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The Andaz 5th Avenue: My Favorite Midtown Hotel In NYC

A view of 5th Avenue from room 705 at the Andaz 5th

While I usually prefer staying downtown when I visit New York City, The Andaz 5th Avenue has become my favorite midtown NYC hotel. I quite like the tech friendliness and modern business amenities Andaz offers (free wifi everywhere in the hotel! Yeah!). I’m also fond of the understated modern elegance and style of the Andaz brand. We’ve stayed at the hotel before and even the standard rooms are large by NYC standards.

The living room of room 705 at the Andaz 5th

My husband is a Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond member, which is highest tier of Hyatt’s loyalty program (Andaz is a Hyatt brand). Gold Passport is a great loyalty program and the perks for Diamond members include a few suite upgrades a year. We decided to use one during our recent stay at the Andaz 5th Avenue and wound up in room 705, a Splash Suite, which was difficult to leave.

Left: Turkey chili from room service Right: a welcome amenity at the Andaz 5th

One of the great things about Andaz is that all non-alcoholic drinks and snacks in the mini-bar are free and it doesn’t feel like they nickel and dime you (but if you want to pay, the minibar has a great edit, including Tito’s Vodka).

The bedroom of 705 at the Andaz 5th Avenue had views of the library and Empire State Building

Gold Passport Diamond Members get a credit for breakfast that can be used for room service or in The Shop, the hotel’s in-house restaurant, which is a popular spot for breakfast and lunch meetings. The Shop serves Cafe Grumpy coffee, which is incredibly strong. In the mornings, coffee and tea is available free of charge to all guests in the lobby.

Left: A view of the Empire State Building from the bedroom Right: King sized bed in the bedroom

The gym is well equipped and large and open 24 hours, which was much appreciated since I had jet lag but still needed to work out so I could indulge in the epic roast chicken sandwich at the NoMAD for brunch.

Free standing cocoon tub in the Splash Suite at the Andaz 5th

The bathroom was amazing. The cocoon tub was fantastic, and a huge walk in shower as well as side by side sinks and C.O. Bigelow bath amenities. The splash suite had 3 closets as well as a coat rack, and a great layout.

Views of the spacious bathroom in the Andaz Splash Suite

While the Andaz’s address is on 5th Avenue, first time guests should be aware that the hotel’s entrance is around the corner on 41st street, which only causes confusion the first time you arrive.

Panorama of the bedroom of room 705 at the Andaz 5th

Andaz 5th Avenue

485 5th Avenue at 41st Street

New York, New York, USA, 10017

Tel: +1 212 601 1234

Email: info.5thavenue@andaz.com