Disclosure: I stayed at the Omni Berkshire Place at no cost for purposes of review. Since then, I’ve stayed on my own as well.
When traveling to New York City with your little ones on a family vacation, you should look for a few things in your hotel. You’ll want to be in a prime location so that you can walk to most locations. You’ll also want to make sure that you have a decent-sized room. Hotel rooms in Manhattan are notoriously small, but if you are putting three or more in a room, definitely try to get a good-sized room. Finally, you’ll want a hotel that’s clean – because that’s not a given in the city. This past week, I had the opportunity to stay in a hotel that has all three of these features.
Review of the Family-Friendly Omni Berkshire Place in Midtown Manhattan
Location of the Omni Berkshire Place
The Omni Berkshire Place, located in Midtown Manhattan, is centrally located just blocks from St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Plaza, Times Square, Fifth Avenue, and Radio City Music Hall. The hotel does offer valet parking for an additional fee, but as a midtown NYC hotel, it’s in a location where you really won’t need a car during your trip. We’ve driven for our stays in the past, but we typically find other ways to get to NYC so we don’t need to worry about our car.
Rooms at the Omni Berkshire Place
The Omni Berkshire Place hotel rooms are nice-sized, with built-in closets, large bathrooms, flat-screen televisions, comfortable beds, and large work desks. While the hotel does offer more king-bed rooms than double-bed rooms (due to the business clientele), there are still some double-bed rooms available. The size is definitely unusual for New York City. In addition to the standard rooms, the Omni Berkshire Place also offers terrace rooms and suites for a more luxurious experience.
Amenities at the Omni Berkshire Place
The thing that impressed me most about the Omni Berkshire Place is the cleanliness. This recently renovated hotel is absolutely spotless, and the room decor is clean and elegant, making the rooms seem even more uncluttered. There are other great amenities, including a complimentary morning beverage (if you sign up for their free Select Guest program), fitness center, get fit kit (for exercising in your room), and complimentary WiFi (again, for Select Guest members). If you are traveling with young kids, they’ll receive an Omni Kids Crew backpack filled with fun amenities for their vacation.
Omni Berkshire Place
21 East 52nd Street at Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212) 754-5000