Mondrian Park Avenue
What We Love
- Live acoustic guitar and Latin jazz at the cocktail bar
- Walk-in rain showers in all guest rooms
- Statement art by Parisian painter, Ara Starck (her father, Philippe, designed the interiors)
- Innovative Middle-Eastern and European fusion at the hotel’s all-day dining room, Cleo
What To Know
- Though there is no fitness center onsite, the hotel offers complimentary access to a full-service neighborhood gym
- Some of the room types feature their own sitting areas
- You’re just a two-minute walk from the nearest subway station
- The hotel’s exclusive nightclub is accessible through an unmarked door on 30th street
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Eclectic Philippe Starck–designed refuge in the heart of NoMad, with a Mediterranean fusion restaurant, a subterranean nightclub, and a slick rooftop bar
Named after a famed Dutch abstract painter, the rapidly expanding Mondrian brand has always prioritized glamour—which explains the swanky, marble-splashed foyer at its Manhattan edition, a dramatic spread of city-inspired murals and coal-colored benches. That boldness extends to Cleo, the hotel’s tile-laden Mediterranean fusion restaurant, where executive chef Daniel Elmaleh’s Moroccan lamb, saffron chicken, and meatball shakshoukas arrive in vibrant hand-painted tagines. Another hallmark of the prolific hospitality company: an unabashed see-and-be-seen vibe, which guests will find at Fifteen Stories, a sophisticated rooftop lounge serving artisanal cocktails, freshly fired flatbreads, and views of the downtown skyline to a buzzy after-work crowd. The mood is a little more hush-hush at Never Never, the hotel’s subterranean nightclub, where you’ll find Art Deco drink trolleys, upturned lamps, and cushy Chesterfields. Guest rooms, a sultry escape dressed in faux-bois carpeting and woven leather furnishings, is the ultimate metropolitan oasis.
In the Area
Just blocks from the Empire State Building, this handsome hotel (which was once a 1920s-era office) straddles an especially envy-inducing corner of Manhattan, North of Madison Park (or NoMad, in real estate speak). Nearby, there’s Eataly, a 50,000 square-foot Italian culinary nirvana; designer Rei Kawakubo’s high-fashion wonderland Dover Street Market; and the famed Rizzoli Bookstore, a cavernous literary institution in a historic townhouse. For exploring the city’s more far-flung corners, there are CitiBikes—there’s usually a rentable fleet by Madison Square Park, just steps from the hotel—or any of the three nearby subway stations.
How to Get There
I am in New York often and I have tried many hotels, Mondrian stood out of the rest,very friendly stuff, the room was very spacious and nicely decorated. It was very large, probably I got a VIP room as I booked with my gold status in Expedia. The only criticism is that the pillows were too high/large for my very fragile shoulders. However this does not change my rating. Location wise, it is in midtown, very close to flatiron, with good connection in foot or train to many sight seeing places, trains, work out facilities and excellent restaurants.
My wife and I had an incredible experience at the Mondrian Park Ave for Valentine's day. We booked a suite for the evening and the room was amazing! The room was extremely large with state of the art amenities. Amazing views of the city from every room! We also chose to have our Valentine's Dinner at "Cleo" Mondrian's restaurant. They had a special "Pre-Fixed" Menu for Valentine's Day that was absolutely delicious. The food and service were top-notch and the overall experience of the dinner and stay left us both wanting to book another 2 nights! Great experience and will definitely be back soon!
The Mondrian is a perfect location if your commuting to the city via Penn Station. We could walk to the hotel from the train station, it is also only a short walk to Madison square park. The lobby is definitely bare and lacking any character or charm but how much time do you spend in the lobby. The rooms are very efficiently designed, on the small side but still very comfortable. The bathroom is also on the small side but still the shower was roomy and nicely done. There is a facility fee that every hotel seems to charge now, it does give you gym access to a local gym which I did not use, I think an Equinox. I will definitely stay here again when I plan on being out and about in the city and not spending much time in my room.
Highly recommend this Phillipe Starck designed gem to anyone look for an oasis in NYC. It is amazing and relaxing. The design of the rooms is very comforting.
The rooftop bar is also very special. They also have a club downstairs.
All gyms have hotels. $600 a night hotel. $65 a night hotels. Some are good. Some are bad. The Mondrian has zero. I have an 11 am flight so I thought I’d go to the gym at 7 am. Very reasonable. Front desk alerts me they don’t have one but give me a pass for a gym 3 blocks. Ok, not terrible. Except it’s 18 degrees outside. I stomach it. Make it to the gym. CLOSED. Thanks front desk team for handing me a pass and giving me directions how to get there. Shouldn’t the pass say the gym hours? The rooms were pretty nice and they gave me a free upgrade when I checked in...hence 2/5 rating