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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Gramercy Park