70 Park Avenue Hotel, New York City
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Great Stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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
What a Great Place!from Victobass
Adored 70 Park Ave.from A TripAdvisor Member
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 servicefrom nick_jo
Charming Hotelfrom lucawoolf
Home Away from Homefrom slhTourist
I stayed at 70 Park Ave for 2 weeks in Jan 2005.
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.
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.
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.
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 trendyfrom A TripAdvisor Member
LOVE ITfrom eats_to_live
t measure upfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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:
* 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!
* 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.
* 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.
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
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
Other names for 70 Park Avenue Hotel
- kimpton new york city
- 70 park avenue hotel
- 70 park avenue
- Address: 70 Park Ave - New York City - New York - 10016 - United States
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