Hotel Review: Park South Hotel – JdV by Hyatt

by Anthony Losanno
Park South Hotel Exterior

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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.

Park South Booking


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.

Park South Destination Fee

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.

Park South Hotel Map

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.

Park South Hotel Exterior 2


The hotel is located on East 28th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues. It provides easy access to tons of shopping, restaurants, and sightseeing.

Park South Hotel Lobby 1


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.

Park South Hotel Lobby 2

The lobby is small, but offers a decent amount of seating.

Park South Hotel Lobby 3

Additional tables are tucked away in the back near the restaurant.

Park South Hotel Lobby 4

A second, cozy seating area was found in the back left corner.

Park South Hotel Lobby 5

The hallways were clean and in great condition.

Park South Hotel Lobby 6

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.

Park South Hotel Door

I was surprised to find my door decorated with a sash calling out my Globalist status.

Park South Hotel Suite 304

1 King Bed Brownstone Studio Suite (304)

There are 131 rooms and suites at the hotel.

Park South Hotel Suite 304 1

The suite is one large room. When you step in the bed is to the right and a living area is to the left.

Park South Hotel Suite 304 2

The living area featured a couch, two comfy chairs, a coffee table, and TV.

Park South Hotel Suite 304 3

A bench was on the wall near the windows.

Park South Hotel Suite 304 4

The wardrobe on the right side of the bathroom door contained a safe, ironing board, and iron. The ironing board folded out.

Park South Hotel Suite 304 5

The safe is at the top of the wardrobe.

Park South Hotel Suite 304 6

An iron was found on the bottom shelf.

Park South Hotel Suite 304 7

On the other side of the bathroom door, closest to the bed was a desk and another two small wardrobes.

Park South Hotel Suite 304 8

The space to the right held a Keurig, condiments, and coffee pods.

Park South Hotel Suite 304 9

An empty refrigerator was found underneath.

Park South Hotel Suite 304 10

The desk is in the middle.

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Two bottles of water, a full ice bucket, and two bottled margaritas were left as a welcome amenity.

Park South Hotel Suite 304 12

The wardrobe on the left held a robe.

Park South Hotel Suite 304 13

The king-sized bed was to the left of the desk area.

Park South Hotel Suite 304 18

I liked the crystal chandelier in the center of the room.

Park South Hotel Suite 304 19


Park South Hotel Suite 304 14

The bathroom entrance was in the center of the right wall.

Park South Hotel Suite 304 15

The bathroom was small, but functional. The vanity had a single sink.

Park South Hotel Suite 304 16

The toilet was located pretty close to the glass shower wall.

Park South Hotel Suite 304 17

The shower area housed both the shower and bathtub.

Park South Hotel Suite 304 21

Jonathan Adler brand body lotion and soap were on the vanity.

Park South Hotel Suite 304 20

Large bottles of shampoo, body wash, and conditioner were in the shower.

Park South Hotel Breakfast 1


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.

Park South Hotel Breakfast 2

The bar in Sweetbriar.

Park South Hotel Breakfast 3

The back area has some tables if you choose to eat breakfast there.

Park South Hotel Breakfast 4


Park South Hotel Breakfast 5

Globalists can select up to four items.

Park South Hotel Breakfast 6

As mentioned, I chose an almond croissant and a yogurt parfait to go.

Park South Hotel Gym 1

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.

Park South Hotel Gym 2

Equipment included free weights and a few machines.

Park South Hotel Gym 3

An exercise bike, a treadmill, and an elliptical machine lined the far wall.

Park South Hotel Gym 4

The hotel provides towels, but no bottled water.

Overall Impression:

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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JoeSchmo August 17, 2023 - 7:53 am

I didn’t see any mention of the drink voucher good from I think 5-7pm. It seems that Globalists no longer get that perk. Bummer

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Anthony Losanno August 17, 2023 - 8:56 am

That was never mentioned. I’m thinking the drinks in the room replaced it.


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