Parker New York
What We Love
- The glass-encased heated rooftop pool with views of Central Park
- Seldom without a line, the Burger Joint lets guests jump to the front when they call ahead to place their order
- Just blocks from Central Park and Midtown’s landmark must-sees
What To Know
- The rooftop pool teems with kids (except during designated aquatic fitness hours)
- Rooms are without iPod docks, but they have huge 46-inch flat-screens
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Family-friendly hotel with a secret burger joint, one of the city’s best breakfasts and a rooftop pool just a couple of blocks from Central Park
A white-gloved bell staff serves Parker New York’s ornate lobby, which makes a grand first impression with shiny marble floors, dual-level white columns and archways, graceful burgundy curtains and mirrored corridors. Midcentury Modern furnishings give the guest rooms and suites a retro style, with walls lined in cherry and cedar, denim pendant lamps and original art.
Bed and Bath
Handsome hallways lined with navy accordion-ridged wallpaper lead to 726 spacious guest rooms and suites. Individual doorbells provide a homey appeal that carries into light-filled rooms equipped with microsuede couches, wooden banquettes, and swanky desks with Aeron chairs, mini metal sculptures, and art books such as Steuben Glass Works. Bedrooms have plush beds with hypoallergenic linens, LED reading lamps and flat-screen TVs set in swivel consoles. Although the bathrooms have shower-tub combos with ordinary curtains, all come stocked with lavish Peter Thomas Roth bath products, terrycloth robes and slippers.
Worth the hype (and the wait) are the hotel’s two restaurants: the tucked away retro diner the Burger Joint (which also offers milkshakes and on-tap beers) and Norma’s, which is known for having one of the best breakfasts in the city. We love the fresh-squeezed orange juice, eggs Benedict with artichoke and porcini truffle sauce, and the coma-inducing Rice Krispies–encrusted french toast served with a dollop of dulce de leche. Be sure to reserve weeks in advance for the weekend brunch (or get the menu items 24-7 via room service). The recently renovated basement facilities include a salon, spa, juice bar and gym. Or you can head to the glass-enclosed rooftop pool for laps with a view of Central Park.
How to Get There
We were surprised that the waiting line was so long when checking in. But the line was for Burger Joint! Great experience that Burger shop opens until 11:30 pm and excellent brunch restaurant (Norma's) in the same hotel.
The property was amazing and the staff could not be more friendly. Top for any guest, if you are staying on property you can order the famous burgers from the burger joint to your room instead of waiting in line downstairs for hours.
I am a long time Hyatt customer and always stay at Hyatt's on frequent business travel, but my latest experience here was horrible. My room flooded in the middle of the night. OK. I get that accidents happen. But the lack of response and zero willingness from the Parker Hyatt staff to make things right was really subpar and not what I expect from Hyatt. I was still charged a full rate for the interrupted night. Nobody reached out to me to make amends. I had to go to the front desk and all I got was a "sorry". Horrible customer service. Horrible customer experience.
Stay away from this location. Not worth the money at all. The front desk staff are rude and won’t even welcome you. The rooms are so runs down, no wonder the meridian left. AAA sould give them a one star rating or a slum lord property.
The most uncomfortable mattress ever! I don't have a bad back but this mattress was horrible. I was barely able to walk the next day. When I complaint, the hotel was nice to give me a free upgrade however it was the same issue in the new room. Unfortunately I suffered from back pain the whole time in New York City.