The Whitby Hotel, Firmdale Hotels

New York, United States

This Firmdale gem at the heart of Midtown Manhattan is an urban oasis brimming with character.

Two blocks away from Central Park and the Museum of Modern art, the vibrant and colorful designs by Kit Kemp are just what the doctor ordered after a day out in busy New York. The service is efficient, friendly and never stuffy and extra reasons to stay include one of the best afternoon teas in New York and an in-house private cinema. But the real draw, as with all Firmdales, is the design and, more importantly, that relaxed-hangout vibe they conjure. The spirit of the Whitby is miles away from the uber- serious hotels Midtown is known for. All pomp is dropped at the door and the atmosphere is more residential than hotel. If you’re after a hotel with a design and vibe that’s off the beaten track next time you’re in New York, make it the Whitby.

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What makes the hotel special

  • As always, Kit Kemp's interiors embody the hotel's spirit: colorful and dynamic.
  • Enjoying some time alone in the calm atmosphere of the hotel's library.
  • Savour the hotel's afternoon tea at the Whitby Bar, a taste of England in the middle of Manhattan.

Rooms and Suites

Superior room

Luxury room

Deluxe room

Junior suite

Junior terrace suite

One bedroom suite

Corner terrace suite

Terrace suite

Hotel Information

Practical information

  • Address

    18 W 56th Street , New York , New York

  • Internet

    Public areas : free

    In room : free

  • Children policy

    Children are welcome

  • Check-in / Check-out

    Check-in : 3 pm

    Check-out : noon

  • Transportation and transfers

    Transfer : subject to supplement

  • Smoking policy

    Non-smoking public spaces

    Smoking rooms : not available

  • Pets

    Small dogs allowed

  • Parking

    Car park / valet service : US$85 per day


  • Restaurants and bar options

    The Whitby Bar (Restaurant: american cuisine, Bar, Breakfast, Afternoon tea, Light meals)

  • Breakfast

    Continental breakfast: US$25

    American breakfast: USD30

    Buffet breakfast: US$25

Services and amenities

  • Rooms

    86 rooms and suites

    In-room amenities: flatscreen TV, in-room safe, minibar, complimentary newspaper daily, Rik Rak bathroom products

  • Always included in this hotel

    Complimentary Internet

    Welcome gift

    Daily newspaper

    Turndown service

  • Available services

    Air conditioned hotel

    Laundry service

    Concierge service

  • Hobbies

    Fitness center

Feedback (2)

  • K.J.
    United States

    My favorite hotel group. We have stayed at Crosby Street in NYC and Ham Yard in London. The Whitney is smaller but quite a gem! We loved it!! And the staff was beyond excellent. Thank you for a wonderful weekend.

  • F.B.

    Service is perfect; hotel decor amazing; friendliness great; the shower is AMAZING; loved the amenities. Sunny at room service is very friendly, warm and caring. Robert at reception is professional, efficient and incredibly friendly. Loved my experience at The Whitby!! 100% recommend.


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