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.

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?

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.

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 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.

Ace

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 rooms, many of which have vintage furniture and views of Broadway.

The 149-room Kitano hotel could not have a better location for business or leisure travelers. It is on Park Avenue in Manhattan’s Murray Hill neighborhood, close to top sites such as the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, Broadway, and hundreds of shops and restaurants.

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.

Situated in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Omni Berkshire Place is one block from St. Patrick’s Cathedral and two blocks from New York’s iconic Rockefeller Plaza.

It didn't reinvent New York's downtown hotel scene the way the Soho Grand and the Mercer did—it came later, in 2001—but this hyperdesigned, esoteric 97-room enclave has still managed to up the exclusivity ante in an already exclusive neighborhood.

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.