Le Méridien New York, Central Park
What We Love
- Heart-of-the-action location bordering the Upper East Side, Central Park, and Midtown
- The public space soundtrack curated by French Bossa Nova band Nouvelle Vague
- Rooms on high floors have killer views of Central Park
What To Know
- No spa, but there's a 24-hour gym
- The Roof, a top-floor bar/lounge, opened in March 2014
- WiFi costs an extra fee per day
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Le Méridien's first NYC outpost, with handsome interiors, a rooftop bar, and central Midtown location
The Méridien group’s first New York City outpost is the brand’s most sophisticated property to date, with the 57th Street address to prove it. The Roman & Williams–designed hotel takes inspiration from 1930s and ‘40s New York, with subtle Deco details in the bronze fixtures, marble flooring, and black and gold trim fabrics, and merges it with the glamour of the French Riviera. Look up in the lobby and you’ll see a colossal bronze map of New York, with a red dot marking your prime location in the heart of movie set Manhattan. In contrast to the public spaces, the 240 guest rooms have a more masculine, den-like look, decorated almost entirely in wood paneling and supple leather. Beyond the industrial table lamps and slatted room dividers, furnishings are all custom-made, from the built-in closets to the leather luggage racks. Kingside restaurant’s street-level space has a clubby Deco vibe, a crowd-pleasing New American menu (roast chicken and braised kale for two; tuna crudo with uni vinaigrette) and drinks from the Gerber Group’s craft cocktail program. The aptly named rooftop bar, the Roof, is open year round on the hotel’s 29th floor, with light bites. When the weather turns too brisk for a run in nearby Central Park, active types can get their fix in the 24-hour gym.
In the Area
On 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues, Le Méridien is one block from legendary Carnegie Hall and a short stroll from some prime Midtown landmarks. Just two blocks away is the entrance to the 843 acres of Central Park, with its grassy knolls, picturesque bridges and gurgling fountains. Three blocks to the south you’ll find more than 150,000 photographs, sculptures, drawings and prints at the Museum of Modern Art, not to mention its stellar French-American restaurant, the Modern. Other upscale fare in the vicinity is equally outstanding: Per Se, Jean-Georges and Marea are all within walking distance. And no stay in Midtown is complete without a shopping spree along Fifth and Madison avenues; go for retail therapy at Bergdorf Goodman, Saks and Fendi, to name a few.
How to Get There
So I booked a room with this hotel at a family rate and my trip in was delayed. So once I finally got off work, I was told my reservation was cancelled bc my card didn’t go through for pre check in. I let the hotel know that wasn’t told to me & that was actually on my way to the hotel to check in to swipe my card and I had no place to go. The rate was completely outrageous bc apparently they were sold out and I had no place to go for the night. I normally stay with Marriott hotels bc they are normally very accommodating and nice but this was ridiculous. If i was aware I could have fixed the issue but I wasn’t so I had no other choice but to stay in Bryant Park until 6 am to stay at another property. If they’re policies were clearly stated the issue could have been fixed. The concierge was very “unbothered” at my situation and didn’t offer anything except a room at a rate twice as much as I originally booked. I will never stay at this hotel or book it again. I was very excited to stay here and it genuinely felt they could give a rats ass abt me so. Do not book here. Worst ever.
Absolutely terrible, as a lifetime plat / titanium I am still waiting for the refunds of the internet charges after several emails and voicemails and promises of credits still notta. The Hotel and Marriott customer service are less than subpar. Hotel bed is 4 inches off the ground and super uncomfortable, rooms are super tiny. Super dated and tiny. Prior to arriving called to inquire about the breakfast/lounge access was misinformed via phone and in person. Would have stayed in a different hotel if accurate info was provided.
I do not recommend this hotel and Marriott should be ashamed to have taken over and not provided appropriate training. Spirit to serve has been removed all together and the executive office / customer service was not helpful in resolving issue either. I guess it’s time to leave the Marriott family.
The staff were amazing!
My room looked and was from the 70’s. The brass fixtures had no shine, and fell off when I went t to sh shower, it was clean, quiet and other than the roof top view not worth the $$.