What You’ll Find at the ESB
While many visitors might be dissuaded from braving the hordes of tourists that pack the 86th and 102nd observatories every single day of the year, we urge you not to throw in the towel. A few extra dollars translate to express tickets, faster queues, more time for exploring the exhibits and VIP treatment – you know you want it.
Another way to approach your visit is to make it a culinary adventure. The State Grill and Bar is set apart from the fast food eateries crowded with budget travelers. Instead, treat yourself to a high-end, American-style meal made with the finest local produce and revel in the restaurant’s iconic design.
Once you’re stuffed and merry, make your way back to your comfortable room at the Royalton or head for a nightcap at Bar 44, but remember to look back at the Empire State for the daily nighttime display of Tower Lights.
350 5th Ave, between 34th St and 33rd St.
Everyday from 8am to 2am.
From the Royalton:
Don’t bother taking public transport - it will probably take longer for a bus or subway to arrive than it would be to take the 0.7-mile walk from the Royalton.
Premium Experience – 86th and 102nd Floors and Sunrise at ESB.
Any visit to New York City demands that you go beyond the touristy attractions and you’ll need a well-located hotel like the Royalton to use as base. What’s more, by booking directly with us, you’ll be treated to special rewards that range from Broadway deals to shopping discounts and gourmet experiences.