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Park Central Hotel

by Lauren Dana Ellman
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by Lauren Dana Ellman
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The upscale Park Central Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Midtown West, Manhattan, which puts business and leisure travelers within easy walking distance of some of The Big Apple’s best attractions. 

This massive 25-story property boasts sleek accommodations and a slew of on-site amenities, including a stylish lounge and 24-hour fitness center. Read on for our full review of this historic 7th Avenue hotel, which once hosted the likes of Jackie Gleason and Eleanor Roosevelt. 

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What You Need to Know 

The Look of the Park Central Hotel

Upon pulling – or walking – up to the hotel, guests will instantly take note of its striking Renaissance Revival-style exterior, which dates back to the 1920s. Despite its century-old facade, the hotel’s interiors have been completely reimagined. Design enthusiasts will especially appreciate the common spaces, including the chic marble check-in counters, the posh Park Lounge (which is outfitted with plenty of plush seating, a large bar, soaring ceilings, and eye-catching chandeliers), and the contemporary Central Market, a grab-and-go coffee shop. Meanwhile, all 761 rooms and suites feature a contemporary color palette of creams, whites, and greys. Other highlights include patterned carpeting, large windows for plenty of natural light, and lots of NYC-centric artwork. 

The Vibe at the Park Central Hotel

Due to the property’s central location, you can expect plenty of foot traffic throughout the day. While the hotel is always buzzing, it does feel removed from the city’s hustle and bustle, which is refreshing. When they’re not exploring the city – or running to and from business meetings – guests often gather in the Park Lounge to sip cocktails and regroup before dinner. 

Who Will Love the Park Central Hotel 

Business travelers will appreciate how close the property’s Midtown local. First-time leisure travelers looking to make the most of their trip by staying in the center of all the action will also love it here. 

Who Might Not Love Park the Central Hotel 

Larger groups and families may seek alternative accommodations as the rooms are quite small. Even the most spacious accommodation – a Premier One Bedroom Suite – is on the smaller side at 540 square feet. Also, travelers looking for a more secluded stay away from Midtown – and the crowds that come along with it – should look elsewhere.    

Best Amenity at the Park Central Hotel 

The Park Lounge is easily the hotel’s best amenity. This stunning space serves as a central gathering spot for travelers. It’s also a prime place for people-watching between sips of your favorite cocktail.

Money Matters

What’s Included at the Park Central Hotel

Your stay here includes wifi, free luggage storage, two bottles of water, a one-hour complimentary bike rental for two, and use of the business and fitness facilities. Guests can also enjoy discounts at local restaurants like Serafina, Red Eye Grill, Mulberry & Grand, and Fuji Sushi.  

Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at the Park Central Hotel

The property charges a mandatory facilities fee of $38 per night (excluding tax), which includes all of the aforementioned amenities. Self-parking is also available a few blocks away for an additional fee of $65 per night. 

How to Get a Deal at the Park Central Hotel

Before you book, visit the “deals” tab on the hotel website, where you’ll find an array of discounts, packages, and promotions. 

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of the Park Central Hotel

The Park Central Hotel is right across from Carnegie Hall, one of the city’s most famous concert venues. Times Square, the Museum of Modern Art, and Central Park are all less than a 10-minute walk away. Dozens – if not hundreds – of bars and restaurants are also nearby.

Nearest Airport to the Park Central Hotel 

LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) is about 10 miles from the hotel. Meanwhile, John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) are both around 16 miles away. 

Nearest Public Transportation to the Park Central Hotel

The property is located right above the 57th Street subway station, where you’ll find the N, Q, R, and W trains. 

The Bottom Line

Business and leisure travelers looking for a central and affordable place to stay in the city need not look any further than the Park Central Hotel.

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