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AKA Central Park

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42 W. 58th St., New York, NY 10019 40.764201 -73.974862
nr. Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-753-3500 | 888-252-0150 | Fax: 646-744-3120 Send to Phone

  • Price Range: Expensive, Very Expensive
  • Reader Rating: Write a Review
  • Type of Hotel: Boutique Hotel, Good for Business Travelers, Luxury Hotel

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Sample Room Rates

Deluxe studio, $275-$445; premium studio, $295-$465; deluxe one-bedroom suite, $425-$545; premium one-bedroom suite, $445-$565; two-bedroom suite, $820-$1,070

Official Website

hotelaka.com

Nearby Subway Stops

F at 57th St.; N, Q, R at Fifth Ave.-59th St.

Parking

  • Nearby Parking Lots - Validated

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

  • Babysitting
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Express Checkout
  • Fax Services
  • Gym
  • Hotel Bar/Lounge
  • Hotel Restaurant
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • WiFi Service

Room Amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchenette
  • Meeting/Conference Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • TV
  • WiFi service

Profile

AKA Central Park forgoes the glitzy decadence of the Plaza Hotel across the street in favor of a sleeker, minimalist take on deluxe. Its exterior is barely marked by signage, and its bright, design-forward lobby forsakes a gift shop or bar. But venture further inside and you’ll find plenty of luxury and comfort in the 134 guest rooms. Large, stylish suites are dressed in warm-brown and cream tones with metallic accents; the imposing solidity of materials such as granite and marble is softened by plush sofas and linens of Egyptian cotton. The 17-story building caters to extended-stay guests, which means that while a studio contains only a wet bar and a microwave, a one- or two-bedroom suite features a full kitchen with cookware, a dishwasher, and a full-size fridge. Corporate lodgers can take advantage of a business center with computers and complimentary printing and faxing, while any guest can enjoy the state-of-the-art gym and the free self-service laundry room. The hotel’s name comes from its owner’s assertion that its properties are “also known as” a home away from home for its guests—a claim you’d have a hard time disagreeing with by the time you check out.

Pros

If you need to spend an extended period in a hotel, a great location and spacious rooms make the AKA a fine place to do so.

Cons
For all its luxury, there are no views of Central Park.

Extended-Stay Discounts
Room rates decrease for stays longer than seven nights and drop further still for stays longer than 30 days.

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