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Disney Hotel New York - The Art Of Marvel Hotel Review

Review - DLP
11-Nov-2023

We review the Empire room at Disney Hotel New York - The Art Of Marvel at Disneyland Paris.

Disney Hotel New York - The Art Of Marvel Hotel Review

At the start of November 2021, we went to Disneyland Paris for the first time in 12 years. We treated ourselves to a 3-night stay at Disney Hotel New York - The Art Of Marvel in their empire state club level room. We have revisited this review in late 2023 after visiting the hotel multiple times and staying in the other Disneyland Paris hotels to better compare. We made this booking in late August 2021 direct through Disney, booked our flights and transfers, ordered our COVID tests (as they were required at the time), and counted down the days.

This wasn't just the first time at Disneyland Paris for 12 years, it was also the first trip abroad since the start of the pandemic. To say we were excited for a well-needed holiday and some Disney magic was an understatement!
  • A stunning and bright Marvel-themed resort with a lovely scent
  • Right next door to Disney Village and very short walk to the parks
  • Newly refurbished rooms are well done and a pleasure to stay in
  • As nice as it is, it's hard to justify the average nightly rate of £500-£800

The Empire Club Room


These rooms (and suites) are located on the 6th floor of the hotel. We were in room 6203. The room was very spacious, and as I'm a fan of black and red interior design (and being a Marvel fan as well), the look of these rooms really appealed to me. There are nice touches throughout with the cushions, chairs, and lighting designs. The Marvel theming isn't in your face (in the rooms themselves) and is generally quite subtle (aside from the prints on the walls). The TV is located behind a mirror - which is a little bizarre at first - but it gives a nice "futuristic" touch, even if the glare makes it largely unusable. There are plenty of Disney-quality touches here, like Marvel-themed bottled water, and Marvel-themed shower gel bottles in the bathroom, which helps make it stand out from the generic feel I hope Disney distances itself from. There's a great selection of charging ports, including UK plugs in the wall! It's still worth taking a French adapter though.

The bathroom is spacious, bright, and clean. Nothing to fault in the bathroom, but the inclusion of a steam-proof mirror would have been nice.

The only negative to say about the room itself was the temperature. One evening (our second evening at the hotel) the temperature of the hotel was very high and quite uncomfortable. We would be walking through the hotel lobby and it felt like we were in a sauna. We went up to our room and put on the air-conditioning (which the hotel advertises it has) to the lowest setting of 16 degrees. It was doing nothing to cool the room. I called down to the Empire State Club concierge to ask if I could get it looked at (which by the way, the very friendly cast member picked up immediately and greeted me by name) and they said they'll look into what they can do their end. About 20 minutes later two guys came up and took the panelling off the ceiling and were talking to each other, and one pointed a laser thermometer at the air vent, it said 20 degrees. He asked me, "Is this not good?" I said, no... it's very warm in here, isn't it? We would like the room cooled. He then fiddles with the air-con system in the ceiling, and the other guy points at the air vent again and it says 18 degrees. I replied saying that was much better, thank you, but I also said I set the thermostat to 16 and that would be ideal, he quickly replied "non, non, non, impossiblé !!!" which made me laugh but he wouldn't/couldn't explain why. So apparently it's impossible to cool your room to 16 degrees even though the thermostat is set to that. Either way, they left and while the room cooled a little, it was still a little uncomfortable that night.

Overall it's a very nice, clean, and well-themed room. It has super comfy large beds and we were generally very happy with our stay in regards to the room itself.

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Empire State Club


If you stay in an Empire State Club room, you do get some extras! The room itself (pictured above) has a few extra decal pieces here and there. For example, in the empire rooms there are grey paneling behind the bed, in the standard rooms is just a plain beige wall area. You get also get breakfast and afternoon tea included (which we'll get to), black magic pass cards, robes, turn-down service in the evening (where we were left little Thanos sweet treats each night), and access to the Empire State Lounge. The Empire State Lounge is where you get your afternoon tea and breakfast, and throughout the day you can pop in and get some free soft drinks.

You also have a dedicated check-in reception. When we arrived at the hotel, we headed to the reception to check in. We were greeted by a friendly cast member who looked at our reservation and said "no no sir, you have a special place to check in" and were escorted out of the queue and to the Empire State Club reception. There we met a very excited cast member who gave us our Magic Pass cards, checked us in, and told us our rooms would be later in the afternoon. He took our luggage there and then said they'll be delivered to our room when it's ready. On the last day, you can also just leave your luggage in your room, head to the parks, and when it's time to leave, it'll be waiting downstairs in the luggage area for you.

Comparing To Standard Rooms


If you stay in a standard non-club level room (they call their standard rooms Superior rooms), you're not missing out on too much. There's less art on the wall and the headboard designs are different and less plush. You don't get the dedicated check-in, "free" breakfast and afternoon tea, as well as a few extra service improvements. I'll go over comparing the prices in the summary at the end of the review.

Empire State Club Afternoon Tea & Breakfast


Staying in an Empire State Club room, you can enjoy a cooked breakfast buffet and afternoon tea. The afternoon tea happens between 4 and 6 pm. You head to the Empire State Club lounge where you are seated, and then can help yourself to the buffet and soft drinks. There was a good selection of Marvel-theme foods, as well as some French favourites.

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Next up we have breakfast. The breakfast was absolutely stunning. Our food experience in general at Disneyland Paris wasn't anything to write home about, but the breakfast at the hotel was amazing. They offer tea, coffee, juices and soft drinks, and then a whole host of different food options. From fruits and yoghurts, cooked items, continental, and more. On the table waiting for you is a basket of fresh bread and preserves. I can't emphasise enough how good this breakfast was each morning!

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We paid around £300 (£150 each) for the 3 nights to upgrade to an Empire State Club room over a standard room. With all the benefits listed above, we think it was well worth the cost. At £50/night each, breakfast makes up a chunk of that itself!

Downtown Restaurant & Skyline Bar


We couldn't get a reservation for the Manhattan restaurant, but we did manage to get one for dinner at the Downtown Restaurant. It's a little pricey at €45 each, but the food was good quality and there was plenty to choose from. We've eaten here 3 times in total, 2 visits were very good including this one, and 1 was just okay. However, with not a huge amount of quality restaurants at Disneyland Paris, it's no surprise this one fills up fast and is hard to get.

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We were really looking forward to the Skyline Bar. It's a pleasant lounge with a relaxing atmosphere. Watching the Skyline screens and seeing Spider-Man and Iron Man fly by randomly gave it a unique touch. The drinks were also good and well made. The GREEN SMASH is delicious and I have one every visit. Sadly - as I explained earlier - the hotel heating was on super high that night so we just couldn't stay long unless we wanted to sweat buckets. I don't know how other guests stayed there for so long (although the bar was only half full), with a few of them visibly warm and sweating. We'd love to have stayed for more but it got way too uncomfortable after a while on that visit. We've been a few times since (during all the different seasons) and the temperature has been much better, perhaps it was just a one-off. The drinks are quite pricey, but the bar is usually quite full so don't expect the prices to change. There is another lounge opposite Skyline called "Bleecker Street Lounge", but every time we go past, it never seems to be open, so can't I comment on this location.

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The Hotel


I can't say how The Art Of Marvel re-theming compares to how it was before because I never experienced it, but in general, the hotel has a really nice feel and smell to it. The artwork and props from select Marvel movies and comics are dotted around the place which gives you plenty to see and admire.

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Summary


Disney Hotel New York - The Art Of Marvel is a beautiful hotel that absolutely feels like love and care went into the re-theming. It feels genuine and not like a quick and cheap feeling re-skin. For Marvel fans, there's plenty to love, and the colour scheme and decor around the hotel really appeal to me. The hotel is super close to the parks (not as close as Disneyland Hotel of course) just a few minutes walk away.

This is definitely the nicest hotel at Disneyland Paris (Disneyland Hotel hasn't reopened at the time of writing) but it is quite pricey. For 3 nights in the Empire Club Room, we paid around £1500 including tickets (£500/night). At the time it was £1200 for a standard room (£400/night), so it wasn't too much more to upgrade. Looking at dates in 2024 a standard room costs between £500 and £800 a night. Empire club rooms range from £1000 to £1500 a night. So to do that 3-night trip again would cost around £3000-£4000 - which is a lot of money. A 3-night stay in a standard will set us back the same (if not more) than the £1500 we paid for Empire Club Level on this trip. If money is no object to you and you just want the nicest hotel available, then this hotel is a no-brainer, and there must be enough of those people otherwise the prices wouldn't be so high. We really enjoyed the stay but we nowhere near enjoyed it to be able to justify £3000-£4000 to do it again. That's 14 days hotel and tickets at Walt Disney World for two people. You can go in and enjoy the hotel bars and restaurants without staying there - which I recommend! However, as nice as the hotel is, unless you have the money to spend, Disney Sequoia Lodge or Disney Hotel Cheyenne might be better options. Especially as you'll be spending most of your days in the parks.

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