The Big Apple is one of the top tourist destinations in the world – and for good reason. Not only are there countless things to do and see in New York City, but it is a place that is so full of history and culture that you will find no end of attractions to visit and activities to do.
That being said, the sheer size and scope of New York City is such that choosing the right accommodations for yourself is essential. Simply booking your hotel based on what prices are cheapest isn’t a strategy that is going to pay off for you. Rather, you need to base the hotel you stay at on the attractions that you want to see. It is also worth checking out how close your hotel is to public transportation.
You might find it difficult to comb through all of the quality hotels that NY has to offer, even after narrowing it down to the specific area that you want to stay in. This is because there are simply so many hotels in New York to choose from.
If you are currently planning your next trip to the Big Apple, here are six of the top hotels in some of the most popular areas of the city to choose from. With the right selection, you can end up with a quality hotel for your stay that is in the right location and that comes in at the right price.
A conveniently located hotel
If you are looking for a hotel that is perfectly situated by Grand Central Station, then the Westgate New York Grand Central is the hotel for you. The rooms are designed with comfort and luxury in mind, and the views of the city from your window or balcony will have you feeling the energy of New York.
The main benefit of staying at a hotel near Grand Central is that is that you are mere steps away from Grand Central Station, a must-see for any tourist to New York. It is also a functioning station so regardless of what main attractions are on your itinerary, chances are you are going to be able to access them from this location. There is even a bit of green space to enjoy nearby at Murray Hill when you need a bit of a break from the concrete and buildings of the city.
The Westgate has been renovated for maximum comfort and is the perfect place for you to relax in after your days of touring the city. Comfortable beds and plenty of space to walk about in your room will help you to unwind and regroup after your busy days of playing the tourist.
An impressively decorated Midtown hotel
If you are looking for an affordable stay a bit closer to the Hudson, then have a look at the Arlo Midtown. You will be located conveniently close to Times Square as well as Hudson Yards. The Garment District is just a stone’s throw away as well. You will be able to access public transportation with ease so that you can tick all of your New York City sightseeing boxes throughout the course of your stay.
The Arlo Midtown’s décor seems to be the perfect melding of contemporary design elements and those of nature. With plenty of greenery incorporated into the aesthetic, this hotel is a little oasis in the midst of the concrete jungle that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on your events of the day. That being said, you will still be able to enjoy that contemporary and modern feel that you expect from your stay in a New York City hotel.
Whether you are in town for business or pleasure, the Arlo Midtown is an ideal place to stay.
Ideally located pet-friendly hotel
Anyone hoping to explore the big city with their best friend (man’s best friend, that is) can’t do much better than Motto by Hilton New York City Chelsea. There are specific pet friendly rooms so that you both will be comfortable and have a great time. As a member of the Hilton family, you know that this hotel has everything to offer in the way of comfort and style. Although the design isn’t anything overly flashy, it does incorporate what you would expect from a Hilton hotel. Furthermore, the location is hard to beat when it comes to attractions like the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park. This means that you and your pup will be able to head out on some lovely strolls as you take in the city together. While you are at it, you might as well check out some of the other dog-friendly activities that New York has to offer.
There is of course a great restaurant and bar at the hotel, if you want to start or end your evening (or day) at the hotel – but the location will give you the opportunity to try out New York night life.
A bit of resort living in central NY
Jimmy Buffet has done it again! Even though island living isn’t exactly what most New York City tourists are after for their trip to the big city, the combination of the easy, breezy décor with the hustle and bustle of the city marry perfectly when you choose to stay at the Margaritaville Resort Times Square.
The convenient Times Square location means that you are just a short stroll away from some of the most popular attractions that the city has to offer, and the hotel is complete with its own private tiki bar and a rooftop pool, which makes it the perfect place to stay in those warmer months of the year that typically make New York City a bit too hot to handle.
Bear in mind the fact that you won’t really be signing up for that stereotypical New York City luxury when you stay at this resort. There is a bit of whimsey in the air at Margaritaville, but the vibe will certainly have you kicking back and relaxing island style in no time. Perfect for relaxing after a hectic day seeing the sights in busy New York.
This hotel offers stunning city views
Anyone hoping to take in a show and get a taste of life on Manhattan’s Upper West Side should book their stay at the Arthouse Hotel New York City. Located just a few blocks away from Central Park, this hotel offers style, class and comfort for guests visiting the Big Apple.
The building itself is over a century old but has been renovated with vintage comfort in mind. Every detail that you would expect from classic New York City interior design is present, including exposed red brick walls and vintage fireplaces in the bars and lobby.
The rooms themselves aren’t massive but have been furnished in such a way that maximizes the space you are given. You never feel like the space is cramped and you can relax and rest easy in comfort and style. The proximity to Broadway and Central Park really sell this classic yet modern New York hotel.
An historic hotel with glitz and glamour
Another Manhattan gem that is worth checking out for your stay in New York City is the Warwick New York. This is a four-star stay that you won’t want to miss, especially if you are planning on attending a ritzy New York event while you are in town.
The hotel was constructed in 1926 and the architecture itself has been beautifully preserved and maintained. Walking up to the Warwick is like taking a step back in time, and the interior renovations have done nothing to detract from that vibe.
Even though the hotel is proud of its history, there is no skimping on style and modern comfort here. You will certainly be able to rest up after your days of sightseeing and playing the tourist around the city when you stay at the Warwick.
The location of the hotel is ideal for anyone looking to enjoy strolls in Central Park, a wander about the Museum of Modern Art, or any other of the attractions that Manhattan has to offer. There are also plenty of subway stops in walking distance for when you are ready to explore other parts of the city during your stay.