Viceroy Central Park New York
What We Love
- Heart-of-the-action location bordering the Upper East Side, Central Park and Midtown
- Tech-savvy mod cons in every room: touchscreen remotes, Beats by Dre Bluetooth sound systems and more
- Rooms on high floors have killer views of Central Park
What To Know
- No spa, but there's a 24-hour Technogym
- The Roof, a top-floor bar/lounge, opened in March 2014
- WiFi costs an extra fee per day
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Viceroy group’s first New York City outpost is the brand’s most sophisticated property to date, with the 57th Street address to prove it. The Roman & Williams–designed hotel takes inspiration from 1930s and ‘40s New York, with subtle Deco details in the bronze fixtures, marble flooring, and black and gold trim fabrics. Look up in the lobby and you’ll see a colossal bronze map of New York, with a red dot marking your prime location in the heart of movie set Manhattan. In contrast to the public spaces, the 240 guest rooms have a more masculine, den-like look, decorated almost entirely in wood paneling and supple leather. Beyond the industrial table lamps and slatted room dividers, furnishings are all custom-made, from the built-in closets to the leather luggage racks. Viceroy recruited Marc Murphy of Landmarc and Ditch Plains fame for the Roman & Williams–designed Kingside restaurant, whose street-level space has a clubby Deco vibe, a crowd-pleasing New American menu (roast chicken and braised kale for two; tuna crudo with uni vinaigrette) and drinks from the Gerber Group’s craft cocktail program. The aptly named rooftop bar, the Roof, is open year round on the hotel’s 29th floor, with light bites supplied by Kingside. When the weather turns too brisk for a run in nearby Central Park, active types can get their fix in the 24-hour Technogym.
In the Area
On 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues, the Viceroy is one block from legendary Carnegie Hall and a short stroll from some prime Midtown landmarks. Just two blocks away is the entrance to the 843 acres of Central Park, with its grassy knolls, picturesque bridges and gurgling fountains. Three blocks to the south 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. Other upscale fare in the vicinity is equally outstanding: Per Se, Jean-Georges and Marea are all within walking distance. And 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
Stayed here for 3 nights in April 2019 and was disappointed. The lobby was under construction and was not usable so they set up the concierge in a 2nd floor conference room with coffee to replace the lobby. We had a room with a king size bed which was approximately 240 square feet se we were tripping over each other. The bathroom was nice and we enjoyed the shower. The air-conditioning was not working well and it was loud. We could not get the coffee maker to work. There is a rooftop bar that was nice to have. They gave us access to an athletic club which was 8 blocks away. On the day we were checking out the elevator was not functioning.
I understand that they are making improvements to the hotel but we were shocked when they charged us a $29 plus tax amenity fee when there were no amenities. After our hotel stay I called the hotel to complain about the amenity fee twice and left messages and no one returned my call.
The positives about the hotel was that the staff seemed nice and the concierge was very helpful. The negative is this hotel should not have charged us the "resort fee" and acknowledged that they were having issues. Instead, the experience was negative and we will not be going back.
Chris Carrow is one of the best concierge's I have dealt with. He was so incredibly informative and enhanced our stay in New York to new levels. Every single place, play or other entertainment venue he recommended was right on. He is a master of customer service.
Normally staying across the street, I always loved the look of this hotel so we stayed here on our most recent trip. The staff were friendly and the room was clean, though the hallways were looking pretty dated. There is a great rooftop patio with a gorgeous view of central park and the Kingside restaurant on the main level is a great way to start your day. The room was quiet and clean, the bed was really comfortable and the bathroom was a good size for a NYC hotel. I would go back!
If your aesthetic is masculine marble and antique brass this hotel is for u! Basic king is on the small side, but sufficient for our three night stay!
Two short blocks from Central Park.
Hotel staff is nice overall, but housekeeping is subpar! I think if you pay under 350 it’s a nice enough choice for NYC!
Heard they are slowly redoing the entire hotel? Currently lobby is under construction
Very nice hotel room, modestly priced, between Central Park and the Theater District.
Terrific location, convenient to everything in MidTown,
This is an older hotel that has been extensively remodeled. The rooms are mid-sized but laid out well, with up to date furniture, TV etc. Bathrooms are retro and beautiful. Everything in the room is meticulously clean and well maintained. Hallways are a bit narrow, reflecting the age of the hotel. (If an Agatha Christie character visited New York, this is where she would have stayed)
One more thing to add: Service standard at the hotel is exceptional. Everyone is helpful, considerate, and beyond friendly.
A very, very well-run hotel.
PS -- Construction in the lobby May 2019, but it looks like it will be over soon.