1 Hotel Central Park
NEW YORK CITY
“I live in Brooklyn, but was seeking a Manhattan staycation. I had been wanting to check out the newly opened 1 Hotel Central Park since it opened its doors in late summer, and this was the perfect opportunity. The moment I stepped into the lobby, a relaxing calm came over me, dropping the NYC rush. There’s greenery as far as the eye can see, and the amazing smell of cedar and lemon… It’s as if you’ve left the grimy city and stepped into the forest. The entire interior is made of reclaimed wood, steel, and concrete to create detail rich with texture.
When I got to my City King room, a handwritten note and bottle of delicious red wine were awaiting me, a lovely gesture. I was also greeted with moss and terrariums throughout the room. The exposed brick and organic linens were just an added bonus, although my favorite part of the room would be what I call a “reading nook.” Each room has a bay window complete with cushions and pillows which was perfect for cuddling up in the cotton robe provided and catching up on my reading while overlooking the city. Additionally, the glass-enclosed walk-in shower and copper features in the bathroom made me feel as if I was at a spa on a rustic farm… so beautiful!”
- Experienced by Trusted Friend: Whitney Norris, Brooklyn, NY
(Date Experienced: December 2015)
A central NYC base that is affordable, lovely and polished.
This is the perfect property for the young, hip, metropolitan crowd looking for something different from the typically more formal and/or expensive Manhattan hotel.
I was running behind for my evening event and called the front desk to see if someone could hail a taxi while I made my way downstairs. Fortunately, the hotel happens to have a Tesla house car, which meant I could hitch a ride and get to my event on time, and in style!
Best time to go
New York City is great to visit any time, but if you’re coming from out of town, come in the warmer months when you can fully take advantage of the property’s proximity to Central Park.
The in-room fridges don’t feature alcohol or snacks, only natural juices and coconut water. Certainly not a deal-breaker, but if you’re wanting to enjoy a drink in your room, you’ll need to order from the bar downstairs or BYOB.
Rooms start around $200 per night, depending on rates and availability.