119 W 56th St, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.764050 -73.978256
Daily 24 hours
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Clinton
My room in this Midtown business hotel was small but efficient, with a spinning television that lets you watch in bed or in the sofa/office area. My favorite part was the rooftop pool for quiet early-morning laps and the trips to Norma's for brunch and Burger Joint for lunch. Their coffee and tea cafe is lovely for an afternoon with a book, and concierges are excellent in recommending plays and wine stores.
Recommended – I stayed at the Meridien for 6 nights on business. The price was great at under $250 a night in Sept. The rooms were a bit on the small side but were quite nice. The DVD/CD and free high speed Internet are great. The location is also excellent as it is just 2 block from Central Park and 100 feet from 2 subway lines. A excellent choice if in NYC.
No Air Conditioning – They might not be up tight, as long as you dont ask for air conditioning. Seems the hotels AC/Heat system is either on or off no matter what the outside temperature is. I recently spent several nights staying in town for a wedding. The room was hot!!!. I requested the air conditioner to be fixed three times, only to be given "polite lip service" from the front desk staff. In the end I was informed that the AC would not be turned on. A maintenance person at the hotel said that they have this problem every year between seasons.
After all else failed two calls to the General Manager went Un returned.
I did notice that the lobby was air conditioned. I guess that the Hotel doesnt want newly arriving guests to know about the antiquated Air Conditioning system until after they have checked in.
Great view and location – After an exhaustive research effort and multiple options for lodging in New York during our visit, we settled on the Parker Meridien. Not only did we get a good rate...directly from their website...but the view was spectacular! We stayed on the 31st floor and had an expansive view of the park and both sides of uptown manhattan. Gravity was very nice...great weight training facility. For cardio, who could beat a run in central park...only 2 blocks away. The pool was nice and the rooftop sundeck was great for some souvenier photos. Location was spectacular...about 8 blocks from Times Square, and two subway lines at 7th and 6th. FREE high speed internet access was nice. The only downside was that the room was fairly small and it seemed like the bedding was rather old. But, overall it was a great place to stay. Definitely get a park view if possible.
Cool, Real New York Smart – On a recent business trip to NY, I stayed at the Le Parker Meridien. Wow! Roof top swimming pool, roof top walking area, what a gym (free to guests), large integrated desk, FREE internet connection, aeron chairs, neat decor, 32 INCH WEGA TV, DVD, VCR, great restaurants - NORMA's and Burger Place and a pets's menu on the Room Service list. This hotel is different, fun, not like the W, the Ian Schrager hotels, the Kimptons. Experience it for yourself!!
St Patrick's Day Stay – We stayed in a suite on the 34th floor overlooking Central Park for 8 nights. From the moment we walked into our room, we knew that it was going to be a fantastic holiday. The bed was the biggest that we have ever slept in. Views of the park from both the bedroom and the lounge. The walk-in shower, toiletries in both showers and by the basin. Big bath towels. Hanging space for your coats in a separate area from the wardrobe,there's even an umbrella! Big screen TV.
accurate description – Got a great deal booking on HOTWIRE. View of park somewhat obstructed. I just found out what european decor means. Don't think luxury means plush at this hotel. Minimalist decor that is very clean and adequate for a night on the town. Not romantic. Can NOT beat the location. Norma's was fantastic. Bed very comfortable. For what I paid would go back in a second and highly recommend.
Simply the best! – My husband and I loved this hotel! We upgraded to a mini-suite when we arrived, and I highly recommend you do the same. The room was spacious and the big TV was awesome. I loved our room! The staff was always friendly and helpful, and the location can't be beat. This is the only hotel we will ever stay in while in New York!
My fiance and I had a nice stay at Le Parker Meridien. The staff was extremely nice and accomodating, and the location was fantastic. The room had a lot of nice little touches (shoe polish kit, nail file, candies at check-in). The only negative was the bathroom noise, you could hear the water running through the pipes.
GO GO GO!!! – Le Parker Meridien was simply amazing. We could not have asked for a better location, being only a few blocks uptown from the heart of Times Square, and the hotel decor was incredible. The best part? Instead of 'Do Not Disturb' signs to hang on the door knob....they say 'Fugetaboutit'....We'll DEFINITELY be going back!!
Uptown Style, not UpTight – Le Parker has renovated it's hotel to a sleek Scandinavian style that works both functionally and fashionably. It really comes down to three things that I like at this hotel: the rooftop sundeck/42nd-floor pool with skyline views, modernistic breakfast at Norma's restaurant and the french bistro Seppis that offers cozy booths and good food.
If your into high-level room quality for two or more, i recommend upgrading to the suites. The standard/superior size rooms are not that large and can be crampy in certain areas but make up for it with the large TV, CD/DVD, ambience lighting and a fancy work desk/chair.
Look for a package deal to keep the rates down and keep in mind this hotel is in a great location for tourists.
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