Get Away: The Mondrian Park Avenue

The Manhattan hotel near Madison Square Garden has the feel of a swanky apartment building.

A premier king guest room at Mondrian Park Avenue. Photo courtesy of the Mondrian Park Avenue.

Located in New York City’s NoMad neighborhood, just blocks from the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden, Mondrian Park Avenue is a 20-story hotel with the swanky feel of a Manhattan apartment. Opened last November, the hotel has 189 rooms and suites, each with plush linens, oversize rain showers, an LCD smart TV, leather wing chairs and a minibar stocked with locally curated treats and create-your-own cocktail kits. Many rooms offer “floating” writing desks that can swing alongside a chair or bed, and some rooms on the top five floors come with a private balcony.

Cleo, the hotel’s restaurant, serves Mediterranean fare, including Moroccan lamb, grilled Spanish octopus and kebabs. An indoor-outdoor lounge and terrace named 15 Stories is a musical oasis by night and a relaxing space for late afternoon light bites and sunset views. Bring your pup and book the Bark Avenue package, complete with a dog bed and a “Bark Box” that includes all-natural treats and a toy (a recent Chinese-themed box contained a dumpling-shaped toy). Dog walking is available upon request.

Rates at Mondrian Park Avenue start at $459 per night. 444 Park Ave. South, New York, New York; 212-804-8880,

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