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Top Hotels in New York City

6 Columbus Hotel

Like its sister property, 60 Thompson, the self-referential 6 Columbus provides cushy beds to ... more

6 Columbus Circle
New York City , NY
Tags: moderate | great value | trendy
60 LES Hotel

Another addition to the 60 LES portfolio of boutique properties, this designer outpost sparked a ... more

190 Allen St.
New York City , New York
Tags: luxury | spa | boutique hotel | trendy | designer
70 Park Avenue Hotel

Situated a few blocks from New York City’s iconic public library and Grand Central Station, ... more

70 Park Ave.
New York City , NY
Tags: luxury | yoga | expensive | spa | great location | newly renovated
Ace Hotel

Much has been made of how the Ace Hotel New York has transformed a distinctly unhip Manhattan ... more

20 W. 29th St.
New York City , New York
Tags: moderate | smart luxury winner | great value | trendy | hotel bar | jim's pick
Aloft New York Brooklyn

New York’s hippest borough now has plenty of hotels to match its buzzyvibe, but until ... more

216 Duffield St.
Brooklyn , NY
Tags: moderate | trendy
Andaz Fifth Avenue

The second Andaz hotel to debut in New York after the Andaz Wall Street, the Fifth Avenue ... more

485 5th Ave.
New York City , NY
877-875-5036; 212-601-1234
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | great location
Andaz Wall Street

David Rockwell incorporates very subtle hints of the banking business (theAndaz Wall Street is ... more

75 Wall St.
New York City , NY
877-875-5036; 212-590-1234
Tags: business | moderate | design
Bowery Hotel

With the opening of their Bowery Hotel in early 2007, Eric Goode and SeanMacPherson (of Maritime ... more

335 Bowery
New York City , NY
Tags: luxury | expensive | trendy
Chelsea Lodge

This B&B-style, three-story brick town house on a pleasant street offEighth Avenue has 26 ... more

318 W. 20th St.
New York City , NY
800-373-1116; 212-243-4499
Tags: budget | great value | great location
Comfort Inn Midtown

For a no-frills budget property, this well-located, 79-room hotel has somedecent amenities, with ... more

129 W. 46th St.
New York City , NY
800-517-8364; 212-221-2600
Tags: budget | great location
Cosmopolitan Hotel

Hiding behind a nondescript awning in TriBeCa is a relatively inexpensiveManhattan find ... more

95 W. Broadway
New York City , NY
888-895-9400; 212-566-1900
Tags: moderate | historic
Distrikt Hotel

Opened February 2010, Distrikt Hotel goes for a boutique feel with a New Yorktheme. The city is ... more

342 W. 40th St.
New York City , NY
888-444-5610; 212-706-6100
Tags: moderate | great value | design | views | trendy
Duane Street Hotel

In January 2008, the Duane Street Hotel moved into TriBeCa, and with a nod tothe local ... more

130 Duane St.
New York , NY
Tags: moderate | boutique hotel | design | great location
Element New York Times Square West

The eco-wise concept behind Element Hotels is another Starwood trailblazer andthis Midtown West ... more

311 W. 39th St.
New York City , NY
Tags: moderate | views | extended stay
Empire Hotel

This Upper West Side mainstay opened in the 1890s, so it’s not exactly new. But with a ... more

44 W. 63rd St.
New York City , NY
Tags: luxury | swimming pool | trendy | rooftop lounge | landmark

A recent addition to the Kimpton Collection (opened May 2010) Eventi boasts 292rooms and suites ... more

851 Avenue of the Americas
New York City , NY
866-996-8396; 212-564-4567
Tags: luxury | expensive | spa | eco-friendly | art
Four Seasons New York

Rising 52 stories behind a sleek French limestone facade in Midtown Manhattan, around the corner ... more

57 E. 57th St.
New York City , NY
800-819-5053; 212-758-5700
Tags: luxury | family | expensive | smart splurge | smart luxury winner | art
Gansevoort Park Avenue

Like its sister property in the Meatpacking District, the latest Gansevoort(opened August 2010) ... more

420 Park Ave.
New York City , NY
212-317-2900; 877-830-9889
Tags: luxury | expensive | spa | swimming pool | trendy | rooftop lounge
Gild Hall

The Financial District's first boutique hotel, Gild Hall, like its sister properties in the ... more

15 Gold St.
New York City , NY
800-268-0700; 212-232-7700
Tags: luxury | boutique hotel | design
Gramercy Park Hotel

Boutique hotel kingpin Ian Schrager is the mastermind behind the 185-roomGramercy Park Hotel, ... more

2 Lexington Ave.
New York City , NY
866-784-1300; 212-920-3300
Tags: luxury | expensive | design | trendy
Greenwich Hotel

Robert De Niro launched his 88-room destination in his beloved TriBeCa in April 2008 with little ... more

377 Greenwich St.
New York City , NY
Tags: luxury | expensive | editor pick | spa | swimming pool
Herald Square Hotel

Golden cherubim welcome guests to this historic property (dating from 1883),which heralds the ... more

19 W. 31st St.
New York City , NY
800-727-1888; 212-279-4017
Tags: historic | great value | great location
Hilton New York Fashion District

From its rooftop lounge and the free Crumbs cupcake at check-in to the list of weekly sample ... more

152 W. 26th St.
New York City , NY
Tags: luxury | expensive | trendy | rooftop lounge
Hotel Grace

Popular with New Yorkers looking to make a splash at one of the city’s only indoor pool ... more

125 W. 45th St.
New York City , NY
Tags: moderate | boutique hotel | swimming pool
Hotel Le Bleu

Opened in 2007, this eight-story stainless steel and glass tower rises tenselyover an ... more

370 4th Ave.
Brooklyn , NY
Tags: luxury | expensive | boutique hotel | trendy
Hotel Le Jolie

Though just one subway stop from Manhattan on the L train and a 10-minute walkfrom Bedford ... more

235 Meeker Ave.
Brooklyn , NY
Tags: moderate | boutique hotel
Hotel Marcel

This well-located, 135-room boutique hotel offers luxury amenities and a trendyatmosphere at a ... more

201 E. 24th St
New York City , NY
800-555-7555; 212-696-3800
Tags: moderate | editor pick | great value | trendy
Hotel Metro

Originally opened in 1901 and set just a block from the Empire State Building and Macy’s, ... more

45 W. 35 St.
New York City , NY
800-356-3870; 212-947-2500
Tags: moderate | historic | gardens
Hyatt 48 Lex

In an area where most hotels offer a soulless in-and-out experience forbusiness folk, Hyatt 48 ... more

517 Lexington Ave.
New York City , NY
Tags: luxury | business | expensive | new
Ink 48

Making an indelible mark as Hell's Kitchen first downright upscale property, Ink48 by Kimpton ... more

653 11th Ave.
New York City , NY
Tags: luxury | biking | yoga | expensive | spa | boutique hotel | rooftop lounge
InterContinental New York Times Square

Opened July 2010, this 36-story, 607-room hotel is one of the largest built inNew York in the ... more

300 W. 44th St.
New York City , NY
888-424-6835; 212-803-4500
Tags: luxury | expensive | notable chef | views | eco-friendly
Larchmont Hotel

Located on a leafy Village side street, the Larchmont occupies a quaintbrownstone literally feet ... more

27 W. 11th St.
New York City , NY
Tags: budget | great location
Library Hotel

You'll want nothing more than to curl up with a book at this cozy yetcontemporary boutique, ... more

299 Madison Ave.
New York City , New York
877-793-7323; 212-983-4500
Tags: moderate | boutique hotel | great value | great location | unusual | jim's pick
Mandarin Oriental New York

With floor-to-ceiling windows in every guestroom that overlook Central Park tothe east or the ... more

80 Columbus Circle
New York City , NY
866-801-8880; 212-805-8800
Tags: luxury | business | expensive | spa | swimming pool | celebrity hangout | jim's pick
Mansfield Hotel

Designed by architect James Remnick (St. Patrick's Cathedral) in high BeauxArts style and first ... more

12 W. 44th St.
New York City , NY
800-255-5167; 212-277-8700
Tags: moderate | great value | landmark | jim's pick
NU Hotel

No longer is Manhattan the only place where movers and shakers bed down in New York. Haven't you ... more

85 Smith St.
Brooklyn , NY
Tags: biking | moderate | boutique hotel | trendy | designer
Roosevelt Hotel

This nearly 90-year-old Midtown landmark debuted rooftop bar, Mad 46, in summer2008. The slender ... more

45 E.45th St.
New York City , NY
888-833-3969; 212-661-9600
Tags: moderate | landmark
Soho Grand

This stylish, brick property touts 363 units decorated in cool, cerebral shapesand neutral earth ... more

310 W. Broadway
New York City , NY
800-965-3000; 212-965-3000
Tags: luxury | expensive | smart splurge | trendy
The Carlton Hotel

A far cry from Midtown Manhattan’s faceless big-brand hotels, the Carlton offers a homey bit of ... more

88 Madison Avenue
New York , New York
Tags: moderate | smart splurge | hotel restaurant
The Chatwal

Formerly the home of the Lambs Club theatrical society, the 83-room Chatwal(opened August 2010) ... more

130 W. 44th St.
New York City , NY
800-524-2792; 212-764-6200
Tags: luxury | expensive | spa | historic | swimming pool
The James New York

With a prime SoHo address, the James (opened September 2010) promises a bound-to-be-a-hot-spot ... more

27 Grand St.
New York City , NY
212-465-2000; 888-526-3778
Tags: luxury | family | expensive | swimming pool | rooftop lounge
The Jane

Built in 1908 as a refuge for sea-weary sailors, the restored Jane Hotel, a red-brick ... more

113 Jane St.
New York City , NY
Tags: biking | moderate | trendy | cafe
The London NYC Hotel

Subdued without being overly minimalist (per famed design firm David CollinsStudio) and ... more

151 W. 54th St.
New York City , NY
866-690-2029; 212-468-8856
Tags: luxury | expensive | smart splurge | smart luxury winner | jim's pick
The MAve

The New York-meets-Miami vibe of this moderately-priced boutique (opened in July 2009) is ... more

62 Madison Ave.
New York City , NY
Tags: moderate | trendy
The Pod Hotel New York

The chintzy former Pickwick Arms has been painted over and transformed into a choice stay for ... more

230 E 51st St
New York City , NY
800-742-5945; 212-355-0300
Tags: budget | trendy | bar | cafe
The Standard

New York already has a dazzling bevy of hotels and big, exciting openings ofall sorts happen ... more

848 Washington St.
New York City , NY
877-550-4646; 212-645-4646
Tags: moderate | smart splurge | smart luxury winner | trendy
The Standard East Village

The Standard East Village, a 21-story white glass and aluminum tower that swells above the East ... more

25 Cooper Square
New York City , NY
888-251-7979; 212-475-5700
Tags: luxury | expensive | boutique hotel | design
The Surrey

A $60 million renovation in 2009 remade The Surrey from top to bottom. The hotel emphasizes ... more

20 E. 76th St.
New York City , NY
888-419-0052 or 1-212-905-1477
Tags: luxury | expensive | spa | trendy | hotel restaurant | hotel bar
Trump SoHo

The Donald moved downtown in April 2010, with the arrival of the Trump SoHo Hotel. The ... more

246 Spring St.
New York City , NY
877-828-7080; 212-842-5500
Tags: luxury | family | expensive | spa | swimming pool | eco-friendly
W New York Downtown

See firsthand the “new downtown” in the making: The W is amongseveral recent ... more

123 Washington St.
New York City , NY
888-625-4988; 646-826-8600
Tags: luxury | views | hotel restaurant | hotel bar | bar menu

Covering a full city block, this East Midtown dame swept onto the New Yorkscene in 1931 and has ... more

301 Park Ave.
New York City , NY
800-924-3673; 212-355-3000
Tags: luxury | expensive | spa | historic
Washington Square Hotel

Yes, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez once lived here, and its 150 smallish rooms are comfortable, but ... more

103 Waverly Place
New York City , NY
800-222-0418; 212-777-9515
Tags: moderate | great value | great location | lounge

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