New York City
Hotels in New York City
As a year-round hub for travelers on every budget, hotels in New York city appeal to all tastes and budgets, from the charming boutique hotels located in trendy neighborhoods like the West Village or TriBeCa to the megalithic high-rises that accommodate tourists in Midtown Manhattan. Travelers can also choose from the tried-and-true staple chains such as Sofitel, Marriott, Hyatt and Hilton, which have locations scattered throughout the city and cater to a range of budgets. For world-famous luxury accommodations with all the amenities, book a room at the Waldorf Astoria, the Four Seasons or The Plaza – they’re some of the most famous hotels in New York City so a stay might cost thousands a night, but you’ll be rewarded with sumptuous accommodations and incredible views over Park Avenue or Central Park.
Other Travel + Leisure favorites include the St. Regis, a Beaux-Arts beauty that houses the bar that invented the Bloody Mary, the Ritz-Carlton, which overlooks Central Park and offers outrageously luxurious amenities like a “tech butler,” a gemologist, and an award-winning concierge team, and the Mandarin Oriental, which gives the Four Seasons a run for its money with its sleek, modern design, opulent Asian-inspired décor and a 14,500 square-foot spa that offers treatments like ayurvedic scalp stimulation and Thai yoga massage. After all, there’s a reason New York City hotels are known for their luxury.
People are still buzzing about the “new Brooklyn,” where each artisan establishment seems to out-craft the next. And the Wythe—near the Williamsburg riverfront—has become the crown jewel of the borough’s renaissance.
mar 17Stylish and compact, this former members-only club is a well-designed secret among midtown hotels. The 65 smallish rooms have combed-plaster walls, chocolate-marble showers, and Honduran mahogany accents; TV's placed behind two-way mirrors are clever space-savers.
Who would stock a Manhattan mini-bar with a harmonica and furnish a bathroom with denim bathrobes?
A 1904 Beaux-Arts tribute to 19th-century New York opulence has been pared down for the present, undergoing major renovations in 2008.
A high-design (and high-profile) herald of change in a once-grubby neighborhood, the glass-façaded Rivington soars above the old brick tenements of the Lower East Side.
Opened in August 2011, W Hotel’s Lower Manhattan location is on top of the footprint of the old Twin Towers. This 58-story hotel touts all of the amenities that the W brand is known for: signature bed and bathrobes, rainforest shower, and a snack-filled Munchie Box on a whim.
Situated just south of Central Park, Le Parker Meridien hotel juxtaposes classic chic with whimsical details.
The city’s second property from Hyatt’s boutique brand—located directly across from the New York Public Library—has 184 loftlike guest rooms with 12-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and muted interiors by designer Tony Chi.
Although nonbibliophiles may find it a tad precious, it's hard not to be charmed by the schtick of this bookish hotel.
The Palm Court's famed stained-glass ceiling was re-created pane-for-pane with the help of New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Built in 1904 and still gleaming, this Beaux-Arts beauty is a well-polished monument to old New York.
London’s Firmdale Group brings the spirit of Soho to a cobblestoned lane in the other SoHo.
Situated between Lincoln Center and Central Park, this hotel has 422 units, all of which have floor-to-ceiling windows to let in the best views. Although somewhat small, guest rooms are comfortable with with rich earth tones, brass accents, and subtle animal prints.