Hotels in New York City

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The best hotels in NYC are as diverse as the city. Whether you’re craving five stars or a funky boutique hotel, T+L’s guide to where to stay in New Y... Read More

The best hotels in NYC are as diverse as the city. Whether you’re craving five stars or a funky boutique hotel, T+L’s guide to where to stay in New York has you covered.

More than just a place to sleep in between shopping and museum outings, New York City hotels can be an experience in and of themselves, giving travellers insight into the personality of a particular corner of the city. Take the Harlem Flophouse, for example: a small boutique hotel set in an 1890s townhouse with vintage wallpapered rooms named after jazz greats like Duke Ellington and Thelonius Monk. Or for a taste of old New York glamour, there’s the Carlyle, an Upper East Side icon with Louis XVI-style furnishings and black-marble bathrooms. Even the more familiar hotel staples, like Sofitel, Marriott, Hyatt, and Hilton—often set in center-of-it-all spots like Times Square and the Financial District—offer their own particular slice of the New York scene.

Want to go all out? Book a room at the Baccarat, the Four Seasons, or the Peninsula—a stay might cost thousands a night, but you’ll be rewarded with extravagant accommodations and incredible views over Park Avenue or Central Park. Other T+L editor favorites highlighted in the guide 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 provides outrageously luxurious amenities like a “tech butler,” a gemologist, and an award-winning concierge team; and the Mandarin Oriental, 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.

No matter where in the five boroughs you’re heading, the T+L guide will help you find a hotel as singular as the city itself.

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    1 Hotel Central Park

    Famed hotelier Barry Sternlicht's new hotel chain is a big win for environmentalists, who will love the nightstand chalkboards that have replaced the... Read More

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    Ace Hotel

    Located on 29th Street in a historic building dating back to 1904, the Ace Hotel rises 12 stories above Midtown Manhattan. The hotel boasts 260 guest... Read More

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    Algonquin Hotel

    Behind the red-brick and limestone façade of the Algonquin, William Faulkner penned his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Orson Welles honeymooned, and the... Read More

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    Andaz Wall Street

    In lieu of a conventional check-in desk at the tech-savvy, Rockwell Group–designed Andaz, a host greets you in the lobby, offers you a seat and a glass... Read More

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    Baccarat Hotel & Residences

    When Baccarat made its New York debut, it became the first of presumably many hotels and residences bearing the name of the 251-year-old Frech crystal... Read More

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    Bowery Hotel

    Downtown's hoteliers Eric Goode and Sean MacPherson took the raw spirit of the Bowery and transformed it into this luxe boutique hotel, which houses the... Read More

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    Conrad New York

    The Conrad, which has been open since 2012, is a great option for a modernist hotel in the heart of downtown. It's got some great art surprises, such as... Read More

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    Crosby Street Hotel

    The elegant Crosby Street Hotel is the first stateside property by London-based Kit Kemp and Firmdale Hotels. Spacious, individually designed rooms have... Read More

  • NYC Destination Guides Union Square Courtesy of Gramercy Park Hotel
    Gramercy Park Hotel

    With an ultra-swanky checkerboard-tiled lobby, where rough-hewn wooden columns support a 20-foot ceiling, and 185 rooms done up in Raphaelite tones of... Read More

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    Greenwich Hotel

    Actor-entrepreneur Robert De Niro opened this hotel in 2008, but the corner building, erected on an empty parking lot, looks as if it’s been... Read More

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    High Line Hotel

    Set in a Gothic brick building on the grounds of the General Theological Seminary, this hip Chelsea hotel resembles a set from a Wes Anderson film.... Read More

  • NYC Destination Guides Union Square Adam Friedberg
    Jade Hotel

    This brick-clad boutique hotel in the heart of Greenwich Village is equidistant from the Village Vanguard, Bleecker Street, Union Square, and Washington... Read More

  • Le Parker Meridien Courtesy of Le Parker Meridien
    Le Parker Meridien

    Situated just south of Central Park, Le Parker Meridien hotel juxtaposes classic chic with whimsical details. The cathedral-like lobby has a marble... Read More

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    Loews Regency Hotel

    This iconic Park Avenue hotel is located in midtown, just two blocks from Central Park, and recently underwent a facelift that cost a cool $100 million... Read More

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    Ludlow Hotel

    Hotelier Sean MacPherson drew inspiration from 1980s New York for the Ludlow Hotel on the Lower East Side. Rooms feature design touches like fur throws... Read More

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    Mandarin Oriental, New York

    As sumptuous and plush as the Four Seasons (a few blocks away) is slick and modern, the popular MO occupies the 35th through the 54th floors of the Time... Read More

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    McCarren Hotel & Pool

    This chic, glass-walled hotel abuts Williamsburg’s popular McCarren Park. There’s plenty to see via walking distance in the heart of this trendy... Read More

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    New York Edition

    The property’s May 2015 opening in the 1909 Met Life Tower on Madison Square Park marked hotelier Ian Schrager’s return to New York. Inside the opulent... Read More

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    NoMo Soho

    NoMo SoHo (formerly called the Mondrian) opened its 263 rooms in February 2011 and was renovated in April 2015. It’s an odd mix of 18th-century elegance... Read More

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    Park Hyatt New York

    Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Christian de Portzamparc, lent his genius to the staggering new Park Hyatt flagship towering over Billionaires' Row.... Read More

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    The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

    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... Read More

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    Sixty Soho

    A multi-million dollar renovation turned this gorgeous hotel (formerly 60 Thompson) into SIXTY Soho, the flagship of the new SIXTY hotels brand.... Read More

  • NYC Guide Tribeca Courtesy of Smyth Hotel

    A recent renovation gave the Smyth Hotel a new mid-century residential vibe, with the lobby envisioned as Tribeca's living room. Little Park by Andrew... Read More

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    Soho Grand

    This trendsetting refuge for downtown movers and shakers still has as much élan as it did when it opened in 1996. Interior designer William Sofield has... Read More

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    St. Regis New York

    Built in 1904 and still gleaming, this Beaux-Arts beauty is a well-polished monument to old New York. The lobby, restored to its turn of the 20th... Read More

  • The Carlyle Courtesy of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
    The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

    A stylish classic, the Carlyle gets all the details right—from the chessboard floors and (still-working!) mail chutes to the  Empire Suite, a... Read More

    The Harlem Flophouse

    A chic but affordable home base for a New York City visit, the Harlem Flophouse is set in a historic 1890s townhouse that was once a single-family home.... Read More

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    The Knickerbocker

    This Beaux Arts-style landmark property recently reopened as a hotel for the first time in almost a century. It occupies a coveted space right in... Read More

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    The Lowell

    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... Read More

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    The Maritime Hotel

    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... Read More

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    The Mark

    Situated on the Upper East Side, this landmark hotel combines a 1920’s façade with a contemporary interior by renowned French designer Jacques Grange.... Read More

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    The Peninsula New York

    Of the same vintage as the neighboring St. Regis (both hotels were built between 1904 and 1905), the Peninsula has retained its decorative Beaux-Arts... Read More

  • The Pierre Courtesy The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York
    The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York

    The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York refreshes the luxury and exclusivity that have long defined the hotel. From that unparalleled location—at the... Read More

  • NYC Michel Arnaud
    The Quin

    This relative newcomer has all the trappings of the city's most revered, upscale galleries. In the lobby, a 15-foot photo wall serves as a rotating... Read More

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    The Standard East Village

    André Balazs returns with his latest Standard hotel, this time in the East Village in what was the Cooper Square Hotel in this imposing 21-story high... Read More

  • Urban Cowboy Ben Fitchett
    Urban Cowboy B&B

    This creative B&B blends luxury with a rustic Brooklyn vibe. Rooms, ample in space and uncluttered, boast features like cathedral ceilings and ranch... Read More

  • Wythe Hotel Courtesy of Wythe Hotel
    Wythe Hotel

    In a former factory by the waterfront of Willamsburg’s north side, this boutique property is hot as much for its 70 rooms as it is for its always-packed... Read More

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