Park South Hotel
What We Love
- Free daily breakfast with pastries from Brooklyn’s Colson Patisserie
- Chrysler Building views and handcrafted cocktails at the hip rooftop bar
- Free evening wine reception (5 to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday)
- Prime NoMad location close to high-end shops on Fifth and Madison Avenues
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Relaxed vibe—not for guests looking for a scene
- The hotel’s Japanese restaurant offers just two fixed tasting menus
- The fitness center is on the small side
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Set in a Victorian building dating back to 1906, the Park South Hotel is every bit as glamorous as its stately exterior. A recent multimillion-dollar overhaul has breathed new life into the historic property, marrying turn-of-the century accents (cherry wood coffee tables here, satin and velvet furnishings there) with all the comforts modern travelers have come to expect, including cutting-edge in-room technology and fast, efficient service.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms are small at 200 square feet, but feel larger thanks to picture windows, high ceilings, mirror wall panels and space-conscious furnishings. They uphold the hotel’s old New York glamour with classic black-and-white prints from the New York Historical Society and light-reflecting Swarovski crystal chandeliers while offering mod cons like free high-speed WiFi, smart TVs, docking stations and bedside inputs for laptops, gaming consoles and tablets. In the large slate-tiled bathrooms, find Grohe fixtures, heated towel racks and doorless showers stocked with luxurious Beekman toiletries.
Fuel up on free coffee and handmade pastries (from Brooklyn’s Colson Patisserie, no less) in the lobby’s breakfast nook, then get in a workout at the small, but well-equipped fitness center. After a day of exploring, you can join the hip after-work crowd for craft cocktails and small bites (we’d recommend the eggplant involtini and truffle pizza to start and a peaches & cream popsicle for dessert) at the hotel’s rooftop cocktail lounge. Or skip the rooftop altogether and opt for inventive East-meets-West cuisine at the critically acclaimed O Ya restaurant, which offers two fixed tasting menus at $185 and $245.
In the Area
Walk two blocks south to Madison Square Park to check out the rotating display of outdoor art, then stop for a burger and a shake from Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack (trust us, it’s worth that around-the-block line). Home to seven restaurants, an espresso bar, a gelato counter and a bustling rooftop beer garden, Mario Batali’s sprawling Italian food mecca, Eataly, is not to be missed, nor is the nearby Strand Bookstore, where you’ll find 18 miles-worth of new, used and rare books. Get your culture fix in the free Museum at FIT, which houses more than 50,000 garments and accessories, from the 18th century to the present.
How to Get There
We stayed at this hotel for four nights with our two teenage kids. We booked two rooms so we would all have plenty of space! We loved it. The location was perfect, only a few steps from the subway. The facilities in the hotel were good with coffee machine and a little fridge for essentials. The beds were comfortable and my daughter particularly liked the pillows! It was spotlessly clean and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. The staff were extremely helpful with everything from restaurant bookings to sim cards for mobile phones so we could stay connected while we were out and about. We ate in Covina restaurant on one of the nights, the food, while expensive, is excellent.
The employees of the hotel are warm and welcoming from A to Z. Especially the doormen say goodbye and greet you every day with a warm greeting. My mom and I have been the first time in NewYork. The location of the hotel was excellent - we could do everything on foot. Around the corner is the subway and nearby is the Empire State Building. And we LOVED the beds. So cozy... The only thing: we did not arrived to open the window which usually I prefer to sleep. It was very heavy. And to people who are delicate with noise: you will hear a lot from floor-side like talkings, the elevator etc. It was not too worse for us but if you have a light sleep ask for a quiet room. The promised city view after upgrading the rooms was very poor - on 5th floor we only saw a few walls from the buildings on the other side. We expected a nice glance on the city. Anyway- those are just small things to be ignored :-) We can warmly recommend the hotel.
Have stayed here a number of times. Staff are excellent. The bar really terrific with great food and a lively early evening atmosphere. Room allocation makes this either a poor or very good stay. I switched rooms after a night in search of a quieter room. The new room was larger, bright and a very good size for NYC on the 8th floor ...but the noise from the street and trucks was continual throughout the night . There is construction around the hotel and the window sound proofing just isn’t good enough to keep noise out. Which is a shame as this is overall an excellent boutique hotel. A couple of other points swing this from very good to average on this visit. They still charge an additional daily facility charge of $26 on top of your agreed room rate . This is just a not so smart way of being seen as cheaper on online travel sites and hitting you after the event. Not transparent and not evident what you get for it as there is not even bottled water in the room. Finally the showers whilst looking good lack any power at all . So, I want to like the hotel because it has a lot going for it but the overall experience ends up being average and not as good value as expected.
We stayed at Park South Hotel from 04/05-04/09 and had a wonderful time. The location was perfect for us while visiting our daughter. The rooms are good size for in the city and very clean. They have a nice restaurant and bar onsite. Excellent service from everyone. I hope to stay here next time we are in the city.
Great place staff was wonderful clean rooms and its perfect. I recommend it to anybody staying in NYC and the area around it had great restaurants and places to visit. Rachel set up my trip and staff came out to get our bags