Jumeirah Essex House

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

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.3

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
4.1
90%
Eating/drinking
3.9
90%
Leisure facilities
3.9
90%
Service
4.1
90%
Value for money
3
90%
Bedrooms
4
90%
Public areas
3.4
90%

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. 

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.

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.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Mature travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • Views of Central Park
  • Iconic hotel
  • Clientele is a bit stuffy
  • Price
Book now (price from £141.75)