Gramercy Park Hotel
What We Love
- Luxury bath products by Aesop
- Custom Le Labo candles lend a sexy woodsy scent to the hotel
- Impressive rotating art collection
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Valet parking is available for $65 per night for a car and $75 per night for an SUV
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This 1925 icon (Humphrey Bogart and Babe Ruth were fans) got a full makeover in 2006 courtesy of artist Julian Schnabel. The result? A constantly evolving study in excess, mixing a rotating collection of contemporary art pieces — Basquiat, Warhol, Hirst — with Old World intrigue, thanks to Venetian glass chandeliers, a 10-foot hand-carved Italian fireplace, scarlet velvet curtains and Moroccan tilework.
Bed and Bath
Tasseled chairs, nailhead-trimmed velvet headboards and leather tables lend a please-touch magnetism, and dimmed lights cast a sensual glow on the jewel-toned walls, curtains and bedding in the 190 guestrooms. Though standard rooms start at just 220 square feet, they feel indulgent thanks to such details as cut crystal barware and marble bathrooms with luxury products by Aesop.
Though it has mellowed with age, there’s still a definite buzz to the Rose Bar, where celebs and fashion types sip cocktails in the shadow of pieces by Richard Prince, Damien Hirst and Keith Haring (reservations mandatory after 10). Danny Meyer’s trattoria Maialino provides an open, airy counterpoint to the buzzy excess of the rest of the hotel. Locals grab seats at the rustic wood bar for antipasti and bowls of cacio e pepe, or settle into one of the checked tablecloth perches in the back for hearty feasts of oxtail and fritto misto.
How to Get There
It is in a superb location of NYC and allows guests to gain access to the adjacent private Gramercy Park. This is the reason why I stayed in this hotel. Staff was super attentive. Elevators and hallways are unnecessarily dark. Very well designed bathroom except the faucets at the bath tub which is very user-unfriendly. Again, very beautiful design and decoration overall. Are you staying in a hotel mainly for its design ?
Like a stellar wine the GPH just gets better with age. I have been coming regularly since 2012 and every trip I fall in love with it more and more. I have tried about 30 other hotels in the city, only to inevitably ending up comparing them to the GPH. It has it all, the architectural beauty, the eclectic artsy atmosphere, it feels classic while still trendy (but never in a cookie cutter way), it feels historical without feeling old and best of all I always wake up feeling on top of the world here (and yes upgrade! it is so worth it). To name some favorites around the globe, the Gramercy has the stunning beauty of Palacio Duhau in Buenos Aires, the incredible magic of the Copacabana Palace in Rio, the class of the Rosewood in London (with a dash of the Soho House there). All in a perfect pint size by Gramercy Park (my favorite neighborhood in the city). In a nutshell:
* superb property impeccably decorated in a way that feels unique, cozy and personal. The rooms are full of rich colors and textures that just hug you for a perfect night of sleep. They feel sophisticated and luxurious while still comfortable and easy to navigate.
* unbeatable location close to everything in the city and with fantastic shopping and restaurants nearby (and occasional access to Gramercy park which makes you feel part of NYC history) and a nice walk to my office in midtown.
* Maiolino (foodie approved restaurant that works well for business as it does for fun) and the Rose bar (my favorite bar in the city).
* a well rounded, friendly and cool team of people that handles the perfect balance of being there for you for anything without being intrusive.
* a guaranteed great night of sleep: perfect bed, superb linens, great lightning in the room and zero noise from higher floors.
From the minute you arrive through check-out, the Gramercy Park is what you dream of in a hotel experience. The lobby is beautiful, the desk attendants are friendly and gracious, the room makes you feel like you are landing in a lush pillow of comfort. I think there are probably nicer rooms--ours didn't have a good view or a bathtub others have described--but it still felt luxurious and elegant. The bath products (aesop) were top of the line, the speaker system for our music was a nice touch, the bedding and beds made me want to sleep for extra hours, and the room felt spacious even with four of us. The only issues we had were that the water pipes were extremely noisy if you were in the bathroom and there's a weird empty space on the windowsill that will swallow anything that falls behind it (my daughter's wallet fell into a virtual black hole and a maintenance man came right away to pull apart a sealed cupboard to retrieve it). We were also a few doors down from an extremely yappy small dog that barked at a high pitch for an hour or so at two different times, but not while we were trying to sleep. It seemed to be connected to some rooms that were hosting a wedding party, so we didn't want to complain. I'm sure the hotel would have found a way to handle it if it was interrupting anyone's sleep, it was just unusual to hear for such a prolonged time. Back to the huge benefits: The access to the park alone is a perk that sets this hotel apart from the others, and the hotel is extremely accommodating about escorting guests to and from the park and letting them linger. I'm sure from looking at the comings and goings at this hotel, there were much more "important" people staying here, but everyone at this hotel makes you feel like you are valued and welcome whether you chose to spoil yourself once a year or so like we did, or whether you are a regular who is staying for a week. I would highly recommend this hotel and plan to plot out a way to return some time in the future. You can't be disappointed.
Wonderful location, rooms overlooking Gramercy Park have wonderful views. The staff are very helpful.
The location has many wonderful restaurants within 4 blocks.
Having access to Gramcery Park is an extraordinary perk on staying at the hotel.
The hotel restaurant is excellent which adds to the hotel's extra qualities.
My one significant complaint is the low lighting in most of the hotel.
Definitely an excellent choice for NYC hotels
It was my very last minute booking and I wasn't expecting that much from GPH after few other fancy 5 stars hotel staying in midtown, honestly.
But after that unforgettable 2 nights stay, I must say that Gramercy Park Hotel became one of my favorite hotels in the world!
The moment you enter, the lobby smells beautiful from Le Labo candle - Cade 26 with customized label for GPH, luxurious and gorgeous chandelier, fancy bar and lounge...
My Lexington deluxe room was very spacious, decorated in a vivid Renaissance color palette and filled with luxurious furnishings.
GPH pays attention to every single detail, from the room design, interior, amenities (Evian water and AESOP bath product), lighting and the bedding was amazing, too.
Another best part was, you'll get an access to the city's one of the most exclusive Gramercy park (only residents of the 39 buildings directly surrounding the park can access it).
Can't wait to return GPH soon! :)