New York

Hotels in New York

From big city luxury hotels to countryside inns and lakeside lodges, the best New York hotels reflect their settings, whether you're sitting on a porch swing listening to the sounds of nature, or stepping out onto a busy street from the sleek lobby of a boutique hotel. Here are some highlights among the hotels in New York:

The Quin is located at 57th Street and 6th Avenue, this five-star beauty is a new star in Manhattan with easy access to 5th Avenue shopping, Columbus Circle and Central Park. The NoMad Hotel is a newish hotel in New York City, on 28th St. that embraces Old New York glamour in a rehabbed, turn-of-the-century building. The 168 unique rooms feature clawfoot tubs and atelier-inspired furniture. Aunt Louise’s Lake House is at the waters edge of Skaneateles Lake in the Finger Lakes area, an ultimate lake retreat that was built in 1840. Mohonk Mountain House is a legendary New York hotel that sits on the edge of Lake Mohonk in the Hudson Valley. The Victorian-era palace has been run by the same family since 1869. It’s also considered one of the top spa resorts in the United States.

Situated just south of Central Park, Le Parker Meridien hotel juxtaposes classic chic with whimsical details.

Urban chic is the theme at this Midtown Manhattan hotel, developed by hotelier Vikram Chatwal. The lobby boasts whimsical chandeliers and 18,000-gallon fish tank, while the compact guest rooms are decorated in shades of gray and burnt orange.

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 of wine, and enters your name into an e-tablet that looks something like an iPad.

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.

Owned by a team of New York City club impresarios, the Surf Lodge made a splash when it opened its 32-waterfront rooms on Fort Pond in the summer of 2008.

Thirty bright rooms face an onsite pool.

Two adjoining town houses comprise this unassuming Victorian inn, housed in an 1834 brownstone just south of historic Gramercy Park.

Situated on the Upper East Side, this landmark hotel combines a 1920’s façade with a contemporary interior by renowned French designer Jacques Grange. Zebra-striped floors make a bold statement in the lobby, which also contains orange-velvet sofas and a low-hanging spiral light fixture.

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 in 2008, the Marcel at Gramercy is located in New York’s Gramercy Park. The mod-inspired hotel features 135 guest rooms furnished with custom beds and leather headboards, animal-print décor, and wireless Internet access.

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

Units at this gray-shingled northeastern beach cottage come with their own kitchens for staging private wine-and-cheese wind-downs.

Andre Balazs has made frugality fun at this whimsical Times Square address.