Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC
What We Love
- New York City's only indoor-outdoor heated rooftop pool
- Free WiFi
- The salon by celeb stylist Rodney Cutler
- Exhale Gym's popular core fusion classes
What To Know
- The hotel hooks you up with in-room preloaded iPods upon request
- Guest rooms and suites are spacious for NYC standards
- Valet parking is available for an additional fee
- Pets are permitted for an extra fee of $100
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Sure, this celeb-fave stay has serious style—just take a look at the three-story atrium lobby, with its manly, herringbone granite floors, black-and-white plaid wingback chairs, and mod fireplace—but you’re really here for what’s on top. A buzzy tri-level bar drips with crystal and marble and becomes the summer’s hottest scene thanks to an indoor-outdoor pool overlooking the Empire State Building. The spacious guest rooms and suites have floor-to-(high)-ceiling panoramas of the city, but even that can’t detract from interior designer Andi Pepper’s wild decorative fantasies, from chrome-framed headboards to fuchsia curtains and cobalt throws. Deborah Anderson’s sensual photographs up the hotel’s highly erotic charge, as do the bathroom’s deep soaking tubs. Tech amenities reign, with flat-screen TVs and Bowers and Wilkins sound systems that (upon request) come with hotel iPods loaded with apps, local info, and a custom playlist. High above the street, the heated indoor-outdoor rooftop pool and tri-level bar add serious wow factor, with glass floors protruding over Park Avenue and offering a bird’s-eye view of the city’s chaos. Recover the next day with a yoga class or spa treatment at the Exhale gym and spa.
In the Area
Walk your credit cards two blocks west and then north on Fifth Avenue, home to affordable chain stores, designer flagships and such tony department stores as Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel and Tiffany. While you’re up there, grab lunch at The Modern before heading next door for an afternoon at the Museum of Modern Art. Six blocks from the hotel is Mario Batali’s sprawling monument to Italian food, Eataly, as well as some of the city’s best burgers and shakes at Shake Shack, in Madison Square Park.
How to Get There
We stayed there for 5 nights! It was awesome! Customer service is 100% great! Very helpful, friendly and fun yet professional. The roof top is so much fun! The staff there is amazing, my special mention goes to Carmen and the Spanish bar tender (I didn’t catch his name). Our room was always spotless with a great view, worth every penny! We can’t comment on the restaurant because we didn’t eat there but a little disappointed with the breakfast we ordered to the room. However, that would not put us down as we are definitely staying there on our next trip to NY! Thank you so much to the whole Royalton team, you guys are absolutely fabulous!
The Murphys :-)
Coffee in the room would be good, but otherwise a well kept property with beautiful views. I stay here twice a year for business. Would recommend to others. The restaurant that adjoins is very good. Nice lobby area.
Fantastic experience. The building lends itself to a great time including roof deck, spacious lobby, new rooms, spa and great service. Speaking of service, Dan Lusardi really stepped up when family took over five rooms to celebrate my one year old’s bday. He juggled everyone’s needs perfectly! Thanks.
Lovely hotel, with a boutique, comfy feel to it. The staff all very accommodating. Convenient located halfway between Broadway to the north, and downtown to the south. Perfect! We loved the restaurant next door, the multi-ethnic restaurant across the street. Fresh and fabulous!
Moderate hotel at high end prices Over $2000 per night - more than I have ever paid in Europe or the states
Management seems very young and more interested in looking at themselves in mirrors than attending to guests
Room was clean and bed was extremely comfortable however
Cheap selection of bathroom products Don’t look for Hermès here
In room dining was no better than any diner or deli in NYC
Not recommending to any business guests coming into the city from Europe