Barron Hanson

The Mark

  • Where:New York City, New York
  • Why:Staycation
  • When:February 2017
  • Who:Me and my best mate
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Well dressed bellhops with big smiles guard the impressive entrance to The Mark on 77th St.

Pillows for prolonged pillow fights or every permeation of sleep you can think of. The beds are as comfy as they look.

The fruit was eaten, the Pellegrino sipped, the flowers were sniffed (real) and the magazines were perused.

Bathrobes reach peak comfort levels in hotels and these bad boys did not disappoint. The heated towel rack was a pleasant touch.

Much of the furniture was made for The Mark under the watchful eye of French designer Jacques Grange. It is rumoured that Grange sat on every piece of furniture in the hotel, including the ones you're not meant to sit on.

Highly impractical mirrors for self grooming and selfies. Cool art though.

They wouldn't let us drag race these down Broadway but if you ask nicely someone from the hotel will take you downtown. Good instagram opportunity.

Do yourself a favor and take half a day to explore Central Park. The hotel is conveniently situated just a stones throw from some of the most iconic spots in the park.

Highs & Lows

  • The bathrooms are next level. Phone by the toilet for important business calls, marble for days, TV in the mirror, heated towel racks and a bath tub.

  • The staff are all impeccably dressed and very helpful.

  • Proximity to Central Park, undoubtedly one of New York's greatest attractions. The Mark is a great base to explore some hidden areas of the park.

  • Room service menu was very overpriced for what it was. Order seamless instead.

  • Located in the Upper East Side, so not great if you're looking to party or even a late night beer.

  • Can be painful to get uptown, particularly in the afternoons when midtown is gridlocked.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 48/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury hotel

  • Vibe

    Artsy luxury, yet not in your face.

  • Location

    Proudly stands amongst mansions and Consulate Generals on the Upper East side. Close to Central Park.

  • Rooms

    100

  • Music

    Classical

  • Year Opened

    Built in 1927, reimagined in 2009.

  • Designed By

    Jacques Grange

  • Pool/Gym

    No pool, but a damn good gym.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, we didn't eat there but it was always busy.

  • Bar

    Yes, cool cocktail lounge located at the entrance to the hotel.

  • Minibar

    The widest selection of candy bars I've ever seen.

  • Children

    Bring them

  • Price

    Not cheap, then again nothing is in New York.

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The Mark

25 E 77th St, Nueva York, NY 10075, Estados Unidos

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