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The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

50 Central Park South | New York, NY 10019-1613 [See Map]

#8 in Best New York City Hotels

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This stylish Ritz rises above Central Park's south side, beckoning to luxury-seekers in search of a prime midtown Manhattan location paired with impeccable customer service. Previous travelers highlight the elegance of the 259 accommodations, especially calling out extra touches — such as 400-thread-count linens, deep-soaking tubs and Asprey bath products — as major perks. Previous visitors also cite the hotel staff as extremely accommodating. And you're guaranteed a five-star stay here from the mouthwatering entrees served at the swanky Auden Bistro & Bar to the lavish spa services at the in-house La Prairie. Despite the exorbitant price tag, recent guests agreed the hotel's unparalleled location and ambiance are worth the splurge. And thanks to the Ritz's Marriott ties, guests who participate in the company's guest loyalty program may also receive complimentary perks, such as free nights, for choosing to stay here.

Quick Stats

  • New York, NY


  • 5.0-star


  • Hotel, 259 rooms


  • City center


  • Traditional, Historic, Opulent


  • Business travelers, Families, Couples, Groups


How It Ranks


  • Hotel Class
  • Critic Rating
  • TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 1102 reviews
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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Awards 2016
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2015
  • Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards 2015
  • Lonely Planet Recommended


The combination of a great location across from Central Park, large well-outfitted rooms, and excellent Ritz-Carlton service is as good as it gets.

Legend has it [bartender] Norman Bukofzer can meet you once and remember your drink 10 years later.

Travel + Leisure

The sight (and, it must be said, smell) of carriage horses greets you as you enter this 33-story, limestone-fronted building on the southern edge of Central Park.
Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2015


It's all about the park views here, though the above-and-beyond service, accommodating to a fault, makes this renowned property popular with celebs and other demanding guests.
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1102 guests have reviewed the The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: | 4.5 (based on 1102 reviews)

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Guest Rooms

Standard guest rooms at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park feature marble baths with soaking tubs, 400-thread-count linens and opulent decor. Some suites also have separate living or lounge areas and additional bathrooms.

  • Standard guest rooms are between 425 and 450 square feet
  • Rooms feature soundproof windows to block out city noise
  • Guests staying in Club Level rooms have access to Club Lounge with complimentary food and beverages daily

Standard room size: 425 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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Overlooking New York City's iconic Central Park, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park is set in a convenient location with access to many of Manhattan's biggest draws.

  • Within walking distance of Fifth Avenue shops, Broadway, Rockefeller Center and Lincoln Center
  • Near enough to visit Times Square, but removed from the bustling crowds

  • 24-hour valet parking ($70)

  • 24-hour self-parking

  • Airport shuttle

  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop

  • Train station

  • Subway/metro stop

  • Restaurants

  • Beach

  • Grocery store

  • Movie theater

  • Theater

  • Shopping


The hotel's main restaurant, Auden Bistro & Bar, serves traditional bistro-style cuisine, and the menu features regionally sourced ingredients and sustainable seafood. The Star Lounge features afternoon tea daily at 2:30 or 3 p.m.

  • Renowned bartender Norman Bukofzer mixes drinks and conversation at the hotel's bars
  • Auden Bistro serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert
  • Small plates are also available at Star Lounge during afternoon tea

Number of restaurants: 2

Cuisine types: American

  • Fine dining

  • Casual dining

  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace

  • Bar/lounge

  • Room service

  • 24-hour room service

  • Free breakfast

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La Prairie Spa features six treatment rooms and a wide range of beauty treatments from facials to massages. Men's and women's steam rooms are on-site, and in-room treatments are available to hotel guests.

  • Bridal party packages are available
  • Small lock boxes are provided for valuables
  • Spa is open every day, including holidays

Services offered:

  • Massage

  • Facial

  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)

  • Salon services

  • Outdoor treatment area

  • Steam room

  • Sauna


The hotel participates in the Ritz Kids program, which provides a unique travel education experience for children. On-site restaurant Auden Bistro features a Ritz Kids menu with children-friendly meal options.

  • Infants are treated to BVLGARI bath amenities
  • Small stuffed animals as well as cookies and milk at turndown are provided for young children
  • Babysitting services can be arranged for a fee
  • Kids club

  • Cribs

  • High chairs


Open 24 hours a day, the fitness center has weight training and cardio equipment as well as a steam room.

  • Complimentary water and towels are available
  • Private trainers, yoga and Pilates instructors are available upon request for a fee

  • Weight equipment

  • Cardio equipment

  • Yoga mats

  • Free fitness classes

  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

  • Bicycles

  • Tennis

  • Guided runs

  • Paddle boats

  • Motor boats


Faxing, photocopying, wireless Internet access, video conferencing and courier services are among the amenities at the hotel's business center.

  • Both boardrooms for meetings and ballrooms for receptions are available
  • Technology Butlers and Conference Concierges are on-call to help events run smoothly
  • Hotel offers a VolunTeaming program for large groups to work on team building and giving back

Number of meeting rooms: 5

  • Business center

  • Meeting rooms

  • Meeting and event planners available


Dogs and cats weighing less than 60 pounds are welcome at The Ritz-Carlton, Central Park, for a $250 fee. Pet carriers, gold-plated pet identification tags, home baked dog treats and other perks come with the hotel's pet package.

  • Guests must sign waivers in order to bring a pet
  • Burberry rain coats and Ritz-Carlton T-shirts can be provided for your pet
  • Walking, sitting and veterinary services are also available

  • Pets allowed (with fee)

  • Dog walking

  • Pet-sitting

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The hotel has several venues that can accommodate a range of wedding services, including ceremonies, receptions and dinners.

  • Bride and groom receive complimentary wedding night guest room when they meet guest minimum
  • Dates should be reserved as far as one year prior to wedding
  • Events must be catered by in-house Ritz-Carlton catering

Maximum wedding guest capacity: 145

  • Hotel hosts weddings

  • Outdoor space for weddings

  • Wedding planners available

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