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Le Parker Meridien
At a Glance
- lively, animated spirit
- best hotel gym in the city
- fun eating options
- tech-friendly rooms
- lobby is a public space
- small bathrooms
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Le Parker Meridien Review
A splash of kookiness in otherwise staid Midtown, the Parker Meridian combines the comforts of a dependable large hotel with elements of whimsy that keep visitors coming back. The little touches shine through. Start with the lobby, where lines form for iconic patty-palace Burger Joint, hiding behind a velvet curtain. This carefully dressed-down fast-food restaurant serves one of the city's best patties. If you've got more scratch, there's always the famous $1,000 omelet at Norma's for brunch or breakfast, though the restaurant also serves slightly more cost-effective options. Rooms are modern functionalist, with low platform beds and televisions hidden in recessed, cherry-paneled cabinets that rotate. Views of Central Park are worth asking after, though city views are also impressive. The 20,000-square-foot gym is one of the largest in the city, and now includes a blow-dry bar, mani-pedi boutique and the Moonshine Spa. One caveat: the boffo lobby, with marble floors, archways supported by hand-painted columns, and an espresso bar that converts into a bar at night, can get crowded at peak times.
- Address: 119 W. 56th St., between 6th and 7th Aves. Midtown West, New York, NY 10019 | Map It
- Phone: 212/245–5000; 800/543–4300
- Website: www.parkermeridien.com
- Subway: B, D, E, N, Q, R to 57th St.
- Location: Midtown West
- 511 rooms, 215 suites.
- Rate includes no meals.
- Credit cards accepted.
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