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
Very nice hotel. The room was clean, the staff were very friendly and professional. However, the temperature of the room was difficult to maintain.
The bar was very nice and cozy. Hotel is in a great location. We would stay there again—if the temperature could be better regulated.
The room was clean, spacious, and had an amazing view of Central Park. The lobby was warm and welcoming, with a friendly and helpful staff. Special thanks to Felitta who took great care of us!
I highly recommend this hotel for any business or pleasure trips to the city. Great location near Central Park.
Not much I can offer as a positive with this one. The staff were nice, most competent and friendly , but there were the ones who weren’t. The rooms are very old and tired, desperately needing an upgrade. The roof top bar is ok, but not enough to compensate for this very old and tired hotel. My recommendation is stay somewhere else.