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The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York

2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue , New York, NY 10065, United States Access

The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York

The Pierre is New Yorks landmark hotel, located on Central Park at Fifth Avenue with panoramic views of the park and Manhattan's Upper East Side. The legendary hotel plays host to international dignitaries and celebrities. With its coveted location, the five-star property is surrounded by the most exclusive shopping area in the city with iconic stores such as Barneys, Tiffany and Co, Bloomingdales, and Saks 5th Avenue all closely located. At Central Park, guests can enjoy a day of horse-back riding, biking, ice skating in winter or visit the famous Central Park zoo. The famed Museum Mile is nearby, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It has easy accessibility to all international airports in New York- JFK-58 min/ LGA-33 min/ Newark-46 min.
This majestic 189 room luxury hotel is an illustration of classic residential Manhattan style and has an array of guest rooms - from elegant rooms with magnificent views of Central Park and the city to themed Grand Suites that reflect the grandeur of The Pierre. Perrine, the new French-American restaurant features outdoor terrace seating overlooking Central Park. Two E Bar and Lounge offers famous afternoon tea service and transforms into a suave Art Deco lounge by night, serving an international menu and seasonal cocktails accompanied by live jazz every Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays. Pierre History
Opened in 1930 by Charles Pierre Casalasco The legendary French Chef Auguste Escoffier was guest chef during the opening.
John Paul Getty owned the Hotel from 1938-1966 1967 - Co-ops became the owners
1980-2005 managed by Four Seasons
July 2005 Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces assumed the management contract.

The Pierre is a New York landmark hotel located on the elite and historic Upper Eastside of mid-town Manhattan, between prestigious Fifth and Madison Avenues.
The hotel is 17 miles or a 30-minute drive from JFK airport, 18 miles or a 35-minute drive from Newark airport and 7 miles or a 16-minute drive from La Guardia airport.
The hotel's proximity to the famed boutiques of Fifth and Madison Avenues provides access to the best shopping in the city. Iconic stores such as Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany and Co., Bloomingdales, and Saks Fifth Avenue are all within close walking distance. One of a few hotels located on Central Park, guests can enjoy a multitude of activities in the Park, including horse-back riding, boating, biking, ice-skating in winter, and can also visit the famous Central Park Zoo. Many museums are located near the hotel including the Natural History Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


  • Internet
    FREE WiFi
  • High speed Internet
  • High speed wireless
  • Transportation
    Train access
  • Valet parking
  • Front desk
    24-hour reception
  • Airline desk
  • Baggage hold
  • Car rental
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Front desk
  • Theatre desk
  • Work away
    Business center
  • Business services
  • Hotel service
    Banking services
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Turndown service
  • Wakeup service
  • Outlets
    Beauty shop/salon
  • Florist
  • Pharmacy
  • Travelling with others
    Babysitting service
  • DVDs/videos - children
  • Family plan
  • Pets welcome
  • Accessible
  • Events
  • Conference facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Green facilities
    NYC Carbon Challenge


  • Communication
    Speaker phone
  • Two-line phone
  • Voice mail
  • Special features
    Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed room
  • Bathroom
    Phone in bathroom
  • Shower
  • Food & Beverage
  • Entertainment
    AM/FM radio
  • Bose Home Theatre system
  • Cable television
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • FREE newspaper
  • iPod docking station
  • Premium movie channels
  • Stereo
  • TV
  • VCR movies
  • Business
    Data port
  • Desk
  • Telephone
  • Green facilities
    Molton Brown bath amenities
  • General
    Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Non-smoking
  • Safe
  • Smoke detectors
  • Accessible
    Knock light


  • Wellness
  • Fitness
    24-hour fitness center
  • Cardiovascular exercise
  • Weightlifting
  • Cultural
    Fine dining
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Shopping

Food and Drink

  • Services
    24-hour room service
  • Room service
  • Outlets type
  • Restaurant

House policy

  • Check-in Time: 15:00
  • Check-out Time: 12:00

Cancel policy
Please refer to the description of the rate plan being booked for any additional policy information.

Travel with others

Children policy
1 kid ages 1 or under stays FREE

Pets are allowed upon request. Charges may be applicable.

Payment type


Language spoken

  • English

Concierge tips

This hotel have joined the NYC Carbon Challenge: the goal is to reduce citywide greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050.

Welcome capacity

  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 9
  • Number of Sleeping Rooms: 189
  • Largest Meeting Room Size: 8525 sq. ft.
  • Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 1500


  • Valet parking


  • Bulletin boards
  • Installed stage
  • Video conferencing
  • Heating/cooling controls
  • High speed wireless
  • Video recording
  • In-house AV department
  • Monitors
  • Dance floor
  • Flip chart and markers
  • Video camera
  • Other equipment and facilities
  • Platform
  • Natural daylight
  • Screen
  • Wireless microphones
  • Backstage projector
  • Overhead projector


Property's Green Action

  •  NYC Carbon Challenge
  •  Molton Brown bath amenities

  •  Energy/water saving measures, waste avoidance and resource efficiency
  •  Low carbon footprint control


Earth Check Silver

The EarthCheck six-step process starts with benchmarking to lay the foundation for sustainable practices and ends with several levels of certification. EarthCheck provide hotels with quantifiable metrics to maximise guest experiences, minimise their environmental footprint and benefit the local community:

• Water use optimization through rain water harvesting, reuse and recycling of water and reduction of per room night water consumption.
• CO2 emissions reduction
• Waste reduction
• Contribute towards the social development of local communities
• Responsible purchasing of local and fair products
• Increase use of renewable and cleaner sources of energy
• Driving awareness on environmental issues with customers, vendors and target communities in society
• Use of eco-friendly products
• Rooms with organic mattresses and energy-efficient windows
• Food products are sourced locally and regionally whenever possible, with preference given to organic products whenever possible.
• Compost policy
• Sourcing biodegradable chemicals

Leaping Bunny Non Tested on Animals

The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics' (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program administers a cruelty-free standard and the internationally recognized Leaping Bunny Logo for companies producing cosmetic, personal care, and household products. The Leaping Bunny Program provides the best assurance that no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or suppliers.


WWF aims to build a future where human needs are met in harmony with nature.

It is focused around 6 ambitious goals with people at the center:
WWF's work has evolved from saving species and landscapes to addressing the larger global threats and forces that impact them. Recognizing that the problems facing our planet are increasingly more complex and urgent. The new strategy puts people at the center and organizes our work around six key areas: forests, marine, freshwater, wildlife, food and climate. By linking these six areas in an integrated approach, WWF can direct all resources to protecting vulnerable places, species and communities worldwide.

People are at the center because together we can change the trajectory of the threats to nature, and help ensure nature's ability to provide - for the sake of every living thing, including ourselves. To accomplish goals, WWF works to educate and influence people into making sustainable choices and decisions, including those who work in business and make decisions around the use of natural resources, and those who work in government and set policy that impacts nature.

Most helpful reviews 9 15 reviews

Kilo 64
2 years ago – Google


No words can describe the service at this place. In summary - I ordered a custom Indian dish not on the menu, went to Broadway show and came back late past midnight - called to deliver food and it was delivered hot and fresh. Amazingly tasty and when I called back to commend the chef - he LEFT 5 mins after my food was delivered. Apparently the chef waited 7 hours PAST HIS SHIFT FOR ME so he can cook and deliver the food on time for me ... I felt horrible but I couldn't thank the Chef enough.. Amazing Taj always amazing !!

Rafael Yau
2 years ago – Google


Great hotel, the staffs are friendly and attentive. Atmosphere is cozy and lovely. Rooms are clean and comfortable. I suggest getting a room near the top floor so you can get a great view of central park and the city. Overall great experience, it's expensive to stay here but worth it.

2 years ago – Google


I went there to meet a guest and found the experience to be smooth. Room service was good

laurie mckenzie
2 years ago – Google


we stayed for the weekend of feb 19. the staff could not have been more attentive. they were aware we were celebrating a birthday weekend and they went out of their way to make my husband and I feel special. the location is perfect- across from central park and we could see the park from our window. THANK YOU for a wonderful stay! we will be back!

Marianne Pena
2 years ago – Google


The Pierre was absolutely incredible. My Senior Prom was held at The Pierre and the staff were incredible. The food was exquisite and the entire event ran smoothly thanks to the staff of The Pierre. Would definitely recommend the venue to those throwing a party or a wedding reception.

Ivangellys Gonzalez
2 years ago – Google


Amazing from start to finish. The driver was very friendly and stopped to take pictures for us in the Jaguar! The front staff was warm and welcoming, the atmosphere was very sophisticated and upscale. Everything was perfect, thank you for the memories Pierre !

Amanda Spero
2 years ago – Google


Fantastic place for a holiday event. Not only is the service stellar, but the atmosphere is just gorgeously decorated in the holiday spirit.

Dwight Williams
2 years ago – Google


Holiday party at the Pierre. excellent food, attentive service, great ambiance!

Gina Beyer
2 years ago – Google


Classic NYC hotel and event space that needs a facelift. Excellent location if you plan to explore 5th Ave shopping, upper East side museums or Central Park. Staff are very nice. Good, fresh food.

martin long
2 years ago – Google


I spend a lot of time in NYC hotels and our time at The Pierre was among the most enjoyable. The staff was always professional but not stuffy and got us whatever we needed. The Pierre is an old-school 5 Star experience and that is a diminishing thing in NYC.

lauren romao
2 years ago – Google


5 Star experience all the way! Came for a Christmas party and had a great time.

Martha Rivera
2 years ago – Google


Great value for your money, centrally located, wonderful staff and excellent service. Truly 5 stars & 5 diamonds would highly recommend to everyone. Doesn't matter if you're traveling on business or pleasure there's something for everyone.

Tanner Faucett
1 year ago – Google


Very high class. Every employee at the hotel treats every guest like royalty. The room was beautiful, the decor was perfect. Convenient location. Best hotel bathroom I've ever seen.

gloria warner
2 years ago – Google


This hotel is iconic, historic, beautiful, and perfect, situated across the street from the very best of Central Park, on 5AV...it is the place to be. Very quickly, you'll feel as I have come to know this place as my home in NYC

Ralph Gray
1 year ago – Google


Susan and her staff are friendly and knowledgable about the city and it seems like they are as excited about your daily adventures as you are! They welcome you to sit down and share your day or enjoy some quiet, private tine with your loved ones or friends with a glass of wine by the fire. They find the right balance! The rooms are lovely and 'NY Intimate' and if you think the rooms are too small then you are spending way too much time in your room in a great city in a great boutique hotel! Well done Susan and staff!

alice campbell
1 year ago – Google


If you visit New York city, and you choose to stay at the Pierre, you made two great choices. The city and the hotel. you've actually made the perfect choice when it comes to the hotel. The location is ideal. And so is the service and the rooms. From the moment you walk in, you feel welcome. You're greeted with.

Sam Barnum
1 year ago – Google


After arriving quite late due to a rerouted flight, the staff checked us in and found a suitable nearby place to eat. The concierge called up to our room to confirm that he arranged to keep the kitchen at the restaurant open. We would have had to run to make the cutoff otherwise. Great little touches like fresh flowers and having concierge know us by name really made the stay special.

Kristine Renee Farley
1 year ago – Google


I was there for a work event. This hotel is absolutely gorgeous. They were very accomodating to the large numbers we had going in & out of the hotel, as well as equipment despite the delicate decorations.

debbie veliz
1 year ago – Google


If anyone is looking for a great deal on hotels you can check it out on HotelRaven. com Booked a room on there and they had the cheapest rates around... After arriving quite late due to a rerouted flight, the staff checked us in and found a suitable nearby place to eat. The concierge called up to our room to confirm that he arranged to keep the kitchen at the restaurant open. We would have had to run to make the cutoff otherwise. Great little touches like fresh flowers and having concierge know us by name really made the stay special.

1 year ago – Google


My husband and I planned a several day getaway and are very happy that we stayed at the Pierre! The location is excellent and we were able to walk to many of our planned entertainment destinations. The staff was very warm, helpful and accommodating. Our room was an upgraded suite on a high floor over looking the city. The room was comfortable, great amenities and clean. The maid saw my book on the coffee table and put a Pierre bookmark on top! In addition, we had dietary restrictions and they went out of their way to meet our requests. Looking forward to returning one day. Thank you Jacqueline, Doris, Khathy and Carmine! The Schnalls

corey model
1 year ago – Google


Nice food for a large social event. A great dance space with surrounding tables. The bathrooms had some stalls that didn't lock which is a minor problem but honestly dissapointing.

Keira Chu
1 year ago – Google


Absolutely love the location as it was across the street from Central Park and near all the lovely shops in Upper East Side. Service is top-rated- they all remember our names (a little spooky but sweet!). This hotel and Carlyle are the only two hotels left in NYC that has people manning the elevators - very endearing and old-school! There are also treats for the kids upon check-in: an elaborate spread plus an adorable penguin stuff animal. What a lovely touch.

Yong Zheng
1 year ago – Google


Had high tea there. It was a pleasant experience. Mini sandwiches were fantastic. Much better than Russian tea place.

Melody Aboutalebi
1 year ago – Google


Impeccable service and a clean, beautiful facility! Our family of 14 had an incredible and legendary experience at this hotel this past weekend! Amazing location right beside everything! We will definitely be back! Thank You!!

Julia Higgins
1 year ago – Google


I love staying in a hotel that has elevator operators! This hotel is beautiful. The staff went above and beyond. I had room service 3 days in a row. Love the coffee. I also really like their shampoo. I'll be coming again next summer. Watch out!

3 Day Blinds
1 year ago – Google


amazing hotel facilities. friendly and professional staff that accommodates your needs during your stay. I love the room arrangement and the comfortable beds. really loved staying here.

JP de la Houssaye
12 months ago – Google


What a great place to stay in NYC. The location is absolutely perfect, 5th Ave must I say more? The staff was so friendly and accommodating. The room was beautiful and extremely comfortable. A must stay!

Mike Freedom
10 months ago – Google


We stayed at this hotel when we went to New York. The hotel is state of the art beautiful. You feel completely pampered the entire time. Staff is helpful and pleasant. Concierge truly made our stay even more pleasurable. Expensive, but worth it. Plan to stay here the next time we go to New York.

Larry Diamond
10 months ago – Google


Attended the Citizen's Union annual awards dinner. Event was a success. The elegant hotel feeling a bit worn but it is still a "grand dame".

Mark Measures
9 months ago – Google


Went to a function here. Very old fashioned. 1965 wants it's decor back.

Mike Pearson
8 months ago – Google


We had our annual company holiday party there. It was exquisite. They did a really fantastic job. The food was delicious and the spread was huge! The service was so attentive and cordial. Loved it! They really made it a special night to remember. Thank you!

Krystal Churchwell
9 months ago – Google


My MIL took me here for my very first high tea which turned out to be amazing. The tea was delicious and the food was to die for. I highly recommend.

Colki Garsón
8 months ago – Google


Park view room is small but does have an amazing view of central park and the city to the north. Breakfast in Perrine is very good. Location is excellent for central park. Overall staff is first class.

Kevin Smith
8 months ago – Google


Truly one of the great hotels left in New York City. The staff are at the pinnacle of their profession. There is nothing one could say badly about this gem. I know. I looked. It is just that good.

Akshay Gaikwad
6 months ago – Google


Went to the Perrine at the Pierre as part of the restaurant week. I'm a vegetarian by choice so I'm usually sceptical about fancy places as I know how meat tastes and it's usually hard to make vegetarian food taste that good. But Perrine was an exception! The first course was the best butternut squash soup I have ever had. I'm a snob with that, I either love it or hate it. This was right on top on that list. I'd recommend to just go there for the soup alone. The breads were fresh and went perfect with he soup. Others tried the tuna tartare and the salad, both I hear were good. The main course was roasted farm veggies. They we're not my fav veggies as they were the ones on the sweeter side of the spectrum - beets, carrots etc. But the texture and consistently was on point. Did not feel full after it. I would say it was solid, not my favorite though as it felt too sweet after the soup. Others had the fish (bass) and lamb chops (medium) - they were excellent apparently. The dessert was the classic French brulee. Perfect. Accompanied by Madeline, that went well. As a plus, the adjoining dining room is absolutely stunning. I could sit there reading a book and having my coffee all day long. Would recommend just to see that! A special mention about the service. Had 2 servers both tried to be funny and not overwhelm with unnecessary suggestions. Did mind our table very well without being noticed or intrusive. All in all I would say totally worth it!

El M.
6 months ago – Google


I did not stay at the hotel, but I had dinner there. The inside of the hotel itself, however, is gorgeous. You'll feel like you walked into the Sistine chapel. The service was very good for dinner, and the food was good as well. A bit on the salty side for the appetizer and a tad too sweet for the dessert, otherwise it was great.

Eduardo Martinez
6 months ago – Google


It was breathtaking indoors. Felt as if I traveled back in time into the opulent and luxury of the 1920s. Massive halls and beautifully lit lobbies made you feel cozy and as if you were in another city not in the US. The only negative that I can talk to is that the bathrooms had a smell of vintage to say it nicely AKA old smell it wouldn't hurt to do a little bit of remodeling and renovating inside the bathrooms.

Shawn Theodoran
6 months ago – Google


If you come here you will be treated better than 90% of the hotel's not only in New York but all over! I have traveled a lot and The staff here is Some of the best you will find!!thank you very much guys!

Stephen Elliot
6 months ago – Google


I've only been here for events (not an overnight guest), but the staff is too snobby for my taste. Maybe that's part of the authentic French flair...

Petrus Aloisius
4 months ago – Google


I’ve stayed at The Pierre Hotel for a week with my family. It has been a wonderful experience in a great hotel. All was extremely nice and cared, starting from the magnificent main lobby, arriving to the spacious (compared to others five stars hotels in Manatthan) and clean room. In addition is remarkable the kindness and politeness of all the hotel staff: concierges, receptionists, doormen, elevator operators (yes, this hotel has also a operator for each elevator), and housekeepers. The breakfast is excellent, and various. The hotel offers also a large number of lovely complimentary services and amenities, such as a very convenient and stylish drop off service in Manhattan, operated by the Hotel Car, a Jaguar limousine. Must be underlined also that the Hotel is children friendly and provides them a large number of amenities and toys, in order to make their stay more enjoyable. It is indubitably a truly luxury and great hotel.

Brian Lepkowski
3 months ago – Google


My wife and I originally booked the Plaza hotel for a couple nights and were tranferred to the Pierre due to staffing issues at the Plaza that made them unable to accomidate guests for the weekend . What a great opportunity that turned out to be ! We initially spoke with Ana at the front desk who was wonderful. After learning that we were in town celebrating our wedding anniversary she took it upon herself to upgrade our room to a top floor with a spectacular view of the park and upper east side ! My wife and I had an amazing time and Ana along with all the hotel staff were incredibly friendly , helpful and really know how to treat their guests. They all exceeded our expectations and made our first stay at the Pierre a very memorable experience. My wife and I will definitely stay at the Pierre again and can’t wait for our next opportunity to do so !

Sophia S.
4 months ago – Google


Great service! Awesome food! Classy and gorgeous.

Michael Ian
3 months ago – Google


The dessert options are fantastic, and the food was amazing. Staff was incredibly friendly and the service was excellent. Not budget friendly but if you can afford it, I would definitely recommend grabbing a bite in their tea room

Yolanda Shoshana
3 months ago – Google


I love the Pierre. It's packed with elegance and so much NYC history. The Organic Spa Magazine Travel Symposium was held at the hotel and once again, everything was great. The food, service, and event. You will feel like a Queen or King when you step into the hotel. It's magick!

Edward Rothman
2 months ago – Google


Was attending a charity event. The room while a little dated, is Charming in its own way and is quite unique. Service and presentation were flawless. Overall an excellent event.

2 months ago – Google


One of the best hotels to stay in midtown Manhattan. Right across the street from Central Park and close to historical places in New York City. Variety of museums and shopping districts. Right off of 5th Avenue Posh shops. And other high-end stores.

Jason Fisher
4 weeks ago – Google


My reason for going was to attend a social event in one of the event rooms. While the hotel is beautiful the room was hot and there was practically no ac. In the hotel it was cool and comfortable but as soon as you entered the events room it was the opposite. On top of that my girlfriend had placed a card she received at this event on the table as we got up to dance. When we sat back down the plates were cleared and so was her card. Speaking with a other waiter and the manager it became clear another staff member stole it. I would never voluntarily come back to this hotel again.

Mary ANN Oklesson
1 month ago – Google


Awkward place for a trade show like Organics. Too crowded and no where to sit at lunch. The Mandarin was much better.