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Jumeirah Essex House

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160 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019 40.76652 -73.978337
nr. Seventh Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-247-0300 | Fax: 212-315-1839 Send to Phone

  • Price Range: Expensive, Very Expensive
  • Reader Rating: Write a Review
  • Type of Hotel: Luxury Hotel
Photo by Courtesy of Jumeirah Essex House

Sample Room Rates

Standard rooms, $350–$700; suites, $800

Official Website

Nearby Subway Stops

1, A, B, C, D at 59th St.-Columbus Circle; N, Q, R at 57th St.-Seventh Ave.


  • Valet Parking

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • DVD Player
  • Fax Services
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchenette
  • Meeting/Conference Rooms
  • Minibar
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • TV
  • Video Games
  • WiFi service


What a difference $90 million makes. Enough, in this case, to turn an aging dowager into a fresh-faced debutante. Dubai-based hoteliers Jumeirah bought this Art Deco treasure in 2005, then carefully rolled out restorations over the next two years. Today, a print of nearby Central Park by Korean photographer Atta Kim dominates the polished-marble lobby, while blush-tone flowers adorn the hallway carpets upstairs. Interspersed with multimillion-dollar private condos, the 509 rooms now have substantial technological upgrades such as touch-screen panels on the phones that set lighting moods and background music; a lighted underfoot pathway to the bathroom; and a subtly changing LED fixture over the beds. There may be more-luxurious hotels nearby, but at a time when $1,000 a night is the opening rate at New York’s top hotels, Jumeirah has priced itself one solid step lower. Spacious suites start around $800—less than the cheapest standard room at St. Regis.

Fairly priced and affordable relative to others in the area; functional room design; unbeatable location.

Those who really want to be coddled might find it a tad impersonal.

Couples who love the St. Regis but want something a little less pricey should investigate this renovated Art Deco landmark. The Grand Salon—with mirrored doors and pastoral murals—holds up to 250 people with dancing; the more intimate Petite Salon accommodates 200. Packages start at $225 per person and include bridal suite, groom’s changing room, and the wedding cake.

Special Offers
Website frequently lists good room deals, down to $329 for a queen room.