1 Hotel Central Park
What We Love
- The floor of the fitness center was once the University of Wisconsin’s basketball court
- The eco-conscious ethos can be seen in details like the bathroom’s hourglass for timing your showers
- Newspapers and magazines come pre-loaded on the Nexus device in each room
- There’s valet parking…for your bicycle
What To Know
- There’s no food or booze in the in-room fridges, just juice and coconut water
- No extra beds are available
- Rides in the hotel’s Tesla are free within a 15-block radius
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
1 Hotel Central Park, a haven of greenery in the middle of the concrete jungle, doesn’t hold back when it comes to bringing the outdoors inside: rooms have terrariums, the entrance doors are made from twigs, the key cards are wood chips, and plants are everywhere. But while the hotel takes its commitment to sustainability seriously, it’s not without a sense of humor: rather than a notepad by the bed, there’s a small chalkboard instead. Luxury has its place, too—the hemp-filled mattresses are made by Keeta and the bathrooms are visions of Breccia Capraia marble and copper. The emphasis on nature is a delightful change from the aesthetic of most urban hotels, and it carries through to Jams, the hotel’s flagship restaurant, which is helmed by Jonathan Waxman, a pioneer in the farm-to-table movement. The dining room feels like a greenhouse, and there’s outdoor seating, natch.
In the Area
The hotel’s Midtown location is close to pretty much everything one could possible want to get to in Manhattan. Within a few minutes’ walk you’ll find the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Just to the east is Serendipity, a New York landmark and the ice cream parlor with what might be the biggest (and most delicious) ice cream sundaes in the world. The biggest lure, though, is Central Park, just steps from the hotel—meaning easy access to the zoo and the Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Fuel up beforehand at everyone’s favorite NYC brunch spot, Sarabeth’s, conveniently located just around the corner.
How to Get There
My husband and I had a fantastic night at this hotel! Loved the rustic/trendy decor, yummy scent throughout, beautiful view, prime location, and hot restaurant/bar...but the best part was Spencer Howard, the hotel’s concierge-he was extremely friendly, energetic, warm, welcoming, knowledgeable, accommodating, and fun! He really made us feel cared for, so we’ll definitely be back for another visit!
This hotel has the most natural, plant filled lobby in all of New York. It was amazing to walk in off the busy street and be greeted by friendly staff and the organic elements. The rooms were clean and bright, it even had a window seat with pillows and cushions to look over the city streets. The room was very quiet and equip with plenty of bathroom amenities, a nice radio and plenty of closet space. The shower was awesome! The concierge recommended a great restaurant across the street and some nice bars to go out to afterwards as well. The restaurant in the hotel had fresh cocktails and a great cheese plate. We loved the location of the hotel and were able to walk to many nearby attractions(Central Park and lots of great shopping) We will most definitely be staying at this property again.
I visit NYC fairly regularly for business and personal reasons. I've stayed in a variety of hotels and in different parts of the city.
This most recent visit introduced me to the 1 Hotel on 6th Ave at 58th St.
I was so pleased with the room and the feel of the property. The staff is welcoming and extremely friendly as well as helpful.
Concierge, Spencer, helped with dinner reservations as well as transportation and he has to be the friendliest and most knowledgeable guy I've ever met in the city.
The restaurant at the hotel, Jams, is awesome as well. Under the leadership of celebrity chef, Jonathan Waxman, the staff provided farm to table dishes that were killer!
This hotel has all the warmth and class I could ask for and it's not stuffy, in fact quite the opposite. The color scheme reflects the mission of the hotel to protect the environment and all the repurposed and recycled elements are just grand.
I loved this hotel and I'll definitely stay here again.
As a seasoned biz traveler, I put a premium on service, ambience & sustainability - 1 Hotel Central Park has it all! From the moment you walk in, you know you are in a totally welcoming environment: eco, friendly and inspiring. The staff was beyond accommodating, food was creative, healthy & yummy and the room was incredibly inventive & welcoming. It was a treat for the eyes and senses. They really thought of everything - even the key is recyclable. I am completely hooked and have spread the word to my friends and colleagues as well.
Excellent location mid town a block away from The Park.
The urban decor match the brand promise, and the restaurant across the tiny lobby area is very busy with locals.
Staff is young and friendly. Rooms display a sense of urban chic and are very well designed. Beds are comfy and I liked the little recess by the window with blanket and plush cushions to watch the city scene below or read a book.
Mini bar is stocked with fancy snacks and drinks...too pricey though to indulge!
Restaurant prices was on high side too - I guess this this NY after all- and food and service was good.
Gym well equipped with natural daylight. Once you are told about their app, everything comes much easier.