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
- 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
Fantastic hotel. Excellent customer service from staff. Room stunning although electric sockets could do with a refurb but that's a minor point. Loved our stay here. Couldn't ask for a better location.
I was travelling to NY for the first time. Great location and good room size. Clean and good ac.
Surprised to not find a cattle in room for coffee/tea and no sugar. Called room service to check but they didn’t have one. Please keep a cattle , may be you can charge.
I was in the Knave restaurant three separate times and was very displeased with the service and friendliness of the staff. There was absolutely zero friendliness from the three different women that served me...so much that I felt uncomfortable about being there. The that checked me in was amazing. The food service was quick. My bed looked as if it were sat on or played on. There was garbage in the bathroom can which was odd. The fridge did NOT work. There were no robes which is always disappointing but certainly not dire straight. I am staying in New York for another four days this Sunday but will not be staying at the Parker. My colleague, a very well known public figure stayed here with me and will also ot be returning.
I will however return to Norma's breakfast restaurant in the hotel as it REALLY is sensational and deserves all the hype it gets. Not only number one breakfast in New York, very well the number one on the globe!
I also ate at the burger place here and it too was phenomenal!!
I recently spent 4 nights at the Parker New York. I was a bit apprehensive after reading the mixed reviews, however I am pleased to say that I found the hotel to be very good.
We were greeted promptly on arrival and were helped with our luggage. Reception was friendly and efficient.
I was very happy with our room which was spacious with two large beds and a great view of Central Park. The bathroom was a bit dated but perfectly adequate. There wasn't a lot of storage space in the room but we managed with what was available.
We didn't spend much time in the hotel as NYC has so much to offer there was little time for sitting around. They do have a burger restaurant which we didn't try but saw a queue going into it, so that would indicate its popularity. The lobby area was bright and spacious and there is a bar and also a barber shop and drybar onsite.
They do have a pool on the top floor but this seemed to only be open between 8am and 8pm so we didn't get to use it.
This trip was a birthday present from my daughter so I don't know how much the hotel cost but I do know that there is an additional facilities fee on top of the room rate, which seems to be charged on arrival. I believe this covers wifi and the use of the pool/gym.
It was a short walk from the 57th Street and Columbus Circle Subway stations, plus many places to eat nearby. Time Square was about a 15 minute walk.
I would definitely be happy to stay at this hotel again.
A great hotel and location, easy access to venues and attractions but the facility charge could be looked at as we didn't use the pool or gym and ended up paying 136 dollars (around(£90) for the use of wi-fi which wasn't that great ....this charge is kinda like daylight robbery as they are charging you for something that you wouldn't use ..this charge should be optional to the use of facilities..