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“Great boutique hotel!” 5 of 5 stars
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Gramercy Park Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10010 (Gramercy Park)   |  
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Calabasas, CA
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great boutique hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

LOVE this hotel. I'm staying here now, with my husband and 4.5 year old daughter. We love the ambiance and the decoration. For those reviewers who called it the Gramercy "Dark" hotel, the mood lighting is very evocative. Yes, it's on the dark side, but you can always turn on a light or open the blinds to let in the light.

We've found the staff here very pleasant, especially the Gramercy Tavern employees. Austin, one of the concierges, was extremely helpful in terms of restaurant recommendations and reservations. The doorman is super-friendly, and very nice.

The terrace restaurant is beautiful, and again, the staff is wonderful. Every morning they greet us with a "Hi, nice to see you again" and remembered our preferences, which is service I haven't even gotten when staying at the Penninsula or Four Seasons.

The gym is good, with a lot of free weights, which is unusual in a hotel gym.

Yes, the bar is full of very fab people (at least fabulously dressed... well, some of them), but coming from L.A., we find that kind of amusing. The scene doesn't intrude into the lobby, and didn't have any impact on us in terms of getting to or from our room.

If you want to stay in a boutique hotel in the Village/Flatiron/Gramercy area, this is a terrific hotel with a fun vibe, very funky/elegant, with friendly staff.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Ninatchka
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Elizabeth M, General Manager at Gramercy Park Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
Dear Ms. Ninatchka,

Thank you for your five star review! We are thrilled that our ambiance, decorations and service exceeded your expectations.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Mao

General Manager
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Jacksonville, Florida
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95 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

Set in a perfect location in New York, this hotel is a short ride from Rockafeller Plaza, Top of The Rock, West Village and near all forms of public transportation. The lobby is classy & warm. As you walk in, you'll see an Italian restaraunt on one side and the famous rose bar on the other. Prior to check in, you'll get an exciting email with a request to fill out a survey that asks what kind of bedding you prefer, favorite drink, meal preferred, things you wish to do in NYC. This got us excited and had us under the impression our stay will be totally catered to our survey. The hotel didn't ever bring our answers up upon check in and when ordering drinks, never mentioned that they knew what we would already want. My suggestion to the hotel is that if they ask guests to fill out a survey, please follow through with the answers. 

The rooms are great. Our first room was on the 15th floor and had a view of the building next door. After one day during our stay we noticed a strong smoke smell, after complaining they upgraded us to a better room on the 4th floor. Comfortable beds. Nice couch and wonderful views.

The rooftop terrace has stunning views and the food is amazing. You must go for breakfast and get a latte along with the bread pudding French Toast. Their other items are great. The burger was also a great lunch item. Tyler, the terrace manager runs a great ship. The terrace staff should be running the hotel as well because they're perfect. 

For this expensive of a hotel, they do well. Wifi should be free and they should read the customer surveys. 

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Elizabeth M, General Manager at Gramercy Park Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
Dear Ms. Stevojax,

Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy you found the hotel classy & warm, and great service. We agree that our rooms are absolutely gorgeous. We are so pleased the service, location and comfort met your expectations.

We are very sorry that we did not take your preferences into account. We do aim to customize each guest's experience. We appreciate your feedback as it enables us to maintain the high standards that the Gramercy Park Hotel is known for.

We hope to welcoming you back!

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Mao

General Manager
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Hunt Valley, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I recently spent 8 days at The Gramercy Park Hotel. I was accompanied by my ten year old daughter. We booked this hotel through American Express (it is one of their finer hotels) mostly for the location, and reviews. For starters, the hotel is in a great location - close to Union Square, Chelsea, Flatiron, etc. and a few minutes by cab to midtown...also walkable, but it's a good 35-40 minute walk.

The hotel prides itself on it's art, and it delivers - lots of lovely paintings, photographs, etc. The lobby is opulent (although a bit shop-worn). Our room (a king) was dark (as is the entire hotel). Wood floors, velvet sofa, velvet curtains, soft blanket thrown casually over the bed, lovely photo of a reclining nude over the toilet, strange photo of man ion mask over sofa...in other words, sexy. One heck of a dark, sensual hotel room...my ten year old daughter was less enthusiastic than I :)

So, since my DH wasn't around we managed to enjoy our stay. The room was good...nice bathroom and superior shower (best in NYC). Rugs vacuumed each day, but dirty and a bit worn. A few outlets didn't work...still, a relaxing room to retire to each day.Lots of closet space, great in room bar.

The hotel has a bar downstairs that I never got to go to. Looked loungy, calm, no where near as busy as others have described. Restaurant downstairs as well...got very busy on weekend, never ate there. We did have breakfast each AM in the Terrace restaurant on the roof...nice, cool spot. Breakfast was yummy good if you ordered off menu. The $18 continental was ehh...too much for what it was...but that's NYC.

What can I say? If it was just my DH and I going to NY for a weekend...yes! Oh yes! For families? Skip it...it's not a family place (although don't get me wrong I saw several family groups there) in my opinion. Very cool, sexy hotel. A bit worn out (which is part of the charm), but lovely all the same.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Vanessa G
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Elizabeth M, General Manager at Gramercy Park Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
Dear Ms. Vanessa,

Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that our service, location and decor made your visit to New York enjoyable. We agree that our art collection is unparalleled, our rooms are sexy and our showers are some of the best in town. Next time you must experience Rose Bar as well.

Let us know next time you are planning a trip to New York City. We would be delighted to welcome you again.

Sincererly,

Elizabeth Mao
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Toronto-Canada
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

This hotel is not your average hotel. The hallways are very dim; the art in the rooms and the lobby is kinky and different. Everything in the rooms is red. It’s really cool. The location could be a little better. It’s a bit away from the busyness of Manhattan which is why we come to NYC. But not bad, you just walk a while and you’re there. I think that I wouldn’t stay here again because of the location. We did have a lot of excitement in this hotel. We stayed in December 2010 and NYC just got the biggest blizzard ever! There was so much snow that when we returned back to the hotel at night the chimney got blocked and all this black smoke was coming in to the lobby. The fire department was called and we had to wait for hours downstairs. When we finally came back up and entered our room we discovered that it’s ‘raining’ from the ceiling right on our bed. The fire fighters were pouring water in to the chimney and flooded our room. But it worked out fine; at the end we got a penthouse!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Moscow, Russia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Successfully stayed in this hotel in the middle of July 2012 and begining of August 2012 and next time (if in the future) would choose it again: good location, service; very freindly and helpful personal (including and especially - concierge). And excellent pillows which gave us very perfect possibilities for sleep. THANK YOU

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Natalie P
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Elizabeth M, General Manager at Gramercy Park Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
Dear Ms. Natalie,

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are so happy to learn that you have enjoyed your experiences at Gramercy Park Hotel. We love to hear that our staff was welcoming and helpful.
I will make sure to share your compliments with our team. They are the ones who create our loyal guests.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Mao

General Manager
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Newport, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Me and my business' partners spent the weekend and had a great experience at the Gramercy Park Hotel. The décor of the Hotel has changed since the last time I was here, it is a little more intimate with dim lighting and beautiful wood designs in the ceiling and walls. Dining in the Terrace was perfect; our waitress was very attentive and polite, not to mention how good the lobster roll and the fried chicken were. The room was the perfect size surrounded with great artwork and a great view of the city and Lexington Ave. Before our dinner at Rao’s we had cocktails in the downstairs bar with the pool table, and once again service was perfect. Overall the experience was a great one, and will surely be back again next time we go in the city.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Patrick F
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Elizabeth M, General Manager at Gramercy Park Hotel, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Good morning,

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are so excited to hear our staff was welcoming and helpful. I will make sure to share your compliments with our team. They are the ones who create our loyal guests.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Mao

General Manager
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Stockholm, Sweden
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33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Great design and amazing location in this cool hotel. The Rose Bar is still one of the hardest to get in in NYC. As a guest you can ask them to put you on the guest list. I stayed with a friend and we got upgraded to a suite with a sofa bed in the living room but I still felt the room was a bit small. Very small bathroom. The room was cold at night du to bad insulation of the windows. During our stay the restaurant on the rooftop that serves breakfast was closed for maintenance. Nothing was mentioned about this at the time of booking or at checkin. A much reduced breakfast was now served in the deli/bistro on the ground floor. They did not open until 8 am and for a European with jet-lag this was much to late. My friend has written an email to the GRM about this with a lot of constructive remarks and some questions and has still after two months not received a reply. I would stay here for the location and the Rose Bar but given the cost and the negatives we experienced it will not be my first choice the next time I come to NYC.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Richard_L73
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Elizabeth M, General Manager at Gramercy Park Hotel, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Good morning Richard,

Please accept our most sincere apologies for the inconveniences you experienced during your stay.
We are very sorry that you were not able to take full advantage of the Gramercy Terrace due to renvotions. We are sorry that we did not make you aware of it's closure when you booked your reservation. We are pleased to annouce that it has re-opened for breakfast and lunch. The Gramercy Terrace is operated by Danny Meyer's union Square Hospitality Group. Maialino is Danny Meyer's award-winning Roman-style trattoria.

We hope you will change your mind and give us another try. If you do so, please feel free to contact me directly to make a reservation: emao@gramercyparkhotel.com.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Mao

General Manager
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Address: 2 Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10010
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Gramercy Park , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in New York City
#27 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#48 Family Hotel in New York City
#48 Luxury Hotel in New York City
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Hotel Class:5 star — Gramercy Park Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 185
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gramercy Park Hotel's Haute Bohemian heritage represents a sensuous vision of artful diversity. Bohemia reinvented for the 21st century with an original combination of styles, with great pieces of furniture and artwork and the extraordinary use of color. It is still the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City, but honored and renewed in a glorious transformation. ... more   less 
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