40 of Manhattan's Best Hotels, New York

There’s more to New York than Manhattan, but if you’re visiting the city for the first time then this is The City. It’s easily the most densely populated of the five boroughs, home of many of New York’s most famous sites and sights, and it’s birthplace. The tiny island of Manhattan is also home to THREE of the world’s ten most-visited tourist attractions! Times Square, Central Park and Grand Central Station. And we’ve got recommendations for Manhattan’s Best Hotels near all of them. Plus MoMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, Broadway and all the best districts to stay in.

The Marlton

Manhattan also has plenty of the world’s most famous landmarks, and it’s not just the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, Rockerfella Plaza and the Brooklyn Bridge, it’s also the Stonewall Inn, Federal Hall, the Guggenheim building, the Flatiron, the New York Stock Exchange, One World Trade Centre and of course the Statue of Liberty! And that’s honestly just for starters.

Starting from the top of the island you have Harlem, then Mornington Heights and East Harlem, the Upper West Side and the Upper East Side, then on either side of Times Square you have Midtown West and East. Then it’s Chelsea and Gramercy, Greenwich Village, the West Village and East Village, and the Meatpacking District, SoHo, Little Italy, the Lower East Side, TriBeCa, Chinatown and Wall Street and the Financial District are at the bottom of the island. Whew!

Hotel Hugo

One of the things visitors are often thankful for about Manhattan is it’s simple grid of streets, which makes it a lot easier to get around than other cities - the subway is excellent too. Fifth Avenue runs north to south, dividing the island in half, the East Side running to the East River and the West Side to the Hudson River. It’s a bit more complicated when it comes to dividing the grid up laterally, but basically uptown means north, and downtown south, running from 1st Street up to 220th Street. Uptown is the bit above 72nd Street, Downtown Manhattan is below 14th Street and Midtown is in the middle. Just as a heads up when you’re trying to cross the road: most odd numbered streets and one way from east to west and most even numbered streets run west to east. Sounds complicated, maybe, but it’s a lot simpler than in your average historic city?

40 of Manhattan’s Best Hotels

Classic Manhattan Hotels

Hotel Elysee

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 Algonquin Hotel opened its doors in 1902 and has been doing a roaring trade ever since, probably helped along by the fact that Dorothy Parker and the Algonquin Round Table (otherwise known as the ‘vicious circle’) would meet everyday for lunch throughout the 1920s. The decor is gorgeous, an antique lover's dream, and they even still have a hotel cat - her name is Matilda.

Gramercy Park Hotel

The Gramercy Park Hotel is a New York classic for a slightly different reason to some of the other hotels here, it’s a boho beauty with a bar packed with art by Andy Warhol and Damien Hurst, access to private Gramercy Park and some seriously good pieces of 20th and 21st century art and furniture.

Manhattan’s Best Hotel Views

The Carlyle Hotel

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.

The Dream Hotel has more going for it than just a great name, this modern hotel has 210 smartly decorated bedrooms and suites, a cool nightclub/ cocktail bar on the roof terrace with a panoramic view of Times Square, and quirky details - think a statue of Catherine the Great in the lobby and a two storey aquarium.

SoHo Grand Hotel

The SoHo Grand Hotel is in lively, fashionable SoHo, and is a sumptuous, elegantly designed 353 room hotel - think the gilded cage of the 1870s meets the lux. fashion of the 1970s? Perfect for your average ultra-chic New Yorker, with the original artworks, the stylish bar, sophisticated club and acclaimed restaurant. Plus, if you didn’t bring your pet you can ask for a complimentary goldfish?

Manhattan’s Best City Break Hotels

Archer New York

The Archer New York is about a mile from Times Square, which some might say is too far, however it’s also close to the Garment District, Grand Central Station and the Empire State Building. The feel is quite quirky, blending downtown-style brick walls and industrial spaces with uptown decorative influences. Plus, the rooftop bar, Spyglass offers irresistible panoramic views.

The Bryant Park Hotel is a black and gold, Gothic landmark overlooking Bryant Park. The 128 rooms are light and minimal feeling, but with bathtubs and city views. The KOI sushi restaurant is popular with locals and the bar is a lively start to the night.

Chambers Hotel

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.

I’m not sure if The London appeals because I imagine it to be a home from home, or because it’s stylish and understated, with surprisingly expansive rooms and suites and a restaurant by Gordon Ramsey?

The Hotel Giraffe is an elegant boutique hotel known for its excellent service, and spacious rooms - of which there are 73, decorated in the rich colours of the Modern Period. Those who have stayed here already also know it for its complimentary breakfasts and complimentary champagne, wine and cheese of an evening.

Westhouse Hotel

The Westhouse Hotel is closer to MoMA than Broadway or Times Square, but this exclusive hotel’s location is just really convenient for a lot of places, Central Park and Carnegie Hall included. Channeling rich 1920s glamour with a touch of Art Deco, it boasts crystal chandeliers, polished wooden floors, a vintage speakeasy bar and al fresco dining on the 23rd floor.

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Library Hotel

The Library Hotel is a book-lovers' paradise between Grand Central and Bryant Park. As well as the literary themed rooms and writer's den, there’s also a rooftop bar and a poetry garden - which has excellent cocktails and city views. A complimentary continental breakfast is served in the Reading Room, and the service is warm and friendly.

The Whitby

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 Marlton

The Marlton in Greenwich Village has plenty of style and atmosphere, plus marble bathrooms, parquet floors, oak panelled walls and brass fixtures. It also has a cocktail bar, which is lovely, and a very nice French restaurant, also lovely - and an espresso bar! Now you’re really talking. There are 107 rooms and suites starting from around £250 per night.

Manhattan’s Best Luxury Hotels

Crosby Street Hotel

The Crosby Street Hotel is an achingly cool, 86 room SoHo hotel loved by celebrities and design addicts for it’s chic Kit Kemp interiors. You’re surrounded by cool, with original art on the walls and an impressive list of celebrity guests - including James Bond himself, but yet the hotel is on quite a quiet street, and the main event of most rooms are the floor-to-ceiling views of Manhattan’s skyline.

Called The Greenwich, yet in the TriBecCa neighbourhood, this hotel is a prime cut for foodies, with just 88 rooms, plus a fantastic bar and restaurant and a Shibui Spa and indoor pool. Perfect for Manhattan’s nightlife, and daylife too.

Manhattan’s Hippest Hotels

The Mercer

The Mercer is an iconic New York hotel offering the ultimate in SoHo chic. If you dream of being an arty New Yorker living in a fantastic loft apartment and that’s not exactly who you are then this is the place to stay to live out your dream, surrounded by artistic cool and modernist designs. The Kitchen restaurant is another institution.

Freehold

The Freehand hotel is hip, affordable and central - it’s close to Gramercy Park. The interiors are bold and interesting, with walls covered in murals painted by local artists. It also has three restaurants, two bars and a 24hour gym - and all of them are achingly cool. As are the 340 rooms and suites.

Manhattan’s Best Design Hotels

Refinery Hotel

The Refinery Hotel is not a luxury hotel converted from an oil refinery, but a hat factory. The 197 plush rooms have high ceilings, hardwood floors, contemporary artworks and some offer views of the Empire State Building. The industrial conversion vibe is mixed with a suave contemporary flare to great effect.

Right on Canal Street, on the edge SoHo and Chinatown, 11 Howard is another super chic Scandi-style design hotel. The floors are oak, the ceilings high, the restaurant French - with a Michelin star, and the art is original and contemporary.

Hotel 50 Bowery

The Hotel 50 Bowery is new and chic, with the latest in design taste - think exposed brick and brushed concrete walls, fantastic hanging lights and trendy colours, the kind you’d see in a Scandinavian film, or an Art Nouveau era factory? There are also Chinatown inspired splashes of red and lantern-esque lights. The views are excellent, from both the 229 rooms and suites and from the incredible rooftop bar.

The Best Hotels for Central Park

The Lowell

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 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 Uptown Manhattan Hotels

Hotel Wales

Upper Manhattan isn’t a budget choice, but for great value for your dollar, they the Hotel Wales, an aristocratic hotel on Madison Avenue, with a rooftop garden overlooking the park. For what you pay there’s a lot to enjoy about this hotel.

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 Best Midtown Manhattan Hotels

Hotel Hugo

The Hotel Hugo is a retro delight, with 122 rooms designed by architect Marcello Pozzi and decorated with custom-made Italian furnishings. You’re on the edge of SoHo with views of the Hudson River and the skyline of Downtown Manhattan, which you can really enjoy from the double storey rooftop bar.

The Roger is a stylish, 194 room hotel on Madison Avenue. Many rooms have views of the Empire State Building, some from their private terraces, and all are cool, colourful and bright.

The Best Downtown Manhattan Hotels

Andaz

The Andaz, Wall Street, is the only hotel on Wall Street. It may also be the only hotel in the world which used to be a Barclays Bank. They've renovated with clever, innovative design - think sharp shiny edges in warm colours - it has an excellent spa.

The Ludlow is a stylish hotel with a touch of the avant garde, located in the trendy Lower East Side. There are 184 rooms and suites, many with large casement windows, Moroccan lamps, vintage details and handmade silk rugs. There’s a French bistro and a trellised garden bar.

The Beekman

The Beekman has a jazz-age style to it, with simple, elegant design and an atmospheric cocktail bar that Jay Gatsby would adore. The downtown location is excellent too. Or, for modern New York style try the Smyth Hotel, a sleek, fashionable feeling hotel with spacious, colourful rooms, mid-century, Danish furniture, art from local galleries, and an authentic 60s era ‘den bar’.

Gild Hall

Wall Street adjacent, Gild Hall, A Thompson Hotel is both totally charming and great value. The 126 rooms are decorated with strong, dark colours and plenty of extra style, leaving he communal areas to really style it up - take their split-level library for example and their rustic-glam bar and restaurant. Rooms start from around £140 per night - great value for such a chic hotel.

Manhattan’s Best Hotels for Families

The Inn New York City

The Inn New York City is a charmingly intimate Upper West Side hotel, with just four suites, but bursting with old-world charm. Each suite is individually decorated with fine paintings, sculptures and elegant furnishings and the location is genteel, leafy and residential. Some of the suites sleep four so it’s perfect for a family.

Manhattan’s Best Value Hotels

CitizenM New York

CitizenM New York is another in that set of innovative, modern, no-frills-hotels-with-funky-design-frills. It’s about one minute from Times Square, has wall-to-wall windows and a panoramic rooftop bar.

Room Mate Grace is a funky and lively hotel just minutes from Times Square with surprisingly great spa facilities, a colourfully illuminated indoor pool with underwater music and a swim-up bar. Rooms start from about £130 per night.

MAve

The MAve breaks down into M(adison)Ave, which gives away the location, close to the Flatiron Building. Inside it’s stylish and chic, with 72 rooms with high ceiling and bigger-than-you’re-expecting bathrooms. Expect a fairly neutral colour palette with colour in the contemporary prints on the walls and all the mod. cons.. Rooms start from around £130 per night.

The Inn at Irving Place

The Inn at Irving Place is a gorgeous inn converted from two 1830s brownstones in a quiet part of the Gramercy neighbourhood. The inside is just as beautifully classic as the outside, with cherrywood floors and beautiful antiques. They serve an excellent afternoon tea in their grand, Victorian-style tea rooms. There are just 12 bedrooms, which start from around £150 per night.

City Club Hotel

The City Club Hotel feels like a gentlemen’s club because that’s what it used to be: subtly luxurious, classy and welcoming. The French-American restaurant is curated by award-winning chef Danial Boulud, and it’s got a bit of French glamour too.

The Harlem Flophouse

The Harlem Flophouse is one of our favourite New York B&Bs, lovingly, and recently restored, The Flophouse represents an opportunity to stay in a real New York Victoria brownstone, with cosy rooms with wooden floors and fireplaces. This is a really welcoming place to stay, you’re on a quiet street in Harlem’s cultural quarter, and the place is owned and run by local artists who really want to show you a fantastic time in Harlem. There are just five rooms, so book ahead!

Casablanca Hotel

Vibrant and friendly, the Casablanca Hotel is one of the best places to stay if you want to be right in the heart of things. The decor, as you may have guessed, is Moroccan, with beautiful mosaics, tapestries ad paintings, impressive rugs and even ornate ceiling fans. These unique, careful touches, and the fact that it's incredibly well priced for the location, means that the 48 rooms are often booked solid with repeat guests.

If you haven’t found you idea of Manhattan’s best hotels on our Guru’s list of 40 you could try:

40 of Manhattan's Best Hotels

  • Hotel Elysee New York 100 rooms from £166

    Great walks  -  Central Park is under ten minutes from the hotel with plenty of trails for walking, running and cycling.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Opulent
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Recommended 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

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  • The Algonquin Hotel New York 156 rooms from £333

    Sights nearby  -  This downtown hotel is just seven minute walk from Times Square and ten from the Rockefeller Center.
    Literary  -  A well-known literary history.
    Historic  -  Oldest-running hotel in NYC.
    Business Hotel

    Historic Manhattan hotel and host to the city's artistic and cultural elite. Old-world charm and contemporary comforts to suit anyone on business or leisure. The hotel was newly refurbished in 2004 but retains its original opulent charm. See More

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  • Dream Hotel New York 210 rooms from £207

    Local exploring  -  In the heart of New York - the city, broadway especially, is on your doorstep
    Families  -  Children under 17 staying in parents room stay free.
    Great walks  -  Central Park closeby
    Sights nearby  -  Times Square

    A modern hotel with quirky touches - perfectly located for a Manhattan getaway. A variety of smartly decorated bedrooms and a guesthouse suite. Cool night club spot on the roof top terrace with panoramic views of Times Square and a popular cocktail bar. A lively destination. See More

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  • The Carlyle Hotel New York 190 rooms from £562

    Romantic 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 dream
    Traditional
    Grand Hotel
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection

    Luxurious Upper East Side landmark hotel. The Carlyle is a timeless classic and a unique place to stay discover New York Upper East Side style. Opulent suites feature exquisite views of the park and grand pianos. Keep your finger on New York's pulse. See More

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  • Archer New York New York 180 rooms from £140

    Local exploring  -  Just over a mile from Times Square, 5 minutes from Bryant Park and close to popular shops such as Tiffany & Co, Prada and Apple.
    City Style  -  Glamorous 22-story hotel in the heart of the Garment District with quirky, curated luxuries and decoration.
    Views  -  The bar on the 21st floor has fantastic views of the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Quirky hotel blending downtown-style brick walls and industrial spaces with uptown decorative influences, located in the Garment District just a mile from Times Square. The modern rooms are chic and delicately decorated, and the rooftop bar, Spyglass offers irresistible panoramic views. See More

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  • Hotel 50 Bowery New York (NY) 229 rooms from £318

    Local exploring  -  Nestled into New York's Chinatown, with interiors that give nod to their surrondings- the ideal spot for an Eastern adventure
    City Style  -  A trendy and uber chic hotel offering a rooftop bar with fabulous views of the Manhattan skyline
    Sights nearby  -  You are right on the edge of Chinatown and a short hop to Brooklyn so get out and explore all the area has to offer!
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A hip new addition to the hotel scene on the Lower East Side. Interiors are on point, with exposed brick walls, hanging Edison light bulbs, Chinatown inspired slashes of red and lantern style lamps. The views are remarkable- from the fantastic rooftop bar as well as from the chic suites and rooms. See More

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  • The London, New York New York 561 rooms from £193

    City Style  -  Located a 5 minute walk from Central Park of which many rooms have great views, and 7 minutes from the shopping on 5th Avenue.
    Business meetings  -  Sophisticated meeting/ event rooms for up to 200 guests, state-of-the-art technology and award-winning event specialists
    Foodies  -  Gordon Ramsay's fantastic and coveted restaurant is a major draw for any guest.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Grand hotel in prime location a few minutes from Central Park. Stylish, modern and understated, the rooms are spacious and the suites are expansive. The addition of the Gordon Ramsay, a sophisticated creation of the Michelin-starred chef, enhances the luxurious aspect of this hotel. See More

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  • 11 Howard New York (NY) 213 rooms from £421

    City Style  -  A super stylish hotel focused on clever Scandinavian design and original artworks, right in the heart of SoHo
    Foodies  -  Le Coucou, the hotel's restaurant by chef Daniel Rose, has recently been awarded its first Michelin Star
    Sights nearby  -  You are right in the heart of this historic district of SoHo, iconic for its cobblestone streets and cast-iron buildings
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Design Hotels, Tablet

    A design and art focused Scandi-chic hotel in New York's iconic SoHo district. The crisp interiors feature neutral tones, original works by Hiroshi Sugimoto, Katie Yang and Dan Attoe. Oak floors and high ceilings set the tone in the excellent Michelin stared French restaurant. An uber cool spot. See More

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  • Refinery Hotel New York 197 rooms from £324

    City Style  -  A fashionable hotel in the heart of the Garment District- boasting a jazz bar, buzzy restaurant and chic interiors
    Great walks  -  You are just moments from the lovely Bryant Park
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels, Tablet

    A fabulous luxury hotel in a former hat factory, in New York's Garment District. Plush rooms boast high ceilings, hardwood floors, contemporary artworks and some offer views of the Empire State Building. The industrial conversion vibe is mixed with a suave contemporary flare to great effect. See More

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  • The Whitby New York 86 rooms from £621

    Local 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

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  • The Surrey New York 189 rooms from £336

    Artworks  -  31 original works of modern art dispersed through its private and public spaces.
    Bicycles available  -  Take advantage of the Hotel Bike Share Program
    Architectural  -  Interiors by design giant Lauren Rottet.
    City Style  -  Luxury, Upper East Side Manhattan Hotel
    Recommended 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

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  • Lowell Hotel New York 74 rooms from £527

    City Style  -  Sleek accommodations in the heart of the city
    Great walks  -  Just one block from Central Park
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    5* 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

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  • The Ludlow New York (Lower East Side) 184 rooms from £266

    Local exploring  -  The Lower East Side neighbourhood of Manhattan is the perfect choice for anyone interested in nightlife and restaurants.
    Foodies  -  Dirty French is a recent offering from the Major Food Group, and promises an exciting twist on classic French cuisine.
    City Style  -  Close to the shopping in SoHo and the landmark Brooklyn Bridge, and offering spectacular views of the iconic skyline.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Stylish hotel with a touch of the avant garde in the trendy Lower East Side. Large casement windows flood natural light into the rooms furnished with vintage items such as handmade silk rugs and Moroccan lamps. It also features a trellised garden bar, cosy lounge and authentic French bistro. See More

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  • Gild Hall, A Thompson Hotel New York (Wall Street- Financial District) 126 rooms from £140

    City Style  -  This stylish hotel has a fantastic wine selection at La Soffitta, authentic Italian cuisine, and a split level library.
    Local exploring  -  Located on historic Gold Street in the Financial District, a few hundred yards from Wall Street.
    Outstanding location
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.

    Characterful hotel with a fantastic location next to Wall Street. The rooms are decorated with strong, dark and stylish features that complement the sleek aesthetic in the communal areas - such as the sophisticated split-level library, rustic-glam bar and restaurant - adding to the air of luxury. See More

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  • Andaz Wall Street New York City 253 rooms from £394

    Romantic Break  -  A stylish choice- loft-style rooms featuring pillow menus and king sized beds and downstairs a hip bar and yummy restaurant.
    City Style  -  A slick hotel set in an historic NYC neighborhood- trendy rough brick walls mixed with glossy finishes and lavish fittings.
    Great walks  -  Close to New Yorks famous Central Park, a breath of fresh air in the city centre.
    Sights nearby  -  Walking distance from ferries to the Statue of Liberty and Governor's Island.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection

    The only hotel with an address on Wall Street, placing it at the epicenter of the Financial District. Large loft style rooms with seriously luxurious bathrooms. A hip restaurant using farm fresh produce, trendy bar and a glorious spa. A boutique hotel with a chains knowledge. See More

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  • Library Hotel, New York New York 60 rooms from £181

    Theme hotel  -  Floors are themed around a category of the Dewey Decimal system
    Writing a novel  -  A literary-themed hotel with library and poetry garden
    Literary  -  The free public library is within walking distance
    City Style  -  Contemporary comfort in the heart of the city
    Recommended by  -  Fodors, Frommers

    A book-lovers' paradise between Grand Central and Bryant Park. Literary themed rooms and writer's den. The rooftop bar and poetry garden offer excellent cocktails and city views. Complimentary continental breakfast is served in the Reading Room. A truly unique place to absorb art and culture. See More

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  • Room Mate Grace New York 139 rooms from £159

    Local exploring  -  Minutes from Times Square, Bryant Park, Rockefeller Centre and the Museum of Modern Art, as well as great brand shops.
    City Style  -  1970s inspired hotel minutes from Times Square with an indoor pool and bar, and brightly coloured retro rooms.
    Swimming Pool  -  A large, funky indoor pool with colourful light shows, underwater music, a swim-up bar and groovy seating area.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    Funky and lively hotel just minutes from Times Square with a colourfully illuminated indoor pool with underwater music and a swim-up bar. The modest, modern rooms are brought to life by vibrant Jonathan Adler wallpaper, and great spa facilities are available (sauna, steam room, gym, pool, massages). See More

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  • The Harlem Flophouse New York 5 rooms from £98

    Child friendly  -  Children under 12 years of age are free.
    Historic  -  Fully renovated prewar building
    City Style
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.

    Lovingly restored B&B in Harlem. Cosy rooms with wooden floor boards and fireplaces. A beautiful brownstone building in one of the city’s most culturally vibrant areas. An arty city spot for the young traveller. See More

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  • The Beekman New York 287 rooms from £449

    City Style  -  Right in the heart of Manhattan, near the World Trade Centre.
    Local exploring  -  Perfect for exploring the sights and sounds of New York.
    Local markets  -  Browse the frenzy of the South Street Seaport market.
    Sights nearby  -  Ten minutes walk from Ground Zero.

    Stellar hotel with a definitively jazz age feel in the heart of Manhattan. Rooms are swish and elegant with simple designs and comfortable furniture. Enjoy a cocktail in the atmospheric bar that evokes a Gatsby-esque atmosphere with it's booth bar and chandeliers. A five-star downtown option. See More

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  • Smyth Hotel New York (Tribeca) 100 rooms from £215

    City Style  -  Carefully and stylishly furnished to evoke 1960s glamour, with an intimate den bar, and located in a lively neighbourhood.
    Local exploring  -  Located in lively Tribeca neighbourhood, less than 1 mile away from the Brooklyn Bridge.
    Views  -  The rooms on the higher floors boast fantastic views of the cityscape.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith

    Sleek hotel located in the fashionable Tribeca neighbourhood with spacious, modern and richly colourful rooms styled to evoke 1960s glamour. The hotel also boasts an authentic and characterful den bar, a lively seasonal restaurant, Danish-modern furnishings and art sourced from local galleries. See More

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  • Gramercy Park Hotel New York 185 rooms from £272

    Luxury
    Sights nearby  -  Just a short stroll away you will find New Yorks most famous site, The Empire State Building.
    Great walks  -  Take a turn around the lovely Gramercy Park literally on the hotels doorstep.
    Views  -  Gorgeous views of Gramercy Park
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection

    Newly decorated luxury boutique. Great pieces of furniture and diverse artworks, from Warhol to Damien Hirst, provide a unique impression of 21st century Bohemia. A lively and hip destination. See More

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  • Hotel Giraffe New York 72 rooms from £196

    Roof terrace  -  Rooftop restaurant.
    Sights nearby  -  The Empire State Building is only eight blocks away, and commands views of the whole of New York.
    Great walks  -  Explore this hip area on foot, there is no better way to take in the sights!
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.

    Luxurious boutique hotel with outstanding service. Rooms in neutral tones ooze understated elegance - chocolate leather headboards and pearlized platinum walls. Complimentary breakfasts and complimentary wine and cheese every evening except Sunday. A hotel with sophistication and urban style. See More

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  • The Mark, New York New York 152 rooms from £699

    City 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.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended 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

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  • Freehand New York 395 rooms from £187

    Groups  -  With triple and quadruple rooms this is the ideal hotel for thos travelling as a group
    Value chic  -  A trendy and fun hotel in an unbeatable location, without the killer pricetag
    Great walks  -  Explore the area on foot and end up soaking up some fresh air in Madison Square Park
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

    Finally an affordable and hip hotel in the heart of Manhattan! The interiors are bold and interesting and the walls are covered in unique murals designed by local artists. The three restaurants, two bars and 24 hour gym are all achingly cool. A real winner! See More

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  • The Inn at Irving Place New York 12 rooms from £150

    City Style  -  An authentic snapshot of an entirely different era, far from the shiny modern glamour of the big NYC hotels
    Hideaway  -  As much as you can hideaway in NYC, this is the perfect option. An unique, intimate hotel in a quiet but central neighbourhood.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels

    Uniquely authentic inn, a conversion of two 1830s brownstone townhouses in the quiet Gramercy neighbourhood. The hotel is exquisitely decorated with antique furnishings and cherrywood floors, and the charming Tea Rooms serve delectable afternoon teas amid grand Victorian-style architecture. See More

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  • MAve New York 72 rooms from £124

    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.

    Ideally situated in the bustling Flatiron District, this sleek 72-room hotel is a stylish urban retreat with high-ceilinged neutral rooms and larger-than-expected bathrooms. See More

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  • The Mercer New York 75 rooms from £542

    Foodies  -  The automatic table reservation at chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Mercer Kitchen is worth its weight in gold.
    Families  -  Interconnecting family suites and babysitting services.
    Outstanding location  -  Located in bustling downtown Soho.
    Local markets  -  Walk to the south-east of the hotel and you'll stumble across Little Italy and Chinatown, both well worth a visit.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection

    Ultimate SoHo chic. An iconic hotel, The Mercer provides the comforts of a home away from home, but in the surroundings of a trendy loft space. Artistic cool and modernist designs. Its world-class restaurant is a must. See More

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  • The Marlton New York (Greenwich Village) 107 rooms from £144

    City Style  -  A cocktail bar, an espresso bar, and the Margaux all in a restored historic building, previously frequented by great names.
    Local exploring  -  Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, a lively area with plenty to do and see.
    Full of character
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Atmospheric hotel with 'chic petite' rooms all featuring parquet floors, brass fixtures and marble bathrooms, located in the heart of Greenwich Village. Rich oak-panelled walls and elaborately furnished dining rooms and bars all contribute to its warm, romantic and characterful aesthetic. See More

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  • Hotel Hugo New York (Soho) 122 rooms from £180

    Local exploring  -  Times Square, Central Park and Broadway are all only a few miles away and the Hudson is even closer: perfect for local exploring
    City Style  -  Located in SoHo, NYC's downtown shopping district with plenty of designer brands, and 2.4 miles from Times Square.
    Views  -  Deluxe rooms on the West side of the buiding have brilliant views of the Hudson River, as does the roof terrace.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

    Retro hotel decorated with custom-made Italian furnishings, designed by renowned architect Marcello Pozzi, located on the edge of the bustling shopping district of Soho. Brilliant views of the Hudson river and downtown skyline & a double-level rooftop bar. Stylish, sophisticated and spacious rooms. See More

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  • SoHo Grand Hotel New York 355 rooms from £300

    Rooms with balcony/terrace  -  Two sprawling penthouse lofts
    Sights nearby  -  Central location means sights of New York are on your doorstep
    Designer  -  Interior designs by celebrated interior designer Bill Sofield
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection

    Sumptuous and elegantly designed - the 1870’s Gilded Age meets 1970's luxury - catering to the ultra-chic New Yorker. Rooms have stunning views and are decorated with original artworks. Acclaimed cuisine, stylish bar and sophisticated club room. A chic urban paradise. See More

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  • The Roger New York 194 rooms from £159

    Foodies  -  On the edge of Madison Square Park and the Flatiron District, which feature plenty of high-end restaurants and stylish bars.
    Local exploring  -  A little off the beaten track but well connected to the major tourist sites and buzzing with local offerings.
    Views  -  Some rooms with terraces have breath-taking views across Manhattan.
    City Style  -  A landmark location on Manhattan's Madison Avenue.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

    Stylish, recently renovated hotel with contemporary and elegant designer furnishings & a fantastic location on Madison Ave. Many rooms have stunning views of the Empire State Building and private furnished terraces. Colourful, bright, and buzzy this hotel is perfect for a cool city break. See More

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  • Crosby Street Hotel New York 86 rooms from £464

    Local exploring  -  Some of New York's best shopping, bars, cafes, restaurants and galleries are right on your doorstep
    Sitting Room  -  Residents only drawing room with honesty bar
    Sights nearby  -  A walk south-east of the hotel takes you to Little Italy.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Fodors

    This achingly chic hotel in Manhattan’s SoHo district attracts celebrities and design addicts alike with its cool interiors by Kit Kemp. Despite the enviable location, it’s on a quiet street so you can leave the city chaos behind. Service is impeccable while still being relaxed. See More

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  • The Greenwich New York State 88 rooms from £644

    Sights nearby  -  Hop on the metro at Franklin Street and explore the city at ease.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

    Tribeca neighborhood is prime location for foodies, local explorers and relaxing in-house at the Shibui Spa and indoor pool. Modern rooms with all mod-cons. Enjoy casual Italian dining at Locanda Verde, or in the courtyard with the great bar. Perfect location for nightlife and New York! See More

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  • Casablanca Hotel New York 48 rooms from £186

    Sights nearby  -  Located just a few steps from Times Square and Rockefeller Center.
    Great walks  -  Bryant Park is just a seven minute walk away from the hotel.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Fodors, Frommers

    An individual and stylish hotel just steps from Times Square. The funky Moroccan themed rooms and opulent old school bars featuring live piano sets, will transport you to another time. A warm and welcoming spot in an enviable location - perfect for a charming city stay. See More

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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Thursday, 25th July 2019