Get an overview of this hotelUpper East Side prestige a block from Central Park

Across from Barneys

Central Park is 1 block west of this genteel, residential-style hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side; Barneys is across the street, and fashion boutiques are within 10 blocks.

White-glove treatment

Lavish floral arrangements, crystal chandeliers, a marble floor, and Oriental rugs set a gracious tone in the lobby of the Helmsley Carlton House. White-gloved attendants staff the elevators.

Suites with kitchens

Extra-spacious suites are individually decorated in traditional styles such as French country and Chinoiserie. All include separate sitting areas and compact but well-equipped kitchens.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Helmsley's lobby is richly appointed with Oriental rugs, wingback chairs, gilt-framed landscapes, and crystal chandeliers. One floor below, a fitness room features personal training for a fee by Radu, Cindy Crawford's trainer, or one of his staff. The pleasures of Central Park are 1 block away. Complimentary short-term parking is available for people visiting guests. A 24-hour business center includes high-speed Internet access (surcharge).

Ground transportation:

Private cars and shuttle vans of varying prices are available. They can be selected during the process of booking a reservation for this hotel, via this Web site, and added to the total trip cost.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Number of floors - 17 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Hair salon 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 86 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Kitchen  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave (on request)  

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Kitchen 
  • Turndown service 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

Although the Helmsley does not have its own restaurant, room service is offered during regular meal times. Delivery service from nearby restaurants is also available. Numerous dining options—among Manhattan's best—are within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:


Café Boulud

Café Nosidam

Le Pain Quotidien



Nearby Things to Do

A 24-hour fitness room on the hotel's lower level is equipped with cardio equipment, free weights, TV, and a locker room. Personal training is available for a fee from Radu, Cindy Crawford's trainer, or a member of his staff; reservations are required.

New York's Central Park, 1 block from the Helmsley Carlton House, encompasses 843 acres of meadows, woodlands, ravines, gardens, paths, and lakes in an emerald setting. Popular walking and running routes include Central Park Drive (closed to traffic during scheduled hours) and the path around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. The Loeb Boathouse, on a picturesque lake, offers rowboat and bicycle rentals, along with gondola rides. The Wollman Rink has ice-skating in the winter.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon


  • Pets allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: USD 43-53 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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