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 Royalton Park Avenue is a lovely hotel...and extremely reasonable. The rooms were spacious, clean and well stocked...and what you would want when staying in "the city".
But, the hotel is more than just a nice building with a gorgeous gas fireplace in the lobby, and spacious, clean rooms...what I think makes the Royalton Park Avenue a stay...is the staff. From the hustling doorman ready to assist you with luggage to the rooftop waiter...all very "accommodating". BUT...what makes the Royalton Park Avenue a nice place to stay is...the FRONT DESK TRIO (2 lovely young ladies, and a wonderful young)
man). These three put the hos in the word hospitable. (well that didn't make sense, but I made the attempt). What I'm trying to say is that these 3 couldn't have been more hospitable. (now that makes sense).
I have owned an Inn in Costa Rica for many years. A friendly smile, the attitude of caring, and catering to guests needs, and a nice personality makes all the difference in the world to visiting guests. That is exactly was these 3 young front desk staff members offered to everyone who stepped in front of their counter.
I wanted so desperately to find the hotel card that had all of their names, so I could mention each one in this review...but I'm a bit forgetful these days...can't find it. I had hoped by now...3 weeks later...that card would show up...but it hasnt'. Dang!!!
I hope by giving the dates of my stay, that a "time card" will identify who was "on duty" morning and afternoons of Feb 28th- March 3rd.
I'm a young man at heart...but in my 70's and starting to be very forgetful. I asked for my room to be changed because there was construction nearby. "No problem, sir", was the response..."Let me know if there's anything else we can do for you". Note: "we can do for you"...as if he was part of a team. And that's exactly what it was...a team...with a great team spirit. Again being forgetful, went back to the front desk saying, "I'm sorry, but I've misplaced my breakfast voucher"....only to hear " Don't be a bit concerned sir. Here is a replacement for you". "Is there anything else we can help you with today?".
Smiling "hellos" and "good afternoon" greeted my entrance into the hotel...each and every day. We are all familiar with the word "attitude"...some can be bad, and others can be outstanding...the Front Desk Trio...have the best attitude...especially for their line of work.
It's funny...I am in Costa Rica to "close" on the sale of my property. When I look back at the personnel I have had working for me over the years..I can't say that I ever had a "team" like that working for me.
Bravo!!! Royalton Park Avenue. I enjoyed my stay, and the rooms were nice...but what made my stay most memorable were those 3 lovely people at your front desk. I hope you notice them and appreciate them, as much as your guests do.
It was our first time staying at the Royalton and we'd most definitely stay again! The staff (Liz and Lee) were awesome in all aspects! Room service was prompt and anytime we needed anything the staff didn't hesitate to help. The rooftop bar was also really nice. Great for pre-dinner drinks or even Sunday brunch. 5 stars hands down!
We stayed for 5 nights in Feb. Our room was very comfortable, we had two double beds which was ideal when traveling with children. Very clean & nice toiletries. Our room was very quite & beds really comfortable.
The only down side to our stay was no free tea/coffee making facilities in the room, there was a coffee machine but a coffee pod cost $3. There are plenty of coffee shop close by that you can go to though. The hotel did offer free coffee & tea Monday-Friday in reception between 6-8am.
Good location with lots of things in walking distance.
We would return.
Feel compelled to write this review after the effort the staff went to make our trip special.
Booked through British Airways and we’ve had a brilliant time. We have the Manhattan Suite overlooking The Empire State Building. There were a couple of minor issues when booking and I contacted BA to see what could be done and they said nothing (they have been useless throughout). The Royalton went above and beyond to fix things.
Thanks a lot.
Called at 1 PM to see if my room was available and if I could get into it a little early (around 2 PM), and was told she would check to see if it was available, but it would be an additional $75 if I wanted to check in early ... I said, it’s not that early ... what time is check-in (assuming 3 PM) ... she said 4 PM!! SOOO, I’M DISAPPOINTED that they have a check-in time later than most hotels ... and then they charge you if you want to be in your room before 4 PM!! Talk about ‘nickel & diming’ your guests ... they should just up their rate ... and let you get in your room if and when it is available (which, by the way, the person at the front desk said it was available)!! They might be making $75 ... but losing more in the long run ... AS THIS WILL BE MY FIRST & LAST VISIT to The Royalton Park Ave ... and as I mentioned before, I haven’t even checked in yet!!