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There are hundreds of hotels in New York City with no shortage of places to stay. As with most major cities, location is everything when choosing a hotel.
With so much to see and do in New York City, you can have a great time wherever you stay. You might want to first check and see if there is an upcoming special event, game, or concert to influence your travel dates. And for the maximum New York City experience, a guided New York tour is the easy way to see top sights, like the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Empire State Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Whatever hotel you choose, you’ll have an unforgettable stay in the city that never sleeps. For the best rates, particularly during New York City’s busy times and holidays, book early. Here’s a short list of great hotels with superb locations:
The all-suite London NYC Hotel was designated one of the “Best Hotels of 2015” by U.S. News & World Report and caters to the sophisticated traveler. With rates from $249, its midtown location is close to Central Park, shopping, decadent dining, and vibrant nightlife.
Sanctuary Hotel New York is a 111-room luxury boutique hotel located right in the Theatre District and is a 5-minute walk from Radio City Music Hall. Rates start at $199 and include free Wi-Fi throughout the building and free daily breakfast.
The Pearl Hotel blends luxury, value, and the ultimate location in New York City’s Times Square. The hotel features a well-equipped gym with an outdoor deck and offers ticket services for the nearby Theatre District. Each room provides cable TV and free Wi-Fi. Rates from $209.
Located in Union Square, Gramercy Park Hotel is a short walk from its namesake park, as are other famous city attractions. Each room is individually decorated with exceptional detail and unique decorations. Hotel artwork changes and features Andy Warhol among others. Babysitting and child care services are available, with rooms starting at $313.
Situated in SoHo, this edgy luxury hotel is close to museums, galleries, boutiques, and popular restaurants. The Soho Grand Hotel features an outdoor restaurant and all rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi and elegant room amenities. Rates from $199.
Nestled in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, this 113-room boutique hotel is a short walk from the New York University campus, Empire State Building, and Forbes Galleries. Wi-Fi, premium cable TV, daily newspapers, and bottled water are included with all rooms, with rates starting at $225.
The Smyth is located in Manhattan’s trendy Tribeca neighborhood and is close to One World Trade Center, The National September 11 Memorial, and Brooklyn Bridge. With rates from $206, this Thompson Hotel gem features in-room massages and is pet-friendly.
The Benjamin blends history with a residential feel. From The Benjamin, it’s a short walk to nearly everything, including Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station, and Fifth Avenue shopping. Each room includes a kitchenette and a 12-choice Pillow Menu. Rates from $206.
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