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
The day I checked in, I was in a terrible mood. My flight was delayed which got me to the hotel late at night, I had an argument with a close friend, and I was starving. But when I got to the hotel Alanna turned my world upside down. She has a presence that immediately grabbed my attention. Her friendly demeanor, poise, smile, and beauty made me forget about my terrible day. Alanna greeted me and asked me how my day was and I unloaded on her. She showed genuine concern and because of this everything else that was affecting me melted away. She checked me in quickly and then she took the time to tell me some great things about the hotel that would make my night great. She was knowledgeable about the amazing amenities the Royalton has to offer. She told me about the rooftop lounge that had an amazing view and great drinks and SHE WAS RIGHT! Later, I called the front desk and asked for and extra blanket, she remembered me and asked me how I enjoyed the lounge! EXTRA POINTS!!! blankets were brought up quickly. Room is spacious for being in New York. Lobby and common areas were always clean and tidy. Thank you to Alanna! Will be back, please don't go anywhere because that is what hospitality is all about!!!
Our experience with this hotel is mostly positive. Check-in is a first impression and was unfortunately a low point. The lady at the front desk did not smile and managed to check us in using as few words as possible. She did not offer any additional information about the hotel at all. The good news is that once we had keys in hand and went up to our room (6th floor), it got better from there. Our room (Superior King) was of decent size and true to the pictures that you see on the web site. It also had a small table with two chairs by the window, which I was pleasantly surprised to see. The bathroom is sizable with a big sink. The tub shower was huge and the water pressure was great. The tub was tall, so we did have to watch ourselves stepping out of the shower so we didn't kill ourselves! For anyone with mobility issues, it might have been a challenge. The bed was super comfortable for sleeping. Although our room didn't have a ton of light from the outside, it was very quiet. Could not hear any outside noise at all.
Within the hotel, we briefly checked out the rooftop bar and pool. I'm sure it's an excellent time there in the summer. We did not eat at the restaurant.
The NoMad location cannot be beat. Near Washington Square Park, Eataly, Curry Hill, major subway stops. It's also near a lot of good take-out places for a quick breakfast or lunch (or your morning coffee, in case you don't want to use the pods in your room). And if you need a taxi, the gentleman at the front door is excellent and will get you a taxi ASAP.
We stayed at this hotel during what I imagine is low season, so the rates were acceptable. I'm not sure how I would feel if I paid a lot more. I can't say that I absolutely loved this hotel, but I did enjoy it. Perhaps if the service was more even across the board, and I came back during the summer to use the pool and felt like the amenity fee went towards something material. The guy at the front desk when we checked out (friendly!) said that they are upgrading the rooms, so maybe that would also make me consider staying here again. Otherwise, I'll keep my options open for next trip.
I stay there as its very close to my work. Its very nice and the staff is friendly. Very much a boutique hotel. Big rooms for New York City. Normally the restaurant is good however it was closed for construction when I as there.
I've stayed at a number of similarly priced and similarly styled places in the area when traveling for work. The details at this place are a little worse than the competition. Rooms a little nicked up. Beds and bedding a little older, and a little more worn. I had a perfectly acceptable stay, but given the chance to stay somewhere else nearby, I probably would. Sorry, Royalton.
On a positive note, the woman behind the front desk was incredibly warm and nice. She was a highlight.
After a 10 hour weather heavy trip, it was so nice to walk into the fun Royalton and be greeted by the amazing Staff. Lee at the front desk was very kind and a breathe of fresh air after a long day. I think she could tell I had a hectic day because she upgraded me to a terrace suite on the 16th floor which was beautiful and a kind welcome into NYC!
Food service was great! I ordered the hamburger and a kale salad #balance! Both were very good! Definitely will be coming back!