118 East 40th Street, Google Maps
Telephone 212 697-4800
Trip Advisor review of Bedford Hotel
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What to expect: An elaborately carved stone façade frames the glass-door entryway of this 17-story brick hotel. Inside the Bedford, white marble steps descend into a small, wood-paneled lobby accented by gold silk-covered walls and a large iron-and-glass chandelier. Families and leisure travelers who appreciate the hotel’s midtown location mingle in the richly decorated lounge area adjacent to the lobby.
Amenity highlights: To the right of the lobby’s reception desk is a quiet, crimson-and-gold sitting area decorated with teakwood accents, silk-covered walls, and plush upholstered sofas and armchairs. The Bedford Hotel’s casual Italian restaurant/bar serves lunch and dinner. Guests have complimentary access to a fitness center at the hotel’s partner property.
Insider tip: Twin promenades hem bucolic Bryant Park, a landscaped urban oasis two blocks from the hotel, with hundreds of seasonal flowers. Among its monuments and sculptures is a bronze bust of writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, created in 1832 by sculptor Karl Fischer and donated to the park in 1932.