Bryant Park
Bryant Park
4.5
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
Bryant Park has a French-style merry-go-round, open year-round, plus a well-maintained lawn, with chairs and tables. The outdoor Reading Room has picture books and summertime story times. In winter. Take a spin on the free ice-skating rink. The park also has clean bathrooms, a rarity in midtown.
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The area
Neighborhood: Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
How to get there
  • 42nd St – Bryant Park • 1 min walk
  • Times Square • 3 min walk
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  • Jill H
    Auburn, Michigan151 contributions
    Amazing at Christmas/New Year!
    We happened upon Bryant Park on our way to Rockefeller Center and I'm so glad we did. Their Christmas Village ended up being the highlight of our early January trip to NYC. We skated, drank and ate there several times over our weekend getaway. I highly recommend the Casamigos bar and the cheesecake/funnel cake dessert inside the bar area. Skating is 'free' but costed $35 to rent skates since we were there during 'peak' pricing. That was ridiculous in my opinion, as I would have preferred to skate at Rockefeller for basically the same price. However, there was no line and the kids got right on the ice. They LOVED it and we could watch them while drinking cocktails in a heated space. Win win!
    Thanks so much for your review, wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit! We aren't a "free" rink, but we are NYC's only free admission ice skating rink, thanks to our partner Bank of America! Our peak pricing for skate rentals is $33, post-peak holiday season is $18, but even during peak season we are still less than the rink at Rockefeller Center, if that helps! We hope you return next season, and highly recommend returning this month and February if you can! A great time to skate!
    Written January 14, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2020
    Written January 6, 2020
  • Lonny
    Secaucus, New Jersey16 contributions
    Great par, especially in the winter
    What a Lovely park. In the summer, it's great for sitting at one of the benches or tables with a cold beverage, snack and a book. It's very close to the public library and always has a lot of events going on. My favorite time to visit is in winter, when the Christmas market opens and there's free ice skating at the seasonal outdoor rink. Grab a steamy hot chocolate, peruse the beautiful and fun crafts and holiday gifts, and skate around with a gorgeous backdrop of the city. As you can imagine, it's quite popular so it gets crowded fairly often. Came here for the Winter Village and it was super cool. Definitely suggest dropping in for a visit. They have a bunch of little shops set up in rows, as well as food truck style stops. Think I sampled a little bit from every place but absolutely loved Destination Dumplings. Tried the chicken dumplings. They are delicious to say the least.
    Visited December 2019
    Written April 20, 2020
  • Clara RC
    New York City, New York97 contributions
    Great stay for a great price
    Hi there, Me and my husband stayed at this hotel for one night. We wanted to have something special as it was his 31st birhtday. We booked our Deluxe Queen room with exterior (park) views and it was fantastic. When we arrived, we realized that a mistake was made at some stage and we did not have the room we booked, the receptionist John changed it for the Deluxe Queen room with exterior views and kept the original price. The room was fantastic with shower and bath, big bathroom, lots of natural light, TV, wifi, plugs, hairdresser, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, towels and ropes, everything you could ask for and more. A truly 4 star hotel. The views were impressive, even more at night and it was totally worth it to pay for the exterior view. The room was tidy and clean. Everything was placed perfectly. The location is fantastic if you want to travel around NYC. In conclusions, for what I have seen in NY and other hotels I have been for more or less the same price as this one, I highly recommend the Bryant Park Hotel if you are planning to stay in a nice hotel in NYC
    Visited June 2021
    Written June 23, 2021
  • Maggi713
    Baltimore, Maryland12,062 contributions
    Fanciest Restroom in New York!
    Who knew that Bryant Park has the fanciest public restroom in New York City? It boasts of fresh flowers, art, and a classical music soundtrack. This Beaux Arts building hides a lovely restroom oasis. The bathrooms were funded by private donors. There are only two stalls for men and three for women. The first thing you will notice are the fresh flowers, paintings of the park made by artists-in-residence, and even bathroom attendants, all set to a background of curated classical music. Large frosted glass windows let light gently into the space. The toilets, sinks, and other fixtures are the same luxury brand used at the MoMa. The building, which is a historic landmark, underwent a roughly $300,000 renovation in 2017. Bathroom attendants don't accept tips. This is a must see if you are in Bryant Park
    Visited February 2020
    Written February 19, 2020
  • Anne O
    Kennesaw, Georgia3,838 contributions
    Nice Stop Near Times Square
    We visited a few weeks before Christmas and were able to see the ice skaters take to the rink. Vendors selling their wares in covered tents helped us out with the Christmas list. Food and drink is available, too. Don't forget to take a peek at the 42nd St. Library adjacent to the park.
    Thank you for visiting!
    Written February 11, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2019
    Written January 2, 2020
  • Kelli
    Keller, Texas801 contributions
    Winter Village at Bryant Park
    Bryant Park has a Winter Village set up from Octoberish to early January with holiday gift shopping, treats & eats, and an ice skating rink. I did not skate because I’m from Texas where ice only goes in your tea glass, but I saw plenty of amateurs falling all over the ice. I browsed the shops and bought a few items; there are all kinds of things and many are made by local artisans. There’s plenty of warm food from local restaurants as well, including coffee and hot chocolate options. Definitely a fun stop to check out at least once!
    Thanks for your comments! So happy to hear you enjoyed the Shops. We recommend a skating lesson if you return, our instructors are terrific and you might like some ice outside of your tea ;)
    Written February 11, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2020
    Traveled solo
    Written January 5, 2020
  • Therandman
    Thornhill, Canada190 contributions
    Nice Oasis in the City
    This is the park at the iconic New York Public Library. There is an upscale restaurant facing the park that is very good quality but a little pricey. When we were in the skating rink was open so there were lots of reasonable food choices available. The park is clean and well maintained and just a great place to chill
    Visited February 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 23, 2020
  • The Swiss Nomad
    Lugano, Switzerland3,144 contributions
    Perfect
    During our stay in NY we came daily to Bryant Park, since our hotel was a few streets away and we often enjoyed having a coffee and a baked good while sitting at one of the many tables spread throughout the park. There are stalls selling baked goods and coffee, when we visited an ice ring, free toilets and lots of benches and tables where you can sit while enjoying the free wifi. We really enjoyed in the evening spending some time here while looking at the empire state building lit in a different color depending on the occasion. Attached to the park you will also find the new york public library, one of the best ones I have been at. Really really lovely, I strongly suggest you to pay a visit.
    Visited March 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 20, 2020
  • Curious Findings of Kristina Lucia
    New York City, New York42 contributions
    Holiday Oasis in a Busy City
    Bryant Park is a great park located in the heart of midtown serving as a calm oasis in the hustle and bustle of the city. This month I have had the opportunity to visit the Christmas markets on a few occasions. As in past years, this village offers an array of brands meeting various gift needs. I took further comfort in seeing both shop owners and park personnel taking steps to clean various areas of the park. This aspect of cleanliness has kept me a regular visitor through all four seasons. For the present moment the Christmas Village and Ice Skating Rink is a nice break and/ or ending to the day!
    Visited December 2020
    Written December 23, 2020
  • S H
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida25 contributions
    Ice Skating in February!!
    This was a lovely and well organized skating rink with fun music and friendly attendants!! The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because you are not allowed to leave your shoes anywhere at all without paying $12. You read that right. You leave your shoes and they will be confiscated and you must pay them $12 to get them back. You must bring a lock to utilize the lockers or pay for a lock (also $12). The bag check is also $12. So instead of just adding $12 to the $18 fee and being upfront about pricing, they hide it. Other than this, it was a fun time. Note: Clean bathrooms too ....
    Thanks for your review, and visiting the rink! We appreciate both your complimentary and frank comments. While we do have our storage policy on our website and on screens inside and outside The Rink, comments like yours help us to improve the customer experience. For security reasons, unattended items are confiscated, and we do encourage visitors to bring their own lock to use our free lockers.
    Written February 11, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 3, 2020
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Jill H
Auburn, MI151 contributions
Jan 2020
We happened upon Bryant Park on our way to Rockefeller Center and I'm so glad we did. Their Christmas Village ended up being the highlight of our early January trip to NYC. We skated, drank and ate there several times over our weekend getaway. I highly recommend the Casamigos bar and the cheesecake/funnel cake dessert inside the bar area. Skating is 'free' but costed $35 to rent skates since we were there during 'peak' pricing. That was ridiculous in my opinion, as I would have preferred to skate at Rockefeller for basically the same price. However, there was no line and the kids got right on the ice. They LOVED it and we could watch them while drinking cocktails in a heated space. Win win!
Written January 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thanks so much for your review, wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit! We aren't a "free" rink, but we are NYC's only free admission ice skating rink, thanks to our partner Bank of America! Our peak pricing for skate rentals is $33, post-peak holiday season is $18, but even during peak season we are still less than the rink at Rockefeller Center, if that helps! We hope you return next season, and highly recommend returning this month and February if you can! A great time to skate!
Written January 14, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lonny
Secaucus, NJ16 contributions
Dec 2019
What a Lovely park. In the summer, it's great for sitting at one of the benches or tables with a cold beverage, snack and a book. It's very close to the public library and always has a lot of events going on. My favorite time to visit is in winter, when the Christmas market opens and there's free ice skating at the seasonal outdoor rink. Grab a steamy hot chocolate, peruse the beautiful and fun crafts and holiday gifts, and skate around with a gorgeous backdrop of the city. As you can imagine, it's quite popular so it gets crowded fairly often.
Came here for the Winter Village and it was super cool. Definitely suggest dropping in for a visit. They have a bunch of little shops set up in rows, as well as food truck style stops. Think I sampled a little bit from every place but absolutely loved Destination Dumplings. Tried the chicken dumplings. They are delicious to say the least.
Written April 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Clara RC
New York City, NY97 contributions
Jun 2021
Hi there,

Me and my husband stayed at this hotel for one night. We wanted to have something special as it was his 31st birhtday. We booked our Deluxe Queen room with exterior (park) views and it was fantastic.

When we arrived, we realized that a mistake was made at some stage and we did not have the room we booked, the receptionist John changed it for the Deluxe Queen room with exterior views and kept the original price.

The room was fantastic with shower and bath, big bathroom, lots of natural light, TV, wifi, plugs, hairdresser, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, towels and ropes, everything you could ask for and more. A truly 4 star hotel. The views were impressive, even more at night and it was totally worth it to pay for the exterior view.

The room was tidy and clean. Everything was placed perfectly.

The location is fantastic if you want to travel around NYC.

In conclusions, for what I have seen in NY and other hotels I have been for more or less the same price as this one, I highly recommend the Bryant Park Hotel if you are planning to stay in a nice hotel in NYC
Written June 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Maggi713
Baltimore, MD12,062 contributions
Feb 2020
Who knew that Bryant Park has the fanciest public restroom in New York City? It boasts of fresh flowers, art, and a classical music soundtrack. This Beaux Arts building hides a lovely restroom oasis. The bathrooms were funded by private donors. There are only two stalls for men and three for women. The first thing you will notice are the fresh flowers, paintings of the park made by artists-in-residence, and even bathroom attendants, all set to a background of curated classical music. Large frosted glass windows let light gently into the space. The toilets, sinks, and other fixtures are the same luxury brand used at the MoMa. The building, which is a historic landmark, underwent a roughly $300,000 renovation in 2017. Bathroom attendants don't accept tips. This is a must see if you are in Bryant Park
Written February 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Anne O
Kennesaw, GA3,838 contributions
Nov 2019
We visited a few weeks before Christmas and were able to see the ice skaters take to the rink. Vendors selling their wares in covered tents helped us out with the Christmas list. Food and drink is available, too. Don't forget to take a peek at the 42nd St. Library adjacent to the park.
Written January 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for visiting!
Written February 11, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kelli
Keller, TX801 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Bryant Park has a Winter Village set up from Octoberish to early January with holiday gift shopping, treats & eats, and an ice skating rink. I did not skate because I’m from Texas where ice only goes in your tea glass, but I saw plenty of amateurs falling all over the ice. I browsed the shops and bought a few items; there are all kinds of things and many are made by local artisans. There’s plenty of warm food from local restaurants as well, including coffee and hot chocolate options. Definitely a fun stop to check out at least once!
Written January 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thanks for your comments! So happy to hear you enjoyed the Shops. We recommend a skating lesson if you return, our instructors are terrific and you might like some ice outside of your tea ;)
Written February 11, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Therandman
Thornhill, Canada190 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is the park at the iconic New York Public Library.
There is an upscale restaurant facing the park that is very good quality but a little pricey.
When we were in the skating rink was open so there were lots of reasonable food choices available.
The park is clean and well maintained and just a great place to chill
Written February 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,144 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
During our stay in NY we came daily to Bryant Park, since our hotel was a few streets away and we often enjoyed having a coffee and a baked good while sitting at one of the many tables spread throughout the park.
There are stalls selling baked goods and coffee, when we visited an ice ring, free toilets and lots of benches and tables where you can sit while enjoying the free wifi.
We really enjoyed in the evening spending some time here while looking at the empire state building lit in a different color depending on the occasion.
Attached to the park you will also find the new york public library, one of the best ones I have been at.
Really really lovely, I strongly suggest you to pay a visit.
Written March 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Curious Findings of Kristina Lucia
New York City, NY42 contributions
Dec 2020
Bryant Park is a great park located in the heart of midtown serving as a calm oasis in the hustle and bustle of the city. This month I have had the opportunity to visit the Christmas markets on a few occasions. As in past years, this village offers an array of brands meeting various gift needs. I took further comfort in seeing both shop owners and park personnel taking steps to clean various areas of the park. This aspect of cleanliness has kept me a regular visitor through all four seasons. For the present moment the Christmas Village and Ice Skating Rink is a nice break and/ or ending to the day!
Written December 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

S H
Fort Lauderdale, FL25 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This was a lovely and well organized skating rink with fun music and friendly attendants!! The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because you are not allowed to leave your shoes anywhere at all without paying $12. You read that right. You leave your shoes and they will be confiscated and you must pay them $12 to get them back. You must bring a lock to utilize the lockers or pay for a lock (also $12). The bag check is also $12. So instead of just adding $12 to the $18 fee and being upfront about pricing, they hide it. Other than this, it was a fun time. Note: Clean bathrooms too ....
Written February 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thanks for your review, and visiting the rink! We appreciate both your complimentary and frank comments. While we do have our storage policy on our website and on screens inside and outside The Rink, comments like yours help us to improve the customer experience. For security reasons, unattended items are confiscated, and we do encourage visitors to bring their own lock to use our free lockers.
Written February 11, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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