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Fodor's Expert Review IBEROSTAR 70 Park Avenue

70 Park Ave., at 38th St., New York, New York, 10016, USA See on Map

This hotel is located a few blocks from Grand Central Terminal, and is a midtown Manhattan business traveler favorite. Repeat guests love the quiet Park Avenue location, the 24-hour fitness center, and the relaxed on-site tavern. The bright color palette might not suit all guests taste, but this property offers comfort and good value.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The quiet location is good for sleeping, but don’t expect a wide range of nightlife nearby.


Bold patterned carpets, purple accents, and a generous use of metallics decorate the contemporary rooms. All rooms have work desks with ergonomic chairs, Frette linens, and large windows that let in ample sunlight.

Some suites have hot tubs and terraces with Empire State building views.


Bright bathrooms have shower/tub combos with subway tile, marble sinks, and large mirrors. Some rooms have soaking tubs with city skyline views.


The contemporary lobby is decorated in shades of silver and purple. Ample seating areas provide space for business travelers to be parked for hours with their laptops and iPads.


Silverleaf Tavern serves modern American small plates including truffle fries with parmesan, crispy calamari, and chicken wings.


Silverleaf Tavern also has a long bar with high-backed stools, an original cocktail list, and a good variety of beer and wine by the glass.


Getting Around

Located on Park Avenue and East 38th Street, this hotel is located in a quiet neighborhood on the border of bustling midtown Manhattan. Subway service is excellent, with the 4, 5, 6, and 7 trains at Grand Central and the B, D, F, and M trains at 42nd Street/Bryant Park. Taxis and Uber are available in the neighborhood, but traffic congestion is a common problem.


The colorful Salvation Taco (4-minute walk) serves tacos as envisioned by Chef April Bloomfield; try the heritage pork tostada with poblano peppers. Cracker thin crust pizza is pulled from the wood-burning ovens at Marta (10-minute walk), a cozy restaurant inspired by the style of pizza popular in Rome. For a taste of Denmark at an affordable price, check out the several kiosks in the Great Northern Food Hall (5-minute walk); sit down service is available at the grain bar or grab anything from the divine bakery to go.


Cocktails are served in a former antiques store at Middle Branch (9-minute walk), a two-level lounge with a speakeasy feel. With exposed brick walls, tin ceilings, and a long bar Tavern 29 (10-minute walk) is a comfortable spot to linger over draught beers. When the weather is nice, climb the stairs to the rooftop.


With free Wi-Fi, free newspapers, and lots of space to plug in in the lobby, this hotel is a good match for business travelers looking to be in midtown Manhattan. We love the unfussy Silverleaf Tavern for a quick bite or nightcap. Suites with terraces and views of the Empire State Building are a worthy splurge.


Casual Chic


Phones: 212-973–2400;800-707–2752

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