• Crosby Street Hotel Uber-stylish guest rooms and common areas on a cobblestone street downtown.
  • Bowery Hotel Gorgeous rooms, a model-draped lobby and great eating and cocktailing options.
  • NoMad Hotel A beaux-arts beauty, where Franco-American chic meets meticulous wining and dining.
  • Gramercy Park Hotel This revamped grande dame has outlandish style and keys to the coveted park it's named for.
  • Freehand New York Midcentury-inspired designer lounges and a rooftop bar, with rooms at affordable rates.

By Budget: $

  • Local Affordable dorms and doubles with rooftop views and a great Long Island City location.
  • Harlem Flophouse A charming townhouse in the heart of Harlem.
  • Carlton Arms Divey, atmospheric art-filled inn just a few blocks east of Madison Square Park.
  • Freehand New York The special 'Riding Solo' offer makes this a bargain for solo travelers.

By Budget: $$

  • Citizen M Contemporary, high-tech rooms near the heart of Times Square.
  • Wall Street Inn Comfy beds and colonial-style rooms in the Financial District.
  • Boro Hotel High design with panoramic views in Long Island City.
  • Arthouse Hotel NYC Trendy lounge, light-filled rooms and sumptuous marble bathrooms close to the Lincoln Center.

By Budget: $$$

  • Knickerbocker A luxurious Midtown option with a fabulous rooftop bar.
  • Greenwich Hotel Inner courtyards, individually designed rooms and a lantern-lit pool grace Robert De Niro's hotel.
  • NoMad Hotel Beaux-arts delight with apartment-style rooms, Parisian flair and a coveted restaurant and bar.
  • Gramercy Park Hotel Richly colored rooms sit above a sumptuous art-filled lobby with jazz-filled bars.


  • Standard Unrivaled views from its High Line perch and outstanding amenities.
  • Z Hotel The whole city spreads before you at this beauty in Queens.
  • Four Seasons Jaw-dropping views over Central Park from a NYC legend.
  • Williamsburg Hotel Take in the panoramic sweep of Manhattan from your boutique guestroom.

For Families

  • Hotel Beacon Spacious guest rooms (including apartments) in the Upper West Side.
  • Bubba & Bean Lodges Upper East Side townhouse with kitchenettes and a welcoming vibe.
  • Nu Hotel A fine Brooklyn option within walking distance of kid-friendly attractions (like the Transit Museum).

Boutique Digs

  • Chatwal New York A photogenic art deco beauty with lavish services near the epicenter of Broadway.
  • Wythe Hotel Boutique style in trendy Williamsburg, with industrial-chic rooms and a roof terrace.
  • Ace Hotel A hipster funhouse with DJs spinning beats in the lobby, and first-rate coffee and cocktails.
  • Broome Converted SoHo townhouse with just 14 rooms and a peaceful inner courtyard.

For Honeymooners

  • Lafayette House Book a room with a private garden in this romantic former townhouse.
  • Andaz Fifth Avenue A boutique homage to NYC glamour that’s impossibly chic yet wonderfully unpretentious.
  • Plaza Spoil yourself at this luxurious icon on Central Park South.

Sleep in Style

  • Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC Posh rooms and a rooftop bar and pool deck in the Meatpacking District.
  • Broome Cutting-edge design in just 14 rooms in a great downtown hood.
  • McCarren Hotel & Pool Style-loving favorite a short stroll to the buzzing bars of Williamsburg and Greenpoint.

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