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I had to be in New York City this week and stayed at two different Hyatt properties in order to provide some additional hotel reviews for this site. The first was the Park South Hotel – JdV by Hyatt. I stayed at this property a few years ago prior to the pandemic when it was part of Hyatt, but did not have the JdV designation. The property has not changed and I was happy to see that it remained the same.
Anthony’s Take: The hotel is convenient if you need to stay on the East side of Manhattan (the neighborhood is known as NoMad). It’s tucked on a fairly quiet street with a McDonald’s and Duane Reade down the block. It’s a boutique hotel housed in a landmark building from 1906. It doesn’t have much in the way of amenities and might have the smallest fitness center I have ever seen, but the staff is friendly overall and they were excited to have a Globalist member staying in the hotel, which I thought was cute.
I booked a 1 King Bed Brownstone Studio Suite for $394 (this was reduced when the $30 destination fee was removed as it is for all Globalists). The hotel is a Category 5 property and room redemptions range from 17,000 to 23,000 per night.
The destination fee link on the site does not work and I did not ask what was included. It’s $30 plus tax per night, which is in line with some other NYC hotels.
Transportation to/from the Hotel
Coming from LaGuardia Airport (LGA), the ride lasted around 20 minutes (it’s around 8.5 miles from the airport) and cost $62 for Uber Black. This was pretty quick and traffic was light on a Monday night around 9:45 PM.
The hotel is located on East 28th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues. It provides easy access to tons of shopping, restaurants, and sightseeing.
I arrived at the hotel around 9:45 PM. The suite was ready. I actually did a mobile check-in and it said the suite was ready since 8:30 AM. The agent welcomed me as a Globalist (loudly) and said that they loved having Globalists stay at the hotel. He explained that breakfast was in the hotel’s restaurant and said that he had already coded my keys for a 4:00 PM late checkout. I was in my suite within minutes and appreciated how excited he was during check-in.
The lobby is small, but offers a decent amount of seating.
Additional tables are tucked away in the back near the restaurant.
A second, cozy seating area was found in the back left corner.
The hallways were clean and in great condition.
My suite was on the third floor. To get there, I had to take an elevator and then walk down a short flight of stairs.
I was surprised to find my door decorated with a sash calling out my Globalist status.
1 King Bed Brownstone Studio Suite (304)
There are 131 rooms and suites at the hotel.
The suite is one large room. When you step in the bed is to the right and a living area is to the left.
The living area featured a couch, two comfy chairs, a coffee table, and TV.
A bench was on the wall near the windows.
The wardrobe on the right side of the bathroom door contained a safe, ironing board, and iron. The ironing board folded out.
The safe is at the top of the wardrobe.
An iron was found on the bottom shelf.
On the other side of the bathroom door, closest to the bed was a desk and another two small wardrobes.
The space to the right held a Keurig, condiments, and coffee pods.
An empty refrigerator was found underneath.
The desk is in the middle.
Two bottles of water, a full ice bucket, and two bottled margaritas were left as a welcome amenity.
The wardrobe on the left held a robe.
The king-sized bed was to the left of the desk area.
I liked the crystal chandelier in the center of the room.
The bathroom entrance was in the center of the right wall.
The bathroom was small, but functional. The vanity had a single sink.
The toilet was located pretty close to the glass shower wall.
The shower area housed both the shower and bathtub.
Jonathan Adler brand body lotion and soap were on the vanity.
Large bottles of shampoo, body wash, and conditioner were in the shower.
Globalists are offered breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant Sweetbriar. The restaurant was closed in the morning. You have to walk through it to get to the back area where there are items to take away or eat there. It’s a bit odd to wander through the empty restaurant. Globalists are allowed to choose up to four items. I chose an almond croissant and yogurt parfait. $20 appeared on my folio, but a quick call resulted in it being taken off.
The bar in Sweetbriar.
The back area has some tables if you choose to eat breakfast there.
Globalists can select up to four items.
As mentioned, I chose an almond croissant and a yogurt parfait to go.
Public Areas & Amenities
The hotel has a fitness center, a restaurant, and some seating in the lobby. The fitness center is in the basement and one of the smallest I have ever seen.
Equipment included free weights and a few machines.
An exercise bike, a treadmill, and an elliptical machine lined the far wall.
The hotel provides towels, but no bottled water.
The Park South Hotel – JdV by Hyatt is a nice, boutique hotel with a good location, friendly service, and good elite recognition. I’ve never gotten a sash with “Esteemed Globalist” adorning my door before.
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