Myself and my daughter have just returned from a 5 night trip to NYC for Christmas. We stayed at the Park South after a little investigation into reasonably priced and located small hotels in the city, which we eventually booked as a package with flights through BA. The location, although a little further out than some, is good and quiter than the more central midtown hotels; if you're prepared to walk or happy to get the subway then it's fine. If not then don't bother with this location. Our room was a standard queen and I didn't have any really high expectations, however tea/coffee making facilities in the room I did expect, particularly when any refreshments in the hotel were purely reliant upon the Black Duck Restaurant! The room was small with a lousy outlook but as with most visitors to NYC you are not there to sit in your room so we were happy with that. The bathroom was small but enough for myself and my daughter. The room and the bathroom were very clean with clean towels provided each day with a top up offered in the evening by house keeping along with a chocolate; nice little touch. We met 3 different doormen who all were very nice, polite and helpful. The desk staff in the main were pleasant and helpful but a couple of them seemed as though it was a little too much trouble to speak to you and had a very disinterested air. The breakfast provided in the Black Duck was good, and although the same everyday it was enough to kick start the day, particularly in a city where food is on every corner making one choice quite difficult! We ate in the restaurant on Christmas Eve as we were particularly tired from the previous days travelling and the days sight seeing so not up for doing much that evening. What I can say is that the food was OK, the menu is limited and I just felt that they were trying too hard to be something they are not. I also got the impression that as we were hotel visitors, we weren't terribly important and they were busy flitting round making sure everything was set-up for the evening for walk-in visitors. Our service that evening was provided by the barman; nice guy, typical friendly/approachable barman type. The other staff in the restaurant were non-descript with an air of over importance that I did not warm to. All in all I was disappointed as the reviews I read before eating here were good but the food was OK, nothing to write home about. I've eaten much better in a number of local UK Home Counties gastro style pubs and country wine bars. One of my biggest complaints is that the hotel does not have a nice comfortable central lounge just to grab a coffee and unwind a little after a day sight seeing and shopping before getting ready to go out again in the evening. Instead it just has a lobby with two sofas and the reception desk with refreshments only available after 5pm from the Black Duck or a local Starbucks. Also, if you stay on the 6th floor, watch out for the strong smell of curry in the mornings in the corridors to the lifts. This can only come from the Copper Chimney next door! Would not stay here again but each to their own I'm sure many a perfectly happy with their stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in midtown Manhattan's trendy NoMad neighborhood at Park Avenue South and 28th Street, the brilliantly renovated in 2016 Park South Hotel delights guests with enticing new social areas and serene accommodations. Exciting new dining options at this elegant 1906 landmark include Roof, a stylish seasonal rooftop cocktail bar, Covina Restaurant and Bar serving a decadently delightful menu in a warm casual environment, and o ya, a celebrated Japanese restaurant. All three venues are overseen by the James Beard Award-winning Chef Tim Cushman. From the glamorous library's onyx fireplace to the guestrooms' sparkling chandeliers and spa-style baths, the Park South Hotel's friendly, unpretentious ambiance and impeccable service set the standard for unforgettable hospitality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Park South
- Park South Hotel New York
- Park South New York City