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
After a year of searching for our NYC go to hotel we have finally found it ! A beautiful hotel with old New York glamor. The front desk staff was terrific in accommodating our request to upgrade our room- it is so worth it to get on a higher floor with a park view. The lobby, bars and attached restaurant have a buzzy scene . Great people watching. Celeste, the concierge went above and beyond securing us last minute dining reservations and sent us an unexpected surprise at the end of dinner- wow! She is fantastic and has the warmest smile! I can not wait to return to our home away from home. Don’t forget to visit the private Gramercy Park - you only have access if you are a guest or have a neighboring property -it is a jewel!
If whimsy and rock & roll had a baby hotel. it's the Gramercy. Giant claw-footed tubs, oddly opulent sofas, jewel-toned rooms, it's the sort of place that is luxe without being obvious, bohemian without being ratty.
The restaurant on the roof has a freshness to it that supersedes its price point. You feel welcomed, exhilarated and peaceful all at once. Pretty, and sprawling, there is nature everywhere you look.
The downstairs lobby is old school English library with eccentric touches, yet it's never kitschy. AND guests of the hotel are able to ask for the key to Gramercy Park, where they can sit and enjoy the private gardens reserved for residents.
The antithesis of NYC's rush-rush, it's one of the great treats of the Lower Village.
Great rooms, old elevators, dark halls and red velvet give this place a cool David Lynch vibe. The rooms are a decent size by NYC standard and have the best Mini bar I have come across. The bar and reception area are also great areas, however even as a guest it seemed hard to get a drink in there due to private functions being held in the main room and the other bit of the bar at the front being subsequently busy and overcrowded. This was my only frustration but quite a major one.
The room was a much desired upgrade of which I am thankful but at around 10pm on Friday and Saturday night (the 2 nights we were there), the THUMPING music began and never relented till at least 3am! We were in room 510 which had a great view of the street on 1 side and the courtyard (small square with buildings within 50 years surrounding us) on the other side. Called the front desk and both times no one picked up.
For the money, there are places that dont have the same vibe but at least you can sleep.
First off, the hotel is beautiful. But most importantly, the front desk service was wonderful. Lavon was so helpful in ensuring that I had a room that I was comfortable in...she went above and beyond to help me. I had a terrific stay and will be back on future business trips and hopefully for a weekend at some point!