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1

The Waldorf Astoria

301 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022
4.5
Timeless elegance, rich Manhattan history and an undying commitment to luxury all comes together ... read more
here at the Waldorf. This is an older, but glorious hotel. The rooms are refined and tasteful, but not extravagant. The hotel itself is immense, with ballrooms and meeting areas big enough to ride camels through. And I speak from experience. This is the home of the annual Explorers Club dinner. When they're not dining on kangaroo stew and tarantula legs at an exotic buffet, they're releasing eagles on free flights around a ballroom and lion cubs up on stage to play with famous astronauts. It's crazy, but its par for the course at the Waldorf.
2

The Plaza

5th Ave at Central Park South, New York, NY 10019
4.5
I can't say enough about The Plaza Hotel. It is classically New York and although it is huge, has a ... read more
charm and elegance that is unrivaled in Manhattan. The Oak Room for high tea is a tradition I never miss and my big dream is to one day stay in the "Eloise Suite"every little girl's dream!
3

Soho House New York

29-35 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10014
4.5
Want to mingle with the cool kids in town? Then Soho House might just be your solution. A private ... read more
members club and hotel located in Meatpacking District, chances are you'll be having a hell of a good time here. Bathtub in the middle of the room, pool access, as well as a great space for movie screenings and special events.
4

Tribeca Grand Hotel

2 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013
4.5
The Tribeca Grand is my favorite hotel in Manhattan. Love the comfortable decor, friendly staff, and ... read more
hip bar. Yes, the rooms are small, but most hotel rooms in Manhattan are.
5

The Pierre

Fifth Avenue at 61st Street, New York City, NY 10021
4
An Upper East Side institution which just oozes old money. The place is steeped in Manhattan ... read more
history: despite a lavish opening and being the talk of the town in 1930, the Great Depression eventually took its toll on the original owner three years later. In 1938 John Paul Getty bought the place and in the 1950s the place was at the cutting edge of technology by being the first Manhattan hotel to install TVs and radios in all guest rooms. Subsequently it's passed through the hands of (now defunct) English hoteliers Turst House Forte, Four Seasons and is currently managed by Indian hotliers the Taj Group. This is where Salvador Dali used to reside when visiting New York and it's not hard to see why: the place has more of the feel of a private members' club than a major hotel. And one lesser known fact about the place: among the long list of special services offered to its well-heeled guests, the Pierre has a special package for those recovering from cosmetic surgery procedures: a car service and escort to and from the surgery, a specially-designed menu aimed at promoting healing, in-room spa treatments and a house doctor on standby 24-hours-a-day. All, naturally, very discrete.
6

New York Marriott Marquis

1535 Broadway, at 45th Street, New York City, NY 10036
4
One of thee most outstanding hotels on Broadway! The two best attributes of the Marriott Marquis are ... read more
the awesome view of the vibrant lights in Time Square and the rotating restaurant on the top of the hotel.
7

The Maritime Hotel

363 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
4
YES! I love this place! Great building, cool rooms, and excellent entertainment in the area!
8

Empire Hotel

44 West 63rd St., New York, NY 10023
4
Love staying here. Beds are luxurious, drinks in the lobby are fun. Easy walking to upper west side ... read more
dinner and drinks. Location gives the place more of a residential versus visitor feel to a NYC trip.
9

The NoMad Hotel

1170 Broadway, New York, NY, United States
4.5
A great new hotel in an unlikely location, the Nomad is definitely a current hot spot and the ... read more
restaurant is home to the city's most popular roast chicken. I am giving four stars instead of five because my husband and I both found the famous chicken to be wildly salty and I found my cocktail to be undrinkable, but having said that, I am a fan of the Nomad's decor and laid-back chic attitude and I'll definitely be back.
10

Conrad New York

102 North End Avenue, Manhattan, NY, United States
4.5
Conveniently located next to the Battery Park waterfront, the Conrad Hilton is a sleek new hotel ... read more
with an impressive modern lobby furnished with mid-century modern-style furniture. What stands out however is the unbelievable artwork: a series of huge angular steel tubes - Monica Ponce de Leon's sculpture 'Veils' - dramatically dangling from the skylit ceiling and Sol LeWitt's painting 'Loopy Doopy Blue and Purple 1999' - an outstanding 13 stories high piece adorned with theatrical lighting. It's especially pleasant given not to many people know about it, and also due to its movie theatre on a different level.
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The St. Regis Hotel, New York

Two East 55th Street, at Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
4.5
Where the very first bloody mary was created (in the old king cole bar) as the legend goes, St. ... read more
Regis NYC IS legendary in its own rite. Walking inside is stepping into a time tunnel and be transported into the heyday of when money could buy what isn't possible today. When steel magnates, oil barons, financiers ran the world! This St. Regis is the most special one in the world because of its originality, its history, and its bloody mary.
12

The Pod Hotel - E 51st Street

230 E 51st St., New York City, NY 10022
4
Best place if you're looking for an affordable yet trendy hotel in the centre of Manhattan! Small ... read more
rooms of course, but if you just want to sleep in a convenient location, you won't find a better option.
13

Dream Downtown Hotel

355 West 16th St., New York City, NY 10011
4.5
Whether you are looking for a great hotel for your family or just a place to wine and dine, the ... read more
Dream Hotel is rapidly causing a stir and becoming a well known hot spot. It is a luxury hotel located in Midtown Manhattan that turns fantasies into reality. There are various restaurants, lounges and bars located within the hotel in various settings that are sure to make your trip memorable.
14

Trump International Hotel and Tower

1 Central Park West, New York City, NY 10023
4
I ended up here because it was freezing, so I needed to thaw for a bit and I noticed that the ... read more
entrance said it was open to the public. Hey, why not? There's a Starbucks, so there's a good number of people here. The escalators will take you up to certain floors...There's public "gardens" that offer an OK view of the street below. It wasn't really a view of NYC, just the street below. The fountain was interesting...water cascading down what seems like a vertical wall...
15

Soho Grand Hotel

310 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013
4
The interior of this hotel is stunning and the design is absolutely sumptuous. The rooms themselves ... read more
are quite small (the usual for NYC), but are well decorated and come with some unexpected touches (like the toys in the Mini bar). This hotel is clearly designed for stylish couples and the location likewise is prime for dining and exploring lovely Soho.
16

The Westin New York at Times Square

270 West 43rd Street, at 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10036
4
Great place to stay in New York. Excellent location - in the Theater district, but a nice long block ... read more
away from the madness at Times Square. Easy access to subways and taxis.
17

W New York - Times Square

1567 Broadway at 47th Street, New York, NY 10036
4.5
W Hotel at the Times Square is a trendy and fun place – the waterfall wall that you see before you ... read more
even get to the hotel lobby is a prelude of what you are about to experience. The lobby bar area is a great place to get together with your friends even if you are not staying at the hotel, though it could get crowded. I like the openness and modern design of the common areas. Your room will have a modern and slick design as well, hopefully it will feature a great view (if you are on a high enough floor) and more likely a bathroom with an open shower. And of course, it has a luxurious feather bed – you don’t want to get out of it in the morning even if it’s almost noon! I really like staying here during our weekend trips to New York. The hotel is centrally located to main attractions – right at the Times Square and the Theater District, in walking distance from Central Park, Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue, MOMA.
18

The Standard, High Line

848 Washington Street, at West 13th Street, New York, NY 10014
4.5
The Standard is awesome...super cool building, and chic rooms. I thought the rooms were comfortable. ... read more
19

Hostelling International - New York

891 Amsterdam Ave., New York City, NY 10025
4
HI-NY is a backpacker's paradise. It's a very social and fun place. You never run out of things to ... read more
do here. You can chill out in the hostel's many common rooms, which are huge, full of interesting used books from past travelers, and decorated with bright colors and comfy couches. You can watch TV and play video games on the large film projector in the basement. You can play pool in the lounge while you wait for a cocktail from the in-house café. The hostel does a good job of getting guests to interact with each other. There's a welcome party every Monday and Thursday night, and there's always some sort of event going on every day (e.g. walking tour, pub crawl, comedy show, etc). The dorm rooms are spacious but basic—they all contain bunk beds, with mattresses that aren't too soft (but at least they're not rock-hard, right?) and sterile white linens. But as with most hostels, treat your room as a place to crash. At a place like this—and a city like New York—your time is better spent mingling in the hostel's common rooms or exploring the city with your newly made backpacker friends. This is probably the best deal in NYC. It starts as low as $44 a night—and if you sign up for a Hostelling International membership ($28 for one year), you get one free night. Now that's good value.
20

Ace Hotel NYC

20 West 29th Street, at Broadway, New York, NY 10001
4.5
I did my fair share of couch surfing and curling up on an air mattress on the living room floor in ... read more
my 20's while in New York, but as a 30-year-old (!!!), it's all Ace Hotel all the time for me. When I'm just in town for an afternoon, I still end up here, working from the lobby while I kick back Stumptown coffee. I've held dozens of business meetings and meet-ups in the Ace lobby, and met some of the most interesting folks in town. Everyone at the Ace is there plugging away at their start-up or blog, and what's more, they're actually down to tell you about it at the shared tables.