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IBEROSTAR 70 Park Avenue Hotel
Ranked #248 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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Reviewed September 30, 2007

I stayed here because this is a "Kimpton" hotel, which I have always had good experiences with. Not this place. The hallways are barely wide enough to navigate. (Might want to skip meals for a week before you get there, the elevator could pass for a coffin.) For our $600 bucks a night for three nights, we got a dingy room with visible stains on the bedding, a bathroom barely big enough to enter, and a cleaning staff that attempted to pilfer my ipod. Don't bother with this place. You'd be better off at a La Qunita (and would have $1500 left over).

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2007

I enjoyed the hotel, but I think I'd go elsewhere next time. It wasn't very exciting, but it was a nice base, especially if it is your first time in New York. The staff are very helpful and friendly and the hotel is within walking distance to Grand Central Station and the Empire State Building.
The hotel interior was modern and funky, and our room had the coolest portable lights. The buffet breakfast was also very nice. For a good dinner, I'd recommend Todai, an all you can eat sushi buffet near the Empire State Building!

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 29, 2007

We stayed in a double double room at the hotel. It was cramped, but compensated for this with excellent features such as a 42" TV, excellent L'Occitane toiletries and an iPod speaker/alarm clock, although a larger room would be a requirement for a future stay.
The staff were very helpful and there are computers that you can use in the lobby, (for an extortionate price). The breakfast is very mediocre, and there is a similarly priced alternative called the Central Cafe, opposite Grand Central station, (which is just down the street) that serves the best pancakes on Earth. When you are so close to one of the best breakfasts in NYC, there is no excuse not to try the Central Cafe!

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 20, 2007

Stayed at the 70 Park Avenue while attending the New York Gift Fair. The location is great...nice neighborhood and central to everything. The hotel is small and cozy with an attentive staff. The consierge is exceptional and endlessly helpful. Each evening the lobby is filled with quests having a complimentary glass of wine or beer. A small dog named Sydney is a constant presence and is always ready for a quick game of Tug O War. The rooms are small, the bathroom smaller - but both are well appointed and comfortable. I was especially impressed with the water pressure. The large flat screen TV was nice though the sound system was a little large for the small room. This is a perfect place for someone travelling alone. I will definately make a return visit.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 19, 2007

The rooms are clean and quiet. The plasma TV's are nice. But other than that the hotel experience was very ordinary. The hallways are narrow and dark, the lobby is small and need of an upgrade. The complimentary (?) 15 minutes of internet access is a joke, either make it free or don't offer it. Our room had a nice view of the air conditioning equipment. If you can get a good rate (around $200 per night) I would say it is a good value, but if not don't bother.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2007

I am a fan of Kimpton Hotels and this was my first stay at this property.

- Older building that's been renovated. So a bit squeaky in some places, small elevators, etc
- A few blocks from Grand Central Station
- Clean overall
- Friendly, professional, helpful staff
- Nice bar... for a hotel
- Room was well appointed. Thoughtful turn down service. Bathroom was small, but nicely renovated
- Rooms not as "sealed" as newer properties. My room (1506- overlooks Park Ave) was quiet, but another guest was complaining at the front desk about screaming kids in the middle of the night. Guest across the hall had an upset bowel and awful smells wafted through the hallway
- Would stay at this property again and recommend to others

  • Stayed: August 2007
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Reviewed August 8, 2007

Stayed 6 nights in late July/early August for the first time in this boutique hotel on business trip. Paid US$290 + tax per night (which includes free daily newspaper).

Overall, had a great 4* stay.

Pluses:

- location, location, location! (2 blocks from Grand Central Station, next to Madison and Fifth Avenue shopping areas, easy and quick exit to JFK)
- large and well furnished bedroom (Empire State building view, 42" plasma TV, Ipod compatible sound system, DVD player, king size bed, cordless telephone)
- friendly and efficient staff
- free wine tasting every evening (although small size of lobby makes it difficult to participate)
- generous supply of L'Occitane toileteries in bathroom
- adequate breakfast spread (approx US$30 incl. tax) - but limited choice of hot food

Negatives:

- minute bathroom (combine shower/bath tub, inadequate space to put out own toileteries or electric toothbrush - finally resorted to putting toiletries in the bedroom, steams up easily if bathroom door is closed)
- narrow corridors / elevators
- no gym on site (although hotel can offer complimentary access to a nearby gym)
- no business facilities, no free internet
- small lobby / public area

Overall, would definitely stay here again for business or pleasure especially at the right price (good New York hotels are notoriously very expensive) due to great location and generous and well appointed bedroom. However, if price is not an issue and a 5 star stay is preferred then this hotel is not the right choice.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled on business
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Additional Information about IBEROSTAR 70 Park Avenue Hotel

Address: 70 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10016-2504 (Formerly 70 Park Avenue Hotel)
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan , Murray Hill
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in New York City
#144 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#166 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#181 Business Hotel in New York City
#182 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $172 - $521 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — IBEROSTAR 70 Park Avenue Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 205
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in midtown Manhattan, 70 Park Avenue Hotel is a luxurious urban hideaway. Ideal for business and leisure travelers alike, this intimate boutique hotel offers gracious personalized service in stylish surroundings. This hotel is convenient to Grand Central Station, Fifth Avenue shopping, Rockefeller Center, Broadway, museums and nightlife. ... more   less 
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