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70 Park Avenue Hotel

, New York City

Rooms: 188

70 Park Ave - New York City - New York - 10016 - United States | 212/687-7050
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Great Stay

from A TripAdvisor Member
Just wanted to stay that 70 Park Ave was a great great hotel. After researching possibly every single hotel in NYC, I settled on this one, partly because of the great reviews and great price from their own website. The room was very spacious (though no view) and an awesome flat screen tv, big bathroom, etc etc. I had read so many reviews about how rooms are tiny in NYC but this one was very big (2 full beds) and comparable to most hotels we've stayed at around the country, but nicer, very stylishly decorated.
The location was very central- very close to most tourist attractions, many by walking, all by subway or a quick cab ride. The staff was very helpful, even checking us into a room after we arrived from a red eye flight around 7am in the morning- did not expect that at all but pleasantly surprised since we were all very tired and just wanted to crash.
So, all in all, I recommend this hotel to those visiting NYC- it had a nice mix of tourists, business people, hipsters, etc.

Not up to Kimpton standards.

from michele7750
Like others who stayed here, we had the experience of the heat going full throttle Thanksgiving week. The staff was very accomodating, but nothing could really compensate for a hotel heated to 80 degrees. We even had the windows open and a fan going and just could not bring down the temperature. I've stayed at other Kimpton properties and enjoyed them. This missed the mark. I hope they work things out because the hotel does have potential.

What a Great Place!

from Victobass
We stayed at the 70 Park Avenue for 3 nights Feb. 20-23rd. I was very impressed! The staff was exceptionally friendly and our room was great. The beds were super comfortable and we had a great view of the Empire State Building from our window. The bathroom was plenty big enough. We ate at the restaurant and were very pleased with the food and service. The staff was very pleasant and attentive. I would definately stay there again!

Adored 70 Park Ave.

from A TripAdvisor Member
If I were able to give this hotel 500 stars, I would. My mother, aunt, cousin and I stayed at 70 Park Avenue last weekend (2/24-2/28) for my birthday. From the moment we arrived we were greeted with nothing but warmth, kindness, and the utmost in helpfulness...

The Rooms: The rooms were wonderful. We did not have a great view, but we were only on the 3rd Floor so we didn't really expect one. The beds were the most comfortable beds I'd ever slept on. Down comforters, pure-soft pillows; it was heaven. The 42-inch Plasma tv is a jewel. They also have a DVD player and CD player if you wish to use them. Bathrobes are also in the room, which is an absolute must if you're lounging about the room. Bathrooms are fairly small, but the water pressure is heavenly. It comes with Thymes Limited toiletries; very soothing.

The Service: The service was impecible. What impressed me most was how everyone who worked there remembered you, your party, and everything about your trip. They were all the epitome of friendly. The concierge, John, was beyond helpful. He made sure we were all set for the weekend, and gave us any information we needed. On my birthday, the bellhop and the doorman both remembered it was my birthday and wished me a happy birthday. John even got me a 'birthday pie' and a card. Now, I've been to many hotels and I've never seen anything like this. I was highly impressed.

The Location: The location is great. 4 blocks from Grand Central Station. Walking distance to Empire State Building, The Chrysler Building, shops, restaurants, 5th Ave. I recommend going into Grand Central and purchasing a cake/pie from the Little Pie Company. They were delightful.

Next time I go to NY I will definetly be staying at 70 Park Avenue...

Lovely room, great service

from nick_jo
Just stayed at 70 Park (2/05), another great Kimpton hotel. Room was stylish, clean, comfortable; bath had jacuzzi jets. The room was average size or a little larger for this price in NYC. Service was incredibly cordial and helpful (from the doorman to the front desk to the restaurant). Had nice drinks and appetizers at restaurant in cozy nook. Later, when restaurant was closed (after theater) got excellent local recommendation for another place to dine. Cabs were easy to get on Park.

Charming Hotel

from lucawoolf
Splendid hotel located in a charming and quiet neighbourhood by Grand Central Station and the New York Public Library. The location is ideal and makes for easy travelling. Rooms are modern and average-sized, by New York standards. For some bizarre reason, our bathroom was larger than our actual room; the bathroom was splendid and replete with all the requisite toiletries and ammenities a man (or woman) could want. The staff were extremely helpful--the concierge John recommended and arranged for reservations at one of the most affable and delightful Italian restuarants in the City. In short, the staff made this hotel an experience worth repeating.

Home Away from Home

from slhTourist
This is a great hotel if you come in with the right expectations.

I stayed at 70 Park Ave for 2 weeks in Jan 2005.


Minus Points:

Room Size: Queen deluxe rooms are very small, would recommend that you start at; at least a king deluxe, and move to the premier room category if possible.
WiFi Connections: They still need to work out some kinks here.

Zero Points:

Bathrooms: Very small, even in the larger rooms, the bathrooms are quite small.
Linen Cart: On the hallway, a little disconcerting
Gym: If you are suffering from Jet Lag and want to use the gym at 5 am, you cannot.

Plus Points:

Staff: Very friendly, no attitude, looks out for you.
Service: Room service, House Keeping, Complaints were attended to immediately, with a friendly smile.
Design: Modern yet warm. 42" flat screens, are in every room, regardless of the size. Bring/Rent DVD's and CD's - nice surround sound.
Comfort: Bed, pillows, sheets, blankets - very cosy. Very clean, great amenities. Expanded mini bar.
Quiet: My room faced away from park ave, and I never heard a honk. No inter room disturbances becuase of thin walls either.

Bottom line:
If you are staying for a while, want a home away from home, can splurge on a larger room, this is the place to stay in NY.

nice and trendy

from A TripAdvisor Member
My friends and I stayed at the 70 Park Ave during the fall of 2004 for a long weekend from Toronto. We all been to NYC several times before and weren't sure what to expect since we always stayed at the large chain hotels. We were pleasantly surprised at the Park Ave. The hotel is very trendy and has a zen feel to it. Our room was with two double beds on the 12th floor with a great view of Park Ave. The only complaint I have is that the washrooms are very small, but afterall it is NYC. The staff was very friendly and since it is a smaller, more intimate, we did get that personal service. On the first day of our stay after coming back from shopping, we walked in the lobby and was greeted with a glass of wine since it was their welcome drinks which was a nice touch. I found that to be very classy and you definitely don't get that at just any hotel even the big names. I would recommend this hotel to any couples for a romantic getaway or any single business traveller, but I don't suggest this hotel to families, especially with small children, anyone travelling in groups or someone that needs their space. Overall, the location is great, central, and is within walking distance to a subway station.

LOVE IT

from eats_to_live
I can't believe how much i loved my stay at 70 park. i don't understand how anyone could complain about the rooms. By NYC standards, they're insanely large. not to mention incredibly comfortable. in the AM i was tempted to tear apart the bed to see what brand of sheets, pillows, and mattress they used! (i emailed the hotel instead.) the other VERY important thing to note is that it was QUIET. At least my room was. I requested a quiet room and i definitely got one. This is no small thing in NYC. The amenitites and fixtures were perfect--tasteful, high-quality, aesthetically pleasing in just the right way. Of course my room service dinner of salad and a sandwich was $55 but hey what do you expect in manhattan. but i was so exhausted when i got here that i couldn't bring myself to go out--i needed to really, really rest. and i was completely able to. so many thanks to 70 park. i've stayed at soho grand (fine), tribeca grand (faux hip doubletree, yuck), 60 thompson (wonderful) but i would pick 70 park over them.

t measure up

from A TripAdvisor Member
I recently stayed at 70 Park Avenue Hotel while on a business trip to New York City. Here is my summary review, below. For people who want more detail than can be posted here, including commentary about certain Kimpton Inner Circle benefits at this hotel, there's even more on my personal travel blog, mentioned at the end of this review.

CHECK IN: Check in at the front desk was professional. As a Kimpton "Inner Circle" elite level guest, I was entitled to an upgrade to the best room available at check in: I was presented with a choice of my booked Deluxe room on a higher floor or an upgrade to a King Premier room on a lower 4th floor.

Upon my request, a hotel staffer escorted me to see each room so I could compare before making a decision.

The booked Deluxe room wasn't that great: the view from the higher floor was uninspiring and the bathroom was quite possibly the smallest bathroom I've seen in any hotel (including a variety of New York City hotels). Simply put, the cramped bathroom in the Deluxe room would have been unacceptable - and if you are considering booking one of these rooms I advise against it.

The upgraded King Premier room was essentially the same as the Deluxe room except the bathroom was somewhat larger (although still small it was acceptable) and had a bath tub with jacuzi jets. I was concerned about the possibility of hearing street noise from this lower floor room - and with the hotel staffer's assurancethat it wouldn't be a problem, I decided on the upgraded room.

MY ROOM: Here's the good, the bad and the ugly about my upgraded King Premier Room:

The Good:

* 42" Flat Screen TV (sweet!), plus DVD/CD player with surround-sound system

* Very clean

* Nicely furnished

* Comfortable bed and pillows

* Lots of mirrors

* Candella nightlights were unique and created a nice atmosphere in the room

* Plush terrycloth bathrobe

* Bathtub with standard size tub with jacuzi jets was a nice bonus (but compare with better deep soaking tub at Hotel Monaco in Washington D.C.)

* Curved shower rod similar to Westin

* The Thymes Limited bath amenities

* Speaking of The Thymes, I liked that instead of a mint on the pillow with turn down service, they left a packet of The Thymes "Sleep Well" lotion on the pillow. Nice touch!

The Bad:

* Street noise was a problem on the 4th floor. Despite earlier assurances by a hotel staffer, street noise was a problem in the morning, with the near constant honking of taxi horns waking me up. For context, I live in downtown Seattle and I am used to city noise. But this level of noise was unacceptable.

* No power strip near desk. Come on, you've got a 42" flat screen TV --but no power strip near the desk for my laptop? This should be standard and it was unacceptable to not have a power strip near the desk.

* The sliding door for the bathroom was very hard to move. The door kept getting stuck and I couldn't get out of the bathroom without great effort.

* I didn't like the brown wood panel on the walls of my room in 70 Park Avenue Hotel. Compared with other botique hotels I've stayed at, the room wasn't as nice. Sorry, but the wood panel looked rather ugly and reminded me of the walls of the finished basement in my parents' 1970's-built house.

* Directly outside my room, there was a linen cart during the entire duration of my stay. I asked the front desk to move the cart and they said that it was a normal for 70 Park Avenue Hotel to store linen carts in the middle of hallways due to lack of space - but that they would move the linen cart elsewhere. The cart was never moved. A distinctive hotel should store linens in a closet and not outside my room in a linen cart. I don't want to walk by a linen cart every time I leave my room and return.

The Ugly:

* No high speed internet for you! 70 Park Avenue features WiFi high speed Internet access throughout the hotel. That's great in theory, but my laptop doesn't connect to WiFi. Upon my request, the hotel sent up a bridge router, but I was never able to connect to high speed Internet even with the bridge router. I called Kimpton's toll free tech support number and tech support said the problem wasn't with my laptop but with something local at the hotel -- and amazingly they said they were "too busy to work on it" (and that's a direct quote). For context, at the next botique hotel I stayed at, I had no problems connecting via their regular direct line for high speed Internet. In summary: high speed Internet is important to me - and I just want it to work; at 70 Park Avenue Hotel, it was not only a waste of my time and a headache, customer service was unacceptable.

SPECIAL AMENITIES: 70 Park Avenue Hotel, like all the Kimpton properties, has an evening wine hour, during which guests can socialize with each other. I really like this concept.

HOTEL STAFF AND MANAGEMENT: The hotel manager I chatted with in the lobby was very friendly and professional. The staff in front of the lobby elevator was friendly and helpful. The people I spoke with gave 70 Park Avenue Hotel a personal touch that is often lacking in New York City.

CHECK OUT: fast and efficient.

WHEN BOOKING YOUR ROOM: If you decide to stay at 70 Park Avenue, avoid the Deluxe rooms so you don't get the impossibly tiny bathroom. Also, be sure to get a higher level room to avoid street noise in the morning.

THE VERDICT: While I liked the hotel employees I met, I'm not a big fan of the rooms at 70 Park Avenue Hotel. I expect I will not stay at 70 Park Avenue on my next trip to New York City. I must confess I prefer the W Hotel Times Square, despite its own shortcomings; the Platinum level upgrades from Starwood are generally better rooms.

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For people who want a lot of detail, including commentary about certain Kimpton Inner Circle benefits at this hotel, there's even more on my personal travel blog at

http://insider.blogs.com/travel/2005/01/review_70_park_.html

Top Local Tips for New York City

Things to Do - Dining The Moonstruct Diner is just around the corner and has a nice atmosphere and the food is good.

great bar go to the red lion on bleeker street, live music 7 night a week, fantastic atmosphere

Metro $7 card If you plan on going to different parts of Manhattan in one day I suggest purchasing the unlimited ride card. It costs 2 dollars for every ride so if you're going to take the Metro at least 4 times you're going to get you're money's worth

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  • Address: 70 Park Ave - New York City - New York - 10016 - United States
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