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Helmsley Park Lane

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36 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019 40.765332 -73.975521
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-371-4000 | Fax: 212-750-7279 Send to Phone

  • Price Range: Moderate, Expensive
  • Reader Rating:

    10 out of 10


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  • Type of Hotel: Family-Friendly, Good for Business Travelers, Luxury Hotel

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Sample Room Rates

Room with city view, $210-$545; room with park view, $245-$620; junior suite, $280-$555; one-bedroom suite, $465-$1,025, two-bedroom suite, $955-$1,460

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Nearby Subway Stops

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


  • On Premise Parking
  • Valet Parking

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

  • Babysitting
  • Cellphone Rental
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Express Checkout
  • Fax Services
  • Gym
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hotel Bar/Lounge
  • Hotel Restaurant
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Room Service
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi Service

Room Amenities

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


The lobby of the Helmsley Park Lane echoes with memories of its glorious past. It's easy to imagine a fur-laden Liza Minnelli or Grace Jones rolling in after an all-nighter at Studio 54, or Leona Helmsley strolling the premises belittling the staff and filing fuzzy tax returns. The problem is that for a so-called luxury hotel, the Park Lane hasn't done much to stay luxurious. The once-fancy façade now looks tacky and outdated. Even the outrageous painting of the late real estate developer and philanthropist Harry Helmsley is a reminder of a bygone era. Still, the appeal of a Central Park view (the hotel sits on Central Park South close to the Plaza) can't be denied, and many of the rooms are spacious and well-appointed with newer amenities like high-definition televisions. For now, there's a hotel lounge, Harry's New York Bar & Lounge, named for the former owner; a restaurant with a wall of glass windows that overlook the park; a seasonal open-air café; meeting rooms; and a ballroom available for rental.


Central Park views and a prime Central Park South address.

It's showing its age.

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