Manhattan

Hotels in Manhattan

Manhattan hotels range from elegant and storied institutions to modern and swank hotels. The Carlyle Hotel, located in the Upper East Side next to Central Park, is among the grandest hotels in Manhattan. Rooms are furnished with antique furniture and white-gloved operators man the elevators, creating an atmosphere of sophisticated refinement. Stay at the New York City landmark Waldorf Astoria hotel for an old-school elegance. The architecture of the hotel is an Art Deco masterpiece and even with more than 1,000 rooms, the hotel is designed so that no two rooms are the same.

The Gramercy Park Hotel set in a 1920s era property is one of the more glamorous hotels in Manhattan. Over half the rooms are suites and all rooms are decorated with thick velvet upholstery and bold wall art. The hotel bars also serve as galleries for paintings by Andy Warhol. Built in 1904, the St. Regis Hotel is a monument to old New York. Rooms have silk wall coverings and crystal chandeliers and suites are designed by Dior, Tiffany, and Bentley. The Ace Hotel provides a more affordable stay without compromising New York’s particular charm. Its uniquely designed lobby is bustling with an excellent bar, artisan coffee shop. It’s a destination for tourists and natives alike. See below for our top picks for the best hotels in Manhattan.

Set in a landmark 17-story Beaux-Arts-style building on Madison Avenue and 76th Street, the 190-room hotel reopened in 2009 following a $60 million top-down restoration led by award-winning designer Lauren Rottet. The result?

Actor-entrepreneur Robert De Niro’s newest addition to his mini TriBeCa empire is his most inviting yet.

Built in 1904 and still gleaming, this Beaux-Arts beauty is a well-polished monument to old New York.

A cross between a bed and breakfast (except there’s no breakfast) and a hostel, East Village Bed & Coffee is the creation of Anne Edris. Since Edris has lived in the neighborhood for nearly 24 years, she provides a wealth of information for out-of-towners on the best local dives and sights.

Urban chic is the theme at this Midtown Manhattan hotel, developed by hotelier Vikram Chatwal. The lobby boasts whimsical chandeliers and 18,000-gallon fish tank, while the compact guest rooms are decorated in shades of gray and burnt orange.

The sight (and, it must be said, smell) of carriage horses greets you as you enter this 33-story, limestone-fronted building on the southern edge of Central Park. Transformed from the St.

Formerly the headquarters of the National Maritime Union, this Chelsea boutique hotel is housed in a 12-story white building lined with row after row of porthole windows.

Recently acquired by the London-based St. Giles hotel group, The Court and The Tuscany are located in the peaceful Murray Hill neighborhood, yet are within walking distance of some of New York’s best destinations.

With a faux fur–clad lobby, Jetsons-style leather chairs, and mod prints by photographer Guy Bourdin, 6 Columbus presents an opportunity to revel in 1960’s nostalgia.

When trendsetting hotelier Ian Schrager opened the Royalton in 1988, he proved that a hotel could be as hot of a destination as a nightclub.

Opened July 2010, this 36-story, glass paneled hotel towers above Times Square at 44th Street and 8th Avenue.

Located in the Upper West Side between Central Park and Columbus Avenue, the 16-story Hotel Excelsior overlooks the verdant park, the Hayden Planetarium, and the Museum of Natural History, which is only a five-minute walk away.

Once a 1930s hangout for the likes of Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin, and John Barrymore, the Lambs Club, originally designed by Beaux-Arts architect Stanford White, has been reinvented as the new 83-room Chatwal.

Most people don't think of midtown Manhattan as a place to chill out—but don't tell the Shoreham, a 177-room hotel that resembles a chic spa retreat.