaning service
- Fitness Center
- Gift Shop
- Ice Machine
- Internet Access - Public Access for fee
- Parking - Valet
- Pet Friendly
- Security Guard
- Sundries shop
- Wheelchair Access