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.
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.
In a landmark building on the Upper East Side, The Mark has been reimagined by French designer Jacques Grange as a soigné retreat. The striking black-and-white, Op Art lobby announces this is no longer a frumpy enclave for ladies who lunch.
The Millennium UN Plaza Hotel is located at the core of the Big Apple.
Situated in the 1926 Taft Hotel building, a 22-story Spanish Renaissance—style structure on Seventh Avenue, this Italian-inspired hotel is just a four-minute walk from Times Square.
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.
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.
Set on the Lower East Side's main thoroughfare, this 22-room brick guesthouse—originally built as a tenement in 1879—perfectly embodies its quirky, eclectic home neighborhood.
Part private members’ club and part hotel, the Soho House is located inside a repurposed warehouse building in New York’s Meatpacking District.
Raising the opulence bar—even for a Four Seasons property—this soaring, sleek, I. M. Pei-designed tower epitomizes the cool high life in this coolest of American cities.
Located in the Bowery neighborhood, the Cooper Square Hotel is a 21-story, glass-and-steel building designed by award-winning architect Carlos Zapata.
Actor-entrepreneur Robert De Niro’s newest addition to his mini TriBeCa empire is his most inviting yet.
Stylish 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.