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J.W. Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park South

Between Sixth Avenue & Seventh Avenue

Key Details

  • Year Built 1930
    Converted Year 1974
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Midtown West
  • Total Apartments 200
    Total Floors 43
    Doorman FT Doorman
    Pets Small pets only
Avg. Price / ft2
Avg. Price / ft2
Avg. Price / ft2

Description

The 43-story J.W. Marriott Essex House at 160 Central Park South, which includes both a hotel and 200 apartments, is situated in a premier location overlooking Central Park.

It first opened more than 80 years ago and has undergone a series of renovations over its storied history. Apartments are spacious and feature unique layouts; most residences also have beautiful views of Central Park and the city skyline.

Residents have access to all of the luxury amenities offered to guests of the hotel, which is now operated by Marriott International. Moreover, it has a full-time doorman, concierge service and a spa and fitness center. Unit owners can also order from the hotel’s 24-hour room service and request housekeeping.

The J.W. Marriott Essex House is close to excellent public transportation, high-caliber restaurants and world-class shopping.

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Building Amenities

  • Attended Lobby
  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Central AC
  • Full Service Garage
  • Health Club
  • Pool
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Mail Room
  • Business Center
  • Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Valet Services
  • Bike Room
  • Terraces / Balconies

Apartments for Sale at 160 Central Park South (13)

13
Available Apts
$990K - $6M
Price Range
$2,161
Avg. Price / ft2
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Apartments for Rent at 160 Central Park South (23)

23
Available Apts
$4,000
Prices Start At
$126
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Rating

31
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 31 / 44

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33
Out of 36

Location Rating: 33 / 36

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19
Out of 39

Features Rating: 19 / 39

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CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #14 Rated condo - Midtown
  • #8 Rated condo - Midtown West
 
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Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"This impressive, Art Deco-style tower at 160 Central Park South would be one of the most distinguished buildings along Central Park South were it not for its big rooftop sign that proclaims its name, the Essex House.

The 42-story building, which was designed by Frank Grad, was originally called the Park Tower and then the Seville Towers before becoming the Essex House Hotel." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Fine Art Deco-style skyscraper
  • Good public transportation is nearby
  • Spa facility
  • Near midtown office district
  • Convenient to numerous restaurants and a broad variety of retail stores
  • Several concierges
  • Doorman
  • Extremely impressive and elegant lobby
  • Spectacular Central Park vistas
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • Unattractive sign on roof
  • Heavy traffic

Broker & Buyer Comments

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More Neighborhood Info

Subways

  1. Q
  2. N
  3. R
at 7th Ave 0.17 miles
  1. F
at 6th Ave 0.17 miles
  1. 1
  2. B
  3. D
  4. A
  5. C
at Central Park West and 60th 0.22 miles
  1. E
at Broadway and 53rd 0.30 miles
  1. M
at 5th Ave and 53rd 0.46 miles
 
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$1,885
Avg. Price / ft2
Based on 8 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$300K - $3.8M
Price Range
$1,793
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 621 Available for Sale
  • $2,298 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $4,676,942 Avg. Price
  • $1,600,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Atelier Apt 45FL | $85,000,000
    Price / ft2 $5,667
  2. Least Expensive Addison Hall Apt 508 | $280,000
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  • 586 Available for Rent
  • $80 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $7,835 Avg. Price
  • $4,950 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Plaza Apt PH2003 | $85,000
    Price / ft2 $250
  2. Least Expensive 426 West 46th Street Apt A | $1,750
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  • 547 Total Sales
  • $2,196 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $4,700,924 Avg. Price
  • $1,410,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 220 Central Park South Apt PH 73 | $92,737,628
    Price / ft2 $9,447
  2. Least Expensive Carnegie House Apt 12Q | $100,000
    Price / ft2 $222

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Alternate Addresses

  • 160 West 59 Street
  • Essex House
  • JW Marriott Essex House
  • The Essex House

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