An influx of extended-stay apartments has arrived in New York City -- and they’ve never looked this good. Larger than your average hotel room, they feature perks like a full kitchen with modern appliances, making it easy for a quick breakfast, to chill a bottle of wine, or stow away restaurant leftovers. Best of all? The cost isn’t that much higher than rates at traditional hotels. Here's a look at three such accommodations.
Q&A Residential Hotel
Tucked into the rapidly changing Financial District, this 132-suite hotel -- open since last November -- is conveniently located right across the street from a subway station serviced by the city's 2 and 3 trains. The smallest studio apartment is 500 square feet, and all accommodations have a fully equipped kitchen and separate living area. Tones of pewter grey, black, and off-white in the suites are calming but modern, while a 21,000-square-foot fitness center (with classes) is open to all guests at no cost. Other complimentary amenities include morning pastries and coffee, and WiFi. Groceries can be delivered to your room, too. Aussie company Black Fox Coffee recently opened a café on the ground floor, and a rooftop dining option will debut in 2017. Rates are from $191 per night in July and August.
Element New York Times Square West
Part of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts group, this property is close to Times Square and folds in a full breakfast, evening reception, and WiFi. Rooms range from deluxe kings and doubles to studios and one-bedroom suites, with kitchenettes or kitchens, a workstation, and a large bathroom; the color palette here is earthy, with shades of cream, brown, and light green. Want to put the kitchen appliances to good use? Order groceries from Max Delivery and your items will be brought to your room for free. For time outside of your room, check out the rooftop patio or borrow a bike from the front desk. Summer rates are from $187 per night.
At this Midtown standard, deluxe king rooms tout a kitchenette (with refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, and sink); suites (ranging from one to three bedrooms) feature full kitchens that also have a stove. Colorful throw pillows and abstract paintings make the accommodations feel eclectic and urban. On site, there's an espresso bar, salon, 24-hour fitness center, and Chef Marc Forgione's American Cut steakhouse. August weekend rates are from $232 for a deluxe king room.