Park Lane Hotel New York
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- Sits directly on the southern border of Central Park
- Many rooms in this 46-story tower have huge windows overlooking the park
- Formerly part of the glitzy, upscale Helmsley hotel empire
- A block away from Fifth Avenue shops, and close to Carnegie Hall and the Museum of Modern Art
One of the few hotels to obtain a coveted spot on Central Park, the Park Lane Hotel has a location and views typically reserved for the titans of industry. The sleek concrete tower stretches 46 stories over the park's southern border, and the rooms have nearly wall-to-wall windows. Rooms are roughly 30% larger than the average Manhattan hotel room.
Originally a Helmsley hotel, the building is trimmed with all the upscale touches that defined that opulent hotel empire. The lobby is flooded with marble surfaces and brass candelabras, crystal chandeliers light the hallways, and rich velvets upholster the seats. Up on the second floor, the Park Room restaurant serves breakfast and lunch in a room framed by double-height windows that look out at the park. Classic cocktails are poured at Harry's New York Bar.
Less than a block east of the hotel runs Fifth Avenue, which in this part of town stocks some of the city's fanciest stores, such as ritzy department store Bergdorf Goodman, and accessories wonderland Henri Bendel, which fills three landmarked townhouses with Lalique windows. A few doors down, a lively food hall fills the Plaza Hotel's basement, with everything from Italian to Japanese cuisine overseen by celebrity chef Todd English.