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Hotels in New York City

Catch some Zzz's in the city that sometimes sleeps.

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Blaring horns, throngs of people — the hustle and bustle of New York City can overwhelm even the most seasoned traveler. Whether you’re looking for a luxe escape or simple place to rest your head, consider proximity to stops on your sightseeing itinerary before booking.

Best cheap hotels in NYC

While New York City is known for its premium prices, it’s still possible to book a clean room without going broke.

Comfort Inn Times Square West

Comfort Inn Times Square West

Families will appreciate free breakfast and easy proximity to Madison Square Garden and Rockefeller Center — plus 24-hour hot coffee for parental pick-me-ups. Walking distance to Broadway, Central Park and other midtown destinations.

  • Rating: 2-star
  • Price: From $156
  • Key amenities: Free breakfast, multilingual staff, wheelchair access
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Pod 39

Pod 39

This pet-friendly spot is right next to Grand Central Terminal and five major subway stops. Grab grub at Salvation Taco on the first floor, then head up to your pod — quarters are tight.

  • Rating: 3-star
  • Price: From $89
  • Key amenities: Restaurant, bar, gym, ping pong table
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Hotel 31

Hotel 31

This budget hotel is known for delivering maximum bang for each buck, and has an excellent housekeeping staff. Get easy access to Times Square, Madison Square Garden, and shopping hot spots like H&M.

  • Rating: 2-star
  • Price: From $101
  • Key amenities: Free Wi-Fi, A/C
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Aloft Manhattan Downtown

Aloft Manhattan Downtown

Located in the Financial District, this Marriott-owned hotel is close to the New York Stock Exchange, Chinatown, Tribeca and Soho. Best for the trendy traveler willing to pay a little more for the rooftop bar and ReMix lounge.

Check out the Harlem Aloft location uptown right next to the Apollo Theater.

  • Rating: 3-star
  • Price: From $189
  • Key amenities: Fitness center, rooftop bar, 24/7 cafe, lounge
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Best luxury hotels in NYC

From celebrated icons like The Plaza Hotel to hip boutique hotels, find an upscale spot for the ultimate city-chic experience.

The Plaza Hotel in NYC

The Plaza Hotel

Since 1907, the Plaza has hosted dignitaries, celebrities and the uber-rich. It’s a landmark in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s and even has a room dedicated to children’s book heroine Eloise, designed by Betsey Johnson.

Plus, you can’t beat the location. At Fifth Avenue and Central Park South, pop right over to the Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller Center and Central Park Zoo.

  • Rating: 5-star
  • Price: From $659 per night
  • Key amenities: Afternoon tea, three restaurants, two bars, in-room dining, a spa and salon
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The Greenwich Hotel

The Greenwich Hotel

A bohemian fusion of old-world romance and modern amenities — think silk Tibetan rugs and Bose Bluetooth speakers — the Greenwich hotel is a hotspot for celebrities and eclectics alike. (P.S.: It’s owned by Robert De Niro.)

  • Rating: 5-star
  • Price: From $675 per night
  • Key amenities: pool, gym and spa, Locanda Verde restaurant
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The Lowell Hotel

The Lowell Hotel

Ranked by Travel & Leisure as the #1 best hotel in the continental US, The Lowell is known for serene elegance on the Upper East Side.

  • Rating: 5-star
  • Price: From $512 per night
  • Key amenities: Afternoon tea, complimentary beverages upon arrival, fitness center and restaurant.
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Baccarat Hotel and Residences

Baccarat Hotel and Residences

Directly across the street from the MoMA, the Baccarat Hotel merges French grandeur with New York energy. The opulent hotel pays homage to its royal roots with Baccarat crystal fixtures throughout rooms and suites.

  • Rating: 5-star
  • Price: From $895
  • Key amenities: chauffeur service, spa, fitness center, Madison Baccarat Boutique, Gabriel Kreuther Restaurant
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Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

Travelers seeking luxury will love the refined sophistication of this classic landmark, situated at the south end of Central Park. Walk to Bergdorf Goodman for designer frocks or the Paris Theater for an international film at the city’s last-surviving single-screen cinema.

  • Rating: 5-star
  • Price: From $795
  • Key amenities: two lounges, a spa, babysitters available
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Best neighborhoods to stay in

One overarching rule applies in New York City: Make sure your hotel is near a subway stop. That said, it’s hard to go wrong when choosing a neighborhood. After all, New York is considered one of the safest big cities in the nation.

A tip for newbies: Map your itinerary first, then choose a hotel that’s close to your daily destinations.

First-time travelers might appreciate:

  • Midtown West. Hotels in Midtown West offer easy access to Times Square. You’ll also be near Madison Square Garden, Bryant Park, Penn Station and Javits Center.
  • Upper West Side. Families looking for a quieter home base may appreciate the Upper West Side’s tree-lined streets and family-friendly restaurants. It borders Central Park, and the American Museum of Natural History and Children’s Museum are both within walking distance.
  • Chelsea. Smack dab between Hell’s Kitchen and Greenwich Village lies Chelsea, a foodie’s paradise. It’s right next to the High Line, and just north of beloved Washington Square Park.

Bottom line.

The best New York City hotel for you should match your budget and ideal location. Before touching down, be sure to strategize your route around the Big Apple.

How did we choose these products?

We selected the hotels on our list by comparing star ratings, price ranges, key amenities and location. Price data was obtained January 2020 and is based on standard room rates. Keep in mind prices are subject to change and should be used only as a general guide.

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