AKA Central Park New York State Review

September 21, 2023


After experiencing the unmatched luxury of AKA Central Park, I’m excited to share my AKA Central Park New York State review. Located in the heart of Manhattan, this 5-star hotel offers the perfect home away from home for any traveler, from families on vacation to corporate professionals.

It sets the bar high with luxurious amenities, including sleek workspaces, a heated pool, an outdoor terrace, and excellent access to public transport.

Whether you're a tourist or a long-term resident, the exceptional service provided at one of the most popular hotels in New York caters to all.

AKA Central Park New York State Review: What to Expect

With its Central Park location and stunning city views, the AKA Central Park apartment is one of the most popular choices for travelers to New York. I've stayed at the hotel multiple times, and it never disappoints.  Here is why.


My biggest attraction for AKA Central Park is its excellent location in the city center. It is within walking distance of many iconic attractions and easily accessible by public transportation. Here are some of the most celebrated attractions surrounding the hotel. 

  • Central Park
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Fifth Avenue Shopping District 
  • Times Square
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Madison Square Garden

It is located:

  • 2.7 Miles (4.3 km) from the airport
  • 4 minutes away at 57 St Station and
  • 5 minutes away at 5 Av.-53 St. Station
The hotel bar

Ideal for Young People

As a young adult, I love staying at AKA Central Park whenever I am in New York for business or leisure. It is one of the top young adult hotels for its unbeatable combination of world-class customer service and luxurious property amenities.

I love that the hotel offers a range of amenities, including modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, a game room, and a rooftop lounge with unparalleled views of Manhattan. You can relax in the pool or sauna after spending the day checking out local attractions close by. It's no surprise that most people choose this over any other hotel in the area!

However, if you prefer the central Midtown location, you'll find similar luxury in hotels such as the Tuscany Powered By LuxUrban

Guest Rooms

Just like other similar centrally located hotels in New York, the AKA Central Park hotel offers its guests an unparalleled luxury experience. You can choose a one-room studio, a two-bedroom suite, or a premium room. Each spacious room comes with state–of–the–art amenities and stylish furnishings. The suites feature full kitchens with everything you need to prepare a meal.

My latest visit was fantastic. I stayed for two weeks in a very comfortable one-room studio apartment. The room was spacious, and I could work remotely the entire time since there was enough space to spread out. The king-size beds are super comfy with ironed bed sheets. All the bathrooms have hot water and high-pressure shower heads. Some rooms have a roll-in shower.

However, while in some more affordable nearby hotels like 33 Seaport Hotel New York you get full room service, here you only get scheduled room service.

Great Customer Experience

For me, every visit to AKA Central Park has been made memorable by the genuinely warm hospitality of the staff. The friendly front desk staff is always on hand to greet guests and make the check-in process easy and convenient although there isn't a 24h check-in service like in the nearby M Social Hotel Times Square New York.

The hotel facilities

Staff members will be available to answer any of your queries or concerns. Their 24-hour front desk and concierge services ensure that all your needs are handled. All rooms are wheelchair-accessible, and infant beds, as well as rollaway beds, are all available at an extra fee. There are always little touches that make a big difference. I once mentioned that I was celebrating my birthday, and they had flowers and a bottle of wine in the room.

Pros and Cons

If you're wondering why this five-star hotel is different from my other NYC hotel reviews, check out in my honest opinion some of the pros and cons of staying at the hotel for an unforgettable New York experience. 


  • There is a fitness center & business center
  • Parking is available
  • Air conditioning is also available
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Pets are allowed


  • Scheduled only room service


Are Pets Allowed?

Yes, pets are allowed with a fee of USD 500 per stay. Service animals are exempt from the costs.

What Are the Check-in and Check-out Times?

Check-in time is at 3:00 PM, and check-out time is at 11 AM. On your checkout start date, you can opt for contactless checkout. You will require special check-in instructions. 

Do They Offer Free Cancellation for a Full Refund?

Yes, AKA Central Park offers free cancellation with a full refund. You can cancel their fully refundable room rates a few days before check-in, so you don't have to worry about being locked into anything.

Is There an On-Site Casino at AKA Central Park?

No. There is no on-site casino at AKA Central Park. However, there is no need to worry about struggling to find a casino nearby. Though the hotel has no casino on-site, guests can quickly drive to Empire City Casino (17-min drive) or Resorts World Casino (19-min drive).

Images of the hotel interior

Why AKA Central Park is A Must-Visit

AKA Central Park, New York State, is the perfect place to stay for any traveler looking for a truly memorable experience. I love its location, beautifully landscaped grounds, and luxurious rooms will undoubtedly put even the most experienced of travelers in awe. From the personalized concierge services to the on-site restaurants, you and your traveling companions will be immediately swept away. Whether it's a romantic getaway, a special family occasion, or a business trip, there's no doubt you'll love every minute spent here.

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