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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
When staying for more than a couple of days I care more about where I stay. The Royalton was great! Like the rooftop bar as a place to come to after a long day of work to get a drink.
The pool is rather small, so great probably during the week, but in the weekend it was PACKED
I can’t say enough nice things about this hotel from the lovely staff at check-in to the bar drinks to the room size and amenities. We booked three rooms as we had family visiting that wanted to see NYC, we live in NJ and usually do day trips but decided to make two days of it. We are so glad we booked at this hotel. While waiting less then 20min for our room, we went to the rooftop bar and pool area to enjoy a drink in the sun. The hotel texted us when our room was ready! So cool.
Location is great also, super close to subway. We took the 6 a lot downtown to Chinatown, Little Italy, the 9/11 memorial and Staten Island Ferry. It was also only a 13min walk to and from Penn Station.
The room was comfortable. The bed and bedding were amazing. We also had an awesome soaking tub that our 5yr old took advantage of. We needed ice, housekeeping brought up a bucket. Coffee in the lobby was good in the morning. We didn’t eat breakfast but had a really delicious fruit platter. When we checked out, they kept our bags so we could sight see all day and not have to carry anything around.
Literally didn’t want to leave! I’m not paid for this review at all. I’m now just a spoiled regular joe, that doesn’t want to go back to any other hotel in NYC again if it’s not the Royalton! Thanks Royalton!
Amazing hotel, with amazing staff! Very friendly, happy and helpful. I am very fussy and it was spotlessly clean. The pillows were the best I have ever slept on. Will definitely be recommending to friends who visit NY. 5* from me, my husband and my 18 and 21 year old daughters.
Our room smelled like cigarette smoke after 2nd day of 5 day stay. Hotel staff said all the right words but did nothing to address the problem. We asked security to come to our room and upon opening the door he immediately could smell the smoke and agreed that it had a very heavy smoke smell. The manager, staff, and housekeeping felt no need to make the same trip up as the security guy even though we were very clear in our communications to everyone we spoke with.
The rooms are not what is pictured on the website, not clean, we got moved once, second time we where just tired to move again.
The service was not what I expected for being a 4 diamond hotel.
Food overpriced and not good as where the drinks.