After my first ever Kimpton stay the night before, I was really looking forward to experiencing Kimpton 70 Park Avenue. Many people might think I’m crazy for hopping from hotel to hotel, but I actually enjoy it. Ok, packing up every night is a kinda lame, but the joy of exploring a new property completely overrides any negatives!
- Free weekend in New York for Affiliate Summit East 2014
- Going to a New York Yankees game this weekend
- Using the AtTheBallpark app to improve the stadium experience
- Why I’m paying $1,000 for 4 nights in New York
- Where to stay in New York City – Kimpton Eventi
- Where to stay in New York City – Kimpton 70 Park Avenue
- Where to stay in New York City – Kimpton The Muse
- Where to stay in New York City – Kimpton Ink48
Kimpton 70 Park Avenue
After leaving the Eventi and running short on time before my conference session, I hopped in a cab to Kimpton 70 Park Avenue before the start of my conference. Because I had arrived so early in the morning, my room wasn’t ready yet. No problem… if I waited to check in, that provided a better opportunity to get the best upgrade possible.
70 Park Avenue is at… you guessed it… 70 Park Avenue, just 3 blocks away from Grand Central Station.
As I walked up to the entrance of Kimpton 70 Park Avenue, the section of Park Avenue was shut down as runners, walkers, and people riding bikes had taken over the streets. This is known as NYC Summer Streets, where on 3 consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly 7 miles of NYC streets are open to the public to play, run, walk, and ride bikes. This year, it was August 2nd, 9th, and 16th.
Making the reservation
When booking my reservation, there was a great promotion on the Kimpton website which offered a 25% discount off the nightly rate of $336.
With the discount, I was able to book for $252 with my goal in mind of staying in all 4 Kimptons in New York while I attended my conference.
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I arrived rather early on Saturday morning to check in. It was far too early for my room to be ready, so I checked my bags with the bell hop and went on with my day.
I booked my room online only a few days before arrival, and I received Kimpton Karma Rewards Inner Circle status a day later. So, I don’t think that this property realized that I was promoted to Inner Circle status. What tipped me off is that, as I was walking to the elevator, the front desk person called my name and gave me an upgraded “raid the mini bar” certificate that was good for $30. I think this was in place of not receiving a welcome amenity in my room.
My room at 70 Park Avenue
Here’s a quick video of my room:
When you first walk in, there is a basic, but nice bathroom off the doorway.
I received a one-level upgrade from a queen to a king bed. The room was set-up like what you would expect from a hotel. There was a desk, a flat screen TV, and a couple of chairs by the window. The touches were definitely high-end and the style is swanky, but there was no “WOW factor.”
Next to the bed, inside the night stand was the mini bar. Although I didn’t receive a “Welcome Amenity,” I did receive an upgrade to $30 worth of “raid the mini bar” credits compared to the normal $15.
There were a ton of goodies to choose from. I had a couple of beers at night, then grabbed a Red Bull and a power bar in the morning to complete my breakfast. I also received a “grab and go” certificate, which allowed me to grab a bagel and an orange juice from the restaurant/coffee bar located on the first floor of the property.
The gym was really large and offered a variety of workout equipment… a rower, treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, free weights, and weight machines.
I was able to get a good hour’s worth of a workout in before my day started on Sunday. I had the entire gym to myself, with only a couple of tourists poking their heads in to check things out.
Overnight, a paper was slipped under my door offering an extended late check-out until 6pm for $75 + tax or I could stay an extra night for only $129 + tax. The extra night for $129 is a fantastic rate for someone who didn’t have another room booked or had the flexibility to extend their vacation an extra day. I didn’t use either option because I was ready to move on to my next property… the Kimpton The Muse.
When I went to check out, the printer at the front desk wasn’t working, so I couldn’t get my receipt. I asked them to email it to me, but so far (2 weeks later), I still haven’t received it.
After being spoiled at the Eventi on Friday night, it was a little bit of a let down coming to 70 Park Avenue. I’ll admit it, I like being spoiled. This property is a very nice hotel, with great decor inside the rooms. If this had been my first Kimpton property, I would have been satisfied, but not wow’d, because the property is very nice, with some great amenities, like the gym.
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