Central Park NY Hotels

Best Hotels to Stay Near and See NYC’s Most Famous 843 Acres

When it comes to choosing Central Park NY Hotels, there are options for all types of travelers and most budgets. Way too many typical hotel websites will tell you a hotel is near Central Park, when in fact, it is several subway stops away. Since NYC is so dense, the term "near" usually means less than a 10 minute walk.

Best Hotels for NYC Events & Holidays

NYC events and holidays bring in massive amounts of visitors, all of which want prime views and access to the July 4th fireworks, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, New Year's Eve fireworks and more. Here are our top hotel picks for NYC's most popular annual events.

Central Park is bound by 59th St (aka Central Park South) to 110th St (south to north) and Central Park West to 5th Avenue (from west to east). My hand picked hotels are divided into two categories: those ON Central Park, meaning one of the 3 southern boundaries, or those within a 5 minute walk. For a visual view, download our Free Printable NYC Guide which includes a Central Park Map and review our free insider guide to Central Park.

Central Park NY Hotels Top Picks

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Some of our top picks near Central Park include:

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Park Lane New York

Situated on Central Park South, the Park Lane New York has 611 recently renovated guest rooms on 47 floors, many with Central Park views. The new dining options, designed by the founder of Zero Bond, Manhattan’s A-list private members club, include the Darling rooftop on the 47th floor above the treetops of Central Park, Harry’s, an 80-seat lobby bar with an outdoor terrace and Rose Lane, the restaurant on the second floor.

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Thompson Central Park

Formerly Le Parker Meridien, the recently renovated Thompson Central Park offers family-friendly suites that feature separate living rooms with queen-size sofa beds, dining area and kitchenettes, workspaces and more. Check into a sleek high-floor room overlooking the lush greenery of the park or the bustling NYC sidewalks below. They have a fantastic spa, Gravity gym, racquetball and basketball courts and do not miss your opportunity to try Burger Joint, a NYC classic.

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JW Marriott Essex House New York

With 509 rooms sitting right on Central Park South, and one of the most varied and upscale brunches in NYC, you can’t go wrong at the Essex House.

Recent reviews are all glowing and say, "Great location, great service, incredible view – I’d give them 6 stars if I could."

Central Park NY Hotels JW Marriott Essex House

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Central Park Luxury Hotels

These are NYC Insider hand picked hotels that are not just “near” Central Park, as most NYC hotels claim to be…but on the Park itself, either Central Park South, Central Park West or Fifth Ave. Each offers Park views from select rooms.

The Plaza Hotel

Does The Plaza really need an introduction? This classic and Hollywood famous hotel, offers 282 rooms, including 102 luxurious suites, which boast the largest square footage of any luxury hotel in New York City. Sitting right on top of Central Park, amenities at The Plaza hotel include the world-class Shops at The Plaza, a Caudalie Vinothérapie® Spa, Warren-Tricomi Salon and the NYC institution, the classic Oak Bar.

Plaza Hotel NYC

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Ritz Carlton Central Park

The Ritz Carlton Central Park offers all the elegance and charm of a private home a few steps from Central Park. This New York City luxury hotel features 259 lavishly-appointed guestrooms, including 47 suites, and The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge experience for guests seeking a heightened level of luxury and privacy. In addition to superlative service and intimate surroundings, The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge serves five delectable culinary offerings throughout the day.

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Located high above Columbus Circle and the Time Warner Center, just steps from Central Park, 248 stylishly appointed rooms and suites reflect the oriental heritage of the Mandarin Oriental, while incorporating contemporary elements of New York City. Every room showcases a breathtaking view of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline, or the scenic Hudson River over which the sun sets. Amenities include the two-level, Five-Star Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York and award-winning signature restaurant Asiate. Business meeting, pre-date cocktail, romantic weekend? The 35th floor lobby bar is your spot!

Mandarin Oriental Hotel NYC

Trump International Hotel

Trump International Hotel & Tower, the only Forbes Five-Star and Five-Diamond restaurant in New York delivers the highest level of service, style, and exclusivity. The 52-story New York City hotel is just off Central Park, right at the juncture of Columbus Circle and Broadway and their Five-Star restaurant, Jean Georges, features contemporary international cuisine and has 2 Michelin Stars, paired with amazing Central Park Views.

Trump International Hotel NYC

The Pierre Hotel

The Pierre, on Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park, recently completed a $100 million renovation to create new guestroom and bath interiors and reconfigure first floor public areas to include London’s classic brasserie, Le Caprice and Two E Bar/Lounge. Staff outnumber guests by a ratio of three to one. The Pierre’s history is as rich and deep as that of the Vanderbilts, Morgans, Astors, Chryslers and E.F. Hutton, all famed guests of the original restaurant, and much like these names, The Pierre Hotel is a New York City icon.

Pierre Hotel NYC

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The Four Seasons

Four Seasons Hotel New York offers 368 generously sized guest rooms – including 63 suites and offers a premiere location on “Billionaire’s Row,” between Park and Madison Avenues. All studios and suites are infused with natural light and offer panoramic views of the city skyline and/or the Central Park. The décor is contemporary and understated, featuring the finest handcrafted furniture, English sycamore panelling and imported fabrics. All accommodations offer an oval desk with two leather-upholstered chairs. Standard amenities include free wifi, onsite spa, full-service hair salon, two nails stations, saunas and a retail boutique. The gym is equipped with Artis Equipment by Technogym.

Four Seasons Hotel NYC

Central Park NY Hotels – 5 Minute Walk

These hotels are all within a few blocks of Central Park.

Park Central Hotel

Make yourself at home in one of the 761 guestrooms at the Park Central Hotel featuring iPod docking stations, flat-screen televisions and highlighted in all their reviews, super-comfortable pillowtop beds. The name "Park Central" comes from it’s proximity to Central Park, Carnegie Hall, Carnegie Deli, the Russian Tea Room, Rockefeller Center and much more. Though recently renovated, the hotel has been around since the Jazz Age and has hosted famous guests such as Jackie Gleason, Mae West and Eleanor Roosevelt

Park Central Hotel NYC

More Nearby Central Park Hotels:

Each of these hotels are 2-5 blocks from the Park. Remember, Central Park starts at 59th St (aka Central Park South), Columbus Circle is on the south-west park entrance, Central Park West runs alongs the West side and 5th Avenue runs the east side.

Central Park Hotels North of 96th Street:

The hotels are further from midtown Manhattan, but offer better rates. Please research safety and subway options carefully when staying in Manhattan anywhere north of 96th Street.

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Central Park NYC Romantic Hotels

The Carlyle

A recipient of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Hotel in New York award, The Carlyle has been called home by leaders in world affairs, business, society and the arts since its debut in 1930. It has been a destination wedding spot for NYC’s elite for years. Brilliantly positioned on Madison Avenue in Manhattan’s Upper East Side overlooking Central Park, it is a true New York City landmark — a showcase of great art, a purveyor of privacy and a sanctuary of luxury and refined taste. Café Carlyle, the piano bar, hosts stars like Woody Allen regularly.

Note: The Carlyle is 1 block from Central Park (on Madison Avenue) but has many rooms with fantastic Central Park views)

Carlyle Hotel NYC

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Best Hotels for NYC Events & Holidays

NYC events and holidays bring in massive amounts of visitors, all of which want prime views and access to the July 4th fireworks, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, New Year's Eve fireworks, Marathon finish line and more. Here are our top hotel picks for NYC's most popular annual events.

NYC Hotels by Type

NYC offers hotels of every type you can imagine. Boutique hotels with cool features like pools, rooftops and gyms, to suite hotels which are more comfortable for families or those who want more apartment-type lodging, to cheap budget hotels with bunk beds, check out our top choices appealing to all budgets and tastes.

NYC Hotels by Amenity

Turn your NYC stay into your home away from home with our amazing hotel amenities. Get an in-room jacuzzi tub to soothe after a long day of sightseeing, check into a hotel with an amazing rooftop to watch our skyline twinkle at you while sipping a cocktail and dive into the nooks and crannies of Central Park with a free bike. We've hand picked all the best of the best - the places where New Yorkers check into for a stay-cation.

NYC Hotels Times Square

The best NYC Hotels Times Square chosen by a NYC local! If you want to be in the heart of Broadway, all the tourist action, Restaurant Row, lounge by a pool, check out the best views from a rooftop or splurge on the live NYE Ball Drop, we will show you the best places to stay.

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NYC Hotels in Midtown

The best NYC Hotels in Midtown chosen by a NYC local! Finding good and affordable hotels in Midtown West NYC is a treat and you'll be right near the Empire State Building, Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, Herald Square, Times Square, Chelsea, Hell's Kitchen and Hudson Yards. Midtown East is one of the best hotel value spots in Manhattan and puts you in walking distance to St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, the NYPL, the UN, Grand Central Station, great NYC Shopping and much more. 

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