I am not a huge fan of Park Avenue South - it feels a bit generic - but nonetheless this is a good location for easy access to other neighborhoods like Union Square, the Empire State building, Times Square and the like. And now that a lot of media companies have moved into the 'hood, the restaurant choices have improved. A number of subway lines are also close by.
Although the style feels slightly formulaic, at least it's a pleasing formula with high ceilings, pretty rose colored velvet chairs and ottomans, original black and white photos from the 20s and 30s and crisp linens. The deluxe rooms have French doors leading out onto small terraces.
Eating and drinking
Although the hotel doesn't have a restaurant on site, the complimentary breakfast is excellent. And I love the free cappuccino, cookies, champagne and cheese that is provided. It's something that all of the Giraffes offer. New restaurant hotspots nearby include the Breslin and Maialino.
No gym or spa but the hotel provides complimentary passes to the nearby Sports Club. Lovely private rooftop garden.
Excellent: low-key, friendly and professional, from doormen to receptionists.
Who stays there
Loyal fans from all over the US, European visitors who have been let in on the secret, and businessmen who want a good low key option near to media hubs.
Lots of special offers like 20 per cent off if you pay in advance and there are many special holiday packages.
- Business travellers
Pros & Cons
- Free extras
- Friendly service