The Best Hotels in New York City

Updated January 4, 2017

Best NYC Luxury Hotels

The 22 Best Luxury Hotels in New York City

  • Mandarin Oriental – Upper West Side
    (Hotel Phone: 212.805.8800)
    Enjoy stunning views of Central park from this luxury hotel perched 35 floors above Columbus Circle. Centrally located to Lincoln Center performances, Times Square, Central Park, and shopping. Be sure to take in the views and a drink at the 35th floor lobby bar.
    Restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York's Upper West Side neighborhood.
  • The Pierre – Upper East Side
    (Hotel Phone: 212.838.8000)
    Refined, quiet elegance and great shopping at your doorstep is what to expect at this art deco icon built in 1930. With Central Park as it’s front yard, the luxury Pierre Hotel is situated perfectly in the heart of the the Upper East Side.
    The Pierre luxury hotel in New York Upper East Side
  • The Carlyle – Upper East Side
    (Hotel Phone: 212.744.1600)
    This fashionable, luxury hotel is located on Madison Ave smack in the middle of the Upper East Side. The Carlyle is known as the “White House of NY,” due to it’s history of Presidential stays. Enjoy nearby upscale shopping, museums, and central park.Entrance to the Carlyle, a luxury hotel on New York's Upper East Side
  • The Mark Hotel – Upper East Side
    (Hotel Phone: 212.744.4300)
    Avant-garde style combines with modern American comfort at the luxurious Mark Hotel on New York’s Upper East Side. Close to luxury shops and world famous museums, this is the ultimate cosmopolitan experience. And don’t miss the world famous Mark Restaurant and cocktail bar.
    The lobby of the Mark Hotel, modern luxury lodging on New York's Upper East Side
  • The Surrey – Upper East Side
    (Hotel Phone: 212.288.3700)
    An intimate Upper East Side residential hotel with a stunning modern art collection. Only one block from Central park, close to museums, and the subway. Enjoy shopping and attractions at your doorstep, or just relax on the rooftop courtyard with a drink and soak in NYC.
    Artwork in the Upper East Side's Surrey Hotel in New York City.
  • The Plaza Hotel – Midtown West
    (Hotel Phone: 212.759.3000)
    An iconic luxury hotel and historic New York City landmark sitting right on the edge of Central Park and 5th Ave. Take in the opulent interior and afternoon tea at the Palm Court. Venture out on 5th Avenue for shopping or take a horse carriage ride into the park.
    Dining at New York's legendary Plaza Hotel
  • The Chatwal – Midtown West
    (Hotel Phone: 212.764.6200)
    A Luxury Collection hotel and midtown favorite for business travelers and Broadway goers. Centrally located to best known sites and shopping. Plus it includes a rare indoor heated pool and sun deck to get a different view of Midtown New York.
    New York's luxury Chatwal Hotel
  • The Peninsula New York – Midtown West
    (Hotel Phone: 212.956.2888)
    Located right on fashionable 5th Ave in midtown Manhattan, this luxury hotel’s prime location makes it a favorite with tourists. Close to Rockefeller center, Times Square, Bryant Park and all subway routes. Once you are done walking the city and sites, relax at the rooftop bar.
    New York's Midtown West luxury hotel, The Peninsula
  • Park Hyatt New York – Midtown West
    (Hotel Phone: 646.774.1234)
    Midtown luxury near Central Park and Carnegie Hall. This flagship Park Hyatt property welcomes you with an open, bright lobby and bar on the hotel’s 2nd floor. Be sure to check out the spacious 25th floor pool.
    The luxury Park Hyatt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan
  • Langham Place – Midtown West
    (Hotel Phone: 212.695.4005)
    This 5 star high rise hotel is a great central choice for the sophisticated traveler. Langham Place is perfectly situated on 5th Ave between the Empire State Building and Bryant Park, at the crossroads of art, fashion, and design.
    Langham Place, a modern luxury hotel in Midtown West
  • Refinery Hotel – Midtown West
    (Hotel Phone: 646.664.0310)
    With wood floors and 12-foot ceilings, this luxury boutique hotel in the heart of New York City’s fashion hub has character to spare. Close to the energetic Bryant Park and all subways, it’s the perfect location for a centrally located city stay.
    New York's luxury Refinery Hotel
  • The Four Seasons – Midtown East
    (Hotel Phone: 212.758.5700)
    A luxury high rise hotel in midtown – the perfect central location. Elegant, high ceilings and and an open lobby add to the grandeur of this I.M. Pei designed building. Shopping, park walks, museums, and Times Square are all nearby.
    The Four Seasons luxury hotel in Midtown Manhattan
  • Library Hotel – Midtown East
    (Hotel Phone: 212.983.4500)
    Find this literary luxury hotel situated between Grand Central Station and Time Square. Enter through the welcoming book-lined lobby, but be sure to go to the top floor and enjoy the midtown view from the rooftop bar.
    Outdoor terrace at New York's Library Hotel in Midtown.
  • Andaz 5th Avenue – Midtown East
    (Hotel Phone: 202.601.1234)
    Sleek, urban luxury at a modern midtown hotel. Across the street from Bryant park and numerous subway choices, it’s a super location for business, shopping, and theatre.
    Midtown Manhattan's luxury hotel, Andaz 5th Avenue
  • Gramercy Park Hotel – Gramercy
    (Hotel Phone: 212.920.3300)
    Dimly lit, shabby chic elegance will greet you at this luxury hotel in the Flatiron district. Situated between Gramercy Park and Madison Square Park, this is the perfect location for foodies. Or hop on a custom-designed hotel bike to get around to the city’s nearby sights.
    The Gramercy Park Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in Manhattan.
  • The James New York – South Village
    (Hotel Phone: 212.465.2000)
    Take in the views from the rooftop pool and bar at this luxury SoHo boutique hotel, and enjoy the hotel’s playful art collection and free bike rental. A super location for shopping, nightlife, and subway access.
    Rooftop pool at the James Hotel in New York City's South Village neighborhood
  • The Bowery Hotel – East Village
    (Hotel Phone: 212.505.9100)
    A hip and elegant boutique hotel that fits beautifully into the bustling East Village neighborhood. Surrounded by nightlife, wine bars, and poetry cafes, it’s a perfect place to soak in historic NYC.
    New York's luxury Bowery Hotel
  • The Crosby Street Hotel – SoHo
    (Hotel Phone: 212.226.6400)
    A high concept, brightly lit luxury hotel in Soho. Quirky, modern art fills the lobby, lounge, and outdoor spaces. Near to the subway as well as the trendy neighborhood’s world-renowned shopping and dining.
    The Crosby Street Hotel in new York's SoHo neighborhood
  • The Mercer – SoHo
    (Hotel Phone: 212.966.6060)
    Refined, quiet elegance amid the bustling streets of SoHo. High ceilings and large windows abound in this stylish brick Romanesque building on the edge of Soho and Greenwich Village.
    New York's luxury Mercer Hotel in SoHo
  • Sixty LES – Lower East Side
    (Hotel Phone: 212.460.5300)
    A swanky boutique hotel located near the Lower East Side’s pulsating nightlife. Or check out the neighborhood’s storied history at the nearby Lower East Side Tenement Museum. But don’t miss the views from the stylish top-floor pool with retractable roof.
    Sixty LES Hotel in New York's Lower East Side
  • The Greenwich Hotel – TriBeCa
    (Hotel Phone: 212.941.8900)
    This luxury suite-style hotel in Tribeca, conceived by Robert DeNiro, is the perfect combination of old world culture and modern day living. Perfect for exploring the sites of downtown NYC, as well as nearby parks and the Hudson River.
    The luxury Greenwich Hotel in New York's TriBeCa neighborhood
  • Ritz-Carlton Battery Park – Battery Park City
    (Hotel Phone: 212.344.0800)
    A luxury waterfront hotel with great Statue of Liberty views. Situated in a prime location on the edge of Battery Park, walking distance to the oldest parts of the city as well as the financial district, Wall Street, One World Trade Center, and shopping.
    The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New York's Battery Park

6 questions and comments

  1. Hotel with Kitchen near Times Square

    My wife and I will be in New York for a week and would like a 1-bedroom (or something with separate sleeping area so I can work while she sleeps) and a kitchen (mainly for breakfast). Budget: upper mid-range. Thanks, Gary.

    1. hotelsdave

      The AKA Times Square is a good 4 star apartment-hotel. The 1-bedroom suites are large with full kitchen. Steps from Times Square and a short walk to several subway lines. (Just stayed there last week and it’s a good value hotel for the location and what you get.)

  2. Good Restaurants in Midtown Manhattan for Family

    We’re staying at Hyatt Herald Square Midtown with our children (age 10 and 14) and looking for fun/good/non-touristy places to eat. Great food with drinks – restaurants that feel a bit like a bar but still family friendly. Any recommendations. Don’t mind a short walk so doesn’t have to be right on our block or anything.

    1. hotelsdave

      Lower Midtown is loaded with great restaurants. A few of my favorites that have great food and a fun vibe:
      Boqueria Flatiron – Amazing tapas, great atmosphere.
      BXL Zoute – Delicious Belgium food and beers. Most dishes come with huge bowls of fries and mayo (which kids love).
      Turntable Chicken – Ultra hip with delicious Korean fusion (kids love the chicken wings). This place is totally hidden from street view and it looks like you’re entering an office building so only people who know about it end up here (and no tourists).

  3. Best Way To Mid-Town NYC from Newark Airport for Family of 4

    We’ll be arriving at Newark in late afternoon. What’s the easiest way to get to our hotel a few blocks south of Times Square? It’s my wife, 2 kids (ages 5 and 8), and myself.
    Thanks,
    Jeff

    1. hotelsdave

      Taxi or Uber are definitely the easiest ways into the city from Newark Airport. Both are easy to get just outside arrivals. There is also a train into the city which is great for singles or couples but once you’re up to 3 or 4, then taxi or Uber are not too much more expensive and much easier (granted, kids do get a discount on their train fare). If you took the train there’s first an Airtran rail link (free) to get you from the Newark terminals to the Amtrak Station, then a train to Penn Station, then taxi, subway, or walk to your hotel. You can buy the train tickets in the terminal or at the train station, so if there’s a lineup at the terminal machine then keep going and buy them at the station. Trains into the city can often be packed and standing room only especially in the morning and afternoon/early-evening.

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