The 1950s, the Barbizon Hotel for Women, mystery and more. Dam Square is minutes away. Most of the women were young looking for careers. View deals for NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace, including fully refundable rates with free cancellation. Located in Barbizon in the Île de France region, La Folie Barbizon has accommodations with free private parking. Fiona Davis talks about her steller debut, THE DOLLHOUSE Come on, who doesn't love anything about the 1950s? At the time there were places where men could go that only allowed men. Fiona Davis's debut is already racking up the raves, and rightly so. The Barbizon Hotel, pictured in July, on 140 East 63rd St. J.C. Rice. The Barbizon wasn’t the first all-female hotel in New York City, but it was the place for families to send their daughters to thrive, and stay safe, in the big city. Thursday, September 15, 2016. Guests praise the dining options. WiFi is free, and this hotel also features 2 restaurants and a gym. Guests can also relax in the garden or on the shared lounge area. Fontainebleau is 6 miles from La Folie Barbizon, while Orly is 30 miles from the property. The Barbizon is a Hotel that was made for only women. Now the Barbizon only allowed women. The bed and breakfast has a terrace. The Barbizon tells the story of New York’s most glamorous women-only hotel, and the women—both famous and ordinary—who passed through its doors. Now owned by a Philadelphia development group, the Barbizon was eventually converted into a bona fide hotel and renamed the Melrose, then closed in 2005 for a complete gut job and flipped into a luxury condominium building, with 69 units priced from $1 million up to $17 million for a penthouse. World War I had liberated women from home and hearth, setting them on the path to political enfranchisement and gainful employment. That’s not to say that convention was flouted at the Barbizon; quite the opposite. (I do, I do). New York Times Bestselling novelist, screenwriter, editor, namer, critic, movie addict and chocoholic. Models, secretaries, movie, journalists, authors and more with these dreams passed through the Barbizon doors.