It's not often you find a peaceful place in Manhattan, certainly not one away from traffic noise, sirens and subway rumbles, but Astor on the park is peaceful, calm and serene.
The hotel faces the northwest corner of Central Park (as it's located directly on Central Park West), and even if you don't get a view of the park, you'll still get a quiet nights sleep.
The rooms were clean and well equipped; the shower was incredibly powerful, and the bath filled quickly (should you need one). The bathroom on the whole was incredibly clean and the main bedroom area was equally well maintained, with a comfortable bed, amazing pillows, a radiator, cupboard, drawers and 2 chairs. There was also a large amount of mirrors.
We arrived early for check-in, and the room wasn't quite ready (which we expected) but the maid rushed and got it ready next for us while we explored the area and got some snacks for the room. She didn't have to rush, but it was a nice touch and certainly welcome.
The concierge was incredibly helpful, as were the receptionist staff. The nearest subway was only 3 blocks away, and the walk takes you past a beautiful school building to a subway line that takes you right into the heart of manhattan in about 15 minutes and right down to the business district in the south in about 30 minutes if you need it (can be faster than a cab during the day). It cost $50 to get there in a taxi from JFK airport and you will need to change subway trains once to get to the airport if you want to travel by that method (if you are a regular to NY it is worth doing this way).
I would also recommend walking back through Central Park from Manhattan to the hotel, You can enter Central Park South from either the Times Warner mall (west side) or the Apple store (east side), and if you walk north (there are plenty of maps in the park if you fear you might get lost) you will experience all the lakes, squirrels, bridges and rock mounds that the park has to offer. You will also walk past the John Lennon tribute in Strawberry Fields (next to the Dakota building where he got shot).
Altogether a fantastic place to stay, quiet and out of the main buzz of the city, without being too far from the big sightseeing landmarks and shops. I would highly recommend a stay here, as the staff were so helpful, the rooms were comfortable, clean and well equipped, and the location was fantastic.
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