New York City has a well-earned reputation as a memorable destination for family getaways, but it’s important to find a “family friendly” hotel to make sure that your trip is a smooth one.
The first thing to look at is location. Anyone who has tried to flag down a cab in rush hour in New York, or trooped their kids through crowded subways, knows that finding a hotel in walking distance to favorite attractions is a home run. Even in the age of Uber and Lyft, there’s no substitute for the benefits of a central location.
Harder to identify, but also crucial – is the “family friendly” nature of the hotels you are considering. Some hotels in sought after locations cater primarily to business travelers, others focus on young travelers seeking a rooftop bar scene, and still others offer more style than service.
Thankfully, our top pick for a family friendly property in New York City, The Quin Central Park by Hilton Club, combines an ideal location with great service, amenities, and special offers geared for families. The Quin Central Park by Hilton Club is located at 57th Street and Sixth Avenue, just two blocks from Central Park. The location is ideal for exploring the park itself, as well as nearby cultural icons including The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall (just across the street). Rockefeller Center and the extraordinary shops of Fifth Avenue are just a short walk away.
The property offers a variety of room types including suites or rooms with two queen beds (useful for families and sometimes hard to find in NY).
A series of special offers for families sets the Quin apart. Currently, the “Go Wild” zoo experience at the Quin is a family favorite. This special experience includes admission to the famed Central Park Zoo. Known as “America’s first zoo,” the Central Park Zoo now features attractions including the Central Garden and Sea Lion Pool; Grizzly Bear and Treena’s Overlook; Polar Circle; Allison Maher Snow Leopard; the Tisch Children’s Zoo; the Tropic Zone Rainforest, and more.
The “Go Wild” experience includes a selected room or suite; admission for a family of four to the Central Park Zoo; sweets from Dylan’s Candy Bar; and a MoMA tote with keepsake gifts including “Peppermint,” a plush toy Yorkie. The tote also includes the Quin Central Park’s very own children’s book, charting the adventures of Katie and Max (and Peppermint) in New York City, including their visit to the zoo.
The “Go Wild” experience at The Quin is available through Nov. 1, 2019, with a starting rate of $469 per room, per night (taxes and fees apply). Reservations are available at www.thequinhotel.com.