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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I stayed at 1 Hotel during a very hot and humid week in July while on a work trip in New York. Every evening after either a long day in the freezing cold office or a day in the sweltering heat, coming back to my room was absolute bliss. The natural interior (stone, wood, plants) was so calming and relaxing, I truly enjoyed spending my evenings here.
My room (as well as the bathroom) were quite spacious, very clean and quiet. In terms of amenities, the bed was super comfy, the shower had great water pressure and there was plenty shampoo, shower gel and moisturiser (unlike the mini portions you get in some other hotels).
I ordered room service a couple of nights which was very good and the staff were extremely friendly. In addition, I was able to connect my Netflix to the TV as well which made me even happier.
There was an incident on one of the nights when the hotel seemed to be struggling with their fire alarm as it went off every 30-ish minutes which was the only negative I can report and pretty annoying at 3am in the morning.
Aside from that I would always stay here again. Such a beautiful hotel!
I loved this hotel...its design, ethos and people. It is like being at home. you can tell from the minute you get there that they care about you and the community...plants, green design, fresh fruit and a team that seems to make even difficult requests easy...stay here if you can!
Located just a block from the famed Central Park in New York City this hotel takes it to a whole new level of visitor experience. The décor is comprised of reused and recycled materials with a tremendous I to detail and comfort period from the moment you set foot in the lobby and smell the delicious fragrance And the warm and inviting décor you know that this is gonna be an amazing experience. The food is all locally sourced and very well prepared. I found the Room comfortable though small which I guess is typical of New York City hotels. The service was just right, there when you need them but not hovering or obsequious.