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
i am not pleased with elevators not working and if could get any worse NYC blackout of midtown. I had to walk up stairs and stairs and stairs to my room the 15th floor. The room was nice and staff was friendly However I must stay the guy with the sling i think his name is Kareem and the lady at guest relations was very helpful and courteous during black out they made sure every guest calm. I sat in the bar for hours he walked around giving us updates and water. In the end I couldn't wait and I asked manager if I can go to my room and he got a staff to take to my room and gave me glow sticks for stairs. I would visit hotel again mainly because how professional the manager Kareem and staff handle this crazy blackout...BUT FIX YOUR ELEVATORS!!!!
I planned a trip with my family to NY every year and this year we picked a great hotel. Room was clean and staff was very polite the manager Karim at guest relations desk was helpful and followed up. We booked double beds room but my husband is in a wheelchair and at check in the room we booked cannot fit wheelchair. We came back down and spoke with Manager he helped us in changing room to one that suitable for wheelchair and followed up to make sure we settled in.
Emanuel was so helpful. He has made the stay enjoyable so far and it’s my second time staying at the Park Central Hotel. I will always stay here when I come to NYC! I will recommend the hotel to everyone!
Emanuel was extraordinary. He provided service well above my greatest expectations. I will never stay in another hotel when I visit NYC because he set the bar so high. I recommend the hotel and I appreciate Emanuel beyond measure!
Hotel is old and dirty, WiFi barely works, elevators take forever, staff is incredibly unhelpful and rude, mold in bathrooms. In response to asking when the WiFi would be functional again, I was told “not my decision”.