The Park Lane Hotel, New York: Park View vs. Partial Park View in pictures

Park View vs. Partial Park View

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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

Park View vs. Partial Park View

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!
Park View vs. Partial Park View
Catching the sunset over to the west was a bit tricky, but we could just about see the red skies over the tall buildings.

The view from a Premier Partial Park View Queen Room

Park View vs. Partial Park View

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.

Park View vs. Partial Park View

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.

Park View vs. Partial Park 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!

Park View vs. 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.

Park View vs. Partial Park View

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!


  1. Carly
    August 30, 2018 / 10:01 am

    Thank you for this post – I’m travelling to New York from the UK in June next year and reading this convinced me to pay the extra for the full park view room. I can’t wait!

    • daislikethese
      September 5, 2018 / 9:32 am

      Oh I’m so glad I could help. You will be blown away by the views! Have an amazing trip 😊

  2. September 22, 2018 / 11:10 am

    We are hoping to visit NY next year for our 25th wedding anniversary, will definitely check this hotel out, thanks for the room difference tips!

    • daislikethese
      October 1, 2018 / 8:43 am

      I’m pleased to hopefully be of help! NY would be an amazing place to celebrate a special Anniversary, it really is a brilliant city. Wherever you end up celebrating, have a wonderful time 😊

  3. October 29, 2018 / 1:02 pm

    Never stayed near Central Park when we’ve visited NYC, but wow those are some nice views to wake up to. #MondayEscapes

  4. October 30, 2018 / 12:51 am

    That park view is stunning! Waking up to that – wow! #mondayescapes

  5. October 30, 2018 / 9:34 am

    What a useful post – little things like this can make all the difference to a trip, it’s so nice to be able to see the difference before you choose your room! #MondayEscapes

  6. October 30, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    Such gorgeous views. I am not sure I would leave the hotel, I would just sit and look out the window all day! 😀 #mondayescapes

  7. October 30, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    What a perfect breakfast spot – my kids wouldn’t get a look in – ha! I actually like the city skyline view from the partial park view room a lot, but the full park view can’t be beaten can it? #mondayescapes

  8. October 30, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    We stayed near Times Sq when we stayed in NYC and Id definitely want to stay near the park and those views from the first few pictures … all the heart eyes! #mondayescapes

  9. October 31, 2018 / 1:41 am

    I can see why someone would splurge and go for the park view room. I don’t think the view can get much better than that! Good tip about trying to book early/catch a deal so that the cost isn’t that much higher!

  10. October 31, 2018 / 9:11 am

    We’re planning on visiting NY nest year. It will be our first time there and it would be so cool to stay in a hotel with views of Central Park. It looks so amazing in your pictures.

  11. November 12, 2018 / 3:59 am

    Wow this looks like a gem of a hotel! One day I’ll get to return! #mondayescapes

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