"After reading some of the reviews I didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. The room was just right for my grandson and I. The bathroo ... " More

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Hotel Description

Hotel Belleclaire puts you in the center of New York, 2.6 km (1.6 mi) from Barney's and 2.9 km (1.8 mi) from Broadway. Highlights at this boutique hotel include free in-room WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 244 rooms feature iPod docks, safes, and hair dryers. Refrigerators, phones, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and concierge services. Additionally, you'll find a 24-hour business center and a coffee shop/café. Continental breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Within a 30-minute walk of this 3.5-star Upper West Side hotel, attractions include Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.

Hotel Belleclaire ratings based on 47 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
2 out of 5

Good location for me

Single person. Tiny room. I took pics. No lamp on bed side table, had to use overhead bad light. View was brick wall 1 ft away from dirty window. Shade,no curtain, that didn't work. 2 pieces of old furniture. In night, light came thru room door ...apparently wrong size. Bathroom was tiny but newer. Not a good use of my money....Very disappointed in travelocity & hotel.

Posted by on Mar 18, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 10, 2018 by Robert

Thank you for your note. We do have several different room layouts and I am confident given another opportunity we can exceed your expectations. Please contact me to further discuss your stay. Sincerely, Robert Holmes

5 out of 5

Very nice. Comfortable

Pros: The hotel had valet parking, which was reasonably priced. Close to the subway. Next door was a fantastic bakery in fact there were more than one.
Cons: I wish the game room was available
Location: The hotel was close to the subways. There was more than one bakery next door. I could have stayed near the hotel the museum was two streets over.
After reading some of the reviews I didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. The room was just right for my grandson and I. The bathroom was roomy and we had a refrigerator. The only disappointment was the game room was not operational. But we were so exhausted after a day of walking the city he didn't miss it.

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018

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4 out of 5

great stay

I was impresses with the cleanliness for the room I stayed in. Staff was helpful. Elevator was small, I'm a bit claustrophobic but managed to use it. I would stay here again!

Posted by , from Seattle WA on Feb 9, 2018

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3 out of 5

12' x 12' with a double bed in the middle? No!

Pros: The hotel location is very convenient and we enjoy that neighborhood.
Cons: The room we were in should have nothing larger than one single bed, which might then allow for some other amenities/furniture.
Location: It's just a few blocks away from Central Park and also the American Museum of Natural History, both wonderful sites.
It's a beautiful building - historic and quaint - but, unfortunately, the room assigned to us was absurd. The bed took up 90% of the room and it was tricky to navigate around the little refrigerator on the floor just to get to the bathroom. No closet, no place to hang clothing, no place to set a suitcase, unless it was on the floor, in which case one would have to teleport around the room. We did peek into another room across the hall, which seemed considerably more spacious. Maybe we did something bad in a prior life and this was payback.

Posted by , from Green Lane, PA on Apr 16, 2017

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3 out of 5

Very well located-classic old style

Pros: Location, staff helpfulness
Just so small from the elevators to rooms to hallways. feels a little claustrophobic.

Posted by , from St Louis on Dec 30, 2016

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1 out of 5

Dirty Little Sheet

We opened the pull out mattress and found dirty, slept in sheets, underneath the springs were popping through the mattresses! The rooms are so small and claustrophobic

Posted by , from CA on Aug 15, 2016

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4 out of 5

Graduation stay

Pros: Room was very nice and clean. Charming atmosphere. No restaurant but cafe style breakfast of croissants and coffee was nice. Quiet street.
Cons: Only noticed croissants at breakfast, which I love but nice to have fresh fruit and/or yogurt for purchase as well.
Location: Great location! Quiet street off busy Broadway where there are lots of restaurants and shopping. Short walk to subway or Museum Natural History.
Little disappointed that none of the front door staff helped me unload my luggage from my car. They all (3) focused on arriving cabs. Had to ask for valet service to take our car once I got inside hotel with luggage. After complaining to front desk, manager went out of his way to make sure remaining service was fantastic!! My husband is handicapped. They promptly brought a shower chair to our room and installed temporary grab bars in the shower. Room was clean and very pleasant and remarkably quiet despite being across from the elevators. Would definitely stay here again and recommend the hotel. Charming atmosphere. Small lobby and elevators but very charming and great location for our Columbia University graduation activities.

Posted by , from Maryland on May 22, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 22, 2016 by hotel belleclaire

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5


Pros: The hotel has a beautiful combination of historical charm and modern comfort and convenience.
Location: We loved the convenience to the subway line as well as the location in the Upper West Side. Perfect!
My wife and I stayed at Hotel Belleclaire for a combined business trip and anniversary getaway. The staff went out of their way to get us a special room and everything we needed to have a great stay.

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 22, 2016 by hotel belleclaire

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5

nice hotel in a quiet neighborhood

Pros: Clean and quiet
Cons: Continental breakfast
Location: Upper West side with a lot of good restaurants and shopping nearby
I like the fact that the hotel is located on the upper West side. Quiet but convenient to get to the subway. A lot of nice restaurants and shops nearby. A good location if you want to be in the city but away from all the crowds.

Posted by , from Michigan on Jun 19, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 22, 2016 by hotel belleclaire

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!

1 out of 5

Not that great

Pros: Free Internet
Cons: Nothing close, Noisy
It was a very old hotel, in which it seems like they're trying to make the effort to renovate, unfortunately I didn't get a chance to experience that. The room wasn't ready at the time to check in, the staff was okay nothing special. The amenities were just as poor as the view that I paid an upgrade few to have. I honesty wouldn't stay there again or recommend it to any of my friends or family.

Posted by , from Westport, MA on Apr 12, 2013

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Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. A fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Belleclaire. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star New York hotel is smoke free.

  • 244 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) (41.6 km / 25.9 mi)
  • Train station: New York Penn Station (4.5 km / 2.8 mi)
  • Metro station: 79 St. Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Belleclaire offers 244 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • IPod dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy continental breakfast for a fee.

Nearby Activities

Central Park, three blocks east of Hotel Belleclaire, offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including ball fields, tennis courts, rowboat rentals, horseback riding, and miles of trails for hiking, biking, running, and in-line skating. Rockefeller Center's skating rink, 1.5 miles south, opens in winter, as does Central Park's Wollman Rink. Upper West Side athletic clubs offer swimming, racquet sports, and exercise classes.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 14 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: USD 12 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 59.00-69.00 per night
  • Late check-out fee: USD 229.00

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Belleclaire New York
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You should know

  • Children 14 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.