If you’re traveling to New York City, you’re certainly aware of the charm, history, and energy that this legendary city holds.
There are so many things to do in NYC: first of all, of course, soaking in the vibes of the city, to feel like Blair and Serena and govern the Upper East Side.
Then, you’ll have plenty of museums to visit, food to try, neighborhoods to explore, shopping and sightseeing to do, spectacles to attend, and so on and so on.
But to be able to do all that, you need to be well rested in between your exploration and during the entirety of your stay.
To get your beauty sleep and to preserve your energy for the NYC vibes, you’ll need a good place to stay.We thus present you with a selection of the best hotels in New York, from the most luxurious ones to more affordable but always iconic hotels!
Okay, we start with a hotel that symbolizes the emblematic New York experience. The Carlyle hotel is located on Madison Avenue in Manhattan (what else?) and is surrounded by museums, art galleries, and luxury shops, and also very close to Central Park. Yes, you are now Blair Waldorf.
The Carlyle opened in 1930 and has since been seen as an intense and iconic yet mysterious asset of the sparkling and nostalgic New York City. The Carlyle has a total of 192 rooms, which to be honest are not the cheapest in NYC. However, they are stunningly gorgeous and diverse, with many styles and suiting many tastes!
The Carlyle offers a famous bar, the Bemelmans Bar, famous for its cocktails, and a restaurant that pleases all the guests, including the celebrities wishing for a pleasant stay on the Upper East Side.
It also has a gym and a spa, so you can prioritize your well-being in between your adventures in the city.
ADDRESS: 35 E 76th St, New York City, New York 10021 United States
CONTACT: (212) 744-1600 and website
The St. Regis New York
Situated at the heart of the city of New York, St. Regis is praised for its excellent location: close by, you can find the NY Museum of Modern Art, the Rockefeller Center, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral…
St. Regis is an iconic NYC 5-star hotel, preferred by couples for a romantic and elegant getaway since 1904. It offers 171 rooms and 67 suites, three of them being themed based on luxury brands: Tiffany’s, Dior, and Bentley.
St. Regis is also known for its iconic and spectacular Roof Ballroom, which is one of NYC’s most famous wedding venues. The Astor Court is the hotel’s restaurant and is renowned in the neighborhood, along with its King Cole Bar.
Finally, you must know that St. Regis is a preferred stay for celebrities, but also a famous movie and series setup: among others, it has welcomed the filming of “The Devil Wears Prada”, as well as of “Gossip Girl”!
ADDRESS: Two East 55th Street at Fifth Avenue, Midtown East, New York, NY 10022, United States
CONTACT: (212) 753-4500 and website
Since 1930, the Pierre in New York City is considered a gem of the Upper East Side, praised for its discrete but beautiful elegance, its great location, and its attentive and friendly staff.
The Pierre has a selection of 189 luxury rooms and suites with views of the city center and Central Park. The different collective spaces of the Pierre are highly appreciated, for the amazing cocktails of the bar or the piano nights of the lounge. The spectacular rooms and the service give a royalty vibe that we all need at least once in a lifetime.
ADDRESS: 2 East 61st Street at 5th Ave, New York, NY 10065
CONTACT: 212-838-8000 and website
The Soho Grand Hotel
Located in the fancy neighborhood of Soho, and close to Little Italy, the Soho Grand Boutique Hotel is highly appreciated by couples and travelers coming to visit New York City.
All thanks to its pleasant atmosphere and away from the busyness of the Upper East Side.
Close to the Soho Grand Hotel is located several art galleries, fancy shops, and restaurants, as well as the metro takes you to all the places to visit in the city.
The hotel offers rooms with views of the city, a gym, as well as an outdoor restaurant called the Gilligans. The Club Room and the Grand Bar and Lounge offer several recipes for homemade cocktails.
ADDRESS: 310 West Broadway New York, NY 10013
CONTACT: (212) 965-3000 and website
The Sofitel New York
The Sofitel New York is a seven-minute walk from Times Square: you can hardly be more central. It is also close to the Rockefeller Center, the Broadway Theatres, the Radio City Music Hall, the Empire State Building, and Central Park, as well as metro stations.
The Sofitel New York is praised for its location and the excellent stay it offers, particularly for couples. You can get too many luxury shops to, once again, feel like you’re going to be spied on by the accomplices of Gossip Girl.
The Sofitel offers a French atmosphere, mostly in the 398 rooms’ decoration and accessories: huge bathrooms and windows, and bath products from luxury French brands. All this makes the Sofitel an oasis of quiet and peace in the center of NYC.
ADDRESS: 45 West 44th Street NY 10036 New York
CONTACT: 212 354 8844 and website
The Hoxton is a 4-star hotel located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It guarantees a romantic stay and is a perfect starting point to explore Brooklyn. It is close to many monuments and art galleries, marinas and docks, as well as restaurants offering a choice of worldwide cuisine.
The 175 rooms of the Hoxton offer a magnificent view of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The hotel has a restaurant, the K’Far, with delicious meals, pastries, and cocktails. It also has an Israeli grill, the Laser Wolf, on the roof, for an unforgettable experience.
The neighborhood concentrates all the artsy mindset in NYC: your stay at the Hoxton promises a very colorful experience!
ADDRESS: The Hoxton, Williamsburg, 97 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
CONTACT: +1 718 215 7100 and website
The Arlo NoMad Hotel
Located in Manhattan, the Arlo NoMad Hotel places you very close to the Empire State Building, Madison Square, and Herald Square. You can easily get to the metro as well, which is always something you should look for when booking your accommodation.
The Arlo NoMad Hotel is mostly known and praised for its bar and restaurant experience. Its rooftop bar, the Arlo Rooftop, offers a panoramic view of Manhattan; you can also enjoy Mediterranean cuisine at the restaurant Lamalo. The hotel has another bar, the BARlo, for a diversified experience.
Basically, the Arlo NoMad offers a different vision for your visit: you can choose between different kinds of stylish rooms, and enjoy a “skywalk” on the glass floor of the rooftop. This hotel makes you feel like you play a part in creating the dreamy vibes characterizing the Big Apple.
ADDRESS: 11 E 31st Street New York, NY 10016
CONTACT: 212.806.7000 and website
The Freehand Hotel New York
Located in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, The Freehand Hotel replaces the George Washington Hotel. This hotel location is renowned as being praised by artists and is on the list of the US National Register for Historic Places.
The Freehand Hotel will make you soak in history, but also in modern art: all rooms and common areas are decorated with artwork and murals created by students and alumni of Bard College. The Calico Bar and Georgia Room are inspired by the art of the famous painter Georgia O’Keeffe.
The restaurant named Comodo serves a menu inspired by Latin American cuisine; the rooftop bar, the Broken Shaker, offers unique cocktails with a view of the iconic NYC skyline.
ADDRESS: 23 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10010-3790
CONTACT: 212-475-1920 and website
The Ace Hotel New York
The Ace Hotel in Midtown Manhattan is located in a legendary area of the city: thus, it represents both the glorious past of New York City, but also its vibrant present and promising future.
Its rooms come in different sizes, but always with a very specific style, defined by the artwork, the old records, and the vintage furniture.
In terms of common areas, the Ace Hotel offers the intimate vibes of the lobby bar, or the tradition of the European cafés-inspired blend of French and Viennese gastronomy in the Koloman restaurant.
The Ace Hotel also supports very diverse arts: it hosts international artists in its gallery and during the music nights. You’ll for sure discover breathtaking performances that will enrich you!
ADDRESS: 20 W 29th St, New York, NY
CONTACT: (212) 679-2222 and website
Here: now you can choose from a selection of iconic hotels in New York City. All have vibes that participated in creating and maintaining the aura of legend around NYC. And, to be honest, this aura is a big part of the reason why we’re all so attracted to this city.
We know these hotels are not the most affordable: NYC itself is not cheap, so we understand why you might want to save money on accommodation. That’s why we also created for you a list of the best affordable accommodations in NYC!
If you choose another place to stay during your trip, you might still want to enjoy these hotels: you can book for one unforgettable night only, or simply experience their common areas such as art galleries, restaurants, bars, and rooftops!
If you visit one of these hotels, you can tell us all about your visit and also your experience in NYC, which you can book through the Trazler website.
Clear and accessible, it helps you book tickets all in one place for flights, accommodation, transport… We hope you have an iconic time in NYC and step in the shoes of Blair and Serena!