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
Fab location and it smells amazing courtesy of Le Labo but we stayed in a suite and it was not worth the $. Looking a bit tired and lacking any special touches but I guess its a good location. I'd stay at The Paul instead next time.
In the past few years, I have stayed at this hotel on several occasions but this past Friday was one of the best experiences I have ever had not only at this hotel but any hotel, primarily due to the amazing service at the front desk by Johnny. I arrived around 11am Friday morning with 2 of my girlfriends for a fun Girl's Night Out and naturally our room wasn’t available, but Johnny was extremely accommodating with storing our luggage, offering umbrellas and taking our info to contact us when our room was ready. When we checked in later in the day he was kind enough to upgrade us to a beautiful room which was such a lovely gesture and really enhanced our stay. I cannot say enough about the wonderful service and kind demeanor Johnny exhibited – it made such a difference in our overall experience. Kudos to having a person like Johnny on staff, I look forward to seeing him again on my next stay in NYC.
I am in New York for work frequently and my #1 choice is the Gramercy Park Hotel. It's the only hotel that actually feels like home away from home.
I work with a large consulting firm, and as my colleague put it, "I've stayed at the Ritz, the St. Regis, the Four Seasons, and the Peninsula in the past two months, and this [the GPH] is the first hotel I've actually liked and wanted to come back to." The dark wood and creaking floor, the tiled bathrooms, carpets, cool colors, lighting, wood paneling - it feels like a beautiful, dark apartment that someone much cooler than you decorated.
The food at Rose Bar is delicious (and if you're chic enough, it turns into an awesome night club). The wood burning fireplace is an amazing welcome home. And the staff is very friendly and has great attention to detail (e.g. they'll leave your bottles of shampoo/conditioner upside down over the day when they clean so it's easier to get out when you shower again).
The one area they could improve is green practices - unlike many hotels, there isn't an option to easily make a "green" choice (e.g. not have sheets/towels washed). I often hand-write a card saying please don't change all my sheets and towels, but it'd be nice if that was more streamlined.
One quick plug - the double double is a great room (apparently it gets a bad rap but the bathroom is much bigger than the normal one and it's nice to have the extra room!)
If Thumbelina married the mole, this is where they would have honeymooned. The place is so dark!!!
When your eyes finally adjust, you will discover a pleasant fire in the lobby and friendly staff behind the desk. But whoa, you have to be a well equipped cave explorer to find your way around.
Ok, ok...beds are comfortable, rooms clean and service reliable. Rose Bar not the same without Matt, but maybe he’s still there and I just can’t find him.
We decided to finally host our wedding at GPH after considering three final locations. The main reasons were location, the terrace and how the venue could be fully staged on the same floor, considering we had an intimate venue with 37 guests.
Kay Chittiappa and her whole team made sure that everything went smooth and on time, taking care of every single detail.
We were concerned at first that there could be some mishandling since our first event manager had left the hotel one month after hiring the venue, but Kay made sure that we transitioned everything in a correct manner.
Each stage of the wedding went beautifully well, and our stay at the hotel was also magnificent (we highly recommend staying at one of the suites with views to Gramercy Park).
Thank you once again Kay to you and the whole team at GPH! Laura & Felipe