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Baccarat Hotel, New York

by Michelle Gross
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There are few places in the world that have the power to transport you to another time and place. The Baccarat Hotel is one of those places. Set right in the heart of midtown Manhattan, this Parisian-meets art-deco-inspired locale offers elegant accommodations, a world-class spa, and haute French cuisine.

What's more, a stay at the property -- the first hotel of its kind by the 250-year old Baccarat crystal company -- is an indulgent experience that's worthy of a price point to match. From the moment you set foot in the crystal-laden elevator to your arrival in the glittering Grand Salon, a stay here will dazzle, delight, and, ultimately, leave you feeling like royalty.

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What You Need to Know 

The Look of the Baccarat Hotel

The Baccarat Hotel offers 114 opulent rooms and suites. The attention to detail and high-quality service is unparalleled, from the lavishly decorated common areas to the generous in-room amenities (including Baccarat-branded toiletries and crystal accents).

Enjoy all-day dining and afternoon tea service inside the stunning Grand Salon. Just off the Grand Salon, you'll find a handsome barrel-vaulted bar featuring a kaleidoscope of Baccarat crystal stemware. Here, you can post up with a martini or hand-crafted cocktail of your choice.

Priding itself on all things wellness, the Spa de La Mer offers a bevy of signature rituals and massages as well as a 55-foot-long marble swimming pool flanked by day-beds reminiscent of La Côte d’Azur. There’s also a 24-hour fitness center. 

The Vibe at the Baccarat Hotel

Elegant, sophisticated, and refined at every turn, the Baccarat Hotel is amongst the most luxe hotels in New York City. At first look, it's seemingly fancier than other five-star hotels of its caliber in the area; however, this jewel-box setting -- with its gracious service and waitstaff -- makes a stay here feel comfortable, sans any pretentiousness or stuffiness. 

Who Will Love the Baccarat Hotel

Couples looking for a romantic getaway, business travelers with a generous expense account, and anyone looking for an elegant escape and jumping-off point for exploring New York City.

Who Might Not Love the Baccarat Hotel

Families with young children should stay elsewhere. While little ones are welcome, the hotel is best suited for adults for a variety of reasons, including, most notably, the high-end furnishings and vast displays of Baccarat crystals at every turn.

Best Amenity at the Baccarat Hotel

The Grand Salon and bar area are well worth spending exploring and enjoying. Whether it’s enjoying high tea or a five-star meal, the Baccarat crystal displays in these decadent spaces are a memorable part of the experience here.

Money Matters

What’s Included at the Baccarat Hotel

A stay here comes with plenty of perks, including car service within a 15-block radius (though this is currently suspended), free wifi, and exclusive shopping experiences in Baccarat’s flagship store on Madison Avenue. Guests also have access to the fitness center and chic, cabana-lined indoor swimming pool (reservations required). 

Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at the Baccarat Hotel

Valet parking is available for an additional fee. The spa is available by reservation only, and treatments can fetch upwards of $425 for a two-hour Swedish massage. Dogs under 20 pounds are allowed for a one-time fee of $250. 

How to Get a Deal at the Baccarat Hotel

You'll find an array of seasonal discounts and limited-time promotions on its website under the offers tab. 

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of the Baccarat Hotel

The hotel is right across the street from the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) and within easy walking distance to both Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. Times Square and the Theater District are both nearby, as are some of New York City's best restaurants.

Nearest Airport to the Baccarat Hotel

The Baccarat Hotel is about a 20-minute drive from LaGuardia Airport or a 30-minute drive from JFK with no traffic. Both airports offer public transportation options. 

Nearest Public Transit to the Baccarat Hotel

Thanks to the hotel's central location in the heart of midtown, there are several bus stops and subway stations nearby -- making it incredibly easy to explore The Big Apple. The 53rd Street E and M subway station is less than one block from the property. Additionally, the Rockefeller Center Subway Station, a major hub, is a four-minute walk. 

The Bottom Line

The Baccarat Hotel makes a sophisticated stay for well-heeled travelers. It's perfect for those looking to be spoiled and indulge in some seriously luxurious digs -- without having to compromise on location.

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