The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
What We Love
- Ritz-worthy in-room extras like seven pillow selections and a choice of terry or sateen robes
- Custom-made, 400-thread-count Pratesi linens in guest rooms
- Award-winning La Prairie Spa to rub away the stress of shopping and sightseeing
What To Know
- Fitness center is open 24 hours a day
- WiFi is free in the Club Lounge but comes at a fee in rooms and suites
- Pets under 60 pounds are welcomed with designer carry cases, Burberry trench coats, and emergency vet service
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Uptown has its share of grand dame stays, but few claim the jaw-dropping views of this elegant aerie, rising smack dab from the middle of Central Park South. The Ritz has more the feel of a discreet residence than a hotel—there’s no sceney restaurant or bumping bar scene. Instead you’ll find sprawling rooms with oversize marble bathrooms, flatscreen TVs and DVD players and extras like packing/unpacking services (for Club level guests), 400 thread-count linens and custom Asprey toiletries. Kids are catered to with Bulgari baby bath products, cookies and milk at turndown, babysitting and toy store tours. On-site you’ll find upscale bistro Auden, which focuses on sustainable seafood, as well as the tucked away La Prairie Spa.
In the Area
Just across the street sits Central Park, with its grassy knolls, picturesque bridges and gurgling fountains. Or head south and you’ll find more than 150,000 photographs, sculptures, drawings and prints at the Museum of Modern Art, not to mention its stellar French-American restaurant, the Modern. The upscale gastronomical opportunities in this area are outstanding: Per Se, Jean-Georges and Marea are all within a couple of blocks. Afterward, take in a show at Jazz at Lincoln Center, which is located in the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle and is home to a 15-piece big band led by Wynton Marsalis. No stay in Midtown is complete without a shopping spree along Fifth and Madison avenues—go for retail therapy at Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, and Fendi, to name a few.
How to Get There
My wife and I have stayed at numerous luxury level hotels, several of which have been Ritz-Carltons. The Ritz-Carlton, New York, Central Park definitely lives up to the brand's steller reputation. The unobtrusive front entrance, manned by two attentive doormen; the comfortable, subdued lobby; a concierge, staffed by people who had already managed to snag impossible restaurant reservations in advance of our arrival; and a check-in desk with a welcoming ambiance; all this made us realize we'd made the right choice in selecting this hotel. We weren't quite sure exactly how friendly was, "Pet Friendly", when we decided to travel with our 10lb. Pomeranian. As it turned out, very friendly indeed. The location, across from Central Park, was perfect - no in room accidents, a readily available bathroom across the street, and lots of sights and sounds to keep a little dog fascinated. I can't sing the praises of the very accommodating hotel staff loudly enough! And that includes room service. They are all outstanding. Our spacious room on the 22nd floor, overlooking the Park and beyond, was perfect. The king sized bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was large and attractive. Our five day stay felt a bit too short, so we probably will return to New York in the spring, and we'll definitely stay at this hotel.
There isn't much to say other than the Ritz was wonderful. It exceeded all our expectations. The room was large, clean, comfortable, and fully equipped with everything one could need. The AC was superb and a welcomed respite from hot days in the humidity and unseasonably warm October temperatures. Also, we were pleasantly surprised at how quiet the room was. We could not tell we were on 6th ave.
Aside from the obvious beauty and charm, the staff really made our stay here excellent. Brian at the concierge desk was the most helpful and kind. He went above and beyond to help us and he was extremely friendly. He was able to get us a reservation at a popular Italian restaurant and he found a very special and rare kind of whiskey we were looking for to celebrate a 60th birthday in our party. The doormen Felix and Al were superb as well - both extremely welcoming and gracious. We will stay here again for those three men alone.
The lobby is beautiful and a great place for a night cap. The location obviously cannot be beat with 5th Ave so close and being directly across from the park. The congestion in front of the hotel did get very bad at times but what else can one expect being in NYC. And lastly, the nightly turn down service was beyond anything we've had before. We loved our stay and will be back for sure.
Located across from Central Park. Long walks or picnics on the Green this is a nice location, with a Big City Flair! Within walking distance to Fine dining and Shopping. Great Getaway for family or couples. Min away from Awesome Attractions Museums & Theatre!
Very good hotel, perfect location, very good rooms. Reception very efficient, kind and helpful. Lobby is amazing. However there is one very rude waiter, with the name suhel, arguing with guests when they do not like the table shown by him. Sometimes a small fly can waste the whole soup. Unfortunate. Otherwise highly recommendable hotel right next to central park.
When surprising my wife with a trip to NYC for her 40th birthday, there were no shortage of options. I settled on the Ritz because I thought it would be a special experience to stay at a landmark hotel. The hotel did not disappoint. First, the door man was incredibly kind. He asked us a few questions and showed us in. Everyone we then encountered was sure to say "Happy Birthday" to my wife. It was both surprising and wonderfully pleasant. The lobby was impeccable. The staff at the check in desk was friendly. Our room wasn't ready (we were there very early) so they said they would deliver our bags to our room so that when we returned much later (after the Harry Potter play), we would be all set. Everything went off without a hitch. The room upgrade was spectacular and the extra lengths that Ronald went to ensure that the weekend stay was special for my wife were both unexpected and appreciated.
Overall, I challenge you to find a better property in all of NY. I do not think it is exists. Thank you, Ronald and the rest of the Ritz staff.