We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Business stay in NYC”
Review of Park South Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Park South Hotel
Ranked #48 of 468 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Mandurah, Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Business stay in NYC”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

I stayed here for the first time on business, for me it was a convenient location. The hotel is in an old building and the rooms are very small there is really not much cupboard space for your clothing. The price however is for a NYC hotel outstanding and continental breakfast is also included as is WiFi. My room was at the back of the building and therefore very quiet. For a short stay where you will not spend much time in your room then this hotel is a good choice especially if you are on a budget.

Room Tip: Book a room towards the back of the building.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Paul I
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,196 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    1,131
    803
    166
    67
    29
See reviews for
563
672
99
394
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (259)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2013

This is a very average hotel, not anywhere near the level of luxury their website would suggest. We experienced several frustrating issues 1) pre-booking requests for hypoallergenic bedding went unanswered and when alternative bedding was requested it took over 20 minutes to be delivered; 2) the beds are extremely uncomfortable and we even moved to another room only to find that all beds including the king beds are the same old spring mattresses that feel like an earthquake if your partner rolls over; 3) Service was very spotty, from an inconsistent number of towels left in the bathroom (even missing hand towels and a bath mat one day) to having a turn down service which is advertised on the website only 1 in 5 nights; and 4) the room doors slam shut very loudly, and with a long hallway full or rooms there is a door slam every 10 minutes after 7am. The only redeeming quality of this hotel was the breakfast, which had a lot of choice and very good coffee.
There must be something better in NYC, keep looking...

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank schoggigirl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Christiaan A, Manager at Park South Hotel, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback regarding your recent stay. I am very sorry to learn of the unfavorable experience you encountered. We make every effort to review carefully our guest requests to ensure expectations are met. It would appear that this was not the case with your request for hypoallergenic pillows. It is rare that we get negative feedback on our bedding or even the services but it is clear that we did not leave a very favorable impression during your visit. I ask that you please reach out to me at your convenience so that we can discuss the details further and allow us to make amends. Please feel free to call our toll free number and ask to be connected to my office. Thank you and I look forward to your call.

Kind Regards,
Christiaan Aldoy
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Walsall, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2013

The Park South Hotel is located in the Murray Hill area of Mid Manhattan,on East 28th and Lexington Ave. This is a classic boutique Hotel, in an 18th century Brownstone building, truly lovely. The staff are helpful and friendly. We asked for a few tips on eating out and other local amenities and the reception staff couldn't do enough for us, drawing on their own local knowledge as well as printing off information for us from the Internet. A special mention to "Chuck" the doorman, he was always friendly, funny and again as the other staff, really helpful. The rooms are on the small side compared to British standards, however the room we had was on the top floor with massive windows,with great views, comfortable queen sized bed, good air con, fridge, coffee making facilities, good sized bathroom, towels were changed daily and the whole place was scrupulously clean. The only negative a can give is the hanging space for clothing is quite small, a larger wardrobe would be an advantage.
The hotels in New York are usually room only, unless of course you go for the high end ones like The Ritz Carlton, however, the Park South is one of a few that does breakfast at no extra charge. The breakfast is served in the bar area that is also known as the Black Duck Restaurant at night. This consists of a good selection of fresh bagels, rolls, cheeses, eggs, jams, coffee, teas and juices. This is just fine to set you up for a mornings sightseeing.

This was my first trip to New York, if fact it was a special trip for me, New York,my dream place, where I have always wanted to visit, so my husband took me for my birthday. The whole experience was wonderful, visiting the sights, seeing the well known buildings, and the little known ones and experiencing the unbelievable food portions they serve!!.
Ground zero was an amazing experience, a really lovely quiet and peaceful little church around the corner, welcoming all denominations. Messages of condolance were left, people gathering to remember, putting all into perspective.

The hotel is within walking distance to the Empire State Building, Macy's, Maddison Square Garden,Times Square, Grand Central Station, etc.
We stayed for 1 week, we were told that 3 days would be enough, don't you believe it, a week wasn't enough. Loved the whole experience, I believe the Park South Hotel played a large part in our enjoyment. We will go back to New York and to this hotel, and yes would recommend it to anyone, a good hotel for families, couples and for business.
I would also definately recommend this hotel to first timers to New York, after all, we were, one of those first timers.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the top floor, corner ones are larger and offer great views.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
5 Thank ShawThing6
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2013

The Park South is a true hidden gem of a hotel. Located in Curry Hill - where the city's best Indian / Turkish restaurants are found, this hotel is just great. Small enough so that they staff come to know you after a stay or two....big enough to have a variety of cool rooms to choose from.

I travel to NY on business every 6 weeks or so, and the Park South is easily my favorite place to stay. The rooms are good sized by NYC standards, and always clean and well cared for.

They have a cool bar / restaurant with good drinks and apps and free Jazz 1 or 2 times a week. They have a small, but clean gym. Good room service and everyone from the reception staff to door men and bell hops are very very accommodating.

You can easily find a cab by walking right outside the front door (there is a cab relief station directly across) - a great bodega for a late night snack or bottle of water 5 steps away - the best Paan in the city next to that - and the best place in NYC for a lamb or chicken rotti just a half block away.

I have stayed at the Park South 5 times - for business and a few other times for pleasure just in the last 18 months, and it continues to hit the mark every time.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Paul D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Don't judge by your first look. Situated on E28 and Lexition. A few blocks walk from main attractions in NYC (Empire state, Chrysler ). Rooms were of average size with ensuite. Spotlessly clean. We stayed on the ground floor, room 112 and the noise of the ac was crazy. It has wifi in all the rooms. Staff were very friendly. It cost us $40+ tip from JFK in a shuttle bus. I have marked sleep quality as poor but it's only because of the AC units. Would recommend for seasonal visitors but not for first timers to NYC. This hotel also has a gym if you fancy a workout.... But the walking was enough of a workout for me. Enjoy your stay, you could do a lot worse

Room Tip: Don't stay on the ground floor if you can help it.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Carl M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
UK
2 reviews
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Upon arriving the hotel doesn't appear to be in the nicest of locations but that soon dissapeared out of our minds once we got used to the area. We felt very safe at all times and it is within easy walking distance of the Empire State, Macys, Times Sq, Grand Central, Chrysler and other attractions. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful and no question seemed to be a problem to them. The lobby area is comfortable although maybe not a place you'd spend long in. The restaurant/bar was again lovely. Breakfast was free and had a nice selection of Euopean Continental, always well stocked. The bar closes after breakfast and doesn't open again until 4 which isn't too problematic as i'm sure like us you'll be out all day! Lovely environment in the eveing and a nice cozy fireplace, there was free refills on soft drinks which was a nice addition! The room was on the small size but adequate if you're not spending much time in there. More hanging space would have been nice but again not problematic. I found the bed quite hard, but the pillows were lovely and our room was cleaned to a high standard every day. There is some work going on inside the hotel which caused a few delays waiting for the lift, but we had a letter left for us explaining about this and a lovely complimentary bottle of wine. The doormen were very helpful and kind. All in all not a 5* hotel however it was more than adequate and I would definately stay here again if ever in NYC!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Michelle H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2013

I stayed here as the leader of a group who were stopping for one night. The reception were a little slow at booking us in, but after that things were great. The room was a little on the small size but had everything I needed, including a robe! There's no room to lay toiletries out but as I was only stopping one night this didn't matter. The hotel is in a great location and convenient or most of manhattan. Breakfast was delicious with plenty on offer. I would stop here again.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
Helpful?
Thank Katherine G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these New York City hotels
Manhattan
The Lex NYC
The Lex NYC
#33 of 468 in New York City
649 reviews
Midtown
Arlo NoMad
Arlo NoMad
#35 of 468 in New York City
364 reviews
Chelsea
Innside New York NoMad
Innside New York NoMad
#84 of 468 in New York City
1,565 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Chelsea
Cambria hotel & suites New York - Chelsea
Cambria hotel & suites New York ...
#50 of 468 in New York City
772 reviews
Midtown
Even Hotel New York - Midtown East
Even Hotel New York - Midtown Ea...
#47 of 468 in New York City
197 reviews
Midtown
EVEN Hotel Times Square South
EVEN Hotel Times Square South
#13 of 468 in New York City
930 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Park South Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Park South Hotel

Property: Park South Hotel
Address: 124 East 28th Street, New York City, NY 10016-8402
Phone Number:
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Gramercy Park , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#43 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#82 Family Hotel in New York City
#99 Business Hotel in New York City
#102 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Park South Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 131
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Hotwire, Orbitz, TripOnline SA, Priceline, getaroom.com, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your Park South Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Park South
Park South Hotel New York
Park South New York City

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing