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.

 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?

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.

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.

Less glamorous than the Carlyle and less fanciful than the Plaza Athénée, the Lowell at first seems more conservative than its genteel Upper East Side neighbors.

Founded by native Italians Margherita and Saffo, Bravo Holiday Residences manages a collection of villas for vacation rentals in Italy. The company rents villas in some of Italy’s most famous and picturesque regions, including the Amalfi Coast and Tuscany.

This comfortably chic hotel holds a prime location—flanked by Times Square and Fifth Avenue—and adds its soaring 48 floors to the already magnificent New York City skyline. Built from the ground up, this new property strikes a cosmopolitan pose in midtown.

Since opening in late 2006, the London may have received less press than its Gordon Ramsay-run in-house restaurant, but this elegant, all-suite hotel justly deserves its own following.

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants' first New York outpost, set in quiet, largely residential Murray Hill, may not exactly have the sexiest location, but it's one of the city's better-kept secrets: a mid-priced, boutique-size hotel with the same style and amenities as those in the $$$$ range.

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

Instantly recognizable by the large red “WJ” marking the front entrance, the six-story Washington Jefferson Hotel is located within a 10-minute walk of Times Square, Central Park, and the theatre district.

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.

Taking its cue from the Ikea school of cheap chic, this youth-oriented urban hotel isn't for everyone. But its 347 tiny, clean, cleverly designed rooms—very mod, with stainless-steel sinks and Eames-inspired desk chairs—are a blessing for anyone visiting New York on a budget.

The 201-room Tribeca Grand is significantly smaller than its SoHo sister property, but you wouldn't know it from the hotel's soaring atrium, eight stories tall and naturally illuminated thanks to translucent skylights.