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AKA Central Park
Ranked #230 of 466 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
London
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Perfect for a family”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

We stayed at AKA in July August for 2 1/2 weeks with nanny and 3 children.

We had a one bedroom apartment and a two bedroom apartment and this was just ideal for small children.
We used to stay at the Mandarin Oriental which we love, but we felt that serviced apartments were probably a better choice with children on a longer stay. I was a little bit apprehensive but the AKA easily exceeded our expectations.
The decor was modern and neutral. Both apartments had a well equipped kitchen with oven, fridge freezer and coffeemaker. Living and dining area as well as bedroom were quite large and there was even a dressing room.
The bathroom unfortunately was quite small, even for one person!

Housekeeping came 3 times a week and did a really good job and the guys at receptions and the doormen were incredibly friendly and helpful. They were especially lovely with the children. My children still talk about Flavio, their favourite doorman.
Locationwise it couldn't have been any better. Central Park was just one block away and Upper East Side and the major museum were within walking distance.

We couldn't really find a fault during our stay and we would definitely come back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2012

Just got back from a 7 day stay at this hotel with my 2 children. We had a one bedroom suite with fully equipped kitchen. Great location- steps away from Central Park, Plaza and FAO Schwartz. Great value. Very helpful and friendly staff.
Would have rated excellent if daily cleaning was included in the price, as opposed to weekly.
Warning to out-of towners: although this is absolutely not the hotel's responsibility, you need to add a surprising 18% (in my case 500U$) surcharge to the rate for taxes.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Canada
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

A travel agent recommended the AKA Central Park to us for a ten day visit to NYC. For what many people have paid for a mere hotel room, we ended up with a 600 s.f. living room, bedroom and kitchen, all of a high standard and very nicely and tastefully fitted out, all in a great location only one short block south of Central Park and 1/2 block from 5th Avenue. This was a perfect location for a visit to the city and a perfect place to return to at the end of the day, with room to stretch out and lounge about. If we wanted to eat at restaurants, we could; if we wanted to cook in the hotel room, we could. Breakfasts were at our leisure in the comfort of our own spacious apartment. The business centre is nicely outfitted with computers (never crowded), there is reliable free WiFi throughout the hotel and the gym was very well equipped and never even close to overcrowded. The staff were perpetually pleasant and helpful. Although our bedroom faced onto 58th Street, there was no problem at all with noise. We had never heard of the AKA chain before, but we shall definitely keep our eyes open for it in the future.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Saint Helena, CA.
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Just about to finish an 8 night trip with AKA .It was amazing .We are regulars here four times a year .I just love this place .The staff are great ,suites clean and large .Free Internet and Dish network . Block away from Central Park and my wife can see Bergdorf Goodman .Not sure that is good .The Plaza Food Court is across the road and you have a full kitchen if you want to cook .Okay one complaint we had a noise in our Air Conditioner Sunday afternoon and called for Maintenance it took them a whole 3 minutes to get to us .I am sure last time it was 2 last time !!!!!! Love it here .

Room Tip: The rooms in the back are very quite . Greens across the road does a great breakfast .Omelette is on...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 1, 2012

WE paid £200 per night for this disappointing expereience. The aparthotel was minimalistic in every sense of the word eg no towels left in room and ages before they appeared. Hotel Reception staff were surly and unhelpful, unwilling to look up from their desks and there was a lack of atmosphere in the accomodation. The tiled floor of bathroom and kitchen area was sticky and didn't feel clean, neither did the shower. The decor was sombre and the bar had restricted opening hours. I definitely would not stay again and would not recommend this aparthotel to any of my friends.
Pam Manchester UK July 2012

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Just got back and stayed in the AKA Central Park. Thought it was a great location, no complaints at all! Great to have a small kitchen area as I hate hotels and breakfast regime....Rooms were a good size, bathrooms modern and had everything one would need. Beds large and very comfortable....All very very good. Would definitely stay there again if and when I return.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2012

We booked this hotel last minute. Got a decent price for NYC standard, it was $295/night. The hotel lobby was small, nothing special. Checked in was painless, no waiting. Parking garage was adjacent to the hotel, standard price $50/night. Location is great, very close to central park, a few blocks from the subway station, very close to the famous Apple store and shopping area.
We were surprised to learn that the room is actually pretty big for NYC standard. We got a deluxe room with a wet bar area/microwave and refrigerator in the room. Our friend who booked earlier online had even a larger room - one bedroom suite - with a separate living room and full kitchen!! She paid the same price as I did. For the price we paid we're very happy with what we got. Will definitely go back again to stay here.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: AKA Central Park
Address: 42 W 58th St, New York City, NY 10019-2505
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#160 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — AKA Central Park 4*
Number of rooms: 134
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