- View all PhotosThe Lowell Hotel New YorkNew York, NY1.4 miles to city center5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class
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.
- View all PhotosFour Seasons Hotel New York DowntownNew York, NY2.8 miles to city center5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class
This Four Seasons outpost is situated in lower Manhattan and its location puts guests near the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and offices in the Financial District, making it a popular choice for business travelers. The 189 guest rooms and suites are situated on floors seven through 24 of the building, with large windows offering New York City views. Accommodations are decorated in muted tones of gray and white and are equipped with spacious closets, smart TVs, Bose stereo systems and marble bathrooms that include a separate tub and glass-enclosed shower. Outside the rooms, guests will find a spa, an indoor lap pool and a 24-hour fitness facility, complete with cardio machines, TRX equipment and free weights, plus a yoga studio, chilled towels and fruit. When it's time for a meal, visitors can head to CUT by Wolfgang Puck for succulent steak or relax and order room service (available 24 hours a day). While many appreciated the amenities at this hotel, several recent travelers said the property and the restaurant are quite expensive.
- View all PhotosBaccarat Hotel New YorkNew York, NY0.9 miles to city center5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class
Baccarat Hotel takes the age-old style rivalry between New York and Paris and turns it on its head. Instead of declaring a winner, the hotel marries the cities' renowned aesthetics together, creating a grandeur that delights guests. Walk into any one of the 114 accommodations and you'll find it decorated in a minimalist white color palette with sleek wooden four-poster beds, marble-topped nightstands and cashmere throws. Grab a drink at the crystal chandelier-clad bar and you'll be transported to 1920s-era Paris, or get your blood pumping at the fitness center. Whether your preference is old or new, this hotel knows how to do luxury. Along with an indoor pool and gourmet French cuisine, guests can enjoy a chauffeured joy ride anywhere within 15 blocks of the hotel in the property's house car. The hotel is also home to the Spa de La Mer, which as its name suggests, utilizes the expensive French brand in all of its treatments. But what guests love most is the location: The hotel is four blocks north of Rockefeller Center and five blocks south of Central Park, plus the Museum of Modern Art is across the street.
- View all PhotosThe Chatwal, A Luxury Collection HotelNew York, NY0.5 miles to city center5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class
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 Park, Broadway 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.
- View all PhotosThe Greenwich HotelNew York, NY2.4 miles to city center5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class
This ultra-trendy Tribeca hotel is often exalted by guests as "outstanding," "stylish" and "bohemian." Each of The Greenwich's 88 rooms and suites features eclectic accents that vary from Moroccan-tiled bathrooms to fine Tibetan silk rugs. And though no two accommodations are the same, travelers rave about the luxurious room amenities, which include flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and stocked minibars. But that's not all this chic hotel has going for it. The pool and Shibui spa earn high marks from previous visitors, as does the hip Locanda Verde restaurant – a casual Italian spot known for its zesty fare. While staying here, be sure to keep an eye out for celebrities; this discreet hotel serves as a stomping ground for A-listers (after all, the hotel is owned by actor Robert De Niro). And Leaders Club members you're in luck – as part of The Leading Hotels of the World, this property grants perks like welcome gifts and upgrades.
- View all PhotosThe Carlyle, A Rosewood HotelNew York, NY2.1 miles to city center5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel ClassThis refined Rosewood property is the epitome of 1930s art deco. Past visitors raved about the hotel's white-gloved service staff and overall old-world elegance. Overlooking Central Park from its perch on the Upper East Side, The Carlyle shares an address with an eclectic array of high-end galleries and boutiques, not to mention a handful of top-tier restaurants. After you've roamed the streets of Manhattan, you can unwind at The Carlyle Restaurant, a high-end dining establishment renowned for its glamorous clientele and exquisite culinary offerings. For a more lively atmosphere, head to Café Carlyle, where classic cabarets are performed regularly. When you're ready to turn in for the night, relax in your well-equipped accommodations, appointed with Kiehl's toiletries (a guest favorite), iPod docking stations and fully stocked minibars.
- View all PhotosThe SurreyNew York, NY2.1 miles to city center$35 Nightly Resort Fee5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class$35 Nightly Resort FeeThis art deco-beaux arts boutique hotel sits on Manhattan's posh Upper East Side, tempting travelers to indulge in mouthwatering cuisine at Café Boulud, stroll around the property's private rooftop garden and sleep soundly in the cozy, intimate accommodations. Each of The Surrey's salons and suites comes appointed with extravagant extras, such as an iPod docking station, a sleek flat-screen TV, deluxe Sferra bedding and even a fireplace and private terrace (in select rooms). Most recent visitors praised The Surrey's location and ambiance, noting it exudes a true New York City experience rather than a touristy one. Past guests noted the prices are high, but many said the hotel's plush guest rooms and gracious staff made the cost worthwhile.
- View all PhotosThe St. Regis New YorkNew York, NY1 mile to city center$50 Nightly Resort Fee5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class$50 Nightly Resort Fee
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 238 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.
- View all PhotosThe Peninsula New YorkNew York, NY1 mile to city center5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class
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.
- View all PhotosThe Ritz-Carlton New York, Central ParkNew York, NY1.2 miles to city center5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel ClassThis 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.
- View all PhotosPark Hyatt New YorkNew York, NY1.1 miles to city center5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class
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.
- View all PhotosThe Whitby HotelNew York City, NY1.1 miles to city center4.5-star Hotel Class4.5-star Hotel ClassThe Whitby Hotel opened in February 2017 and is the sister hotel to the popular Crosby Street Hotel in SoHo. The Whitby offers some of the same signature touches, such as quirky, colorful headboards, afternoon tea and warehouse-style windows. Guests can't get enough of this beautifully designed property and its stellar customer service. Inside, The Whitby offers 86 guest rooms and suites, each of which is uniquely decorated. All accommodations are equipped with complimentary internet access, flat-screen TVs, sitting areas, workstations and granite or marble bathrooms with dual sinks. The hotel is also home to a screening room with 130 seats, a drawing room and a 24-hour fitness center. If you're feeling a bit peckish, head to The Whitby Bar & Restaurant for a meal: The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers a prix fixe theater dinner menu. Travelers highly recommend bedding down at this hotel, citing its comfortable rooms, classy atmosphere and superb location as reasons to return. Keep in mind though, like its sister property, a stay here does not come cheap. You'll find The Whitby in midtown Manhattan, just south of Central Park.
- View all PhotosThe Langham, New York, Fifth AvenueNew York, NY0.2 miles to city center5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class
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), though housekeeping services received mixed reviews. Rooms 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).
- View all PhotosThe MarkNew York, NY2.1 miles to city center5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class
According to recent visitors, this fashionable boutique hotel is, as its name suggests, right on the mark. Located on the Upper East Side, one block from Central Park and Fifth Avenue, this European-style retreat places visitors in an enviable location, with easy access to iconic city landmarks and shopping streets. The decor is reminiscent of 1930s Paris, with a calming beige color palette and marble trimmings. But keep in mind, there are modern accouterments here, too, such as HD televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi and a panel that controls lighting, temperature and the room shades. The elegance extends to the stylish Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges, which boasts delectable French fare. In addition to the impeccable cuisine, the gracious staff also earns a nod of approval from recent guests. Most travelers agree: If you're looking for a charming Manhattan oasis, this first-rate hotel is well worth the splurge.
- View all PhotosThe NoMad HotelNew York, NY0.4 miles to city center5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class
Located on Broadway, the NoMad offers a central location six blocks south of the Empire State Building and three blocks north of Madison Square Park. Housed in a beaux-arts building, it's as if this hotel was destined to become a style icon from the start. French designer Jacques Garcia devised the concept of the rooms with his first apartment in mind, creating accommodations that feel more like living spaces than guest rooms. Walls of framed artwork and throw blankets may elicit the feeling of home, while amenities such as clawfoot tubs and upholstered dressing screens remind guests that they've entered into a whole new, impeccably styled world. Accommodations come with amenities like free Wi-Fi access, king-sized beds with down comforters and pillows, writing desks and stocked minibars. What the hotel lacks in on-site facilities (it offers a fitness center but not much else), it makes up for in food. Recent guests raved about the excellent cuisine from Michelin-starred chef Daniel Humm at the on-site restaurant. And visitors say if you really want to feel like you're in New York without leaving the hotel, grab a drink in the ultra-swanky Library Bar.
- View all PhotosMandarin Oriental, New YorkNew York, NY1.3 miles to city center5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel ClassYou'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.
- View all PhotosCrosby Street HotelNew York, NY1.9 miles to city center5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class
Situated in New York's trendy SoHo neighborhood, the Crosby Street Hotel is an import from Great Britain (both the brand and the designer are British). All 86 accommodations feature a whimsical yet refined appearance, complete with airy warehouse-style windows, flat-screen TVs and spacious bathrooms trimmed with granite, oak and glass. In addition to the mod decor, recent guests praise the elegant furnishings and stunning city views, not to mention amenities like Bluetooth Bose units, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi. As far as dining is concerned, previous visitors love the convivial Crosby Bar, which serves up American and British fare. Above all, travelers cite the impeccable customer service and colorful SoHo locale as primary reasons to stay, though caution that it is pricey to stay here.
- View all PhotosRefinery Hotel New YorkNew York, NY0.2 miles to city center5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class
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.
- View all PhotosTrump International Hotel & Tower New YorkNew York, NY1.4 miles to city center5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class
According to recent visitors, the best thing about this Trump property – which overlooks Central Park's southern end – is the service, from its white-gloved bellhops to its helpful concierges. Travelers, including those on business and those with kids in tow, rave about 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.
- View all PhotosThe Beekman, A Thompson HotelNew York, NY2.9 miles to city center$34.43 Nightly Resort Fee5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class$34.43 Nightly Resort Fee
The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel can be found in New York's lower Manhattan neighborhood near the Brooklyn Bridge and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. While the property's public spaces feature old-world details like Oriental rugs, rich wood paneling and a pyramidal skylight, this Thompson Hotels outpost's modern guest rooms and suites offer crisp white interiors with custom leather headboards, Carrara marble bathrooms, Asian-inspired lamps and hardwood floors with purple or blue accent rugs. In-room tech amenities include free Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TVs with digital video recorders. After you've settled into your accommodations, grab a bite in one of the two on-site restaurants. Acclaimed chef Tom Colicchio created Temple Court, the hotel's signature restaurant, which serves contemporary American dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meanwhile, Augustine restaurant dishes up brasserie-style meals. Or, if you'd like a light dinner alongside specialty libations, visit the Alley Cat Amateaur Theatre, a lounge located in a once-hidden cellar. You can also listen to DJs and musicians at this venue. Overall, past guests enjoyed the hotel's food, service and classic yet trendy vibe, though some complained that rooms could use more outlets and better lighting. Keep in mind as well, this hotel charges a nightly destination fee on top of the room rate.
- View all Photos1 Hotel Central ParkNew York, NY1.2 miles to city center$29 Nightly Resort Fee5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class$29 Nightly Resort Fee
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.]
- View all PhotosThe Plaza New YorkNew York, NY1.2 miles to city center$50 Nightly Resort Fee5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class$50 Nightly Resort FeeOne of Gotham's landmark hotels, The Plaza has asserted a steadfast place in American culture, appearing in films like "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "Home Alone 2." Even Eloise (of the storybook series) has her own pink-striped suite, designed by Betsey Johnson. But this New York mainstay – an attraction in and of itself – is very much a luxury hotel, complete with white-gloved butlers. Many recent travelers said that staying here is an iconic experience, and the service, suites and even family-friendliness deserve major props. Previous visitors particularly highlight the Rose Club's plush seating and sophisticated ambiance as a must-see while staying here. The elegant Palm Court, Champagne Bar and Plaza Food Hall also earn a nod of approval from recent visitors for their romantic settings and delectable dishes. And as far as bedding down is concerned, guests have only positive things to say about this Fairmont outpost's decadent accommodations, outfitted in Beaux Arts decor, ornate floral motifs and spacious marble bathrooms complete with signature toiletries.
- View all PhotosFour Seasons Hotel New YorkNew York, NY1.2 miles to city center5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class
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.
- View all PhotosThe Pierre New York, A Taj HotelNew York, NY1.3 miles to city center$30 Nightly Resort Fee5.0-star Hotel Class5.0-star Hotel Class$30 Nightly Resort Fee
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 recently renovated rooms boast sweeping city or park views, along with Turkish marble bathrooms, luxe toiletries and Bose sound systems.
- View all PhotosLotte New York PalaceNew York, NY0.8 miles to city center4.5-star Hotel Class4.5-star Hotel Class
This mansion-turned-hotel was designed by Stanford White and funded by railroad tycoon Henry Villard in the late 19th century; since then many have spent the night in the Lotte New York Palace (including the fictional Serena van der Woodsen of "Gossip Girl"). Previous visitors say the hotel is exquisite, from the decor to the view of St. Patrick's Cathedral just across the street. But above all, guests love the classic accommodations, outfitted in soothing neutral tones with brocade drapes and offering extra touches like thick terrycloth robes and 42-inch plasma TVs. Although some bemoan the iconic hotel's steep room rates and note a few issues with requests from hotel staff, most say the ideal location and impressive views make it worth the price.
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