Built in the 1960s as a residential apartment building, Lyden Gardens is now an all-suites hotel with a relaxed feel. The hotels quiet lobby and apartment-like rooms have retained their neighborhood ambience. Short- and extended-stay guests include business and leisure travelers, as well as medical professionals visiting nearby hospitals. Lyden Gardens is located on the upscale Upper East Side, close to Central Park, museums, and shopping on Madison and Fifth Avenues. The hotel provides 24-hour room service and menus for several nearby restaurants that deliver. The hotel offers a fitness room with free weights and exercise equipment, a coin-operated laundry room, and complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby. Copying, faxing, and concierge services are available at the front desk. Insider tip- A four minute ride on the Roosevelt Island Tramway (fee), with a stop located 5 blocks from the hotel, offers gorgeous aerial views of the city.