The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

A classic Midtown pick
Originally the site of the landmark St. Moritz Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park offers some of the city’s most luxurious and elegant accommodations. The 33-story Emery Roth building features 259 rooms (including 47 suites) and a majestic lobby filled with Samuel Halpert’s art.

Expect a classic, traditional style — think club-like wood furniture, gilded frames and dark marble tables. And even though it’s located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan at the corner of Central Park South and Sixth Avenue, the hotel feels notably intimate and private, ideal for leisure travelers who seek out Old World charm.
The luxurious and thoughtful amenities set this Five-Star hotel apart from other New York hotels, from the Asprey’s Purple Rain toiletries in the bathroom to the half-bottle of Johnny Walker Blue Label stocked among the mini-bar offerings.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • If you’re looking for a hotel in Midtown Manhattan, you can’t beat the Central Park South address that’s also just minutes from premier shopping on Fifth Avenue, a host of Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurants and Broadway theaters.
  • Even the smallest guest rooms here feel stately and luxurious, outfitted with gilded and mahogany furniture.
  • The staff at the hotel is always one step ahead of you, from the bellman who offers to fill your ice bucket after bringing up your luggage to the concierge who tailors dining recommendations to suit your tastes.
  • You won’t find saketinis or esoteric fusion drinks at this hotel bar, but rather a selection of classic favorites, including great versions of a cosmopolitan and a dirty martini
  • The second floor La Prairie Spa is an indulgent treat at this New York hotel. After pounding the pavement, the signature caviar luxury massage and facial have never felt so good.
Things to Know
  • Although the New York hotel doesn’t have a swimming pool, on the second floor you’ll find a great gym and an even nicer spa from Swiss skincare company La Prairie.
  • Catching your flight or meeting your dinner date couldn’t be easier with The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park’s complimentary house car. The Lincoln Town Car is available on a first-come, first-served basis through the concierge.
  • It’s not the city’s trendiest hotel, but the stately gilded interiors and white-gloved service will remind you of how travel to New York used to be.
The Rooms
  • Here, rooms feature king-sized beds with stately carved-wood headboards; your bed will face a mahogany wood console holding your LG flat-screen television, mini-bar and glassware, and assorted shelving.
  • Guest room décor matches that of the New York hotel at large: a pale yellow, cream and light brown color palette is used to complement the dark wood and plenty of gilded trim, creating a space that’s at once elegant and homey.
  • Standard guest rooms feature an oversized swivel armchair and side table, which are helpful should you opt not to sit on the bed while reading the provided book about artist Samuel Halpert, whose paintings can be found throughout the hotel.
  • The spacious bathrooms all feature glassed-in, light brown marble walk-in showers; deep soaking tubs; and separate water closets. Thoughtfully placed toiletries from Asprey’s Purple Water line can be found throughout.
The Restaurants
  • All-day dining venue Auden Bistro & Bar offers new American cuisine that champions simple, local and sustainable fare, with offerings like steak frites and a warming capon and vegetable stew.
  • Afternoon tea is a staple at the Ritz-Carlton. In addition to a cuppa, you’ll get finger sandwiches filled with the likes of smoked salmon and cream cheese or egg and pear, plus sweet and savory scones and petits fours, and, for just 10 dollars more, a glass of bubbly.
  • A narrow bar connects Auden to the hotel’s Star Lounge where you’ll be able to enjoy classic tipples from Norman Bukofzer who has tended bar at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park for many decades.
  • Star Lounge serves up a light menu of soups, sandwiches and flatbreads for lunch and dinner. Unique offerings include grilled lemongrass shrimp, smoked duck Reuben sliders and the sushi flatbread.
24-hour room service
House car
Meeting rooms
Pet friendly
Getting There
50 Central Park South, New York, New York 10019
LGA (20-35 min)   JFK (28-50 min)   EWR (28-45 min)  
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
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