A stay at Langham Place, New York, Fifth Avenue offers an indulgent home-away-from-home experience in a perfect location to explore Manhattan. Family-oriented guest rooms and phenomenal staff make families feel as though they are staying in their own luxury apartment paired with extraordinary amenities and services.
The Midtown Manhattan location is walk-out to everything, just one of the reasons why we adored our stay at this Langham Hotels & Resorts gem.
The Langham Place, Fifth Avenue Kid-Friendly Hotel Review
We stayed at Langham Place, Fifth Avenue just before the holidays, when New York is in a frenzy. Walking into the hotel lobby from the Fifth Avenue entrance provided a tranquil oasis to relax and recharge.
Langham Place, Fifth Avenue offers two room categories for families. Family Place rooms are open-plan with two queen-size beds and a small sitting area with Fifth Avenue views of Midtown Manhattan. These rooms can accommodate one rollaway bed; adjoining rooms are also available for larger families.
The other family-oriented category is the Family One Bedroom Suite with a spacious master bedroom, living room with a large sectional sofa, and a full kitchen stocked daily with complimentary water and sodas. The suite has fabulous New York City skyline views. My children were impressed by the flat-screen TV embedded in the large bathroom mirror. I was blown away by the size of the bathroom, by New York or any other standards. The rain shower and separate soaking tub are pure bliss. The suite even had a Miele washer and dryer, a very convenient and uncommon amenity.
As with any city hotel, while the noise from the street may progressively decrease the higher the floor, I was struck by how quiet even the lobby is with the hustle and bustle of Fifth Avenue right outside the door.
The warm and friendly service makes guests feel like part of the Langham family. Each guest is assigned a personal assistant who takes concierge services to a new level. Langham Place, Fifth Avenue personal assistants can arrange for everything: skip-the-line tickets to the Empire State Building, hard-to-get theater tickets, a special tour of the Chelsea gallery district.
There’s complimentary hot apple cider and hot chocolate in the lobby every afternoon — a thoughtful touch in the winter while you’re outside waiting for the doorman to hail a taxi.
After a day of sightseeing in the city, guests can unwind at the exquisite Langham Place Spa. Prior to a treatment, guests are invited to experience the exceptional Aqua Lounge, featuring hydrotherapy experiential showers, a soothing vitality pool, steam room, and sauna. A day pass for the Aqua Lounge only is available for guests 16 and older. There is also an outpost of the renowned Julien Farel salon at the hotel.
Kids (and their parents) will be excited to ride in the hotel’s complimentary car — a chauffeur-driven Maserati Quattroporte!
Dining at Langham Place, Fifth Avenue
Michelin-starred Ai Fiori, the fine dining option at the Langham, is surprisingly kid-friendly. Ai Fiori, which means “among the flowers” in Italian, is owned by acclaimed Altamarea Group and Chef Michael White. There is no set children’s menu, but the restaurant will happily accommodate kids with a simpler version of some of the items on the menu or plain pasta.
Guests can also order the full menu from the more casual lounge area. We enjoyed a wonderful evening here. Ai Fiori’s food is amazing. I had a special squid ink pasta that may very well be one of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever tasted.
Measure Lounge is a more casual option serving food and drinks all day, starting with a lovely continental breakfast and ending with live jazz every evening.
Tunes with Tina Sunday Brunch is a unique kids’ cabaret held on Sundays at Measure Lounge. This family-friendly musical singalong brunch is scheduled every Sunday at 11:30a with a variety of themes, offering guests and locals of all ages a fun, festive foodie activity to round out the weekend.
Langham Place, Fifth Avenue is centrally located in Midtown with easy access to Times Square, the Theater District, Rockefeller Center, and the Empire State Building. Guests can walk 20 blocks north past the prestigious Fifth Avenue shops to Central Park or south a mere 10 blocks to Chelsea.
If kids are hungry from the trek downtown, Madison Square Park on 24th Street is home to a playground and the infamous Shake Shack. Families can also peruse Mario Batali’s Italian-sourced food and culinary products at Eataly across the street from the park.
Other Things To Do with Kids
Bryant Park Ice Skating Rink, open October to March, has free admission but charges a fee for skate rentals. Families can enjoy dining at Bryant Park Grill while watching the skaters.
Whether it’s for a visit to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck or skating at the famous rink, Rockefeller Center is only a 10-to 15-minute walk.
Radio City Music Hall is a fabulous venue to enjoy a musical performance, particularly the annual Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes.
The Museum of Modern Art offers free family tours on Saturdays and Sundays.
A Legend Continues
The Langham Place, Fifth Avenue takes its name from the legendary The Langham London, which is widely recognized as Europe’s first Grand Hotel. This flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality for 150 years. It is evident that this philosophy carries through.
Family Place rooms start at $715 and Family One Bedroom Suites start at $895 per night.
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Editor’s Note: Langham Place, Fifth Avenue hosted Sandy for her stay. As always, our opinions are our own on Ciao Bambino. Photos by Sandy Pappas.