Navigating through billboards, street lights, traffic, and the constant excitement of New York City is such a cathartic experience for even the most seasoned traveler. Finding the perfect respite in the city that never sleeps to rejuvenate for a brand-new day of adventures is a task one must take seriously. Still, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Spoil yourself with this list of amazing properties that can cater to all your needs.
Let’s have a look at some of the best hotels in New York City:
1. Gramercy Park Hotel
A lavish sanctuary curated by Oscar-nominated director and artist Julian Schnabel, this boutique hotel exudes an aura of regality fused with modern sensibilities. A quiet oasis tucked within the effervescent city, Gramercy Park Hotel is the perfect haven after a long day.
Home to MAIALINO, a traditional Italian Trattoria by award-winning restauranteur Danny Meyer, comfort food is never too far away. For the adventurous, the Rose and Jade Bars within the hotel host soirees with internationally renowned DJ’s spinning against the majestic backdrop of the hotel for an unforgettable experience.
Location: Conveniently located blocks away from Union Square Park, the hotel is a three-minute walk from several train stations.
2. 11 Howard
Hospitality with a conscious twist, from their partnership with Conscious Commerce to ensure goods offered in the hotel are consciously conceived to donating a portion of their room revenue to their community. 11 Howard is the ultimate feel-good hotel where guests can rest, knowing that staying here provides rippling positive impacts.
Conceptualized in a Danish studio, the rooms are bright and airy. Taking inspiration from Scandinavian minimalism, rooms are thoughtfully designed to create more space for the guests.
Location: Tucked within Little Italy and minutes away from Chinatown, 11 Howard is also a 15-minute walk from Tribeca Park.
3. Mr. C Seaport
A luxurious European hotel, Mr. C Seaport prides itself on its services and amenities. Yet the most breathtaking element of this hotel is the room’s balconies overlooking the East River, Brooklyn Bridge, and New York skyline.
For an unforgettable experience, guests can enjoy their delectable meals from the 24-hour in-room dining menu on their balcony while soaking in the sights, evening lights, and chill air of New York City.
Location: A ten-minute walk to the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Subway Station, the hotel also provides a complimentary house car within 3.2km of the property.
4. The NoMad Hotel
Partake in the city’s history by choosing a night’s stay in the immaculately restored former National Cash Register Company. Inspired by the Parisian flat of French designer Jacques Garcia in his youth, the NoMad Hotel is decorated with timeless, classic European design.
Epitomizing the NoMad Hotel’s European flair is its in-house, two-level library connected by an original spiral staircase imported from the South of France. A place of respite, guests can lounge over coffee or cocktails while soaking in the expansive collection of literary works.
Location: Located between Times Square and Madison Square Park, the property is right next to the 28th Street BMT Broadway Line and a ten-minute walk from Madison Square Garden.
5. Lotte New York Palace
A hotel with roots from the ’80s, the Lotte New York Palace progressed and stood with New York City in the test of time. Fast forward to today, and the hotel brings its rich historical past to become one of the most iconic hotels in the city. An upscale hotel nestled right in the heart of the Big Apple, guests can stroll to locations such Rockefeller Centre, Saks Fifth Avenue, MOMA, and St Patrick’s Cathedral within minutes.
An array of dining options is also readily available within the hotel – from Midtown Manhattan delights in Villard Restaurant to an invite-only Rarities Lounge NYC, guests will be spoilt for choice.
Location: The perfect location for guests who enjoy strolling in New York City, the hotel is mere minutes away from Central Park and Rockefeller Center.
6. Ink 48
A fun and exciting hotel in the creative center of Hell’s Kitchen, Ink 48 is a celebration of the past. Built from the shell of a preeminent 1930s theatrical printing press, the interiors have been reinvigorated with an artistic vibe.
A day in Ink 48 could mean waking to the beautiful, panoramic Hudson River view, enjoying downtime in the full-service spa, and finishing the day off with a sustainably curated seasonal menu from PRINT.
Location: The property is located 15 minutes away by foot from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal and a 20 minutes’ drive from the city.
7. Kimpton Hotel Eventi
Occupying an entire city block between West 29th and West 30th Streets on Sixth Avenue, Kimpton Hotel Eventi is a hotel that is hard to miss. With a lobby repurposed into a high-style hub for wining, dining, and socializing the night away, this Chelsea hotel personifies glamourous fun.
The fun continues in the rooms; guests can enjoy floor to ceiling windows with the views of the stunning city skyline, sipping on one’s bubbly, marveling at New York City.
Location: The 28 Street underground station is three minutes’ walk from the property. The hotel is within 600 m of the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, and Penn Station.
8. The Peninsula New York
A unique combination of tradition, heritage, and glamour, the Peninsula New York is the type of hotel that everyone dreams about. Boasting a grandiose exterior, inviting lobby, comfortable rooms, and plush beds, a trip to New York simply isn’t the same without it.
Have a drink with friends in the stunning rooftop bar, Salon De Ning, overlooking Fifth Avenue to complete the quintessentially New York City experience.
Location: It truly doesn’t get better than this. The Peninsula New York is within walking distance of Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue shopping, historical museums, and many Broadway theatres.
9. The Dominick Hotel
The only independent hotel in New York with the exclusive Five Diamond accolade from AAA, this 46 story Manhattan hotel offers guests an unsurpassed experience. Rooms start at an impressive 39sqm and feature floor to ceiling views of the Hudson River and Manhattan.
Dominick Hotel is tucked in vibrant SoHo. This charming neighborhood is an artist’s enclave, a fashionista’s haven, a foodie’s paradise, and a history buff’s living textbook. A vastly different experience from just visiting Broadway or Fifth Avenue, it’s the perfect location for guests looking for the road less traveled.
Location: Within walking distance of SoHo – Cast Iron Historic District, Tribeca Park, and two minutes’ walk to Dominique Ansel Bakery. Times Square is a ten-minutes drive.
10. The Langham, New York Fifth Avenue
Being greeted by a limestone tower that soars 60 stories is a once in a lifetime experience that one won’t easily forget, and this is what embodies the experience of The Langham. After a long day on the streets of New York, guests can take respite in the hotel, designed with contemporary luxury in mind and furnished with urban sophistication.
For the complete Langham experience, guests must check out the in-house Michelin-star restaurant Ai Fiori – a restaurant focusing on modern interpretations of Mediterranean cuisine.
Location: Conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, The Langham is within walking distance of Bryant Park and the Empire State Building. Other nearby landmarks include Madison Square Garden, MOMA, and the Rockefeller Center.
11. New York EDITION
Recognizable from a mile away, New York EDITION is housed within the clock tower near Madison Square Park. Originally built in 1909 as the headquarters of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, this historical landmark has since been reinvented into a luxuriously chic hotel offering, to the delight of many guests.
Designed as a sanctuary – a home away from home for the most distinguished guests – unique in-room offerings include custom-made Le Labo bathroom amenities with exclusive scents and twice-daily housekeeping service. If that’s not enough, the hotel is also home to the aptly named “The Clocktower,” a Michelin-starred restaurant. Helmed by Executive Chef Jason Atherton, the restaurant features epicurean dishes that are the perfect combination of historic charm and contemporary British cuisine.
Location: Right next to 23rd Street BMT Broadway Line, the hotel is within walking distance of Madison Square Park and the Empire State Building.
12. Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards New York City
This hotel goes above and beyond to bring comforts that guests didn’t even know they needed. Digital check-in, mobile keys, and a tablet for all in-room controls – everything is readily available at your fingertips.
This thoughtful experience is continued in their room design, which features elements such as total soundproofing, next-generation blackout blinds, and king-sized bed layered with temperature-regulating natural fibers. Every detail towards maximum rest and restoration is taken care of. For a well-rested night after the demanding days walking the streets of New York, a night at the Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards is a vacation on its own.
Location: The hotel is within walking distance of Chelsea Park and Penn Station and a ten-minute drive from Times Square.
13. Intercontinental New York Barclay Hotel
One of the oldest hotels on the list, the InterContinental New York Barclay, has been intertwined with the city’s vibrant history, hosting legendary guests and even serving as the New York headquarters for a presidential campaign.
Every element of the hotel is meticulously thought out, from its well-kept brick wall exterior to the newly renovated grand lobby and rooms. A night in the hotel is a romantic and luxurious experience.
Location: This highly sought after postal code set in the center of Manhattan puts guests minutes away from Saks Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Channel Garden, and Grand Central Station.
14. Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown
Be captivated by the Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, set in the heart of TriBeCa. Get lost in the city’s most authentic neighborhoods, only steps away from the property. When you’re tired, pamper yourself with the rejuvenating powers of the globally inspired spa. For a wonderful night, dine at CUT, a renowned restaurant by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.
Location: The hotel is minutes away from City Hall Park and Fulton Street Subway Station on foot. The Statue of Liberty is a five-minute drive, and the Empire State Building is a 13-minute drive.
15. AC Hotel by Marriott New York Downtown
Guests looking to stay near downtown Manhattan in the Financial District should look no further. This calming oasis is near Howard Hugh’s Pier 17, World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial, and the Brooklyn Bridge. For a weekend in New York, one could even take a day trip down to Staten Island from the Ferry terminal just around the corner.
Rooms are spaciously designed with timeless European style in mind, creating an experience that is distinctly AC.
Location: Within walking distance of Wall Street, Howard Hugh’s Pier 17, and the Brooklyn Bridge. New York Times Square is about a 20-minute drive away.