Park Central Hotel New York
What We Love
- Historic 1927 building that has hosted everyone from Frank Sinatra to Eleanor Roosevelt
- Grab-and-go fare at Central Market includes local favorites like Jacques Torres chocolate and pastries from Amy’s Bread
- Rainfall showers and C.O. Bigelow products in the bathrooms
What To Know
- Rooms are large by NY standards, starting at 270 square feet, and surprisingly quiet considering the hotel’s central location
- The third-floor fitness center is open 24/7
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Park Central’s Deco-inspired design hearkens back to the hotel’s 1920s roots, when it accommodated stars like Mae West and Eleanor Roosevelt. Today, New York-based design firm Jeffrey Beers International is responsible for the look of the 761-room hotel. The elegant lobby has a muted natural color scheme, with chrome light fixtures, angular slatted wood, and a gleaming marble front desk. Guest rooms are undeniably sleek, with glossy, low-lying furniture, including a desk that doubles as a TV stand. Bedside tables make space for iPod docking stations and chrome lamps ringed with easy-to-access outlets. Bathrooms are equipped with Kohler fixtures and rain showers filled with large bottles of C.O. Bigelow amenities. Some rooms offer city views and all are decorated by graphic cityscapes and NYC-related stock art. The swanky Park Lounge is a cozy place for pre-dinner cocktails, while the grab-and-go Central Market has snacks and beverages (including wine and beer) for sale, plus a strong morning spread of Nespresso drinks and pastries from local favorite Amy’s Bread. The third-floor gym is open 24/7 and has a small selection of cardio machines and free weights.
In the Area
Located on Seventh Avenue between 56th and 55th streets, Park Central, as the name suggests, is just three blocks south of Central Park. Spend a day exploring the city’s largest expanse of urban greenery, then meander east to Madison or Fifth Avenue for some of the city’s best big names in shopping, from Céline to Swarovski. Head over to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a hearty dose of culture, where you’ll find over two million works of art worth perusing. When hunger strikes, hit up Burger Joint, the iconic cash-only dive in the basement of Le Parker Meridien slinging some of the city’s best burgers. Grab drinks over at the new Viceroy, whose craft cocktails can be enjoyed in Kingside, the hotel’s Deco, ground-floor operation, or upstairs in the clubby rooftop bar, The Roof.
How to Get There
Stayed for a week last year.
Excellent hotel and location.
Rooms were much bigger than I expected for the price we paid and only a block from Central Park.
Staff were very helpful and friendly, would definitely recommend if your staying in NYC for more than a few days
Here for a long weekend, and it was great. The location is good, the rooms were clean and quiet, and the staff exceptional. Nancy in the lounge took very good care of me, despite an exceptionally large party needing her attention. Angela at the front desk could not have been more helpful, and went above and beyond to help me with a minor problem. She gave really exceptional service. One of the managers, Linda, was also very helpful. Only drawback with the venue is limited food/dining options, but there are plenty of options in the immediate vacinity. Would definitely come back.
We came to the park central hotel after long flight and a lot of problems with our reservation with the website “hotel tonight “ , Elizabeth- the manager of the reception got us and did everything that we will feel comfortable! want to praise Elizabeth For her kindness!! She was so lovely and generous to us! excellent service =)