Iberostar 70 Park Avenue
What We Love
- Nightly wine reception in the lobby
- Pet-friendly, with dog and cat beds, water dishes and more
- Large Jacuzzi tubs in King Premier Rooms
What To Know
- Rooms were renovated in 2011, and an on-site fitness center was added
- Hotel is 100 percent nonsmoking
- WiFi is free if guests sign up for Kimpton's Karma Rewards program
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
There’s an Art Deco meets modern Mediterranean vibe to the lobby lounge in this 1920s building, with stucco-like textured walls, overlapping mismatched mirrors and retro glam copper and silver lamps. The muted color scheme of silvery white, ecru and chocolate finds a sexy counterpart in curvaceous eggplant velvet chairs and a low-slung chaise longue fronting a glowing fireplace. The 205 rooms feel much more fresh and modern thanks to the townhouse-inspired decor of fresh white Frette linens, chrome and lacquer bed-stands and oversize black armchairs with white piping. Metallic-hued throw pillows add a splash of fun, as do abstract prints on the walls. The amenities, from 42-inch flat-screen TVs to iPod docks and marble-trimmed bathrooms with C.O. Bigelow products, feel indulgent. 70 Park offers the extras found in all Kimpton Hotels, including free newspapers in the lobby, an evening wine reception (from 5-6 p.m.) and a warm welcome to pets of any size. Though there’s no room service, the ground floor Silverleaf Tavern serves Caffe Vita coffee and grab-and-go breakfast by day, and cocktails and bar food by night.
How to Get There
Staff couldn't have been more helpful or friendly! 2 mins walk from Grand Central and 5 mins from Times Square.
Staff were always cheerful and friendly and open to all requests for assistance with directions and more.
This hotel gets a 2 out of 5 for various unfortunate reasons. Nov 2019
Now let’s talk about the management service. We had excellent service mostly with exception of one female Brenda and one male managers on her shift who’s behavior towards us was not only embarrassing but was unprofessional and completely irrational yelling at us in front of other guest and it was so disappointing because I knew I’d have a review to write!
The female manager has no business being in a role like this and needs some serious customer service training. Especially in an alleged 4 star!! I’ve travelled extensively in 4-5 star properties and rarely have such behavior from a supposed professional treating two ill exhausted guests waiting for check-in with luggage in tow napping in the back corner of the lobby like we were homeless bums. She even yelled saying we were treating the lobby like a hostel?!? I’ve never stayed in a hostel ever. Nor would I ever expect that when I told her we were guests who just came off a red eye and were flightsick, that instead of helping us she yelled some more and through her arms around like a drama queen and stormed off all high and mighty. It’s truest one of the most mortifying experiences of my traveling life.
Part 2 the hotel
First let’s mention the hotel needs (other that lobby) some updating on creaky floors and lighting.
...***BEWARE, toilet is installed touching the radiator/heater. Yes it’s on...You cannot sit on the toilet straight on. See photo. Absolutely ridiculous!!! It’s advertised as a 4 star but you can’t even sit on the toilet unless you are sideways. Who made that decision?
SLEEP LOVERS BEWARE: Windows looked onto Empire State Building which was great but the windows themselves are covered in cheap roll downs with some slat blinds that provide a lot of light. *****Made sleeping past 7 difficult. But worse than that was the cleaners supply closet next to our room being accessed in the mornings till afternoon.... argh!!! Side note:
No amenities like a coffee in rooms. Coffee a block away.
****SHOWERING Warning to longer haired folks, the toiletries are basically the same bland products used at your typical 2 star accommodation.
Paint chipping off lower walls and old shower tub and mould under the sink flaked off on the extra towels. Room Floor is creeky.
SERVICE THANKS to some decent folk that work on the night shift, few on the day shift, bell-men, polite cleaning staff who made this review go from a 1 to a 2. Thank you!
PRO’s The location was very convenient to central station. Shout out to the doorman who were pretty decent with good tips on eating places on night shift.
Excellent hotel, 2 mins walk to the center. Very friendly, helpful staff. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a trip to NYC. Ideal location, everything on your doorstep.