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JW Marriott Essex House
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Why Stay At JW Marriott Essex House
A classic Manhattan hotel on the southern edge of Central Park, just steps from Fifth Avenue boutiques, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center.
Manhattan's hotel scene is constantly evolving, but some properties stand the test of time. Case in point: the JW Marriott Essex House New York, set in a gracious 1931 building at the southern edge of Central Park, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. During the week, the scene is business friendly thanks to the 511 sleek rooms, all with spacious marble bathrooms; the South Gate restaurant, with impressive park views; and the brand new, state-of-the-art fitness center. But on the weekend, the ambiance turns decidedly local. The Beaux Arts-style Grand Salon is a popular address for chic, Manhattan weddings. An impressive collection of luxurious suites with exquisite craftsmanship, private terraces with unparalleled views, and plush, custom-designed furniture invites guests to relish the comforts of home while away.
In the winter, enjoy picturesque Central Park views from South Gate, and take advantage of winter ice skating in Central Park, for fewer crowds and inspiring scenery.
Have theater tickets? South Gate's $35 three-course prix fixe is a steal, though it's only offered from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (which works well for early-evening curtain-ups).
Arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) which is approximately 17 miles from the hotel. Anticipate between 30 and 50 minutes of travel time depending on traffic. You may also elect to arrive at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) which is about 7 miles (20-30 minutes depending on traffic) from the hotel; or Newark Airport (EWE) which is 16 miles (30-45 minutes depending on traffic) from the hotel.160 Central Park South, New York, New York, United States
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Fitness Room
- Spa Services
- Steam Room
- Business Services
- Shoeshine Stand
- Babysitting Services
- Complimentary Bike Rentals
- Air Conditioning
- Flat-screen TVs
- Two Phones
- Writing Desks
- Wifi Internet Access
- Alarm Clocks
- In-room Safes
- Marble Bathrooms
- Hair Dryers
- Turndown Service
- In-room Dining
- 4 person max occupancy in all rooms
Why We Love New York
The City That Never Sleeps lives up to the moniker, alive with exhibitions and special events at the world's most iconic museums during the day and pulsing with active nightlife after dark.
240 Central Park S.
Dinner for two $200.
Where to Drink: Whiskey Park has outdoor seating with views of Central Park and specialty cocktails such as the coconut-basil gimlet, a blend of Ciroc Coconut Vodka and house-made sour mix.
100 Central Park S.
Drinks for two $28.
Where to Shop: The nearby stretch of Fifth Avenue stands out for luxury retailers, which include Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman department stores, as well as designer boutiques such as Armani, Prada, and Versace.
Art Scene: The Andrea Rosen Gallery in Chelsea has quickly become New York's buzziest contemporary art space. In spring 2013, you'll see works by artist Aaron Bobrow, who incorporates everyday items such as plastic tarps and motor oil into his paintings.
525 W. 24th St.
Why Go Now
May 17, 2014
Complimentary dance workshops, choreographed performances, and a colorful parade.
Tompkins Square Park.
May 24 - 26 + May 31 - June 1, 2014
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
More than 120 artists and artisans, including painters, sculptors, jewelers and glassblowers, exhibit their wares.
June 15 - July 14, 2014
River to River Festival
For one month, Lower Manhattan organizations present hundreds of free events such as walks and games to all types of arts performances.
Multiple venues in Lower Manhattan.