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the rooms ofThe Algonquin Hotel

Discover the rooms of the famous hotel in new york

The Algonquin, one of the most famous hotels in New York City, places you in one of its most vibrant neighborhoods, right near Times Square. Each of this boutique hotel’s 181 guest rooms and suites features a comfortable well lit work desk, complimentary wifi and a sleek and stylish decor that reflects the hotel’s art deco heritage.

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Timeless Style

The Algonquin Hotel has been an escape from the busy midtown streets since it opened in 1902. Always an unabashed trailblazer, it was the first to offer hotel rooms in New York City to actors and single women travelers.

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Hotel Guests

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Fairbanks & Pickford

Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford honeymooned at the hotel. They became friends with General Manager, Frank Case, and some of the Round Table Members. Fairbanks would work out on the roof of the hotel. While promoting Robin Hood (1922) he demonstrated his skills by shooting arrows off the roof for the press.

John Barrymore

John Barrymore

John Barrymore often resided at the hotel while performing at the Hippodrome, which was across the street. He regularly had breakfast with Frank Case and also frequently borrowed his shirts as they were the same size. Barrymore’s influence on the hotel lives on through the Blue Bar and the Hamlet, the house cat.

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Lerner & Lowe

In 1956, Music constantly flowed out of Suite 908. Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe were busy composing My Fair Lady. They were working 24 hours writing I could Have Danced All Night. The owner of the hotel, Ben Bodne, threatened to remove the piano from their suite if they did not quiet down.

Tallulah Bankhead

Tallulah Bankhead

At the age of 16, Tallulah made the Algonquin Hotel her home. She paid $21 a week for a room with a bath. She would spend ample time in the lobby watching the coming and goings of the likes of Ethel Barrymore and Anita Loose. The Round Table was quite fond of her and she sometimes dined with them.

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William Faulkner

Faulkner would leave his Mississippi plantation and visit The Algonquin about four times a year. In 1950, he wrote his Nobel Peace Prize speech in his hotel suite.