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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


4.0 Very Good 8834 Reviews
Three Star Hotel, with 2-Star Service

Good location is the ONLY thing going for this property. During a three day stay the TV never worked. Had more conversations, with more people than should be necessary. No one gives a crap !!. Old & tired carpeting everywhere, and frequently malfunctioning elevators suggests no maintenance.

Hotel looks good from outside only
Moustafa G

Had this property been located to any other place than NYC, they would have to pay people to stay in it Central Park and over crowded lobby (the only good looking part of the hotel) are the only things this hotel has going for it. Lots of hidden fees, we went in with a 250/night reservation our walk out was 400

Fabulous stay
Suzanne F

Great breakfast buffet on the second floor with a great view to the park, before heading out to enjoy Central
Park across the street. Rented bikes and completed the entire park and some road trips. Download google maps for bike rides it will show the streets that have bike lanes. Staff at Park
Lane were all pleasant and very helpful. Thank you for a fabulous experience