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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Even though we live in Manhattan, I booked a stay at the hotel and planned to propose to my girlfriend (now fiancee) in Gramercy Park using the hotel's special access. Victor and Jessica did everything they could to make my plans come to life and make our engagement the best it could possibly be, including a room upgrade (absolutely beautiful room), bottle of prosecco, and actually participating in my plan to bring my girlfriend to the park for the proposal.
I've stayed at a good number of luxury hotels around the world, but never have I experienced such dedicated staff. The room itself was amazing too. Overall, couldn't recommend more.
I have stayed at the hotel several times in the past when my daughter was at NYU and got to know the staff and hotel. This past week my daughter had a medical emergency and I needed to get into the city quickly. The staff was fabulous! When they found out what was going on, they were so responsive. My room was ready when I arrived at the hotel Monday morning so I could drop my bag and get to the hospital. They asked frequently how my daughter was doing - much needed during this time. Thank you so much Joy, Iman, adorable guy at the desk (sorry, can't pull your name) and Chen at the door. I appreciate everything you did for me during a difficult time.
1-4 times same day going to my room(a suite) and card no working.
hôtel very dark o lightings from lobby to rooms .
2-unacceptable to have to leave lounge of hotel because at 9pm becomes private.
3-no positive from emplyeee.