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
1 Hotel is very different luxury hotel but you have to be able to enjoy the difference. The mixing of nature in the hotel interior and furniture makes you wanting to stay more inside the hotel. I have experienced all of their properties in the US, and have always loved my stay. Last stay though was disappointing as I was charged extra amount for nothing I’m aware I used and more than a week from my check out date.
We really enjoyed our stay. Very well located right next to the fifth and busy neighbor hood but also next to Central Park and the subway to reach further spots. Rooms are a bit small compared to other hotels in NYC. The beds were very comfortable and we loved the bathroom products and teas in the room. The only problems we had were about breakfast. We had two rooms, and every morning something wasn’t right in our order. We received it late, they put regular milk instead of soy milk, they forgot an item... so we would call and it could take up to 45min to get what we initially order. I’ve never seen a service that slow before. Other than that the staff at the hotel was nice, it was really just the room service that wasn’t good.
The property was pristine, the decor was fantastic, but the people are really what makes this hotel special. Michael B. was so accommodating from the moment I checked in until he helped me load my bags into my car. Michael was courteous, super friendly, and made the stay truly pleasant . As an aside, I saw hotel employees give guests dogs a treat, as well as give a little girl a teddy bear, which just shows the caring nature of the employees. I definitely recommend staying at The 1 and enjoying the homey feel of this place.
What an experience! The best possible way to stay in a great hotel in New York! Friendly staff, perfect room and superb Restaurant. The location close to Central Park and Fifth Avenue is another plus!
We love the 1 hotel, it’s location is ideal and it’s calming atmosphere is the perfect balance to spending time in the city. We took our 5 year old daughter for her first trip and the staff treated her like a princess! Also a big plus for us is the food is delicious, healthy and amazing!