Must-see hotels in New York City

  • Conrad New York

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    In Battery Park City, this well-heeled Hilton-group hotel is a top choice for business travelers. There's a trove of more than 2000 artworks to be…

  • Gild Hall

    Financial District & Lower Manhattan

    Boutique and brilliant, Gild Hall's entryway leads to a split-level, book- and sofa-stuffed lobby exuding a style best characterised as 'Wall St meets…

  • Sherry-Netherland Hotel

    Midtown

    If your expense account is feeling particularly generous, consider booking at this majestic beauty on the corner of Central Park. Restored in 2014, the…

  • Refinery Hotel

    Midtown

    What was once a hat factory is now a cool slumber spot, its 12 floors of design-literate, faintly industrial rooms fusing dark-oak hardwood floors with…

  • Eventi

    Midtown

    Part of the fashionable Kimpton chain, the Eventi is simultaneously modern and classic, its dark wood and marble balanced with a clean, contemporary…

  • The Brooklyn

    New York City

    For travelers unperturbed by the dreary location next to a roaring main road, The Brooklyn is a smart, boutique hotel offering considerable luxury for the…

  • Bowery Hotel

    East Village & Lower East Side

    Pick up your red-tasselled gold room key in the hushed timber-lined lobby and admire the antique velvet chairs and faded Persian rugs. Walk over mosaic…

  • Royalton

    Midtown

    This modern-classic creation by Ian Schrager and Philippe Starck has a mahogany-rich lobby laced with African art. Once a boarding house for 'single…

  • Empire Hotel

    Upper West Side & Central Park

    The bones are all that remain of the original Empire, just across the street from Lincoln Center. Wholesale renovations have dressed this hotel in earthy…

  • EVEN Hotel

    Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn & Dumbo

    From the lemon-mint infused water at reception to the fitness equipment in every room, EVEN aims to leave guests refreshed. Each of the rooms has a yoga…

  • Park Hyatt

    Midtown

    Popular with business travelers, the Park Hyatt occupies a prime position in the cloud-bursting One57 building. Luxury is the key word, from the spacious,…

  • McCarren Hotel & Pool

    Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick

    The tropical-style pool area, where patrons armed with cocktails drape themselves across loungers, is the prime lure of this swish, mural-clad hotel…

  • Ludlow

    East Village & Lower East Side

    This 175-room boutique hotel oozes New York style. Rooms are beautifully designed, with unique features such as huge golden-hued ceiling lights,…

  • Camp Rockaway

    Queens

    This seasonal pop-up glampground is an idyllic beach escape from the Big Apple sitting on Riis Beach in the courtyard of the Jacob Riis bathhouse from…

  • Citizen M

    Midtown

    Steps from Times Square, Citizen M is a true Millennial. Communal areas are upbeat, contemporary and buzzing, and rooms are space-agey and compact. A…

  • At Home in Brooklyn

    New York City

    Inside a swanky Brooklyn address is a guesthouse of great sophistication. Each room is elegantly furnished with painted armoires, wicker chairs and rugs,…

  • Towers at Lotte New York Palace

    Midtown

    Occupying the top 13 floors of the New York Palace, this hotel offers all the trappings of luxury with magnificent views. Spacious rooms and suites come…

  • Mercer

    SoHo & Chinatown

    Right in the heart of SoHo’s brick lanes, the decades-old Mercer is where stars sleep. Above a lobby full of fat, plush sofas, 74 rooms offer a slice of…

  • Iberostar 70 Park

    Midtown

    Beyond the plush and cozy lobby lounge, adorned with a limestone fireplace, this slumber number offers 205 gleaming rooms with comfy plush beds (featuring…

  • Le Méridien New York

    Midtown

    Le Méridien exudes a polished style, apparent from the moment you step into the handsome art deco–inspired lobby. Ribbed wooden paneling and clean lines…

  • Hotel Hugo

    SoHo & Chinatown

    It might not have the bells and whistles of some SoHo hotels, but Hotel Hugo is a quiet champion in this pricey 'hood. Rooms channel industrial style,…

  • Carlton Arms

    Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

    At this divey art hotel, every inch of the interior is a canvas scrawled with artists' musings. Murals crawl up the five flights of stairs and into each…

  • The Collective Paper Factory

    Queens

    Originally a radio factory (paper came later), this five-story building in semi-industrial Long Island City now houses a whimsical gem of a hotel that's…

  • Box House Hotel

    Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick

    In an industrial stretch of north Brooklyn, Box House Hotel's 130 inviting rooms and suites have oak floors, 16ft ceilings and Brooklyn-made art…

  • Bryant Park Hotel

    Midtown

    Looming to the south of cosmopolitan Bryant Park, this modish-yet-affable hotel (complete with red-leather elevator) dishes out bare-bones minimalist…

  • Parc Hotel

    Queens

    In Flushing's food-centric Chinatown, the Parc Hotel offers plush rooms for a reasonable price, for those who don't mind taking the subway into the city…

  • Ink48

    Midtown

    The Kimpton hotel group has braved Midtown’s wild far west with Ink48, perched on the subway-starved edge of Manhattan. Occupying a converted printing…

  • Z NYC Hotel

    Queens

    In the industrial streets beneath the iconic Silvercup Studios sign, this design-savvy tower delivers cozy accommodation and jaw-dropping views of…

  • NU Hotel

    New York City

    Brooklyn-themed adornments, upcycled teak furnishings and occasionally eyebrow-raising artwork bestow industrial style on rooms at NU. The location, on…

  • Akwaaba Mansion Inn

    New York City

    Sitting on a tree-lined block of tidy, century-old townhouses in Bedford-Stuyvesant, this graceful B&B is tucked into a regal Italianate mansion built by…

  • Nolitan Hotel

    SoHo & Chinatown

    With a lobby featuring floating chrome spheres and royal-blue doors heavy enough to crush a dump truck, the Nolitan is situated between two of the most…

  • Hotel Beacon

    Upper West Side & Central Park

    Adjacent to the Beacon Theatre, this family favorite offers a winning mix of attentive service, comfortable rooms and convenient location. The Beacon has…

  • Incentra Village House

    West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

    Boasting a great location in the West Village, these two red-brick, landmark town houses were built in 1841 and later became the city’s first gay inn…

  • Aloft Harlem

    Harlem & Upper Manhattan

    Designed for younger travelers, Aloft channels a luxury vibe but at accessible prices. Guest rooms are snug (285 sq ft) but chic, with crisp white linens,…

  • Colonial House Inn

    West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

    Friendly and simple, this 20-room gay inn is tidy but a bit worn. Most rooms have small walk-in closets (with a small TV and refrigerator) and sinks. When…

  • Library Hotel

    Midtown

    With hushed reading rooms and a gentlemen's-club atmosphere, this elegant, bookish oasis dedicates each floor to one of the Dewey Decimal System…

  • Hotel Le Bleu

    New York City

    Situated on a busy avenue in Gowanus, this hotel manages to pull off 48 attractive units in a sleek palette of beige, white and blue (it’s not ‘Le Bleu’…

  • Hotel Elysée

    Midtown

    Adorned with antiques and classic detailing, this intimate hotel has been bedding the famous and fabulous since 1923. Come evening, star-spot over…

  • Hostelling International New York

    Upper West Side & Central Park

    This red-brick mansion from the 1880s houses HI’s 734 well-scrubbed and maintained bunks. It’s rather 19th-century industrial, but benefits include good…

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