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
Stayed here over my birthday as a "stay-cation" as I've always wanted to get in to Gramercy Park!! (It may be a NYer thing.) We were upgraded to a Junior Suite (Bonvoy Gold) by the wonderfully accommodating overnight concierge. Loved it! The room layout was interesting and had so much character. The quintessential boutique hotel.
Very quiet and clean, with street views. Large main room with sofa and multiple chairs seemed so luxurious in tiny cramped NYC! And the bedroom had a beautiful small chandelier. Rather small bathroom (the shower and toilet were together in a closet - thank goodness we're smaller-than-average people) and the sink was in the hallway. Lovely (pricey) Aesop toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body soap).
Really enjoyed it overall! And we finally got in to Gramercy Park!!
Stayed with my wife to celebrate a friend’s wedding reception held on GPH’s rooftop. The dirty room service dishes of our room’s previous occupant sat on the floor outside of our room upon arrival and remained there for the duration of our stay. Absolutely disgusting. This hotel was great back in 2009, but that shine is long gone.
My wife and I have been searching for a smaller boutique hotel for visiting our son at college in NYC for two years. Because he’s on the Upper West Side we’ve tried a lot of hotels in that area. All disappointing. This trip I decided to throw in the towel and try another locale. The GPH was a fabulous choice. Exactly what we were looking for. Great location, fabulous ambiance, the Rose bar is a marvelous place to spend time, and the eclectic decor and art are very much our style. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The GPH is our new “regular” when we’re in the city.