A selection of the best luxury hotels in New York, USA. A selection by Laura Becker
The Whitby Hotel, situated in the heart of upper midtown Manhattan, 483 metres from Central Park, is a stylish and unique hotel with superb interior design. With complimentary WiFi, each room offers floor to ceiling windows, some with private terraces and views of the Manhattan skyline. Interiors have been designed by Kit Kemp, and guests can enjoy The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, Orangery, book-lined drawing room, and a fully-equipped gym. The Museum of Modern Art is just 483 metres away, while Rockefeller Centre and St. Patrick’s Cathedral are 805 metres away. Shops such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman are a short distance away, and the area has many restaurants to explore.
Rooms: 86 Stars: 5
Casa Cipriani New York, a luxury hotel opened in November 2020, is located in New York. It boasts a fitness centre, shared lounge, terrace, bar and free WiFi. Rooms come with a minibar, desk and TV, some with balconies. The 5-star hotel features a restaurant serving American, Italian and Seafood cuisine, with vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free options. The 24-hour front desk offers room service. Situated 1.3 km from National September 11 Memorial & Museum and 1.5 km from One World Trade Center, the hotel is a non-smoking property located 18 km from LaGuardia Airport. Brooklyn Bridge is 2.9 km away.
Rooms: 47 Stars: 5
Experience the best of New York luxury at The Wallace Hotel. With cozy rooms, great value and a June 2021 opening, this 5-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service and free WiFi. All rooms come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Located 1.1 km from Strawberry Fields and 1.2 km from Lincoln Center, The Wallace Hotel is also just a short distance from Central Park (1.9 km) and Carnegie Hall (2 km). LaGuardia Airport is 13 km away.
Rooms: 124 Stars: 5
Experience the romantic atmosphere of Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection, conveniently located in the Theater District of Manhattan, near Times Square. Relax in the cozy accommodations, complete with flat-screen cable TV, DVD player, and iPod dock. Feel pampered with a luxurious bathrobe and slippers in the en suite bathroom. Start your day with a delicious continental breakfast, featuring yogurt, cold cereal, pastries, and boiled eggs. Free Wi-Fi and 24-hour access to refreshments are also provided. End your day with Italian cuisine at Tony’s di Napoli Restaurant. Explore the area with ease, as Bryant Park and Rockefeller Center are within 7 minutes’ walk.
Rooms: 45 Stars: 4
Experience modern luxury at its finest at the Times Square EDITION. Here, you can revel in 452 guest rooms with flat-screen TVs and private bathrooms, as well as upgraded amenities such as private balconies, additional living space and views of Times Square. Enjoy room service, concierge services, dry-cleaning and six unique dining experiences developed by Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser. With a fitness centre and rooftop bar, you can also take in the views of the vibrant city. Located near Times Square, Restaurant Row and only 13 km from LaGuardia Airport, this is one of the best luxury hotels in New York.
Rooms: 441 Stars: 5
Tucked away on a cobbled street in the SoHo district, the Crosby Street Hotel offers a captivating interior design with a sophisticated atmosphere. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s 24-hour gym, plush drawing room with a fireplace, and a private theater which shows films every Sunday. Each modern room features high ceilings, full-length windows, flat-screen cable TV, DVD player, and iPod docking station. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. To add to the experience, the Crosby Bar and Terrace serves gourmet items such as breakfast, brunch, and a daily afternoon tea with pastries and sandwiches. For added convenience, the hotel is just a stone’s throw away from the Museum of Modern Art Design and one block from the Spring Street subway station. Experience the elegance and charm of the Crosby Street Hotel.
Rooms: 86 Stars: 5
This magnificent hotel is situated in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and provides stunning views of the city’s skyscrapers and bridges. Each guestroom is equipped with complimentary WiFi, hardwood floors, handmade silk rugs and Moroccan lamps, as well as a minibar with local products. The bathroom is decorated with marble mosaics, a deep soaking bathtub and a brass rain shower. The Ludlow Hotel boasts a 24-hour front desk and a trellis-covered garden, a lobby bar and lounge, and a 24-hour fitness centre. Parking is available nearby. The hotel is close to the New Museum, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and the 2nd Avenue Station, which offers convenient access to Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Rooms: 184 Stars: 4
Where luxury meets style and great views make it all the more special. Opened June 2021, Pendry Manhattan West is the newest addition to the city’s vibrant landscape, offering an unparalleled experience of modern luxury. Relax in stylishly appointed accommodations, savor the locally-inspired cuisine at our signature restaurants, and enjoy the best of the city with our attentive service and celebrated amenities. It’s a new side of the city, and we invite you to explore it with us.
Rooms: 164 Stars: 5
From its central location in Midtown Manhattan, The Sherry Netherland offers a luxurious and historic experience. Steps away from Central Park’s main entrance and Grand Army Plaza, this hotel provides great value with on-site dining, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary soft drinks and water in each of its elegantly designed rooms. Keurig coffee machines, flat-screen TVs, and iPod docking stations come equipped for guests’ convenience. The hotel also features a gym with floor-to-ceiling mirrors, concierge and ticket services, and Belgian chocolates and a bouquet of flowers upon arrival. Just 10 minutes away, guests can explore Rockefeller Center and the Museum of Modern Art. Enjoy a classic New York experience at The Sherry Netherland.
Rooms: 50 Stars: 5
Equinox Hotels is a luxury hotel that opened in May 2019, providing cozy and soundproofed rooms with blackout blinds and integrated technology. Located in Hudson Yards, New York City, it’s just 1.93 km from Times Square and convenient to all major airports. Guests can explore the neighborhood’s 100 shops, culinary experiences, public art, and cultural institutions. The knowledgeable staff are always ready to help guests discover the best of the city. Equinox Hotels was designed for those who work hard and want a place to rest, regenerate, and explore. Come experience the perfect place to rest and play.
Rooms: 212 Stars: 5
Best areas to find hotels in New York, USA
1. Midtown Manhattan: Midtown Manhattan is one of the most popular areas to stay in New York City, and it’s easy to see why. Home to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including Times Square, the Empire State Building, Broadway theaters, and Rockefeller Center, Midtown Manhattan offers a wealth of activities for visitors. Accommodations range from budget-friendly hotels to luxurious five-star properties, making it a great place to find a hotel for any budget.
2. Lower Manhattan: Lower Manhattan, also known as Downtown Manhattan, is the perfect place to stay for visitors who want to be close to all the action. This area is home to world-famous attractions like the Statue of Liberty, the 9/11 Memorial, and the Financial District. From budget-friendly motels to chic boutique hotels, there’s something for everyone in Lower Manhattan.
3. Brooklyn: Brooklyn is the perfect place to stay for visitors who want to explore New York City’s many neighborhoods. From the hipster-friendly Williamsburg to the family-friendly Park Slope, Brooklyn has something for everyone. Accommodations range from budget-friendly hotels to luxurious five-star properties, making it a great place to find a hotel for any budget.
4. Harlem: Harlem is a great place to stay for visitors who want to explore the city’s African-American heritage. This vibrant neighborhood is home to world-famous attractions like the Apollo Theater, the Studio Museum of Harlem, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Accommodations range from budget-friendly motels to chic boutique hotels, making it a great place to find a hotel for any budget.
5. The Bronx: The Bronx is a great place to stay for visitors who want to explore the city’s vibrant Latin culture. This area is home to world-famous attractions like the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Accommodations range from budget-friendly motels to chic boutique hotels, making it a great place to find a hotel for any budget.
No matter which area of New York City you choose to stay in, you’ll be sure to find a hotel that meets your needs and budget. From budget-friendly motels to luxurious five-star properties, New York City has something for everyone.