The Top Five Hotels in New York City

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In a city that’s known for having exemplary everything like New York, it can be hard to make decisions based on quality. Is the dinner menu better at Cipriani or Le Cirque? Should you spend the day at MoMa or the Guggenheim? Yankees or Mets? While you may be hard-pressed to find a consensus on any of the aforementioned subjects, when it comes to lodging, the city has cultivated a class of exemplary hotels that that deliver more than just a restful night’s sleep. Check out the following top-tier hotels before you check in:

Hotel Elysee: Midtown Manhattan may be replete with terrific shopping and world-class restaurants, but when it comes to spending your trip in comfortable luxury, there’s no place like the Hotel Elysee. The building, built in the 1920s, has a history as vibrant as the city itself, and is perhaps best known as the former home of playwright Tennessee Williams. While you’re enjoying your stay here, you’ll have all New York has to offer within a stone’s throw, including some of the city’s most magnificent views, with Rockefeller Center to the west, and, to the south, the city’s newest standout skyscraper, 432 Park Avenue, which holds the distinction of being the tallest residential building in the entire western hemisphere.

Gansevoort Park Avenue: If you want to stay in the center of the city’s action, book yourself a room at the midtown branch of this elegant boutique hotel. Centrally located on 28th Street and Park Avenue South, the Gansevoort provides a perfect home base for foodies. Just a few blocks from some of the city’s chicest bars and eateries, including ABC Kitchen, Eleven Madison Park, and The Cannibal, this neighborhood’s recent boom is attracting countless new residents, many of whom are finding their new home at some of the chic luxury buildings going up in this dynamic section of town, like Park Avenue’s Huys, which combines the airy, sun-drenched style of downtown lofts with the convenience of living right in the heart of the city.

The Dream Downtown: The name of this hotel says it all — everything about the experience of this Meatpacking District hotel is heavenly. With 4,800 square feet of sand and lawn chairs in their enclosed “beach” space, a luxe lounge, and multiple dining options to suit every palate, you won’t even have to set foot outside this hip hotel to have a good time. If you do choose to explore the neighborhood, non-stop nightlife, plenty of boutique shopping, and the gorgeous High Line park are right outside your doorstep. For those who choose to make their stay in the area permanent, plenty of new luxury buildings are popping up to meet the demand, like 500 W. 21, which offers stunning views from its open-format, loft-style residences.

Smyth Tribeca: Nestled in the heart of trendy Tribeca, this pet-friendly 100-room hotel provides all of the quirky charm you’d expect from a boutique brand in conjunction with the elegant appeal of a luxury hotel. With easy access to fantastic shopping, top-rated restaurants, and countless opportunities to catch bands at venues like Canal Room and Santos Party House, you’ll feel like a real New Yorker before you’ve even unpacked your bags. If you love the neighborhood so much and don’t want to go home, check-out 56 Leonard Street, a swanky new condominium building. One can only dream!

The Carlyle: One of New York’s most renowned hotels, the Carlyle offers up old-world ambiance on the Upper East Side. Located just a few blocks south of Manhattan’s famed Museum Mile, guests at this stylish hotel will have no trouble finding activities to occupy their time, whether they’re spending the afternoon at the Met, taking a stroll through Central Park, or revamping their wardrobe at the countless designer shops along Madison Avenue.

No matter where you choose to rest your head in New York City, there’s excitement to be had. Just pick your pleasure, whether it’s fine art or food, and pack your bag.


  1. Studio apartment in Manhattan's Upper West Side says

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