It is my second time to review the hotel. I stayed here a couple times last several weekends for pleasure. I was always placed in a Parkview room since. I was very happy with the hotel and the services so far.
The hotel was well located in the heart of Manhattan, with proximity to Central Park, and other city interests. Furthermore, the hotel itself has lots of interesting things, such as Burger Joint, Roof top swimming pool and observatory, etc. I believe others already put lots information of the hotel and its surroundings in the review, so I did not want to go through this time.
This time I was placed in a lower floor room, since the hotel was fully booked. The room and facility (7th floor) was the same as the Parkview rooms I stayed before, still very nice and comfortable, if I did not mind the view (not too bad, at least it was not window to window to the building across the street, I could still have the shade up, without worry about my privacy). So I was happy with that. So the lower floor may be a good choice, if you don’t want to pay the premium, and don't stay in the room for a long time (since you may want to check out the city anyway during your tenure). Plus you can still use the roof top swimming pool and observatory any time as they are opened.
I would like to get you a new hidden gem this time in my review: I checked out a stretch class on Saturday morning at 10:30 am at City Center (just across the street: 130 West 57th Street, next to the Starbuck). The place was called “Ballet Arts”, located at 6th floor in City Center. It was not hard to find, just straight across the street of the hotel.
The class was designed for dancers to stretch and relax their mind and bodies. It lasted for an hour. It was taught by a very nice lady from South Korea, who was a ballet dancer, and actively involved in many dancing activities in the city. Since she was from South Korea, lots of oriental techniques were incorporated in the class, which was excellent, since most classes in the US were less or more the same, nothing new from Yoga in American style. I think that was really what setting this class apart from the rest in the US.
But don’t give me wrong, you don’t have to be a dancer to go. It was a very relaxing and peaceful class, with Christian music and floor mats in a gorgeous old NYC style studio. It was somewhat like a Yoga class, but it is much more relaxing and joyful, in a different way (there was no hard muscle involvement). So I guess anybody can take it, and have fun, if you just want to relax during a weekend morning after a night sleep in the hotel. Plus the teacher tailored your specific need and level for everybody in the class. Of course, some are much more flexible than others, but it was a class for relaxation.
The class started with warming up by standing up shaking hands and some leg stretching. Then it worked its way from head to shoulders, to chest, back, waist, hip to legs (quadriceps, hamstrings to calf). It was a slow progress, no hard movement, and no pain at all. You can also choose to work hard or just to have a relaxation, it was totally up to you. The students were very nice too, some were dancers, some were not. I could tell that they were very happy with the class.
I strongly recommended the class if you like to have some relaxation in an active way, during your stay in the hotel for weekends. It runs on Sat morning at 10:30 am for 1 hour. The cost is $15. No specific dress requirement, you just need to dress relax and loose, staying comfortable. Check it out.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Despegar.com, Cheap Tickets, Orbitz, Travelocity and Jetsetter so you can book your Le Parker Meridien New York 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:
- Le Parker Meridien Hotel New York City
- Meridien New York City
- Meridien Le Parker
- Le Parker Meridian