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
The ParkSouth is a nice, clean hotel in Nomad. The quarters can be a little small, but for the price is good value. On the plus side; it was clean and modern; technology (internet, TV) worked well; Covina is a pleasant, spacious breakfast spot (we had the included breakfast, but the pricing was fair even if you were paying cash). On the negative side; the lobby area is downscale and not as elegant as the rest of the hotel; serving hershey chocolates in a bowl is decidedly declasse; and as I mentioned, the rooms are pretty tight and on the small side, but I don't expect much space from NYC hotels.
My boyfriend and I stayed here for only 3 nights and it exceeded our expectations. The first thing we noticed was the amazing smell in the lobby! The room was perfect size for us not too small not too big. The staff were so welcoming and it overall was a great experience. Would highly recommend this hotel.
My wife and I stayed here recently and could not have been happier with our choice. The hotel staff was friendly and attentive. The rooms were clean, quiet, and comfy; I mean, what more can you ask for? Lastly, if you are looking for delicious drinks and food, please do check out the hotel restaurant (Covina). My wife and I will definitely be staying here again!
Just a nice easy place to stay. Outside of the hubbub of midtown but just south of Grand Central. The access to cabs and walk-to sites is convenient. There is a great service attitude here. And the room was very comfortable.
Great boutique hotel. Very comfortable and spacious rooms. Location was easy. No coffee maker or serví bar in room, but plenty of availability nearby.
Manager , Claire, of the restaurant Corvina next to the hotel, was very helpful when I had a problem with lunch. Would highly recommend hotel and we will return