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
Really recommend this hotel for family trips to NYC. Visiting with my mother, aunt and sister in law - very comfortable and quiet rooms with super cosy beds! Breakfasts really good in corvova restaurant in hotel. Visited the Rooftop bar on our first night, a bit pricy but food really tasty, a great atmosphere and views and you really feel like you have arrived in NYC! Hotel in a Great location next to subway, shops and restaurants and walking distance to Empire State Building and other attractions. But the best thing about the hotel are the staff - warm and friendly - have really made our stay feel special. With a special mention of the guy on the door with a great smile and who gave us lots of great tips for getting around, using the subway and just being super nice to my mum and aunt which they loved! Great hotel which has really added to our fantastic trip to NYC.
We stayed as a three generation family-everything was great and it was really convenient to be close to a subway station. The staff was very friendly. Breakfast was good in the cafe. Our room was comfortable - just a little noisy at night-but could be a problem anywhere in NYC.
I really enjoyed this hotel. The roof top bar is great. The food is good. When you sit in the lobby you can watch the world walking by. A glass of wine is too pricey. The staff is great, friendly and helpful.
The hotel is well located for exploring Manhatten and the surrounding area. Near the Subway and in a quieter neighborhood (Flatiron). Great room with coffee and tea service and a great bed! Very friendly and helpful staff. The roof terrace is beautiful but you have to take into account the locals who come to drink after work (quite noisy and little space)
After making a reservation directly on the hotel's direct website, I was informed upon arrival that that the price I'd been quoted wasn't real. I was actually asked: "Why would you believe the person on the phone?" After I proved I'd spoke directly with the hotel and not with a service like Expedia, the bullheaded manager begrudgingly backed down and honored the promotion (not a big deal - just a restaurant credit I might not even use daily) he called up top my room later with "but you can't have..." blah blah blah making things even more unfriendly. My first room was okay - no tub, but nice shower and giant TV. An alarm right by my head woke me up at one AM. The man who came to fix it explained: "This happens quite a bit - our alarms are quirky..". and he unplugged it. My 2nd night, a dump truck directly under my window woke me up at 3am. I was then moved since construction would be going on all week with late-night dump trucks the entire time. My second room was a tiny squished little rectangle room with barely space to walk by the beds, but it was nice and quiet. The bathroom was tiny and old, but clean. This hotel has an awesome restaurant. I suggest having breakfast in the restaurant downstairs (something I'm destined to do - I visit NY often, but don't recommend this hotel. I paid over three grand to stay a week and it just wasn't worth it. I wish I'd been pre-warned.