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“Great Location and Staff” 4 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   70 Park Avenue, at 38th Street, New York City, NY 10016 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #232 of 457 Hotels in New York City
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Philadelphia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
“Great Location and Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Located in the Murray Hill section of town, the hotel is just blocks from Times Square and steps from Bryant Park and Grand Central Terminal. This provides a great location without being in the middle of the madness of Times Square.

The rooms are on the smaller side, but furnished nicely with very nice amenities. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They even provide you with umbrellas when it's pouring outside, which it did the night we arrived.

Room Tip: If possible, avoid Room 709. It is a queen room with *NO* view (looks out the rear of the hotel at b...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bill B, General Manager at 70 park avenue hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
cobaltapple,

Glad to hear you had great stay, we hope to have you back soon!

Safe Travels,

Bill Babis
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Excellent hotel + staff. Lovely rooms and breakfast was much nicer than the typical continental breakfasts' that hotels do! Staff were extremely friendly, gave us a room upgrade and some free gifts from the mini bar :)

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Bill B, General Manager at 70 park avenue hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Yasmin G,

SO happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us!!!!!! We're glad to know that you truly felt the "kimpton love"

We can't wait to have you back!

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Bill Babis
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Stayed here for a couple of days last week while in NYC for business. Hotel is in a very convenient location in Midtown East (Murray Hill neighborhood) and just blocks from Grand Central. They are doing construction on the outside so there wasn't much to see there. Lobby is extremely small and not interesting. Front desk & concierge staff were both very friendly and helpful. I've stayed at many Kimpton Hotels and have come to expect a certain level of quality that I didn't find at this hotel. My room was small and very outdated (worn/stained carpet). There was rust in the bathroom sink and piles of dust in the corner. The bathroom is outrageously small. My television had lines and certain channels didn't work at all. I called the front desk and they sent an engineer up who couldn't fix the problem and gave me a movie on the house. That was fine for the first night but didn't help me the second night. I would have appreciated if they would have offered to change me to another room since my tv was not working correctly. No room service at this hotel nor in-room coffee maker. Also, no vending machines to be found and the mini-bar prices were crazy. $10 for a pack of M&M's? I travel to NYC frequently and would probably not stay here again although the location to my office can't be beat. Definitely not up to Kimpton standards.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bill B, General Manager at 70 park avenue hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Kate B,

I'm sorry to hear that your standards weren't met upon this trip, please know that the information you provided will be mentioned to Housekeeping and Engineering department.

Should you want to give us another try, please feel free to contact our office manager directly!

Safe Travels,

Bill Babis
General Manager
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123abc456
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I have had the pleasure of staying at 70 Park Ave. multiple times in the past 2 years. Embarrassingly enough, I am just not getting around to rave about this property. First and foremost, the location is top notch! Right down the street from Grand Central Station on Park Ave. and close walking proximity to most NYC sights. The rooms are great! Large for NYC standards. Modernly updated per Kimpton standards and best of all, comfortable! The many amenities offered are great, knowledgeable concierges, great front desk staff, comp wine hour every day, and the good ol' Kimpton, "if you forgot it, we will get it for you!" complimentary toiletry program. Overall, I love this property!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bill B, General Manager at 70 park avenue hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
123abc456,

Thanks for that great shout-out! We definitely know that we have a rockstar staff, we hope to see you soon and thanks again for your loyalty!

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Bill Babis
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

So I would like to start this review off with the full disclaimer that I was traveling with my 7 lb canine so perhaps we can spare kimpton a full on roast but regardless of being on a pet friendly floor I was DISAPPOINTED. To say the rooms are tiny is a vast understatement. As I saw (after the fact) in another review that you couldn't use the facilities facing forward because your knees would hit the wall this is in fact, truth! and I am only 5'4"!! Our floor was poorly lit and everything was dark which is good because the surfaces you could see appear to be dusty and tired. There are wires going every which way and our carpet had a hole in it. When we first arrived we discovered that the hair dryer was broken but the hotel was very responsive to bring up another. If only this was the only thing in the room not working but when we went to go to bed the air conditioner seemed to be working overtime to try and cool our 150 sq ft cave. I tried to adjust the thermostat but after waking up twice because it was still not working I resorted to opening the window (thankfully it was a cold night). Also to check in and out there was a substantial line which was uncomfortable because guess what! the lobby is also tiny! Overall I wouldn't recommend this property.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bill B, General Manager at 70 park avenue hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
onthego707,

We're sorry to hear about the opportunities you encountered throughout your stay, please feel free to reach out to us if you do decide to give another try so we can make sure to make your next stay as seamless as possible.

Safe Travels,

Bill Babis
General Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The room was tiny, bathroom even smaller. No closet, and few drawers in which to unpack. Very little counter space in bathroom to put toiletries. Looking for an outlet by the head of the bed, the baseboard was covered in dust -- not a layer, but thick pieces of dirt/dust. Replacing the carpet in the rooms, or cleaning it, might brighten things up a bit.
On the bright side, staff was very friendly and the hotel is in a great location.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bill B, General Manager at 70 park avenue hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
KSinIL,

Sorry to hear that the condition of your room was not up standards, please feel free to reach out to us directly next time you are booking with us so can ensure you get the true Kimpton experience!

Safe Travels,

Bill Babis
General Manager
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Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Charming little hotel in the hear of midtown. Easy access to all major attractions. Very laid back. I do not recommend this hotel for families, not entertaining. But it was perfect a business trip. The room was large and clean. The fitness room was good size for a New York hotel. I was disappointed that the hotel does not have a room service option. Other than that I was very please. I would recommend this hotel to business travelers.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bill B, General Manager at 70 park avenue hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Giraffe5023m,

Glad we were able to be the right fit for you! We hope to see you again!

Safe Travels,

Bill Babis
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Address: 70 Park Avenue, at 38th Street, New York City, NY 10016
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Murray Hill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in New York City
#38 Spa Hotel in New York City
#133 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#184 Business Hotel in New York City
#213 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#215 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — 70 park avenue hotel - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 205
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in midtown Manhattan, 70 park avenue hotel is a luxurious urban hideaway where guests "live life well." Ideal for business and leisure travelers alike, this intimate boutique hotel offers gracious personalized service in stylish surroundings. This Kimpton Hotel is convenient to Grand Central Station, Fifth Avenue shopping, Rockefeller Center, Broadway, museums and nightlife, and the adjacent silverleaf tavern draws a lively, cosmopolitan crowd. ... more   less 
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