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
enjoyable Great long weekend in NYC Thank you so very much to every one @ 1 central park !
The location was perfect ! we had great stay with my nice from Dubai the staff were very attentive and helpful
1 Hotel Central Park is really well located and close to subway station. The rooms are very clean and comfortable! The staff is very helpful and very polite. The restaurant (Jam's) is very good for breakfast and Dinner. Totally Recommend!!
We recently stayed at this gem of a hotel in one of the best locations in NYC. Although the lobby and rooms are fairly small, every detail is perfection. The beds are super comfy with organic sheets and blankets. There are socks, cozy hooded robes( I bought one) and yoga mats in the room. The service was impeccable. Because we were celebrating our anniversary we were upgraded to a king city side room.
I will definitely stay at this hotel again.
This was a great stay. The location was perfect for seeing broadway plays - just a quick 15 min walk. The hotel theme is sustainability and it’s everywhere you look. The place even smells like a pine forest which was subtle but nice.
Housekeeping was timely each day and the staff friendly. The shower was great, although the bathroom a tad small. My girlfriend liked the hot tall doormen and of course wouldn’t even let me hold the door for her :)
The only negative was that there was only one drawer for two people staying for four days and not enough room to keep two suitcases open. A bit cramped but a decent trade off for the great location. I could have used recycle bins as drawers but was afraid my stuff would get thrown out. Maybe add an option to replace those with a large drawer and use a divided waste-can like many hotels.
Another negative was the fancy smart device that never worked. We first tried to message the concierge for a dinner suggestion. After waiting an hour we found our own. We never did hear back. We tried to messenger staff to tell them the in room dining wasn’t loading but never heard back from them either. Seems like a technical glitch or someone not paying attention.
A shame there are few hotels like this anywhere. The whole package Works. I've stayed here 3 times in the last year. The experience has been consistently good. Great rooms. Great beds. Great, genuinely friendly and helpful staff. Spot on laid back atmosphere. Great food. No need to eat out. Good vegan selection. Great location - near the Park. Remarkable really - considering the bones of the hotel are early 20th C. You wouldn't know it..