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What We Love

  • Old school, traditional decor with a prime location across from Central Park
  • Rooms are spacious by New York standards
  • Central Park views from most common areas and rooms
  • Luxurious June Jacobs bath products
  • Dogs are permitted at an additional cost

What To Know

  • Executive-level rooms are the only ones to have been recently updated
  • Food and drinks are a bit pricey at Harry’s New York Bar and the Park Room
  • No minibars in the rooms, but there is a grab 'n' go shop on the first floor


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Old New York glamour downstairs, serene digs upstairs with million-dollar Central Park views

The Lowdown

Opened in 1971, the 46-story Park Lane Hotel looks directly at the southern end of Central Park, offering some of the most striking views in the city. Oversize crystal chandeliers, towering floral arrangements, and marble floors set a stately tone in the lobby, tempered by a more traditional color scheme of taupe, silvery blue, and bronze. The 628 spacious rooms are more tranquil, with picture windows, bedside armchairs, and panoramic views of the park, 58th Street, or the surrounding hotels, as well as Samsung flat-screen televisions. The luxe bathrooms feature June Jacobs bath products. On the second floor, the 96-seat Park Room restaurant, visited by luminaries such as Aretha Franklin, has an entire wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, so diners can take in the view of tree-lined Central Park South from the plush sea-foam velvet booths while enjoying the seasonal European fare (think crisp duck leg confit and duck sausage with braised cabbage, caraway spaetzle and lingonberry compote). Next door, Harry’s New York Bar serves cocktails for the sweet tooth crowd (strawberry martinis, passion fruit bellinis) from behind an old-school, dimly lit oak bar.

In the Area

Walk across the street to wander the 843 acres of Central Park. Take advantage of the dense Upper East Side rolodex of museums and art galleries, which are all within walking distance, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Frick Collection and the Museum of Art and Design. Some of New York’s top culinary experiences are within a few block’s stroll of the hotel, including Thomas Keller’s tasting menu tour de force, Per Se. Even if you’re not traveling with little ones, FAO Schwarz is a toy store experience for all ages (go ahead, jump around on that Big piano keyboard). At night, catch a combo at Jazz at Lincoln Center or revel in the Deco grandeur of the Paris Theatre movie house.

How to Get There

Park Lane Hotel
36 Central Park S
New York, NY 10019 United States


Number 1 Hotel spot!
Shane A

This is my 5th time staying here at the hotel. The best part of the hotel are these employees Gilberto, Segundo, Parvez and Ehud from Harry's Bar. That Barrel-Aged Manhattan; amazing, My cocktail of choice! Mouia from the front desk is inviting and started my stay off right. The only negative thing is the out dated rooms! No need for details. The bellman, cant remember the names, always take care of us with energy.

Love the Jazz Band and so happy that Grab N Go is opened later.

I look forward to my next trip!


Hello, good night could improve the service of the people who attend when registering on the second shift, because they are not very friendly after one of running a marathon arrives, for the rest of the service it is excellent, thanks

Amazing View of Central Park!!
Mary K

We spent 7 nights in Room 3604. This room is a Premier King Suite Parkview. The room was spacious, the bed and covers so comfortable, the room was so quiet. The bathroom wasn’t fancy, but plenty of hot water and nothing left out that was needed. There was a wet bar area with a little fridge. I brought my one cup coffee maker since there wasn’t one in the room. Worked great! BUT THAT VIEW!!!! Could have stayed in the room all week looking at the colorful park! We are forever spoiled to this perfect location in NYC!!!