NileGuide Expert Says:
Families will appreciate the spacious rooms and fun touches at Le Parker Meridien, as well as the fabulous swimming pool (and the great burgers in the lobby).
119 W 56th St, New York, NY, United States
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NileGuide Expert tip:
Behind floor-to-ceiling curtains in the Le Parker Meridien lobby is the unnamed "burger joint," offering what some say is New York City's best hamburger at a surprisingly unassuming $6.50 price tag.
This elegant French hotel, boasting top-notch views of Central Park, opened in 1981. Its luxurious, well-appointed rooms are full of guest-friendly touches, such as entertainment centers with 32-inch TVs and DVD players and Aeron desks. Amenities include a rooftop swimming pool and racquetball club. These luxuries come at a high price, and the clientele will appreciate the hotel's convenient location, near Fifth Avenue shops such as Bergdorf Goodman and Tiffany's. Le Parker Meridien is also extremely welcoming to families, and despite all its luxury has a fun vibe, with cartoons playing in the elevators and homemade coloring books made available to kids.