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Top 10 Hotels In NYC With Views Of Central Park

Philip
Published Dec 12, 2017

An oasis of green within the spectacular glass and concrete towers of New York’s bustling metropolis - Central Park is as iconic as the Big Apple itself. Whether its film crews, tourists or Manhattanites, this beautiful spot draws people in, time and time again.

But, if you want to wake up to this stunning location, rather than simply visit it, you’ll need to find the best place to stay. Read on to discover our list of top 10, plush New York hotels that offer jaw-dropping vistas of this unforgettable spot.

1. 1 Hotel Central Park (From 361 USD)

In a city famed for its concrete and glass skyline, the five-star 1 Hotel Central Park stands out for trying to bring a bit of nature indoors. Located on the edge of Central Park, the hotel’s designers appear to have been inspired by this green oasis and bring a few natural flourishes to its decor. From the green leaf foliage on the exterior of the hotel to its many wooden touches inside, the hotel is stylish and welcoming. Indeed, past guests have been particularly effusive about the building’s charms.

It is also well placed for a number of local attractions. The Museum of Modern Art is just 650 yards (594.4 metres) away, while the world-famous Carnegie Hall is even closer - just half that distance. Naturally, the park itself, and its many highlights are also right outside the door. And, aware of its location, this superbly rated hotel has placed cushions in the windows of many rooms - giving guests the perfect vantage point from which to while away the hours, watching the world go by.

1 Hotel Central Park

Address: 1414 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, USA (see map)

Price: From 361 USD

Star Rating: 5 stars

Travelers Review: Superb 9.1 (from 1,852 reviews)

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2. The Pierre - A Taj Hotel - New York (From 405 USD)

Another five-star gem, this hotel sits in a prime location overlooking the park and it boasts magnificent views to match. Wearing its luxury on its sleeve, the Pierre features white-gloved attendants and a top rate concierge team. What’s more, the hotel prides itself on its AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star ratings. So, if you want to feel like royalty, this is the place to be.

The Central Park Zoo is a short walk away, as are a number of Manhattan’s famous stores - including Barneys, just feet away, Tiffanys and other boutique stores, on nearby Fifth Avenue.

The Pierre - A Taj Hotel - New York

Address: Two East 61st Street at 5th Avenue, Upper East Side, New York, NY 10065, USA (see map)

Price: From 405 USD

Star Rating: 5 stars

Travelers Review: Superb 9.0 (from 275 reviews)

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3. Trump International New York (From 383 USD)

Everything about the Trump International New York hotel is big. This towering skyscraper sits right on the edge of Central Park, next to Columbus Circle and is actually a tourist attraction in its own right. Naturally, this lofty position ensures that any park-facing rooms are treated to spectacular views of the park and wider New York skyline.

The large theme continues in the hotel’s spacious rooms - every one of which comes with massive 55 inch TVs - and the large 6000 square foot (557.4 square metre) spa facility, which features an indoor pool, saunas and a health club. Those looking for a bit of pampering will also be in heaven with the massages and facials on offer. The hotel’s five star luxury has also won many fans with past guests, who’ve rated it as fabulous and praised the staff, location and cleanliness.

Trump International New York

Address: One Central Park West, Upper West Side, New York, NY 10023, USA (see map)

Price: From 383 USD

Star Rating:

Travelers Review: Fabulous 8.9 (from 715 reviews)

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4. The Plaza (From 553 USD)

This famous five-star hotel is almost synonymous with the Central Park area and will be familiar to an entire generation of movie-goers as the hotel Kevin McCallister set up shop in, in Home Alone 2. Its striking exterior and luxurious interior - which includes 24-karat gold-plated fixtures - have won over legions of fans and it has a fabulous rating among past guests.

Shopping fans will also be in heaven, thanks to its location next to Fifth Avenue and its upmarket stores. And food lovers will rejoice at the choice on offer, with no fewer than five restaurants vying for your attention in the hotel alone - including the famous Rose Club.

The Plaza

Address: Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, New York, NY 10019, USA (see map)

Price: From 553 USD

Star Rating: 5 stars

Travelers Review: Fabulous 8.6 (from 419 reviews)

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5. The Ritz-Carlton New York - Central Park (From 695 USD)

Five-star luxury awaits you at the Ritz-Carlton New York - Central Park. This fabulously-rated hotel sits on Central Park South and offers superb views down the full length of the park. Lovely touches include spyglasses in some of the bedrooms - the hotel management recognising the potential for a harmless spot of people watching in Central Park.

Facilities include a sauna and fitness centre and the regional cuisine of the Auden Bistro and Bar. The spacious rooms are decorated in a classic style, which exudes quality.

The Ritz-Carlton New York - Central Park

Address: 50 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019, USA (see map)

Price: From 695 USD

Star Rating: 5 stars

Travelers Review: Fabulous 8.7 (from 121 reviews)

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6. JW Marriott Essex House New York (From 379 USD)

Another hotel located on the edge of Central Park, this position naturally lends the JW Marriott Essex House New York a superb view of the iconic location. And, as with the immediate predecessor on this list, its position at Central Park South ensures a clear view of the full length of the park.

Of course, there is more to this five-star hotel than just its beautiful view and its external art deco design. Its elegant interior includes spacious rooms and striking communal areas - so you’ll know you’re enjoying a luxury stay. Those eager to take in the sights will also find plenty to do on their doorstep. Carnegie Hall and Studio 54 are among the local attractions within close proximity and Times Square is only 15 minutes away.

JW Marriott Essex House New York

Address: 160 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019, USA (see map)

Price: From 379 USD

Star Rating: 5 stars

Travelers Review: Good 7.8 (from 665 reviews)

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7. Park Lane Hotel - A Central Park Hotel (From 139 USD)

Enjoy a five-star hotel experience without emptying your bank account - the Park Lane Hotel is one of the most affordable accommodation options on this list. But, despite its lower price, you still get the priceless Central Park view to enjoy. Another hotel at Central Park South, visitors have been particularly full of praise for its location, views and staff. And you can see why. It is right on the park edge and only a couple of minutes away from the shopping paradise of Fifth Avenue - so spendaholics will be in their element.

The 59th Street Subway station is also close by, opening up the rest of Manhattan for those hoping to explore the island more fully. There are also two restaurants on site, offering a la carte menus, so you’ll have a choice back at your digs, should you decide not to eat out.

Park Lane Hotel - A Central Park Hotel

Address: 36 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019, USA (see map)

Price: From 139 USD

Star Rating: 5 stars

Travelers Review: Good 7.7 (from 7,585 reviews)

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8. Mandarin Oriental New York (From 795 USD)

A swim with a view is on offer for those who choose to stay in the Hotel Mandarin Oriental. This five star hotel is situated at the top of the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle and its lofty position naturally ensures beautiful vistas of Central Park and the wider Manhattan skyline. As for the swim? The hotel has a 75 foot (22.9 metre) indoor swimming pool, with its own panoramic view of New York. Other facilities include a fitness centre, sauna and steam room.

The bedrooms themselves also feature ceiling-to-floor windows, to maximise your enjoyment of the view. And the on-site restaurant, Asiate offers cuisine and striking vistas for its starter, main course and dessert - perfect for a romantic meal.

Mandarin Oriental New York

Address: 80 Columbus Circle, Hell’s Kitchen, New York, NY 10023, USA (see map)

Price: From 795 USD

Star Rating: 5 stars

Travelers Review: Fabulous 8.7 (from 229 reviews)

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9. 6 Columbus - A SIXTY Hotel (From 225 USD)

6 Columbus, as its name suggests, is located just off the Columbus Circle at the corner of Central Park. This four-star hotel, which has a good rating among past guests, includes a rooftop bar which is open five days a week and offers views across some of the park.

Sightseers will find Studio 54, Carnegie Hall and the bright lights of Broadway all within a short distance and the on-site tourist information service will ensure you are able to maximise your time at the sites you wish to visit. The hotel also features the Blue Ribbon Restaurant and Bar, serving Japanese cuisine.

6 Columbus - A SIXTY Hotel

Address: 308 W 58th Street, Hell’s Kitchen, New York, NY 10019, USA (see map)

Price: From 225 USD

Star Rating: 5 stars

Travelers Review: Good 7.5 (from 316 reviews)

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10. Astor Hotel on Central Park (From 87.20 USD)

If you’re hoping for a Central Park view without breaking the bank then this three-star hotel is an option. Located near the northern end of the park, in the Upper West Side area of the city, the hotel features a 24-hour reception desk - ideal for late arrivals.

Two subway stations are located just four minutes away by foot, opening up the rest of the city to exploration during your trip. The hotel also features a safety deposit box for keeping your valuables under lock and key while you’re out and about.

Astor Hotel on Central Park

Address: 465 Central Park West, Upper West Side, New York, NY 10025, USA (see map)

Price: From 87.20 USD

Star Rating: 3 stars

Travelers Review: 6.9 (from 838 reviews)

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All you have to do now is choose

Create memories to last a lifetime with a stay at one of the many hotels overlooking Central Park. With these and the many other options available, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.

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