Best Boutique Hotels in Central New York City, New York City

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    The Lowell Hotel New York
    New York, NY
    • Free WiFi

    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 Chatwal, A Luxury Collection Hotel
    New York, NY
    • Free WiFi

    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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    Refinery Hotel New York
    New York, NY
    • Free WiFi

    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Manhattan's Fashion District is the perfect home for this stylish boutique hotel, where vintage furniture sits alongside original artwork that nods to the hotel's millinery factory past. Guest rooms complete the industrial aesthetic with hardwood floors, marble bathrooms, antique bronze hinges and door handles and desks that resemble sewing machines from the earliest years of the 20th century. Recent visitors rave about the property's hip, spacious digs, highly accommodating staff and accessible midtown Manhattan location. Another popular draw is the Refinery Rooftop Bar and Lounge, which offers tasty cocktails and sweeping views of downtown Manhattan and the Empire State Building. Inside, the hotel's drinking and dining options include nostalgia-inspired seasonal cuisine at the Parker & Quinn Restaurant and prohibition era drinks at Winnie's Jazz Lounge.
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    1 Hotel Central Park
    New York, NY
    • Free WiFi

    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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 a 55-inch 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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    Archer Hotel New York
    New York, NY
    • Free WiFi

    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 guests 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. Guests 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, Charlie Palmer Steak offers seasonal menus, prime cuts of beef and a world-class wine list. Plus, taking a cue from its Garment District home, the Archer Hotel is decorated with curated souvenirs from local artisans.
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    Library Hotel
    New York, NY
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free WiFi

    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free WiFi

    This charming boutique midtown Manhattan hotel receives high praise from recent guests for its accommodating staff, fanciful decor and unique theme: the 10 major classifications of the Dewey Decimal System. Each of the hotel's 10 floors tastefully exhibits one of these categories from literature to technology to philosophy. The accommodations also come with iHome radios, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries and minifridges, not to mention iconic Manhattan skyline views, in some suites. Additional amenities include complimentary breakfast, free bottled water, cheese and wine each evening and free wireless internet access – all of which are included in the $25 daily resort fee. Although some travelers describe the accommodations as slightly compact, even by New York standards, most cite a very pleasant stay overall thanks to the hotel's inviting atmosphere and prime location.
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    Hôtel Plaza Athénée New York
    New York, NY
    • Free WiFi

    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Hôtel Plaza Athénée, located on the Upper East Side, exudes an air of grandeur. Recent guests loved the hotel's elegant atmosphere and tasteful decor, and many raved about the friendly and helpful staff members. Accommodations feature beds appointed with crisp Italian linens and amenities like free Wi-Fi access, stocked minibars, safes and flat-screen TVs. However, several guests mentioned the rooms could use a refresh in order to match the luxurious vibe the hotel exudes. When it comes to dining, most visitors agree that the cuisine served at the award-winning Arabelle restaurant is worth tasting. Additional on-site amenities at the property include a fitness center and a fully equipped business center. What's more, guests can relax after a long day of sightseeing with a treatment at the on-site spa. The hotel is also part of the Leading Hotels of the World portfolio, so Leaders Club members can enjoy extra perks here.
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    The Michelangelo
    New York, NY
    • Free WiFi

    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Recent guests raved about The Michelangelo's prime location, set within walking distance of major attractions like Times Square and Fifth Avenue. And although most of the hotel's rooms and suites are pretty spacious (for New York City, anyway), many previous visitors agreed that you should book a room with a view since those without one can feel a little drab. Still, travelers praise the accommodations for their extra touches like marble bathrooms, Bose Wave sound systems and stocked minibars. Another perk: The Michelangelo offers complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and Wall Street from 7 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. After a long day, you can unwind at the casual hotel lounge, which earns props from previous patrons for its tasty Italian fare.
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    Casablanca Hotel
    New York, NY
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free WiFi

    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free WiFi

    Many describe the Casablanca Hotel as a refuge from the City that Never Sleeps – even though it's located in the craziest part of it, Times Square. Although you might have to combat crowds to reach the front door, once inside, you can sip wine by the common area's fireplace in the winter or ascend to the rooftop for cocktails in the summer. And when your stomach starts to rumble, you'll have your pick of Italian fare served at Tony's di Napoli or lighter fare available at Rick's Café. Recent visitors also raved about the complimentary continental breakfast and nightly wine and cheese receptions. Though they do caution that the guest rooms lean toward the smaller side, they appreciated the en-suite amenities, which include complimentary Wi-Fi, bathrobes and flat-screen TVs with DVD players.
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    the Quin Central Park by Hilton Club
    New York, NY
    • Free WiFi

    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    One of the newer luxury hotels in the Big Apple, the Quin may be on its way to becoming one of the best, according to feedback from guests. Steps from Central Park and Carnegie Hall in midtown Manhattan, the Quin Central Park by Hilton Club boasts brightly colored artwork (inspired by the works of Georgia O'Keeffe and Marc Chagall), contemporary architecture and 208 well-appointed guest rooms and suites. Sferra bedding, Fresh bath products and Nespresso coffee makers are just some of the brand-name amenities you can enjoy while you relax in your digs. The coolest part? You can manage your comfort from your nightstand, where you'll spot the Evolve Guest Controls system – a flat-screen console that powers everything from lighting and room temperature to your preferred music choice. Your comfortable stay extends to The Wayfarer restaurant, where decadence comes in the form of seafood and other tasty, innovative morsels. Artists and theatergoers alike will find an extra perk in the Quin: Once a respite for dancers, opera singers and painters, this hotel stirs a sense of creativity. It continues to foster that creativity through its art program, where it features a rotating collection of artwork from different artists throughout the year. Hilton Honors members can also enjoy perks at this brand outpost.
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    The Blakely New York
    New York, NY
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free WiFi

    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free WiFi

    Looking for an intimate stay nestled inside midtown Manhattan's bustling city blocks? Then The Blakely is a good bet. Located on 55th Street, just steps away from high-fashion streets and iconic city landmarks like Rockefeller Center and the Museum of Modern Art, this swanky boutique makes an excellent home base for travelers planning to sightsee. Plus, each of the stylish accommodations comes appointed with oak baseboards, sumptuous down comforters, marble bathrooms, Frette bathrobes and complimentary Wi-Fi access – all much-appreciated amenities, according to recent guests. But previous visitors say that this hotel's best perk of all is its immaculate service, from the courteous hotel concierge to the attentive front desk staff. However, some wished the on-site fitness center was larger and offered more equipment.
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    The Kimberly Hotel
    New York, NY
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Perched in midtown Manhattan, this European-style boutique hotel provides guests with sweeping skyline views from its stylish Upstairs at the Kimberly rooftop bar. Apart from this super-swanky night spot, recent guests praise the on-site fitness center and complimentary access to any New York Health & Racquet Club. And as far as the rooms are concerned, previous visitors compliment the luxurious Frette linens, soft feather beds and flat-screen TVs. Previous visitors give a nod of approval to the hotel's modern decor and close proximity to New York's iconic top attractions and vibrant neighborhoods, but say the top-notch service is the real highlight.
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    The Kitano Hotel New York
    New York, NY
    • Free WiFi

    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    At The Kitano Hotel New York, a luxury boutique hotel, guests are greeted with a complimentary cup of green tea at check-in. You can also sip some tea in the Hakubai restaurant, but that's not all this stylish hotel has going for it. Some highlights, according to recent guests, are JAZZ at Kitano and the hotel's elegant, custom-made mahogany and cherry furnishings. The accommodations are appointed with extravagant touches like down comforters, pillow-top mattresses, deep soaking tubs and marble bathrooms. Recent guests liked that the rooms are slightly larger than the average New York City hotel room. And should you decide to stray from your digs, you'll have a handful of world-class restaurants and boutiques within walking distance, thanks to The Kitano's Murray Hill location.
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    The Benjamin
    New York, NY
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Love the Roaring '20s? Then midtown East's The Benjamin is the perfect hotel for you. Upon walking through the elegant marble-decked lobby, you'll be transported to another era. But don't worry: Despite its retro decor, you'll find plenty of modern amenities here. For example, The Benjamin offers guests a pillow menu with 10 choices on it, a spa and a bistro restaurant named The National. Though some recent guests lamented that the accommodations lean toward the smaller side, most applaud the hotel's prime location, impeccable service and luxurious extras, including Egyptian cotton linens, minifridges and HD flat-screen TVs.
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    The Bryant Park Hotel
    New York, NY
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    This hip boutique hotel is located – can you guess? – right on Bryant Park, and it's custom-made for the fashionable set, the see-and-be-seen crowd. Occupying the former American Radiator Building, the hotel accommodations are spacious (for Manhattan), and accented with eye-catching magentas, along with ultra-luxurious amenities, such as Bose sound systems, Molton Brown toiletries, high-definition TVs and iHome radios. But what recent guests really appreciated is the comfy bedding and the hotel's proximity to major attractions like Rockefeller Center and Fifth Avenue. Another crowd-pleaser: Koi Restaurant, which serves stylish Japanese-California fusion cuisine. Fashionable city-dwellers also frequent the hotel's Cellar Bar, a popular après-work watering hole, located on the Bryant Park Hotel's basement level.

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