Before you jetset off to one of the most epic cities in the world for a whirlwind adventure, you could only be asking yourself one question: where are the best places to stay in New York City?
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
The city is home to many diverse areas that each bring a new and exciting vibe. There is action on almost every corner, but there are also quaint pockets to allow a nice place to unwind.
New York City living is something every traveller has to experience at least once in their lifetime, so we’re here to share New York’s top hotels to make your experience as authentic and amazing as possible.
Here are 20 of the best places to stay in New York City.
This stylish hotel is ideally located amidst New York’s top attractions, including Bloomingdale’s, Rockefeller Center, United Nations Headquarters and The Museum of Modern Arm. Pod 51 features a rooftop terrace and laundry facilities, as well as an on-site restaurant and lounge bar. It’s a perfect home base for exploring all that New York City has to offer.
Arlo Nomad is luxury living with views to match. Located just a short stroll from Madison Square Park and the Empire State building, Arlo Nomad is situated in one of NYC’s most coveted areas. Just keep in mind that with amenities like movies-on-demand, a rain shower, and luxury toiletries, you may not even want to leave your hotel room!
This hotel is a great lower budget option located in the bustling Lower East Side. Each of Blue Moon Boutique Hotel’s rooms includes a flat-screen TV with cable/satellite channels, as well as a private ensuite. Guests can stop by the in-house café to pick up fuel for exploring the city, or curl on with a book on the on-site library if downtime is needed.
With stunning views of the city and the river, rooms in Hudson New York Central Park are the perfect mix of clean, cozy, and classy. Guests can enjoy a rooftop terrace, valet parking, currency exchange, and — attention, parents — child-minding services. If that’s not a selling point, we don’t know what is.
Ready to meet a grounp of new best friends? This historic hostel attracts guests from all over the world and offers a tour desk, terrace, and ticket service. HI NYC Hostel provides 98 air conditioned rooms, and access to shared bathrooms.
The YOTEL standard is everything you need and nothing you don’t. Expect a clean and comfortable experience with facilities such as luggage storage, bicycle rental, and ticket service. Plus, it is within a 20-minute stroll of Times Square 42nd Street New York City Subway and 34th Street Penn Station Ind Eighth Avenue Line, which allows for easy access in and around the city. It even has an outdoor movie theatre — how New York is that!?
The Roosevelt Hotel offers historic accommodation in New York City and is a few minutes on foot from Grand Central-42nd Street Subway Station. It is situated a short stroll from Rockefeller Center, Times Square and the New York Public Library.
Live like a local at the Local Hostel NYC, situated in Queens just 15 minutes from LaGuardia Airport. Popular features at this 3-star property include free Wi-Fi and a rooftop terrace with epic views of Manhattan.
Consider this your pregame spot for all NYC broadway shows. This luxury 5-star hotel is within easy walking distance of the New York Public Library. This historic hotel provides an on-site fitness centre, valet parking and a coffee bar. Staff are available 24 hours a day and can assist with booking tours and tickets. This is #HotelLiving at its finest.
This historic hostel offers guests a gym, indoor pool, sauna and in case that wasn’t enough to keep you busy, there is also free Wi-Fi. West Side YMCA is a five-minute stroll from Broadway and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and Central Park is also a short stroll away.
Located right in the middle of the action on Canal Street, this modern 3-star hotel is ideally positioned amidst downtown, the Lower East Side, and Lower Manhattan. With 51 air conditioned rooms, Canal Loft Hotel provides all the facilities you need for an enjoyable stay.
Set in Queens, this modern hotel features views of Long Island City and Manhattan. Guests enjoy comfortable air conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs and plenty of workspace. An accessible option that provides a breather from the hustle and bustle.
You’re on vacation, which means you deserve to treat yo’self. Park Central Hotel offers a number of luxury amenities including limousine service, VIP rooms, and a car rental desk. It also has a fitness centre, valet parking, and an express check-in check-out feature.
Located a few minutes’ walk from 21st Street Queensbridge Ind 63rd Street Line as well as the Queensboro Plaza Subway Station, Giorgio Hotel provides convenient access in and around New York City. Guests can unwind in the hotel’s billiards room.
Hostel lovers, stop here. A 10-minute walk from 57th Street IND Sixth Avenue Line Subway Station, Jazz on Columbus Circle Hostel makes a great base when visiting New York City. It also offers a swimming pool, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi.
Only a short walk from Pennsylvania Station and the Empire State Building, Nyma The New York Manhattan Hotel provides comfortable rooms equipped with a private bathroom, an iPod docking station and a coffee maker. Guests can soak up the sun on the terrace or enjoy a beverage at the bar.
Located right in the heart from New York’s top attractions such as Times Square, Central Park, and Rockefeller Center, and a stone’s throw away from the Museum of Modern Art, New York Hilton Midtown is about as central as it gets. Cozy up in your elegant hotel room and take in the lights of the city that never sleeps.
With billiards, a vending machine, and table tennis, you’ll never get bored in this 3-star hostel. International Students Residences provides 79 air conditioned rooms with access to shared bathrooms. In addition, the multilingual staff can offer tips and local knowledge.
This 4-star hotel is within easy walking distance of the New York City Center, the Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Center. Featuring views of Times Square, it also offers a multitude of facilities, such as a swimming pool, a sauna and an executive floor.
Located in the oh-so-liveable neighbourhood of Chelsea, Hotel Pennsylvania will give you a real taste of what it’s like to be a New Yorker. Stay here for easy access to the High Line, Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, and 34th Street Penn Station.
Now that your accommodation in New York City is all sorted, you are ready for an amazing trip! Get ready for a whirlwind adventure in the city that never sleeps — contrary to you, snuggled up in your comfy bed.
*All prices quoted in USD.
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