About the Carlton Hotel
The refined Beaux Arts façade of the Carlton Hotel is a worthy indicator of what awaits inside: a century of New York history, curated and tastefully updated.
Built in 1904 and originally named the Seville, the 12-story Carlton Hotel was one of the grandest Madison Avenue lodgings of its day. Legend has it that Harpo Marx once worked here as a bellboy and that many of his skits were inspired by his days at the hotel.
Though its stately past is impressive, The Carlton’s present is even more so. Investors spared no expense when they brought in legendary architect David Rockwell to do a top-down renovation. The result is an arresting contemporary design that reveals vestiges of the hotel’s rich architectural past. Look for the beautifully restored 1912 bar, the cascading two-story waterfall and the refurbished Tiffany-style glass skylight in the lobby.
The guestrooms offer a modern twist on traditional luxury: Leather headboards, cream walls, dark mahogany. The desks are large and the gleaming bathrooms are stocked with Molton Brown toiletries. For the full New York City experience try the spacious Empire Suite, which offers more square-footage than the average studio apartment and iconic views of the Empire State Building.
The Carlton’s Madison Avenue location is prime, conveniently central to Midtown bustle and Downtown fun. The neighborhood, dubbed NoMad (North of Madison), is a unique mix of businesses, shopping and upscale restaurants, with Madison Square Park and the Empire State Building just a few blocks away.
Dine on fresh seafood at the elegant French Millesime brasserie, a critic’s darling. “The restaurant serves as a swell reminder of why this city fell in love with brasseries in the first place,” writes The New York Times, “And as a hopeful sign that there could be a resurgence in that affair. See if you can find your way there.” And when you do, top off the evening with cocktails in the hotel’s balconied Bar Millie.
Did you know?
The hotel refurbished the Tiffany-style glass skylight in the lobby, which had been painted over to deter air raids during World War II.
Rumor has it that during the prohibition years, the former Seville hotel functioned as a speakeasy.
Its central location, with grand architecture dating back to the early 1900s, draws a wide range of visitors, from couples to families to business travelers, and ¬particularly those who want to experience New York City’s history firsthand.
Carlton Hotel Location Information:
88 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10016
4, 5, 6 to 28th St. (Park Ave.); N, R to 28th St. (Broadway)
Enjoy grilled seafood and rich sauces at the grand French restaurant Millesime.
Room service is offered daily 6:30am to 10:30pm
- 24 hour front desk
- ATM Machine
- Business Center
- Dry cleaning service
- Fitness Center
- Non-Smoking Facility
- Parking - Valet