Park Lane Hotel New York

36 Central Park South | New York, NY 10019 [See Map]
#123 in Best New York City Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating N/A Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 2770 reviews
Property Type Hotel with 628 rooms, 46 floors
Primary View(s) City center, Neighborhood
Style Historic, Opulent
Best For Business travelers, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

With its spectacular views overlooking Central Park, the Park Lane Hotel dazzles visitors with its superb location and sophisticated ambiance. But that's not all recent guests are raving about. Most previous visitors cite the sumptuous accommodations, appointed with fully stocked minibars, high-thread count linens and sleek flat-screen TVs as a major draw of bedding down here. Plus, recent travelers highly praise the property's ample amenities including a fitness center, a business center and three restaurants (The Park Room, Harry's New York Bar and Café on the Green). Although most visitors express delight with their experience, a few bemoan the lackluster customer service and outdated room furnishings. Still, previous visitors cite the hotel's prime address alone as a compelling reason to return.

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Critic Reviews


“It's an excellent base for exploring the shopping along Fifth Avenue — from the famous Tiffany & Co. to high-end flagships like Gucci and Versace.”

New York Magazine

“The lobby ... echoes with memories of its glorious past. It's easy to imagine a fur-laden Liza Minnelli or Grace Jones rolling in after an all-nighter at Studio 54, or Leona Helmsley strolling the premises belittling the staff and filing fuzzy tax returns.”

Guest Rooms

Rooms at the Park Lane Hotel are large by New York City standards and feature traditional decor with some modern amenities. Standard rooms are found on floors five through 29 (upgraded rooms and suites are on higher floors) and offer views of Central Park or 58th Street.

  • Flat-screen LCD TVs
  • In-room Wi-Fi access is an additional $14.95 per day
  • Bathrooms have marble counter tops and a shower/tub combo

Standard room size:

312 square feet
  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2770 guests have reviewed the Park Lane Hotel New York, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.0 (based on 2770 reviews)

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  • Dining
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Center

Location & Parking

Overlooking the southeast corner of Central Park, the Park Lane Hotel provides impressive views of Central Park and the New York City skyline. Find the notorious Fifth Avenue shopping two blocks from the hotel. Location provides access to multiple subway lines within a four block radius of the hotel.

  • Eight blocks to Rockefeller Center and the "Top of the Rock" observation deck
  • About a mile south to Times Square and Grand Central Station
  • 24-hour valet parking ($56)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping


The on-site restaurant, The Park Room, provides upscale dining at the Park Lane Hotel for breakfast and lunch. Choose from a continental or full breakfast while the lunch menu features American fare, with an emphasis on fresh seafood.

  • Room service by The Park Room is only available for breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • The hotel bar, Harry's New York Bar & Lounge, opens at noon and serves classic cocktails and light fare until 1 a.m. daily
  • Café on the Green offers coffee drinks and quick bites like pastries, sandwiches and salads

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast





The Park Lane Hotel boasts a 24-hour fitness center on the lower level that includes a variety of cardio equipment and strength training machines.

  • Wall mounted flat-screen television
  • Complimentary water, towels and fruit
  • The hotel is across the street from Central Park's many walking and biking trails
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


With 12,875 square feet of functional meeting space, the Park Lane Hotel can host meetings with up to 220 guests and dinners of up to 350 people.

  • Private meetings available to take place in the Presidential Suite and Park Lane Suite of the hotel
  • Outdoor space available
  • Business center with computer has printing and faxing capabilities

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The Park Lane Hotel permits dogs up to 20 pounds for a $100 fee. Two pets are allowed per room.

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting



The Park Lane Hotel can host weddings of up to 350 people. The Ballroom can also be divided into two spaces to fit the size of the occasion. Ballrooms feature crystal chandeliers and 15-foot ceilings.

  • On-site event planning staff and catering available
  • Outdoor space available

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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Park Lane Hotel New York

36 Central Park South | New York, NY 10019 [See Full Map]