I needed a hotel in New York City for a night near the Flatiron District to visit friends. At the time of my stay, World of Hyatt had a 25% back in points for World of Hyatt cardholders promotion for stays at a Joie de Vivre by Hyatt, Destination by Hyatt or the Unbound Collection by Hyatt property. The Park South Hotel is a Category 5 Hyatt Property, costing 20,000 points a night. With the promotion, I got 5,000 points back just 2 weeks after I completed my stay, so the net cost was 15,000 World of Hyatt Points, similar to booking a Category 4 property.
For my labor day weekend one night stay, hotels in New York City were definitely on the higher end. Thankfully, the standard award was available for the 2 Double Beds ADA Room. The cash rate was $440 including taxes and fees, so I thought 15,000 World of Hyatt Points was a pretty solid deal. Typically, rates are in the $200-$300 per night range.
Location and Check In:
The Park South Hotel is in an excellent location in Midtown’s NoMad Neighborhood. It is a boutique hotel with 131 rooms. It’s about a half a mile from both the Flatiron Building as well at the Empire State Building. The 28th Street Subway station is around the corner as well. Personally, this area is one of my favorite areas of Manhattan.
The night prior to checking in, I stayed at the new Hyatt Regency JFK at Resorts World, and came into the city in the morning to meet up with a friend for lunch. I wasn’t sure if they would allow me to check in early, but I arrived at noon and they said my room was ready! It was nice that I could drop off my bags and get settled. I didn’t receive any upgrade with my Explorist status, and received the 2 Double Beds ADA Room as booked.
My room was located on the 2nd floor, at the end of the hall.
The view was a bit undesirable, looking over 27th street. Unfortunately, there was road construction, so whenever a car drove past our room, you could hear it slam with the metal plate. It definitely didn’t help being right on the second floor. Thankfully I brought earplugs. I’d recommend you ask for a room on a higher floor or one not facing the street.
The room itself was quite nice. There were high ceilings, and a nice updated desk area. For New York standards, it was quite roomy which might have been because it was an ADA room.
The beds were pretty plush and comfortable, so no complaints on this front either. A coffee/tea maker was provided.
The bathroom was small but sufficient. Toiletries were provided by Jonathan Adler which were decent. Our room had a standup shower, and the one issue was counter space was nonexistent. They added a little side cabinet next to the sliding door where they put the hairdryer and extra TP, and that kinda served as some counter space.
Before COVID, the Park South had other restaurants that were open, but currently the only open dining option was the Roof at Park South. It’s a really nice rooftop bar with small bites, and my friends and I tried it at night. We visited a few rooftop bars around the city, and this one had pretty good views and ample seating areas. I definitely recommend! The Park South website says that small bites will be available on the rooftop through October, and that the main restaurant will be opening later in the year for full dinner service.
For room service, the hotel partners with Butler. Butler operates restaurants inside of centrally located full-service hotels, and enables virtual room service at nearby hotels. You can order breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6:30 AM to 11:00 PM.
There is a fitness center located in the hotel on the basement level. It’s quite small, but adequate if you want to do a quick workout.
Staff members were very friendly, and they were happy to extend a 2PM late checkout with my Explorist status. I didn’t really interact with them much as it was a quick one night stay.
Overall, the Park South Hotel was a cute 4 star boutique property option in the Midtown area. I loved the location, and the rooftop bar was quite nice. The rooms were tastefully done and comfortable. For the right price, I’d consider staying at the Park South again.
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