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AKA Central Park
Ranked #218 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
“Great place to stay!”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

My buddy had a one bedroom suite for 10 nights. I stayed on a roll away bed, in the living room, for 3 of those nights. $50 + tax/night to add a roll away bed. (They should throw in that roll away for free. This place is not cheap!)

The location is amazing. So many great places within a 20 minute walk. Almost RIGHT across the street from Central Park.

Staff was very friendly and helpful.

The room is basically cleaned once a week. Unfortunately, the toilet had not been cleaned in months it seemed. Horribly stained.

I loved the set up of the room and the decor. We had an issue with the heater the first night. A horrible banging sound, all night long. Bad nights sleep. They fixed it the next day but it would have been nice of them to offer to shave $20 off the bill or a free drink at the bar downstairs, anything, but they did not.

The soap, shampoo etc. were great. Loved the smell. Loved having a kitchen in the suite.

They charge for WIFI. BOO!

As you probably know, it gets pretty cold in New York during the winter. A cold shower is not something I wanted, but got. Apparently, they had some water heater problems and I had to take a cold shower on my second day. I mean COLD!

Gym: GREAT GYM! They had everything I needed and more. Really clean. Complimentary head phones as well. Could use some bottled water down there, but the drinking fountain worked fine. Not that you really need the gym as I think I walked a minimum of 100 blocks each day!

View: If you enjoy staring at a brick wall, you will LOVE the view. That is the view we had. A brick wall.

Again, I slept on a roll away bed. But I have to say, it was really comfortable, so I imagine the actual bed in the room must be VERY comfortable. The sheets were nice and I loved the heavy comforter.

This is a great place for families.

I want to stay here again, but next time, my buddy gets the roll away bed!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

Our travel agent recommended AKA so we knew it would be good but we were blown away with the location. Our suite was very spacious and clean but did overlook ugly buildings and air conditioning equipment. Try to book a room with a decent view.
The staff were the best we have encountered anywhere in the world. They were genuinely welcoming and attentive at all times. During the week we were there we did not encounter one staff member with even the slightest hint of a 'couldn't care less' attitude. We stayed in 9 different hotels/resorts during our time in the US and AKA topped them all.
Thanks for a great stay.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2012

Clean, contemporary, and spacious room in an outstanding location off 5th Ave near Central Park South. Staff was professional and friendly and fireplace lounge was a perfect place for a nightcap after an evening in the city. Bed was a bit disappointing, towels were thin, and do you really need a kitchenette in Manhattan (as a former local, I miss eating out three meals a day)? The price is excellent for the high quality.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2012

We were in New York City for a two week period and didn't want to feel boxed in in a hotel room so opted for AKA apartment. We made the right choice. The room gave us plenty of room to spread out, unpack and stow away our suitcase without it lying around. The bathroom was also comfortabe.We had a king bed, a kitchette (microwave) and table and chairs. Room was clean. AKA doesn't have luxurious plush king bath sheets (bath towels) nor a magnifying mirror in the bathroom but all the comforts of home nevertheless. It would have been more welcoming to have a "starter kit" of tea/coffee, milk and sugar in the room so we could have had a drink whilst settling in. Position great, near Columbus Circle. Staff friendly and helpful. Use of laundry was a great help.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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perth
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

This is our 3rd AKA stay.The first at Central Park.One cannot beat the location-50m to bergdorfs
We love AKA and would always make it our first choice for a "home from Home "stay.
The staff are very helpful and go out of their way to assist.Clearly a good management team.The cafe however needs a little work with food quality
We`ll be back.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about AKA Central Park

Property: AKA Central Park
Address: 42 W 58th St, New York City, NY 10019-2505
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#157 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price range (per night): ₹ 18,890 - ₹ 45,297
Hotel Class:4 star — AKA Central Park 4*
Number of rooms: 134
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of one of Manhattan's most vibrant neighborhoods, just steps from Fifth Avenue, AKA Central Park offers both short and long term stays, and is home to 134 superbly-designed hotel residences with spacious living rooms, gourmet kitchens, and spa-like baths with amenities from Bulgari. Sophisticated amenities and services include a Technogym fitness center; European-style cafe; private screening room; exclusive evening resident lounge; complimentary wifi and business services, and a gracious 24/7 Resident Services Team. ... more   less 
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