You can be assured that whichever of the 117 guestrooms and suites you choose at The Blakely, your room will be spacious and well-appointed, even if the décor is somewhat sober and drab in some cases. All rooms have a kitchenette with a sink, Keurig coffee-maker, well-stocked minibar, snack tray, microwave, crockery and cutlery meaning that you can self-cater, to a certain extent, in the comfort of your own room. The standard rooms, which are known as deluxe at The Blakely, have either a king bed or two queens dressed in white linens on top of which are quite dowdy covers and plaids. The headboards are oak while the bedside tables, as well as the rest of the furniture, are in cherry and have a telephone and iPod docking station. The desk in the corner of the room has a second cordless telephone while a flatscreen television stands atop the drawer unit. The rest of the upholstery, that is to say the curtains, carpet and armchair material, is also rather drab but in good condition and we suppose rather inoffensive. In the closet guests will find Frette bathrobes, a safe and an iron and ironing board. The bathrooms, the vast majority of which are equipped with a soaking tub/shower combination (the rest having walk-in monsoon showers), are done out in marble with the vanity in deep brown and the rest in beige, and have a make-up mirror, plenty of towels and Penhaligon's toiletries. Some of the bathtubs are starting to look a little old now but all the bathrooms we saw were clean and in good working order.
There are several larger categories of room at the hotel including the studio suite, which has a seating area within the bedroom, the one-bedroom suite which also has a living area but which is separate from the bedroom, and the penthouse which has a bolder colour scheme, wooden floors, a larger WC with jacuzzi and a private terrace looking down onto West 55th Street.