7 of the Best Hotels for 5th Avenue, New York
5th Avenue stretches from Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village to West 143rd Street in Harlem, but what’s more important is that it’s thought of as one of the world’s most exclusive, expensive and elegant thoroughfares.
Opting to stay in one of our recommendations for 7 of the best hotels for 5th Avenue puts you close to one of the world’s great shopping streets, but also very close to Central Park, to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, MoMA, Times Square and Broadway. You’re also right up the road from the Empire State Building. So surrounded by Manhattan landmarks. At the ‘zero’ point of New York street addresses, which head east and west from 5th Avenue. And this is where many of New York’s famous parades take place…
The part of 5th Avenue between 82nd and 105th streets is often referred to as ‘Museum Mile’ because of the density of its museums, which include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Nueue Galerie New York, the Guggenheim, the National Academy Museum, the National Design Museum - which is part of the Smithsonian, The Jewish Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of African Art. The Frick Collection is just around the corner too. 5th Avenue is also where you’ll find the Empire State Building, the Flatiron, the New York Public Library, the Rockerfeller centre and St. Patricks’s Cathedral. And of course all those high end stores…
7 of the Best Hotels for 5th Avenue
Classic New York Hotels close to 5th Avenue
The Hotel Elysee was once hosted Manhattan’s literary elite - most famously Tennessee Williams, who spent his final years living here. It’s classy, elegant and intimate so you can see why people lived here. The suites feature French style furnishings, rich fabrics and plush carpets and the Monkey Bar has become one of Midtown's most iconic and hip bars.
The Carlyle Hotel is a timeless, classic, luxurious, Upper East Side landmark hotel with 190 rooms and opulent suites. As well as park views, the best rooms also have grand pianos. And before you book into The Carlyle Hotel you should check out the newly revamped cafe’s performance schedule, you might get a chance to see Eartha Kitt or Woody Allen’s New Orleans Jazz Band.
5th Avenue’s Best City Break Hotels
The Mark is right in the heart of the Upper East Side, and offers an old fashioned elegance, despite a recent refurbishment by French designer Jacques Grange, who put in a fantastic, Esher-esque restaurant which has become extremely popular with celebrities and New York royalty.
The Surrey is a grand and gracious, five star Upper East Side hotel with a fantastic Art Deco inspired lobby, a private roof garden, an exceptional spa and a decadent bar. Plus you’re right on the doorstep of Central Park close to some of New York’s best restaurants.
The Best Hotels for 5th Avenue Luxury
The Lowell is a charmingly crafted Upper East Side Hotel, just a block to the east of Central Park. The decor is very classical, think marble bathrooms, neutral tones, elegant furnishings and art and even proper wood-burning fireplaces. The location is residential, a quiet, tree-lined street off Madison Avenue, and the overall feels is of staying in a gorgeous, 70 room townhouse.
The Whitby is one of the newest additions in husband and wife duo Tim and Kit Kemp's portfolio and it doesn't disappoint. Their beautifully designed rooms makes traditional style contemporary - and the best rooms have large terraces. There’s also a chic bar, an excellent restaurant and a cinema!
The Best Design Hotels for 5th Avenue
Chambers Hotel is a just off 5th Avenue on 56th Street, so super close to MoMA and Central Park. The spacious bedrooms are on the edgy-side of modern with architects’ drawing lamps, as well as a roll of tracing papers and coloured pens to release the inner designer, on the hip glass desk. It probably feels like staying at a very creative friend’s smart, central apartment - which is a great vibe for art museum visitors.
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7 of the Best Hotels for 5th Avenue
Hotel Elysee New York 100 rooms from £166Great walks - Central Park is under ten minutes from the hotel with plenty of trails for walking, running and cycling.Lively - Hip and happening.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.Full of characterRecommended by - Frommers
The Elysee, formerly a host to Manhattan's literary elite, has retained its iconic old world charm. The suites feature French style furnishings, rich fabrics and plush carpets. The Monkey Bar has become one of Midtown's most iconic and hip bars. Classy, elegant and intimate. See More
The Carlyle Hotel New York 190 rooms from £562Romantic Break - Romantic suites, chic in house restaurants and bars and proximity to Central Park make this a perfect getaway for two.City Style - Located in the Upper East Side, with chic art deco interiors it is a New York dreamGrand HotelElegantRecommended by - Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
The Mark, New York New York 152 rooms from £699City Style - Upper East Side glamour in all its old-moneyed glory with a clean cut and suave injection of style from designer Jacques Grange.Foodies - The phenomenal Jean Georges heads the kitchen here, be prepared for some of the best food in NY- and that's saying something!Great walks - New York was made for walking, this hotels central location makes it ideal for exploring on foot.OpulentRecommended by - Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
An old favourite with spectacular neo-deco Jacques Granges interiors. Right in the heart of Upper East Side, old style elegance meets modern chic. The award-winning restaurant is reason enough to visit. A super stylish way to experience New York. Popular with celebs and New York royalty! See More
The Surrey New York 189 rooms from £336Artworks - 31 original works of modern art dispersed through its private and public spaces.Bicycles available - Take advantage of the Hotel Bike Share ProgramArchitectural - Interiors by design giant Lauren Rottet.City Style - Luxury, Upper East Side Manhattan HotelRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Relais & Chateaux
This grand and gracious 5* Upper East Side Manhattan hotel is not one to be outdone. The Art Deco inspired lobby features many unique modern art pieces. With a private roof garden, a decadent bar and surrounded by some of the city's best restaurant - this really is New York City Luxury. See More
Lowell Hotel New York 74 rooms from £527City Style - Sleek accommodations in the heart of the cityGreat walks - Just one block from Central ParkTraditional5* Luxury - Very high service standards.Recommended by - Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
A finely crafted and charmingly intimate Upper East Side hotel, one block from Central Park. Classically decorated - marble bathrooms, neutral tones, paintings, and elegant furnishings. Some rooms have real wood burning fireplaces. A luxurious destination, reminiscent of a private townhouse. See More
The Whitby New York 86 rooms from £621Local exploring - Perfectly positioned just two blocks from Central Park and with easy access to many restaurants, galleries and bars.City Style - An uber chic property designed by the renowned hotelier Kit Kemp.Great walks - Take a stroll around Central Park.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.Recommended by - Design Hotels, Tablet
One of the newest additions in husband and wife duo Tim and Kit Kemp's portfolio and it doesn't disappoint. Beautifully designed rooms makes traditional style contemporary. The best rooms boast large terraces. Complete with chic bar, excellent restaurant and a cinema this is hotel perfection. See More
Chambers Hotel New York 77 rooms from £386Lively - Hip and happening.Great walks - Good for walkers.BoutiqueSights nearby - Well located for major sights.