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 had already stayed at this hotel another time. But this time has changed a lot. The rooms are still great, spacious and clean, but the service was poor. Right at the front desk while checking in the attendant barely looked at our face, she was thick and careless; Concegerie was no different, the three times we went to ask for information, we were treated with carelessness, disdain and arrogance and could not make any restaurant reservations with them because they simply said they had no information about that restaurant !! Another problem were the elevators. The hotel is quite large and there were only two working elevators which meant a long wait, especially when you wanted to get down (I was on the 15th floor !!)
It’s always great to be welcomed back , I travel to NYC frequently , I am always thrilled to be met by my favourite door man Carmelo . But I need to make a call out for an individual who works the front desk . His name is Saleem and nothing is a problem he goes out of his way to always make it easy.
He is kind , professional and always remembers my preferences and needs.
I appreciate these wonderful gentleman they see thousands of customers but still remember me each time I stay here .
Thank you for your wonderful service ,
My husband and I made a short trip for pleasure to NYC. For the last several years, we have stayed there and definitely will again . Since the renovation , this hotel is fabulous and rates are good for a NYC hotel . This particular trip did not end well for me because I left 2 jackets in our room. It took a couple of days, but I finally got to the right person, Benny Tong, Director of Security! They located my jackets and are shipping them out to me today ! This gentleman was so kind, efficient, and helpful! Thanks to him, we will continue to stay at Park Central when in the city! I might mention Yzette in Customer Service who referred me to Benny!! Nancy in NC