Jumeirah Essex House

160 Central Park South, New York City, New York, United States, 10019

Price from: £141

Central Park Deluxe Suite Room

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#26 of 80
expert-rated hotels in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Location:
4.1
4.1
Bedrooms:
4
4.0
Eating/drinking:
3.9
3.9
Public areas:
3.4
3.4
Leisure facilities:
3.9
3.9
Service:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
3
3.0
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery

Expert review of Jumeirah Essex House

An Art Deco masterpiece and a great spot from which to enjoy Central Park.

One of the first iconic hotels in New York City, the Jumeirah Essex House is an Art Deco masterpiece. The 44-story hotel offers breathtaking views of Central Park and the surrounding areas. Since 1931, the hotel has been welcoming A-listers and well-heeled tourists. 

Location: 

The hotel's location on Central Park South allows for great views of the park. The hotel is 10 minutes from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Natural History Museum.

Bedrooms: 

The hotel is massive, with 509 rooms and suites. Many rooms have great views of Central Park; the views robbed me of breath, actually. The rooms have Art Deco elements - gold and red with splashes of alligator print, and white leather ottomans sit at the base of the beds. Cabinets run wall to wall and there is a wealth of desk and drawer space - the red leather desk chairs are extremely comfortable. Leather and glass mirrors hang on walls and the bathrooms have pearlescent wall coverings and glass and marble sinks. The 2,500-square-foot presidential suite offers the same amenities and accents as standard rooms but in a more modern fashion. 

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Public areas: 

The lobby is a massive Art Deco marvel and is dominated by "The Heart of Central Park", an art exhibition of photos, paintings and sketches of Central Park. 

Eating and drinking: 

South Gate restaurant has won numerous awards for its "culturally inspired" American fare. The chic space has a large fireplace underneath a skylight. The restaurant's wine list is extensive as well; wine lovers can choose from 750 bottles. The Lobby Lounge serves Afternoon Tea and snacks but is a great space in which to enjoy the hotel's signature drink, The Essex.

Leisure facilities: 

The hotel spa has a number of treatment rooms as well as a sauna and steam room. Australian-made Sodashi products are used for all facials. Fitness lovers can enjoy the well-equipped exercise room. 

Service: 

Service is sometimes formal but quite quick. Expect a seamless check-in.

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Who stays there: 

Business travelers and couples with money to spare—it isn't cheap.

Price advice: 

The hotel has deals throughout the year; off-season is always the way to go.

Pros: 
Views of Central Park
Iconic hotel
Cons: 
Price
Clientele is a bit stuffy

More information on Jumeirah Essex House:

Price from:
£141
Type:
Hotel
Address:
160 Central Park South, New York City, New York, United States, 10019
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service

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