Gramercy Park is one of my favorite landmarks in New York: quiet, pretty and residential but a quick walk to Union Square.
The decor continues the landmark's old world vibe with oriental carpets, original fireplaces, four poster beds, upholstered chaises and cherry wood floors. There is complimentary WiFi and you can borrow cell phones and laptops to keep you up to date with the 21st century. I think that the place could do with a renovation to get it back to a level that matches the price because although the design is romantic, it is slightly worn too.
Romantic drawing rooms and hushed corners take you to another century.
Eating and drinking
Only breakfast is served here daily but there is a nice afternoon tea option at Lady Mendl's, with classic finger sandwiches and freshly baked scones.
Nothing on site but there is a gym nearby and a neighborhood garage if you have rented a car.
Fine, but not outstanding.
Who stays there
Genteel types, older couples, Europeans looking for a more intimate vibe.
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
Pros & Cons
- Not many services