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
This hotel is very worn and could use a substantial rehab. The rooms were not very clean and weren’t equipped with modern conveniences for electronic equipment. Our television didn’t work and the bathroom had a leak in the ceiling. We don’t plan to stay at this hotel again.
I have nothing negative to say about my stay here. The room was immaculate, the toiletries (Moonshine) I have looked to buy on Amazon, the view from the pool, and the location were all fantastic.
My family and I stayed elsewhere and literally cancelled the other nights and made reservations here. It felt like the original booking.com commercial.
Good location. Rooms are small, average. No coffee maker in rooms, but umbrellas available.
Staff is helpful.
Food options in hotel highly expensive. Though lot of nearby dining options.
Starbucks across the street.
Great location and great service. My only comment is that they need to decentralize AC/Heat and allow control at the room level. However, they accommodated my issue promptly and appropriately. You cannot ask for a better location - within short walking distance of many major locations within the city.
Staff are very pleasant and helpful and gave us a nice spacious room.
Room is clean, bedding comfortable. Hotel areas are also spacious and feels welcoming.It made our first trip to NY a very enjoyable and comfortable stay.