Are you looking to stay at the Park Lane Hotel in New York City and want to know the difference between a Park View vs. Partial Park View room? Read on to check out the views from each.
The Park Lane Hotel in New York City has possibly one of the best views across the iconic Central Park. But with a variety of different rooms to choose from, of course at different prices, it can be difficult to know which is best.
We stayed at the Park Lane Hotel in 2017 and in 2018, in both a Premier Park View room and a Premier Partial Park View room on exactly the same floor, so I can pass on our experience of each room and a sneak peek at the views from each room too.
Firstly, it is worth pointing out that the Premier rooms are located between floors 30 and 46, meaning that they are higher than the roofline of most of the surrounding smaller buildings, and therefore offer a better view. This is not so important in the Park View rooms, but worth considering in the Partial Park View and also the City View rooms that are on offer too. We were located on floor 33, so all the pictures you see below will give you an idea of what the view is like from that level.
The view from a Premier Park View Double Room
Double rooms at the Park Lane Hotel actually have two double beds, not just the one that you would expect, so are very spacious rooms. We were travelling as a family of five, and so the hotel kindly added a crib and we were perfectly comfortable. The room also came with built in wardrobes, a large desk, side unit and a cosy arm chair in front of the window.
On each floor facing out to the park I think there are four or five rooms. Our room was located in the middle and so afforded amazing park views. I have to say that when the porter opened our door for us when we arrived, we were blown away!
We spent so much time taking in the view, and if New York wasn’t so amazing we could have sat here all day!
This may turn the stomach of anyone with vertigo, but our kids loved sitting on the wide ledge and watching the wold go by far below whilst eating a snack or even their breakfast!
The view from a Premier Partial Park View Queen Room
Queen rooms are rooms with just one queen sized bed. On this occasion we were travelling with just our youngest, who happily slept in with us (despite having her own little travel bed!). Again the room was spacious and perfect for our needs. There was a built in wardrobe, a large side unit with drawer space, a desk, and a small table with arm chair.
These rooms are located to the sides but due to the shape of the building if your room is located to the West side, like ours was, you will have the front of the building jutting out, taking part of the view.
The rooms offer views of both the Manhattan skyline and part of the park. You will see from the pictures that for us it was definitely a partial park view!
At night I think the view from this room was great, as it gave the classic lit up New York skyline to view, which was so pretty. We could also get a peek at some of the nearby rooftop bars and people’s rooftop gardens.
You can see from the pictures that there is a massive difference between a park view and a partial park view – and this can be reflected in the price. When we booked our Park View room in 2017, we booked well in advance and got a deal that meant that there was not much difference in the price which was amazing and a real no-brainer for us. However, when we booked in 2018, we booked late and the price difference was over $1500 more to upgrade from a partial park view room to a park view.
If you are thinking of booking the Park Lane Hotel, I hope I have helped you decide which room is best for you based on the view.
Have you stayed at the Park Lane Hotel? I’d love to hear your experience and see what view you had!