New York

Hotels in New York

This chic, glass-walled hotel abuts Williamsburg’s popular McCarren Park.

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 rooftop bar, The Ides, and it’s main floor restaurant, Reynard.

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.

The three-bedroom guesthouse at Apple Pond Farm comes with a fully equipped kitchen and plenty of toys that will delight the kids. Rooms from $420 (five people, two nights).

Who would stock a Manhattan mini-bar with a harmonica and furnish a bathroom with denim bathrobes?

Accessed via an private entrance off 50th Street, the Waldorf Towers hotel occupies floors 27 through 42 of the famed Waldorf=Astoria, an Art Deco landmark constructed in 1931.

Stay the night at the informal fishing camp–style lodge.

The 1,980-room Hilton New York generates much of its electric power and hot water from a PureCell power system, the only one of its kind in a New York City hotel.

Starting with the Philippe Starck-designed "decompression chamber" upon entry, with its escalator that moves you away from the streets of New York and into a main lobby of hanging ivy and 40-foot ceilings, the Hudson Hotel is art and achitecture combined to offer an escape from the city.

The north fork of Long Island—a 30-mile strip of oceanside plains dotted with farms and boutique wineries—is the quiet alternative to the nearby Hamptons. Overlooking trellises of grapevines, the four-room Shinn Estate Farmhouse is a place of respite for urban epicures.

The lakeside Victorian B&B has romantic rooms decked out with Persian rugs and antique beds.