The 4 Very Best Luxury Hotels Near Central Park
Looking for a luxury hotel within walking distance to Central Park? There are plenty to choose from, but to help you decide which one is right for you, here are our top 4 picks.
New York City has so much to offer and when you visit, one of the most important decisions you'll make is which hotel you'll call "home" throughout your stay. If you've decided to find a hotel near Central Park, you've made a good decision - Central Park is not only beautiful and loaded with things to do, but it's also the perfect central "hub" from which you can explore the city.
Here's our pick of the very best luxury hotels that the Central Park district has to offer. It may be difficult to choose between the best of the best, but we can help you with that. Take a look at this list; which one will you choose?
Mandarin Oriental - New York
The Mandarin Oriental New York is one of the finest hotels in the city. If you want to stay close to Central Park and enjoy a very luxurious hotel, the Mandarin Oriental should be on your wish list. If you want Five Star luxury, this is the place to be!
The views from the Mandarin Oriental are stunning. Amazingly, all 244 guestrooms and suites have views of spectacular NYC. The Hudson River View Rooms are 400 square feet and start at $695 per night. They have either a king bed or two twins and have floor to ceiling windows to make the most of the view.
The Central Park rooms are very much the same, but, of course, have the premier view. This upgraded outlook puts the room rate up to $845 per night (and up). The Premier Central Park View rooms start at $895 per night.
All rooms have luxury goose down bedding, bathrobes, high-end bathroom amenities, interactive entertainment systems, and where would we be without a television in the bathroom?
If you want absolute luxury, you should choose one of the Mandarin Oriental Suites. River View Suites give guests 800 square feet of space with a king-sized bed and a separate living room. You can spread out in this space, and it would be a lot of fun to relax in the large bathtub while taking in the picture postcard view.
The Central Park Suite has 800 square feet of space, and a view of one of the most iconic spaces in New York. There is even a huge curved sofa where you can sit, relax and just admire the view. The Suite starts at $2195 per night. If you want a Premier Central Park Suite the rate starts at $2595 per night. The Two Bedroom Central Park West Suite starts at $3995. The Taipan, The Oriental and the Presidential Suite do not publish their rates (as the saying goes, if you have to ask, you can't afford it!).
There are some very tempting dining choices in the Mandarin Oriental. The Lobby Lounge has a fantastic view of the New York skyline. It's the ideal place to relax with a drink after a long day of sightseeing. Asiate restaurant is the place to go if you want to enjoy fine dining in a beautiful setting with a view. MObar is a more traditional bar setting serving cocktails and bar food.
For the fitness buff, there's a 75-foot lap pool. You can get fit and enjoy an amazing view over the Hudson River at the same time! You can also enjoy working out in the fitness center which has a view of the city. The Mandarin Oriental has a full-service spa if you need to relax after your busy day.
Mandarin Oriental - New York
80 Columbus Cir 60th St.
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 805-8800
The Lowell is a small hotel with just 74 rooms and suites located on the Upper East Side of New York. If you are looking for a luxury hotel with exceptional, personalized service, The Lowell is a place to consider.
The lowest priced room is the Deluxe Guestroom which starts at $600 per night - this provides you with approximately 400 square feet of space. Choose a king or two twin beds. A marble bathroom and a full service kitchen add to the impressive amenities.
The Lowell rooms are the same size as the Deluxe and have recently been remodeled. The soaking tub is very inviting, and they also have a separate shower. The kitchenette is a very useful feature.
Junior Suites offer up to 600 square feet of space and have a king bed. Prices start at $950 per room per night. The Deluxe Junior Suites have the same square footage but are even more luxuriously appointed.
The One Bedroom Suites are exceptionally beautiful, and have a fireplace as well as a living room. They have 800 square feet of space, so there is plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the luxurious surroundings. There are also four Specialty Suites available which are individually themed. You can choose from The Hollywood, Lowell Suites, The Garden Suite, and The Manhattan. For the ultimate in luxury there is The Penthouse Suite which is located on the 17th floor.
The Lowell is located right in the heart of New York City, so there are many exciting places for you to dine. If you want to stay in the hotel, you can eat in the Pembroke Room. This high-end dining room is well-known for it's afternoon tea and pre-theatre dinner options.
Unfortunately, there isn't a swimming pool at The Lowell, but there is a fitness center so won't miss your daily workout.
28 E 63rd St.
New York, NY 10065
Upper East Side
Phone: (212) 838-1400
Located on a quiet, tree-lined street off Madison Avenue and Park Avenue, The Lowell luxury hotel is in the heart of vibrant Midtown Manhattan.
The St. Regis New York
The St. Regis New York has a prime location on Fifth Avenue. If you want to stay in luxurious surroundings in the heart of New York City, this beautiful hotel is an excellent choice. The St. Regis has a long history in New York; opening in 1904 it's played a significant role in the city ever since. After a complete renovation in 2014, The St. Regis New York is now as glamorous and luxurious as it was in its heyday.
The St. Regis has 171 rooms and 67 suites. The Superior Guest Room offers 430 square feet of space. This is very generous in a city that is not known for providing large hotel rooms. Each room has a king-sized bed and is decorated in shades of white with striped silk wallpaper. The bathrooms are high-end, with marble counters and floors, a rain shower and generously sized tubs. Rates start at around $645 per night.
The Deluxe Guest Room is slightly larger at 450 square feet. The options are a king-sized bed or two doubles.The Grand Luxe Room has 490 square feet of space and offers a king-sized bed.
There are 67 suites available ranging from the 600 square foot Astor Suite, to the 3430 square foot Presidential Suite.
The St. Regis has a health club for the exclusive use of it's guests.
As you would expect, there are some nice restaurants on site. The Astor Court offers elegant dining in a welcoming setting. This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and the chefs place an emphasis on fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
The historic King Cole Bar & Salon is an excellent place to unwind after a day touring the city. If you want to experience something very special you can reserve Table 55 in the King Cole Bar. The price is $2500 a night, but it gives you access to the chef's custom menu and exclusive wine list. If the price is a little too high, you can have afternoon tea for $55 per person, or $70 if you would like champagne. This very special tea is served daily from 3 pm until 5 pm.
The St. Regis New York
Two E 55th St.
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 753-4500
Experience the timeless glamour of The St. Regis New York, the premier luxury New York City Hotel.
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
If you're looking for a room with a view, look no further than The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park. Many of this luxury hotel's 259 guest rooms and suites have spectacular views of Central Park.
There are a number of different rooms which are offered at this historic hotel. Even the smallest room offers 425 square feet of space. The rooms have either a courtyard, New York City, or Central Park View. All are beautifully decorated and have luxury linens and a marble bathroom with large soaking tub and separate shower.
Suites range in size from 790 to 1980 square feet of space. Many offer views of Central Park.
You can enjoy afternoon tea in The Star Lounge from 2 pm until 4 pm. The lounge is also a great location to sit back, relax and enjoy an expertly mixed cocktail.
The Auden Bistro Bar is incredibly stylish and offers views of 6th Avenue. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The hotel provides a full-service spa - in fact, The La Prairie Day Spa is one of the most luxurious in New York. If you want to pampered this is the place to be! There is also a very well-equipped fitness center that is open 24 hours a day.
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
50 Central Park South
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 308-9100
Discover The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, a hotel that provides a luxurious haven in the heart of Manhattan delivering the ultimate city experience.
No matter which of these luxury hotels you choose, we know you'll have a fun and comfortable stay in amazing New York City.
Sunset in Central Park, New York City
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