Many visitors to New York City want to stay near Central Park. 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. 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. It's not entirely surprising, but these hotels tend to be somewhat expensive -- their proximity to Central Park means guests staying there will pay a premium.
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JW Marriott Essex House New York Hotel
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..
JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Details:
- Hotel Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycex-jw-marriott-essex-house-new-york/
- Address: 160 Central Park South (6th/7th Avenues)
- Telephone: 212-247-0300
- Neighborhood: Midtown West
- Price Range: $$$$
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Ritz Carlton Central Park
Located on Central Park South, the Ritz-Carlton Central Park has 259 guest rooms and suites, many of which offer parkviews. The Ritz-Carlton Central Park has a wonderful spa, top-notch dining and is regularly recognized as one of New York City's best hotels.
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The Plaza Hotel
After undergoing an extensive renovation, The Plaza re-opened with 282 guest rooms, including 102 suites and offers spacious accommodations, even the Plaza Rooms (their lowest tier accommodation) are 475 square feet. Views of Central Park are only available from a few of the hotel's suites, but fans of Eloise (and their parents) will love the Eloise Suite designed by Betsey Johnson.
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The Pierre Hotel
The Pierre first opened in October 1930, and while ownership has changed over the years (Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces took over in 2005), it has remained among New York City's best hotels. If you're looking for a very hands-on hotel experience, you'll find The Pierre's high staff to guest ratio particularly doting, as staff outnumber guests three-to-one.
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- Hotel Website: http://www.tajhotels.com/Luxury/Grand-Palaces-And-Iconic-Hotels/The-Pierre-New-York/Overview.html
- Address: 2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue
- Telephone: 212-838-8000
- Neighborhood: Midtown
- Price Range: $$$$
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Park Lane Hotel
The 46-story Park Lane Hotel offers luxurious accommodations on Central Park South, with convenient access to Fifth Avenue and the Theater District.
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Trump International Hotel & Tower
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.
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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.
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Sherry Netherland Hotel
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.
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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.
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Astor on the Park
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.
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