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
Great location just outside Central park and a few blocks from Time Square.
We had a corner room with a view of Central Park. Room was very clean, spacious and well appointed.
The staff was pleasant and greeted us with a smile all day long. The lounge was lively and the bar staff poured a great drink. Breakfast at JAMS was excellent.
1 Hotel was recommended by our interior designer daughter who knows great hotels. From the outset, the staff was gracious and welcoming. The location next to Central Park is major plus especially if you're a walking/running enthusiast. The interior environment gave a woodsy vibe with appealing scents in the big city. The rooms were very cool and comfortable with a spacious shower and scented soaps. The bar and dining area was hopping and the food/drinks were very tasty. This hotel is awesome!
Awesome location and such an attentive staff. A bit of a tricky booking...Chris and Michael B checked us in and out with ease. The restaurant was cozy and offered a great selection of starters and entrees. The rooms were so clean and comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely go back.