Pros

  • Nice Manhattan location near attractions, a one-minute walk to the subway
  • Chic, classic guest rooms with plush bedding and modern amenities
  • Rooms include Smart TVs, charging stations, bathrobes, and slippers
  • Popular rooftop bar with skyline views, plus stylish library and lobby lounge
  • Covina Bar & Restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Grab-and-go breakfast options like pastries, coffee, and Kombucha
  • Japanese sushi restaurant with small plates and tasting menus (dinner)
  • Small fitness center with modern cardio equipment and free weights
  • Meeting and event space, plus business center with computer
  • Helpful staff and concierge services
  • Free property-wide Wi-Fi
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Cons

  • Mini-fridges/mini-bars and coffee/tea service not standard
  • No room service
  • Rooftop bar only open seasonally
  • Sushi restaurant and rooftop bar closed Sunday and Monday
  • Breakfast not included in room rate
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Bottom Line

With a huge 2016 renovation under its belt, the 131-room Park South Hotel has become a solid upper-middle-range option with a chic, tony look. The location is excellent, with Midtown sights and the subway all within a quick walk. Features are also stellar; there's a popular seasonal rooftop bar, two full-service restaurants (including a Japanese sushi restaurant), and a chic library lounge. Rooms are smart and sophisticated with plush bedding and modern amenities like Smart TVs, charging stations, free Wi-Fi -- but mini-fridges, minibars, and coffeemakers aren't standard, and there's no room service. The Carlton Hotel offers more in-room amenities, but it's a larger hotel with decor that leans more toward stately than chic.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet

Oyster Hotel Review

Park South Hotel

Scene

Chic boutique hotel with popular rooftop bar and two on-site restaurants

The Park South Hotel is situated in a beautiful eight-story, redbrick building dating back to the early 1900s. Inside, this boutiquey property is chic and classy thanks to an extensive $20 million renovation completed in 2016. The lobby is stylish with a mash-up of modern and 1930s decor: marbled accent walls, velvety sectional benches, vintage-inspired brass light fixtures, and dark cherry wood details. Another atmospheric lounging spot can be found in the small library, with dark teal bookshelves, brown leathery and blue velvety armchairs, an onyx fireplace, and mirrored ceilings. There's an actual selection of food-related books here, too, curated by a local bookstore. With sophisticated rooms, a popular rooftop bar, two full-service restaurants, and a convenient location -- among other pros -- this hotel is a stylish choice for business travelers and tourists alike.

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Location

Great Manhattan location, an 11-minute walk from the Empire State Building

The hotel is well-located on 28th and Park Avenue in Manhattan's Gramercy and Murray Hill neighborhoods. Many Midtown sights are within walking distance, like the Empire State building (11-minute walk), Union Square (15-minute walk) Madison Square Garden (17-minute walk), and Grand Central Station (17-minute walk). Park Avenue South, well known for it's many restaurants and bars, offers up plenty of dining and drinking options. The area is also well-connected to public transportation, with many major NYC hot spots reachable in 25 minutes or less. Two subway stops are an easy jaunt up 28th street -- the 4 and 6 are a one-minute walk, and the N, Q, and R are a seven-minute walk. LaGuardia airport is about an hour away via public transit, and JFK is about an hour and 15 minutes. Self- and valet-parking are available, costing the obligatory and somewhat pricey Manhattan fees.

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Rooms

Chic, classic guest rooms with plush bedding and modern amenities 

Part of the hotel's $20 million 2015/2016 renovations, the hotel's 131 guest rooms have a chic, classic feel. Simple but smart, they feature a soft color palette with whitewashed brick accent walls and brown carpeting that pairs well with dark cherry wood furniture, custom-made for the hotel. Bedding is plush, with velvety runners, striped bolster pillows, and faux white leather headboards. Black-and-white framed photographs show off classic New York scenes and sights. Details like upholstered desk chairs and chandelier drum lighting add to the ambiance. Some bathrooms were only partially upgraded, but they're still modern with white tiling, gray accents, and square sinks. Other bathrooms are fully tiled in gray slate. They may include combination shower and tubs or walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads, plus hairdryers and free individual toiletries.

Rooms include desks with chairs, blackout curtains, Smart TVs, charging stations, and free Wi-Fi, in addition to safes, irons and ironing boards, and bathrobes and slippers. Mini-fridges are available on request, but in-room minibars and coffee and tea service don't come standard. Higher-category rooms might add extras like docking stations and Keurig coffeemakers. Rooms can be small, especially entry-level rooms, but nothing unusual for Manhattan. 

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Features

Hip amenities like two full-service restaurants and a trendy rooftop bar

Features are another major lure for the Park South Hotel. In addition to the lobby and library -- trendy hangout spots for guests in their own rights -- the hotel is host to four restaurants and bars, which are stylish and well-liked among guests and locals alike. Roof, the hotel's rooftop bar, is possibly the most popular, with cocktails served to NYC skyline views -- though it's closed mid-fall through the winter. There's also Coniva Bar & Restaurant, which serves American food with Mediterranean flair for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Pizza is a specialty, and the spot's open late several nights of the week. Coniva Cafe serves grab-and-go fare, like pastries, coffee, and Kombucha, in the morning. The hotel's Japanese restaurant, o ya, offers sushi, small plates, and tasting menus during dinner hours. Roof and o ya are both closed Sundays and Mondays.

The hotel also has a tiny but functional and modern fitness center, a boon for a central Manhattan hotel, with an elliptical, treadmill, stationary bike, and free weights. There is 1,600 square feet of meeting and event space, plus a pretty nice business center with a long wood table for mini-meetings and a computer and printer for guest use. Guests tend to find the staff helpful -- reception is staffed 24 hours and the hotel has as concierge. Ticket assistance, laundry service, luggage storage, or car or limo booking can be arranged. Cribs are available for guests traveling with children. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. Parking is available as well, though it costs an extra fee.

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Oyster Hotel Review

Park South Hotel

Scene

Chic boutique hotel with popular rooftop bar and two on-site restaurants

The Park South Hotel is situated in a beautiful eight-story, redbrick building dating back to the early 1900s. Inside, this boutiquey property is chic and classy thanks to an extensive $20 million renovation completed in 2016. The lobby is stylish with a mash-up of modern and 1930s decor: marbled accent walls, velvety sectional benches, vintage-inspired brass light fixtures, and dark cherry wood details. Another atmospheric lounging spot can be found in the small library, with dark teal bookshelves, brown leathery and blue velvety armchairs, an onyx fireplace, and mirrored ceilings. There's an actual selection of food-related books here, too, curated by a local bookstore. With sophisticated rooms, a popular rooftop bar, two full-service restaurants, and a convenient location -- among other pros -- this hotel is a stylish choice for business travelers and tourists alike.

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Location

Great Manhattan location, an 11-minute walk from the Empire State Building

The hotel is well-located on 28th and Park Avenue in Manhattan's Gramercy and Murray Hill neighborhoods. Many Midtown sights are within walking distance, like the Empire State building (11-minute walk), Union Square (15-minute walk) Madison Square Garden (17-minute walk), and Grand Central Station (17-minute walk). Park Avenue South, well known for it's many restaurants and bars, offers up plenty of dining and drinking options. The area is also well-connected to public transportation, with many major NYC hot spots reachable in 25 minutes or less. Two subway stops are an easy jaunt up 28th street -- the 4 and 6 are a one-minute walk, and the N, Q, and R are a seven-minute walk. LaGuardia airport is about an hour away via public transit, and JFK is about an hour and 15 minutes. Self- and valet-parking are available, costing the obligatory and somewhat pricey Manhattan fees.

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Rooms

Chic, classic guest rooms with plush bedding and modern amenities 

Part of the hotel's $20 million 2015/2016 renovations, the hotel's 131 guest rooms have a chic, classic feel. Simple but smart, they feature a soft color palette with whitewashed brick accent walls and brown carpeting that pairs well with dark cherry wood furniture, custom-made for the hotel. Bedding is plush, with velvety runners, striped bolster pillows, and faux white leather headboards. Black-and-white framed photographs show off classic New York scenes and sights. Details like upholstered desk chairs and chandelier drum lighting add to the ambiance. Some bathrooms were only partially upgraded, but they're still modern with white tiling, gray accents, and square sinks. Other bathrooms are fully tiled in gray slate. They may include combination shower and tubs or walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads, plus hairdryers and free individual toiletries.

Rooms include desks with chairs, blackout curtains, Smart TVs, charging stations, and free Wi-Fi, in addition to safes, irons and ironing boards, and bathrobes and slippers. Mini-fridges are available on request, but in-room minibars and coffee and tea service don't come standard. Higher-category rooms might add extras like docking stations and Keurig coffeemakers. Rooms can be small, especially entry-level rooms, but nothing unusual for Manhattan. 

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Features

Hip amenities like two full-service restaurants and a trendy rooftop bar

Features are another major lure for the Park South Hotel. In addition to the lobby and library -- trendy hangout spots for guests in their own rights -- the hotel is host to four restaurants and bars, which are stylish and well-liked among guests and locals alike. Roof, the hotel's rooftop bar, is possibly the most popular, with cocktails served to NYC skyline views -- though it's closed mid-fall through the winter. There's also Coniva Bar & Restaurant, which serves American food with Mediterranean flair for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Pizza is a specialty, and the spot's open late several nights of the week. Coniva Cafe serves grab-and-go fare, like pastries, coffee, and Kombucha, in the morning. The hotel's Japanese restaurant, o ya, offers sushi, small plates, and tasting menus during dinner hours. Roof and o ya are both closed Sundays and Mondays.

The hotel also has a tiny but functional and modern fitness center, a boon for a central Manhattan hotel, with an elliptical, treadmill, stationary bike, and free weights. There is 1,600 square feet of meeting and event space, plus a pretty nice business center with a long wood table for mini-meetings and a computer and printer for guest use. Guests tend to find the staff helpful -- reception is staffed 24 hours and the hotel has as concierge. Ticket assistance, laundry service, luggage storage, or car or limo booking can be arranged. Cribs are available for guests traveling with children. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. Parking is available as well, though it costs an extra fee.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Swim-Up Bar

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