10 New York City Hotels Near Central Park

Many visitors to New York City want to stay near Central Park. Most of these hotels are located along the southern portion Central Park, offering visitors not only easy access to the park, but also to many great New York City museums, restaurants, and shopping. Unsurprisingly, but these hotels tend to be somewhat expensive—their proximity to Central Park means guests staying there will pay a premium. Hotels overlooking Central Park often have great views from some of their rooms, but be sure to request them in advance, as it's a popular request. 

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JW Marriott Essex House New York Hotel

The Essex House Hotel, with its iconic red sign, is easily identifiable over the treetops of Central Park
Ed Coyle / Flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0

First opened in October 1931, the Essex House's famous 6-story sign was erected in 1932 and it's been a main-stay among Central Park hotels ever since. A member of the Historic Hotels of America, Marriott began managing the Essex House (and renamed it JW Marriott Essex House New York) in 2012 and refurbished the hotel.

Details

  • Address: 160 Central Park South (6th/7th Avenues)
  • Telephone: 212-247-0300
  • Neighborhood: Midtown West
  • Price Range: $$$$
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Ritz Carlton Central Park

Yellow cabs, town cars, and a horse-drawn carriage in front of the entrance of the Ritz Carlton Central Park
 Ritz Carlton

Located on Central Park South, the Ritz-Carlton Central Park has 259 guest rooms and suites, many of which offer park views. The Ritz-Carlton Central Park has a wonderful spa, top-notch dining and is regularly recognized as one of New York City's best hotels.

Details:

  • Address: 50 Central Park South (5th/6th Avenues)
  • Telephone: 212-308-9100
  • Neighborhood: Midtown West
  • Price Range: $$$$
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The Plaza Hotel

The facade of the Plaza Hotel, New York, NY
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The Plaza features 282 guest rooms, including 102 suites and offers spacious accommodations—even the Plaza Rooms (their lowest tier accommodation) are 475 square feet. Views of Central Park are only available from a few of the hotel's suites, but fans of Eloise (and their parents) will love the Eloise Suite designed by Betsey Johnson.

Details:

  • Address: Fifth Avenue at Central Park South
  • Telephone: 212-759-3000
  • Neighborhood: Midtown West
  • Price Range: $$$$
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The Pierre Hotel

Park View Room at the Pierre Hotel
The Pierre

The Pierre first opened in October 1930, and while it is now owned by Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces, it has remained among New York City's best hotels. If you're looking for a very hands-on hotel experience, you'll find The Pierre's high staff to guest ratio particularly doting, as staff outnumber guests three-to-one.

Details:

  • Address: 2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue
  • Telephone: 212-838-8000
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Price Range: $$$$
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Park Lane Hotel

The front entrance of the Park Lane Hotel
Tony Hisgett / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

The 46-story Park Lane Hotel offers luxurious accommodations on Central Park South, with convenient access to Fifth Avenue and the Theater District.

Details:

  • Address: 36 Central Park South (5th Avenue/Avenue of the Americas)
  • Telephone: 212-371-4000
  • Neighborhood: Midtown West
  • Price Range: $$$$
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Trump International Hotel & Tower

A view of Central Park from the Trump International Hotel
Trump Hotels

The 52-story Trump International Hotel & Tower has 176 hotel rooms and suites, all including full kitchens and floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of either Central Park or the city. The hotel is home to Jean Georges restaurant, Trump SpaTM, and offers guests a fitness center and indoor pool.

Details:

  • Address: One Central Park West (Columbus Circle)
  • Telephone: 212-299-1000
  • Neighborhood: Midtown West
  • Price Range: $$$$
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Mandarin Oriental

View of Central Park from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Mandarin Oriental 

Located at Columbus Circle, every room at the Mandarin Oriental hotel offers guests a terrific view -- some overlook Central Park and the Manhattan skyline, while others overlook the Hudson River. The Mandarin Oriental offers guests many luxuries, including an in-house spa, upscale dining, and a convenient location for experiencing Broadway, top-notch shopping and Central Park.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Details:

  • Address: 80 Columbus Circle (at 60th Street)
  • Telephone: 212-805-8800
  • Neighborhood: Midtown West
  • Price Range: $$$$
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Sherry Netherland Hotel

A green copper gargoyle on the Sherry Netherland Hotel looks out over the buildings of New York
The Sherry Netherland 

Visitors coming to New York City who are looking for a Central Park hotel with a more boutique feel, might want to check out the Sherry Netherland, which has just 50 rooms and suites, many of which overlook Central Park. The Sherry Netherland has been a choice hotel in New York City since it first opened in 1927 and today they strive to continue to offer refined services and accommodations, from white-gloved elevator operators to antique furnishings and original artwork in many guestrooms.

Details:

  • Address: 781 Fifth Avenue (59th/60th Streets)
  • Telephone: 212-355-2800
  • Neighborhood: Midtown West
  • Price Range: $$$$
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Excelsior Hotel

View of Hayden Planetarium and the Museum of Natural History at night
Eric Skiff / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0 

The Excelsior Hotel is located half a block from Central Park with rooms overlooking the American Museum of Natural History. Rooms with a view Central Park are available and this is a good choice for budget-conscious families, particularly because they have rooms available with French doors separating the sleeping area from a sitting area.

Details:

  • Address: 45 West 81st Street
  • Telephone: 212-362-9200
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Price Range: $-$$
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Astor on the Park

Harlem Meer in Central Park
 Shannon McGee / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Want to be on Central Park but don't have the budget for some of our other options? This simple hotel is located on Central Park West between 106th & 107th Streets, making it convenient to public transportation.

Astor on the Park Hotel Details:

  • Address: 465 Central Park West (106th/107th)
  • Telephone: 212-866-1880
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Price Range: ¢-$