The Mansfield Hotel manages to combine the best of both worlds: it is located on a quiet 44th street and a five-minute walk from Times Square. The Harvard Club is right across the street. There are almost countless casual and refined restaurants within an 11-minute walk: The Lamb's Club, Starbucks, Xi'an Famous Food, Whole Foods, Chipotle, Breads Bakery and Blue Bottle Coffee. Bryant Park is two blocks from the hotel and the surrounding streets are full of shops like Zara and Muji, along with the famous 5th Avenue shopping district. The park also hosts a Christmas market and the New York public library and metro lines. Other attractions within a short distance include the Museum of Modern Art and Radio City Music Hall. Expect about 35 minutes drive from LaGuardia Airport and 50 minutes from JFK International Airport.
Mansfield rooms have dark wood floors, upholstered headboards and a neutral brown scheme. Wooden shutters cover the windows. Each room has its own bathroom. The en-suite bathroom has a shower, bathrobe, hairdryer and toiletries. Each room has a comfortable seating area integrated. Each room has a minibar, a safe and a desk. The room inventory includes an iron and a refrigerator. Also, a CD player, radio and TV.
Some of the high-end rooms feature decorative marble fireplaces and French doors with glass-etched fruit designs. The Petite rooms are the smallest at 150 square feet but have room for a full-size bed, mini-fridge, small closet, window bench and flat-screen TV. Wi-Fi is free throughout. Couples would be more comfortable in standard rooms with the queen-size bed. Families should upgrade to Junior Suites for a pull-out queen-size sofa bed and a separate bedroom. There is also a two-bedroom apartment that can accommodate six people. The penthouse loft is an excellent venue for events, as it has a wet bar and Jacuzzi.
Bathrooms vary in size and have either a combined shower or a walk-in shower. Hairdryers and toiletries are provided. Most rooms have a picturesque view of the city Street.
Sports, entertainment and pool in the hotel
At the hotel, you have the opportunity to play volleyball. The area surrounding the hotel also offers the opportunity for horse riding.
Continental breakfast, M Bar and fitness centre
Features at Mansfield Hotel are well-rounded, especially for a historic urban hotel. Continental breakfast is included in most room rates and includes pastries, cereals, coffee, juice, boiled eggs and doughnuts.
The meal is served in the famous M Bar, open to guests and the public for dinner and drinks. The menu focuses on American dishes like prawn risotto, grilled chicken sandwich and a burger with blue cheese. There are also small dishes such as truffle popcorn and pizzettes. Guests can order room service from the restaurant when it is open. Jazz shows take place here weekly. Surprisingly, there's room for a gym with modern Technogym cardio machines and weights, plus a small loft space for yoga.
There is a small business centre that includes a desktop computer and a printer. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. The reception is open 24 hours a day and there is a helpful concierge staff and a bell service.