Best Hotels in Central New York City, New York City

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Central New York City based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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    The Peninsula New York
    New York, NY
    1 mile to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Midtown Manhattan's golden Peninsula calls itself a "cocoon of peace and quiet" amid the fray on Fifth Avenue. And recent travelers agree, though they contend that it's an expensive cocoon. Highlights include free internet access, the rooftop terrace Salon de Ning (which offers stunning city views), and a highly acclaimed spa and health club. But that's not all this ultra-luxurious hotel has going for it. Previous visitors cited the top-notch service, spectacular vistas and enviable location (just steps away from Central Park and Rockefeller Center) as equally compelling reasons to return. Others described the property as elegant and serene, praising the hotel's calming color palette and extra touches found in each of the accommodations, such as stocked minibars, marble baths, cozy robes and slippers, and sleek flat-screen TVs. Recent visitors also raved about the delectable dishes and sophisticated atmosphere offered at the hotel's dining establishments, the Clement Restaurant and the Gotham Lounge.
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    The Pierre New York, A Taj Hotel
    New York, NY
    1.3 miles to city center
    $30 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $30 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Since 1930, The Pierre has been sitting pretty along swanky Fifth Avenue across from Central Park. Epitomized by its opulent rotunda, this elegant hotel strives to provide elite luxury befitting of its Upper East Side locale. Recent travelers praised the tastefully decorated rooms and comfortable beds, as well as the gracious hotel staff. Wellness professionals are ready to pamper you with soothing in-room massages, and Perrine, the on-site restaurant, draws guests out of their rooms with delectable dishes. If you can, book a room facing the park. Previous visitors said that the views overlooking the greenery are spectacular. Keep in mind that all of the rooms boast sweeping city or park views, along with Turkish marble bathrooms, luxe toiletries and Bose sound systems.
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    The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY
    0.2 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Luxury-seekers have a difficult time finding fault with The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue. Because of the contemporary panache of its interior and exterior, visitors find themselves in a world of modern luxury. Guests describe the accommodations as well-furnished and incredibly spacious (at least for New York City). Rooms, which start at 420 square feet, are outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows, TVs built into the bathroom mirror, deep soaking tubs and complimentary Wi-Fi. Looking for a little more indulgence? Tantalize your taste buds with a meal at Ai Fiori restaurant, which serves gourmet Mediterranean cuisine. The Langham's prime location – on Fifth Avenue near the New York Public Library – also appeals to both leisure and business travelers (as well as trendy city-dwellers looking for some respite from Manhattan's hustle and bustle). While reviewers were blown away by the attentive customer service, they did warn of high rates.
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    The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York City
    New York, NY
    0.5 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    This historical Luxury Collection hotel prides itself on blending art deco accents with modern-day accouterments like an on-site Red Door Spa and fitness lounge. Originally built in 1905, the 76-room hotel was renovated in 2010 by architect Thierry Despont. Inside the guest rooms and suites, visitors will find 400-thread-count linens, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi access and rainfall showerheads – all excellent perks, according to recent visitors. Some suites even boast private terraces with New York City views. Plus this five-star hotel earns high marks from travelers for its prime midtown Manhattan location, just steps away from Rockefeller Center, Bryant ParkBroadway and Fifth Avenue. Recent patrons also praised the lively Lambs Club Restaurant & Bar; the hotel's intimate dining establishment has played host to a long list of celebrities and bigwigs, including Fred Astaire and Charlie Chaplin. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.
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    The Lowell Hotel New York
    New York, NY
    1.4 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Perched on the Upper East Side just a couple of blocks from Fifth Avenue's sleek storefronts, The Lowell Hotel New York provides travelers with easy access to iconic city attractions and venerable department stores. But that's not the only reason recent guests adore this stylish boutique. The Lowell exudes a serene, elegant ambiance, further enhanced by its calming gold, cream and white color scheme. By New York standards, The Lowell is small (74 rooms and suites); however, many previous travelers call the hotel's quiet, cozy atmosphere the perfect retreat from the buzzing city blocks. Accommodations come appointed with luxurious extras, such as down comforters, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access – all major perks, according to previous visitors. The refreshing afternoon teatime, complete with Devonshire cream-topped scones and finger sandwiches, takes place in the second-floor Pembroke Room and also earns a nod of approval from recent guests. Keep in mind, Leaders Club members can earn or redeem perks here.
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    The St. Regis New York
    New York, NY
    1 mile to city center
    $50 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $50 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    The St. Regis, a landmark hotel set in midtown Manhattan, prides itself on its sophisticated setting and high level of customer service. Recent travelers said the hotel offers the perfect combination of old-world glamour and modern conveniences, reflected in the opulent silk wall coverings, custom-made furnishings and rich blue accents found in each of its well-appointed guest rooms and suites. Inside the accommodations, guests will also find Bose sound systems, Remède toiletries and airy floor-to-ceiling windows, among other features. Visitors also suggest indulging in a refreshing cocktail at King Cole Bar. A stay here will cost a pretty penny, but if you're a Marriott Bonvoy member, rest assured that you can use points to redeem complimentary nights here.
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    Mandarin Oriental, New York
    New York, NY
    1.3 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    You'll find the lobby of this Asian-inspired luxury hotel on the 35th floor of the Time Warner Building. From there, you can ascend to one of the 244 rooms and suites known for their impressive decor. Each of the accommodations – which recent guests describe as "luxury in the sky" – comes appointed with high-end amenities, such as goose-down bedding, Italian linens, complimentary bottled water, yoga mats and bathroom TVs. The spa is another matter altogether: Covering 14,500 square feet, it has a much-acclaimed lap pool, and lodgers rave over the natural spa treatments. And as far as dining is concerned, you must taste the delectable Asian-American fusion fare served at Asiate and the creative cocktails and small plates at The Aviary NYC and The Office NYC, which is styled after a speakeasy.
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    The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
    New York, NY
    1.2 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    This stylish Ritz rises above Central Park's south side, beckoning to luxury-seekers in search of a prime midtown Manhattan location paired with impeccable customer service. Previous travelers highlight the elegance of the 259 redesigned accommodations, calling out extra touches like 400-thread-count linens, deep-soaking tubs and Asprey bath products as major perks. Past visitors also cite the hotel staff as extremely accommodating. You're guaranteed a five-star stay here, from the mouthwatering entrees served at the swanky Auden Bistro & Bar to the lavish spa services at the in-house La Prairie. Despite the exorbitant price tag, recent guests agreed the hotel's unparalleled location and ambiance are worth the splurge. And thanks to the Ritz's Marriott ties, guests who participate in the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program may also receive complimentary perks, such as free nights, for choosing to stay here.
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    Park Hyatt New York
    New York, NY
    1.1 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Part of the sky-high One57 building, the Park Hyatt New York is one of the newest five-star properties in the Big Apple. First opened in August 2014, the hotel houses 210 spacious rooms, including 92 suites, outfitted with natural stone floors, minibars and Nespresso coffee makers, as well as dual-sink bathrooms with separate soaking tubs and rainfall showers. Each accommodation also features techie touches, including a TV built into the bathroom mirror. When it's time to disconnect and unwind, guests can get a treatment at the on-site Spa Nalai, then take advantage of the hot tub, steam room or indoor swimming pool. The hotel is also home to the Livint Room, a cozy bar and restaurant. Recent guests raved about the large, well-decorated guest rooms, the friendly staff and the hotel's prime location on West 57th Street, just south of Central Park and across the street from Carnegie Hall. However, some visitors note that because the hotel occupies the first 25 floors of the 90-story building, some of the rooms' views are less than stellar. (Try to book an accommodation on the 19th floor or above, facing midtown Manhattan for the best panorama.) Rates are on the pricey side, but because the hotel falls under the Hyatt umbrella, brand loyalty members are able to earn and redeem points to offset the cost.
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    Four Seasons Hotel New York
    New York, NY
    1.2 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    As you walk inside the Four Seasons Hotel New York, you might feel like you're entering a certain famous museum in Paris. After all, the opulent art deco lobby with its onyx ceiling was designed by I.M. Pei (you may have seen his pyramidal work outside the Louvre). This Four Seasons rises 52 stories high and holds 368 rooms and suites. You can unwind after a day of sightseeing with a cocktail in hand at the hotel's super swanky bar, Ty Bar. Or, if you're hungry, indulge your taste buds with delectable cuisine at The Garden, which is filled with tall African trees and large windows that welcome in sunlight. Afterward, retreat to your luxe digs, which offer plush robes, goose-down pillows and duvets, marble bathrooms and sweeping views of Central Park or the alluring Manhattan skyline. But the deluxe amenities and stunning vistas aren't the only things recent visitors gush over. Travelers say the outstanding service and sophisticated atmosphere here make this world-class hotel stand apart from its competitors. And, of course, with that comes a high price tag.
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    1 Hotel Central Park
    New York, NY
    1.2 miles to city center
    $29 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $29 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Those looking to embrace New York City's lavish lifestyle but with a sustainable, eco-friendly mindset should consider a stay at the 1 Hotel Central Park. Opened in August 2015, this 229-room property is LEED certified and features reclaimed barn wood ceiling beams, live-edge wood block desks, hemp-blend Keetsa bedding and views of Central Park. But that doesn't mean you'll miss out on modern luxuries when you bed down here. Each room comes equipped with a Nespresso coffee maker, a glass-enclosed walk-in shower, free Wi-Fi access and an LCD TV. This modern-meets-green concept extends into the building amenities as well. In addition to the locally sourced California cuisine offered at Jams restaurant (which guests recommend even though menu items are on the pricier side), visitors also have access to a gym and a business area with iPads. And if you're looking for a bit more action, don't fret. As a guest of the 1 Hotel Central Park, you'll have access to the property's complimentary Tesla car service, which will drop you anywhere within a 15-block radius, including some of NYC's popular attractions like Times Square, Radio City Music Hall and the Museum of Modern Art. [Read: A Q&A with 1 Hotel Central Park's CEO.]
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    Trump International Hotel & Tower New York
    New York, NY
    1.4 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    According to recent visitors, the best thing about this Trump property – which overlooks Central Park's southern end – is its view overlooking the park. Travelers, including those on business and those with kids in tow, also compliment the staff's efficiency and professionalism. Along with impeccable service, you'll also have plenty of space in your accommodations, which are appointed with floor-to-ceiling windows, fully equipped kitchens and 55-inch flat-screen TVs. But if you're still craving more luxury, head straight to the 6,000-square-foot spa for a relaxing treatment or indulge in a world-class meal at Jean-Georges or Nougatine restaurants. Recent travelers caution, though, that the food and room rates are expensive.
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    Archer Hotel New York
    New York, NY
    0.2 miles to city center
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Archer Hotel New York is situated right off the Avenue of Americas in the Garment District, just two blocks south of Bryant Park and the New York Public Library. The hotel's midtown location makes it convenient to most attractions in Manhattan and guests can easily access multiple public transportation lines. Recent lodgers note that while rooms are on the smaller side, the accommodating customer service makes up for the lack of space. Staff members remember patrons by name and many guests credit the friendly and courteous employees as the reason for a return visit. Reviewers also praise the comfortable beds that make for a good night's sleep. Other room amenities include floor-to-ceiling windows (some with views of the Empire State Building), minifridges stocked with refreshments, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. When it's time to eat, the Archer is home to two dining options: Check out the Spyglass rooftop bar for small bites and cocktails, or if you're in the mood for something more substantial, AVA Social offers pastas and meat-heavy entrees. Plus, taking a cue from its Garment District home, the Archer Hotel is decorated with curated souvenirs from local artisans.
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    WestHouse Hotel New York
    New York, NY
    1 mile to city center
    $56 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $56 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Where 1920s glamour meets modern art deco design, the WestHouse New York is adorned with crystal chandeliers, eucalyptus wood accents and detailed handrails. This midtown Manhattan hotel is located at the corner of West 55th Street and Seventh Avenue. And the hotel offers guests a major perk for navigating the high-action neighborhood: Luxury concierge service WestHouse Attaché will design your New York itinerary, taking day-to-day activity planning off your hands. All that extra time should give you a chance to focus on enjoying the personal trainers, butlers, in-room spa treatments and overnight shoe shines all available upon request (and for a fee). Or simply fall into the Sferra luxury linens inside each of the 172 guest rooms and suites, where you can customize the temperature and music in your room with your Intelity Bedside Touchscreen Controls, or peruse the internet. Though keep in mind, there's a $45 per adult per night "residents fee;" this includes breakfast, afternoon treats and hors d'oeuvres, drinks on the terrace and the high-speed Wi-Fi. While some guests appreciated those extra offerings, guests who couldn't take advantage were not pleased they still had to pay the fee. Another point of contention among recent travelers was inconsistencies with the staff.
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    Ink 48 Hotel
    New York, NY
    1.1 miles to city center
    $30 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    $30 Nightly Resort Fee
    Situated just one block east of the Hudson River in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, this boutique hotel receives rave reviews for its trendy decor, enviable location and superb service. Several guests also comment that it's a beautiful location to hold a wedding ceremony. After you've spent a day wandering through the streets of Manhattan, you can set down your shopping bags and relax at the casual PRINT. Restaurant, which delights recent travelers with its fresh farm-to-table culinary offerings. Those looking to savor a refreshing libation while enjoying panoramic views of Manhattan shouldn't miss the chance to grab a cocktail at The Press Lounge rooftop bar. And as far as bedding down is concerned, you'll retire to clean, spacious accommodations, appointed with blue accents and homey amenities such as flat-screen TVs, sitting areas and spa showers.

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