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Park South Hotel: A Boutique Hyatt in NYC

Park South Hotel Review is part of TPOL in NYC Trip Report.


Getting There: Typically, I would recommend taking the Airtrain from JFK which is $10.75 per person (see JFK AirTrain: Why Mess with Uber to Manhattan?). But for convenience and a somewhat decent price of $58, I took Uber. I rationalized spending $40 more for two people and saving 40 minutes in transit.


Overview

I wanted to stay in a hotel close to Gaonurri, the Korean restaurant where I would be spending NYE (see Happy New Year! TPOL’s NYC NYE Party Guide). I found the Park South Hotel, a boutique hotel, bookable for either $600 or 20k points.

Location

The hotel is located on 28th and Lexington. It’s close enough to Times Square for the obligatory NYE pilgrimage and far enough from Times Square to avoid one of the worst places in the world any other night.a tree with red bows in a square black container next to a bicycle

Hotel Itself

This is a boutique hotel making it more personal than my typical stay in Four Points or Hyatt Place experiences.a group of buildings on a street

Lounge

If you’re looking to relax away from the main lobby, there is a nice lounge with a fireplace.a room with chairs and a tv

Room

I was upgraded to a city view room. Judging by the view, I can only imagine what a room without an upgrade would be like.

a view of a street from a window a room with a bed and a television a chandelier with crystal balls from the ceiling a room with a bed and a television a bed with white sheets and a lamp a picture in a frame on a wall

Bathroom

The bathroom was terrible. First, it had the European-style shower door, which may look chic but only leads to floods. Second, the water pressure was weak, something common in NYC hotels. Third, the sliding door was clunky.a bathroom with a mirror and sink a shower with a shower head a group of small bottles of shampoo

a silver faucet in a bathroom
It’s NYC, not the hotel. I have this same controller brand in my bathroom.

Butler

The hotel offers butler service through an app. Guests are given a $10 credit. I ordered two coffees for $8. I would have liked to compare the butler service to the St. Regis NYC, but the butler never arrived with the coffee.a screenshot of a phone order

Welcome Drink

I was given a voucher for a welcome beer or house wine at the hotel bar. There was a large selection of craft beers.a glass of beer next to a bucket of champagne

Overall

I wouldn’t pay $600 to stay here and believe that 20k points would have been steep if it was not NYE.

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